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Pearlz Oyster Bar

153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
+1 843-577-5755
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oyster shooters” (155 reviews)
“oysters” (914 reviews)
“corn fritters” (69 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

My husband and I went to Pearlz two nights in a row and sat at the bar both times. We really liked being able to watch them shuck all of the oysters while we ate and drank. The price of the oysters compared to all...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 16 May 2016

My wife and I decided to go up to Charleston for the day to celebrate our anniversary. After a horrible experience at a "Brewery and Smokehouse." We decided to go to Pearlz. Pearlz by far should have been our first choice. This place had an...More

Thank Chandler S
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Had a dozen house oysters on the half shell (James river, va) as well as steamed mussels and baked oysters Rockefeller along with oyster shooters, two cocktails, sparkling rosé, and a local IPA. Sat at the bar- loud, happy noisy crowd with employees shucking oysters...More

Thank shumm89
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Our meals and drinks and service here were so...average. The lobster roll was terrible and nothing else was worth the time or the price. In Charleston there are so many other options, we won't return. That said...I got the sense that folks who got oysters...More

Thank noahandallison
Reviewed 14 May 2016

We had heard how good Pearlz Happy Hour was (we live here) and everyone apparently already knows it. Great oysters and drinks but it was incredibly loud. The five of us literally had a shout to be heard - and that was in a booth....More

Thank TravelerNorfolk
Reviewed 11 May 2016

It is a old looking building very warm feeling like you would expect your favorite place to feel. the oysters were great I had 3 different types I had a fish soup it was great then some fish it was there special I wish I...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

We couldn't get into the first restaurant of our choice. We walked a few blocks, lucked out getting a table. Glad we couldn't get into the first place! Great selection, all the fish was super fresh and very tasty. We all ordered a few different...More

Thank cindy l
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Seafood is always fresh and delicious. Great bar scene and outdoor seating. Will always stop In while visiting! Waitstaff is attentive and knowledgable, always get the shrimp cocktail!

Thank ellekathleen
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Spacious restaurant with long bar caters to those who love oysters and coupled with Happy hour is a great hangout for those who may not want a full sit down dinner, though that's presumably available as well.

Thank statestreet75
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We have been to Pearlz before and this time made a quick Happy Hour stop. It is in the heart of historic Charleston and always seems busy. We sat on bar stools at the windows and enjoyed a variety of fresh oysters with mignonette and...More

Thank BillP1123
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Questions & Answers
25 January 2018|
Response from Richard T | Reviewed this property |
No. Throughout the restaurant
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.
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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