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“Put on your must do list” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pearlz Oyster Bar

Pearlz Oyster Bar
153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124 (Downtown)
843-577-5755
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Ranked #14 of 758 Restaurants in Charleston
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
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.
Port Republic
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“Put on your must do list”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stopped at Pearlz after a show at the Dock Street theatre. It was great because it was within walking distance and it was open late. We were told by the waitress that we had access to the full menu up until 11pm. What a gem this place is!! Don't let the outside appearence fool you. The seafood here is exellent. It is a little noisey but that was ok because it is that kind of place. We did not expect anything otherwise. Everyone seemd to be having a good time. Prices are very fair too. I wish we had gone here sooner because I would have eaten here more often during our stay.

Visited October 2012
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Thank you, we are glad you stopped by after the show. We hope to see you on your next visit to Charleston.
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“Excellent oysters”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We loved Pearlz. We sat at the bar with a good mix of tourists and locals. The bartenders, servers and "oyster shuckers" were friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. All the items we tried were delicious but especially the oysters. The offered a sampler of oysters on the half shell from six different locations including Virginia, Massachussetts and Canada. All were fresh and delectable. We will definitely return.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
We are so glad you enjoyed our oysters and happy hour. We hope you come back to try us out for dinner.
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“Best seafood we ate in Charleston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We went here twice on our recent trip to Charleston, and this was the best seafood we had. We actually came here twice and both times the seafood (oysters in particular) was wonderful! Good service too and a fun place to have a drink.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thank you for dining with us twice! We are so glad that the seafood was terrific and we hope you stop by next time you are in town!
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“Fresh Oysters”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Stopped in for a "snack" and their 4-7 happy hour and was not disappointed. The oysters on the half shell were very good. We dined at Amen because some people told us that was better than Pearlz but we were impressed by Pearlz and I'd have given them a try for dinner had our visit been extended.

Visited October 2012
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“Just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We went to the Pearlz in Columbia and it was fabulous! Here they acted like they were doing us a favor by waiting on us at the bar particularly. It was busy on Labor Day weekend but it was all about attitude and not actual service.

Visited September 2012
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Thank you for visiting us at Pearlz Oyster Bar in Charleston and Columbia, and thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback regarding your experiences. As our goal is to always exceed the expectations of our guest, it was very disappointing to hear that we did not meet this goal in your experience. Service and consistency is something we pride ourselves in, but clearly that pride was not evident here. We do greatly appreciate your choice to visit us, and we will be using your feedback to assure future experiences at Pearlz Oyster Bar in Charleston, are met with the level of pride and service that is our true standard. Thank you once again and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you again.
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