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Pearlz Oyster Bar

936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
+1 803-661-7741
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“oysters” (125 reviews)
“oyster shooters” (13 reviews)
“corn fritters” (10 reviews)
Closes in 3 min
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
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Reviewed yesterday

The oysters are the draw, but you'll stay for the lobster rolls and all the other recipes. Helpful and friendly staff, fun atmosphere and just a walk-through to the best dessert place in town next door. Pearlz is a must-do every time we are in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CodysFamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a group of 20 ppl have dinner here. The 2 servers were on top of their game never missing a beat. The food was on point. For a group the size ordering off the menu, this is impressive. It’s obvious that Pearlz Mgmt...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AKB112
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello AKB112, thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so pleased that you took your large party in to see us! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed everything, and were taken great care of by our staff. Thank you for the wonderful...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fun place with a lively atmosphere to enjoy a dinner or grab an appetizer and drink at the bar. Upstairs on the weekends turns into a social bar with generally a band and dancing. We loved the Oysters Rockefeller and the Tuna...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Evonne G
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Evonne, thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so pleased that you enjoyed a delicious meal and some great drinks with us! Thank you for the great review, and we hope you will be back soon to finally try one of our...More

Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Good food. Our group loved the oysters. Shrimp and grits were a big hit as well. Service was very good and several TVs for watching sports.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DebbieD256
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Hello Debbie, thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so pleased that you loved our food and oysters! Thanks for the great review, and we hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This was the most delicious shrimp I’ve ever had. They staff was very courteous and the building was beautifully decorated. I also tried a oyster shot even though it looked gross it was actually amazing. I can’t rave enough about this place.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank BethP260
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Hello BethP260, thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so pleased that you enjoyed some shrimp and oyster shooters with us! Thanks for the great review, and we look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed October 2, 2018

We looovvee PEARLZ! We usually go during happy hour to drink speciality martinis! The beaded shrimp and oysters are delicious! You can get your oysters on the half shell and they will shuck them for you! The oyster shots are a special treat! My favorite...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Tami P
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Hello Tami P, thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so pleased that you love coming to see us for happy hour! Thanks for the great review, and we look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We had a fabulous lunch. Ashley was our waitress who was super. Chef modified our lunch special. Local and delicious

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank O227KFsusanm
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Hi Susan, thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your lunch with us, and were taken great care of by Ashley and chef. Thanks for the great review, and we hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Horrible service at the bar. Took 20 minutes to even get my food order placed. 10 minutes later a shouting match breaks out with a customer and the manager. One hour later my food never shows. I just cancelled my order, paid and left.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank A9144EAmarkk
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Hello Mark K, I am so sorry for your experience on Monday September 17th. I was off but I did come in that night because I got a phone call that a woman was causing problems with my staff and my guests. This issue was...More

Reviewed September 10, 2018

Located in the bustling Vista section of Columbia. Nice clean restaurant with great food. I'd definitely come back. I had a very interesting take on the Shrimp and grits and it was delicious. My mate had a shrimp pasta dish that was a tad too...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JEB-Asheville
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Hello JEB-Asheville, thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us after the USC game! Thanks for the great review, and we hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

We had a late lunch here so we didn't have to wait more than 10 minutes for a booth. Sadly, they just sold out of lobster rolls. The oysters and fried oyster tacos were really good.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TravelingFool88005
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Hello TravelingFool88005, thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We deeply apologize that we had ran out of lobster rolls while you were there, as it is one of our most popular menu items. However, that is no excuse, and we will be addressing this...More

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Amy S
August 9, 2017|
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Response from artist67 | Reviewed this property |
Skip Prarlz and go to Blue Marlin instead
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Response from thanksfordining | Property representative |
Hello! We do have gift certificates available! You can purchase them in store or online at hghosp . com under GIFT CARDS . We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Liza
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Parking is hard in that area sometimes they have the parking area on the same street that will let you park for $5 good luck
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 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: +1 803-661-7741
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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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