Food & Drink in Galveston

Up to 52% Off at the Texas Tequila and Margarita Festival

Moody Gardens

$30 $15

Flavored margaritas, traditional Mexican food; live blues, Latin, and rock music; sample tequilas and margaritas during tastings

Up to 50% Off at Clear Creek Vineyard & Winery

Kemah

$38 $19

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Tour a winery where varietals are crafted from Texas and California grapes, then taste a variety of wines and cheeses

Up to 44% Off at Kemah Ragin Cajun Festival

Kemah

$16 $10

Guests gorge on crawfish, alligator, and gumbo while jamming to live music by local and national bands in Kemah's Lighthouse District

Up to 50% Off Admission to Museum Morsel Madness on March 22

League City

$30 $17

Large display of Texas art, artifacts, music, and historical items

Ben & Jerry's – 51% Off Regular Cups of Ice Cream 

Webster

$24.54 $12

More than 30 flavors, including white russian, triple caramel chunk, and sugar-free vanilla fudge

Up to 52% Off Quiznos Subs

Multiple Locations

$11.78 $6

Meats such as prime rib, turkey, bacon, and chicken climb onto toasted buns

Half Of Wings and Pub Food at The Wing Factory La Porte

La Porte

$20 $10

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22 flavors of wings, from lemon pepper to smoking barbecue, alongside pub food such as burgers, jalapeno poppers, and club sandwiches

50% Off Admission to Friendswood Crawfish Festival

Friendswood

$20 $10

Live music, local art, and copious amounts of crawfish fill the streets of Friendswood during Memorial Day weekend

Half Off Italian Food at Birraporetti’s

Friendswood

$20 $10

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Traditional Italian entrees, such as chicken picatta with veal cannelloni, and stone-oven-baked pizzas served in a pub-style atmosphere

Up to 52% Off Panini Meal at Cork Grinders

Goose Creek

$42 $20

Share a memorable meal with grilled panini sandwiches and desserts that range from cucpakes to streusel cake and scones

Half Off at Dionisio Winery Wine Festival

Pearland

$50 $25

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Local businesses join local wineries for an outdoor festival full of music, award-winning fruit wine, and delicious food

Up to 54% Off Dessert Station Rental

Pasadena

$100 $49

On-site attendants assist party guests as they help themselves to sweet desserts such as donuts, cupcakes, s'mores, and candy apples

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Perched on picturesque Galveston Island, Moody Gardens possesses a storied history that complements its scenic surroundings. Its horticultural and animal-therapy programs—which began in the mid-1980s—pair visitors living with physical and emotional disabilities with horses and multihued flora, helping them learn coping skills and build confidence. Next to the sprawling grounds, the Moody Gardens Golf Course boasts multiple holes that run alongside the rippling waters of the Gulf and its intervening waterways, forming intimidating hazards and housing a thriving civilization of merpeople who use golf balls for currency. The tourist destination also thrills families with water attractions, including a wave pool and a lazy river. The restored 10-story Rainforest Pyramid holds more than 1,700 exotic plants and animals from Asian, African, and American rainforests, while the Aquarium Pyramid features a diverse range of ocean inhabitants including sharks and penguins.

1 Hope Boulevard
Galveston,
TX
US

The Marble Slab Creamery sensory experience begins by just walking past the storefront, where the buttery scent of fresh-baked waffle cones drifts out into the air. Gourmet ice creams are freshly crafted on site from Marble Slab’s original recipe, enticing customer's eyes with a rainbow of colors. Once clients have made a flavor selection, they choose from a smorgasbord of mix-ins, from fresh fruit to nuts to candy and crumbled cookies, which an ice cream chef then hand-folds in atop a frosty marble slab before packing the finished custom-designed flavor masterpiece into a house-made waffle cone. In addition to procuring hand-held treats, Marble Slab Creamery can send creations home in a variety of other formats, such as ice cream cakes, cupcakes, and hand-packed quarts, or in the capable hands of a catering team for sprucing up special events such a corporate get-togethers or school functions with sundae bars in tow.

2705 61st Street
Galveston,
TX
US

Dark wood and glowing lamps create an inviting atmosphere inside The M&M Restaurant & Bar, maintaining the building's place as a local institution in three centuries. Built for $500 in 1844, the restaurant has served generations of diners and even withstood the deadly hurricane of 1900. Changing hands and identities across the years, The M&M served as a saloon at the turn of the century, a grocer through Prohibition, and a boarding house during community productions of Oliver!. Today, chefs put together a menu that focuses on fresh seafood and juicy cuts of seared meats complemented by a rousing selection of libations. Families gather around tables topped with white linens or booths lined with green and brown fabrics, and summer months coax guests out onto the spacious patio.

2401 Church St
Galveston,
TX
US

Although some franchised eateries lose sight of tradition, the cooks at each Godfather’s Pizza locale stick to a 30-year-old practice of slathering thick, original-recipe crusts with vine-ripened-tomato sauce and quality cheese. Not all pizzas begin on robust foundations, however. The cooks also prep golden, buttery, pan-style crusts as well as thin and crispy crusts that allow toppings—such as such as green peppers, artichoke hearts, and seasoned chicken—to take the spotlight. Many Godfather's Pizza locations even offer gluten-free crusts, and a few locations serve pizzas in boxes that are weatherproofed so that they can be reused as sleds.

1002 Seawall Blvd
Galveston,
TX
US

Hailing from humble beginnings in a renovated Mississippian gas station, McAlister's Deli has revolutionized the concept of fast food with healthy fare recognized by Parents in 2009. Premium ingredients, such as Black Angus roast beef and black forest ham, pile upon stuffed potatoes or artisan bread, sating hungers and silencing stomachs before they recite bank-account numbers. As patrons wait for servers to deliver meals, they sip signature sweet tea, swirled together onsite daily from pure cane sugar and a rainforest-certified black-tea blend as dictated by a closely guarded recipe.

6612 Seawall Blvd
Galveston,
TX
US

The staff at Orange Leaf rejects the oft-touted claim that Americans don’t care about nutrition. The problem, they say, has more to do with selection than anything else; most low-calorie sweets don’t hold a candle to a fudge brownie or a warm slice of apple pie. They kept this in mind when crafting their frozen-yogurt recipes, working tireless to develop a healthy—and equally delicious—alternative to the dessert status quo by turning to decadent confections and just-picked fruits for inspiration.

Their experiments thus far have yielded more than 60 frozen yogurt flavors, which take turns pumping through the self-serve machines that line their colorful shop’s wall. Before taking a seat in a bright orange chair, guests fill their dishes with cool, low-fat swirls of chocolate cheesecake, strawberry banana, and a classic tart that bites as pleasantly as a teething kitten. Juicy pears, crunchy granola, and gooey chocolate sauce headline a smorgasbord of at least 30 toppings ready to scooped or poured into cups before their final weigh-in.

4604 Seawall Boulevard
Galveston,
TX
US