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Pearlz Oyster Bar

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Downtown
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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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The Villages, Florida
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124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

We chose this restaurant after recommendation from staff at the B&B and because we wanted fresh oysters. The place was packed but the wait was only about 20 minutes. The oysters were excellent and at a good price. For dinner my husband had the special which included monkfish and bone marrow (which I have never seen on any menu in... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon! More 

Charlotte, Nc
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

This is such a fun place! There is always a line out the door but it is worth the wait....more oyster choices than you can dream of and all freshly shucked the moment you order! We sat at the bar and enjoyed the scene which is always interesting, had the oyster sampler with champagne!

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Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience dining with us, and we hope to serve you again very soon! More 

Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

This is the place to go if you want seafood!!! Many locals recommended it to us and it is not disappoint. My friend and I went for happy hour (4-7pm) and arrived promptly at 3:50pm because it gets packed (not with tourists but with local people who go multiple times a week)!! The prices for the happy hour are great.... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and we hope to see you when you come back into town! More 

Summerville, South Carolina
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137 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

We sat at the community table. Our raw oysters were absolutely delicious. Swordfish over VERY delish red rice and asparagus - little bit of heaven.

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

Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the oysters and swordfish while visiting us, and we hope you come back to dine with us again very soon! More 

Fort Lauderdale
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

We visit Pearlz every time we visit Charleston!! We prefer to sit at the bar! The staff guides you to the tastiest oysters in the house!! There are full size entrees as well as small plates! If you like seafood, you will really like Pearlz. The staff is friendly! Great bar scene as well.

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

Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We're so glad you always come back and see us when you're in Charleston! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was hopping with great service and food and drinks. I enjoyed myself and the oysters were fresh and Delicious. I do wish that they would do call ahead searing or take reservations, but we lucked out and grabbed seats at the bar. The bartenders rocked.

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Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We're so glad you always enjoy your experience with us, and we hope to have you join us again soon! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

We went during happy hour and I would give it a thumbs up . . . I want to come back for more! The bartenders were all great, friendly, and attentive. I had an oyster shooter that was wonderful and then we had a plate of fresh oysters. It is fun to watch the bartenders work their tails off. They... More 

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Thank bac3
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our happy hour and oysters during your visit. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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123 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

The pearlz in west ashley has more variety on the oyster shooters. But the downtown locale still has a nice place to have a snack and anything oyster. Hence the name Pearlz.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Our server and crew at Brown Dog Deli as well as our Pedicab driver recommended Pearlz. We'd had a disappointing dinner the night before and wanted good atmosphere and seafood for our last night in Charleston. EXCELLENT!! Our bike taxi driver suggested to arrive at happy hour. We were there by 5:30, but the place was packed. We expected an... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your food, service, and atmosphere while dining with us. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon! More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

We were wanting some great seafood while we were in Charleston and we definitely found it! All the food looked delicious so we asked our server what she would recommend and that was the way to go. The seafood linguine was DELICIOUS and the crab cake sandwich was very good as well. The place was packed with locals and had... More 

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

Thank you for joining us at Pearlz Oyster Bar during your trip to Charleston! We're so glad you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us, and we hope to have the chance to serve you again in the future! 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, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?