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“Pearl of a Place”
Review of Pearlz Oyster Bar

Pearlz Oyster Bar
Ranked #33 of 916 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, 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.
Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Pearl of a Place”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Nice, relaxed place to enjoy good service, good beer or other spirits, and of course, great Oysters. Not the cheapest or even best value of oysters you will find (you'll have to go to the gulf or northeastern shores for that), but the quality and freshness of the oysters are only surpassed by digging them yourself!!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank giguy
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thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Thank you for choosing Pearlz! We appreciate you kind words and feedback and we look forward to serving you again!
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Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great Oysters”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

We visited on Thanksgiving weekend. We arrived at 4:00 p.m. so we had a seat at the bar where we could watch the shucking of the oysters. It was amazing! The oysters were very good. We are from Virginia and found out that the oysters came from the James River in Virginia.
Go figure!!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Marie H
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thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Marie, thank you for choosing Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to serving you again, soon!
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San Diego, California
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“Best happy hour prices!”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

We were there in October of this year and I am just getting around to include this in my reviews. We stayed down the way at the Lodge Alley Inn. We had a choice of several restaurants in the area that served oysters, but we chose this one. My husband was so happy we did. You can't beat the Happy hour price for a dozen oysters. He had the James river oysters for $8.95 a dozen. I had the fish taco appetizer as I don't care for oysters. You really have to try this place out. They also have another location across the bridge as your going to St. Andrews, or James Island. We were not disappointed, the wait staff was great and the drinks were really good. Go early at the start of happy hour as the place fills up.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank captmorgnsgrl
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thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Thank you for choosing Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to serving you again soon!
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Philadelphia
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“Outstanding happy hour”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

4 dirty martini's, 1 oyster shooter, 8 u-20ish shrimp, dozen house oysters. Under $40. Super fast and friendly service.
I would be here 3-5 days a week if a local.
The only thing I would improve upon would be the music, which just may have been subdued for my single visit. Great atmosphere nonetheless.
Great spot. Highly recommended. I will be thinking fondly of Pearlz when back in the northeast next week.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank TD19107
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thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Thank you for choosing Pearlz! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed happy hour with us! Safe travels back to the Northeast and we look forward to taking care of you again next time you are in Charleston!
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Glasgow, Scotland
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“Oysters Rockefeller The Best Ever!!”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Had lunch here with 3 friends. Amazing food. The oysters Rockefeller were simply the best I have ever eaten. They had a little hot taste to them, which was unusual but very good. Nice chunks of savory bacon. My three friends all had oysters on the half shell and pronounced those amazing as well. Casual place, but fantastic food. It was jammed packed on a Saturday afternoon so I imagine it must be crazy there on weekend evenings. Not sure if they take reservations, but if they do I would definitely make one. Ask for a booth since lots of the other space is table sharing or at the bar.

  • Visited November 2013
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3 Thank intrepidtraveler23
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thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Thank you for choosing Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed everything and we look forward to taking care of you again soon!
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