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Pearlz Oyster Bar

153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124 (Downtown)
843-577-5755
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Ranked #12 of 744 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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North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Although this place is geared more towards individuals, couples, and small groups of people mingling in a fun atmosphere, they can accommodate families in the limited number of booths they have. We waited longer than most to get a booth but it was worth the wait. The manager went out of his way to engage us while we waited. They... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I had oysters...they were really good. Not so impressed with the atmosphere though. Very dark and drafty. A/C kept dripping on our table. Service was good though.

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Boston, MA
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125 reviews 125 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place is simply amazing. Extremely crowded and noisy in the beginning - the was live music that was way too loud for the size of the bar - but it became better after a while. We had Oysters (of course), tuna and two entrées. All of them great. The planters punch is highly recommended. Much better than the one... More

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

Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar and for taking the time to tell us about your experience. It's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the food and cocktails, as well as the atmosphere. We appreciate your feedback and hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon! More

Piney Flats, Tennessee
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We chose to share several dishes - scallop ceveche & a shrimp pasta dish. Both were very good though the flavor of the scallops was somewhat suppressed by the citric acid of the ceveche process.

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar and for taking the time to write a review! We're pleased that you enjoyed the scallop ceveche and shrimp pasta, and we hope to have the chance to serve you again very soon! More

Centennial, Colorado
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

So we thought there was a weekend happy hour, and there isn't. Oh well. There's still the small plates. We had the pink snapper and sword fish small plates, house made chips and local brews. Fantastic. Seriously amazing. Oh wait. There were oysters. Really good oysters. That were impeccably shucked. This is a do not miss spot.

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar! We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed our pink snapper, sword fish, chips, oysters, and local brews. We hope to have the chance to serve you again soon! More

Bloomfield
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for dinner after hanging out at Waterfront Park one night and it was packed! I like sitting at a bar to eat and luckily a couple got called for their table & we got two seats at the bar. We tried a couple of their beers, which were great and ate the shrimp & grits, which 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 Oyster Bar two days in a row and for taking the time to share your feedback! We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the shrimp and grits, oysters, fish tacos, beer, service, and overall atmosphere during your recent visit. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon! More

Woodstock, Georgia, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We went to Pearlz during Happy Hour and sampled their home crafted white beer. It was fantastic! We had oysters and shared a sampler. Great atmosphere! Would come again.

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

Hillary, Thank you for visiting us at Pearlz for Happy Hour! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed our beer and oysters. We hope to serve you again soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

The staff and service are impeccable! Staff is very knowledgable of the menu and share with you what they recommend rather than the specials. Also happy hour is from 4-7 everyday and you can't beat the price of the oysters and local craft beer prices at $2.50. Just a great all around casual restaurant. Packs quick 4:00 o'clock sharp is... 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 Oyster Bar! We're delighted to hear that our staff took good care of you during your visit, and that you enjoyed our Happy Hour menu and overall atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon! More

South Miami, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Only an hour of our arrival we wanted to eat seafood. Only half a block from our hotel it was a short walk. I started with a cold Sam Adams red seasonal beer wow nice and cold. Then the southern grilled oysters and a cup of the blue crab bisque. One simple word superb.

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

Thanks for choosing Pearlz Oyster Bar and for sharing your experience with us! It's a pleasure to hear how much you enjoyed the Blue Crab Bisque, Southern Grilled Oysters, and beer. We hope to have the chance to serve you again soon! More

Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Their servers are very knowledgeable about their menu, food allergies (gluten allergy),and accommodations. Food is excellent, they take good care of 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 Oyster Bar! We're pleased to hear that our staff took good care of you during your visit and that you enjoyed the food and overall experience. We hope you'll come back and see us again soon! More

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