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Pearlz Oyster Bar

936 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
803-661-7741
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Ranked #15 of 827 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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English first
Columbia SC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The staff at TownePlace Suites recommended this local seafood and oyster bar. Really fun atmosphere right in downtown Columbia. Had the seared scallops and they were perfect. We ate at the bar and the service was excellent. Definitely going back to this location and hope to hit the one in Charleston next time in SC.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Tonight was our first time and we'll be going back. Yes, a bit noisy during happy hour, but that's to be expected. Quieted down after. The calamari was most excellent, clam chowder and gumbo were hot and robust with much clam and seafood content. You have to have the crispy shrimp tacos, they'll take you back to Ensenada, BC. My... More

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Pittsville, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I'm soo glad we picked Pearlz for dinner on our last night in Columbia! The atmosphere was welcoming and relaxed. The wait staff and bar staff were super nice and professional! Excellent, excellent, excellent. Only downer was that they ran out of corn fritters, which shows how consistently good this restaurant is.

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Dallas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Food good noise level really intolerable. Lose the happy hour. Prices not that great for it anyway. Shrimp and grits odd but good. I could not have any form of conversation with my daughter because of noise. Sad. Cool place.

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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 thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience. We were delighted to hear you enjoyed the food while visiting us, but it was unfortunate to hear your comments on the loud atmosphere during your visit. Our bar area can be a rather loud area at... More

Columbia, SC
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great happy hour prices on appetizers and great food. BUT, this is the loudest place I have ever been in. Almost impossible to talk to anyone. Please put soundproofing in!!! Great oysters & Trigger Fish Bites!!!!

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Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

When in Columbia, SC be sure to try Pearlz. It was absolutely amazing! The best oysters anyone in our party had ever had - and we love oysters!!! The atmosphere and service are fantastic too!!

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Had a warm atmosphere, menu & bar with a great wine selection. BUT, it was super noisy & that took away from having THE perfect evening. The raw oysters were fabulous & our daughter loved the calamari with chorizo. It was pouring down rain outside & have to say, it was very cozy inside Pearlz.

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