On Pier 19 in Galveston is a lively place where the fish is so fresh you might think you caught it yourself. Katie’s Seafood Market is an open-air garage-style seafood shop with friendly service and a family vibe. Bring along your cooler because you will be wanting to cook fish for supper tonight.
Katie’s Seafood Market had its start in 1998 when owner Buddy Guindon took his extensive experience as a commercial fisherman and expanded it into a retail and wholesale entity. He named the fish house after his wife and along with her and his brother, Kenny, gifted Galveston with high quality, off-the-boat seafood, and chartered fishing adventures.
Guindon partners with the Gulf Wild brand to ensure sustainability and conservation in the Gulf of Mexico’s fishing industry. It is the country’s only fully traceable seafood program utilizing tags to track fish from the boat to the kitchen stove guaranteeing safe eating and consumer protection. Guindon helped found the program in 2010 and it’s a win-win for the community.
Katie’s Seafood Market carries an impressive variety of fresh seafood including red snapper, grouper, flounder, tilefish, and so much more. The staff will adeptly skin and fillet any purchase or you can buy the whole fish if you prefer. One of the market’s most popular items is Texas Gulf Shrimp which is available in different sizes and either peeled or peel on. It’s all wild-caught and fresh.
A Seafood of the Month club delivers seafood right to the door for local residents. Customers choose from small, medium, or large packages delivered the first Wednesday of each month along with Katie’s favorite recipes ideas. The market also sells an assortment of sauces and spices to compliment the fish.
The excitement of a fishing adventure at sea is just a reservation away at Katie’s. Experienced boat captains will take groups out for a one-of-a-kind time of their lives. The Bay and Jetty Trip is the gentler choice and perfect for families with children or for beginners. The King Fish Charter Trip is intended for hardier adults who would enjoy the challenge of catching large fighting fish.
Most trips are six hours long and include rods, reels, bait, tackle, and ice. All you need is a Texas fishing license, snacks, drinks, sunglasses and a sense of adventure. Fish cleaning services are provided at the dock. Private one-hour sightseeing boat trips can be arranged with a knowledgeable crew to highlight and discuss Galveston history.Back to all posts