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“Love this place!”

Black Pearl Oyster Bar and Grille
Ranked #8 of 308 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
League City, Texas
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197 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

My Dad was visiting and was in the mood for raw oysters. I checked this place out online and decided to give it a try. So glad I did. We both loved it. This is New Orleans come to Galveston. Great, upscale atmosphere that is still casual. My favorite kind of place. White table cloths, candlelight, yet still come as you are. The atmosphere and menu reminded me very much of New Orleans. The server was awesome, the food even better. Best fried shrimp I have had on the island...by FAR! Can't wait to go here again. I will send all my Louisiana friends there.

Visited December 2012
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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great muffaletta”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

We came in for a late lunch and enjoyed our sandwich. Fun bar, will check it out at night next time.

Visited December 2012
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Texas
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“relaxation after shopping”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

nicely redone building, huge portions of reasonably-priced food and cold beer. Fish tacos were excellent! Their oyster po-boy with blue cheese sounded great, but was not a good dish; the oysters were fresh and coated with Buffalo-sytyle spices and lightly cooked, but then they dressed it with a sauce that made everything soggy. The guy next to us had a burger the size of a bowling ball. would go back for sure.

Visited December 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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150 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Black Pearl is a pearl of value downtown”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

The Strand has its share of great seafood restaurants... at a cost. The Black Pearl is a casual dining cafe with good food at a reasonable price. The quality is not at the same level as some of the other dining establishments, but given the cost vs. quality vs quantity, the Black Pearl wins hands down. Seafood is reasonably priced, portion sized on the large size. Boudain balls are delicious.

  • Visited December 2012
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U.S.
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Galveston seafood, pub atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

Salad was very fresh, service at the bar was very friendly. Gumbo good, fried food a little soggy, vut plentiful. Casual and laid back.

  • Visited December 2012
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