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Pearlz Oyster Bar

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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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Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night
Dessert

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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
2 dozen oysters...each

Pearlz was recommended to us by a local for oysters. They were so good, really sweet, we ordered a dozen each for a second round! The recommended cocktails were also great!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
moltenmuse2014
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Bellmore, New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Bellmore, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Pearlz was recommended to us by a local for oysters. They were so good, really sweet, we ordered a dozen each for a second round! The recommended cocktails were also great!

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Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

First of all, this place is a bit touristy, but that doesn't mean it isn't a worthwhile place to eat and drink. Their draft beer selection is great, the food very good (if a bit predictable) and they have a very good happy hour 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 that you have enjoyed our food and draft beer selection. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Monticello, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great casual place! Oysters were great, service was also great, and atmosphere was wonderful. This was our first stop on our trip since we got in late from the airport, and we loved it.

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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 food and that you were pleased with your service. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I came here on my first night in Charleston and it was a great start to the weekend. The oysters were awesome with a ton of variety in choices of preparation of them. The highlight was a special that had pastramied salmon on top of fried goat cheese. The service was good and atmosphere lively. Definitely worth the stop.

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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 recent experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

There was a wait to be seated for Happy Hour. We got a drink and sat outside until room was available. The special food was very good and enjoyed the atmosphere. Fun place to go.

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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 the food and the atmosphere of our restaurant. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Miami, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The environment is very relaxed, their local draft is excellent and their sea food is great, their service is fantastic and even the comradery amongst the staff is very enjoyable.

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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 

Niagara
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87 reviews 87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Pearlz has been one of our go to bars when visiting Charleston. They have a great raw bar and wide selection of seafood appetizers - excellent for people who like to bar hop their evening away.

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

Thank you for choosing to dine at Pearlz. We are so glad that you have made our restaurant a 'go-to bar' for you when you are visiting Charleston. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My friends and I go to Pearlz for happy Hour frequently, and I absolutely LOVE this place. It is packed on Fridays and Saturday but it is worthwhile to go. The food is fantastic and they have this drink called an Oyster Shooter that is a must try!!! You will not be disappointed here unless you don't like to have... 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 and your friends have enjoyed your recent Happy Hour experiences with us! We hope to have you all dine with us again soon. More 

Memphis
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We sat at the bar and watched the oyster shucking! My husband had a couple of oyster shooters that he said were very good. Excellent shrimp cocktail appetizer. Busy and friendly place. We'll go back.

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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 and your husband enjoyed your recent experience with us! We hope to have you both dine with us again soon! More 

Concord, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

When it comes to Happy Hour, those 'in the know' come to Pearlz Oyster Bar. We arrived at 4:02pm and the bar was almost full. Yes, people wait for Pearlz to open. The raw oysters are the draw at $9.95 for dozen on the half shell. Draft beer is $2.50, wine $4, house liquor $3 and champagne $3! We were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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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