Galveston Serves Up Restaurant Week This January

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5th Annual Event Features Over 30 Restaurants, Photo Contest, and Crowning of Restaurant of the Year

Galveston Restaurant Week
#CelebrateDelicious This January on Beautiful, Tropical Galveston Island!

The fifth annual & Company Galveston Restaurant Week - Saturday, January 9th to Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 - brings Galveston Island's vibrant food scene to life for two full weeks of delicious dining. The event will showcase the freshest ingredients, most flavorful dishes and tastiest culinary gems that Galveston has to offer, as well as benefit Access Care of Coastal Texas.

Home of the finest Gulf Coast seafood and some of Texas's most delectable restaurants, Galveston Island proudly welcomes visitors to Galveston Restaurant Week, where patrons can choose from Galveston's most delightful and delicious eateries for prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus - in attractive price points of $10, $15, $20, $25, $30, $35, and $40, depending on the restaurant.

Last year's event featured a vast array of Galveston Island eateries, and resulted in a very welcome boost during the Island's slower season of winter. Over thirty restaurants to date have committed to the 2016 event.

Eat, Click, & Share

One lucky Instagrammer will win a cruise giveaway for 2, for capturing “Best Instagram” in the Galveston Restaurant Week #CelebrateDelicious Photo Contest.

Visitors to are encouraged to post photos to Instagram that best represents what Galveston Island cuisine means to them - and tag them #CelebrateDelicious. Entries may range from photos depicting particular restaurants; favorite restaurant entrees, waiters, and chefs; to views of outdoor events, picnics, neighborhoods, and festivals.

Submission deadline is December 13, 2015.

Afterward, a jury will select 20 Finalists and 1 Grand Prize Winner during the judging period. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced - and all Finalists will be spotlighted - January 9, 2016 at a special ArtWalk event at The Grand 1894 Opera House’s Edna’s Room, held in conjunction with Galveston Restaurant Week. Visitors will be offered free food samplings from participating Restaurant Week eateries.

All photos will be displayed online for the public in the Galveston Restaurant Week Social Center.

Restaurant of the Year

Galveston Restaurant Week returns in January, and with it comes the 3rd Annual Restaurant of the Year contest. Continuing thru January 23rd, the public is invited to vote by text for favorite participating Island eateries. At the end of the voting period, the restaurant with the most votes will be named Galveston Restaurant Week Restaurant of the Year. Full details at

Save Big at The Grand

Galveston Restaurant Week is thrilled to serve two delicious deals at The Grand 1894 Opera House! Enjoy special discounted rates for Oscar-Winner Olympia Dukakis in “Rose,” coming January 9th; and the Broadway smash “The Producers,” coming to Galveston for two performances January 16th. Visit or phone toll-free (800)-821-1894, and mention coupon code GALVRW.


And while your taste buds are celebrating delicious, you can put the guilt aside knowing that your participation in Restaurant Week is helping others. This year, each restaurant participating in Galveston Restaurant Week has committed to help Access Care of Coastal Texas provide weekly lunches to its clients. These lunches provide nutrition for persons with HIV or AIDS. Many times this is the only nutritious meal a client may have that day, or sadly, that week.

Join the Fun

Participating in Galveston Restaurant Week is easy. There are no passes to buy, no coupons to carry, and no cards to punch, only a quick call to the restaurant(s) selected to make reservations; then simply dine out during the period January 9-23, 2016. Reservations are strongly recommended.

The public is invited to experience cuisine that will highlight the fun of dining on Galveston Island. Quite simply, this new culinary tradition promises to "celebrate delicious!" like no other event of the year.

To book Galveston Island lodging and exclusive packages during 2016 Restaurant Week, visit, or call the toll-free Lodging Hotline at (888)939-8680.

About Galveston Island

Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas' premier cruise port and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country. For more information on Galveston Island visit or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.

About & Company & Company, Inc. is a destination marketing corporation based in Galveston, Texas. The company specializes in destination portals, as well as online lodging, cruise, parking, and transportation reservations; and event ticketing via its proprietary DestinationNext module.

For more information, contact & Company via phone (409)763-8676.

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