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Pearlz Oyster Bar

153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124 (Downtown)
843-577-5755
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Ranked #14 of 764 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Not an oyster fan so the shrimp and grits was a pleasant alternative. Delicious and well presented. We have eaten at the Pearlz in Columbia, SC and had scallops that were the best I ever had. Apparently they were out of season on this visit to Charleston. Found the painting at the right side of the bar to be fascinating.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved the oysters on the half shell. All the food was delicious. My only complaint is the service was slow.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This place gets hopping early with what are known as locals. You hear that Market - East Bay is a tourist area, yet there are a several places down there that truly rely in the local following. This area is attractive to visitors since it has all the history! Carriages. The Market. Historic buildings. The waterfront. The Battery. Who wouldn't... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in good food at a reasonable price, I feel Pearlz is the place. The oysters are excellent and shucked right in front of you and they are fresh. The drinks are reasonably priced as well. We ate at the bar and the bar staff is wonderful. They check on you constantly, but not only so. They... 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 that you enjoyed our food and were pleased with your service. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

judyb_ATL
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81 reviews 81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Just have the oysters. And then some more. Add in the crab cake appetizer and you're good to go. That's an easy light snack or dinner for two. Skip their wine selection, go with a draft or stick with water. We had the house oysters and they were delish.

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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 have enjoyed our oysters! We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Bossier City
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Cool oyster bar with foodie quality menu. Check the board as you come in for specials and oysters available. In house beer really good and the homemade pork rinds were great! Noel was a great server!

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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 

Anderson, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We ate at the bar, and the bartender was super friendly and made great suggestions. The fried oysters were delicious. The "small plate" of blackened tilefish over grits with andouille sausage, fried green tomato and succotash was enough for me and my husband to split and was so delicious as well. We were amazed at how quickly the food was... 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 food and that you were pleased with your service. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Queens, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Had dinner and drinks at the bar. Have the oysters (both raw and fried) as they are a wow! Good casual atmosphere with friendly people at the bar to boot. If you are looking for a good meal, and good time with great oysters to boot without paying an arm and a leg this place is for you.

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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 were pleased with our atmosphere! We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A fun place, reasonably priced and good food. The mussels were outstanding as were the peel and eat shrimp, a favorite of locals and tourists.

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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 mussels and your peel & eat shrimp. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Knoxville,TN
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Had dinner here with some friends. It was a bit crowded, but we quickly were seated. The atmosphere is nice, definitely not fine dining but an upscale casual atmosphere. Great selection of oysters, too many to decide so I went with the house oysters and some corn fritters. Both were wonderful, and though they may sound strange together, give it... 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 enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to have you all dine with us again soon! More 

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Address: 153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
Phone Number: 843-577-5755
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
Cuisine: Seafood

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