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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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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, 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
Better than expected

We got off to a bumpy start because the hostess tried to seat us at a wet table. I refused to sit down until it was dried off. After that the server and the meal was excellent. I had the house salad with champagne dressing and the appetizer of lump crab cakes. Delicious combination! The crab... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
dmuzikmom
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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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  • Bar scene
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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We got off to a bumpy start because the hostess tried to seat us at a wet table. I refused to sit down until it was dried off. After that the server and the meal was excellent. I had the house salad with champagne dressing and the appetizer of lump crab cakes. Delicious combination! The crab cakes were light and... 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. We are so glad you enjoyed your food and that you were pleased with your service. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My only complaint was the noise level but it is hard to beat success. We have eaten on a regular basis at the Pearlz in Charleston and this one was just as good. From Oysters Rockafeller, to a dozen on the half shell, to a Caesar Salad topped with fried ones, they were all delicious and even eaten in a... 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. We are so glad you have enjoyed our oysters. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Where do I start this place is nice! The place itself is a perfect blend of Bar and dining. The menu was fantastic looking they had just enough that it was not too overwhelming in deciding what to eat. Our waitresses were excellent !!! When we decided finally what we wanted we got the St. James oysters delicious, calamari it... More 

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

Columbia, South Carolina
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98 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Have some great martinis and a nice selection of oysters any way you want them but only if you want to talk real close to your guest. Really loud so large tables for groups are silly. Front tables by sidewalk are nice. Go next door to Kaminskys after to talk.

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

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189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Had dinner with a business associate and everything was excellent. Crowded and pretty load but we got a table in a separate room near the front. Much quieter. Oysters were great as well as the main dishes of snapper and tuna. Rebecca our server was great also.

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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 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I've been here on several different occasions with friends. I've tried the raw oysters, baked oysters, crab cake sandwich, and their shrimp tacos . All of which I thought were delicious. I think their pricing is reasonable for how popular they are. One of the more fun and happening spots downtown!

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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 

Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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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 food and that you were pleased with your service and the atmosphere of our restaurant. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

New York City, New York
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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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84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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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 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 

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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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