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Pearlz Oyster Bar

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153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
+1 843-577-5755
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4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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New Bern, North Carolina
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here for a dress-down night of happy-hour oysters on the half shell and peel-and-eat shrimp, both of which were yummy and reasonably priced! Before the night was over I had 3 dozen oysters, some mussels, and some shrimp, and my wife was drunk. Now I remember why I stopped going to happy hours! If I ever do it again... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wonderful meal at Pearlz last Friday night. We were sat quickly after getting one drink at the bar and enjoyed a sampling of oysters. We had a round of oyster shooters which were delicious! I had the lobster roll and highly recommend it. My group all looked at the lobster roll and sort of envied my meal!... More 

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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141 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped with friends for an afternoon drink and munchies. Oyster shooters and oysters on the half shell and a crab, peach bruschetta. Pleasant waitstaff.

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Seattle
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had to go with a 4 star rating because though the food was very good, tuna tar tar well presented and flavorful and of nice quality, oysters and salads, good beer, the service that day was lax and pre-occupied. I sat for a while unnoticed and was getting up to leave when a server offered me a menu, making... More 

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Holly, Michigan
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice bar atmosphere and good selection of beer. Had fried oysters and pork rinds both were really good.

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Thank codespewer
Bostic
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We sat at the community table and enjoyed the company of our newlywed neighbors from Nebraska. Sweet Tea Vodka on the rocks is great and just like you would expect. Sweet tea with a big kick. We had everything oysters. Warning the shooters are strong! The crab style Oysters Rockefeller are fantastic.

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Thank Christine P
illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our first night in Charleston we ate at Pearlz Oyster Bar. Had House oysters on the half shell, Oyster shooters and a Wedge Salad. My daughter had Oysters Rockefeller. We didn't have a reservation but I would recommend one especially if more than 2 are dining. We were able to sit at window bar which was fine. We were able... More 

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Belleair Bluffs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sat at the bar, service couldn't have been better. Decent wine selection. I would go here for a drink but not overly impressed with the food.

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Monkton, Maryland
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun local vibe with booths, bar and tables iinside and out. Great happy hour prices on a eclectic mix of small plate options, drinks and beers. Tasty local oysters.

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Thank Constance B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During happy hour this place is great. I would not recommend the bloody Mary's it is just like making it at home but the oysters are great and cheap and the atonpsphere makes up for that bloody Mary's. a must got to. I would go right at 4 to avoid a wait.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-577-5755
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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