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Star Drug Store

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American, Cafe, Diner
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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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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best Ruben Sandwiches I've ever had. The Rye bread is made fresh by the owner's father. I had the in house made potato salad, very good, have to try chocolate malt. Iconic Star Drug Store.

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Thank LoneStarrGirl
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a place for an old-fashioned breakfast cooked right and served hot, this is the place for you! we sat in a booth near the soda bar and could watch our breakfast prepared. When it was done, it was carried right to our table. Great service!

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Thank 777catherinet
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214 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate lunch here and enjoyed the food, service, and unique atmosphere. The Reuben Sandwich was delicious and salad was good. The coke float was refreshing. Liked the feel and look of an old fashioned drug store. Food is cooked right behind counter in plain view so you can watch if you want. There are tables if you don't want... More 

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Thank Heather M
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So fresh and what a sweet waitress, she knew we were hot and hungry and she nailed it. A sandwich sampler? How Devine, I get to try three flavors on a crossoint. Adorable and unique, with some limited drug store items and candy. Made me happy I did not rush to a chain franchise.

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Thank sincitychic
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where your able to step back in time and relive when your parent's were young. Sodas were made right in front of you, they are fresh and taste Great! Your Good Ole' Fashion Malt's and Shake's all I can say is Yummy, Yummy! I am So, glad to see them back in business! K. Vaden

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Thank karenalex67
Houston, Texas
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just an average breakfast. No wait around 9:30am on a Sat. Cute diner. Cheaper than alternatives. Food was served quickly.

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Thank GabbyLou3
Fullerton, California
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98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Destroyed by hurricane Ike, this cafe has been restored and offers breakfast and lunch and soda and ice cream treats. Has indoor tables and outside tables, but the real treat is the old fashioned soda counter. Breakfast was fresh and excellent, eggs perfect. They do offer grits, though pretty plain. Was able to get w good gluten free meal. The... More 

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Thank Jonell C
Galveston Island, Texas
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good salads soup and the Rueben is very good.old fashion button top counter stools and hand made sodas and shakes

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Thank Jeff K
Texas
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were hoping for the throwback drug store, doing things by hand and with their own local flair. We sat at the bar, watching the pre-fabricated burger patties and buns taken out of the bags and cooked. We watched the jars of store-bought toppings applied to the banana splits. I wanted my child's fruit side to not be from a... More 

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Thank TexasWorker
Spring, Texas
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in Historic Galveston just three blocks up on Tremont from The Strand. A must see just due to its history and the perfect stop for a quick bite before embarking on our 7 day cruise. Be prepared to wait as its a very popular place on a Sunday morning. Prices are great food is medium to fair ( fruit... More 

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Thank Kristin V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, 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
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

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