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Pearlz Oyster Bar

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936 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
18036617741
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I would say this restaurant is ok and I do not think I would return. The restaurant was extremely loud, so much so we could hardly talk without yelling and it was very hot inside. The oysters were ok, salads average as well as dinner, but the steak was very Overcooked for medium rare. The drinks were fine and ok... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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210 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Sorry Blue Marlin , I cannot take away from the amazing food here my wife took me here for fathers day and I just was completely floored I have the mahi and tuna taco, they were a great combo along with the broccoli slaw, kudos to our server I feel bad I didn't get her name cause she helped me... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to leave us your feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your tacos and sides, as well as the service you received while dining with us! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

This is more of a date night or friends going out type place. Bar and oysters. Good food. Happy hour is great cause its much cheaper and more food. Honestly what i remember most is the red velvet cake.

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

Crissey thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to leave us your feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed our bar and oysters as well as the happy hour! We hope you come again soon and get another amazing piece of Red Velvet Cake! More 

Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Food was great! It was my hubby birthday and wanted to have something different. He loves Oysters....so I chose Pearlz Oyster Bar. Will definitely eat there again.

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

Thank you for choosing Pearlz to celebrate your husband's birthday! We are so happy to hear that we could provide you with a positive dining experience, and we appreciate your feedback! We are looking forward to you visiting us again soon! More 

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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

I was in area for business and read reviews for seafood. I ordered a salad and Rockefeller Oysters and without a doubt the best Rockefeller Oysters to date. It was busy but service was spot on and location has a great atmosphere.

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Thank Dale-DCT
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dale, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to Pearlz Oyster Bar, and especially the Rockefeller Oysters! Thank you for providing us feedback, and we hope to have you back again soon! More 

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178 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

My date & I stopped in one Sunday afternoon for an early light dinner and the food was so good we ended up sampling multiple dishes. We had an oyster sampler, seafood gumbo, clam chowder, oyster shooters, tuna tartar, & lump crab cakes. There were SC beers available from River Rat brewery and I really enjoyed the one I had... More 

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

Caleb, we are so glad that you and your date enjoyed dining with us at Pealz Oyster Bar! Thank you for providing us with feedback, and we hope to have you dine with us again! More 

Gordonsville
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

If you like raw oysters on the half shell, then I recommend this restaurant. They were cold and fresh and delicious. I had the signature BLT stacked seafood salad. My husband had the fried oyster dinner. And we split a salted caramel milkshake for dessert. Our waitress was extremely efficient. I am leaving as a fat and happy customer. Oh,... More 

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

Thank you for joining us at Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so glad that you enjoyed your recent visit to Pealrz. Thank you for taking time to provide us with feedback! We hope to serve you again soon! More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

If you love Oysters like we do WOW. If not, Pearl offers a variety of seafood entrees. If you like great Jazz, Dancing in a romantic atomsphere go upstairs to their club for an after dinner drink. Live contemporary Jazz music in a casual romantic club featuring national and local jazz groups.

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

Gary, we are so glad that you enjoyed your recent visit to Pearlz Oyster Bar. Thank you for coming in, and taking the time to provide us with feedback! We cannot wait to have you back! More 

Columbus, OH
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Very good restaurant. Food was great and service was wonderful. We had oysters for appetizer, both raw and steamed. The fish entrée was done to perfection. Everyone in our party loved their meal.

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Thank Sp0rty
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you and your party enjoyed dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar! Thank you for coming in and providing us with feedback! We hope to serve you again soon! More 

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

This was one of the worst restaurants I've been to in years. The food was poorly seasoned and there was no reason for the any to wait for this food. I was stay at a nearby hotel and people in the lobby highly recommended the Pearlz. Looking back they were much older and most likely enjoyed under seasoned food. I... More 

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

Thank you for visiting us at Pearlz Oyster Bar and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience. While this recent visit was by no means acceptable to us, we do place great value in the feedback we receive from our guests, whether positive or negative. There are no excuses for the manner in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 936 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 18036617741
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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