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“Big Fan!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pearlz Oyster Bar

Pearlz Oyster Bar
Ranked #22 of 895 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, 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.
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Big Fan!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

I live downtown have become a big fan of Pearlz Oyster Bar. You can not beat their happy hour specials on both food and drinks however the bar does fill up fast so it is better to get there a bit early if you want to secure a spot with your friends. They offer a variety of fresh fish daily if you want an entrée or you can choose one of their large appetizers. Everything is delicious. The staff is friendly however they hostess are not always the most helpful but its okay the wait staff makes up for it with their friendliness and attentiveness. I would recommend Pearlz to anyone who hasn't been or enjoys good seafood!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Thank you so much for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so glad you enjoy our Happy Hour specials! We hope to see you again very soon!
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CiCiWtraveleratlarge
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“More local than tourist!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

If you happen to be in Charleston and want to try an oyster bar that DOESN'T cater to tourists, this is your place. Pearlz has a great selection of local beer as well as a significantly better selection of oysters than most of the other places in downtown Charleston. What it lacks is the pricing and cliche type fare found at the other restaurants. Go for happy hour to get the best deal!

  • Visited December 2013
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so glad that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We are so happy that you enjoyed our oysters. We hope to see you again soon!
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Manning, South Carolina
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“Great Happy Hour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

Great prices on their happy hour. My husband had a dozen steamed and a dozen raw oysters and a great price. Great price on drinks also.

  • Visited January 2014
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Thank you so much for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so glad that you enjoyed your recent visit with us. We hope to see you again very soon!
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maryland
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“Great oysters and happy hour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

We stopped into Pearlz for their Friday happy hour and had oysters and cocktails/beer. We all enjoyed our short stop and the oysters were fantastic. I will definitely return to Pearlz when I return to Charleston.

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Thank you so much for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so glad that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We can't wait to see you again soon!
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“Great Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

We stopped for a light supper. The food is good and prices reasonable. It is a lively place and more suited for small groups that want to have drinks and sandwiches or oysters. It is not a family place or a place that you can sit back and relax at the end of the day. I did not like a soup I ordered but did not complain...just left it uneaten. The waitress brought it to the attention of the manager who came by to see how we liked our other food. Again, I said nothing about my soup. At he end of our meal, when we received our bill, the price of the soup had been removed---without any complaints. That is awesome service. The Bread Pudding is excellent and more than enough for two people. Enjoy.

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We take pride in our great service and we are so glad that you enjoyed your most recent experience with us. We hope to see you soon!
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