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Pearlz Oyster Bar

936 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
803-661-7741
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Ranked #16 of 827 restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Columbia, SC
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112 reviews 112 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Great happy hour prices on appetizers and great food. BUT, this is the loudest place I have ever been in. Almost impossible to talk to anyone. Please put soundproofing in!!! Great oysters & Trigger Fish Bites!!!!

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Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

When in Columbia, SC be sure to try Pearlz. It was absolutely amazing! The best oysters anyone in our party had ever had - and we love oysters!!! The atmosphere and service are fantastic too!!

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Had a warm atmosphere, menu & bar with a great wine selection. BUT, it was super noisy & that took away from having THE perfect evening. The raw oysters were fabulous & our daughter loved the calamari with chorizo. It was pouring down rain outside & have to say, it was very cozy inside Pearlz.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

After visiting the one in Charleston and enjoying it, we decided to visit this one. Service was great and the food was excellent. The oyster Rockefeller was delicious. We ordered the shrimp and oyster plates and wasn't the least bit disappointed. And despite the amount of dollar signs on trip advisor, the food was reasonably priced. Pearlz remains on the... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had great raw oysters and a good craft beer selection on tap. Cool atmosphere with helpful and quick service. Ordered shrimp and grits and their famous BLT, both of which were very good.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Dined at Pearlz for dinner and the seafood / service were fine, but the acoustics are too reflective to allow for an enjoyable meal/conversation. Hardwood ceiling, floor, and glasss/brick walls create a very loud space and a racket ball court of screaming hyenas atmosphere. Tough place for a date, business meal, or special occasion.

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Ohio
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109 reviews 109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We had one of our best meals here. They have amazing food and great service. If you have one place to visit go to this restaurant.

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

Thank you so much for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so glad that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We look forward to serving you again very soon! More

San Tan Valley, Arizona
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103 reviews 103 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Went here in april last year. Live in Arizona. The oysters and scallops were to die for. We started with one order and then another and then some scallops. Has to be one of our favorite places. Take that New orleans.

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

Thank you so much for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so happy that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We look forward to serving you again very soon! More

Chamonix, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I booked for dinner at this restaurant and arrived in good time, to be told that no reservation had been made. When I asked to see the manager, he told me that he had failed to record my booking, which he had taken, but that he would be "compassionate" and find me a table. A rare combination of incompetent and... More

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

Thank you for visiting us at Pearlz Oyster Bar and thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Providing every guest we encounter with the highest level of service and hospitality is always our goal at Pearlz. We apologize for failing to record your reservation but we would still love another opportunity to serve you again... More

Howell, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Pearlz was recommended to us by our nearby hotel. We are oyster lovers and were not disappointed. Selection was great and delicious. Scallops were also yummy. Fun atmosphere and friendly staff.

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so glad that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More

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