Crisp, Casual Burger Joint on the Beach: Cafe Michael Burger

Address: 12110 FM 3005, Galveston, TX 77554

After hours of digging a giant moat at Galveston’s West Beach, the kids were so hungry they were willing to leave their masterpiece in exchange for dinner.

So we set out for the best place we know of by West Beach… Cafe Michael Burger!

We learned about this ultra casual beach restaurant, that is part hamburger restaurant, part German restaurant, from Juliette’s review years ago.

It is right on Seawall Boulevard… but after Seawall changes names to FM 3005.  There is a free parking lot and a building up on stilts.  Inside and outside are clean and casual and beach wear is perfectly acceptable.

We ordered burgers, a chicken sandwich, chicken tenders, salad… and the apple strudel.  The burgers were very good and the kids talked about the apple strudel for days.

And I should mention for the hamburger lovers, Juliette searches for the best burgers around Houston and tells us this is her favorite in Galveston.  (I think she is right but I will happily test more burgers… for the good of the blog, of course!)

Check out the pictures below… and next time you want an easy beach day… drive down to West Beach, pull your car (with all the gear) up to the water, play… and then head to Cafe Michael Burger!



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Cafe Michael Burger in Galveston
Location: 11150 FM 3005 Galveston, TX 77554
Age Appropriate: All ages!
Price: $-$$

Update:  See the latest post HERE!

Hi, I’m Juliette! My husband, my 6-year-old and I love going out to eat and we are sharing our restaurant finds with you.

Tiki Burger at Cafe Michael Burger
Spring Break has finally come and we were all very excited to spend a few days in Galveston. The weather was more December-like but we did find fun activities to do and we went out to eat!

If you are heading this way for the remainder of the break or any other weekend, we are letting you know where to find the best hamburger on the island: Cafe Michael Burger! It is the chef’s name and he was meant to be making hamburgers!!

Cafe Michael Burger Bratwurst Plate
Cafe Michael Burger is on the west side of Galveston off the Seawall and it is right across the street from the ocean but you still have a great view.

It is ultra casual, one room has plastic tables and chairs and the other that is open in the summertime has wooden tables and chairs. You order and pay upfront and then the buzzer quickly tells you that your order is ready. You can be walking with your bathing suit and not feel out of place.

The MichaelBurger
A couple of years ago, my husband and then 4 year-old boy went to Galveston for a fun father-son weekend and they went to eat there. The story goes that our son ate a full “Michaelburger”- adult size. He has never been able to repeat that feat (I think he had not eaten most of the day and was starving!) but he always orders this hamburger with curly fries and eats most of it.

I ordered their Tiki Burger (with mushroom and onions) and sweet potato fries ( ever since I discovered they were considered a vegetable they became my guilt-less pleasure!) and my husband had the Bratwurst Plate with two veal sausages and 2 sides of fries and sauerkraut.

The German influence of Michael Burger is strong and delicious and I have some German ties and it brings me back to my youth and my idea of comfort food! Everything was delicious, made to order and nicely priced ( $6.49 to $13.99)

Cafe Michael Burger is a bit off the touristic side of Galveston but it is definitively worth a visit if you are on the island.

See you next week for another culinary adventure!