Galvestonian Rudy Betancourt - famous for other successful ventures including The Press Box, Safari, and the former Oysters Bar & Grill - recently opened The Black Pearl in downtown Galveston.
The restaurant focuses on its oyster bar, but is equally lauded for its grilled specialties, fresh-from-the-Gulf seafood, and tantalizing steaks.
Oysters at The Black Pearl are available via Oysters Rockafeller with spinach cream cheese; Oysters Haelen topped with crab meat, cheddar, and bacon; and Oysters Diablo with spicy diablo sauce, shrimp, and cheddar.
Po-boys and sandwiches - along with a variety of garden-fresh salads - are perfect for those visiting for lunch.
Specialties include barbecue shrimp, crab cakes, fish tacos, and crawfish etouffee. For meat lovers, ribeyes and pork chops are grilled to perfection. Fried seafood platters are hand-battered and fried to a golden brown, while fresh fish offerings include flounder, snapper, salmon, ahi tuna, talapia, and catfish.
Hours of Operation
Monday thru Saturday: 11am - 10pm
Sunday: Noon - 10pm
Note: Hours may be seasonal and subject to change.