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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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Piedmont, Alabama
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious seafood served at Pearlz. We were quite surprised at kind of hole in the wall restaurant. Best oysters and shrimp in Charleston. Will definitely eat at this restaurant again when visiting!! Excellent!!

Thank lsuzyq
Kissimmee, Florida
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was great.... oysters we fresh and delicious. Shuckers were in their own little area, we could see but the place did not smell at all. The lobster on the lobster roll was amazing however it could have been a tad more creamy!!

Thank Rockel39
Ashburn, Virginia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

1 doz Oysters for $11 for happy hour is a steal. They do the oysters at the bar so they are fresh with no waiting. Dinner was good. This Pearlz is small so you might have to wait or share a Long High Top with some others to get a seat. Good for any occasion. Parking was 4 store fronts... More 

1 Thank Tim L
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hello Tim, Thank you for choosing Pearlz! We are glad you enjoyed oysters & dinner while dining with us! We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Liza More 

Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in search of a spot that served local Firefly sweet tea vodka and found our way to Pearlz in the heart of historic downtown Charleston. On a sunny day, I highly recommend you choose one of the four small sidewalk outdoor tables. The inside is small and a fun place but we much preferred sitting outside. We enjoyed... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have heard great things about happy hour here (see other reviews). I was here on Saturday so no such luck. The plan was to get some oysters and wine and then wander elsewhere for dinner (although no reservations or plans). However, Shannon my server was so friendly and accommodating and the oysters so delicious that I decided to stick... More 

Thank Mary S
La Grange, Illinois
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a friends recommendation and was greatly surprised! Fun, vibrant little joint with terrific oyster selection. $14.95 for a dozen house oysters or can mix and match with several other varieties. But get there by 5:00 or the selection dwindles. Great bartenders and decent craft beers too.

Thank Chris M
Charlottesville, Virginia
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had the crab cake sandwich was great. Chips were amazing! Excellent location with a nice view of the street. A little loud inside but not bad. For seafood I think the prices were very reasonable.

Thank Victoria K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This quickly became our favorite "go to" place while visiting Charleston for a few days. The décor is upscale relaxed -- not pretentious like some new places up and down King Street. It's tremendously popular and always busy. They have a great happy hour that is well worth timing your visit to ensure getting a table. Only three small tables... More 

Thank dvorac4
Schwenksville, PA
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at Pearlz twice in four days. My husband loves his oysters. Pearlz is a small bar/restaurant that offers great food and drinks in a casual atmosphere. There's not a lot of seating so get there early in the high season. They have booths, community tables and plenty of bar seating. The servers and bartenders are friendly and efficient.... More 

Thank laudb
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for trying Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are pleased to hear that we were able to provide you with a positive dining experience! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Cheers! Lauren More 

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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a simple oyster house. It is clean and functional and has no airs or graces about it. Its menu is straight forward--mostly oysters but other mollusc and various fish choices. Its pricing is fair (a dozen house oysters for less than $15), its wine servings generous. Staff is friendly, efficient and well groomed. It was a relief to... More 

Thank Joseph O
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hello Joseph, Thank you for choosing Pearlz & for your review! Our goal is to make a comfortable environment for everyone with extraordinary food and hospitality. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and the atmosphere. We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Liza 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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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