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Pearlz Oyster Bar

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$$ - $$$
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153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
+1 843-577-5755
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were in town for a few days and tried Pearlz. We ordered off the appetizer menu and had a dozen blue point oysters and a dozen house oysters. The blue points were, by far, more superior than the house oysters. They were plump and sweet with a bit of salt. The house oysters were flat, and flavorless as far... More 

Thank lbldlc
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sat down for dinner and made it in time for happy hour (3-7 m-f). Had some oysters and shrimp to start, the cod sliders and the duck special. All delicious! Definitely would go again.

Thank Cdange03
Somerset, Wisconsin
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372 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped here for drinks and snacks. Interesting menu and would love to stop here for an actual dinner sometime.

Thank kruezers
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Pearlz on a Wednesday night and the atmosphere at the restaurant was great! The only negatives, indoors the place can get loud and outdoor tables (4 of them ) are too close to each other for a private conversation or a date night. Posivives, delicious food and good service. Wait time was initially 20 mins,... More 

Thank Francella M
Beverly, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Were out to visit a few spots on a one night crawl. First stop was here and we should have just stayed! Lots of great Small Plates. Had the Shrimp Tacos and Buffalo Fried Oysters plus a couple of local brews. Service was friendly and prompt, unlike some of the other places we ventured to later. We will make it... More 

Thank SteveandDiana
North Charleston, South Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a dozen oysters with Lagunitas and had a wonderful time. Staff is plentiful and helpful. Highly recommend.

Thank nesscv3
Laurinburg, North Carolina
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the food is good, especially the fresh oysters and other seafood, you will need to avoid Happy Hour unless you don't mind wait in a while to get a seat. This establishment does not take reservations.

Thank Susan B
Braintree, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our favourite restaurant in Charleston. We first popped into Oysterz during a huge down pour after we had already eaten and just stopped for a drink and to dry out. Staff members were so helpful and provided us with towels that we went back to eat which we did a few times during our time in Charleston. It... More 

Thank Alanas411
New Bern, North Carolina
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Mikee355
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?