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Pearlz Oyster Bar

153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124 (Downtown)
843-577-5755
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Ranked #10 of 716 restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: The Original, Eclectic Little Oyster BarPearlz Oyster Bar is committed to serving only the best seafood South Carolina has to offer. Our Seafood Menu features an assorted mix of raw shellfish, local seafood, Lowcountry recipes, and regional favorites. Our raw bar offers a variety of oysters and fresh seasonal shellfish. We're also a part of the Sustainable Seafood Initiative, so eating at Pearlz is good for both the palate and the planet.A full-service bar serving the coldest beers and unique, refreshing cocktails, Pearlz has become a favorite happy hour meeting spot for both locals and visitors alike.Patrons looking for a nightcap and a bite to eat can order from our late night menu, which features several of Pearlz' signature dishes.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for a drink and small bit to eat. It was a fun atmosphere, quite bustling, and the food was tasty. Fried oysters were a hit with our party. It's hard to get a bad meal in Charleston, and this place is not exception.

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Kathy, thank you for your kind words! We look forward to serving you again soon! More

Peoria, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

It was my husband's bday, last day in Charleston. We decided on a whim to stop in, as we were exploring the area around there, and our dinner reservations weren't for hours. This place hit the spot! The food, the beer, the atmosphere, all of it perfect! The place was packed, but we found seats at the bar. Ordered a... More

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Kathy, thank you for your kind words! We look forward to serving you again soon! More

Oakboro, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Terrific happy hours (4pm-7pm) menu---incredible steamed and raw oysters, fried oysters, and swordfish salad---great prices for excellent dishes

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Spent three days and was lucky enough to find this gem among many many great to outstanding restaurants. This small eatery is easy to find on E Bay in downtown Charleston, but you may find difficulty getting in. It is a hopping place with great food, friendly efficient staff and great food. I was unable to get in on my... More

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Suttons Bay, Michigan
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120 reviews 120 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Found this great spot just walking around Charleston. Sat at the bar and had two phenomenal small plates. Put this place on your list. Jim and Linda Munro Korner Kottage Bed & Breakfast Suttons Bay, MI

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This place is fun, and we always stop there at least once when we visit Charleston. Now I do not eat oysters, and I cannot bring myself to order a fish taco........but everyone in our group love this place and think the oysters and fish tacos are awesome. We always have a good time, and enjoy good service. They do... More

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North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We stopped by on a Thursday evening and were given the option of immediate seating at a "community table". Great with us, especially if that means no wait for a table! We were there for Happy Hour which meant an awesome deal on oysters on the half shell. We ordered a dozen and they were AMAZING....fresh, sweet, perfect! So delicious... More

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Greer, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I visited the restaurant, for the first time, with the some girlfriends. For drinks, I asked the waitress if the bar tender made mojitos and she said they did. I ordered one... All I could taste was mint and club soda, there was little to no sugar. I sent it back and ordered a cocktail they had listed on their... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Drinks and meals were perfectly delicious and a good value for money. Lots of local seafood specialties.

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Constantia, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We had to wait an hour for a table but they took our name and phone us when one was ready...well worth the wait!

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