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The Black Pearl Oyster Bar

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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” (235 reviews)
“fried okra” (44 reviews)
“onion rings” (55 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
327 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1509
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We will typically eat here when we are in Galveston, Texas. But the service we got this weekend was awful. The waitress never once made eye contact and when we asked for napkins she gave them to another table. Then we asked for refill on...More

Thank Theresa B
Reviewed 3 days ago

A great Place to Eat in Galveston The restaurant is located at 327 23rd St, in a good area close to the strand and city buildings. We noticed signs, on bottom of chairs, from the flood from Harvey last year Great food, great service. My...More

Thank goldenwds
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Intimate place with good seafood options. Large portions, efficient service and decent prices. I’m sure they are kid friendly...but none at the time of our visit...seems more of a place to enjoy with friends or on a date.

Thank Litaburns
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is located in a good area close to the strand and city buildings. The main dish at this restaurant is oysters on the half shell. We had the lunch specials which was ok . We noticed the windows looked as though have not...More

Thank weeksj2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think this restaurant might appeal more to people who are there to eat oysters. We had the fried shrimp and they were fine, but certainly not the best I had had.

Thank Libby T
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Friends had recommended the Black Pearl & we decided to try it out. The restaurant is small, cozy and was very busy. We opted to sit at the bar. The bartender was very friendly, knowledgeable and funny. We started with oysters that were so incredible!The...More

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We had an absolutely amazing meal at the Black Pearl! Fresh seafood at its finest, which made this Midwesterner’s seafood loving heart so happy! Shrimp dishes were delicious and my family enjoyed the crab cakes and calamari. Service was really good as well. I would...More

Thank H4044SHjenniferp
Reviewed August 8, 2018

We had the muffallata which was good but the oysters were delicious! It was my daughters first time trying them (she's 10) and the bar tender coached her on how to eat them and if it was better with a cracker or without. It was...More

Thank Jesica M
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

We were staying in Galveston for a long weekend and this was on the list of places to try. So happy we did! The oysters on the half shell were some of the best we've had and price is reasonable for a dozen. No grit...More

Thank takeme2abeach
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Love this place! Food is spectacular. There is a wait after 5 pm so go early. I had the blackened shrimp salad and there had to be a pound of shrimp on the salad. I don’t often go back to restaurants on vacation because I...More

Thank Melissa D
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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, Bar scene, Families with children, 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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