To name a restaurant the Mosquito Café may seem a bit odd, but when you’re in Galveston, odd is pretty common. And usually, odd is tied to a bit of history. This holds true with the tasty local favorite, The Mosquito Café. You will still find the Mosquito Fleet docked in Galveston. These are the local shrimp boats. They were named this because the rigging makes them look like mosquitos.
Your taste buds will thank you for seeing past an odd name because the food that is served at the corner of Winnie and 14th street is out of this world. As you might have guessed, the seafood is local. The breads, including the hamburger buns, are baked locally across the street. Patty Cakes bakery is another perfect spot but that is a subject for another day. You really can’t go wrong when choosing off the menu.
There are many healthy choices that are not lacking in flavor and textures. If you are traveling, finding healthy options is sometimes a challenge, so put the Mosquito Cafe on your itinerary.
Now, if you aren’t so committed to a low carb diet, you really need to get the bacon cheeseburger. It is the best on the island- trust me, I have done my research. You will also like the Island Jammer, made with the above-mentioned shrimp and a freshly baked hoagie roll. On the lighter side, the salmon cooked whichever way you choose is perfect. The turkey chili is fantastic and even better served over the top of a baked potato. There are several pasta dishes as well as comfort food like meatloaf. Really, you can’t go wrong.
Breakfast is something that the Mosquito has down to an art. The cheesy shrimp and grits are 100% southern. Again, best grits on the island. The breakfast bowl is one of the many excellent dishes that will start your day the right way. We usually eat breakfast when we go.