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Mosquito Cafe

Mosquito Cafe

American Restaurant$$$$
East End Historic District, Galveston
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  • Anna H.
    "The lemonade cake is to die for!"(3 Tips)
    Galveston.com
    "Love the Breakfast Bowl and the Mosquito Benedict!"(4 Tips)
    Galveston.com
    "Mosquito benedict with shrimp"(4 Tips)
    Lexi Soffer
    "Try the Napa Salad and Lemonade Dream Cake!"(2 Tips)
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  • Eric H.
    Eric HinmanApril 11, 2014
    Hands down, the best restaurant in Galveston. If you're with a large group, call ahead for a reservation so you're guaranteed a table to sit at after you order. Breakfast, lunch, + dinner all amazing!
  • Joel L.
    Joel LuksMarch 30, 2013
    Dessert shouldn't be an optional course here. Local favs are the lemonade dream cake (enough for 2), lemon bars, peach cobbler and cookies. Dogs are welcome in the patio, too.
  • Rachel B.
    Rachel BaldockJuly 25, 2013
    The specials are awesome! The quesadilla, turkey sandwich, and Caesar salad are all great choices. Also the desserts come from Patty Cakes which means you have to get something!!
  • Liz T.
    Liz TorresAugust 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Usually can't complain, love this place but ask for dressing on the side! Forgot to today & salad was drenched in dressing & made the lettuce very wilted. Fried goat cheese was also a little soggy.
  • Gulfscapes
    GulfscapesAugust 20, 2011
    Great omelets and sandwiches. Fresh seafood, too. Just opened a bakery next door called PattyCakes. Had great 1/2 price beer and wine on certain nights. Locally owned - lots of family history.
  • Myra F.
    Myra FearnDecember 18, 2012
    The shrimp taco is excellent! Plump and flavorful. You can't go wrong with any if the fresh sides, either. I can easily see why it's an island favorite!
  • Rene D.
    Rene DeverAugust 27, 2016
    The food was incredible...great fresh food and awesome combinations. Any of the salads would be the perfect choice. Pulled pork was great
  • Heath H.
    Heath HaynesAugust 4, 2013
    You can't go wrong here. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner are all great. Don't forget to check out Patty Cakes Bakery next door.
  • Melissa T.
    Melissa ThamesMay 24, 2015
    All the food is super fresh and scratch made. I had the breakfast bowl and I was light, fresh but hearty. I will be back.
  • Ernest H.
    Ernest HillMay 8, 2011
    Wow. Eggs benedict huge delicious rich, breakfast for two. Excellent, well prepared food, nice interior, perfect breakfast spot. Coffee above average, but nothing special
  • NICK S.
    NICK SAUMJune 29, 2012
    Almost Ruben sandwich with macaroni potato salad. $10. Very good but not really worth the price in terms of what you get (size etc)
  • Cory G.
    Cory GiovanellaAugust 29, 2010
    Great restaurant offering casual atmosphere, good service & great food. Leave room for dessert b/c they have a wonderful selection. The lemonade cake is delicious.
  • Eric M.
    Eric MejiaFebruary 15, 2013
    Ordered the Mosquito Cheeseburger and it's the most delicious burger I've had in a long time and the potatoe salad speechless...
  • Nick B.
    Nick BlishMay 18, 2012
    Nice cafe for lunch! St. Arnold's Lawn Mower on tap is good.... Pulled Pork tacos were good! Friendly staff!
  • Rachael G.
    Rachael GassApril 1, 2010
    Best.Food.Ever. Be sure to get dessert! The owners are bakers and are actually opening up a Bakery across the street! Ask for the Rennicks and tell them that I sent you! :) Read more
  • Mike M.
    Mike MAugust 15, 2016
    Best breakfast on the island, all the pastries are made in house. Highly Recommend
  • Craig T.
    Craig ThompsonOctober 14, 2016
    The Island Slammer with macaroni potato salad was delicious. A bit pricy but this place is great.
  • Jason F.
    Jason FryFebruary 29, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Mosquito is one of the top 5 restaurants in Galveston! Everything on the menu is excellent.
  • Sandra F.
    Sandra FoytSeptember 1, 2011
    Be prepared to box your meal, but don't miss the Warm Goat Cheese Salad with figs and pine nuts, nor the Lemonade Cake.
  • Frank
    FrankSeptember 18, 2016
    Super BBQ Pulled Pork und Tuna Sandwich. And a famous tripple chokolade cake.
  • Kevin N.
    Kevin N.July 21, 2013
    Looks really popular, they have a pitcher of water outside the front door for the line that wraps onto the sidewalk.
  • Breanne S.
    Breanne SAugust 7, 2011
    The salad with goat cheese, sun dried tomatoes, and figs was amazing! I want to eat it every day.
  • Lylac H.
    Lylac HellAugust 19, 2013
    It's good! But, they do have an odd policy of requiring an 18% tip for parties larger than 5. Not unheard of but this is not a sit down restaurant!! Wait in line. Walk up. That makes it an odd policy.
  • Cristina R.
    Cristina RojasAugust 9, 2014
    Brunch is amazing, as is everything else on the menu!! Try the meatloaf for example
  • Ariel E.
    Ariel ElizabethFebruary 11, 2013
    The veggie burger was a fail, but the lemon cake was a big win! They have a nice patio and they're super dog friendly.
  • Jim B.
    Jim BaileyApril 8
    The Shrimp 🍤 & Grits is the best.
  • Olga N.
    Olga NaminovaNovember 8, 2015
    Recommend pulled pork BBQ sandwich and apple pecan salad
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemMarch 7, 2015
    Try the Bacon, Green Onion, Potato, And Cheddar Scone - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Dawn B.
    Dawn BledsoeApril 14, 2012
    The burgers are delish, the salads are divine and they offer vegetarian food too!
  • Lexi Soffer
    Lexi SofferJuly 9, 2014
    Try the Napa Salad and Lemonade Dream Cake! They're Amaze Balls!!!
  • Ben B.
    Ben BaronSeptember 9, 2014
    Amazing and gigantic breakfasts. Get the Mosquito Benedict.
  • David B.
    David BlankenshipJune 28, 2015
    Great food, great service, Marci is one of the best servers around.
  • Charles L.
    Charles LuFebruary 2, 2012
    Get the flounder filet with the Thai noodles and potato salad. Delicious!!
  • Eric H.
    Eric HinmanApril 5, 2014
    Get the breakfast bowl - amazing!
  • NICK S.
    NICK SAUMJune 29, 2012
    Food is good but I always leave hungry. Portion sizes are a bit on the small size while prices are a bit higher than you would expect for what you get.
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SFebruary 17, 2013
    The pancakes are delicious! Dogs are welcome on the patio.
  • Jim C.
    Jim CordellDecember 2, 2011
    The menu offers something for everyone, from soups and simple salads, through more complex and pricey dishes. Atmosphere is casual and friendly.
  • Galveston.com
    Galveston.comDecember 2, 2011
    The menu offers something for everyone, from soups and simple salads, through more complex and pricey dishes. Atmosphere is casual and friendly.
  • Anna H.
    Anna HyattJune 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The lemonade cake is to die for! One of my favorite places on the island!!
  • Doyle W.
    Doyle WilliamsonJuly 2, 2010
    If you're traveling with a dog, sit on the patio for lunch or dinner. They'll take care of doggie as well.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LeeseAugust 23, 2014
    Painfully slow service. Decent food but not all the special. Lady next to us asked for lemon for her drink and server actually told her "you have to get that yourself" and pointed. Wtf? Won't be back
  • Mary H.
    Great food and atmosphere. Casual dining with a homey feel.
  • Dan M.
    Dan MathisenJune 5, 2012
    Come early for lunch to avoid all the clutches of septegenarian hens.
  • Galveston.com
    Galveston.comFebruary 23, 2012
    A local favorite is the Mosquito benedict with shrimp thrown in the mix.
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TynerMarch 16, 2013
    Great salmon and apple walnut salad for those paleo eaters!
  • Galveston.com
    Galveston.comFebruary 23, 2012
    Love the Breakfast Bowl and the Mosquito Benedict!
  • Michael E.
    Michael EarthmanMarch 13, 2015
    Try their tri-cheese Mac'n'cheese!
  • Amanda R.
    Amanda ReynadoMarch 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Best brunch/lunch and dinner place in town if you are looking for cozy cafe/bistro atmosphere.
  • Jeff L.
    Jeff LiwagApril 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The Asian Bowl, hands-down!
  • Taylor R.
    Taylor RussellJuly 15, 2011
    The apricot peach tea is Soo amazing!
  • Shelby
    ShelbyDecember 2, 2013
    Everything is good here. Everything.
  • Adam G.
    Adam GordonDecember 28, 2014
    Good food but crowded and crammed in a small place.
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemMarch 7, 2015
    Try the Mosquito Benedict - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Mike H.
    Mike HNovember 30, 2013
    The cheese grits are delicious.
  • Kelly Kay S.
    Kelly Kay SpurlockJuly 12, 2011
    Pretty much everything is good. Love this place!
  • Dani R.
    Dani RoseJune 2, 2012
    Great place to eat. Avoid the tourist traps and have a quality meal.
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemMarch 7, 2015
    Try the The Nancy Bet-C - (via @Foodspotting)
  • David B.
    David BlankenshipJune 28, 2015
    Great everything just pick one
  • Carole G.
    Carole GoodwinApril 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Two words - Peach Cobbler! OMG!
  • Tony d.
    Tony deleonSeptember 15, 2012
    Have the french toast, amazing!
  • Joy C.
    Joy CourtneyJanuary 7, 2016
    Great food! Awesome breakfast!
  • MaryKatherine G.
    MaryKatherine GallagherNovember 16, 2013
    Friendly service and good food.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BishopMay 2, 2013
    Veggie burger add green chiles!
  • Paul B.
    Paul BillyApril 26, 2013
    Breathtaking pulled pork sandwich.
  • Shawn S.
    Shawn SmithMay 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Veggie shroom is amaZing
  • Dan G.
    Dan GarfiasSeptember 2, 2011
    Dog friendly patio, good food
  • Jerry S.
    Jerry ScottJuly 13, 2016
    Breakfast bowl
  • Liz H.
    Liz HarrisJuly 7, 2012
    Great mimosas
  • .
    .September 2, 2011
    TURKEY DIVINITY. SO GOOD!
  • Tara R.
    Tara RacerDecember 17, 2010
    Great place - best Lemon Cake Ever!
  • Veken G.
    Veken GueyikianAugust 23, 2014
    Delicious.
  • Amma B.
    Amma BakerJuly 22, 2010
    Turkey divinity is the best sandwich ever!!!
  • Don F.
    Don FarrOctober 30, 2015
    They stop serving breakfast too soon :( moving on down the street
  • Kamal R.
    Kamal RamoutarJanuary 22, 2011
    Asian skewer, yummy!
  • Kelly F.
    Kelly FreemanNovember 13, 2011
    Cheese grits!!!!!
  • Priscilla B.
    Priscilla BulnesApril 14, 2016
    El mejor restaurante de todo Galveston!!
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