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The Black Pearl Oyster Bar

327 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1509
+1 409-762-7299
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (235 reviews)
“fried okra” (44 reviews)
“onion rings” (56 reviews)
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Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
327 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1509
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 3 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great Place to Eat in Galveston The restaurant is located at 327 23rd St, in a good area close to the strand and city buildings. We noticed signs, on bottom of chairs, from the flood from Harvey last year Great food, great service. My...More

Thank goldenwds
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Intimate place with good seafood options. Large portions, efficient service and decent prices. I’m sure they are kid friendly...but none at the time of our visit...seems more of a place to enjoy with friends or on a date.

Thank Litaburns
Reviewed 26 August 2018

The restaurant is located in a good area close to the strand and city buildings. The main dish at this restaurant is oysters on the half shell. We had the lunch specials which was ok . We noticed the windows looked as though have not...More

Thank weeksj2015
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

I think this restaurant might appeal more to people who are there to eat oysters. We had the fried shrimp and they were fine, but certainly not the best I had had.

Thank Libby T
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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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