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Pearlz Oyster Bar

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936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
+1 803-661-7741
16:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and servers. Atmosphere is pleasant and relaxed, the steamed oysters are the best. Love to sit at the bar watch TV and have a nice glass of wine.

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

Hello Sherrie, Thank you for choosing Pearlz! We are glad you enjoyed your steamed oysters, wine & atmosphere with us! We look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Liza More 

Ann Arbor, MI
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was really tasty. We ordered Oysters Rockefeller as an appetizer and their twist on this old classic was fab. We also ordered steamed mussels in white wine sauce. I loved them, but my husband found the smoked garlic flavor overpowering. He ordered fish and homemade potato chips and loved it. They have a small but adequate wine menu... More 

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

Thank you for choosing Pearlz, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience as well as your Oysters Rockefeller, steamed mussells, fish & chips and the service! We look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Liza More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've enjoyed this place several times. The oysters are great as well as the small plate offerings that change periodically with the availability of seafood. The service is very good.

Thank Otilya O
South Brunswick
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a great dinner here while we were evacuated for Hurricane Matthew. Lots of fresh fish choices. I ordered the small plate fish special which was delicious and really was a perfect dinner sized portion. The only thing that was small was literally the plate! My husband could not decide which of the four oysters to choose from so... More 

Thank Margaret M
Manning, SC
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164 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Stopped in last night (Sunday, 10/17) for a few drinks and a snack. We wound up having dinner and it exceeded all our expectations. The manager, Chris, attended to us and saw that we were properly seated. Our server, Allison, was right on. Two great dirty Martinis, clam chowder, huge wedge salad, grilled trout with asparagus and Brussels sprouts and... More 

Thank BobOZee
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Pay attention to 'specials and menu prices. Oysters especially. They have great oysters, but not at happy hour prices. Good oysters cost $$$. Beer too...not all $3 - wear ur glasses. Their small plate happy hour dishes are great. I had the scallop caprese w heirloom toms. Not 100pct sure it was a heirloom but mgr brought a tom out... More 

Thank Jim F
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Had the pleasure of fining twice this week at Pearlz as we evacuated from Charleston.. service and food.. amazing!

Thank lib20152015
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

What an awesome review! Thanks so much! More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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77 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Had to leave hhi, staying in Columbia for hurricane. Excellent meal, maddie, our waitress was attentive & informative. Shrimp & grits w/ pesto innovative/yummy. Fresh catch w/ chimachurri sauce excellent. Many prep/sauces available for fresh catch options. Restaurant is noisy, but we knew that before we went in. As a side note: every store employee, hotel staff, restaurant workers have... More 

Thank va-va60
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words! We know how stressful those few days were and we are glad we could take care of you and provide you with a positive experience. We hope you will join us again soon next time you're in town! More 

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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is good and the staff is excellent as is the food. We watched college football and had 2 dozen raw oysters along with the gator nugget special. Loved our bartenders and "shucker"! Everyone was extremely attentive and genuinely nice. Will definitely be back!

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

Thanks for an awesome review! We can't wait to have you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 02:00
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
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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