Dine Out for Charity


Sep 21 - Oct 11, 2020


Participating Restaurants (see event details)



Fall and Winter are typically the time of year Galveston Island has fewer visitors, but that has changed. Our incredible festivals have helped bridge the slowdown and have kept the Island thriving year-round. This year is a different story. A majority of these festivals have been canceled until next year out of safety concerns, which completely makes sense. 

Our community still needs to draw visitors to our Island, but how can we do that without large gatherings? While there are many answers, the one we are focusing on in September is one that is culinary and charity-driven. 

The Galveston Chapter of TRA, in partnership with Galveston Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), is hosting a Dine Out for Charity event September 21st through October 11th. This event will feature 3 lunch items and 3 dinner items that automatically will include a charitable donation to be distributed to several local community groups. 

The focus of the chosen charities is feeding, supporting, and health of the children and families of our community. The event is a beautiful opportunity for visitors to come to our Island, have a great culinary adventure, and continue to support the community just as they would have by attending one of our festivals. 

Charities receiving a charitable donation: The Grand 1894 Opera House, Galveston County Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House, Resource Crisis Center, Family Service Center, & Teen Health Center

Donate to the Charity

In order to participate, each restaurant will offer three (3) lunch and three (3) dinner menu items that will have an additional donation amount added to it. This additional amount will be anywhere from $1 to $5, restaurants choice. There will also be a donate QR Code sign provided for patrons to donate to the charity should they not want to purchase any of the items on the Dine Out for Charity menus.


The following restaurants are participating:

Benno’s Cajun Seafood
BLVD Seafood
Café Canela Restaurant
Fish Company Taco
Float Pool & Patio
Gaido's Seafood Restaurant
The Gumbo Diner
Gypsy Joynt
Hearsay on the Strand
Hotel Galvez
Katie’s Seafood House
Koop's BBQ Kitchen & Catering
La Cocina by Chef Mary Bass
Little Daddy’s Gumbo Bar
Maceo's Spice & Import Company
Mario’s Seawall Italian & Pizzeria
Mosquito Café
Nick's Kitchen & Beach Bar
Old Strand Emporium
PattyCakes Bakery
Riondo’s Ristorante
Salsas Mexican Restaurant
Saltwater Grill
Shykatz Cafe 
Sky Bar Steak & Sushi
Taquilo’s Tex-Mex Cantina
Texas Pit Stop BBQ
Texas Tail Distillery
The Tremont House, a Wyndham Grand Hotel
Yaga's Café
Yamato Sushi & Steakhouse


Charities receiving a charitable donation:​ The Grand 1894 Opera House, Galveston County Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House, Resource Crisis Center, Family Service Center, & Teen Health Center.