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  • Galveston’s Mardi Gras celebration welcomes as many as 250,000 revelers annually.



Galveston | Daytime Activities |Parades, Krewes, Events & Calendar

Mardi Gras 2019 is Tuesday, March 5th

Dining Around Galveston

This gourmet soup and sandwich spot just off the Uptown Entertainment District offers up good food stylishly presented in a calm and colorful atmosphere. The room oozes trendy chic, but the cool Jetson's artwork keeps diners from taking things too seriously.
408 25th St.; 409-762-0803

A Galveston landmark that has served the island since 1911Gaido's delivers terrific seafood from iced Gulf Shrimp to the catch of the day, and terrific “turf” alternatives for those who shy away from “surf”.
3900 Seawall Blvd.; 409-762-9625

Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar
Located near the end of the main downtown Mardi Gras parade route, this is a convenient stop for a post-parade pick me up, a late night cold beer and a bowl (of gumbo) fix, or a burger (or salad) lunch.
2107 Post Office St.; 409-744-8626

Los Compas
Treat yourself to this local favorite Mexican breakfast/lunch joint that serves up hefty plates of breakfast staples (breakfast burritos, migas, huevos con chorizo, etc.), and lunch classics (such as menudo and chicharrones, carne guisada, and real gorditas, etc.) from early (7am or 8am) until 2pm every day except Monday when they take the day off.
2314 45th St.; 409-762-1140

Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant
Dine in or carry out, this mid-priced eatery offers classic Italian with a healthy dose of fresh seafood (both starters and entrees) thrown in for good measure.
628 Seawall Blvd.; 409-763-1693

Mosquito Cafe
Open daily for breakfast and lunch, and Thursday thru Sunday for dinner, this mid-priced eatery offers an eclectic mix of salads, sandwiches, and dinner entrees ranging from shrimp tacos and the ubiquitous grilled halibut to Senegalese vegetables, triple cheese mac, mixed grill, and meatloaf.
628 14th St.; 409-763-1010

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