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Pearlz Oyster Bar

153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
+1 843-577-5755
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
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1 - 10 of 1,859 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Delicious! We stumbled across this fabulous restaurant and were not disappointed! The food, atmosphere and staff were exceptional. We ordered a variety of dishes and each one was delicious.

Thank Monica G
Reviewed 3 days ago

OH how I love oysters on the half shell. I'm from New England and have eaten many different types. I had to try the native S.C. ones. They were small and long shaped very SMALL BELLIES.THE FLAVOR AND TEXTURE!!! Were so delicious salty and sweet...More

Thank fran a
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a wonderful meal. they were all very large portions. We had raw oysters, steamed oysters, a poke bowl, Clam Chowder, oyster stew. Every item was yummy. the atmosphere is great for a small establishment. We set at a community table with strangers. It...More

Thank Theresa W
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Theresa, Thank you for choosing Pearlz, we are thrilled you enjoyed the seafood, atmosphere & friendship style seating! We hope to serve you again! Cheers!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In the spirit of transparency, I live on Florida's Gulf Coast and love oysters from Appalachacola to Vancouver to Nor Cal. So I had to try them in Charleston and at Pearlz. I ordered the dozen local and they were scrumptious, full sweet, briny flavors...More

Thank 394michalw
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for choosing Pearlz, we are glad you enjoyed the oysters, atmosphere & hospitality! We hope to serve you again! Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good steamed clams and clam chowder. After a long flight and drive from the Savannah airport we were so thankful something was open on a Wednesday night after 9:00pm. Really enjoyed talking with our server Chrysanthia who has lived in Charleston her whole life. She...More

Thank Deckelcj
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for choosing Pearlz, we are glad you enjoyed the steamed clams, clam chowder & hospitality while dining with us. We hope to serve you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is excellent...we enjoyed the raw oysters, salad, peel and eat shrimp. We enjoyed it so much we returned again for happy hour with excellent drink specials and raw oysters. Our favorite restaurant in Charleston! Great sitting at the bar and making new friends, too.

Thank JBAB7542
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for choosing Pearlz, we are glad you enjoyed the food, happy hour specials & company while dining with us. We can't wait to serve you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Several locals and tour guides recommended this restaurant for fresh seafood while I was recently traveling in downtown Charleston. I was very pleased with service, the atmosphere was cool/trendy, and my waitress was helpful and patient while I decided what to order. The shrimp I...More

Thank vivid132015
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for choosing Pearlz, we are so glad you enjoyed the service, atmosphere & shrimp.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed Pearlz. We came for happy hour with our two year old because they had a kids menu and no reservations. Arriving at about 5:30 we were seated quickly. Our waiter Mark was super. The kids grilled cheese was just right and we...More

Thank BetsyGite
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for choosing Pearlz, we are glad you enjoy the happy hour specials, peel and eat shrimp, house oysters, salmon & crab cakes. We hope to serve you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

12 oysters for $12. They were beautifully displayed and tasted great. The happy hour for food started at 3pm but the drinks didn't start until 4pm. That was weird to me.

Thank Laurie3355
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for choosing Pearlz, we are glad you enjoy our happy hour specials. We hope to serve you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will definitely go back everything we ordered came quickly and was very good. The staff was fabulous. The manager even walked us over to something called echo rock. One of our members of our party left his credit card and our waiter actually came...More

Thank tadpole1
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for choosing Pearlz, we are glad you enjoyed the service & food. We hope to serve you again soon! Cheers!

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Claire S
4 April 2017|
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Response from thanksfordining | Property representative |
Hello Claire, Unfortunately we do not take reservations. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Elaine H
17 January 2017|
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Response from Boo D | Reviewed this property |
They did not have any outside seating if I'm not mistaken. Didn't see any, the restaurant is curbside
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The_Mongoose_12
18 September 2016|
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Response from Carolyn C | Reviewed this property |
Casual. Wear what you like. 👍🏼
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Monday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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