Harborside Mercantile


He’s already been wowing Houstonians with beef bombs at Hubcap Grill (earning the burger joint the No. 2 spot in our burger expert’s list of the Best Burgers in Houston), but Chef Ricky Craig has even more tricks up his sleeve. Along with Chef Allen Duhon (formerly of Haven and Table 57), burger guy turned restaurateur Craig has brought Galveston a classy but casual New Orleans-style eatery with plenty of H-town soul. Set in a handsome 1890s building, the eatery offers awesomeness in the form of silky and rich crawfish étouffée, dark rouxed smoked duck gumbo, classic muffalettas and po’ boys, and Gulf shrimp n’ grits that would put your Maw Maw’s to shame. With the summer in full swing, now is the time to take a trip to the beach and take in the glory of this harborside gem.