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Gilhooley's Restaurant

222 9th St, San Leon, TX 77539-9680
+1 281-339-3813
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (131 reviews)
“hush puppies” (12 reviews)
“boudin” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
222 9th St, San Leon, TX 77539-9680
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on Christmas Eve as we were looking for something a little different to do. It is an hour drive from our house but worth every minute. The service was amazing (ask for Amy) and the food even better if that's possible. We...More

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been three times now and have never had a bad experience. The oyster bread is phenomenal and the shrimphoolies are delicious. The gumbo is fantastic too. All of the prices are reasonable compared to the more touristy places. Don’t expect fancy decor (or heat...More

Thank LsDano2
Reviewed 24 November 2017

The service person at the bar was absolutely as abrasive and argumentative as I have experienced in the service industry. It was not about pleasing the customer-- it was about staying out of her way and asking nothing that required a thoughtful answer. I asked...More

3  Thank pistol357
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Awesome seafood. Fried shrimp & stuffed shrimp were excellent. Staff were friendly and attentive. Restaurant was clean comfortable. Plenty of parking available. If they could add onion and corn to hush puppies, it would have been perfect.

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Thanks for making my husband's 56th birthday special! We ordered the Shrimp Hoolys and Oyster Hoolys. They're oysters on the half shell, topped with a little hot sauce, garlic butter and parmesan cheese, then wood-grilled to perfection. The Shrimp Hoolys include a big butterflied grilled...More

1  Thank Kate G
Reviewed 17 October 2017

It's the best gumbo I've ever had!! We visited with a group of 12 of us on a Sunday afternoon and had no problem sitting together. We all left the restaurant completely satisfied. service was great, atmosphere is inviting, and locals were all friendly to...More

1  Thank willydoit
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent! My husband said the best oysters he has ever eaten anywhere! My sirloin bacon wrapped steak was amazing. So was the service. Worth the 4 hour drive.

1  Thank Anita R
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Dive Bar and Grill. The oysters are so good. The fried shrimp are wonderful. Prices are reasonable and they have a daily lunch special. No children under 18 allowed. Outdoor patio. A lot of locals eat here. A couple of waitresses have an attitude. That...More

4  Thank TexasRoadtripper
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Great home style lunches at economical prices . always friendly people with island attitudes. Enjoy the day and a cold one

Thank twothe
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Fresh seafood galore!! Oyster Gilhooley a a MUST!! Shrimp slaw is delicious!! Don't be deterred by the exterior! Such frown staff & people!

Thank Sandra R
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21 July 2016|
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Response from Michael J | Reviewed this property |
The Black Pearl Oyster Bar in Galveston, roughly market and 23rd st - on Mon-Fri from 4pm to 7pm get a dozen fresh raw for $8 and as an entree the oysters diablo ...plus there is usually 2 or 3 fresh fish plattters - check... More
14 February 2016|
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Response from Thomas M | Reviewed this property |
It is a bar/tavern and also a rather rough looking one at that. Probably not the best place for kids.
26 December 2014|
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Response from ZanerHouston_Texas | Reviewed this property |
$15. I got 15 oysters, what I would call medium to large in size.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 9th St, San Leon, TX 77539-9680
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Leon
  • Phone Number: +1 281-339-3813
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