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Gilhooley's Restaurant

222 9th St, San Leon, TX 77539-9680
+1 281-339-3813
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood
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222 9th St, San Leon, TX 77539-9680
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dive Bar and Grill. The oysters are so good. The fried shrimp are wonderful. Prices are reasonable and they have a daily lunch special. No children under 18 allowed. Outdoor patio. A lot of locals eat here. A couple of waitresses have an attitude. That...More

1  Thank TexasRoadtripper
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great home style lunches at economical prices . always friendly people with island attitudes. Enjoy the day and a cold one

Thank twothe
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Fresh seafood galore!! Oyster Gilhooley a a MUST!! Shrimp slaw is delicious!! Don't be deterred by the exterior! Such frown staff & people!

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 10 August 2017

When you are dreaming of a locals restaurant and bar that's old Texas coastal without pretense then get into the he car and drive down here. Fantastic is just the right term for food, service, prices, and laid back vibe.

1  Thank Charles V
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Gilhooley's is truly an experience. This is as local and authentic as it gets down along the Texas coast. They do gulf seafood, specifically oysters, amazingly well, and it's all fresh! The oyster stew was fantastic. The boudin patty was an interesting take on boudin...More

1  Thank TrueTexasTraveler
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The raw oysters are delicious, fresh, & shucked perfectly. The new potatoes covered in chesse & jalapeños were crazy good. Although the raw & potatoes were excellent, he best thing was the chargrilled oysters!!! The staff is friendly & fast. What a cool dive!!!

1  Thank Runnin26
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Great food and service as usual!! I hear construction of new bathrooms are also coming!! My favorite dive bar for sure!!!

Thank brendaKdotson
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Good Food and lots of it, good service Good assortment of seafood as well as burgers Great waiters, be sure to bring cash

Thank Captain_Ron53
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I love the baked oysters and hot wings. They have great prices but slow service at the bar. We had to wait about 20 minutes for another drink. There is usually 1 to 2 girls working the entire floor inside.

Thank Monica P
Reviewed 4 June 2017

I love taking people to Gilhooley's that say the love Dives, but this place is the real deal! I'm so surprised at the people who live on the coast and don't know this place is back here! The oysters are always amazing! If you like...More

Thank srslangston
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20 July 2016|
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Response from Michael J | Reviewed this property |
The Black Pearl Oyster Bar in Galveston, roughly market and 23rd st - on Mon-Fri from 4pm to 7pm get a dozen fresh raw for $8 and as an entree the oysters diablo ...plus there is usually 2 or 3 fresh fish plattters - check... More
13 February 2016|
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Response from Thomas M | Reviewed this property |
It is a bar/tavern and also a rather rough looking one at that. Probably not the best place for kids.
25 December 2014|
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Response from ZanerHouston_Texas | Reviewed this property |
$15. I got 15 oysters, what I would call medium to large in size.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 9th St, San Leon, TX 77539-9680
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Leon
  • Phone Number: +1 281-339-3813
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