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Gilhooley's Restaurant

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222 9TH St, San Leon, TX 77539
(281) 339-3813
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's always worth calling to see what the lunch "special of the day" is, But the fried chicken livers is still one of our favorites.

Thank Cheri B
Conroe, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Local restaurant and bar. Great place to relax drink and listen to music. Oysters were great! Ice house atmosphere. Food okay, great fun.

Thank pibeitler
Pearland, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

* the best shrimp (fried, boiled or grilled) * the best oysters * best daily specials * the best prices * the best atmosphere * no children allowed * cash only

1 Thank checktwice2309
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Wow! This was the best dive, I have ever been to! Sat at a badly weatherbeaten table outside. Ate the BEST oysters I have ever had. Ordered a dozen Shrimphooley oysters and was served 16 because some were "small". So happy we searched this place out!!!

1 Thank bkrn2so
Houston, Texas, United States
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Best stuffed crab I have ever tasted. I usually get the special and have never been disappointed. Highest recommendation.

Thank James B
New Braunfels, Texas
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55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Almost missed it. Louisiana style food. Service ok. Prices unbelievable cheap Food is like homemade. Would recommend this to anyone visiting. CASH ONLY. oysters great. Boudin tasty

1 Thank darlynnski
Lake Bluff, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I love oysters - have had them a bunch of different ways (sort of like shrimp in Forrest Gump) but you haven't lived til you've had these - cooked over an open wood fire with parmesian and garlic and topped with a grilled shrimp. Server has just the right amount of attitude, You do not come here with kids(under 18... More 

1 Thank Michael J
Owasso, Oklahoma
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179 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This place is for adults only. More of a bar atmosphere which we loved. The food was great, atmosphere fun and service can't be beat. Friendly place. It is obvious they are accustomed to treating the locals. Can't wait to visit again.

2 Thank swf927
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

It's worth the trip to Gilhooley's. We drove past it because there is no street sign, so you better have the address handy. The grilled/roasted oysters with parmesan were the best I've ever had. Should have gotten another dozen. Don't bring your kids

1 Thank KentuckyMagpie
Pasadena, Texas
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

When you come down leave your attitude at home.....very cool laid back .....get ready for fun laughs and some of the best seafood and coldest beer in San Leon ......ask for Chester....I love a little abuse and she can handle it ......cash only.....the girls keep me coming back for more.... .Mad Max

1 Thank Max K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 9TH St, San Leon, TX 77539
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Leon
  • Phone Number: (281) 339-3813

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