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Black Pearl Oyster Bar and Grille

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327 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1509
+1 409-762-7299
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Sugar Land, Texas
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to this "pub" because of their ranking among Galveston restaurants. Honestly, the pictures of the "Oysters 3 ways" looked delicious, and I wanted to try some place new. I ordered the gumbo and their famous oysters. I can't quite express how mediocre the food is here. The oysters were the size of my thumbnail, totally smothered with the... More 

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Thank Cindy H
Indiana
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I liked this place the people are friendly and the food is good. I got the blackened fish tacos and that was a great choice. Desert was great. Enough for about 4 people.

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Thank msudoc1495
Denham Springs, Louisiana
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were taken here by friends while visiting Galveston for a few days. The food was delicious and the portions huge. The service was excellent! The staff was very friendly. We sat and visited for a long time after we finished our meals. The staff did not make us feel that was an imposition at all. We will definitely go... More 

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Thank Janet W
Texas
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice restaurant and with a large menu, I think I just ordered the wrong this. I had eaten here before and don't remember what I had, but liked it better. The waitress was attentive and did a great job. We had a table of 8, but this didn't daunt her and she was up on everything.

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Thank jmaynard
Burleson, Texas
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158 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food, service and atmosphere are great. It's a small and quaint place with lots of Island feel. The servers are engaging with conversation and helpful to visitors. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank Johnny B
New Ulm, Texas
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch special was good. My wife had gumbo which was very good. Prices decent.Friendly waiter. Good service. Clean place. Overall good experience.

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Thank wilhelm518
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87 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well, the raw oysters were fresh and Jim hand shucked them for me when I asked (otherwise I find the breaker adds shells into the oyster). Small but I'm spoiled to Louisiana oysters. :) my wife got the gumbo. Not real good but then again I'm from Louisiana. They took it off my bill without me asking. Great atmosphere and... More 

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Thank Mudigger
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband & I ate @ Black Pearl last night. We had the gulf oysters & creole shrimp, followed by crab cakes & crab poppers, we also had a side of coleslaw. All the food was delicious especially the crab cakes & poppers, however the servings were huge & we were unable to finish them ( our fault, our lovely... More 

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Thank MaryRedshoes
McGregor, Texas
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111 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent fish and oysters! I tried the filet- which was very good- but I'd stick with the seafood here. Which was what everyone else got and it was all fantastic. Atmosphere was cozy and perfect for a rainy day. Service and staff stellar. There are unique and fun things on the menu as well such as escargot...

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Thank Leslie D
Gunter, Texas
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and the food great as well as the service! As stated in other reviews , the portions are huge. We would definitely recommend this restaurant .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?