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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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Today
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: 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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  • 686
    Excellent
  • 295
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Most recent review
Somewhat disappointing

Pearlz was on our Charleston bucket list. We arrived approx 20 min prior to opening and waited in a very short line. We were a table of 3 adults and 2 kids, and we were seated immediately at a booth. The place filled up rather quickly during Happy Hour so we were glad we got there early. We ordered... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Zirkyfamily
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Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Pearlz was on our Charleston bucket list. We arrived approx 20 min prior to opening and waited in a very short line. We were a table of 3 adults and 2 kids, and we were seated immediately at a booth. The place filled up rather quickly during Happy Hour so we were glad we got there early. We ordered drinks-... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Pearlz was recommended by a friend, so I had to try. I was with two other friends and knew we should try oysters while in Charleston. We were able to order a half dozen oysters to sample. Much appreciated because the menu only listed a dozen we didn't know if we were ready to commit to that much. Thanks! We... 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 that you enjoyed our oysters and that you were pleased with the atmosphere of our restaurant. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Pearlz is always busy, be prepared to wait. Grab a seat at the bar if you can (you can watch a guy shuck oysters). Service can be quite slow, out-of-towners tend to have a lot of questions. Your water glass might go empty. The acoustics are not very good, and it can become very loud and rowdy during happy hour.... 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 that you have enjoyed our food. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Blacksburg, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I've eaten here before and the food has always been good, but, this time I chose the fried oyster Caesar salad and it was the best!

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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 our Fried Oyster Caesar Salad! We hope to have you dine with us again soon. More 

New Hyde Park, New York
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Went here during happy hour, great oysters and delicious Bloody Mary's! Served with pickled okra, string bean, olives and shrimp!

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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 our oysters and Bloody Mary's. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Acworth, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Wow - a great late night spot for drinks and Raw Bar. We ate at the West Ashley location - it is situated in a great little strip of bars between the Mall Area and the Historic District. Lots of cool places to go in this area. We went specifically for drinks and the Raw Bar and were not disappointed.... 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 

Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were told our wait would be 1 1/2 hr. So we went next door for a drink, because we couldn't get near the bar at Pearlz. As soon as we got our drink order we were called from Pearlz saying our table was ready. It was a very loud place. I'm not sure if we would go back. The... More 

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Athens, Georgia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This place is the best. Easy walk from the Market and full of energy. The Oysters were the best I have had--they melt in your mouth with such a rich, complex flavor. The specials board is not to be missed. Great low country with a variety that will make everyone happy and wanting more. Great value for the money 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. We are so glad you enjoyed our Oysters. We hope to have you dine with us again very soon! More 

Birmingham, Alabama
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant the first night my group of friends and I were in Charleston. We decided to go based on reviews on the Urbanspoon app we used. This place was great. We received some of the best service from our waiter, Ben, that we all raved about and said he was the best server we had ever had... 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 very soon. More 

Simpsonville, South Carolina
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

As this was my young niece's favorite restaurant downtown, we went prior to her performance in a local play with her grandparents. I wouldn't return for the food, with family I wanted to visit with and talk to. It seems more like a large bar, that is known for oysters and meeting adult friends.

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?