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“Seafood Galore!”
Review of Pearlz Oyster Bar

Pearlz Oyster Bar
Ranked #30 of 936 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed May 24, 2014

We enjoyed fresh oysters on the half-shell, fried oysters, shrimp, oyster shooters, and some great gumbo! This was supposed to be a place we enjoyed appetizers and then off to another restaurant for dinner...but no need to leave this place! Live music was playing the evening we we were there! A must for those who love local...fresh seafood!

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Thank John L
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2014

Thank you so much for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so happy that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We look forward to serving you again very soon!

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Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

We were so thirsty and needed a snack and this was just the perfect thing. Oysters were pretty big and decadent and the vibe is casual. The drinks come out super fast.

Thank ChloeDouglas
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2014

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar. We appreciate the review and look forward to serving you again very soon!

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Reviewed May 22, 2014

This place is great for oysters (fried, raw or steamed), peel-n-eat shrimp, fish tacos and other seafood dishes. It's not a large place and will quickly fill up especially during happy hours. We went on a Friday evening and waited for 30 minutes for a spot to open up at a community table but I'm a big fan of oysters and felt it was worth it. Tried a couple of the oyster shooters (raw oyster, pepper vodka and cocktail sauce) and loved them.

They have a happy hour Monday - Friday 4 -7 with drink and oyster/appetizer specials. I can't say much about the other menu items as I was munching on raw and steamed oysters and peel and eat shrimp. Don't bother going here if you don't like oysters, clams, shrimp or low country food.

Thank Bouyscout
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2014

Thank you so much for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so happy that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to see you again very soon!

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Reviewed May 20, 2014

We had so many recommendations to come here for dinner. If you like oysters or just great seafood in general, do not miss this place. The atmosphere makes you feel right home, apart of the Charleston scene. For some good entertainment, sit at the bar where the gentleman are opening and preparing the oysters for the restaurant, and enjoy an oyster shooter. One of the best restaurants in town

Thank Jaxs717
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2014

Thank you for visiting us at Pearlz Oyster Bar. We appreciate the review and are so glad that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We look forward to serving you again very soon!

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Reviewed May 20, 2014

Living inland, we prize good seafood. Pearlz did not disappoint. We first noticed Pearlz driving down East Bay. People were standing in line, the windows were open and it seemed people were hanging out the windows. Actually they were sitting at a bar along the window. We decided then that it had to be good. So we waited for crowds to die down and waited about half an hour for a table on a Sunday night around 8:30. It was worth waiting for. The oysters were fresh, plump and delicious. We also had the Seafood Tower salad which was beautifully presented and a great combination of fresh flavors. Homemade chips are excellent...so are the corn fritters. Manager was very attentive when we changed an order. Servers were friendly and efficient. Atmosphere is definitely a lively bar. Not a quiet place for a romantic dinner, but you won't be disappointed in the food. We ate at several restaurants during our stay and Pearlz was the best. We went there twice.

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Thank Peter_en_Karen
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2014

Thank you so much for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so happy that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We look forward to serving you again very soon!

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