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Pearlz Oyster Bar

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
+1 803-661-7741
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (117 reviews)
“oyster shooters” (13 reviews)
“corn fritters” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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€€ - €€€
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936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
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1 - 10 of 291 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service, food and atmosphere was very bland. Was somewhat crowded on arrival, but waitstaff was not quick or particularly helpful. May have improved since my last visit.More

Thank Frank M
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Frank, thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. Your feedback is important to us, as it's how we are always able to improve with our guests. Do you mind sending us more details of your visit to marketingcola@hghosp.com? We'd love to know more about...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I both ordered fried oysters, lightly fried. (We have learned to always order fried oysters "lightly fried" in order to keep from getting over-fried oysters.) They were perfectly cooked and just the right amount of coating on them. My husband got the...More

Thank JulieDee25
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Julie, thanks for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed everything you ate at our restaurant, and that you were taken great care of by your server! We do deeply apologize for the noise levels....More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to go. The food was great and the staff was very friendly! The service was outstanding. I recommend going there if you are in Columbia. Try the oyster shooters!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Hi, thanks for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so glad you enjoyed everything, and hope you'll be back to see us again soon!

Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We came for lunch and were very impressed. My husband had the shrimp and grits and it was fabulous. I had the mussels in a pesto and basil sauce. It was so good I asked for a second baguette to soak up the broth. I...More

Thank midwestnewy0rker
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Hi Midwestnewyorker, thanks for choosing Pearlz Oyster Bar. The basil pesto sauce with the mussels is one of our new additions to the menu, so we're happy to hear you enjoyed it! We're so glad you and your husband enjoyed a nice lunch out with...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The meal was excellent & our waitress was amazing (best service in a long time). We will definitely be back soon!

Thank Danielle C
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hi Danielle, thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so glad to hear that your visit was excellent and you were taken great care of. We look forward to you coming back soon!

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

A really great happy hour. Had the raw and fried oysters. There were some smaller oysters in the raw batch but very tasty. The fried oysters were the best I have ever had. Lightly breaded, nice size and juicy and sweet. The sauces were all...More

Thank Luvtotravel202
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hi luvtotravel202, Thank you for choosing Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so glad you were taken such great care of, and you enjoyed the food. We like to think we have some of the best fried oysters as well! We hope you'll be back soon...More

Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

I love Pearlz! The food is amazing. It does present more like a bar, but that is fun when you want to watch games :) A great combo really, great food and fun environment. The food is primarily seafood, which suits me as a pescatarian....More

Thank floridatocanada
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Hi Floridatocanada, thank you for choosing Pearlz Oyster Bar. Thank you for your great review! We are so glad you enjoy your time at Pearlz with us, and we look forward to having you back soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 25 January 2018

Pearlz has capitalized on their success in Charleston, SC and offer and exciting place to stop. They seem to have it all, oyster bar, full dinner menu and music on weekends.More

Thank 11jmr
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Hi 11jmr, thanks for choosing Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so glad to hear that you are familiar with our other restaurants in Charleston, SC. We strive to bring the coast to the Midlands, to provide the freshest seafood for Columbia. Thanks for the great...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit for a family dinner and we were celebrating my birthday ... I had forgotten how nice the anbience is ::::casual and fun but elegant . We were seated by the window...with a nice view of the Vista ...which is a...More

Thank Sheri B
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Hi Sheri B, thank you for choosing Pearlz Oyster Bar to celebrate your birthday! We're so glad the ambiance and food were all satisfactory for your big day. We hope you had the best birthday, and hope you'll be back to see us again soon!...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018

Lively atmosphere, excellent drinks and great food. I don't eat oysters but the fried shrimp appetizer is worth a visit on it's own. I've been here numerous times with business customers and partaking in my own revelry. Come on a Thursday night and you can...More

Thank FmrEngr2Phd
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Hi FmrEngr2Phd, thank you for visiting us at Pearlz Oyster Bar. We're so glad you enjoy our atmosphere, food, and live music upstairs. Thank you for bringing business customers back to see us, and we hope that you'll be back again soon!

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Amy S
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Response from artist67 | Reviewed this property |
Skip Prarlz and go to Blue Marlin instead
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7 March 2017|
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Response from thanksfordining | Property representative |
Hello! We do have gift certificates available! You can purchase them in store or online at hghosp . com under GIFT CARDS . We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Liza
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RDkSc
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Parking is hard in that area sometimes they have the parking area on the same street that will let you park for $5 good luck
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-661-7741
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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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