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Pearlz Oyster Bar

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153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
+1 843-577-5755
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4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Original, Eclectic Little Oyster BarPearlz Oyster Bar is committed to...
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Oysters! Oysters! and More Oystsers!

If you love oysters, you must come here! Even if you are not sure if you like oysters, you probably will after a visit here. Came on a Sunday evening to avoid crowds. Trusted our waiter to guide our selections and matched with a craft beer. Yum! Tucked in the historic district of Charleston, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
schmante
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Charlotte
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Charlotte
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

If you love oysters, you must come here! Even if you are not sure if you like oysters, you probably will after a visit here. Came on a Sunday evening to avoid crowds. Trusted our waiter to guide our selections and matched with a craft beer. Yum! Tucked in the historic district of Charleston, the building ambiance feels historic--makes me... More 

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Stowe, Vermont
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We arrived about mid-happy hour and it was busy! There was a waitlist that was an hour long, however the hostess took our cell phone number and called us when our table was ready. We were able to stroll up and down the street and enjoy the evening while waiting. Once we got in our waiter was knowledgeable, offered great... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This place usually stays pretty busy but with how great their food is I can see why. I had shrimp and grits and it was fantastic. It's close to the Battery/ Rainbow Rd so it's a nice place to stop and eat after sightseeing. Definitely recommend

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

My wife loves raw oysters. The unique thing that they have is that you can choose the region that you want the oysters from. Very, very cool. The bisque was fantastic. We had a little bit of a wait but the bar was great to wait at. I recommend this place for a great night out.

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Inverness, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Great place...yes...must wait for table! Just soo good it's very busy but worth waiting for. Great menu, great food, great atmosphere. Best sit at a long table with other guest...yes, you get to meet others from other places....must be willing to talk and converse with strangers...just amazing. Wife and I had good food (seafood) and met some very nice folk... 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 

Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Great find! Glad we stopped. We had a lot of fun as the wait staff is great and the communal seating is a fun way to interact with those around you. Oysters and martinis were great!

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

Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

What an amazing meal! The menu was diverse and the seafood trio with lobster sauce was incredible , service was amazing and we can't wait to go back

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

Venice, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

5:30, middle of happy hour and we walked right in. Community table, lots of happy people and oysters.oh my goodness, those oysters!!!!! Steamed LARGE shrimp, a couple glasses of wine and we were ready for the next stop. But..........Pearlz has to be on your list of places to eat when you visit Charleston.

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

Ruskin, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Busy place. Oysters were good. Service was great. Had salmon special with grits and lima beans. The sauce was fantastic. The small plate menu items were chef prepared. Would definitely go again.

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

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My group and I called ahead and had a hour to an hour and a half wait, but we had the scenic downtown Charleston to explore so that was fine. Terrific house special oysters, didn't get to try any of the other kinds. The food was overall good but nothing to blow your mind. I'd still definitely go back to... 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 oysters. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-577-5755

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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