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Pearlz Oyster Bar

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153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
+1 843-577-5755
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16:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 01:00
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have heard great things about happy hour here (see other reviews). I was here on Saturday so no such luck. The plan was to get some oysters and wine and then wander elsewhere for dinner (although no reservations or plans). However, Shannon my server was so friendly and accommodating and the oysters so delicious that I decided to stick... More 

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La Grange, Illinois
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went on a friends recommendation and was greatly surprised! Fun, vibrant little joint with terrific oyster selection. $14.95 for a dozen house oysters or can mix and match with several other varieties. But get there by 5:00 or the selection dwindles. Great bartenders and decent craft beers too.

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Thank Chris M
Charlottesville, Virginia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the crab cake sandwich was great. Chips were amazing! Excellent location with a nice view of the street. A little loud inside but not bad. For seafood I think the prices were very reasonable.

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Thank Victoria K
USA
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300 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This quickly became our favorite "go to" place while visiting Charleston for a few days. The décor is upscale relaxed -- not pretentious like some new places up and down King Street. It's tremendously popular and always busy. They have a great happy hour that is well worth timing your visit to ensure getting a table. Only three small tables... More 

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Schwenksville, PA
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at Pearlz twice in four days. My husband loves his oysters. Pearlz is a small bar/restaurant that offers great food and drinks in a casual atmosphere. There's not a lot of seating so get there early in the high season. They have booths, community tables and plenty of bar seating. The servers and bartenders are friendly and efficient.... More 

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

Thank you so much for trying Pearlz Oyster Bar! 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 soon. Cheers! Lauren More 

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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a simple oyster house. It is clean and functional and has no airs or graces about it. Its menu is straight forward--mostly oysters but other mollusc and various fish choices. Its pricing is fair (a dozen house oysters for less than $15), its wine servings generous. Staff is friendly, efficient and well groomed. It was a relief to... More 

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

Hello Joseph, Thank you for choosing Pearlz & for your review! Our goal is to make a comfortable environment for everyone with extraordinary food and hospitality. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and the atmosphere. We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Liza More 

Columbus, OH
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for an afternoon snack. Shared the fried shrimp and each had a beer. Not sure what the shrimp coating was, but it may have been the best I've ever had. Sat at the bar and the bar tenders were very busy on a college football afternoon, but still friendly and service was excellent.

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

Thank you so much! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our delicious offerings at Pearlz. We hope to see you again soon on your next visit to Charleston! Cheers! Lauren More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They were out of a few of the oyster varietals, but the ones we ordered were perfect. (from VA, but can't remember which one...Sorry)Everyone's meal was good, but my burger was really good and cooked to a perfect medium rare, which is hard to find. Also, try the hush puppies with the honey butter. These are everywhere in Charleston and... More 

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

Jacelyn, Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so glad you enjoyed your overall experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! Sincerely, Lauren More 

Lawrenceville, Georgia
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105 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried Pearlz on a recent trip to Charleston S.C. based on Trip Advisor and recommendations from the Bed Breakfast where we stayed. we were told it was a restaurant that locals frequent. In general, this is the type of restaurant my wife and I like because they usually serve good food for reasonable prices. But we were very disappointed... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a lot of reviews, they are all very good, I can't disagree with any of them. The lobster roll was offered as an entree/sandwich, but it's about 3.5 inches. It's just a tasty appetizer. My wife then ordered a dinner afterwards. Other than that, we loved the place.

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

Hello Alan, Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the lobster roll and dinner while dining with us! We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Liza More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?