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Black Pearl Oyster Bar and Grille

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327 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1509
+1 409-762-7299
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (229 reviews)
“fried okra” (45 reviews)
“gator bites” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
327 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1509
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love going here when I come to Galveston. They food is always amazing and the wait staff and wonderful and super friendly. They place is down home feel to it. I would really recommend going here for lunch or dinner. FYI it get busy...More

Thank Juanita H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to pick our way through lots of construction to get here, but it was well worth it! This may not be the most famous restaurant in Galveston but it's certainly one of the best! Hubby had a shrimp salad that was HUGE and...More

Thank Charleytoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for the night to drop parents off for their cruise and decided to try and find a local favorite w great food. This was definitely a bust. We ended up waiting for over an hour to be seated. The waiter was...More

Thank sammiJO2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The portions served are huge. If you're not really hungry, be prepared to share or take a lot home. My husband ordered a cheeseburger and onion rings, he couldn't finish it. I ordered a chicken sandwich and coleslaw. I wound up pulling the chicken off...More

Thank Colyn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lunch was delicious. We had a variety of things from the menu —Po’ boy 1 oyster and 1 crawfish, gator bites, fish tacos and appetizers. Service was friendly and efficient. Only bad thing was we were too early for the dinner menu. I guess...More

Thank AzBigEd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the Black Pearl with my husband and two teenagers Saturday evening about 5pm. The bellman at the hotel suggested it and a shop keeper said it was a favorite restaurant. Apparently we just missed the rush as the restaurant filled up quickly....More

Thank Chrisymphony
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place came highly recommended. I’m not sure what the hype is all about, as we had nothing but issues. Our food was like warm, all of it! When we said something to our server, she said she would have a manager come see us....More

1  Thank jtsq2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am visiting family in Houston and came to Galveston for a few hours. We chose this restaurant solely based on the premise we needed a washroom (yup). We both wanted gumbo and ceviche. We were informed by the server that the portions are big...More

Thank Susanito
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The oyster po boy was so big I ate at least 4 oysters before I could close the sandwich. The fried okra as a side was the best I have ever had. Highly recommend the Black Pearl

Thank BBobReally
Reviewed May 12, 2018

A friend and I stopped in for lunch and had a great meal. The oysters were fresh and huge. I enjoyed a cold shrimp salad and it was very good. My friend had the gator bites and coleslaw and she said those were great too....More

Thank KellyP P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1509
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-762-7299
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