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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: Dinner, Late Night, 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
Oysters very tasty

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Columbia
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  • Bar scene
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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 

Columbia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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 

Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

Virginia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Stopped in for a dozen oyster's, small plates and some beer while visiting Columbia this past month. Great happy hour pricing and food/beer selection. The large bar was great and comfortable and the service was great. We love Pearlz!

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz and for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Cayce, South Carolina, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Could not complain about anything. Food wonderful and service was top of the line. We had boiled shrimp appetizer which were heavenly, then had large fried butterfly shrimp, coleslaw, wing chips with seasoning and 3 corn fritters. Delicious. We then went down to Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe for expresso and Choc. Cocconut and Snicker Doodle cake. Melt in your mouth wonderful.

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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 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Visit with a friend . Tried the oysters ' happy hour" to my surprise really good, fresh and not that fishy. Good environment , casual but a little bit pricey.

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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 oysters and that you were pleased with the environment of our restaurant. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Ft. Wayne
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Stopped there for dinner. Two of us had oysters as an appetizer. Very good, highly recommend. All of our dinners were very good ( we opted for the chef's specials that night) as well as service. Would definitely recommend this restaurant

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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 

Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Good oysters and appetizers for sure. The fish was too fishy and almost inedible. The service was also slow. It was a very lively fun time, but i couldn't recommend a meal here.

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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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