We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Black Pearl Oyster Bar

327 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1509
+1 409-762-7299
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (238 reviews)
“fried okra” (44 reviews)
“onion rings” (56 reviews)
Closed Now
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
327 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1509
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (752)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 743 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

It is always difficult for me when reviewing a seafood place as it is not my favourite type of food, however we were invited by a colleague and it was a great little place. Service was very good and I had oysters and Tuna which...More

Thank jimr440
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location was a cute local corner hang out. The people working were quite nice and helpful. The bar was well stocked but the menu while sounding inviting what was cooked and presented was quite a disservice to the red snapper. Knowing it died to...More

Thank Muriel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I heard of this place and decided to visit them. It is small and quaint in the Plaza Area. It is not fancy but the food is really good. It was fun to have some oysters and seafood while at the coast.

Thank donv83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After searching all over Galveston for some Oysters Rockefeller, I found it here at The Black Pearl. The Black Pearl is a small restaurant on the corner that stays busy. The whole time I was there people were coming and going. My food was good,...More

Thank Beachcomb_33
Reviewed 15 October 2018

came in a day before a cruise and stayed at the Tremont. This is 2 blocks away which was perfect. Not a large restaurant, filled with locals, not at all touristy. Bartender recommended our dishes and was spot on.

1  Thank tcakaren
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We always make it a point to go to the Black Pearl when we’re in Galveston. The gumbo is the best on the island and the oysters are so fresh.

Thank carolesmo2000
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Excellent food!! Service is fast even though the restaurant is small, so be ready for a wait or try to get there not during peak dining hours!

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 28 September 2018

When visiting the ocean one can not help but crave some fish and shrimp. We chose to go off the beaten path and dine here. The service was lacking as they were more interested in their cell phones than the customers dining there. There were...More

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 23 September 2018

This place serves GREAT food. Everyone with our party loved their food and we all tried different things. The portions are big and you will not leave hungry. The fish tacos are outstanding!

Thank utola14
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We will typically eat here when we are in Galveston, Texas. But the service we got this weekend was awful. The waitress never once made eye contact and when we asked for napkins she gave them to another table. Then we asked for refill on...More

Thank Theresa B
Nearby HotelsSee all 53 hotels in Galveston Island
The Tremont House a Wyndham Grand Hotel
2,471 reviews
.13 km away
Harbor House Hotel & Marina at Pier 21
940 reviews
.49 km away
Hotel Galvez & Spa a Wyndham Grand Hotel
4,490 reviews
1.61 km away
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Galveston Beach
961 reviews
1.62 km away
Nearby Restaurants
La King's Confectionery
1,221 reviews
.21 km away
Hey Mikey's Ice Cream
198 reviews
.20 km away
MOD Coffee House & Cafe
205 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Island East-End Theatre Company (aka Island Etc)
14 reviews
.09 km away
Nautical Antique Warehouse
8 reviews
.16 km away
Affaire d'art - International Fine Art Gallery
5 reviews
.13 km away
The Proletariat Gallery & Public House
7 reviews
.04 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
23 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from cissioloomi | Reviewed this property |
Call and talk with the Manager.
8 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 13 answers
Response from loverepub | Reviewed this property |
I do Not believe so
16 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from _hfriesenhahn | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so.
Improve this listing

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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing