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Black Pearl Oyster Bar and Grille

₱₱ - ₱₱₱American, , Seafood
327 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1509
+1 409-762-7299
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (222 reviews)
“fried okra” (41 reviews)
“onion rings” (54 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
327 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1509
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place!! The crab/shrimp popper things were unbelievable!! The PO Boys are really good!! We were lucky to find this place and plan to go back this week. Huge servings. Bartender was great! Thanks Chris!

Thank Philip Karen K
Reviewed 1 week ago

As per the reviews, there were lineups to get into the restaurant but not quite certain if the wait was worth it. The food was salty and really not much better than average and don't order steak here. Waitress made a mistake on our order...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had shrimp po boy and a salad. Both were excellent... Out friends had crab cakes... Both equally great... Will return someday when we visit Galveston again.

Thank Don H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a local and have tried Black Pearl three times since opening, most recently with my parents. I always have high hopes but they just don’t seem to get it right. I had an average oyster poboy. My dad had the gumbo which is...More

Thank dannypickett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the Black Pearl again last week. Always a bit of a wait, as the places attracts a crowd, and with good reason. Reasonably priced entrees, catfish platter for $22, and drinks added up to a good experience, again. I have always recommended this...More

Thank Gregg S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go hungry or share a plate! The portion sizes are unbelieveable. The Onion rings!!!! Yummy and po boys are fantastic! My hubby, son and I all loved it!

Thank Jennifer Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Galveston has become a very busy tourist area since there are 7 million people in the Houston Metro area. The sights, attractions, and food draw a lot of people here. Naturally, sea food is the top food. But, like any place that becomes popular, prices...More

Thank warrenroyer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I shared the oysters and and an order of crab cakes. Both were very good. Massive street digging spoils the atmosphere slightly, but still worth a trip in the historic district.

Thank faulkner2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were there for Mardi Gras and saw the sign for the Black Pearl. There was a wait, but we were able to sit at the bar and eat. The oysters were very good, tender and succulent iced down really well. Chris at the bar...More

Thank atriptotake
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited yesterday for a late lunch. My husband and son had the soft shell crab poboy and I had the Oyster poboy. All were delicious. Loved the fried okra. Alligator bites were so tender. Excellent service. You never leave here hungry. Ignore all the roadwork...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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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