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The Spot

Burger Joint, American Restaurant, and Bar$$$$
Fort Crockett, Galveston
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  • The burgers at The Spot is a can't miss
  • Travis N.
    "The shrimp kiss are one of the best appetizers I've tasted."(8 Tips)
    eva
    "Shrimp Po boy to die for."(4 Tips)
    Renee H.
    "the spot burger is by far the best burger"(2 Tips)
    Rae
    "fried pickles come with a spicy ranch sauce"(6 Tips)
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  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkDecember 3, 2013
    The Spot is a Galveston staple. You can sit out on the deck and enjoy the sunshine all while getting everything from burgers to homemade shakes. I love that you can bring your dog and sit outside.
    Upvoted Nov 2, 2017
  • GalvestonSocial.com
    GalvestonSocial.comApril 25, 2012
    Love eating in the bar area, looking out over the water. Great atmosphere, we eat there at least 2 times a week. So it goes without saying, the food is great too! See you at The Spot.
    Upvoted Nov 2, 2017
  • Stan C.
    Stan ConleyApril 24, 2016
    Happy hour in general is great. Shrimp kisses, chicken nachos and fried calamari are very good happy hour appetizers. Wait staff is very good and always smiling. Thanks for that!
    Upvoted Nov 2, 2017
  • Jim C.
    Jim CordellDecember 2, 2011
    The Spot is a rarity, an establishment which consistently has good food even through changes of ownership. Go by car, by foot, by bike, skateboard, etc., but be sure to have a bite at The Spot.
    Upvoted Nov 2, 2017
  • Galveston.com
    Galveston.comDecember 2, 2011
    The Spot is a rarity, an establishment which consistently has good food even through changes of ownership. Go by car, by foot, by bike, skateboard, etc., but be sure to have a bite at The Spot.
    Upvoted Nov 2, 2017
  • Craig T.
    Craig ThompsonJune 8, 2017
    Had the red fish/shrimp pop boy blackened and it was awesome. Get the onion rings! It was a cluster trying to pick up the food but the employees took care of you.
    Upvoted Nov 2, 2017
  • Galveston.com
    Galveston.comFebruary 25, 2012
    Burgers at The Spot come with several delicious pre-selected trimmings, or you can have a Spot Burger and pile it full of your favorite veggies from the Fixins' Bar.
    Upvoted Nov 2, 2017
  • Glenn S.
    Glenn SchmittNovember 26, 2017
    You know this is a great place by the numbers who are there! Always a line waiting to order. Food comes out timely and is something you can’t wait to put in your mouth! Burgers and seafood are it!
  • Lacey H.
    Lacey HeggemJuly 4, 2013
    Might want to get a lay of the land before you sit down. There are different areas to explore depending on what kind is food and bev you're looking for. An awesome spot tho! Try the giant daiquiri!
  • Geoff B.
    Geoff BerryJuly 8, 2017
    The Shrimp Po-boy is the star here, burgers rock too! Laid back island feel!!! Always come at least once every trip to Galveston!!!
    Upvoted Nov 2, 2017
  • Rae
    RaeJuly 17, 2012
    It doesn’t matter what we get while we’re here, we will always grab a side of frickles to go with it. The fried pickles come with a spicy ranch sauce, both of which are amazing.
  • Charlie F.
    Charlie FoxworthJanuary 2, 2015
    This is the kids favorite "spot." Burgers are good, get the onion rings. Chips and queso are surprisingly good. Wife gets the grilled chicken with avocado and loves it.
  • Desiree M.
    Desiree MatamorosFebruary 21, 2016
    Went on vday so I was expecting long lines and a wait. Ended up waiting an hour for our food they ended up giving to to us for free which was great the poboy& burgers are great
    Upvoted Nov 2, 2017
  • Mark L.
    Mark LewisJanuary 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    A really great local joint. Multiple buildings joined together with different themes in each. It was a really fun place with good happy hour specials.
  • Javier V.
    Javier VelezJune 22, 2017
    Burgers are huge and a great price. You must try the shrimp kisses and the fish tacos
    Upvoted Nov 2, 2017
  • Travis N.
    Travis NunnJuly 9, 2014
    One of my favorite spots (no pun intended) to eat at. Love that it's right there on the Sea Wall. The shrimp kisses are to die for.
  • Alexa S.
    Alexa SmithJuly 10, 2017
    Long line but moves fast! Tons of places to sit and they give you so much food!
    Upvoted Nov 2, 2017
  • Meagen A.
    Meagen AliciaAugust 24, 2014
    An experience.. Live bands, a bit crowded, fish tacos are yummy, Johnny appleseed was amazing.
  • Amy
    AmyMarch 15, 2012
    Best burgers in Galveston. The Spot hits the spot when looking for something good to eat. The lines get super long but totally worth the wait.
  • Daniel E.
    Daniel EscobarJune 18, 2013
    No words. Just plain amazing. Awesome vibe. The food is great. The atmosphere just adds to it. It's perfect. It's a must.
  • Laura T.
    Laura TobyJuly 10, 2014
    Expect to spend around $11 a person. The burgers are great and seasoned waffle fries. Big portions! Well worth the price!
  • Ivy M.
    Ivy MukherjeeApril 20, 2014
    The shrimp kisses are worth all the raving. The oysters with horseradish are sneakily good too. The cocktails are not the best though.
  • Geoff S.
    Geoff StaffordNovember 13, 2010
    Best bathroom experience. Uber clean with disposable hand towels at door for the door handle and then a hand sanitizer pump outside. Not to mention the clean smell. Thank you.
  • Elvis N.
    Elvis NgassaNovember 1, 2014
    Lovely combination of food and scenery! Great place to relax and digest! Totally loved it!
  • Cat Z.
    Cat ZDecember 31, 2012
    When it's cold, they still allow enough people to fill the outside seats, so it gets very crowded with no tables. Go early or get it to go
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DowneyAugust 21, 2012
    Ah! The fish sandwiches are to die for! And, though it sounds strange, their pickles are tasty too!
  • Juliana C.
    Juliana CoxJuly 8, 2015
    Burgers/Fries/Milkshakes/Salmon yes.yes.yes.yes. even take it to go & sit along the sea wall if you don't get a table outside
  • eva
    evaOctober 29, 2013
    Shrimp Po boy to die for. Only beer and wine. Piña coladas are wine based. No bueno
  • Bethany Q.
    Bethany QuadeJanuary 29, 2015
    Has always had delicious burgers at a pretty good rate. Love the blue cheese burger!
  • Derek M.
    Derek MarrieMarch 29, 2013
    This place is awesome! Get the hammock seat or the day bed, snack on some kissing shrimp, and sip on a sparkler!
  • Vanessa C.
    Vanessa CastilloJuly 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Shrimp Cocktail - Best shrimp cocktail in town!
  • Kerby K.
    Kerby KellerMarch 22, 2016
    Very good food in an excellent location!
    Upvoted Nov 2, 2017
  • Heather H.
    Heather HinesJanuary 2, 2014
    The Strawberry Colada is the bomb at the Tiki Hut!!
  • Erica
    EricaAugust 15, 2013
    I was a bit disappointed that I couldn't enjoy my hot wings with a REAL margarita but indeed a wine based one. The bar is NOT located inside the restaurant. And you may NOT take your drink inside. :/
  • Mark M.
    Mark MundoJuly 26, 2015
    Burgers are great here. The view is terrific if you can get a seat.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DuffyJuly 6, 2014
    Warning to parents: this place cannot serve you liquor (or cocktails) if you have a child with you, due to their specific liquor license. Go to Joe's Crab Shack or Brock House right down the street.
  • Kathy G.
    Kathy GFebruary 24, 2013
    Don't watch ufc here. They have a huge restaraunt/ bar and they show it the smallest of the rooms and on tiny tv's. go find a wild wing.
  • Jean H.
    Jean HorstAugust 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you want real drinks, go down the ramp between the buildings. Regular bar back there. They'll let you eat there.
  • Craig C.
    Craig CNovember 13, 2011
    Very good burgers. The. Cajun platter was good as well. Definitely recommend this place.
  • Wayne C.
    Wayne CearleyJuly 6, 2011
    The chocolate shakes are awesome! + only $3! Burgers are great + ma he ma he sandwich is good!
  • Travis N.
    Travis NunnJuly 5, 2013
    The shrimp kiss are one of the best appetizers I've tasted.
  • David Q.
    David QuinonesJune 7, 2012
    Best burger I've ever had! Try the Swiss and mushroom burger.
  • Bonnie M.
    Bonnie MeadowsMarch 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The black bean burger is AWESOME!! If you want to eat healthy!!
  • Omar C.
    Omar CaldwellMarch 1, 2016
    Wow, shrimp po-boy was like I was back in New Orleans...!
    Upvoted Nov 2, 2017
  • Tammara H.
    Tammara Hasankolli 💋March 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for Savannah. She's the bomb!!
  • Carrie W.
    Carrie WinnApril 8, 2012
    If you bring your dogs ( or granddog or kids with their dogs) you have to sit outside downstairs.
  • Alex M.
    Alex McFerrenMay 11, 2014
    Great place. On your burger, get it double meat.
  • Ollie
    OllieAugust 18, 2012
    Awesome hamburgers and free refills. Watch out for the pigeons.
  • Kristy V.
    Kristy VincentJune 9, 2013
    Fried pickles not great but catfish sandwich and Mahi Mahi are :-)
  • Jessica J.
    Jessica JonesMarch 13, 2014
    The seafood-stuffed jalepenos are an excellent appetizer!!!
  • Joel C.
    Joel CassidyDecember 29, 2012
    The food is great. Wonderful view of the ocean while you eat.
  • Monique D.
    Monique DumareilleNovember 28, 2017
    Very good food, nice to sit at balcony and look out
  • Adele T.
    Adele TiblierAugust 1, 2010
    Mahi mahi sandwhich was AWESOME. Don't forget to hit the sandwhich dressing bar. Save room for dessert!
  • James S.
    James StephensonFebruary 21, 2017
    Kinda an odd food system, order at a counter then sit anywhere you want and pick up your food when it's ready.
  • Bree B.
    Bree BasgilAugust 18, 2013
    Get the blackened fish tacos. It is delicious and light.
  • Winona Winona A.
    Winona Winona AtkisonJanuary 24, 2016
    Best cocktails and view!
    Upvoted Nov 2, 2017
  • CJ M.
    CJ MNovember 18, 2013
    Fish tacos are awesome. Good place to watch football
  • LGW
    LGWFebruary 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Sandy is awesome be sure and leave her a good tip
  • Mike O.
    Mike OechsnerSeptember 13, 2011
    They used the wrong type of roll for the Poboy. You make a me cry:-(Other than that, Quality joint
  • Hector S.
    Hector SantiagoMay 28, 2014
    Great place for lunch Monday through everyday
  • Sandi T.
    Sandi TrapaniDecember 23, 2010
    Awesome view-right on the water!!! The black bean burger and sweet potatoes are amazing!!!!
  • Jenn T.
    Jenn TruongAugust 4, 2011
    poboys are so good! plus the view of the beach rules!
  • Liz F.
    Liz FFebruary 1, 2013
    Beware of the pigeons on the top deck!!
  • Carrie W.
    Carrie WinnApril 8, 2012
    The tostadas with pulled pork are amazing!
  • Christine H.
    Christine HopkinsOctober 19, 2011
    This is a great place to grab a burger and have a beer with a view.
  • Augustine V.
    Augustine VSeptember 4, 2015
    Pretty much my go to spot every time I come to Galveston
  • Chris E.
    Chris EricksonJanuary 29, 2016
    Fish Tacos
    Upvoted Nov 2, 2017
  • J H.
    J HarrisJuly 18, 2014
    Super big portions so come hungry!
  • eva
    evaOctober 29, 2013
    Yummy shrimp cocktail
  • Dennis H.
    Dennis HasankolliMarch 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Savannah is an awesome server ask for her!!!
  • BJ .
    BJ 🌙💕💃July 7, 2014
    No longer allow dogs- ridiculous! I wanted to spend my birthday w/ my best friend + it's not like he would be sitting at the table. He's on the floor on the PATIO. Thanks the "Spot"! Never coming back
  • Wanda W.
    Wanda WachowskiJune 29, 2014
    Shrimp Kisses are a must have!
  • Sarah Z.
    Sarah ZamoraAugust 3, 2013
    Watch for a table early- the good ones go fast!!!!
  • Lynne G.
    Lynne GuerraJune 30, 2013
    Great food and great view
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew ShermanAugust 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Order your burger from The Drip Bar if the line is long! You'll always have less of a wait.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DavisMay 18, 2016
    It's def better than it used to be. Pricey tho. Shakes are good.
  • April P.
    April PerezJune 2, 2012
    The fish and chips are the best I've ever had!
  • Victor P.
    Victor PortilloAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Their Micheladas aren't Micheladas at all. They are actually bloody mary's. Misleading.
  • Adam G.
    Adam GordonDecember 27, 2015
    Good location. Crowded.
  • Mark S.
    Mark StroudAugust 5, 2011
    Great place, good food this is a must go.
  • Omar C.
    Omar CaldwellMarch 1, 2016
    Burgers and po-boys will try everything...
  • Clint L.
    Clint LivelyDecember 12, 2017
    Great place to eat and people watch
  • eva
    evaFebruary 23, 2017
    Margaritas and Pina Coladas made with wine...FAIL!
  • Mark S.
    Mark StineJuly 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great burgers and coconut shrimp
  • Ariel U.
    Ariel UlloaSeptember 14, 2011
    The guy at the front counter had great customer service. But the food was not that great at all. Could have gone to McDonalds and got better food, and paid a lot less for it.
  • Raven C.
    Raven Carrington 🔫September 1, 2015
    Cheeseburgers are delicious!
  • Debra O.
    Debra OliverJanuary 21, 2012
    Crab stuffed Jalepenos are awesome
  • Oscar G.
    Oscar GonzalezJanuary 25, 2017
    Shrimp kisses
    Upvoted Nov 2, 2017
  • Felipe G.
    Felipe GonzalezMarch 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The green burger is really good
  • Sharen L.
    Sharen LeighApril 1, 2012
    Do NOT get the Greek salad--huge disappointment! :( Hardly any Greek dressing, a spoonful of feta, and mediocre shrimp. Great view, though!!
  • Greg S.
    Greg SweattFebruary 24, 2013
    Huge place and two small bars showing UFC. Horrible management of the place. Go someplace else to watch the fights.
  • Dennis H.
    Dennis HasankolliApril 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Cant beat a bukit of michs!!
  • Renee H.
    Renee HightowerDecember 29, 2010
    the spot burger is by far the best burger
  • Debbie H.
    Debbie HaganAugust 3, 2012
    Blackened Fish Tacos are a must!!
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FilipiakApril 26, 2011
    Amazing food!! Burgers are to die for!
  • Ron K.
    Ron KlingerSeptember 11, 2011
    Order the Bleu Cheese Bacon Burger...my favoite...
  • William G.
    William GonzalezNovember 30, 2014
    Try the Ralph burger
  • Pati V.
    Pati VillarrealJanuary 7, 2013
    The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
  • Brandon P.
    Brandon PApril 15, 2012
    Drinks do not travel! Super weak about moving booze from one place to another
  • Dillon H.
    Dillon HendersonAugust 10, 2014
    Ready for this 😜🌊🐟
  • Ashley N.
    Ashley NicholsJune 7, 2013
    Yummy burgers <3
  • Gulfscapes
    GulfscapesSeptember 27, 2011
    Tonight - Fried Ribbs & Football $9.99 tonight!
  • Beverly B.
    Beverly BalshawDecember 22, 2013
    Fried pickles.....yum!!!
  • Mindy K.
    Mindy KennedyJuly 12, 2012
    Get the onion rings.
  • Mary M.
    Mary McSeptember 10, 2016
    The cacophony of peoples!
  • Chase N.
    Chase N.June 22, 2013
    Great place to eat!
  • Hollie F.
    Hollie FulsomMay 4, 2013
    Try the frickles!!
  • Jeffrey W.
    Jeffrey WootenAugust 1, 2010
    The Bloody Marys are hot hot hot and so refreshing.
  • Emma C.
    Emma CamiSeptember 28, 2015
    good place to relax
  • Zach J.
    Zach JergerMarch 30, 2013
    This place is *the* place to bring your Bohacs to
  • Owais I.
    Owais IslamFebruary 9, 2013
    place was ok. another typical seafood place in Galveston
  • Damien F.
    Damien FrancoMay 14, 2015
    It's a tourist trap with decent food at tourist prices. Could be worse.
  • 😈 Krista V.
    😈 Krista VJuly 22, 2014
    Not dog friendly anymore...not cool
  • Debra P.
    Debra ParrDecember 31, 2014
    Fried shrimp
  • Liz A.
    Liz AllenAugust 29, 2011
    Onion rings are good!
  • Blair K.
    Blair KocherJune 8, 2012
    The spot fucking sucks on a Thursday night. All old bitches. Go to whispers. Guaranteed you'll have more fun. Don't accept Rick as a cab driver.
  • David W.
    David WJanuary 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best piña colada I've ever had
  • Lori
    LoriAugust 16, 2010
    Shrimp kisses my fave! Yum yum!
  • Ciara V.
    Ciara V.July 26, 2012
    I don't get all the hype! Any place that does not devein their shrimp is a fail.
  • Lori G.
    Lori GutierrezAugust 16, 2013
    While the view is amazing, I found the food to be mediocre.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HarreldNovember 18, 2014
    Frickles and beer.
  • Kim K.
    Kim KleinJune 13, 2013
    It's June 2013 and they say no more dogs allowed...lame,!!!!! Probably won't come back
  • Michael R.
    Michael RochmanAugust 8, 2014
    Not bad for g town
  • Jo F.
    Jo FLoWroshusJune 12, 2010
    Patron margaritas go hard @ the spot!!
  • Christopher D.
    Christopher DeguireAugust 1, 2011
    Beat coconut shrimp ever
  • Gary C.
    Gary CookJune 4, 2012
    Cold beer!!!
  • Amma B.
    Amma BakerAugust 1, 2010
    The deck is dog friendly :)
  • Rex B.
    Rex BussellAugust 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    King Burger
  • Edward D.
    Edward DrozdikMarch 31, 2010
    Turkey burger is the best
  • Mark S.
    Mark SolookApril 12, 2011
    Bugs are bland here and a liitle high
  • Katie H.
    Katie HoudekJuly 2, 2013
    No thank you... not returning.
  • Bill R.
    Bill RussianJune 30, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    👍👯👌👌👌👌
  • Murat S.
    Murat SNovember 21, 2017
    Seafood Platter yedim (21$) baya bir doyurucu içinde herşey var...
  • Cazada H.
    Cazada HernandezAugust 19, 2013
    Riquisimo prueba la cerveza de la casa
  • Italian B.
    Italian BoyNovember 7, 2015
    Buen antro para una hamburguesa y escuchar música en vivo
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel ReyesAugust 31, 2014
    Primera parada
  • John O.
    John OlssonApril 15, 2013
    Goa burgare och go stämning!
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