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“Delicious food, friendly staff, great night out”
Review of Pearlz Oyster Bar

Pearlz Oyster Bar
Ranked #24 of 910 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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“Delicious food, friendly staff, great night out”
Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

I had seen good reviews & we thought about going. Its not very big & we were told 1/2 hr wait or could grab a seat at the bar. No room, plenty of other places nearby & we decided to check out other places. While standing on street, a couple came out & we overheard him saying what a great meal he had. We walked around & decided to go back & wait. Only had to wait a few minutes before a spot opened at the bar. All of the bar staff were very friendly, social & very accommodating. They had plentyior staff & we never had to wait for anything. We shared everything & all was delicious. Started with the mozzarella risotto balls, then the butternut crab bisque. We split a combo seafood platter for dinner. Finished with oyster shooters. It was a great night. We were really glad we went back.

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you for spending your girls night with us. We are so glad that you all decided to come back and wait for a spot to open up. We love to know that once you were seated you didn't have to wait for anything and that every was great from the staff to the food. We look forward to having you back at Pearlz again soon!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Dozens of yummy oysters - a happy hour indeed!”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Came in here to rest after a walking tour at 4pm, just as happy hour was starting, and thoroughly enjoyed the happy hour specials on oysters, beer, and cocktails. Best seats are at the bar where they are shucking the oysters non-stop. Great beer selection. Wish we had time for a longer meal because their seafood specials looked great. Nevertheless we had a great time slurping down oysters!

  • Visited November 2012
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Thank you so much! We look forward to you all come back again and staying a little longer!
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Vancouver, Canada
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“One of the best!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

As a seafood lover and an ex chef I'm pretty fussy about how and where I spend my money. My wife and I were simply walk ins enjoying the sights of Charleston with no prior knowledge of Pearlz or what there specialty was. First off our excellent server Melissa walked us through the menu pointing out the best oysters, in season and their point of origin. Popular dishes and specials were pointed out as well as her own favourites. We downed a dozen oysters each, and liked the place so much we stayed for dinner which wasn't our original plan. We ate, and drank well and paid what I would honestly say was a reasonable price.

  • Visited November 2012
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Thank you so much! We greatly appreciate you staying for dinner after such a great time. We hope to have you back again soon!
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“Put on your must do list”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stopped at Pearlz after a show at the Dock Street theatre. It was great because it was within walking distance and it was open late. We were told by the waitress that we had access to the full menu up until 11pm. What a gem this place is!! Don't let the outside appearence fool you. The seafood here is exellent. It is a little noisey but that was ok because it is that kind of place. We did not expect anything otherwise. Everyone seemd to be having a good time. Prices are very fair too. I wish we had gone here sooner because I would have eaten here more often during our stay.

Visited October 2012
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Thank you, we are glad you stopped by after the show. We hope to see you on your next visit to Charleston.
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“Excellent oysters”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

We loved Pearlz. We sat at the bar with a good mix of tourists and locals. The bartenders, servers and "oyster shuckers" were friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. All the items we tried were delicious but especially the oysters. The offered a sampler of oysters on the half shell from six different locations including Virginia, Massachussetts and Canada. All were fresh and delectable. We will definitely return.

  • Visited October 2012
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
We are so glad you enjoyed our oysters and happy hour. We hope you come back to try us out for dinner.
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