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Pearlz Oyster Bar

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$$ - $$$
Downtown
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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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Charleston, South Carolina
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79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

We love coming to Pearlz any time for a great meal. There is always a wonderful selection of oysters and we love the New England Clam Chowder (a rare find in the South). Happy Hour selections are varied and priced well. Where there is always a good crowd you know you will find good food.

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Thank Lois908
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience dining with us, and we hope to serve you again soon! More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

A favorite of ours - excellent oysters and food, in general; fun atmosphere; friendly, helpful staff; will always return (wish there was one in Myrtle Beach!!!! hint hint)

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Thank 762elisa
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so happy to hear you always enjoy your experiences with us, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

San Carlos, California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Stopped by here really to escape the 100F heat with a cold drink, but lingered to have some oysters and appetizers. Wait staff was super friendly and could explain the different options, oysters were very fresh, and the vibe is cool and fun.

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

Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and were able to escape the heat, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

We stopped in for Happy Hour while visiting Charleston. Sat at the bar and were taken car of promptly. Ordered beer and $3 champagne along with oysters and boiled shrimp. Everything arrived quickly and was very tasty! We had a great time and wound up staying much longer than we planned. The seafood was so good we just ordered more... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so happy to hear we were the favorite place you visited on your trip and wanted to thank you for your kind words. We hope you visit us again soon! More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Laid back atmosphere, great service, great seafood and a nice beer selection. The oyster shooters are fantastic. Night time livens up and the bartenders are very nice and personable.

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Thank Jmart08
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the service, seafood, and atmosphere while dining with us. We hope to serve you again soon! More 

The Villages, Florida
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124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

We chose this restaurant after recommendation from staff at the B&B and because we wanted fresh oysters. The place was packed but the wait was only about 20 minutes. The oysters were excellent and at a good price. For dinner my husband had the special which included monkfish and bone marrow (which I have never seen on any menu in... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon! More 

Charlotte, Nc
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

This is such a fun place! There is always a line out the door but it is worth the wait....more oyster choices than you can dream of and all freshly shucked the moment you order! We sat at the bar and enjoyed the scene which is always interesting, had the oyster sampler with champagne!

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

Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience dining with us, and we hope to serve you again very soon! More 

Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

This is the place to go if you want seafood!!! Many locals recommended it to us and it is not disappoint. My friend and I went for happy hour (4-7pm) and arrived promptly at 3:50pm because it gets packed (not with tourists but with local people who go multiple times a week)!! The prices for the happy hour are great.... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and we hope to see you when you come back into town! More 

Summerville, South Carolina
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137 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

We sat at the community table. Our raw oysters were absolutely delicious. Swordfish over VERY delish red rice and asparagus - little bit of heaven.

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

Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the oysters and swordfish while visiting us, and we hope you come back to dine with us again very soon! More 

Fort Lauderdale
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

We visit Pearlz every time we visit Charleston!! We prefer to sit at the bar! The staff guides you to the tastiest oysters in the house!! There are full size entrees as well as small plates! If you like seafood, you will really like Pearlz. The staff is friendly! Great bar scene as well.

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

Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We're so glad you always come back and see us when you're in Charleston! We hope to see 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?