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Galveston is more than freshly caught fish and Gulf shrimp.
Sure, there is cuisine from around the world to satisfy every palate and craving. But sometimes all you need is a big, juicy burger! From fine dining to food trucks, burgers are on just about every menu on the island.
pictured: Keep reading for five mouth-watering burgers you cannot miss!
At Marina Bar & Grill, come for the views and stay for the OG Bacon Boudin Burger. This burger replaces a traditional patty with fried boudin topped with bacon, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles and house-made remoulade sauce. This burger is even better at sunset while sitting at one of the many tables with a harbor view. Be on the lookout for pelicans and dolphins; they are often spotted here!
Koops brisket burgers are so good; we couldn’t just pick one. The Peaches and Scream burger packs some serious heat, and the Birria Burger is a fun take on a traditional Mexican favorite. All Koops burgers are made with brisket, are $5 and come with your choice of a side. Burger and side offerings vary by day, so keeping up with the Koop’s Facebook page is your best bet. They are open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. but be sure to get there early; their burgers are so well renowned that they run out fast!
Brews Brothers is located in the Historic Strand District and inspired by the 1980s cult-classic film Blues Brothers. It’s a funky spot with excellent pub fare, and their Holey Krishna burger is one of a kind. It comes dressed with thick-cut bacon, Swiss cheese, apple chutney, pickles, onions, tomatoes, and arugula. Wash it down with a choice from their vast selection of craft beers.
Galveston is known for its rich culture and has many similarities to New Orleans -- from its architecture to the annual Mardi Gras celebrations. The Muffuletta Burger from Hubcap Grill is a must-have Island experience. It’s a fresh ground beef patty topped with their homemade olive mix dressing, swiss cheese & special mayo sauce. Pro tip— join them for happy hour Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. for $5 cheeseburgers and 25-cent martinis.
White linen tablecloths, synchronized service and wine lockers are lining the walls. You may not think of fine-dining establishment Rudy & Paco as a place to grab a burger. Trust us. It is. Available during lunch, the Paco Supremo Burger is a must-have. It is a half-pound beef patty topped with lettuce, tomato, avocado, bacon, cheese, Rudy & Paco’s signature sauce and a side of matchstick fries. Like Paco himself, we bet you’ll scream, "Hey Baby!" when you bite into this one.