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Pearlz Oyster Bar

936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
+1 803-661-7741
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (115 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
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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 reviewResponded 25 October 2016

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

Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I've been to pearls restaurant many times. The Happy hour is fantastic, however it could be very busy and Fill up quickly. So get there early. We had two dozen oysters and some drinks. Great value, great oysters crab, great restaurant!

Thank avatarjennie
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

Thanks for an awesome review! Join us for happy hour again soon!

Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Pearlz always has a lively after work crowd. A little more upscale than other Vista bars and most restaurants, yet not expensive. Oysters are flown in from all over North America, wherever they happen to be in season. While oysters are their mainstay, I like...More

Thank cburne7711
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2016

Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are so happy to hear you enjoy joining us after a long day at work. That is what we are here for- a place to unwind ! We hope to serve you again...More

Reviewed 12 September 2016

The food was good! I had shrimp and grits. The grits were buttery/cheesy and yummy - the shrimp good size. Too bad they leave the tails on the shrimp - makes for messy eating!

Thank G5116EVrobertas
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2016

Thanks so much for letting us know about your experience! We are so glad you enjoyed the shrimp and grits..and will look into the issue with the tails-on! We hope you will join us again soon!

Reviewed 10 September 2016

I had read that this place can be very loud and crowded so we timed getting there just after it opened at 4:00 p.m. on a week day which meant we were the first to be seated and by the time we left, even though...More

Thank cruiseaddict97
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Thank you so much for providing us with your feedback and for all the kind comments! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent experience with us and have always enjoyed your time at our sister restaurants. We most certainly look forward to...More

Reviewed 25 August 2016

Great place to have a coupe of drinks and have some excellent food. Great Tuna tacos and wedge salad. this place is a hot spot on the weekends. We ate here during the week, so there was no wait. I highly recommend this restaurant. Great...More

Thank Brad A
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Thanks for taking time to write a review, Brad! We appreciate you dining with us and letting us know how much you enjoyed your tuns tacos and wedge salad on your most recent visit. Thank you for highly recommending Pearlz - we look forward to...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

Made a second visit to this place and was pleased to find the place is every bit as good as before. The oyster are plentiful with daily specials and specialty bivalves that are a bit more pricey but well worth it. The service is very...More

Thank dpapman
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to write a review. We are glad you came back and enjoyed the oysters, specials and drinks. It is always nice to hear that the food was well presented and delicious! Thank you again for...More

Reviewed 21 August 2016

This restaurant is so handsome inside and the staff friendly. Unfortunately I ordered blackened grouper that was not thoroughly cooked I sent it back to be cooked more and the manager brought it back to the table with no comment. The outside was firmer but...More

Thank nealbeverly
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Thank you for letting us know about your recent dining experience with us, Beverly. it is disappointing to hear your fish was served under cooked - we will use this information wisely. We do hope you visit us again and give us the opportunity to...More

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Went to visit my son at USC. Busy place on a Saturday night but we sat at the bar for apps. Before we got a table. Super service. House Oysters were very good. Calamari-good. Oyster shot and pepper martini- excellent. Mahi fish tacos, grits and...More

Thank Erik B
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

We are so glad you and your son enjoyed everything. I will be sure to let our staff know of your kind words! Hope to serve you and your son again soon!

Reviewed 14 August 2016

Lively bar.Good service. Good selection of beer and wines. Only opens at 1600 so the downside is you cant "do lunch"

Thank Monty B
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are happy to tell you that we are now open for lunch on the weekends at 12:00! Hope to see you soon!

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Amy S
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Response from artist67 | Reviewed this property |
Skip Prarlz and go to Blue Marlin instead
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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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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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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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.
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