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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” (146 reviews)
“oysters” (881 reviews)
“corn fritters” (69 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
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481 - 490 of 1,877 reviews

Reviewed 18 March 2016

I am surprised by the negative comments. They were busy on a Wed. night, but quickly seated us at the bar with an amazing barkeeper/wait staffer (wish I knew her name)! Food was outstanding!

Thank NCFSL
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2016

Thank you for joining us at Pearlz! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent experience with us and we hope to have you dine with us again soon!

Reviewed 16 March 2016

Visiting Charleston for the first time, my wife and I stumbled on Pearlz after a hot first day of walking somewhat blindly with our dog, because it had outside tables in front and would let our dog lie at our feet while we ate there....More

Thank PaBell55
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2016

Thank you for joining us at Pearlz Oyster Bar during your trip to Charleston! We are so glad to hear how much you enjoyed the food and service and we hope to have you dine with us on your next trip to Charleston!

Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Awesome food reasonably priced & bartender very personable. Recommend to anyone. Special sat & sun drinks.

Thank Cecelia A
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2016

Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and drinks and we hope to have you join us again soon!

Reviewed 15 March 2016

After hearing about all the oyster places in Charleston, we had a craving. This place was recommended by a local so we thought it was a safe bet. We went on a Saturday so it was really busy. We had drinks and appetizers at the...More

Thank kiwifsu
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2016

Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so glad you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us and we hope to have you join us again soon!

Reviewed 15 March 2016

My friends made me take my first Oyster Shot at Pearlz....i dont like seafood....at all....but i did it. it was OKAY. not GREAT but not awful, but that is just my personal opinion :) I am sure the food is great!

Thank DRohal1
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Been here a few times over the years, usually trying to make the 4-7pm happy hour when possible. Every time I've come (happy hour or not), the food has been good, and beers have been cold. It's a busy place, and super busy on gorgeous...More

Thank jefsoriano
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2016

Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar and for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you always enjoy dining with us and we hope to have you join us again soon!

Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Pearlz is a place we always visit in Charleston. Our. First visit this trip was all the reasons we stop there. Great seafood and the fritters to die for. The second visit on this trip we got sliders and crab bisque. 6 hours later we...More

Thank BRIAN L
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

This is the place for a great meal, great service, and great atmosphere. Even though we arrived on a busy lunch day, we were immediately seated at a community table with a few other people with whom we quickly struck up some good conversation. The...More

Thank ScubaDocGA
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2016

Thank you for joining us at Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so glad you enjoyed your recent lunch experience and we hope to have you dine with us again soon!

Reviewed 9 March 2016

Disclaimer: I'm not a big seafood fan so wasn't interested in oysters, shellfish (or frankly a lot of the menu). My dining companions who did like seafood thought the choice and what they ordered were excellent. I had fish and chips and it was better...More

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2016

Thank you for joining us at Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us and we hope to have the chance to serve you again in the future!

Reviewed 8 March 2016

Four of us dining, mahi mahi tacos were the favorites. Gumbo was also spicy and good, as were the cod sliders (arugula, onion and bacon aioli, and butter pickles to add some crunch and another layer of flavor.) The Charleston Red Rice was very authentic,...More

Thank gleno123
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2016

Thank you for visiting Pearlz and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we hope to have you join us again soon!

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Claire S
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
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
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, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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
  • 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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