Fisherman’s Wharf Galveston Tour
It’s the first day of August, a hot summer day on the island and the perfect day to begin our weekly Galveston Island Tour. Come along and hop on board the Marry in Galveston Trolley. It’s time for our first stop!
As a family friendly outing, we decided to tour through the eyes of my eleven year old, a self proclaimed documentary style photographer. Galveston is a perfect destination for all age groups and my son eagerly took on the challenge of sharing his venture through pictures.
We headed towards Pier 21 on Harborside Drive. We decided to make today’s stop one of my most visited locations in the area, Fisherman’s Wharf at Pier 22. The boys loved the nautical appeal. Yes, that’s my head at the bottom of the picture. 😉
In the front foyer area, my photographer took amazement at the painstaking time it must have taken to alternate the direction of the brickwork throughout this entire area.
As boys that love fishing adventures with their father, I thought they’d be excited to see the giant bait suspended from the ceiling. Surprisingly, I had to encourage documenting this. One little boy thought it was a boring shot. I beg to differ!
They were more excited about seeing the fresh fish display. The boys told stories of what it would be like to catch this fish themselves.
We decided to sit outside on deck and enjoy the harbor’s view. The boys were amazed at the restoration process of the 1877 Barque Elissa.
We enjoyed refreshing glasses of pink lemonade…
Enjoyed to company of our feathered friends…
Watched the United States Coast Guard sail by…
…and ordered this delicious appetizer: Galveston Trio. The Galveston Trio has my favorite, crab queso with chips, shrimp kisses (which is Fisherman’s Wharf version of shrimp en brochette) and stuffed jalapenos. The jalapenos are stuffed with a seafood mixture, deep fried and are scrumptious dipped in ranch!
The boys ordered the kids cheeseburger, which was a generous portion size, even for my growing boys! I totally loved my entree, Fish Market Platter. It was beyond delicious and a perfectly portioned entree of two grilled crab cakes with a broiled skewer of shrimp and veggies on a bed of rice pilaf. You will not be disappointed. The taste difference of the fresh ingredients is a total winner!
On our way out, we scouted our future tour stop. We are just too stuffed to fit it into today. We’ll tour Starbucks on Harborside on a future Thursday.
Before we go, we must share a little tip. If you’re a frequent visitor of Landry’s Restaurants, you should consider becoming a Landry’s Select Club Member. Your membership comes with many rewards, including priority seating and rewards dollars. You can find the details here.
Thank you for touring with us! Did you enjoy your virtual Fisherman’s Wharf visit?