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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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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Casual atmosphere. Great food and service.

Southern cuisine, loud and fun oyster bar and restaurant. Fresh wide selection of oysters, good salads, pan seared local fresh caught SC seafood! Good sides and reasonable pricing. Full bar. They have dancing upstairs. True local gem!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Alex C
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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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  • Bar scene
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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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79 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Southern cuisine, loud and fun oyster bar and restaurant. Fresh wide selection of oysters, good salads, pan seared local fresh caught SC seafood! Good sides and reasonable pricing. Full bar. They have dancing upstairs. True local gem!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I walked in and tried to go to the rooftop bar. It's only open on certain nights. I sat at the bar and ordered a craft beer and some oysters. A lot of friendly people sitting around doing the same thing. Great ambiance and service.

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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 visit us again soon! More 

Mishawaka, Indiana
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

An excellent seafood restaurant in downtown Columbia, just a couple of blocks from the Statehouse. Good service and great food.

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Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so glad you enjoyed our food and that you were pleased with our service. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

North Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

This is one of our favorite "go to" places with friends for happy hour. If you love raw oysters this is the place! Of course they have a full selection of everything from great fried shrimp to burgers and e erythema in between. There are seafood salads too They make great homemade chips and their oyster shooters can't be beat.... More 

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Thank you so much for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon! More 

Florence
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497 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We stopped here to have a dinner during our vacation in Columbia. Service was friendly and food really good. Centrally located with large windows facing the street. The building inside is nice. No outside tables. Menu includes fish and meat. I was with my boyfriend and we shared delicious crab cakes. As main dish he ordered tacos with fish. Size... More 

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Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so glad you and your boyfriend enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Overall, not a bad place to eat. Service was ok. Our server wasn't terribly long with our drinks, however food took a very longtime to come out. My fiancé ordered the crab cakes, n I ordered the shrimp tacos. The crab cakes were fantastic! But for $10, two small crab cakes needed to be a lot bigger. The mussels were... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We weren't here during oyster season, and I only like local oysters so we didn't get them. Most of us had shrimp dishes, and they were all terrible. The shrimp were overcooked and very rubbery. One of us got fish tacos, which she said weren't bad. But a seafood restaurant should be able to cook shrimp.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I loved it! Their drinks are good, the bartenders fantastic and the food is really good! Great place to go after work or during the day. It's in downtown and hard to find a place to park

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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 

Columbia
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I wish the restaurant would open earlier than 4 30. They have great seafood raw oysters are tasty. Fried shimp is excellent.

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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 

Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great atmosphere and bar service (that's all I utilized). Can't leave without trying the oyster shooters.

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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 enjoyed our Oyster Shooters and that you were also been pleased with our service. We hope to have you visit us again very soon! More 

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Additional Information about Pearlz Oyster Bar

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

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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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