Another gem to add to the bucket list, Nick's is a unique treat for family-friendly patrons of Galveston, Texas.
Wonderfully located at 38th & Seawall, Nick's Kitchen & Beach Bar is nestled right in between Gaido's Seaside Inn (see my review of the inn here) and its famous counterpart Gaido's Seafood Restaurant - all part of a multi-functional property, complete with fabulous views overlooking the seaside.
Nick's adds a happy bonus for visitors with both its restaurant and poolside bar, the Redfish Pool Bar
This poolside bar is definitely an unexpected treat as it includes not only happy hour drinks (just $2.50 for a beer) but also fun appetizers like artichoke and spinach dip. Plus, the pool area has a direct view over the ocean, so patrons can relax with massaging jets while they watch the waves come in!
Overall, it was a great hot spot for Mama and I to leisurely hang during our trip (see the full here) and, of course, the light rain shower we encountered did nothing to deter happy families from enjoying the pool, hot tub, bar, and view.
We started the evening at Gaido's: the well-known seafood restaurant located right next door; however, the prices were a little daunting so we opted for the more reasonable option and moved over to Nick's Kitchen & Beach Bar which offers plenty of outside seating with a great view overlooking the sea. Thus, we enjoyed a full course meal accompanied by crashing waves and the cool breeze of ocean-salted wind.
The outdoor area, with its artistic lighting (see picture above) and elegantly rustic yet laid-back vibe, was comfortable with the choice of traditional tables and chairs or more appealing couches. Of course, we chose to eat in our laps to take advantage of the full luxury available, but the extravagance didn't stop there as Nick's serves a delightful array of delicious appetizers, seafood dishes, and decadent desserts.
Crazy for crab cakes, Mama and I ordered the yummy Lump Crab Cake appetizer with lemon sauce and capers (see picture above). Highly recommended by restaurant staff, the little dish was seriously good and the entrees that followed were just as savory. Mom and I split the lusciously rich Fettuccine Alfredo while Dad enjoyed the traditionally fresh Surf and Turf. Then, we finished off the delectable spread with an indulgent variety of dessert!
After a wonderful dinner, we opted for dessert to-go and enjoyed abundant slices of moist chocolate cake, raspberry-topped cheesecake, and crustless pecan pie back in the room. As you might guess, all three were absolutely delicious and we happily traded bites to taste-test each one. Now, I will forever more know the absolute glee brought on by being spoiled with, not just one but, an entire assortment of birthday treats, all from the surprisingly convenient and naturally luxurious Nick's.
So, if you pop by for a quick Galveston rendezvous, make sure to visit Nick's and tell me what you think! I love hearing from you all and learning how your adventures compare.
Lots of love for luscious desserts,