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Star Drug Store

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American, Cafe, Diner
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510 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1906
+1 409-766-7719
08:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 15:00
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Bonham, Texas
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Some friends told us to try breakfast here - what a gem! This little drugstore has overcome several hardships including a fire and Ike, but they have kept going! I had pancakes - two HUGE, light, fluffy creations and two huge rounds of sausage. Delish! My friends had grits and bacon (creamy smooth grits, thick crispy bacon) and French Toast.... More 

Thank Leah P
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Line at the normal place was long so we checked this out. Perfectly good, decent food, fast service. Good alternative to the long lines with less fuss and great decor and easy atmosphere.

Thank bluedoor8
Amarillo, Texas
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hey great old drug store with a horseshoe shaped lunch counter was built in 1886 been a drug store since 1906 there were great variety of food with sodas and Shakes reasonably priced

Thank c5don
Galveston, Texas
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great breakfast or lunch, excellent service, old fashioned counter, busy, quaint, lots of items to purchase.

Thank dgroves11
San Marcos, Texas
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

First integrated lunch counter - important. Also some memorabilia that was nice, but could have used more. Also young man was vacuuming while we were trying to enjoy our ice cream. It is a shame they couldn't have waited just a half hour since they were closing anyway. Seems like they could wait until customers leave and THEN clean. Was... More 

Thank Karen M
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is an amazing place! It is steeped in history and just so wonderful, including the huge selection of food. I had a burger (great), another of us had the tuna melt, and the third half a sandwich and soup...all delicious. The person a few stools down (yes it's an old fashioned soda fountain)had the sampler salad plate that I... More 

Thank jmaynard
Northborough, Massachusetts
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138 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Star Drug store is actually just a breakfast and lunch spot, with a few souvenirs also available. An old pharmacy with ties to the Moody family, the business has gone through many owners, many incarnations and many storms. It makes a great spot to see what an old time soda fountain counter was like. This was apparently the first soda... More 

Thank Ellen C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I had lunch at Star Drugstore today with a friend. Our food was so good, especially the curried chicken salad on my Salad Trio plate. The Seafood Salad was very good, too. The highlight of my lunch was my delicious Chocolate Malt. It was the best!

Thank Angela W
New Braunfels, Texas
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Quaint old drugstore with a vintage setting, good for breakfast. Fast service and plenty of food to choose from. Old fashion drug store counter with a few tables for diners. Always a great place to stop in for breakfast when in Galveston.

Thank TomandDonna122
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to go for Lunch. Stopped there and the servers and staff were very customer friendly. Impressive for a "not to fancy" lunch place. They have a great 7 salad plate. Very good. My wife had a turkey sandwich with a good dressing. She also had the dill potato salad which was very good. Nice place to visit. Downtown... More 

Thank mattinsonjr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 510 23rd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1906
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-766-7719

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?