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Black Pearl Oyster Bar and Grille

) #7 of 236 Restaurants in Galveston €€ - €€€, American, Bar, Seafood
327 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1509
+1 409-762-7299
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (194 reviews)
“fried okra” (33 reviews)
“boudin balls” (27 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
327 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1509
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Small restaurant with great food near the Strand. Huge quantities with cheap prices. The only con is the limited seating

Thank MorristheCatHouston
Reviewed 6 days ago

A New Orleans style restaurant. Really tasty. The catfish was delicious. Friendly staff, fun atmosphere. Expect to wait, but lunch is a bit easier to get a table.

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a pleasure to eat here when we are in town. Great food, friendly staff, shrimp is always fresh and delicious, would like to see some smaller portions offered, be prepared to share an entrée, crawfish etoufee was outstanding, bread is very good

Thank Jason K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here after searching out a great place for oysters in Galveston. Well we weren't sorry to say the least. My husband loves raw oysters so he got the dozen raw of course, but then he got a plate of thier oysters three ways...More

Thank carol50_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good grief - HUGE portions! My cold shrimp salad could easily leave two people stuffed. It was full of fresh ingredients and lots and lots of shrimp. Hubby raved about his red beans and rice with sausage that was also a huge portion. The fried...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm stuffed, but it was too good to stop eating. The oyster trio splatter was really good... Make sure you arrive after 5 if you are seeking oysters. The Cajun Oyster Poboy is a 10... Just know it's buffalo sauce. The ceviche is genuine.

Thank Thad S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I popped in for a late lunch after a nice day strolling on the strand. I had the hammer wit French fries and my husbAnd had the fried shrimp.

Thank Katina W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is delicious and the service was great. A highlight was the man shucking the oysters who kept us laughing!

Thank Gail58013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here solely based on local comments heard. It's small but the food was top shelf and lots of it. We are planning another trip to Galveston soon and this restaurant is on the list to eat again.

Thank ColoJohnL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The good news? The oysters and service were both very good. The bad news? Not too much else was that good. My wife had a dozen nice oysters and the fried mushroom. They were simply not good. Over breaded and over cooked plus a couple...More

Thank bwannan
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there outdoor seating? I need that since I have a shellfish allergy.
8 May 2017|
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Response from loverepub | Reviewed this property |
no sir
Are there gluten-free options?
16 March 2017|
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Response from Roy A | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware.
Peyton P
Do you guys have a private room for a group of around 12?
19 January 2017|
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Response from Deereq | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1509
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-762-7299
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