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Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Gaido's Famous Seafood Restaurant

 
 
Gaido's Famous Seafood Restaurant Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 14, 2021
1. Gaido's Famous Seafood Restaurant Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1911 as a sandwich shop at Seawall and 23rd street by Italian immigrant San Giacinto "Cinto" Gaido, in 1920 Gaido's became Galveston's first seafront restaurant open year round. Cinto's motto was "Learn what is wanted and then serve" and his restaurant gained fame serving the fresh seafood his customers wanted. The restaurant's Seawall and 39th street location, originally a drive-in, opened in 1936. After Cinto's death in 1939, his son, Mike, and daughter-in-law, Kewpie, both beloved civic leaders, ran the restaurant. In 1962 Gaido's became one of Galveston's first restaurants to be integrated. After Mike's death in 1993, his sons and their children continue to operate the business.
 
Erected 2014 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17948.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
 
Location. 29° 16.771′ N, 94° 48.27′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of Seawall Boulevard and 39th Street, on the
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left when traveling east on Seawall Boulevard. The marker is located on the wall of the building next to the entrance to the restaurant. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3828 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Moody Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Baden-Sproule House (approx. half a mile away); Thomas Henry Borden (approx. 0.6 miles away); Williams-Tucker House, 1837-40 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Samuel May Williams (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dr. Frederick K. and Lucy Adelaide Fisher House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gail Borden, Jr. (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ball High School Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
The Gaido's Famous Seafood Restaurant Marker next to the entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 14, 2021
2. The Gaido's Famous Seafood Restaurant Marker next to the entrance
The view of the Gaido's Famous Seafood Restaurant image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 14, 2021
3. The view of the Gaido's Famous Seafood Restaurant
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 834 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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