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Black Pearl Oyster Bar and Grille

327 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1509
+1 409-762-7299
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (213 reviews)
“fried okra” (37 reviews)
“onion rings” (49 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
327 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1509
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and service!!!! Can’t wait to go back. Fried oyster Po Boy best I have ever had (Sorry New Orleans).

Thank Lois T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service and food was good. Southern comfort if you want to get away from the sea wall. Prices are reasonable.

Thank Mario F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here New Year's Eve, so it was expectedly crowded. The prices were a bit higher than we expected...both drinks and food. We ended up just getting a drink and appetizer and going someplace else. The atmosphere was fun and the service was really...More

Thank awollenberg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the calamari (poor), gumbo (avg), and another poor dish. Server gave good service. The dishes are large.

Thank waterman_k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their oysters are the best in Galveston. Small place, no reservations. Menu is mixed Galveston and Cajun. Full bar. Nice environment, reminiscent of the French Quarter. Gumbo is excellent. Service is friendly.

Thank OldAg65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If I were a local, I'd be here all the time. Good neighborhood restaurant. I was here with a family group of nine. We started with oysters, both raw and Rockefeller. All delicious. I chose the crab and shrimp cakes, which were delicious. Others had...More

Thank miller227
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is right down the street from the cruise port-great location for cruisers. We had lunch, it was good but I think dinner would probably be better. A little more breading on our food than we like. That is probably just personal preference though...More

Thank luv2trvl98
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a Galveston native, a seafood restaurant has to be outstanding for me to make a second trip. Black Pearl is my most-visited local restaurant ( not saying it's the absolute best in town, but the combination of food, price and convenience put it in...More

Thank Bernice T
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Family and I dropped in for supper. Can’t wait to come back. The best and freshest raw oysters I’ve ever had, followed by amazing crab cakes with spicy butter, fried crawfish and etiuffe, blackened red snapper. Everything amazingly fresh, cooked to perfection, not heavy or...More

Thank GreatCthulhu
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Where do I begin? The food? The service? The drinks? The ambiance? Tens all around. I was pleasantly surprised that this restaurant exceeded my expectations. Just go. It's all good!

Thank Sunny B
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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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