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Pearlz Oyster Bar

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Pearlz Oyster Bar
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153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
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153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
843-577-5755
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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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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
Most recent review
Fresh seafood

Really fresh seafood. The oysters were fantastic. The beer batter fish & chips were very good. The chips are actually homemade seasoned crunchy potato chips. The cod fish was fresh, flaky & delicious. The batter was perfectly crispy, flavorful & not greasy at all. Well done. Our server was a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2014
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Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Florida
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329 reviews 329 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Really fresh seafood. The oysters were fantastic. The beer batter fish & chips were very good. The chips are actually homemade seasoned crunchy potato chips. The cod fish was fresh, flaky & delicious. The batter was perfectly crispy, flavorful & not greasy at all. Well done. Our server was a bit aloof but very efficient. The owner came by the... More 

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Potomac, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Stopped by before going to the airport after a short business visit. Had oysters, claims, salad and tuna tartar. Excellent food and atmosphere.

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Savannah, Georgia
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85 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

This is Avalon, just prior to the bridge into downtown Charleston, a cool little area with some interesting things. Pearlz is definitely a local hangout, but many people from all over will go there for the oysters, local and otherwise, clams, shrimp cervice, etc. When the weather is cooler, the local oysters are fantastic. Happy hour, prices are half which... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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60 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We stopped into Pearlz for happy hour upon arrival in Charleston to grab some late lunch to tide us over until our late dinner reservations. We ordered some Blue Points Connecticut Oysters and a small plate daily special of Blackened Black Bass with Cheese Grits. I am not a huge oyster fan, but I almost always try at least one... More 

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Mount Nebo, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We asked a cashier in one of the shops for her favorite oyster bar she recommended Pearlz. It was happy hour when we got there. The house oysters were half price, they were very good just the right size and not too salty. As the evening progressed the place got crowded. It is the place to be.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Pearlz is a great place to go after work or simply as a tourist if you like that feel of lively conversation, great oysters, cold beer and a really fun atmosphere. The oyster shuckers stand there and shuck one after the other right behind the bar and it seems they never get a break once things get going. This is... 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 and for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Panama City Beach, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

When we arrived, it was happy hour & packed with happy folks. It only took about ten minutes to be seated and our server suggested we order quickly if we were interested in special prices on drinks and apps. We love oysters and couldn't imagine that theirs could be as good as the Apalachicola oysters we get fresh at home... More 

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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 

Lexington, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Pearlz is probably the best encapsulation of great food and tourist atmosphere. I was in town for a friends bachelor party, so we went to Pearlz to kill some oysters before hanging around town the rest of the night. The service is good, be prepared to wait, but allegedly Charleston is the number one consumer of PBR in the country,... More 

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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This bar was happening and I think the food was one of the reasons. Another late night stop upon arriving to town and it was a treat. I had the tuna burger and was ahi tuna on a bun. If your looking for another late night stop. Check this one out.

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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 

Westerville, Ohio
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

loved this place! went for a late night drink with friends and sat at the bar, our bartender was great, very nice, just what you would expect. Had oyster shooters and drinks for the 3 of us and tab was reasonable. Would love to go back and have dinner next time I'm in town

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 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.

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