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Gilhooley's Restaurant

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222 9th St, San Leon, TX 77539-9680
+1 281-339-3813
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (129 reviews)
“gumbo” (19 reviews)
“hush puppies” (11 reviews)
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11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
222 9th St, San Leon, TX 77539-9680
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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
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
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...More

1  Thank Max K
Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Best oysters around, great place to just hang out and enjoy, service is great...but I am a local and very partial...

Thank Leighann G
Reviewed March 25, 2016

Order "oysters Gilhooley's" or "oysters picante" (with or without shrimp) and a cold beer. Do not bring your kids or your credit cards as neither will be accepted here. Do not complain about the wait time as they have to shuck the oysters before cooking...More

1  Thank gofishugh
Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Title sums it up. Our waitress was as nice and helpful as she could possibly be and the food was outstanding. But.... After we finished our appetizers it took over an hour for our po-boys to come out. I know they were liking busy(ish), but...More

Thank ChefJohnS
Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

Not fancy, cash only, kids not welcome, heavy cigarette smell inside, and AWESOME OYSTERS are the best words to describe this particular place. They also have great budain balls and other southern delicatessen. So if you can deal with my description please come and enjoy...More

Thank Andres A
Reviewed March 6, 2016

I made my second visit three weeks ago (my wife made her first). I first read about this place in a book about oysters. I later saw it on Bizaare Foods. We don't live in Texas now so a visit is only feasible with the...More

Thank Gtex78
Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Had a dozen broiled oysters ($22.50) which were topped with garlic and parmigiana. Would take two dozen to satisfy me or about $43. Given the quality I would say they were probably over priced. Ordered a Corona with them, but the waitress never delivered it....More

Thank Ronald K
Reviewed February 18, 2016

I eat here once a week (usually). Great lunch specials, awesome oysters, crazy crowd of peeps. Yeah, it is a dive....but it is awesome. Cash only!

Thank krailean
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July 20, 2016|
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Response from Michael J | Reviewed this property |
The Black Pearl Oyster Bar in Galveston, roughly market and 23rd st - on Mon-Fri from 4pm to 7pm get a dozen fresh raw for $8 and as an entree the oysters diablo ...plus there is usually 2 or 3 fresh fish plattters - check... More
February 13, 2016|
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Response from Thomas M | Reviewed this property |
It is a bar/tavern and also a rather rough looking one at that. Probably not the best place for kids.
December 25, 2014|
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Response from ZanerHouston_Texas | Reviewed this property |
$15. I got 15 oysters, what I would call medium to large in size.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene
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 77539-9680
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Leon
  • Phone Number: +1 281-339-3813
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