The Black Pearl Oyster Bar sits at the corner of 23rd Street and Market. It also sits at the corner of delicious and amazing. With seafood favorites and a Cajun Flair, there is no reason not to hit this place when you are in Galveston.
The Black Pearl is located in the historic Strand District and is a Galveston staple. I, personally, would eat there just because of the name. It makes me think of pirates and given that a bona fide pirate, Jean Lafitte, once called Galveston home- well, what’s not to love. Thankfully, you won’t be disappointed when you taste the food.
As the full name implies, they serve LOTS of oysters in many different ways. They are definitely a fan favorite. I, however, am not an oyster fan so that is not why I go there. They serve the best Boudin balls on the island. The homemade remoulade sauce that comes with those delightful things is also fantastic. The shrimp po’boys are amazing and enough for two, also served with that tasty remoulade sauce.
I always have a hard time choosing between the seafood platter and the shrimp po’boy. So, I recommend going with a friend that way you can share plates and you don’t actually have to choose. If seafood isn’t your thing, they offer a great hamburger, chicken alfredo, and several great salads.
Another great thing about this restaurant is that they buy the seafood local whenever possible so you are supporting the local fisherman whenever you eat this great food.
So, next time you are on this great island, check out the Black Pearl. You’ll be glad you did!
What is your favorite food stop in Galveston?