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Pearlz Oyster Bar

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
+1 843-577-5755
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oyster shooters” (166 reviews)
“oysters” (977 reviews)
“corn fritters” (74 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Glad we went to this restaurant I had the oyster slider and we split the crab cakes both appetizers were amazing. I got the fish and chips and loved it. My boyfriend got the mahi mahi and shrimp taco which I tasted and it was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nikkih304
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello Nikkih304, thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are certainly glad you came to dine with us! We're so pleased that you and your boyfriend enjoyed some fresh seafood with us! Thanks for the great review, and we hope to serve you again...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We go to Charleston at least once a year and we usually end up there at least twice. They have the best fresh oysters! My favorite is the muscles in wine sauce. The staff is great! Can't wait for our next trip!

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Shee E
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Shee, thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so pleased that you enjoy coming to see us whenever you're in town! Thanks for the wonderful review, and we are looking forward to your next trip already! Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to eat, we sat at oyster bar had oyster shooters and raw oysters very good selection of many oysters to choose from also must have the Bloody Marys...yummy!!!!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank cathi2014
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Cathi2014, thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our oysters! Thanks for the great review, and we hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I sat at the bar and had a few appetizers. Service was good. Had the gumbo which was yummy and lump crab cakes. The crab cakes were also very good. I wanted the char-grilled oysters but they were not on the menu. I was told...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tmiller461
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Tmiller, thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our fresh seafood! Thanks for the great review, and we hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Pearls when we arrived in Charleston looking for a pub type restaurant. Food was just so-so and actually my crab cakes were not good at all. Enjoyed the cream of broccoli soup but it was too rich. I recommend keep walking past next...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank OnAir618653
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello OnAir618653, thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We're sorry to hear that we weren't the experience that you were looking for. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you will come give us another try when you're looking for some fresh and delicious seafood!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Pearlz for happy hour two or three nights while we were down here! Excellent oysters and peel and eat shrimp!

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank olivia97255
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Olivia, thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so happy to hear you enjoy our fresh selection of oysters! Thanks for the great review, and we hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yeah, this was a great find. A gem, if you will. (Pun intended). It's a bar restaurant, no frills, and no bones about it. But it's not grungy, dingy, or sketchy. It's a place that you could bring your college roommate, or your grandpa (if...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TUW
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello TUW, thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so pleased that you enjoyed dining with us! Thanks for the amazing review, and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently, on a trip to Charleston, my spouse and I were really in the mood for fresh seafood and a unique taste of the low country. We stumbled into Pearlz on East Bay and were absolutely amazed at the freshness (never frozen), flavor and selection...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jeanine S
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Jeanine, thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so pleased that you enjoyed some fresh seafood with us! Thanks for the wonderful review, and we hope to serve you again upon your next trip to Charleston!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened upon this small little venue and were thoroughly delighted with the food and service! We sat at the window bar and watched the world go by while eating our delicious seafood. We recommend the raw oysters, chowder and the flash fried brussel sprouts.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Teacher20052013
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Teacher20052013, thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so pleased that you were delighted by our food and service! Thanks for the wonderful review, and we hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oysters were good; our server great, other servers unemotional robots. Overall food is well done and good selections.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank georgemM8193II
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello GeorgeM8193II, thank you for choosing Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so glad that you enjoyed from fresh oysters with us, and were taken great care of by your server! Thanks for the wonderful review, and we hope to serve you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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