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Pearlz Oyster Bar

153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124 (Downtown)
843-577-5755
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Ranked #11 of 738 restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed great seafood at reasonable prices. Sat at the bar because it was a 45 minute wait but that was fine for us as it was just the two of us. The swordfish I had was excellent and my wife had a great piece of salmon. I did not have the raw oysters but they looked wonderful and will have... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went there during happy hour ,there was 45 minute wait time, it was well worth the wait after we enjoyed cheaper prices and great food. Oysters definitely a star at that place! Everybody should try fried oysters ! We had to order more because my kids were fighting over them. Eat-n- peal shrimp was great too. My wife tried grilled... More

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I are from out of town and decided to look up some local seafood favorite spots in Charleston. Pearlz already got raving reviews so we decided to check it out for ourselves. We ordered the crab cakes to start off with- so delicious they were gone in 2 minutes! He had the crab cake sandwich and I... More

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

Thank you for dining with us at the Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are delighted to her that you and your husband enjoyed our fresh seafood and ambiance. Thank you for the feedback and we hope to see you again very soon. More

Rockport, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Dropped by on a Sunday afternoon for a snack wow!! Oyster shooters, fried oysters and Oysters Rockefeller. Cold beer and a glass of wine great start to a Sunday afternoon.

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

Thank you for dining with us at the Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are delighted to her that you enjoyed our fresh oysters and cocktails! Thank you for the feedback and we hope to see you again very soon. More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Nothing but great things to say. It's worth the wait. Check it out for sure. The food is cheap, but incredibly tasty. Wait staff is very attentive and super friendly.

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

Thank you for dining with us at the Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are delighted to her that you enjoyed your dining experience with us! Thank you for the feedback and we hope to see you again very soon. More

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were excited to try this bustling place and after 30 minutes of waiting with kids we graciously accepted a spot at the communal table at 7pm on a Thursday night. Our waitress had a terrible attitude (are out 3 meals a day for 7 days and this is the only rude service we encountered in charleston). She was as... 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 Oyster Bar and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience. We were upset to hear your comments on the lack of hospitality we provided you and your family while dining with us. As a restaurant that is locally owned and operated by two individuals with... More

Davidson, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My wife and I dined at the Pearlz Oyster Bar outside the city of Charleston. Great service; lively and local patronage. Fried fish was just right.

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

Thank you for dining with us at the Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are delighted to her that you and your husband enjoyed our fresh seafood and ambiance. Thank you for the feedback and we hope to see you again very soon. More

Edina, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

After a long, hot afternoon of exploring Charleston we stopped in at Pearlz for a cold drink and to experience oysters. Being oyster rookies, we wanted to sample them in a number of ways and Pearly happy hour allowed us to do just that. Tried them raw, steamed, shooters, and fried. I have to admit that I probably will not... More

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bonita springs
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Enjoyed the oysters during an early dinner with family. Kids had cheese burgers that were subpar, crab dip was unique, fish was good. Sat at community table, good service, music was loud (Pearlz is more of a bar than a gourmet country club so we enjoyed the music and livelihood). We would return early with the kids, later without the... More

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Plech, Germany
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Me and the wife have been itching to visit Charleston since we moved here a month ago. We finally did and made sure to visit Pearlz (from Tripadvisor perusings). It did not fail to disappoint. We showed up on a beautiful and busy Saturday night and were told it would be a 45 minute wait for a table. No issues.... More

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