About Us

Where classic American dining and New Orleans flair meet the beach.

The Gumbo Diner offers southern breakfast staples, chicken & waffles, tasty burgers and the best Texas Gulf fried shrimp on the coast. The Gumbo Diner is now serving your favorite breakfast items all day! We’re a hit among both locals and visitors to the island. This soon-to-be Galveston legend is guaranteed to please anyone’s taste buds. Save room for our famous New Orleans-style beignets!

We’re the Newest Dining Concept from Galveston Restaurant Group!

Galveston Restaurant Group has been bringing new and exciting dining concepts to Galveston for decades. Galveston is famous for its food, and being the best around is something that we take very seriously. The Gumbo Diner is a fun, new, and exciting concept that lives up to that challenge. It is the first restaurant from GRG to feature breakfast, and we are proud that people have fallen in love with it. This new twist on our expertise in perfecting the kettle cooking concept features homemade American classics like beignets, chicken & waffles, gumbo, fresh seafood, and the breakfast dishes that will keep you satisfied all day! The quality and freshness of our food is our first priority, so we use homemade ingredients and locally sourced foods using our own recipes. It’s more than just the food however, it’s an unforgettable experience. We believe that is what sets up apart!

About Galveston Restaurant Group (GRG)

Galveston Restaurant Group has brought the “art of great eating” to patrons since 1997. Created by Johnny Smecca, Joey Smecca, and Danny Hart, they opened their first restaurant, Saltwater Grill, in 1998, located in the heart of the Galveston Arts & Entertainment District. Since then, they have been creating, prospering and selling restaurant concepts that deliver the best dining experiences on the Texas Gulf Coast.

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