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Oysters Gilhooley, the specialty of the house at the ramshackle Gilhooley’s Raw Bar, is the best plate of barbecued oysters on the Gulf Coast. The mollusks are shucked, then mopped with garlic butter and parmesan and grilled over smoky pecan wood in a barbecue pit. Butter flare-ups blacken the shells and give the oysters a charred flavor. For the definitive Galveston Bay oyster-bar experience, get a table on the patio—right next to all the commercial fishermen and Harley-Davidson riders—and order a round of Lone Stars and a dozen on the half shell, then top it all off with the barbecued kind. 

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222 9th St., San Leon, TX, 77539
Bacliff/San Leon  •  281-339-3813
Every day 11am–9pm