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“Great good and atmosphere”
Review of Pearlz Oyster Bar

Pearlz Oyster Bar
Ranked #21 of 1,013 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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 August 14, 2014 via mobile

The staff at TownePlace Suites recommended this local seafood and oyster bar. Really fun atmosphere right in downtown Columbia. Had the seared scallops and they were perfect. We ate at the bar and the service was excellent. Definitely going back to this location and hope to hit the one in Charleston next time in SC.

Thank digitaltomATL
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

Tonight was our first time and we'll be going back. Yes, a bit noisy during happy hour, but that's to be expected. Quieted down after. The calamari was most excellent, clam chowder and gumbo were hot and robust with much clam and seafood content. You have to have the crispy shrimp tacos, they'll take you back to Ensenada, BC.

My wife and I will be heading back when we want seafood. We've found a reason to drive to the Vista from Lexington.

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Thank Del A
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Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I'm soo glad we picked Pearlz for dinner on our last night in Columbia! The atmosphere was welcoming and relaxed. The wait staff and bar staff were super nice and professional! Excellent, excellent, excellent. Only downer was that they ran out of corn fritters, which shows how consistently good this restaurant is.

Thank Beau W
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

Food good noise level really intolerable. Lose the happy hour. Prices not that great for it anyway. Shrimp and grits odd but good. I could not have any form of conversation with my daughter because of noise. Sad. Cool place.

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Thank notadq
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2014

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience. We were delighted to hear you enjoyed the food while visiting us, but it was unfortunate to hear your comments on the loud atmosphere during your visit. Our bar area can be a rather loud area at times as you noted, but on your next visit, please let us know that you would like a more private table, and we will always do our best to make the experience perfect for you. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to have another opportunity to serve you and your daughter again.

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Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Great happy hour prices on appetizers and great food. BUT, this is the loudest place I have ever been in. Almost impossible to talk to anyone. Please put soundproofing in!!! Great oysters & Trigger Fish Bites!!!!

Thank DaddyOBest
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