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Star Drug Store

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510 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1906
409-766-7719
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Today
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
How Did I Not Know This Place Existed?

My Mom and I stopped in for a coffee because we had already just eaten someplace. Being that we had both been to Galveston at least a hundred times we were both so surprised we had never seen this place before. It is an adorable old soda fountain pharmacy with a rich history that they tell about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Amy H
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Austin, Texas
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  • Families with children
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Oklahoma City, OK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Such a neat place in downtown Galveston! Great atmosphere! Makes you feel like you're in a different decade. I had a bacon cheeseburger with Caesar side salad. Must try a shake or slice of cake for dessert!

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My Mom and I stopped in for a coffee because we had already just eaten someplace. Being that we had both been to Galveston at least a hundred times we were both so surprised we had never seen this place before. It is an adorable old soda fountain pharmacy with a rich history that they tell about on the menus.... More 

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Kalamazoo
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

While on Galveston Island you may wish to stop here for a sandwich and shake, malt, or soda at an original drug store counter. Have the coffee shake. It is delicious.

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Arlington, TX
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We stopped by here on a Sunday morning after a day working the Grand Kids Festival. This is an old drug store that has a lot of antiques in it, a center u-shaped bar/soda fountain and a grill at the end. My wife had Eggs Benedict and I had pancakes and bacon. Let me tell you, the pancakes were great.... More 

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Willis, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Ate breakfast there recently. Everything was good including the service.Its located right off the strand.I plan on making it a stop every time i visit Galveston. I'm mad at myself for not finding this place before.

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The Star Drug Store, near Galveston's Strand District, is reportedly the oldest drug store in Texas. The breakfast was delicious and reasonable - and fun to eat at the "soda fountain!" You can ask the servers for suggestions, and they'll give you the real story. I asked about the grits, and he said they were a little runny that day;... More 

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Apple Valley, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The food was Great. and a great bargain! The entire place is full of history, fires, floods, hurricanes and the place is still standing ! both floors are full of crafts, memorabilia, t-shirts, purses, jewelry, etc all for sale...it's like a museum where all things are on sale... I loved it here.

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Clackamas Oregon
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130 reviews 130 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Star drug store is conveniently located near the Tremont hotel and the cruise terminal in Galveston. It is a quaint and interesting place for an inexpensive breakfast. Super friendly and good coffee with plenty of refills.

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Galveston, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I've heard good things from others so we went for breakfast...how can you mess up breakfast??? They did and we were disappointed. Sat at the counter and it took forever to get waited on. We have decided to give it another chance soon so will update after that visit.

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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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80 reviews 80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Great location-very close to the cruise ships and cruise ship parking. The service was fast and friendly. The prices are great and the food was excellent. Even if you're not eating, this old drug store is worth checking out.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 510 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1906
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: 409-766-7719

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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