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The Black Pearl Oyster Bar

327 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1509
+1 409-762-7299
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (249 reviews)
“fried okra” (47 reviews)
“onion rings” (58 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 3 days ago

A friend gave us the recommendation, it is a very small place, but the food was excellent. Drinks were nice. The staff are super friendly, and very good at their jobs.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jasinoak
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place has been there many years and the food is still as good today as it was years ago. Easy to find and the prices are very good

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Cliffco1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch as a friend suggested. Well worth the stop. Wanted just fried oysters and the waitress suggested getting the oyster poboy without the bread. I had enough oysters for two meals. Some of the best I've ever had. Every nice clean place...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sherri M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mixed bag. If you go here, you either want fried foods or raw oysters. Those are the true stars here. The fried okra and french fries were perfectly fried. The raw oysters, large, cold and fresh. Not all the dishes cut the mustard, however. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ladycatherine4123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two of us were led to a table of two. The bus lady came to clean the table and told us repeatedly to go sit at a smaller table off to the side. She said that it was a table for 4 and the lady...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Texastochina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was the BEST, food was good. Crab Cakes and Gumbo we're probably the hit of the lunch. The Oysters, while others my rave, didn't live up to it for me. IMHO I like my oysters on the half shell still "attached" to the shell...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank catdad2two
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on January 1st 2019. Surprisingly there was no queue and we were promptly seated. Drinks were brought promptly as were the calamari with the most "delicious" marinara sauce! Then we ordered the gumbo. I am no Cajun food expert, but my taste buds...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank reginafug
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate at the black pearl on December 28 2018. Had to watch t approx for 30 minutes. The wait was okay but when u seat a table of 4 and a table of two why not push the tables together for our party of 7....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank slenag2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for fresh oysters on the half-shell, come here! The friendly staff offers great service, and their oysters are the largest, freshest ones I found in Galveston.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Aggiedirtdoc
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch, place is small with Louisiana decor. We ordered oysters on the half shell and calimari for appetizers. The oysters were delicious and fresh with great horseradish, but the calimari were a bit too tough. The Black Pearl poboy was delicious, the muffuletta...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank pasherry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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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