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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 good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (233 reviews)
“fried okra” (44 reviews)
“onion rings” (55 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Cajun & Creole, American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
327 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1509
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Friends had recommended the Black Pearl & we decided to try it out. The restaurant is small, cozy and was very busy. We opted to sit at the bar. The bartender was very friendly, knowledgeable and funny. We started with oysters that were so incredible!The...More

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had an absolutely amazing meal at the Black Pearl! Fresh seafood at its finest, which made this Midwesterner’s seafood loving heart so happy! Shrimp dishes were delicious and my family enjoyed the crab cakes and calamari. Service was really good as well. I would...More

Thank H4044SHjenniferp
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the muffallata which was good but the oysters were delicious! It was my daughters first time trying them (she's 10) and the bar tender coached her on how to eat them and if it was better with a cracker or without. It was...More

Thank Jesica M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying in Galveston for a long weekend and this was on the list of places to try. So happy we did! The oysters on the half shell were some of the best we've had and price is reasonable for a dozen. No grit...More

Thank takeme2abeach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! Food is spectacular. There is a wait after 5 pm so go early. I had the blackened shrimp salad and there had to be a pound of shrimp on the salad. I don’t often go back to restaurants on vacation because I...More

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not my first time to the Black Pearl and certainly not my last. Had the fried oyster po' boy and was not disappointed. Juicy oysters, great fried okra and cold shiner bock. Only reason that I don't give a excellent rating is that the bottles...More

Thank capt-capsaicin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just tried this place for the first time today. It is now my favorite place to eat in Galveston. The food was amazing and the staff was excellent. Warning- the servings are huge.

Thank yjcoleson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely the best boiled shrimp I’ve ever had! Don’t be fooled by the Cajun spice - it’s very mild. I ordered the 1/2 pound and my husband and cousin ordered the oysters on the half shell. Tons of food, so fresh, and wonderful service!

1  Thank Amy Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here at the suggestion of the Air BnB host. It was a good choice. Pretty standard fare, at descent prices. But, good, nonetheless.

Thank Kurt B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was good too. I got fried catfish and fries. The fish fillet was huge! The raw oysters were also good. Go eat here!

Thank ella h
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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