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The Saltwater Grill Restaurant Review: This Galveston Island favorite sits across the street from the Grand 1894 Opera House, which makes it perfect for a pre- or post-show dinner. It’s also a fine dining spot for date night and, because it’s on the island, serves fresh seafood. We always start with the barbecued oysters with blue cheese dressing, a spicy and elegant appetizer, before looking over the “from the kettle menu” that features such delights as Big Daddy’s Gumbo --- a dark roux stew with fresh shrimp, oysters and crab meat served in a silver bucket. But you can’t go wrong with the Texas redfish Pontchartrain topped with shrimp, crawfish and mushrooms in a brown butter sauce. There are pastas and steaks on the menu as well, but since it’s island time, stick with the seafood choices. For dessert, try the white chocolate bread pudding that's both sweet and filling.