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Black Pearl Oyster Bar and Grille

327 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1509
+1 409-762-7299
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (220 reviews)
“fried okra” (38 reviews)
“onion rings” (52 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
327 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1509
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love the PO boys, fried okra and gumbo. The hamburgers are huge and juicy, too. Great little place for a casual get together.

Thank Judy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was decent with a few more deep fried things than I really should eat. The services was a little lacking. Someone in our group wanted a side of red beans and simply couldn't get such a thing. Instead they brought out a huge...More

Thank itwasfunwhileitlaste
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place basically looks like not much on the outside - just a little corner restaurant, not many tables, modest in size. Inside, the staff is friendly, the atmosphere casual, the decor kinda cool. But then we get to the food.WOW, was the food delicious!...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I are from Arizona but are huge oyster fans. We got a tip from another restaurant (Nate's West End, also excellent) to go to the Black Pearl. On a cold and rainy day we stopped by after doing some site-seeing. We had...More

1  Thank Azretiredtraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of restaurants in area to choose fried or raw oysters, but hubby & I prefer the baked. Upon reading tips on here, we ordered the Oysters 3 ways. What a great deal! 12 Oysters in total for $20. Shucked to order right there! The...More

Thank lani3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in tonight to grab a bite to eat. We had the best service. It was happy hour so we started with a dozen oysters and they were awesome. We were going to get salads and thankfully the waitress told us it is a...More

Thank Iowajayne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Try this little 50's style diner in the heart of the Galveston Island Strand. It's worth the wait for a table, and you might luck out and eat at the well-stocked bar where the service is great. They have a good selection of cold beer,...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great little oyster bar with Cajun favorites! We shared everything. Raw oysters were freshly shucked and sweet, the red beans and rice was tender and full of flavor (a cup is the size of a bowl and a bowl is huge), the fried boudin...More

Thank hoysay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an awesome dinner of Oysters Helena [?] and some of the onion rings - OH were they wonderful. The cheese and other "things" on the dozen oysters was mouth watering and the Onion rings were just as awesome. Can't wait to return!

Thank FRED W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I love Galveston and the Black Pearl...we couldn't wait to stop by for our first Galveston Oysters and slipped in for Happy 😊 Hour! Such a HUGE disappointment! Oysters were so tiny in size, almost all were smaller than a quarter! Waitress...More

Thank Kathy N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1509
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-762-7299
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