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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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4:00 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
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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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
Happy hour bargain

Some times we spend three or more weeks bumming around on vacation. Eating out can get expensive to say the least. We have found that you can stretch your budget by hitting some good happy hours. Pearlz qualifies. Drinks are reasonable and the food is really good. The fried oysters were some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Austin720
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Austin,tx
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Austin,tx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Some times we spend three or more weeks bumming around on vacation. Eating out can get expensive to say the least. We have found that you can stretch your budget by hitting some good happy hours. Pearlz qualifies. Drinks are reasonable and the food is really good. The fried oysters were some the best I have eaten. Same goes for... More 

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New Canaan, Connecticut
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Not the best oysters - which is what we expected. Everything was average overall. Reasonable prices, however.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great oysters!! Some of the best clam chowder I have ever had. Its always busy. Great place for happy hour. My wife and I enjoy it!

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

Thank you for joining us at Pearlz Oyster Bar! We're so glad you enjoy the oysters, clam chowder, and happy hour. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I love oysters, and no matter what time of the year it is- I'm bound to find something wonderful. Perfect with a martini, Pearlz Oyster is a real find!

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Thanks for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so glad you enjoyed your recent experience with us and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Absolutely loved the food and the service. Oyster shucked right and the bar and the oyster shooters are the best. Can forget the oysters at the table. 10 different kinds

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Thank you for joining us at Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and service, and we hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Normally we only want fine dining in Charleston. We loved Pearlz again and again. First the Long Island Iced Teas are really good. Second, they actually shuck the oysters correctly making the oyster come right out of the shell as opposed to having to cut it out. Blue cheese wedge salad is great too.

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

Thank you for visiting Pearlz! We are so glad you always enjoy your dining experience with us and we hope to have you join us again soon! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My son who is stationed at the Goose Creek Naval Weapons station brought us to Pearlz. He wanted to try raw oysters and my husband LOVES oysters. Being from south Louisiana, I have grown wary of any raw seafood, so I ordered the crab cakes. They were great. Then I did venter to taste the oysters. There are not enough... More 

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Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so glad you enjoyed your recent experience with us and we hope to have the chance to serve you again in the future! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

While in Charleston we tried 8 different varieties of oysters and hit several different places. For quality, Pearlz is hands down the freshest! We had oyster shooters first, and really liked the creamy PEI oysters, and also anything from British Columbia- The price at Pearlz is also in par or better than all other places, as we checked many menus... More 

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Thank you for joining us at Pearlz Oyster Bar! We're pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the oysters and we look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Chicago
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Pearlz was very good. My family shared two dozen raw oysters (I don't eat them, but my family raved about them) and crap cakes before having dinner. The food was very good, not the best I have ever had, but I would go back and maybe order a house specialty or a daily special. The service was great. We were... More 

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Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so glad you enjoyed your recent experience with us and we hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Stop in here for drinks and seafood. We enjoyed the Happy hour menu and a charming waiter who insisted we linger and enjoy our time there! This enjoyable place made delightful vacation memories!

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

Thank you for joining us at Pearlz! We are so glad you enjoyed the seafood, drinks, and service. We hope to have the chance to serve you again soon! More 

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Additional Information about Pearlz Oyster Bar

Address: 153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-577-5755
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
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
Cuisine: Seafood

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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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