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Pearlz Oyster Bar

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936 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
18036617741
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
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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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go for the Happy Hour!

The Happy Hour prices are amazing! Food was excellent. I travel for work, so usually when I go out I like to multi-task while eating, but this place gets a little loud, so not for someone looking for a quiet spot to enjoy dinner. The service is not the most attentive, but they are friendly. If you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Rachael L
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Indiana
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very loud! Not good for a family meal if you want to talk. Good location downtown. It appeared clean though the lights were so low it was kind of hard to tell. The wait staff was nice and efficient. The meal was ok for seafood but I would prefer other places in this city for it. There were 4 of... More 

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Thank bsnestrvler
Asheville, North Carolina
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Happy Hour prices are amazing! Food was excellent. I travel for work, so usually when I go out I like to multi-task while eating, but this place gets a little loud, so not for someone looking for a quiet spot to enjoy dinner. The service is not the most attentive, but they are friendly. If you like seafood and... More 

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

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

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pearlz is a great place: delicious food and professional service for a decent price. Just make sure you get a table by the window, as it can get pretty noisy in there :)

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Thank Vero n
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 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Pearlz on a quick trip to Columbia. We stopped in to have oysters and a cocktail before dinner. The oysters were poorly shucked. There was a lot of shell inside the oyster. They were out of an ingredient for the first cocktail I ordered. There was also a bug in my water. I was disappointed. The Pearlz in... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience. While this recent visit was by no means acceptable to us, we do place great value in the feedback we receive from our guests, whether positive or negative. There are no excuses for the manner in which... More 

Dayton, Ohio
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't love the food (oysters) at this friendly place that I visited in Dec 2014. Next time I would try a burger. All the patrons looked like regulars and very happy to be there. (Feb 2015 was the nearest choice on the pick list.)

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Thank Olivelane
Columbia, South Carolina
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I went to go out to eat to celebrate some good news that we received recently. We decided to be adventurous and try oysters for the first time ever. While I have nothing to compare these particular oysters to; we both enjoyed them a lot. I had the lobster roll and my husband had the mahi mahi... More 

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Thank angelaoneye
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 and your husband enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to have you both dine with us again soon! More 

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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant has an amazing vibe, there's something about it right when you walk in the door you just feel it. Some friends and I visited Pearlz last Friday night for a Holiday get together. The place was very busy and people everywhere but we felt very intimate. We ordered a few appetizers to share and I have to say... More 

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

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

Columbus, Ohio
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115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

First, you have to have raw oysters at an Oyster Bar, right? Pearlz certainly didn't disappoint us here - fresh and variety! For an entree my companion asked if the Blackened or Grilled was a better option for the fresh salmon. The waitress told us that the chef preferred the Pan Seared, so we went with that option. The salmon... More 

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Thank hsbvim
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 the atmosphere of our restaurant. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Happy hour, happy prices,happy people, great food , go there .....now. Also great beers on tap. Fish tacos are good..its ALLLLLLLLL good

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your recent experiences with us. We hope to have you dine with us again very soon!! More 

Oakland, New Jersey
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

While visiting our son at the University of South Carolina we dined at Pearlz Oyster Bar. He brought a friend along who had recommended it. The food was very good - starting with the calamari which we shared as an appetizer. They offer small plates which I love. I had a small plate of two scallops over risotto and a... More 

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Thank lphilplan
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 and your party enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to have you all dine with us 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: 18036617741

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 - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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