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Pearlz Oyster Bar

936 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
803-661-7741
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Ranked #13 of 805 restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

This place was amazing, really nice happy hour , beautiful people, good service and awesome oysters! Very reasonable prices, and the manager, I guess Mike (I can't forget that name) was very friendly and has great hospitality skills! I definitely recommend this place!!

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

Mike, Thank you for choosing Pearlz Oyster Bar and for taking the time out to write a review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the experience and atmosphere. We certainly hope you'll be joining us again soon. More

Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The smell is something to get use to but overall great food and service. The best drinks and burgers.

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

Thank you so much for visiting us at Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so glad that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to see you again very soon! More

Augusta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stopped in Pearlz while on our way home to Augusta. What a great atmosphere, food and beer! The raw oysters were out of this world. The oyster shuckers are true craftsmen, cleaning their shucking knife constantly so to be sure of a clean oyster. The black drum was really good. My wife had the fish tacos, while my brother,... 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 Oyster Bar. We are so happy you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to see you again soon. More

Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This establishment has very consistent great service. The upstairs has good jazz music on the weekends. Overall a great place to go with your family, friends, or if you are on business.

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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 hope to see you again very soon! More

Columbia, South Carolina
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a go-to place for late night drinks/music in the Vista. Love the fact that they have cold CANS of PBR too.

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

Thank you so much for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar in Columbia! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to see you again soon. More

Derby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Pearlz is an excellent restaurant, serving a vast selection of mainly seafood and special fish dishes. Very helpful and friendly staff, great atmosphere in the restaurant and the food was amazing! Can twait to go back sometime!

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

Thank you for writing a review! We look forward to taking care of you again soon! More

Alpharetta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The oysters were fresh, huge, and tasty. Three dozen later, I left very satisfied and full. Bar was lively and the vibe great. The bartenders were very busy so I can excuse the lack of attention at times. They could learn to smile, though...but that's ok. I would definitely recommend!

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

Stephen, thank you for reviewing Pearlz! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to taking care of you again soon! More

Columbia, SC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

My husband and I decided to try this place out for oysters and drinks on a Saturday night. There was a 30-minute wait for a table, but we eventually found seats at the bar near the guys shucking oysters, which was way better anyway. Our order of a dozen raw oysters was delicious. My husband enjoyed a house brew. My... More

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

Thank you for choosing Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so happy that you and your husband enjoyed everything and that our staff took great care of you. We look forward to taking care of you two again soon! More

Cayce, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

It was the busiest of nights. A homecoming victory night. The hostess, said there would be an hour wait, took my phone number. Friends & I agreed everywhere was packed. We we set down drink orders, appetizer ordered ( Beaufort oysters) quickly served! Delicious, main entrees order, shortly our beautifully displayed, wonderfully tasty meals delivered. Again very crowded, staff worked... More

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

Paula, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your group waiting for us an a busy night, and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience enough to wait for us! We look forward to taking care of you again soon! More

Killeen, TX
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I really enjoyed myself at this restaurant. The atmosphere was great, people were friendly, and the food was wonderful. I selected a cup of gumbo as an appetizer and the scallops with grilled asparagus and a seasonal side of kale. Everything was great. I was nervous about ordering scallops since they are so easily overcooked. These scallops were perfectly cooked.... More

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Thank you for taking the time to review Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so happy that you enjoyed everything and we look forward to taking care of you again soon! More

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