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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Seafood Restaurant
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“Don't let the tacky old interior dissuade you. Really, there decor is Sea Faring 1970 Truck Stop. The seafood is awesome and they know they don't need to update their decor -- people all the way from Houston and Galveston just for the fresh seafood. Get there before 6:45 - or there will be a wait. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Grab a seat on the patio and enjoy an amazing view of the ocean! We enjoy the fish tacos.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Night Club
“Local bar and restaurant located one block away, live music and karaoke on weekends”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Breakfast is the only meal worth having here. Good pecan waffles. Only powdered creamer for very small Styrofoam cup of coffee, which I thought odd for a breakfast place. Most menu items are over priced and not worth it. Burgers aren't much different than a fast food restaurant. Do check out the restroom if you go there:)”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Great little place to eat and relax. Good if you're wanting a little bit of nightlife too.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“People sometimes pass through here and don't recognize the historic value of the area. Stephen F. Austin landed his "Old 300" here, Santa Anna signed his surrender here, the Texas Navy had a famous battle with Mexican ships in the mouth of the river here.”
  • 11 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Bar
“The food is delicious. The staff are friendly and efficient. There is a full bar and live music. They have an outdoor area where you can enjoy watching the boats come in and the fisherman with their catch.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“Overlooks the beach. Has a great play area for kids with a giant chess set. Has outdoor bathrooms so if you are on the beach, you can use them.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Premise
  • 2 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“Breakfast is a good option here. You can buy all sorts of beach items here. Bingo makes his own surfboards and is a very interesting character. He has some beautiful hand painted boards and lot's of stories to boot. He is a throw back 1960 Surfer Dude. If Bingo can not get you up on one of his boards, no one can. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Staple of Surfside -- don't feel you have to get gussied up, come as you are. Drinks, set ups, pool tables, and darts.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Small shop catering to vacationers with spirits, kitchen supplies, sunscreen & other essentials.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Smoky little bar with the best Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich around. A little picnic at Jetty Park across the street is always a treat!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
“ Has unique gifts (think novelties made out of seashells and blowfish!), beach gear, and limited selections of fresh food. Generally closes for the season around October and reopens in the late spring. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Need something to sip while sun-bathing at the beach? Here's your perfect cock-tail to go. p.s. please don't drink & drive. ”
  • 1 local recommends