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Pearlz Oyster Bar

153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124 (Downtown)
843-577-5755
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Ranked #12 of 755 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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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Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Everything about this place rocks. outstanding in all ways. Fresh seafood, prepared properly, and great service. The T- shirts are cool as well.

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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

My son and I visited Pearlz last night. He has a dozen steamed oysters. They were great. I had the Fried Shrimp starter. The shrimp were giant. They were perfectly breaded. The come with a citrus sauce that was too sweet for me. The waitress brought me Cajun Tarter Sauce in its place. It should always come with this dish.... More

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Longwood, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

After a long drive into town, Pearlz was the perfect fit for our dinner. The restaurant has a warm festive atmosphere but it is not so crazy that you can't enjoy a conversation. Seated at one of the two common tables, my wife and I enjoyed a lengthy conversation and meal with a couple seated next to us. The service... More

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We tried raw, steamed, and fried oysters. All were very good. The place is small and was packed as soon as they opened for happy hour at 4pm.

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so glad that you enjoyed your oysters. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More

Hampton, Virginia
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Made it to Pearlz in Charleston about a half hour before happy hour ended and luckily found 2 seats at the bar. Ordered 2 dozen raw oysters and a half pound of peel and eat shrimp and a few rounds of their house nut brown ale. The oysters were from close to home on the Eastern Shore of VA and... More

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so glad you enjoyed your food and were pleased with your service. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More

Ashland, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Stopped by with some colleagues and ended up spending two hours throwing down quite a few drinks while enjoying some of the best seafood I've ever had. Will be back. With a black card... because I'm buying two of everything on the menu.

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz! We are so glad you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More

Bergen County, NJ
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We went to the W. Ashley restaurant, which was convenient to our hotel. The food is excellent with many very reasonable choices. Very informal and fun atmosphere. Great when you don't want a huge meal and want good food at a good price. The tacos are large, so check them out before ordering. We enjoyed everything we ate. There was... More

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so glad you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More

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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Although they have good fish and other things the best thing about this place is it is a pure oyster bar reasonably priced. Although no real Cajun food it's in the same vein as Acme in New Orleans.

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so glad you enjoyed our oyster bar. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More

eagle bridge ny
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Happy hour begins at 4. Get there early and ask for Noel as you waitress. She and the place can't be beat. Good vibs all around best oyster selection in the city

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz and for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Truly amazing food- we had the jumbo shrimps and the calamari for appetizers and then shared a fish mixed grill. The food was 1st class and the service excellent. We had to wait 15 minutes for a table but it was no problem- it was Saturday night after all. We highly recommend this restaurant for gourmet food.

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so glad you enjoyed your food and were pleased with your service. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More

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Address: 153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
Phone Number: 843-577-5755
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
Cuisine: Seafood

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