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“Good Eating”
Review of Pearlz Oyster Bar

Pearlz Oyster Bar
Ranked #43 of 971 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Great food with a little of everything, reasonable price, lively atmosphere. I really like the daily specials.

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thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2013

Kevin, thank you so much for taking the time to review Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so happy that you enjoyed everything and we look forward to taking care of you again soon!

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

This is our first visit to Charleston and we have been looking forward to enjoying some fresh seafood. The restaurant was busy but we enjoyed very friendly service at the bar, excellent raw oysters, succulent shrimp, very tasty clam chowder and gumbo. Happy to recommend Pearlz, planning to go back before moving on.

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Thank Dieta Z
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thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2013

Dieta, thank you so much for choosing Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so happy that you enjoyed all of our fresh seafood and we are so excited that you are coming back to us before you leave Charleston!

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Great Happy Hour menu. Great raw oysters! Fried oysters were pretty good, fish taco's were average. Definitely looking forward to my next visit to Charleston and Pearlz.

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Thank Beth S
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thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2013

Beth, thank you for taking the time to review Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so happy that you enjoyed our Happy Hour specials and we look forward to taking care of you again soon!

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

This small restaurant on East Bay St. is definitely for the shellfish lover! A great selection of oysters from different regions is always on the chalkboard and, if you're sitting at the bar, you can watch the guys shuck yours and hand them to you! Steamed clams are great also. It's hard to get a booth inside but in good weather, there are tables on the sidewalk. Booths are large and there you can enjoy a complete meal. Try the Lobster Rolls - wonderful!

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Thank Joann M
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2013

Thank you for choosing Pearlz. We appreciate the kind review and look forward to serving you again soon!

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

My wife and I absolutely loved this place! We had the crab cake appetizer and these were quite possibly the best crab cakes i've ever eaten. The entrees didn't disappoint either. My dish was blackened grouper, red rice and corn fritters (substituted per request). My wife had the fried shrimp. This would be the one restaurant we returned to if we returned to Charleston. Side note: reservations are not an option and the line can be long. Also, it's quite loud inside.

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Thank jbreland
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thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2013

Thank you for choosing Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are delighted to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to taking care of you all when you are back in Charleston!

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