Katie's Seafood House

The opening of Katie's Seafood House has been slow-going but will likely open in the fall. The building is seen in Galveston on Thursday, July 11, 2019.

Still simmering: Readers are hungry for status updates on Katie’s Seafood House, a much-anticipated eatery at Pier 19.

The Port of Galveston owns the property, formerly occupied by Joe’s Crab Shack, and in 2017 entered into a lease agreement with Buddy Guindon and family, who run the popular Katie’s Seafood Market also on Pier 19.

Laura Elder: 409-683-5248; laura.elder@galvnews.com

(6) comments

Don Schlessinger

[thumbup Looking forward to a restaurant not focused on tourists. I'll be a customer for sure.

David Schuler

I wish them well, too, but restaurants opened by dysfunctional families ('as seen on TV") who have never run a restaurant often work as well as gambling ships run by people with no experience in either gambling or seamanship. But i'll remain optimistic....

Steve Fouga

For us, this is the most anticipated restaurant opening since we've lived in Galveston. In my opinion it's one of the very best venues on the Island, it's bound to use locally caught seafood, and you know it'll be the freshest available. The rumored chef is great. Tremendous potential!

Bailey Jones

Options for really good seafood, anything other than deep fried, have always been few and far between. I wish the new Katie's all the best.

Richard Moore

Curious as to when the lease payments start(ed) to the Wharves Board? Seems to be little financial incentive for either party to get this asset performing.

AJ LeBlanc

...the cruise line giant and its Princess subsidiary in June agreed to pay a criminal penalty of $20 million for environmental violations such as dumping plastic waste into the ocean. Princess Cruise Lines has already paid $40 million over other deliberate acts of pollution, according to reports..... Wow, intentional dumping in the oceans. As a former Merchant Mariner I find this incredulous, infuriating and stupefying. So much for good stewardship and good citizenship. It seems like this type of conduct in today's world would be commercial suicide when you're whole existence depends upon a positive perception by the public.

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