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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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Charleston, South Carolina
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167 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to try Pearlz Oyster Bar for dinner and drinks prior to attending a play downtown. I can't say I liked the place very much. The first thing that hit us when we walked in was the noise level, which was over powering to the point that we could not hold a conversation without practically yelling at each other.... More 

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Thank Karl H
thanksfordining, General Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Good afternoon Karl, Thank you for choosing to visit us before your play and for leaving a helpful review. We do understand that due to our size and building style it can become loud (especially during our busy happy hour times). We like to keep our atmosphere fun and inviting and apologize for how loud you found it to be.... More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff was personable and friendly. Had a little wait so sat at bar for a few drinks and some fresh, local raw oysters. I think we got the Ace oysters which were delicious!! Our servers were great. Food was great. I got a fried oyster platter that did not disappoint. Husband got the fresh fish of the day which he... More 

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

Hello Sharon, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We look forward to serving you very soon at Pearlz Oyster Bar. Have a great day and we appreciate your business! Cheers, Lauren More 

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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pearlz is located downtown and just across the Ashley River in a recently re-gentrifide slice of land called West of the Ashley. Usually seafood restaurants focus on local fare, but local oysters can't match those from other parts of the country such as Long Island, Chesapeake Bay and the northern tip of the Gulf of Mexico. Pearlz serves these and... More 

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

Adrian, We are happy to hear you enjoyed our delicious oysters & other seafood menu items at Pearlz. Thank you for dining with us, We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Lauren More 

Crystal River, Florida
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For our final night in Charleston we used our gift card at the Pearlz Oyster Bar, one of those places owned by the owners of the Barksdale. The oysters were excellent as was most of the cuisine but this is an oyster bar so don’t expect upscale fine dining or quiet, intimate atmosphere. Once the manager learned we were staying... More 

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

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

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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320 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overpriced Happy Hour. A dozen SMALL raw oysters for $12 is not a deal-- ONE fish taco for $5 is not a deal.. craft beer at $4 was ok..none of the food was very good-- great service, 20 minute wait- bottom line, neat place but NOT worth price... recommend you try other places for oysters for sure..

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Thank Kwajkid007
thanksfordining, General Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor. Our goal with every guest is to provide quality of food and service in a relaxed, fun and eclectic atmosphere. While we are glad to hear that we provided you with great service we must apologize for not leaving you with the same impression through out your entire dining experience. If... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had Lobster Rolls and drinks but the real fun was having Corina as our server. She knew everything about the menu and how it was prepared and a lovely personality. Great fun and food.

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

Hello David, We are extremely grateful for your review from your recent visit at Pearlz Oyster Bar. It is good to know that our team exceeded your expectations and made your experience memorable. We will pass along your comments to Corina. We look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you! Lauren More 

Warner Robins, Georgia
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped through on a Sunday while traveling and specifically diverted to the area just so we could go back to Pearlz. We had been to this specific location and another in Columbia before so we were certain to have a good experience. I was certainly not let down and was pleased once again! I had ordered the crab cakes... More 

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

Thank you so much for joining us on Sunday! 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! Thank you! Lauren More 

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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The oysters were fantastic. The other food pretty tasty. This place is busy and noisy. Servers friendly and helpful. It is really more of a bar atmosphere than a 5 star restaurant. I will probably repeat.

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

David, 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. Hope to see you soon! Thank you, Lauren More 

Longview, Texas
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379 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We would have come back for supper but we only had three days in Charleston. We will return next time in town.

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

Thank you for choosing Pearlz! We are so glad you enjoyed lunch with us and we look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! More 

nashville, tennessee
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's wonderful to have an easy place to fall into without a reservation, eat a good supper from a full menu, including bar food, sample a beer and watch people on the street outside. We understand why this place was recommended by friends, so we are doing it now for others.

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

Thank you for choosing Pearlz! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the menu selection, food, drinks and view while dining with us! We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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