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Pearlz Oyster Bar

153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124 (Downtown)
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Ranked #13 of 742 restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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99 reviews 99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

First time to Charleston and decided to give this a try as our dress attire was not quite what it needed to be in order to eat at a nicer restaurant (walking around touring) and decided we gave this a try after reading a few reviews. Took about 35mins to wait (no biggy). Anyway, once we were called (sat at... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The service was excellent! I really enjoyed my visit there. I was there during 'happy hour' and had a delicious fried oyster appetizer, 2 oyster shooters (pepper vodka, raw oyster, hot sauce) and they were terrific. Then 1 shrimp taco. Delicious! Easy parking!

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Windsor, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Went for Happy Hour and stayed for dinner. Excellent fish entrees. Excellent staff,friendly and courteous Nice atmosphere for all ages..

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Take a break from the heat and have a drink and some oysters! Very casual and inviting! Delicious fresh oysters! We had a few dozen and a few drinks and left smiling!

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Carbondale, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We really enjoyed the background music from a guitar player and singer - he was very good. The service was fast and also very tasty. We had a medium sized group and they accommodated us even though it is a small bar type restaurant. I would recommend Pearlz.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Had a nice, casual dinner here with family. We sat outside, had drinks, amazing corn fritters, and delicious seafood. It looked pretty crowded inside, so being able to sit outside and people-watch was nice and relaxing. Definitely recommend!

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Winter Park, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

The musician on 8/10/14 exceeded my expectations. His voice was wonderful, and the volume still allowed for conversation. The food highlights were the blt tower salad, mussels appetizer, and chips/bleu cheese appetizer. Convenient location as well, as we did the ghost tour immediately afterwards.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Were in town for a few days and on the advice of our host came here for happy hour. It was wonderful. A dozen huge and tasty oysters cost 9.99. The fried shrimp was similarly priced and was excellent. The drink menu was also really good with a great selection of cocktails and draft beers. Great environment and service. If... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We first went to Pearlz on the recommendation of a friend who visits Charleston frequently, and we fell in love with the food, drinks, and the atmosphere here. The happy hour is amazing, so if you are able to get to the restaurant during happy hour, do it! The oyster shooters are fun, and potent enough. The food is fantastic,... More

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Hickory, North Carolina, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a cool little place. My first time eating oysters, was at Pearlz. Good food, good ambiance, good staff.

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