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Pearlz Oyster Bar

936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
+1 803-661-7741
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (103 reviews)
“lobster roll” (7 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
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11 - 20 of 262 reviews

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Pre-gaming before the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert and Jamie, Taylor and Christina took EXCELLENT care of us. They had a packed house and we were thirsty but they found spaces for us to comfortably enjoy a few appetizers in an outstanding atmosphere. Think- wood,...More

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

Travis, Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Thank you for the feedback and we hope to have you dine with us again soon! Cheers, Lauren

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love oysters. We heard terrific things about Pearlz. We are foodies so we figured we would give it a try. We called to make a reservation for 5, we have 3 small children, and were told there was no need to...More

Thank daniellereilly1012
thanksfordining, General Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I am so embarrassed and sorry that your experience at Pearlz went the way it did. Although we do often get busy very quickly, your reservation should have been taken when requested to avoid this happening. We...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

we got back from the Masters late on a Saturday night and were worried that we couldn't get into this restaurant. a brief (one martini) wait, and 4 of us were seated. The waitperson was right there taking the next drink order and recommending appetizers...More

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us at Pearlz. We look forward to serving you again in the future!

Reviewed 9 April 2017

If you want fresh seafood (oysters) in Columbia, SC, this is the place to be. All of the staff are very friendly and accommodating. Visited Pearlz every night of our visit.

Thank Michael K
thanksfordining, Guest 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 oyster dining experience and look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Visiting USC and found Pearlz on TA for lunch. Great reviews and tried them out. Great dining, bar area and covered Patio. We had the fried shrimp plate, blue marlin sandwich and low country boil. All were excellent choices great flavors and large shrimp. The...More

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

Robert, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to Pearlz Oyster Bar, and you loved your meals! Thank you for providing us feedback, and we hope to have you back again soon!

Reviewed 27 March 2017

We had a very large party this past Saturday afternoon, that practically took up the front dining area of the restaurant, probably 25-30 people, coming and going at all times. The server worked hard to keep up with us all. I had a dozen oysters...More

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

Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Pearlz! Thank you for letting us know - we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I didn't eat hear, not from the menu. I have no idea how the menu food is, but I attended a private party & it was nicely done. If you're looking for private party venue, they seem to do a good job. 2nd floor, full...More

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

Hello Sabrina, Thank you for choosing Pearlz & for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 9 March 2017

My husband and I very much enjoyed our little outing to Pearlz last night (a Wednesday night). The server was friendly, and we received our orders quickly. We enjoyed our oysters. The fried okra and pastrami smoked salmon sliders were great. I really enjoyed my...More

1  Thank grm00dy
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We are so glad that you and you husband enjoyed your date night with us at Pealz Oyster Bar! Thank you for providing us with feedback, and we hope to have you dine with us again!

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for lunch on a not busy Saturday afternoon. We have ordered appetizers which were good. We waited for our Entrees which took 30 to 40 minutes to arrive and when it did it was room temperature. The meal itself...More

Thank artist67
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Pearlz, we are glad you enjoyed the appetizers and are sorry to hear about the entrees. Please know that this is not our standards and we hope you are willing to give us another try. Thank you, Liza

Reviewed 1 March 2017

First time visit to Pearlz. the oysters although small were good, different seating arrangements, not really like sitting at a center table/bar with other people. Hard to have a conservation, but I got over it. The place is loud! I will say, the service was...More

1  Thank Michael O
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hello Michael, Thank you for choosing Pearlz! We are glad you enjoyed the oysters while dining with us! We hope to serve you again soon! Cheers! Liza

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HotDog39
Are gift certificates available
7 March 2017|
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Response from thanksfordining | Property representative |
Hello! We do have gift certificates available! You can purchase them in store or online at hghosp . com under GIFT CARDS . We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Liza
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RDkSc
where can we park a car?
30 September 2015|
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Response from 444shirleyp | Reviewed this property |
Parking is hard in that area sometimes they have the parking area on the same street that will let you park for $5 good luck
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Johanna K
I would like to know if Pearlz hosts private parties. We would like to throw a graduation party for he and his friends May 6th or 7th 2016 and thought I would begin checking into this now. Party may either be an open house or a reserved guest list of around 30 people. Please let me know if this would work.
25 May 2015|
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Response from DIDIRI | Reviewed this property |
The y have a second floor but also a saw a large group almost, but wasn't private room but it doesn't hurt to ask, I'm sure they will be happy to host your party.. Congrats
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 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
12:00 - 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
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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.