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Pearlz Oyster Bar

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936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
18036617741
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New York City, New York
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

I walked in and tried to go to the rooftop bar. It's only open on certain nights. I sat at the bar and ordered a craft beer and some oysters. A lot of friendly people sitting around doing the same thing. Great ambiance and service.

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so glad you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to have you visit us again soon! More 

Mishawaka, Indiana
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208 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

An excellent seafood restaurant in downtown Columbia, just a couple of blocks from the Statehouse. Good service and great food.

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so glad you enjoyed our food and that you were pleased with our service. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

North Charleston, South Carolina
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

This is one of our favorite "go to" places with friends for happy hour. If you love raw oysters this is the place! Of course they have a full selection of everything from great fried shrimp to burgers and e erythema in between. There are seafood salads too They make great homemade chips and their oyster shooters can't be beat.... More 

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

Thank you so much for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon! More 

Florence
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648 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We stopped here to have a dinner during our vacation in Columbia. Service was friendly and food really good. Centrally located with large windows facing the street. The building inside is nice. No outside tables. Menu includes fish and meat. I was with my boyfriend and we shared delicious crab cakes. As main dish he ordered tacos with fish. Size... More 

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Thank BUGI_70
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so glad you and your boyfriend enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Overall, not a bad place to eat. Service was ok. Our server wasn't terribly long with our drinks, however food took a very longtime to come out. My fiancé ordered the crab cakes, n I ordered the shrimp tacos. The crab cakes were fantastic! But for $10, two small crab cakes needed to be a lot bigger. The mussels were... More 

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Thank njohnson411
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so glad that you enjoyed your food, however we apologize for the wait and that you were not pleased with your food portions. 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... More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We weren't here during oyster season, and I only like local oysters so we didn't get them. Most of us had shrimp dishes, and they were all terrible. The shrimp were overcooked and very rubbery. One of us got fish tacos, which she said weren't bad. But a seafood restaurant should be able to cook shrimp.

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz 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 which... More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

I loved it! Their drinks are good, the bartenders fantastic and the food is really good! Great place to go after work or during the day. It's in downtown and hard to find a place to park

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Thank Armidaal07
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so glad you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Columbia
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130 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I wish the restaurant would open earlier than 4 30. They have great seafood raw oysters are tasty. Fried shimp is excellent.

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Thank 444shirleyp
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so glad you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon. More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great atmosphere and bar service (that's all I utilized). Can't leave without trying the oyster shooters.

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Thank drdon100
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Pearlz. We are so glad you enjoyed our Oyster Shooters and that you were also been pleased with our service. We hope to have you visit us again very soon! More 

Virginia
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148 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Stopped in for a dozen oyster's, small plates and some beer while visiting Columbia this past month. Great happy hour pricing and food/beer selection. The large bar was great and comfortable and the service was great. We love Pearlz!

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz and for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! 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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 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
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?