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“Fun Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pearlz Oyster Bar

Pearlz Oyster Bar
Ranked #22 of 899 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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.
Champaign, Illinois
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“Fun Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Enjoyed the raw oysters during happy hour. The fish tacos were great too. Good place for a fun, young crowd.

  • Visited February 2013
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Thank you for joining us for Happy Hour! We appreciate your review, and hope to see you again soon!
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“Excellent Food and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

We got the crab dip to start and the fried oyster sliders and the fish and chips as our meals. The crab dip was outstanding as were our meals. The homemade chips were great. The atmosphere was wonderful. It was a beautiful night and we were able to sit next to the window overlooking the street. This place was definitely TOP NOTCH!!

  • Visited April 2013
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Thank you for visiting Pearlz on East Bay. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to see you again soon.
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Prescott, Arizona
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“Happiest of happy hours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

We went for happy hour -- and it was packed. Managed to get 2 seats at the bar that 4 of us shared. We had fun and enjoyed bargain raw oysters, $5 cocktails, good beer, oyster shooters. They have great bartenders that manage to take care of all despite incredible crowds and noise. I would do this again for fun!

Visited April 2013
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
We look forward to having you back again soon!
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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“Great Raw oysters”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Been coming to Charleston for years and just found this "Pearl"! On a recommendation from a bartender at another locations we tried this place one eve. Place is small, we sat at the bar and shared 2 dozen oysters. they were wonderful....also shared the fish tacos. Is a bit noisey but a fun place and great service too!

  • Visited February 2013
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Thank you for visiting Pearlz on East Bay. We hope to see you again soon!
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Great People Watching and Oysters to die for!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

This was our second visit to Pearlz and enjoyed it just as much as the first. We arrived at about 4:30 pm on a very busy weekend. We only had a short wait for a spot at the "bar" along the front windows of the restaurant. We came for appetizers and decided to try the oysters that as the name implies .. are the specialty of the house. We were not disappointed.

There is a daily list of oysters available with location and price. We went with the cheapest, the St. John's River, VA oysters at $11.99 a dozen. The next selection price wise went up to $18, so we were worried that our selection would be of a lesser quality, but there were delicious. They were fresh and melted in your mouth. So do not be afraid to go with the less expensive oysters.

We also ordered the homemade chips. They are coated in Old Bay seasoning and served with blue cheese dressing for dipping. They were delicious! I highly recommend!

The window bar that we sat at is the perfect "people watching" spot as you get a view of East Bay St! One tip though.. even though it looks like it may be part of the "seat yourself" bar area, it's not. You have to see the hostess to get seated at the window.

This place is a must stop destination on your next visit to Charleston!

  • Visited April 2013
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Thank you for visiting Pearlz on East Bay in Downtown Charleston. We appreciate you taking the time to share your recent experience. We hope to see you again soon.
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