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Pearlz Oyster Bar

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936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
+1 803-661-7741
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love oysters. We heard terrific things about Pearlz. We are foodies so we figured we would give it a try. We called to make a reservation for 5, we have 3 small children, and were told there was no need to make a reservation since there was not a wait. Well...Upon arrival we were told they... More 

Thank daniellereilly1012
thanksfordining, General Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I am so embarrassed and sorry that your experience at Pearlz went the way it did. Although we do often get busy very quickly, your reservation should have been taken when requested to avoid this happening. We mess up and are imperfect and that certainly happened here. My goal now is to... More 

Erie, Colorado
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

we got back from the Masters late on a Saturday night and were worried that we couldn't get into this restaurant. a brief (one martini) wait, and 4 of us were seated. The waitperson was right there taking the next drink order and recommending appetizers (which were outstanding!) dinner ordered and 2 came ice cold. we commented to the waitperson,... More 

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us at Pearlz. We look forward to serving you again in the future! More 

Mercerville, New Jersey
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

If you want fresh seafood (oysters) in Columbia, SC, this is the place to be. All of the staff are very friendly and accommodating. Visited Pearlz every night of our visit.

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

Thank you for choosing Pearlz and for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your oyster dining experience and look forward to serving you again soon! More 

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83 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Visiting USC and found Pearlz on TA for lunch. Great reviews and tried them out. Great dining, bar area and covered Patio. We had the fried shrimp plate, blue marlin sandwich and low country boil. All were excellent choices great flavors and large shrimp. The only reason for 4 stars was the street noise was loud and echoed in the... More 

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

Robert, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to Pearlz Oyster Bar, and you loved your meals! Thank you for providing us feedback, and we hope to have you back again soon! More 

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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We had a very large party this past Saturday afternoon, that practically took up the front dining area of the restaurant, probably 25-30 people, coming and going at all times. The server worked hard to keep up with us all. I had a dozen oysters on the half shell, which had great flavor, but almost half were so small that... More 

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

Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Pearlz! Thank you for letting us know - we hope to see you again soon! More 

Fort Mill, South Carolina
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118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I didn't eat hear, not from the menu. I have no idea how the menu food is, but I attended a private party & it was nicely done. If you're looking for private party venue, they seem to do a good job. 2nd floor, full bar, video screen, small stage, overall nice venue. Book them!

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

Hello Sabrina, Thank you for choosing Pearlz & for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! More 

Cramerton, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

My husband and I very much enjoyed our little outing to Pearlz last night (a Wednesday night). The server was friendly, and we received our orders quickly. We enjoyed our oysters. The fried okra and pastrami smoked salmon sliders were great. I really enjoyed my cocktail too. Overall, this was a very pleasant experience, and we will probably be back.

1 Thank grm00dy
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We are so glad that you and you husband enjoyed your date night with us at Pealz Oyster Bar! Thank you for providing us with feedback, and we hope to have you dine with us again! More 

Camden, South Carolina
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for lunch on a not busy Saturday afternoon. We have ordered appetizers which were good. We waited for our Entrees which took 30 to 40 minutes to arrive and when it did it was room temperature. The meal itself was ok but nothing to write home about. The staff is friendly. We explained our... More 

Thank artist67
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Pearlz, we are glad you enjoyed the appetizers and are sorry to hear about the entrees. Please know that this is not our standards and we hope you are willing to give us another try. Thank you, Liza More 

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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

First time visit to Pearlz. the oysters although small were good, different seating arrangements, not really like sitting at a center table/bar with other people. Hard to have a conservation, but I got over it. The place is loud! I will say, the service was slow...no really slow. I am not sure if they are just understaffed of what the... More 

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

Hello Michael, Thank you for choosing Pearlz! We are glad you enjoyed the oysters while dining with us! We hope to serve you again soon! Cheers! Liza More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Happy hour oysters Guinness on tap. Beautiful waitresses great food I LOVE this place ,.. go please you can't go wrong

Thank Ronniebisme
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We hope you will join us again soon at Pearlz. Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 02:00
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
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?