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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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8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 5
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  • 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
Back in time

Mom and I got to sit at a drug store counter and eat a sandwich, a burger, drink sodas and have ice cream and shakes for dessert! There was one waitress who somehow successfully take care of every customer, make the shakes, cashier all with a great attitude! She never made anyone feel neglected and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
JLGlenn
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mom and I got to sit at a drug store counter and eat a sandwich, a burger, drink sodas and have ice cream and shakes for dessert! There was one waitress who somehow successfully take care of every customer, make the shakes, cashier all with a great attitude! She never made anyone feel neglected and not once looked overwhelmed. She... More 

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Thank JLGlenn
Katy, Texas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the original drug store for the Galveston area. It has now been turned into a diner with a great atmosphere and great food. French toast, pancakes, grits, all the things a good southerner loves. They also have a lunch menu but we went on a Saturday morning. The owner has many items from the history of the establishment... More 

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Thank Toniobryan
Bethesda, Maryland
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203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty busy spot, but they have lots of counter seating, and they turn the tables pretty quickly. As soon as we sat there was someone for drinks, and before they had a chance to come back, our order was taken by someone else. The omelet was excellent, and while the burger was good- typical diner burger, it could have used... More 

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Thank Sheryl B
Humble, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here after a 5k with my husband. My husband had the sandwiches and I had over eggs, sliced fruit and wheat toast. I really like this place. I'd recommend this place for anyone who might be going on a cruise and is looking for brunch place to eat. Also, eat here right before going on a cruise.

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Thank JRW311
Alexandria, La
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had breakfast at the Star drugstore. It was a memorable experience. Great menu and service. It was like stepping back in time.

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Thank travel0pini0n
Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is just a great place - loved the decor and the history of the building but the staff were friendly and food was perfect. Real home made potato salads, huge and tasty sandwiches prepared in front of you and freely flowing coffee all make this the best place to have lunch.

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Thank fificw
Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I had sandwiches for lunch at this historical drug store. The food and service were good and prices were reasonable. So glad that this place has been restored and is being well-maintained. The history of this place is on the menu - very interesting. We'll be back!

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Thank TravelIntl
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I love this place. I'm a bit into nostalgia. So quaint like most things on the historic island. You feel like your stepping back in time. Enjoy.

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Thank survivor5804
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We took our kids to have breakfast here. They had never seen a lunch counter before. The food was tasty and reasonably priced. They have some great historical photos around the store. The wait staff was super friendly. We will definitely eat here again on our next visit.

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Thank Sandel86
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We ate lunch here after visiting the Railroad Museum in Galveston. It is like an old soda shop with bar stools, but also tables. We actually sat outside, very nice. Very friendly atmosphere! The food (burgers, sandwiches, salads, ice cream) was reasonably priced and excellent! Highly recommend this restaurant if you are visiting the Strand area.

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Thank Junelle G

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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, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?