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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
12:00 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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Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My friend and I had raw oysters, fried oysters in buffalo sauce and shrimp tacos. All were very good but I think we both agreed the Cod Sliders were the best! Great spot.

Thank Paul S
Cleveland, Ohio
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99 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here twice, just for the oysters. We found Pearlz to have the best selection of oysters in the city. Prices were reasonable and the service was very good. Cocktail menu was rather limited (and not very inspired), but the oysters brought us back for a second night. The rest of the menu was upscale bar food - and... More 

Thank HMW1st
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After my friend's wedding at the Mills House, we had a surprisingly hard time finding an open bar or one that was not already filled to capacity. Thankfully, the bar at Pearlz was still open and the staff was incredibly friendly. The drinks were also very reasonably priced!

Thank M_K_B_216
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53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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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

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?