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“Black Pearl Treasure”

Black Pearl Oyster Bar and Grille
Ranked #9 of 311 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Galveston, Texas
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Black Pearl Treasure”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Don't come here if you are not hungry or don't like fried seafood. The fried oyster, shrimp, crawfish, etc., po-boys are exceptional. I have never been able to eat the entire $10 meal which includes a huge side order of fried onion rings (I say onion rings because they are the best on the planet and it would be a shame to trade them for fries or a salad.) This is not directly in the Strand District so the tourists don't know about it yet; too bad when they do cause then us locals will have to wait in a very long line.

  • Visited February 2013
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Duncanville, Texas
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Large portions!”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Don't order an appetizer, not because they are not delicious (they are), but because the entry portions are larger than one person can eat. The calamari were fresh and tasty and plentiful. Expect to carry home food.

Visited February 2013
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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
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“Nifty and Thrifty”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stopped in for oysters. Yeah for Shiner bock on tap. Had the oyster po boy and fried oyster platter and both were high quality and priced right. The fried okra was the best we have had in years. The service was on point and we left satisfied and happy. Highly recommend this establishment.

  • Visited February 2013
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Austin, Texas
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“We'll be back!”
Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

This place deserves it's reputation! We had the oysters on the half shell, and the Oysters Haelen, as well as gator bites and and fish and shrimp. Absolutely perfect. And the best hurricane I've had in Galveston (they are strong)! Nice atmosphere and the largest oysters I've seen on the island. We'll definitely make this place a regular stop!

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Arlington, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Happy crew”
Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

Great waiter easily handled our group of 8. Boys had oysters, they approved. Hubs n I shared cup of gumbo-really a small bowl and good! Tried crab stuffed fried peppers, good. Soso crab cakes. Great blackened fish tacos, great fried fish tacos, great fried shrimp plate, great shrimp diablo-and HOT, good crawfish poboy, appetizer sampler was a hit with my brother law, sisterinlaw loved étouffée, snapper ponchatrain was delicious. Beer was cold and plentiful!

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