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Pearlz Oyster Bar

936 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
803-661-7741
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Ranked #26 of 846 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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Fort Mill, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great Oysters and Shrimp. Nothing Fancy, just a really good place to put down some seafood. This is a chain that has multiple locations.

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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 seafood. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had read the reviews and we're excited about trying it, very disappointed. The place itself is nice and the wait staff good and attentive. The food however was not. We started with peel and eat shrimp and crab cakes. The shrimp were fine but not the cakes. Not a piece of lump crab meat anywhere to be found. 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 and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience. We were glad to hear your comments regarding the wait staff and atmosphere, but it was unfortunate to hear your comments regarding the remainder of your experience and the dishes you were served. At Pearlz, we always... More 

Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It was late New Years day and our first and second choice restaurantas were closed. We came upon Pearlz and though we'd give it a try. I got the Fish 'n Chips and my husband got the Shrimp 'n grits. He did not appreciate seeing his grits in molded, brick form. Otherwise, the shrimp was tasty. With mine, I was... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

There's a lot of good stuff on the Pearlz menu. I ate there probably four or five times, and on a couple of occasions I ate the clam chowder. For not being in New England I'd say it's pretty darn good. Never had a negative experience at Pearlz other than a couple of annoying table guests adjacent to our table.

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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 that you have enjoyed our chowder. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Lexington, South Carolina
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

With 7:30 reservations we arrived about 7:15 to find the place packed. I thought to myself this will take forever... They checked us in and offered us a place at the bar while we waited. No little pagers here, they text your cell phone when your table is ready. At about 7:35 we received the text and were escorted to... 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 

philadelphia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Being from a larger Metro city (Philly) I was visiting a friend and was a little apprehensive about what to expect in Columbia. After a little "googling" I found Pearlz Oyster Bar! I was so happy we went. I love the raw bar options...yummy and the best part i Pearlz Upstairs! The Jazz Band playing that night was amazing! 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 recent experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I love the food on the happy hour menu and the prices. We always get the Trigger Bites and oysters on the half shell. I have eaten off the regualar menu but the Trigger Bites are not offered. If you are eating oysters the prices are better at happy hour. My daughter and I had 2 dozen oysters and the... 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 Happy Hour experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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138 reviews 138 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

The variety of oysters and preparations pleases the palate, and if you are looking for a change, look at the starters and try just about anything on the list for something new. This is a popular spot, so you may have a bit of a wait, but it's ok, as the staff is welcoming and once a seat is free,... More 

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

Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at Pearlz. We are so glad you enjoy our Jazz bar and that you would recommend our oysters. We hope to have you visit with us again soon! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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111 reviews 111 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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 enjoyed your overall Happy Hour experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! 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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