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Gilhooley's Restaurant

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222 9TH St, San Leon, TX 77539
(281) 339-3813
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
not a "date night" place

This is a no frills place. Fairly clean inside (except the restrooms), good food, I had grannys fish- a grilled catfish with a cream seafood sauce - and my wife ordered fried catfish. both were very good, as was the fried shrimp side order. Service was good and pricing was decent - average entree... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Enfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Been coming here when in the area for over twenty years, quality of the food is great, prices have been creeping up but competitive with the stuff in Kemah down the street. Bring cash and leave the kids home, the beers are still a bargain. The locals always make it an interesting dining experience keeping it real.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a no frills place. Fairly clean inside (except the restrooms), good food, I had grannys fish- a grilled catfish with a cream seafood sauce - and my wife ordered fried catfish. both were very good, as was the fried shrimp side order. Service was good and pricing was decent - average entree seemed around 14 dollars. Burgers were... More 

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

First there a couple of rules you need to know. No kids! This is an adult only restaurant. Cash only! You pay with cash if you want to eat and drink. Meet those two criteria and you are going to have a great meal. My wife had the fried catfish meal. It was excellent. I had the fried shrimp poboy.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Wonderful food at a cheap price. Best place to eat around knocks out topwater grill. If you like shrimp or oysters fresh food , wonderfully season good service and thank God no kids

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Livingston,
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Dislike smoking inside like outside dining. husband would rate this a 5. If you like Oysters. I have had take out and it was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Too much good food to mention. I do eat the grilled, picante & shrimp oysters every time I visit in addition to whatever else I order. My number two is the pork-loin sandwich. Bring cash and leave the kids with the sitter.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This place was much better a few years ago. Food is ok, but not worth the prices that keep going up. A smoky bar that only takes cash as well. My last trip there I went to order the grilled oysters called shrimp a hoolys and was floored that they doubled the price to 25.00 a dozen..Raw was over market... More 

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Lolita, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We had beers and appitizers and dinners...great food! The oysters on the half shell were good. And the fried appetizers are awesome!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

They offer a large variety of food. Of corse they are known for oysters both raw and grilled as well as other sea food. But they do have blue-plate specials , burgers and other things. One thing I like is their shrimp cole slaw. Not much for looks but a good place to kickback on a good day. Oh yea... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

What delicious oysters, soups, and more! This is a must stop if you want out of state company to experience something a little quirky & laid back! Extremely rustic atmosphere with a very friendly staff. Caution - they ONLY take CASH so be prepared for that. Their wine selection is limited if you want a "red or a white"... I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 222 9TH St, San Leon, TX 77539
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Leon
  • Phone Number: (281) 339-3813

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?