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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (206 reviews)
“fried okra” (36 reviews)
“boudin balls” (32 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
327 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1509
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the atmosphere, food, and service. Get there early, they are always busy but well worth the wait! Easy walk from Harbor House Marina / Pier 21 if you are boating into Galveston!

Thank mjoplin
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped here for lunch as I didn't want anything heavy with it being so hot out. It looks like a dive from the outside and not the best decor on the inside but don't let that fool you. I thought I would try the...More

Thank StackyMaryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no question about the numerous GOOD seafood restaurants in Galveston. But the Black Pearl offers other specialties, as well. BNot in the mood for seafood? No problem! there are plenty of choices for any landlubber!

Thank Ezlife71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been dying to try this location for some time now && honestly I was disappointed. From jump the line was long (assuming great food) honestly from slow service. We decided to sit at the bar instead wait the 45min the waiter had told us....More

Thank prettylilmissle
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not stay to eat based on the small size but high price of their gulf oysters. The decor was nice but the limited menu was also disappointing.

Thank Belinda C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really busy during our visit but this is a good thing as it shows how popular it is. We were seated after around 15 minutes but we waited at the bar with a drink so no problem there. Lots of choice in the menu and...More

Thank Buddingtraveller83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a group of 8 on a Friday evening. We arrived around 5:30, just in time to beat the crowd. Service was prompt and the food was delicious. I had the shrimp diablo on rice. There were plenty of shrimp in a creamy, but...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was the best seafood I have ever had. All fresh and huge portions. We worth the wait for the food.

Thank kyledarren3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is always packed apparently - it is fairly small and patrons take their sweet time. We waited quite a while to get a table but there were 2 huge parties to the restaurants defensive. Stick to beer and wine here as the "cocktails"...More

Thank Janna R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reasonably-priced, comfortable, good service, simply-prepared dishes. Oyster po-boy was a mountain of fried oysters, way too many to squeeze into a sandwich, but that's not a bad thing. Good cole slaw. Fish tacos, as always, were great. With a nice glass of Chardonnay and a...More

1  Thank ElvisTaco
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22 July 2017|
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Response from geoffdi | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't know what happened as we had a great experience. We put our name down with the man at the door then headed over to the wine bar opposite. Quite quickly he came over to tell us that our table was ready ! A shame... More
7 May 2017|
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Response from loverepub | Reviewed this property |
no sir
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I don't believe so.
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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