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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (205 reviews)
“fried okra” (39 reviews)
“onion rings” (48 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
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

I liked the Oyster bar. A lot. I wish they had more wine choices, but the house Pinot Grigio was nice. Their half dozen oysters were big AND there were 7, not 6. As oysters in the half shell are one of my faves in...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the flavor and consistency of this Gumbo. Very few pieces of Okra. The smaller bowl size is huge. Nice island ambience with large windows. What more can I say?

Thank PaxtonQuigley
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch and had ceviche and the lunch special. The serving was enough for two and we took some home. The food quality at Black Pearl is consistently excellent and the service is also very good. The food is quickly served for the lunch...More

Thank DanHohnbaum
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great ambience, great service and great food. What more could you want. This is always a regular stop when we go to Galveston. The selection is really good and the food is plentiful and great quality. I never miss it.

Thank Johnny B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visted with a group of about 10 and they took a while to get us seated, ordered the gumbo and had to send it back because it tasted horrible, the gator on the other hand was really good.

Thank Keith P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit hard to find, on a corner in the Strand, but worth looking for. Oysters were fine, ceviche fresh and tasty, shrimp excellent (especially in their NOLA-style salad) and the side of fried okra or onion rings worth a little bit of a wait....More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Had osters and a LG shrimp Caesar salad. Great atmosphere. We have been there every time we go down here and we make it a point to eat there

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, great service. Oysters small (husband said were very good). Gumbo large portion, but very bland, not a dark rue. Shrimp Poboy large, but also bland and served cold. Just an ok experience.

Thank Terik
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Great food, wide selection, from Crawfish to fresh fish to buggers and salads. The waitress who served us was one of the most attentive I have ever seen. Definitely recommended.

Thank JimmyCa468
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We stopped in for lunch while we were in Galveston. I ordered a Cosmo and the glass had lipstick all the way around it. Pretty disgusting. Service was terrible and we were sitting at the bar. After we ordered drinks, several other customers ordered beer...More

Thank Solosailorgirl
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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