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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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12:00 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: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
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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  • 385
    Very good
  • 65
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  • 16
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    Terrible
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
Go for the oysters, stay for the cocktails

Greatest happy hour! Fresh local oysters, fantastic cocktails & wonderfully friendly staff! My colleagues & stopped in, were seated immediately at a communal table. Our server was fantastic & recommended the oysters & several cocktails to share. Oysters were delicious & ambiance was lively & fun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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California
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190 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Greatest happy hour! Fresh local oysters, fantastic cocktails & wonderfully friendly staff! My colleagues & stopped in, were seated immediately at a communal table. Our server was fantastic & recommended the oysters & several cocktails to share. Oysters were delicious & ambiance was lively & fun. Wish we could've stayed longer but we had reservations down the street. Next time... More 

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Thank theresaw
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 dining experience with us and we look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Georgia
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I liked the boisterous ambience and friendly waitstaff. But most of all, i liked the oysters, appetizers, and cocktails. Highly recommend.

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Thank 3chocolateman
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting Pearlz! We are so glad you enjoyed your recent experience with us and we hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Bellingham, Washington
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267 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything here is tasty, in a lively atmosphere, with a good happy hour menu. The peel & eat shrimp are a favorite treat.

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

Thanks for joining us at Pearlz! We are glad you enjoyed everything and we hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Southport, North Carolina
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We love happy hour here, as they offer amazing, fresh raw oysters and other outstanding selections. Beware, though, the cosmopolitans are strong!

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Thank kevmar77
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us at Pearlz for Happy Hour! We are so glad you enjoy dining with us and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If eating some raw oysters is on your agenda while visiting Charleston, Pearlz Oyster Bar is a great place to visit. The atmosphere and service is great as well.

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Thank G4flyfish
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so glad you enjoyed your recent dining experience and we hope to have you join us again soon! More 

Statesville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

FOOD was very reasonable.Drinks were a very good pour... Great atmosphere if you want to be around a lot of people... if you want quiet , romantic... this is not it.... if you want prices that are not out of line, and lots of people to talk to . this is it.

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

Thanks for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are glad you enjoyed your recent dining experience and we hope to have you join us again soon! More 

Manchester
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We fancied a light bite and a drink, found Pearlz Oyster Bar and chose some food from the Happy Hour Menu. Nice food, well prepared and very tasty, just what we wanted. A laid back atmosphere with good service, great spot to kill a couple of hours over a wine, Beer and some food.

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Thank KevinC235
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us at Pearlz! We are so glad you enjoyed your recent Happy Hour experience with us and we hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

miami
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Happy hour starts at 4pm and when I arrived at 430pm the bar was already packed. Great happy menu with oysters being the best seller. Had the jumbo shrimps, gumbo and corn fritters. Everything was delicious and the service was great. Would definitely return.

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

Thank you for joining us at Pearlz! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and we hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Tewksbery, NJ
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go here..great food,drinks,atmosphere! You won't be disappointed! This is a welcoming and charming restaurant with fresh seafood. We loved it!

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Thank gail055
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us at Pearlz! We are so glad you enjoyed the food, drinks and atmosphere and we hope to have you visit again soon! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just found this spot bike-riding along Bay street. It is small, with most seating on the stainless steel bar stools. It looks to be popular with younger couples. The service is friendly, the food selection is good, and the preparation is very nice. There is a wide selection of oysters there, and they are happy to talk about each... More 

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Thank TomDM94
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are glad you enjoyed your recent experience and 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, Soups

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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