When it comes to feeding families, you can't go wrong with pizza, and Mario's Ristorante has been dishing up pies since 1967. In addition to a number of specialty pizzas, Marioâ's will also create a custom pizza just for your family. Menu selections also include pasta and seafood specialties, soup and salads, and submarine sandwiches. Open seven days a week, the restaurant offers a lunch buffet Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and a dinner buffet each Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
•Galveston, TX •409-763-1010
Touting itself as an "extraordinary culinary experience," Mosquito Cafe prides itself on offering "our own unique recipes including our exclusive fresh bakery treats." Examples include the "Mosquito Benedict" breakfast entree (made with a scone, shrimp and artichoke hearts), grilled shrimp tacos and Southwest Green Chili Burger. A special kids' menu offers pasta, grilled cheese and PB&Js.
Saltgrass Steak House
•Galveston, TX •409-762-4261
Like most steak houses, Saltgrass offers a wide range of steaks, chicken and seafood, accompanied by sides like garlic mashed potatoes, steak fries and seasonal veggies. This variety extends to the kids' menu as well, with offerings like top sirloin, cheeseburgers, BBQ baby back ribs, mac & cheese, chicken tenders and pizza, among others. Every kids entree also includes a beverage choice of iced tea or soft drink.
The Original Mexican Cafe
•Galveston, TX •409-762-6001
A favorite with locals, The Original welcomes families for breakfast (weekends only), lunch and dinner. Every meal starts with a complimentary, bottomless basket of tortilla chips and salsa; entrees include the usual quesadillas, enchiladas, fish tacos and more. Portions tend to run on the large size, so sharing is a great option for children. The large portions combined with affordable prices makes The Original a good value for families on vacation.
•Galveston Island , TX •409-621-5237
Families dining at The Spot can enjoy their meal on the open-air deck overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. With a menu full of hamburgers, salads, seafood and "Kid's Spot" selections, this beachfront restaurant has something to satisfy every palate. The kids will also love the in-house arcade as well as the "Ice Cream Spot," which features sundaes, "banana surprises" and milkshakes.