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Pearlz Oyster Bar

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936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
+1 803-661-7741
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16:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
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Columbia, South Carolina
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176 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Noisy, yeah but then I'm old and many restaurants today are places where sound engineering is an after thought. But passed that, WOW! Great oysters and happy hour fare and drink specials! We've been there twice for that and both times, service, food and options were all pretty darn good!

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

David- Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience. We look forward to having you back again very soon. Cheers! Lauren More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner at Pearlz with family before USC game. I was really impressed with food and menu offerings. Everything at our table was enjoyed. Wait staff was very attentive. Would return again!

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Thank Charley516
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hello Charley, Thank you for your review and for choosing Pearlz! We are glad you and your family enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Liza More 

North Carolina
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112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our business group went in after dinner to have a few drinks after dinner. I had a Moscow Mule which was outstanding. This place has a mix of college students and business people.

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

We are glad you enjoyed your Moscow Mule! We hope you will join us again soon for dinner. Thanks for your feedback. Cheers! More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the menu to the service, we can't say enough about Pearlz. We had a variety of appetizers and they were all phenomenal. Our 10 y/o ate and enjoyed every bit. Their gluten free cheese cake was amazing! If i could live here, I would. Thank you so much for making my birthday!! And thank you Maddie for being so... More 

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

Hello Jolie, Thank you for choosing Pearlz Oyster Bar and for your 5 star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience & you had a great birthday with us! We look forward to serving you again soon! Sincerely, Lauren More 

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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location with good food. Reasonable prices and easy parking. Nice servers with good advice. Busy on weekends so be prepared to wait. Seems like a college or younger crowd so can get loud.

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

Hello Eloy, Thank you for choosing Pearlz and for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Liza More 

North Carolina
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fresh seafood and excellent service. We stopped by before the Clemson vs. South Carolina basketball game and had a wonderful experience. The service was great throughout. We started with house oysters and then had broiled shrimp and seared flounder. Everything was very fresh. The owner took the time to come by and introduce himself and make sure everything was perfect.... More 

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

Hello Mr. Chip, Thank you for your review and for choosing Pearlz! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your oysters, shrimp & flounder! We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Liza More 

Columbia
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great variety, food is usually consistently good, atmosphere is vibrant, though a little loud sometimes…

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Ocoee, Florida
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great seafood, we ordered the super fresh oysters. Got the week special gnocchi with swordfish, perfectly cooked. Mussels are a must order. Great service!!

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Thank Gcaterina7
Lexington, South Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We recently went to Pearlz due to recently getting signed up for the rewards program they have within the company. It's a card received from any one of their restaurants, such as Liberty or Rioz and you get money back after spending a certain amount. You can't go wrong! The atmosphere was outstanding, the fold was excellent and the fact... More 

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

We are so thrilled to read about your experience at Pearlz! Thank you so much for your feedback and recommendation. We appreciate you becoming a member of our loyalty program and look forward to serving you again at one of our locations. Thank you for your business and happy holidays! More 

Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Wonderful oysters and gumbo, some of the best I have had, including in New Orleans. The service staff bends over backwards to assist you in any way they can - Southern hospitality at its best. We enjoyed having our meal at the bar and watching all the action by the wait staff. A can't miss place!

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Thank 1947sunshine
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 your experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Liza More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 00:00
Monday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-661-7741
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?