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Pearlz Oyster Bar

936 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
803-661-7741
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Ranked #18 of 836 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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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Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The Jazz bar with friends is great amd always easy to get into.The drinks are above average and the live music is usually great.No hesitation recommending it as well as the oysters downstairs.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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106 reviews 106 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Great joint! They have a lovely, large bar. Happy hour includes almost half priced oysters (though the cheap ones). The rest of their happy hour menu leaves a little to be desired. The drink specials include $5 martinis which is a great deal! The fried calamari was awfully greasy. The breading they use doesn't stick and they toss the calamari... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If Trip Advisor would allow it I would make this real simple, You can't go wrong here. The staff and servers were exceptional. Pleasant, professional and take the time to answer your question. I pick one SEC city a year to see a game and this year it was Columbia and University of South Carolina. To have found this place... 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 recent experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The food tasted like frozen food. It was even shaped like a frozen entree that they added way too much salt to. We had such high hopes, Will not be returning.

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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 and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience. We were glad to hear your comments on the great service during your visit, but it was unfortunate to hear your comments on the lack of exceptional food and beverage that was offered during the... More

Columbia, South Carolina, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This was our first visit after hearing many good things about Pearlz and being recommended by numerous people. The food and service (after an initial hiccup...more on that later) were both excellent! We had oysters on the half shell (raw), peel and eat shrimp, grilled scallops and Mahi tacos. This is the best seafood we have eaten in Columbia. 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. We are so glad you enjoyed your food and were pleased with your service. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More

Stafford, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I treated my son and then fiancée to dinner there on a Saturday night. We were seated immediately, ordering oyster shooters (the best I've ever enjoyed), a dozen raw oysters betwixt us, followed by terrific entrees (salmon. tilapia and fried oyesters). If you are in Columbia and are into the best seafood, you owe it to yourself to go there.... More

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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. We are so glad you enjoyed your food & drinks, and that you were pleased with your service. We hope to have you visit us again very soon! More

Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Met a business associate for dinner tonight and we both traveled in from different cities. We selected Pearlz based on reviews on TA. We were very please with all aspects of our dinner and meeting. The service was excellent. We enjoyed many courses and all on our timing. Great Job Pearlz.

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

Thank you for visiting Pearlz after finding us on TripAdvisor! We're glad that we met your expectations, including the food and service. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon the next time you're in Charleston! More

Columbia SC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Always a fun place to visit, plus the oysters and happy hour are fantastic! The service is good and even the upstairs lounge is a lot of fun. If you haven't checked the upstairs bar and lounge, it's a definite must.

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

Thank you for choosing Pearlz Oyster Bar and for taking the time to share your comments! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our oysters, service, and overall atmosphere, and we hope to see you again soon! More

Anderson, South Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The food was not worth the money but the service was excellent and they kept our drinks filled. The oysters were not cleaned properly either. It's better than McDonald's.

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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 and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience. We were pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the service while dining with us, and we will be reviewing your comments regarding the preparation of your oysters with our chef immediately. Our goal at... More

Augusta, Georgia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

our server was very prompt, ordered oysters on the half shell, they were cold and already scraped from the shell which made it easy to eat, also had the three tacos which you choose your own, and had the lobster roll. Which the meat is abundance and tender. We make the 45 min drive from Augusta to eat there, especially... 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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