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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: 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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  • 14
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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
Couldn't wait to go back, so we did!

We visited Charleston for the fist time in the fall of 2014 and all the restaurant choices and many excellent reviews were overwhelming! How do you choose? We didn't want fancy, very expensive, or far from from our downtown hotel though so we chose Pearlz. I wasn't particularly happy about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
candice53
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We visited Charleston for the fist time in the fall of 2014 and all the restaurant choices and many excellent reviews were overwhelming! How do you choose? We didn't want fancy, very expensive, or far from from our downtown hotel though so we chose Pearlz. I wasn't particularly happy about the seating at first; we had to share a high... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Went to Pearlz on the recommendation from our hotel. Enjoyed it very much. Super bartender and good service. We found the wine list to be limited but ok. We had the raw oysters and they were fabulous! My sister had the fried oysters and my brother in law had the fried shrimp. Overall, everything was super. We should have stayed... More 

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Rochester, NY
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Went to Pearlz in West Ashley. There is also one in center downtown. It is a pub style restaurant with lots of choices in oysters, fish and mussels as well. Salads and soups too. We were there on a Monday night and it was quite busy. I understand it's difficult to get in on weekends.

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Bondville, Vermont
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We loved it and ended up going there for several nights in a row [we love variety but are suckers for good food service and value] The Oysters were great the fish was great the service was great. We loved the seafood special of the day with several items. It was inventive, tastefully prepared and made the drive from VT... 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 fresh seafood. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Andover, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

After way too much shopping and walking, we happened upon Pearlz- which was on my "if we can" list for this trip to Charleston. We got a booth after a very short wait and proceeded to enjoy a just excellent late lunch. Our server was way above average, starting with bringing us a sample of the types of oysters 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 you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Great Neck, New York
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127 reviews 127 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Every time We are in Charleston, Pearlz is our restaurant, A glass of wine, Oysters on the half shell and Spicy peel & eat shrimp are exceptional and fresh. Service is excellent.

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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 food and that you have been pleased with our service. We hope to have you dine with us again very soon! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My wife had the west coast oysters and said they where the best she ever had. I had the lobster roll that was excellent. We liked the food so much we went back the next day again for lunch with another couple. My wife liked the oysters so much she ordered two dozen this time. I tried the crab cake... 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 wife enjoyed our seafood. We hope to have you both dine with us again soon! More 

Aberdeen, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Nestled between several high priced dining options, don't miss this pearl. Fried oyster platter was amazing as were the fish tacos. And have the Salt Air drink for desert.

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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 

Charlotte
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

If you love oysters, you must come here! Even if you are not sure if you like oysters, you probably will after a visit here. Came on a Sunday evening to avoid crowds. Trusted our waiter to guide our selections and matched with a craft beer. Yum! Tucked in the historic district of Charleston, the building ambiance feels historic--makes me... More 

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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 soon! More 

Stowe, Vermont
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We arrived about mid-happy hour and it was busy! There was a waitlist that was an hour long, however the hostess took our cell phone number and called us when our table was ready. We were able to stroll up and down the street and enjoy the evening while waiting. Once we got in our waiter was knowledgeable, offered great... 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 

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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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