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Pearlz Oyster Bar

) #24 of 687 Restaurants in Charleston €€ - €€€ 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%
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“oyster shooters” (141 reviews)
“oysters” (855 reviews)
“corn fritters” (68 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I love Pearlz and continue to return for the great food. However, this trip was spoiled when the waitress accidentally spilled the liquids from my food all over my lap. This accident wouldn't have been so bad, except the restaurant did not...More

Thank Jeffrey Neal C
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been to the Pearlz in Avondale but this was my first time downtown. The food is consistent and good. Great oyster shooters and I love their fried oyster tacos. With prices getting remarkably high at downtown restaurants it is nice to know there...More

Thank michaell1232014
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had dinner with my wife and son last night and the dinner was great. We had fresh oysters, scallops and monk fish. Everything was excellent. People watching was a blast. We sat at a bench table at the street window and enjoyed the view of...More

Thank Jeff C
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Jeff, Thank you for joining us at Pearlz! We are so glad that we were able to provide you with a pleasant dining experience! Thank you so much for the kind review, and we hope to have you come back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would highly recommend this place the food and service is top notch. We had oysters, fish and chips and salad all amazing!!

Thank Redtailgirl
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are pleased to hear that we were able to provide you with a positive dining experience! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped here mid-day and were definitely pleased. The atmosphere was energetic, the place was busy and the service was prompt and friendly. Shrimp and oysters were delicious and cocktails were refreshing. This was our first visit here and deserves another one...More

Thank Rich H
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Rich! Thank you for choosing Pearlz! We are glad you enjoyed the service & atmosphere while dining with us! We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally a fun place with great happy hour bar food. It was fun to see a lot of locals there as well.

Thank AvPack
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The happy Hour Specials are amazing aren't they? Thank you for telling us you enjoyed it - feedback is so helpful! We hope you visit us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We always stop here when in town for their happy hour oysters and shrimp. The staff is wonderful and the food matches. The key lime pie and other deserts are also great. Don't miss this one.

Thank Joan G
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz! We are so pleased to hear about your experience with us and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you all again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a drink & snack and ended two hours later after tasting our way through the menu. Hi-lights! Amazing oyster shooters, sampled many oysters; a bit small, but tasty & expertly shucked. Clams tasty as well. Excellent poke, salmon & bbs. My blonde...More

Thank Vincent M
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Vincent, We are so glad you all decided to stop in for dinner at Pearlz Oyster Bar. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience. We will be sharing your all your feedback. We hope the next time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Pouring rain… And more pouring rain! We were totally soaked and I felt terrible that we even entered this restaurant as we were dripping and leaving a trail of water wherever we stood. The young man behind the bar was amazingly kind and welcoming! We...More

Thank menbx5
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for joining us! We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your recent experience at Pearlz Oyster Bar. We look forward to having you come back next time you're in Charleston... hopefully when it's not raining ;) ! Thank you!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Pearlz is a well known bar/restaurant on East Bay Street and having tables outside along the sidewalk, can be quite fun for the people watching. As a small place, and usually being crowded, our group managed a place along the streetside windows. Cresenthia our server...More

Thank Suzanne I
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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!

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Claire S
Do you need to make reservations for Friday or Saturday night dining?
3 April 2017|
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Response from thanksfordining | Property representative |
Hello Claire, Unfortunately we do not take reservations. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Elaine H
We're 2 couples that want to sit outside and enjoy the food, drink and people watch... in second week of Feb. is it too cold? Do you have heaters?
16 January 2017|
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Response from Boo D | Reviewed this property |
They did not have any outside seating if I'm not mistaken. Didn't see any, the restaurant is curbside
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The_Mongoose_12
What is the dress code?
18 September 2016|
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Response from Carolyn C | Reviewed this property |
Casual. Wear what you like. 👍🏼
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
16:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 01:00
Thursday
16:00 - 01:00
Friday
16:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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
  • 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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