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Pearlz Oyster Bar

936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
+1 803-661-7741
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“oysters” (115 reviews)
“oyster shooters” (12 reviews)
“corn fritters” (9 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
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21 - 30 of 281 reviews

Reviewed June 13, 2017

I enjoyed our dinner there, and we all had fish and/or oysters. The room is very loud and noisy, however. Service was good and atmosphere festive on a Friday night. There is a bar on the roof too.

Thank LisandroVoyager
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2017

Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Pearlz! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

Normally I don't order steak from restaurants. I dine out a lot and places like longhorn and outback have terrible steaks. But surprisingly Pearlz Oyster bar has a really good NY strip steak!!! The oysters are always good and fresh and everyone who works there...More

Thank travelguyIPA
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2017

Thank you for your review and for choosing Pearlz! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Lauren

Reviewed May 25, 2017

I visited the Vista area last night (May 2017) the first time since my teenage years. I was) visiting an old classmate and we decided to try Pearlz because of the seafood. Top notch everything. We were promptly seated. Our waitress was attentive and had...More

Thank LovingLife39
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2017

Thank you for choosing Pearlz and for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed May 23, 2017

I visit Pearlz with a friend that travevls to Columbia periodically during the year, we have oysters and more oysters, we've befriended two of the managers and are always plesed by the service and atmosphere, In March 2017 we visited the upstairs lounge for the...More

Thank gdinking
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

Thanks for visiting Pearlz. We are so glad you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us and we look forward to serving you again in the future! Cheers! Lauren

Reviewed May 22, 2017

I don't like oysters, so take that into account. We were invited to dinner by a couple who do love oysters. They said they were very small, but delicious. To be fair, oysters are not in season now. The food was fine. I had the...More

Thank Rebekah P
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2017

Rebekah, Thank you so much for trying Pearlz Oyster Bar! We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you all again soon! Cheers!...More

Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

I took my husband to Pearlz for his birthday dinner. We started with well made cocktails - Manhattan for him, Moscow Mule for me. We are picky about our drinks and these did not disappoint We shared a dozen fresh oysters - large and deliciously...More

Thank kathn104
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2017

Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Pearlz! Thank you for letting us know - we hope to see you again soon! Cheers! Lauren

Reviewed May 11, 2017

My adult son and I really enjoyed Pearls. It was an iffy start. We ordered a dozen house oysters.They were good but poorly shucked.Lots af little pieces of shell and dirt. Our Shrimp and Grits was awesome and the cod sliders were really tasty. However...More

Thank Shari W
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2017

Hello Sheri, We are sorry that your experience with us was less than excellent. Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback with the oysters & corn fritters. We will use this information to improve the dining experience for our customers. You are...More

Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner 6 May. There were 9 and the service was great. The soft shell crabs are awesome. We had 3 dozen oysters on the half shell. We are the house oysters and enjoyed each and every one. Save room for desert. Enough to...More

Thank Dean F
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2017

Hello Dean, We appreciate your feedback. We are glad you & your party enjoyed the Oysters on the Half Shell and the Soft Shell Crabs. We hope you will join us at Pearlz Oyster Bar again soon. Cheers! Lauren

Reviewed May 6, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed out visit and will try them again in the future. The waitress was helpful, the service was prompt, the food came quickly and it was very good despite it being very busy.

Thank T P
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2017

We appreciate you choosing Pearlz Oyster Bar and for your feedback. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers! Lauren

Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

Can't say enough good things about this place! Everything we ordered was great, atmosphere was great, service was awesome. Food was excellent all the way around. Sat at the bar and enjoyed watching the staff work as well as interact with customers. Very well run....More

Thank 19saluki65
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2017

Thank you for joining us at Pearlz! We are so glad that we were able to provide you with a pleasant dining experience! Thank you so much for the kind review, and we hope to have you come back again soon! Cheers! Lauren

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Amy S
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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
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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