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Pearlz Oyster Bar

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153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
+1 843-577-5755
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WASHINGTON
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

First, shout out to Shannon. We had a blast hanging out here on a Sat afternoon. Oysters are fresh and a great price. Great selection. We did a mix of 12 ($25.95). A dozen house oysters are only around $12. After the prices in DC, I could plant myself here all day. The scallop ceviche ($14) was very nice and... More 

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

Thank you for joining us at Pearlz Oyster Bar! We're so glad you enjoyed your recent experience, including the food and service. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Rancho Mirage, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

I agree with all of the other reviewers that have loved Pearlz! We arrived at around 8 pm on a Wednesday night. They do not take reservations. There was about a 30 min wait so we put our names in and walked a few doors down to Southend Brewery and Smokehouse for a drink because the bar at Pearlz was... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar and for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. More 

Dcusa
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

The seafood is Fantastic. The service awesome !!! and watching the guys prepare the dishes is enjoyable. They take such greaat care in setting everything just so !!!! At happy hours 4 - 6 it was kinda loud inside. BUT the food was excellent.

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar! We're pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the seafood and service, and we hope to have the chance to serve you again soon! More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Loved Pearlz! Had to sit on some hard stools because the restaurant was so busy but it was worth it! Had raw oysters and mahi tacos. Oh my gosh! It was the best food I had while we visited!

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

Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We're so glad you enjoyed the Raw Oysters and Mahi Tacos. We hope to have the chance to serve you again soon! More 

Harmony, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

We wanted a nice place to eat before the Fireworks in Charleston Harbor. Loving all forms of seafood (particularly oysters), we picked Pearlz Oyster Bar. Our wait was about 35 minutes, which was surprising considering the day and the number of guests (6). Our waitress was very cordial and helpful. Beer was cold and the Oyster appetizer was very good.... More 

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Thank you for joining us at Pearlz Oyster Bar! We're so glad you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us, and we hope to have the chance to serve you again soon! More 

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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

The best oysters ever n the best bang for your buck, such fabulous n fresh tasting oysters, if nothing else just visit this place for their oysters. My husband who is not a big fan of them had nearly half a dozen, so go have your fill. I had two dozen of them yum yum yum. He also ordered the... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We're so glad you enjoyed the oysters, BLT seafood salad, and drinks. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Austin,tx
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174 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

Some times we spend three or more weeks bumming around on vacation. Eating out can get expensive to say the least. We have found that you can stretch your budget by hitting some good happy hours. Pearlz qualifies. Drinks are reasonable and the food is really good. The fried oysters were some the best I have eaten. Same goes for... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We're so glad you enjoyed your recent Happy Hour experience, and we hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

New Canaan, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

Not the best oysters - which is what we expected. Everything was average overall. Reasonable prices, however.

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Thank sfox385
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Great oysters!! Some of the best clam chowder I have ever had. Its always busy. Great place for happy hour. My wife and I enjoy it!

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

Thank you for joining us at Pearlz Oyster Bar! We're so glad you enjoy the oysters, clam chowder, and happy hour. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

I love oysters, and no matter what time of the year it is- I'm bound to find something wonderful. Perfect with a martini, Pearlz Oyster is a real find!

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Thanks for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so glad you enjoyed your recent experience with us and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon! More 

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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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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