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Gaido's Seafood Restaurant & the Giant Crab

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Comments (19)

mardrl on January 4, 2010

I am ready for some fresh seafood. This looks like a great place. :)

joyfotos on January 4, 2010

It was....we had some on our way out of town that morning.

Can you believe that crab!

Liam Wolff on January 4, 2010

Wow! That's the biggest crab I've seen. :D

Itallica on January 4, 2010

how does that match up with the sea turtle?

joyfotos on January 5, 2010

LOL! Liam you are right. If you notice the sign says something about caught in Galveston Bay and served at Gaido's. I read a blurb somewhere about only if the water was radioactive:)

Well, lets see Tery....there seemed to be a trend in the area to put a large emblem on the front of your restaurant. I have a few more to post as I did not see any of these shots on GE when I was checking out Galveston before our trip. & they seemed to be a unique feature of the town.

Itallica on January 5, 2010

Glad to learn that joy I had offered that idea (large creatures on rooves) as a tourism promotion idea to a community twelve years ago - they didn't bite.

joyfotos on January 5, 2010

Well this one sure did...I'll put up some more examples soon.

Leo Roundtree on January 5, 2010


This is my kind of place! It reminds me of one of the reasons I can't wait to get back to Louisiana in April. We already have plans to boil a couple of hundred pounds of crawfish and many dozens of crabs (not at the same time, of course. You don't bring crabs to a crawfish boil and vice versa).

I'll try to get a photo to post of my favorite seafood restaurant.

Happy eating, Leo

Itallica on January 6, 2010

Hey Leo is that fair warning to the crawfish and crabs to go into hiding? :)

joyfotos on January 6, 2010

Hi Leo! Glad to know I got your taste buds all primed for Louisiana in April. These guys leave me cold....I am allergic to them. But the fish was great! You guys really do it up big when you do the whole neighborhood invited? We will be looking for photos in the spring:)

Sure sounds that way to me Tery!

whoelius on January 6, 2010

Oooh, yes please. whoelius lurves seafood. :)

Might they serve lobster? Oysters, perhaps? mmmm!

Leo Roundtree on January 6, 2010

Tery - the crawfish and crabs know that Thibodaux ain't a safe place when Meryl and I are in town.

JF - sorry to hear you're allergic. Don't know what I'd do if I was. My brother-in-law developed and allergy after eating crustaceans for over forty years. Strange.

We'll probably only boil 100 pounds at a time as it will only be family at the fais do-do. That will feed about 12 adults with enough left for Meryl to have leftovers the next day. When I visit my family in Florida, we usually boil 150-200 pounds.

Whoelius - crawfish are the closest thing to lobster that we have in South Louisiana. Being there in an "r" month, I know I will have at least one oyster po-boy.

Is anybody else hungry?

Bon appetit, Leo

Leo Roundtree on January 6, 2010


I temporarily posted a photo of a crawfish boil. I will post one of the entire table when I get back from La. The hard part about that is getting the photo before the table is surrounded by hungry Cajuns in a feeding frenzy. That's dangerous! :)

Best wishes, Leo

joyfotos on January 9, 2010

Sorry, I am so late to respond everyone....has been super busy here & little time for P!

Hi Whoelius! Not so sure about the lobster, but for sure lots of crab, shrimp, & oysters. They'd be glad to have you come on down!

Wow, thanks for livening up my site Leo and all those wonderful links! I checked and I have a photo with the po-boy sign and I will try to post it soon for you. Not sure if I will leave it up as I was never satisfied with my attempts to capture that one. It is on a companion restaurant to this one.....the casual style Casey's seafood..owned by the same owners and side by side. Thanks for the crawfish boil photo - will be looking for the feeding frenzy photo;>))! Thanks again for all the fun and great info!

mr scottyow on January 15, 2010

i almost miss this big crab....i like cajun too.

best greetings, scott

joyfotos on January 15, 2010

It is pretty amazing isn't it?

Thanks for your many visits. I will try to catch up soon on comments and also further visits to your gallery. I am waaaay behind on this and can't seem to make any progress as I have limited time now. Thanks for stopping is always nice to have you!

Jean Gregory Evans on January 17, 2010

Are you sure that critter isn't really a space ship?


joyfotos on January 17, 2010

Great observation Jean! I think I read somewhere online that if it was real the bay must be radioactive:)

tor tom on April 20, 2012

Pretty big crab, still there in 2011!

no hurricane took it down yet!

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  • Uploaded on January 4, 2010
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    by joyfotos
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
    • Taken on 2009/09/18 08:20:48
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    • F/Stop: f/4.500
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