But first a little background information from Galveston.com:
We went in to a burger joint on stilts with hurricane resistant garage doors for the open air patio. Come to find out it's a Seasonal restaurant--open mostly on weekends when the tourists are in town. It was open all week for Spring Break and let me tell you we were glad it was. I was a little amazed that this place which served beer battered onion rings that are sweet and tangy, slightly breaded french fries that are a little thick and remind me of something called Jojo potatoes I had in Washington State, and plenty of cold bottled beer, including Shiner Bock--it has no website. It certainly wasn't hurting for business as Bill and I took note when we placed our orders.
Café Michael Burger is a long-time Galveston beachside joint offering some of the best burgers and Gulf views on the Island. Beyond a wide array (dozen or so?) of themed-burgers, the establishment also offers German favorites - think wienerschnitzel, bratwurst, red cabbage, fried potatoes and sauerkraut. Cafe Michael Burger also features a nice selection of American and German beers for the perfect ice-cold accompaniment to your meal. Don't fail to take advantage of the wonderful open-air deck upstairs.
|The Lichtenfeldt Burger at Café Michael Burger|
|Frings, as I like to call them|
Report Card for Café Michael Burger
|Seaside view & Woody's Bar across the street!|
Lichtenfeldt Burger: A
Fries/Onion Rings: A
Atmosphere: Beach Burger Shack with Seaside View: A
Dining Area: A
Kitchen (saw through service window):
Men's Room: Incomplete (Did not check)
Overall Grade: A
I emphasize this is no frou-frou burger joint. It's a laid back place for a beach weekend. Next time I'm down this way on a beach weekend, I'll try the bratwurst and report back on that!
Café Michael Burger is located at:
11150 Termini-San Luis Pass Rd
Hours vary by season, so I'd advise you phone them first before heading over there. Galveston has PLENTY to do anyway but this is a nice local hidden gem on the Island everyone should try!
And remember to Eat Happy, Y'all!!!