August 5, 2016 Harborside Mercantile
Your faithful Galveston reviewer is back! Once Mike heard there was an interesting new restaurant on the Strand I knew duty called, and we checked it out on a recent stay in Galveston.
Harborside Mercantile is in one of the vintage buildings on the Strand and inside its decor is shabby chic, reminiscent of the style of Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper fame on HGTV. Which matches the "Southern Comfort Food" theme of the menu.
Mike had fried oysters and grits--the oysters were really creamy, large, and deliciously covered with a light cornmeal breading. The grits were heavy on the cheese but with a tangy flavor.
Speaking of the cornmeal breading, I had a field green salad that was notable because of the chunky fried green tomato croutons and their crab cake which was pure lump crab with tiny bits of yellow and zucchini squash--light and perfect on a summer evening.
For a moderately priced restaurant they have an extensive wine and beer list. And one of the desserts available is milk and warm chocolate chip cookies which would delight the kids.
We plan to return and I recommend you give it a try if you are in the mood for some good old Southern/Cajun seafood.