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Pearlz Oyster Bar

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$$ - $$$
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153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
+1 843-577-5755
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16:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 01:00
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Staff was very friendly and food was on point! I got the fresh catch grilled salmon with chimichurri sauce, asparagus and sautéed baby Bella mushrooms. I will definitely be back!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped here due to a recommendation. My husband was once again searching for the best fried oysters. He said they were good but not exceptional. I however had fried shrimp which were delicious. The ambiance is interesting as this is in one of the many very old buildings on East Bay Street.

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Savannah, Georgia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place for tasty oysters in Charleston! Very packed on the weekend, we ended up sitting at the bar. Don't miss the Oyster Shooters, a must try!

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Perth, Australia
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stumbled across this oyster bar on one of our walks around Charleston at about lunch time and had champagne with fresh oysters the champagne was good the oysters not so great .

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Piedmont, Alabama
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious seafood served at Pearlz. We were quite surprised at kind of hole in the wall restaurant. Best oysters and shrimp in Charleston. Will definitely eat at this restaurant again when visiting!! Excellent!!

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thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Pearlz! We are glad you enjoyed the oysters & shrimp during your visit! We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Liza More 

Kissimmee, Florida
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was great.... oysters we fresh and delicious. Shuckers were in their own little area, we could see but the place did not smell at all. The lobster on the lobster roll was amazing however it could have been a tad more creamy!!

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Thank Rockel39
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Pearlz and for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere, oysters & lobster roll while dining with us! We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Liza More 

Ashburn, Virginia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

1 doz Oysters for $11 for happy hour is a steal. They do the oysters at the bar so they are fresh with no waiting. Dinner was good. This Pearlz is small so you might have to wait or share a Long High Top with some others to get a seat. Good for any occasion. Parking was 4 store fronts... More 

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hello Tim, Thank you for choosing Pearlz! We are glad you enjoyed oysters & dinner while dining with us! We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Liza More 

Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in search of a spot that served local Firefly sweet tea vodka and found our way to Pearlz in the heart of historic downtown Charleston. On a sunny day, I highly recommend you choose one of the four small sidewalk outdoor tables. The inside is small and a fun place but we much preferred sitting outside. We enjoyed... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have heard great things about happy hour here (see other reviews). I was here on Saturday so no such luck. The plan was to get some oysters and wine and then wander elsewhere for dinner (although no reservations or plans). However, Shannon my server was so friendly and accommodating and the oysters so delicious that I decided to stick... More 

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La Grange, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a friends recommendation and was greatly surprised! Fun, vibrant little joint with terrific oyster selection. $14.95 for a dozen house oysters or can mix and match with several other varieties. But get there by 5:00 or the selection dwindles. Great bartenders and decent craft beers too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
16:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 01:00
Thursday
16:00 - 01:00
Friday
16:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-577-5755
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?