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“Great food and service”
Review of Pearlz Oyster Bar

Pearlz Oyster Bar
Ranked #27 of 910 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, 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.
Watertown, Wisconsin, United States
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“Great food and service”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

We went to Pearlz on a Sat. night. We had a few special diet request and they were very accommodating. I am allergic to seafood so I had steak, it was amazing. My husband had the salmon and hasn't stopped talking about how great it was. Service was excellent. My son loved the shrimp and he also had the gazpacho they were very good. " Best food I have had in a long time"
Amazing chef, wait staff and management. Make this your first stop for great food and drinks. You will be back!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Teresa K
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz! We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your dining experience with us! We appreciate the compliments on our fresh seafood- as they will be passed onto our culinary team! Please come back and see us again soon.
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good Fish Good Price”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

We were looking for a quick place to eat (family of four) on a busy night. Stopped in and quickly were seated. Decent casual atmosphere, big bar area. I ordered red fish and had it prepared exactly the way I wanted, it was served perfectly and quickly, as were all the dishes for my family (7 and 10 year old included). It was quite delicious and a great price. I would highly recommend for a quick good meal that will not leave you broke. I think it was $70 with tip for the family. I had 2 drinks.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank tnm1234
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz! We are truly delighted knowing that you and your family enjoyed your meals with us. Thank you for the feedback and we hope to see you again soon.
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Longboat Key, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Worth the wait and a second visit the next day!”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Based on Trip Advisor reviews we were eager to try Pearlz our first night in Charleston. We arrived at the restaurant at 5:10 on Friday evening and it was already packed with diners and people waiting. We were told it would be about 45 mintues if we wanted to leave our phone number for a booth. We walked across the street for a cocktail and after only 30 minutes we got a call that a booth was ready. Perfect timing as we were just finishing our cocktail.

We ordered 1 and 1/2 dozen oysters on the half shell to start. They were amazing, some of the best we have had anywhere. Next we both had a cup of the soup of the day, mushroom with crab, delicious. Next I had the small plate fish of the day, blackened corvina served with a creamy wonderful risotto and amazing sauce. My husband had the grouper (blackened) with a delicious rice and fresh veggies. We are fishemen from Florida that know grouper and this was just perfect! Could not be better!
Our server was delightful and all the food came out at the perfect time. Fun fibe in the place and I think everyone had a smile on their face.
We decided to try earlier when they open at 2:00 on Saturday for a late lunch. It was nice that it was not as crowded and we were seated right away. Again, we ordered a dozen oysters. Amazing once again. The server told us they were from the James River in Virginia. We also had the gazpacho that was being prepared and it was fabulous. We don't care for gazpachos that are watery or overly seasoned with onion. This was made with yellow tomatoes, thick and rich with freshly chopped red bell peppers and wonderfully flavored chunks of shrimp. Some of the best we've ever had. I had the wedge salad as well which was very good. My husband had the lobster roll. If you like lobster rolls, try theirs. Perfectly cooked lobster in a traditional New England roll without too much mayonaise. He let me have one bite. Very yummy!
This will be our first stop the next trip to Charleston. Can't imagine any item not being supurb. We loved Pearlz!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank shelbee67
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Now we are talking....”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

If you want great oysters and a unreal lobster salad sandwich...this is where you go....the food is great here....sit at the bar the bartenders are the best in town....friendly helpful....and don't forget the clam chowder......that's all we ever have there so Im sorry but this is enough....The best and Thanks guys.....

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank STANTONSEE
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz! We are truly delighted to know how much you enjoy our lobster salad sandwich and clam chowder! It pleases us knowing that our bartenders were helpful and attentive to you during your visit! Please come back and see us again soon!
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Wyomissing
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“Pearlz is the Pearl !!!!”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

The Oysters were terrific! We went to Perlz on a Sunday night in June and just had a 30 minute wait for a table. Our dinner was one of the best we've had ! We'd definitely recommend Pearlz for a casual dinner in Charleston. The next time we visit the city, we'll be back...!!!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Blrsmiller
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our oysters and your meals as well! Thank you for the feedback, and we hope to see you again soon.
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