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Pearlz Oyster Bar

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153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
+1 843-577-5755
16:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 01:00
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Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's an oyster bar. It has a wide selection of oysters. As an appetizer we tried the buffalo sauce. It was good. Shrimp and grits was our objective. We were somewhat disappointed only because the shrimp was fried and not in the sauce. No complaints, just... it is what it is.

Thank Padadrad
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone was friendly and the food was great. My husband had the raw oysters and said they were delicious! Great find!

Thank Wendy G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pearlz oyster Bar is on the bustling East Bay Street amongst many restaurants. It was very busy when we went but we got two seats at the counter in front of the window. We enjoyed sitting there watching all the activity on this busy street. The restaurant and bar are quite loud, so if you're looking for quiet thus isn't... More 

Thank jsr55
Manalapan, New Jersey
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love this place! This was my 2nd trip to Charleston and I knew I couldn't come back without going to Pearlz. I come just for the oysters. They have an impressive selection but I go with the house oysters which are from Virginia. They are so fresh and delicious and a great value, especially if you go during happy... More 

Thank jerseyguy405
Central Florida, Florida
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131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere and great food. Ordered the oysters Rockefeller and they were on point. The muscles were good but could have used a larger portion.

Thank Monica E
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

An early evening stop in our Qwest to eat all the oysters in Charleston we decided to try this place per reviews. We were not disappointed. Very busy with a lot of people there for cocktails and food. We ordered a drink with our waitress and brought out quickly. We order oysters and was thrilled to find fried okra on... More 

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

Thank you for choosing Pearlz! We are glad you enjoyed experience with us! We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Liza More 

Hubert, North Carolina
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited while we were in town for our anniversary. We couldn't decide what we wanted but read good reviews for Pearlz and decided to try it out. We loved it! The mahi and shrimp tacos were both phenomenal. The drinks were only so-so but the bottle service was nice.

Thank kbandy09
Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great choice for our very first meal in Charleston. For $14.95/dozen, the raw oysters were off the chain fresh, the fried oysters were perfect and the oyster Rockefeller was fantastic. Topped off with two great cocktails and a tollhouse pie- this place was worth every penny!

Thank Boo D
Saluda, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stop for raw oysters, ate there twice in three nights. Oysters are fresh and chilled, shucked to perfection. Mon-Fri offers happy hour prices on a dozen

Thank PhotoTrvlr
Sterling, Virginia
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reasonably priced. Exceptional oysters and clam chowder soup. Good happy hour specials. Friendly. Lobster roll is excellent.

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to serving you very soon. Thank you! Lauren More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?