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“The place to be for a total package.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pearlz Oyster Bar

Pearlz Oyster Bar
Ranked #17 of 967 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
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“The place to be for a total package.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2011

We come here a couple of times a week for happy hour and beyond. The staff are quick to learn your name and drink. It's centrally located in downtown and attracts the an awesome afterward crowd. The specials could be the best in town.

All in all, it is a nice looking place with great oysters (fish tacos, fresh catch), excellent prices and a fun atmosphere. You won't be disappointed coming here with friends. Couldn't be more satisfied.

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Augusta, Georgia
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“Over the top service & hospitality on a Fri. night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2011

Once again made a 45 min drive to Pearlz in Columbia,SC. worth the drive. Even on Fri. night, happy hour til 7 on appts & drinks. Met the mgr Mike he was easy to talk with. We ate at the bar which was a pleasant experience. Cate was our server but everyone behind the bar catered to our every need.(what teamwork) The hostess Katlyn even checked on us from time to time that's hospitality. Thanks to the prep guys for those ice COLD and clean raw oysters every time. Also ordered homemade chips,ahi tuna roll(a work of art) and crispy calamari yummy. You have got to go to this place view their web site

  • Visited August 2011
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Columbia, South Carolina
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“My favorite bar in the vista”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2011

Great food, fresh and well presented. My friend was skeptical because he doesn't particularly like seafood, but his sirloin was excellent with red salt potatoes, yum. Service was good for it being so busy but next time ill probably sit up at the bar. Went in for the end of happy hour, sad I missed out on all the great food and drink specials. Will definitely be back, Sam and Mike made us all feel right at home.

  • Visited August 2011
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Greenville, SC
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“A Pleasant Surprise in the Vista”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2011

With a few exceptions, I have found restaurants in the Vista to be overpriced and underimpressive. This week my husband and I decided to do something we NEVER do - bar hop! We chose three places in the Vista to which we have never been, and Pearlz was one of them. We just went in for a cocktail but, after taking a look at the menu, decided to stay on for dinner. The menu appealed to us because there were a lot of things other than full dinners from which to choose (fish tacos, salads, EXCELLENT SIDES, etc.). We were very pleased with the prices, the quality of the food, and our server. Not a single complaint, except perhaps a request that they put candles on the tables - it was so dark we (literally) could not read the menu. We will go back, for sure!!!

  • Visited July 2011
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clemson
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“Wonderful Seafood fresh”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

Loved the food!!! Fresh and light if you like. I enjoyed the special they had that particular night. They pay attention to detail and my partner had oysters and the waitress was happy to shuck for us.

  • Visited July 2011
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