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Pearlz Oyster Bar

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936 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
803-661-7741
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 67
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  • 42
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great easy going dinner and drinks!

We love the wonderful wait staff and variety of seafood and house made chips! Consistently great quality food -and variety! Love the fried oysters for appetizer and the lobster roll is one of the best we've had ( and we have enjoyed in Maine) .

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Vickie T
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We love the wonderful wait staff and variety of seafood and house made chips! Consistently great quality food -and variety! Love the fried oysters for appetizer and the lobster roll is one of the best we've had ( and we have enjoyed in Maine) .

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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 that you have enjoyed your recent experiences with us! We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Saint Marys, GA
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit at Pearlz. The food and the service was very good. They have a good choice of appetizers and entrees. We went on a Friday night and it was packed, but it didn't take long to get served.

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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 that you enjoyed your food and that you were pleased with your service. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just a quick stop in a few times for a light meal and drinks. Nice beer selections and decent house wines. Good bar menu, friendly staff, quick service with nearby parking

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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 your recent experiences with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Ormond Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I have been to The Pearlz on several occasions over the past three years. The thing that stands out the most is their excellent consistency in their food and drink quality. I only visit when I'm in the Fort Jackson/McCrady Training Center area for work. Everything that I have tried on the menu is excellent (I.e. Oyster Shooter, Lobster Roll,... 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 you have enjoyed your experiences with us over the years. We hope to have you dine with us again very soon! More 

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Pearlz Red Ale is quite good. Their oysters and mussels are exceptionally well done. Our taco was a little dry but, once dipped in the mussel sauce, it turned out OK. We will definitely be back next time we are in Columbia.

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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 oysters, mussels and the Pearlz Red Ale. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My wife and I have been here many many times. It is in downtown Columbia, always a great group of people. Full bar, good wine selection, excellent food. The oysters are my favorite. If you are looking for an exciting night out this is a great place to start.

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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 have enjoyed your recent experiences with us. We hope to have you both dine with us again very soon! More 

Fort Mill, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great Oysters and Shrimp. Nothing Fancy, just a really good place to put down some seafood. This is a chain that has multiple locations.

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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 seafood. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had read the reviews and we're excited about trying it, very disappointed. The place itself is nice and the wait staff good and attentive. The food however was not. We started with peel and eat shrimp and crab cakes. The shrimp were fine but not the cakes. Not a piece of lump crab meat anywhere to be found. I... 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 thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience. We were glad to hear your comments regarding the wait staff and atmosphere, but it was unfortunate to hear your comments regarding the remainder of your experience and the dishes you were served. At Pearlz, we always... More 

Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It was late New Years day and our first and second choice restaurantas were closed. We came upon Pearlz and though we'd give it a try. I got the Fish 'n Chips and my husband got the Shrimp 'n grits. He did not appreciate seeing his grits in molded, brick form. Otherwise, the shrimp was tasty. With mine, I was... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

There's a lot of good stuff on the Pearlz menu. I ate there probably four or five times, and on a couple of occasions I ate the clam chowder. For not being in New England I'd say it's pretty darn good. Never had a negative experience at Pearlz other than a couple of annoying table guests adjacent to our table.

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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 that you have enjoyed our chowder. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 936 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-661-7741

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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