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“Absolute Best Restaurant in Charleston!”
Review of Pearlz Oyster Bar

Pearlz Oyster Bar
Ranked #32 of 926 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Absolute Best Restaurant in Charleston!”
Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is always the same... Excellent!! The staff is friendly, efficient, and always make you feel welcome. The food is top quality from the preparation to the presentation. We look forward to dining at Pearlz every time we're in Charlotte as we're never disappointed.

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Ringwood, New Jersey
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“Top of the Line Oyster Bar”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

If you love oysters this is the place in town to go. You can get local oysters for a fair price and imports from other regions for a premium. The red rice is just fantastic and not to be missed. Ditto for the poached pear dessert.

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thank you so much for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar in Downtown Charleston. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the oysters as well as the dessert. We hope you travel back again soon!
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Asheville, NC
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good spot for steamed oysters”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Good vibe- liked the community tables- Had a good time shucking our own oysters. Would not recommend this spot for families with small kids, but would for groups wanting a few drinks and some oysters

Visited January 2013
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
We are happy to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere and shucking your oysters while visiting Pearlz on East Bay. We hope you return soon!
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Fairfax, Virginia
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Fun Place for Oysters and Cocktails”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

My husband and I wanted to experience a few different restaurants while in Charleston so we had appetizers and cocktails at a couple different places. Because we love oysters, we had to try Pearlz and we weren't disappointed. We had a couple dozen fresh oysters and cocktails. The bar staff was busy but attentive and friendly. This is a casual place to sit at the bar and enjoy some good seafood.

Visited February 2012
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Thank you for stopping by to enjoy some oysters and cocktails. We hope to have you back again the next time you are in Charleston.
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Grand Turk
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“seafood and more”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

great bar atmosphere, fabulous food, and attentive service. try the red rice with any of the seafoods.

Visited January 2013
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Thank you so much!
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