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Galveston - Miller's Landing

swamp | Mar 25, 2008 09:55 AM

A friend and I recently had lunch at Miller's Landing, 19th and Seawall in Galveston. We have been wanting to try it since they completed a major renovation, the place is barley recognizable from the way it previously looked. The dining ares has changed dramatically and is very comfortable with great views of the Gulf of Mexico. We both love gumbo so we decided to try what on their menu is a family recipe gumbo. Per the menu gumbo is expensive to make so they encourage one to request a sample before ordering which we did. While not as spicy as the menu description indicated it was very good so we ordered a full size bowl as the server recommended and shared. It had a nice dark roux and an ample serving of shrimp and sausage. We would definitely order again. For our entree we each ordered what Miller's is known for, their sixteen shrimp plate for $10.99. Were the shrimp huge, no, but then again the menu stated medium shrimp. The plate is served with a choice of sides. I had all fried shrimp, and my friend had half fried and half grilled. She loved the grilled so much she would not even let me try one. For her sides she had cole slaw, and onion rings. I had broccoli and country potatoes which were home style and very good. Oddly the plate is served with Texas Toast and hush puppies. We did not touch our Ttoast but both agreed the hush puppies were very good. Many places overcook them and these were not, they were just right.

All in all a very good experience. Is it five star seafood, no. Is it very good and unusually affordable, absolutely. We also had a server that was friendly and personable. Being that we live in the area I am sure we will be returning.

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