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Gulfway Motel and Restaurant

1365 Highway 124, High Island, TX 77623
+1 409-286-5217
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  • Poor0%
  • Terrible10%
24 May 2017
“Birders pitstop”
27 Jan 2017
“An essential part of the spring migration experience”
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1365 Highway 124, High Island, TX 77623
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This place is crap. No service and the pool is nasty. It was a lot nicer the last time we stayed here.

Thank Callie H
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Would call this place a diner rather than a restaurant. It has some 4-5 tables and some stools by the counter. We were on a birding trip to High Island and decided to stop here as other places were quite a drive and we thought...More

Thank WayfarerIndia
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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We come here a few times a year. There's a new owner now. They were very nice to us. I always worry when a place I love has new owners. When we were there a few weeks ago they even were serving dinner. It was...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2017

High Island is world-famous for its annual bird migration but a visit should include the super-friendly restaurant. More of a diner, it offers a genuine slice of local life and good simple food. Not open every day and, even at peak times, it closes at...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 20 April 2015

We were in the area to do some birding and needed a quick lunch. The restaurant is not much to look at but we decided to give it a try. I'm glad we did. The menu is limited mostly to sandwiches (I can't remember if...More

Thank MikeandWilla
Reviewed 11 January 2015

There aren't a lot of options on this side of the peninsula, but the Gulfway offers a classic diner style breakfast. The food, while simple, is good for breakfast and lunch style items. They'll cook it how you like it. The service is friendly, though...More

Thank TrueTexasTraveler
Reviewed 10 May 2013

I would come again, pretty nice hotel for what you pay for. Complementary breakfast with a great front desk service!

3  Thank Ccalicutt
Reviewed 13 April 2012

They are only open for breakfast and lunch, but serve shrimp or catfish dinner on Fridays. We had both last week and were pleasantly surprised. Both the shrimp and catfish were evidently fresh and hand battered. Nice, inexpensive meal. We would definitely return, not that...More

2  Thank luvglass
Reviewed 15 March 2012

cozy place great food becky and mary are great!!! just really like this place

1  Thank 386beachlover1
Reviewed 11 December 2011

Had a marvelous time!!! The motel & restaurant are very good & exceptionally clean. The food is home cooking. Another couple attended "Dickens on the Strand" in Galveston, TX & stayed at the Gulfway Motel, also. They were also extremely pleased with the motel &...More

1  Thank uturn65
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  • Address: 1365 Highway 124, High Island, TX 77623
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  High Island
  • Phone Number: +1 409-286-5217
  • This restaurant is at Gulfway Motel
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