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Gilhooley's Restaurant

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222 9TH St, San Leon, TX 77539
(281) 339-3813
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Local restaurant

Very casual local bar & restaurant, well known for grilled oysters and great seafood, inside and outside seating ,it's a bring your own bottle restaurant, very unique ,good portions of all their food, cash only, they also have meat dinners ,

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
tbikermomtude
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216 15th st san leon
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Late Night
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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216 15th st san leon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very casual local bar & restaurant, well known for grilled oysters and great seafood, inside and outside seating ,it's a bring your own bottle restaurant, very unique ,good portions of all their food, cash only, they also have meat dinners ,

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This place is cool and doesn't even know it! The oysters with Parmesan & shrimp were really tasty, smoked over an oak and pecan wood pit that gives them a really good flavour. The hush puppies were great too. The beers were cold, although a limited selection if you want something other than lite; offering a stout would be my... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Oyster's Gilhooley...THE BEST ! Cash Only. Coldest Beer ! Its always FRESH. The staff is amazing, always aims to please. A must !!

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Houston, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I drove from clear lake to try this place on a Saturday afternoon with my girlfriend. We were going to sit outside but the tables were dirty and had mildew or mold all over them. So we went inside. Both of our chairs had crumbs all over them and the table wasn't very clean either. I asked the waitress about... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Gilhooley's is a little out of the way but worth a trip. Go early or on an off day as it does get crowded. The ambience is great. Decore is fun to look at. The food was good but not noteworthy. That being said I did not try their fresh oysters which is their specialty. The fired ones were big... More 

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colorado
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103 reviews 103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

the minute i walked in i thought that this is my kinda place. no pretense here!! its a local bar that serves great food. the gumbo was excellent as were the parmesan oysters. service was casual and friendly. my only knock was the price. gumbo was reasonable but at $22 the oysters seemed pricey. totally possible that they are in... More 

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This was our first time to experience this fantastic oyster dive! First....Fantastic Second....Fresh Oysters with Great preps, Add The Shrimp to the baked oyster dishes Third. ... Stay out of the way of the wait staff Fourth. ..CASH ONLY AND NO KIDS! Great establishment with super competent staff and terrific kitchen.

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Giddings, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The only reason we go here is because my husband loves the oysters with the shrimp on top. When we were there, they had no oysters at all! They "ran out"! So, we tried to order their cheese bread with shrimp on it, but they took that off their menu! We were stuck with other selections none of which were... More 

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

In the middle of nowhere, you will find beautiful oysters. Fresh shucked are good, but they are known for their Oysters Gilhooley's - butter, parmesan cheese, salty oyster, all roasted/grilled on a pit (I'm guessing, as I've never seen the pit, but that's what the oyster shell looks like to me). Anyway, whenever I get the chance, I go. Heck,... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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463 reviews 463 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
526 helpful votes 526 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Normally I would never rate a restaurant excellent unless it qualified in all respects...food, decor, service. This was our first time here but we were drawn to this "ultimate seafood dive" by Zimmern's rave reviews and it is the food that stands out so over and above anything we have had so far that rates an excellent. This place is... 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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