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Pearlz Oyster Bar

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936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Roswell, Georgia
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220 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to have a coupe of drinks and have some excellent food. Great Tuna tacos and wedge salad. this place is a hot spot on the weekends. We ate here during the week, so there was no wait. I highly recommend this restaurant. Great watering hole.

Thank Brad A
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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138 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a second visit to this place and was pleased to find the place is every bit as good as before. The oyster are plentiful with daily specials and specialty bivalves that are a bit more pricey but well worth it. The service is very good, the place is clean and the drinks are good. Good variety of draft and... More 

Thank dpapman
Leesburg, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is so handsome inside and the staff friendly. Unfortunately I ordered blackened grouper that was not thoroughly cooked I sent it back to be cooked more and the manager brought it back to the table with no comment. The outside was firmer but the middle was still not completely done. I left most of it on the plate... More 

Thank nealbeverly
Suwanee, Georgia
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to visit my son at USC. Busy place on a Saturday night but we sat at the bar for apps. Before we got a table. Super service. House Oysters were very good. Calamari-good. Oyster shot and pepper martini- excellent. Mahi fish tacos, grits and shrimp, crab cake burger, tuna burger and gumbo- excellent. Great, friendly service . Parking was... More 

Thank Erik B
United Kingdom
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lively bar.Good service. Good selection of beer and wines. Only opens at 1600 so the downside is you cant "do lunch"

Thank Monty B
Sumter, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best local place for great FRESH seafood. I had the oyster sampler, Irish points were the best. My daughter had the crab dip and a bowl of clam chowder, I tasted them and both were excellent. My entrée was shrimp and grits. AMAZING! Spinach, artichokes, mushrooms, and the freshest shrimp I have had in a very long time. My daughter... More 

Thank jamm0m
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love going to Pearlz for happy hour--they have great specials and everything is good! This is always the spot I recommend for a fun happy environment with good happy hour specials. I have not have "dinner" here, but i have tried several dishes and enjoyed every single one. Love the corn fritters!!

Thank sgctravel
Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a fun, lively place for dinner then Pearlz is your place! It has a great menu and good service. It is lively and somewhat loud which you should know going in. We had dinner with friends and while it was fun, it was hard to carry a conversation due to the noise level. Probably best for 4... More 

Thank nassau4
United States
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149 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly place, but the fish and chips was a bit of a disappointment. You'd think fried is hard to go wrong with, but some of the batter wasn't quite cooked and lumpy. I ended up just eating the cod inside. Nice glass of wine and enjoyed sitting at the bar. I just needed a bite to eat before heading back... More 

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

Thank you for joining us at Pearlz. We truly appreciate you feedback and hope to see you again soon! More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 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 

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

We are very sorry to hear that your recent experience with us was not up to our standards. We will be using your comments to address with our kitchen staff because there is no excuse for the manner in which your food was prepared and served. We do apologize and hope you will join us again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 18036617741
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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