Number 13 Prime Steak and Seafood is the AveO's absolute hands down favorite restaurant on the island. Your dining experience is sure to be exceptional in every way. The atmosphere, the food, and the service are all astounding!
Set on Offatts Bay in Pelican Rest Marina, Number 13 is an exquisite wooden structure surrounded by lush tropical foliage with a view of the Bay and its mega yachts. The name Number 13 comes from a story of two brothers who acted as revolutionaries for Mexico, as well as spies for Spain, while taking stance on Galveston Island. Together they were know as "Number 13". The restaurant plays on this "what life on Galveston Island once was" theme with rustic wood structures and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The two-story bar and terrace overlooks the bay. A 'moderate fare' menu is offered that will knock your socks off. Everything from Queso De Vida to Southern Fried Lobster is offered at reasonable prices. It's like the atmosphere is free!! You can always catch a breeze on the terrace. Inside, the restaurant features a cathedral ceiling constructed of beautiful wood in an open dining room. A wall of windows surround the entire dining area. You cannot help but relax and unwind.
Every diner is greeted, seated, and offered a warm wash cloth. The entire experience will leave you feeling a little more special than you probably are. :) Waitstaff are professional and attentive in every way. Be sure to ask about the specials. Lunch, dinner, and even brunch are offered at Number 13. The menu is packed with so many choices you won't know what to try your first visit. Choices include Japanese AND Australian Wagyu Beef. Family style side dishes are sure to excite your taste buds. And don't get me started on the desserts.
We have returned to Number 13 many times to try different items. Never a disappointing experience. They know how to cook food exceptionally well, and the top-notch service in a beautiful setting will leaving you planning out your next several visits so you can try everything eventually!!