We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Black Pearl Oyster Bar and Grille

327 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1509
+1 409-762-7299
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (210 reviews)
“fried okra” (37 reviews)
“boudin balls” (32 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
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (651)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 644 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Dinner on a December evening started with Ceviche. My wife had Oyster bisque and I had the stuffed flounder. Everything was great. The ceviche was so good that I was worried that it would overwhelm the rest of the meal. but no fear. The flounder...More

Thank porter_osborne
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was recommended by friends...great food/great wait staff...cute bar atmosphere.They know this, so not a surprise that I give this info but downtown streets being worked on...don't not go without having the time or patience to find parking....food is worth it!

Thank beaulexe
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent food and gigantic portions. Very nice staff. Consider splitting a plate. No kids meals but they went above and split a plate between my kids (2 plates, 2 sauces, etc. most restaurants won’t do the extra work) Highly recommend!

Thank AprilZAlabama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the grilled cod tacos and my husband had the fried--both of us thought they were the best fish tacos we've ever had.

Thank Terry A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I liked the Oyster bar. A lot. I wish they had more wine choices, but the house Pinot Grigio was nice. Their half dozen oysters were big AND there were 7, not 6. As oysters in the half shell are one of my faves in...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the flavor and consistency of this Gumbo. Very few pieces of Okra. The smaller bowl size is huge. Nice island ambience with large windows. What more can I say?

Thank PaxtonQuigley
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Went for lunch and had ceviche and the lunch special. The serving was enough for two and we took some home. The food quality at Black Pearl is consistently excellent and the service is also very good. The food is quickly served for the lunch...More

Thank DanHohnbaum
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Great ambience, great service and great food. What more could you want. This is always a regular stop when we go to Galveston. The selection is really good and the food is plentiful and great quality. I never miss it.

Thank Johnny B
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Visted with a group of about 10 and they took a while to get us seated, ordered the gumbo and had to send it back because it tasted horrible, the gator on the other hand was really good.

Thank Keith P
Reviewed 17 October 2017

A bit hard to find, on a corner in the Strand, but worth looking for. Oysters were fine, ceviche fresh and tasty, shrimp excellent (especially in their NOLA-style salad) and the side of fried okra or onion rings worth a little bit of a wait....More

Thank Paul S
Nearby Restaurants
La King's Confectionery
1,083 reviews
.21 km away
Hey Mikey's Ice Cream
162 reviews
.20 km away
MOD Coffee House & Cafe
172 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Strand
2,416 reviews
.22 km away
Island East-End Theatre Company (aka Island Etc)
11 reviews
.09 km away
Kitchen Chick
32 reviews
.19 km away
The Witchery
34 reviews
.20 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
23 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from cissioloomi | Reviewed this property |
Call and talk with the Manager.
8 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 13 answers
Response from loverepub | Reviewed this property |
I do Not believe so
17 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from _hfriesenhahn | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so.
Improve this listing

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, Bar Scene, 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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing