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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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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

a bike taxi driver told us to try this place & we weren't disappointed. My husband loved the fresh oysters and mussels while I enjoyed a delicious fish meal. Very happening place!

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Vancouver, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

great food - delicious food - friendly and fun service. These guys have got it right. We were struggling as vegetarians in Charleston and they were more than happy to make a few adjustments to their menu tiems to accommodate us. This is not something I often find!

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Cocoa, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Had some pretty decent meals in Charlston. Narrowly avoided some bad, by all accounts. Last night in town and we had blown lunch at Husk and there was no chance of getting in for dinner. Stumbling around Broad, this place looked buzzing and had a real mixed crowd. Tats and Tiara's. Menu looked as interesting as Husks to be honest.... More

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Cookeville, Tennessee
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This place has very limited seating space. We had to share a family style table. The raw oysters were good but they do not open the steamed oysters. Shrimp and grits were good, but the tacos were just okay. Nothing special about this place.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Go to Pearlz, don't hesitate. So, so good! Between us we had raw oysters, oysters Rockefeller (O.M.G!), the burger with blei cheese and caramelized onions, the seared ahi tuna sandwich, shrimp Caesar salad, and blackened salmon with Charleston red rice. For real, this place is just fantastic. Service was great, dishes, sides, drinks, and raw bar were all fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Went on a day trip to Charleston with a friend and found Pearlz. We enjoyed raw oysters, fried oysters, fish tacos and mussels. We got the crab dip, but weren't the biggest fans of it. I also got a margarita, but wasn't tol haply with it. Overall, our experience was great and our server Meaghan was definitely memorable!

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Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

During a day trip to Charleston, we decided on Pearlz because we wanted oysters. We happened to go during happy hour so the prices were quite reasonable. We got a dozen oysters, fried oysters, mussels, mahi tacos, and the crab dip. All were delicious but next time we'd skip the fried oysters and crab dip and try something else instead.... More

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chicago suburbs
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Family of four tourists, we stopped in here after an afternoon of walking around town (and an excellent lunch at Five Loaves Cafe). The place was crowded but it had a good pulse, even though the air conditioning had quit. Mixed crowd, some tourists, plenty of locals in there after work. More than half of clientele was female, at least... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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