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The Black Pearl Oyster Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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STARTERS‏
Dozen $16.95
1/2 dozen $12.95
OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL
Fresh from the Bay
1 lb $18.00
1/2 lb $12.95
CAJUN BOILED SHRIMP
$12.95
SEAFOOD CEVICHE
Shrimp and fish marinated in lime juice & pico de gallo
$12.95
SHRIMP COCKTAIL
Gulf shrimp in cocktail sauce with pico de Gallo
$11.95
CRAB POPPERS
Crab and Shrimp stuffed jalapeños deep fried. Served with ranch dressing/ HOT-SPICY.
$10.95
CATFISH STRIPS
Hand battered‏ catfish fillets deep fried. Served with our homemade tartar sauce.
$11.95
CHICKEN STRIPS
Hand battered chicken breast deep fried. Served with our homemade honey mustard dressing
$9.95
FRIED MUSHROOMS
Juicy fried mushrooms topped with parmesan. Served with ranch dressing
$11.95
BOUDIN BALLS
Battered and‏ Fried boudin served with our homemade rémoulade.
$11.95
CALAMARI
Hand battered and fried to perfection. Served with marinara sauce
SANDWICHES
All sandwiches come on a fresh bun with lettuce, tomato and purple onion. Served your choice of side: fries, fried okra, Cole slaw, or onion rings.
$10.95
CHEESE $+1
HAMBURGER
1/2 1B‏
$14.95
TUNA SANDWICH
Fresh grilled tuna steak
$14.95
SALMON SANDWICH
Blackened or grilled to perfection
$12.95
FISH SANDWICH
Tilapia blackened, grilled or fried.
$12.95
CHICKEN SANDWICH
Juicy tender‏ chicken breast blackened, grilled or fried
$11.95
MUFFULETTA
Our New Orleans style sandwich filled with Italian salami, Ham, mozzarella cheese and a home- made olive salad
PO-BOYS‏
All Po-boys come fried on a fresh hoagie bun with lettuce, and tomato, served with your choice of side
$14.95
PEARL PO-BOY
Fried oysters tossed in Cajun sauce topped with blue cheese crumbles
$13.95
OYSTER PO-BOY
$12.95
SHRIMP PO-BOY
$15.95
CRAWFISH PO-BOY
$11.95
CATFISH PO-BOY
$11.95
BLACKENED CATFISH PO-BOY
$15.95
SOFT SHELL CRAB PO-BOY
SOUPS & SALAD & MORE
Cup $8.95
Bowl $12.95
SEAFOOD GUMBO
Our homemade rich roux with shrimp, oysters, crab, sausage and okra
Cup $6.95
Bowl $10.95
RED BEANS AND RICE
Homemade red beans with ham and smoked sausage. Served on a bed of rice.
$15.95
GATOR BITES
Fried Alligator served with rémoulade sauce
$11.95
FISH TACOS
Fresh fish fillets fried, blackened or grilled. served on corn tortillas with shredded cabbage, pico de gallo and chipotle mayo
$8.95
THE BLACK PEARL SALAD
A bowl of fresh greens with tomatoes, cucumber & purple onion.
$9.95
CAESAR SALAD
Romaine lettuce tossed with homemade Caesar dressing, parmesan cheese and croutons
$12.95
SHRIMP SALAD
Our classic Black Pearl salad topped with Cajun seasoned shrimp tossed in our homemade rémoulade
SIDES‏
$5.95
Fried Okra
$5.95
French Fries
$5.95
Side Salad
$3.95
Cole Slaw
$4.95
Onion Rings
04.18
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Seafood
FEATURES
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
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Reviewed yesterday

Quality and service has gone down since I last came here. On my most recent visit I ordered a cup of red beans and rice, fried boudin balls and a muffuletta with a side of fried okra. The best thing was the red beans and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank nsaum
Reviewed 6 days ago

you MUST try the shrimp Por-Boy sandwich. There is no other like it in the world...the shrimp covers the entire sandwich to where you can not even see the bread... everyone we have taken here LOVES it.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank randolphmosher
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit often and quite enjoy spending time here. The food is good and plentiful and the staff is most welcoming.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank IslaFools
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy, small restaurant. The fried shrimp and oysters were very good. The same cannot be said for the muffaleta. The service was very slow for a weekday around 1:30.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BOC68
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
1  Thank jasinoak
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 January 13, 2019 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 January 6, 2019

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 January 3, 2019

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 January 3, 2019

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
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