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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We were first time visitors in Charleston and after reading the reviews decided to try Pearlz downtown Charleston. After waiting over 10 minutes without any sign of a waitress we had a chance to observe others around us. The booth below ours had near empty water glasses, when the server comes over and tells them their food will get awhile... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had to wait to get a table on a Sunday night. Very crowded and noisy but good vibe. Several choices of oysters. Shrimp with creamed grits was exceptional. Ciopinno very spicy -- be warned. Portions are not overly large but sufficient if you order an appetizer. Bloody Mary was excellent. Don't understand why no prices on much of the liquor... More 

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

Thank you for joining us at Pearlz! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience. Thank you for taking time to write a review, and we look forward to your next visit! More 

Lawrenceville, Illinois
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was mesmerized by the Instagram page. Had to eat here while visiting in Charleston. I had raw oysters for the first time! I loved them! Also, the pork skins were delicious. I would recommend this restaurant for great sea food. I also had fried oysters. Very good.

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

Peggy, Thank you so much for trying Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the oysters! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great happy hour pricing. Oysters on the half shell and the peel and eat shrimp are outstanding.Shrimp and Grits were very good but the preparation changes daily. Great value, I can't wait to go back.

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

Sheldon, Thank you for choosing Pearlz! We are glad you enjoyed the happy hour oysters & shrimp while dining with us. We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for lunch whilst visiting Charleston on MV Oceana. Found this attractive restaurant/bar and had wonderful oysters and one of the best steaks I have ever eaten. Local wine available which was as good as any Sauvignon I have tasted. A delightful experience in a real local Restaurant that was full of character. Service was excellent and staff were... More 

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

Hello Finch, We are extremely grateful for your review from your recent visit at Pearlz. It is good to know that our team exceeded your expectations and made your experience memorable. We look forward to serving you again in the new future. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the fried oysters, the shrimp and grits, and the corn fritters (like donuts!). Amazing waitress brought a second order of calimari without sauce for a picky young eater. Noisy fun.

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Thank you for the feedback and we hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will start my dining manny times in the evening for happy hour oysters. Great deal! I don't drink but friends can grab a brew an oyster up. I will have dinner here occasional which for me is more oysters and chips. There fish is good fried oysters are to die for. They have community tables and both seating. Bar... More 

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

Thank you for choosing Pearlz and for your 5 star review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Lauren More 

Sellers, South Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious! Cute waiter! Shrimp and grits were the best ever! Try the mocha cheesecake... Amazing. The BLT/shrimp salad was also PERFECT.. house wines are good choices.

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

Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your Pearlz experience, we look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Lutherville, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For example, the shrimp in the shrimp and grits were battered. Thought that was weird but they were very good. All our dishes were very good. Maybe a little pricy. Drinks were weak in my friends opinion. Waitress was very good. Be prepared for noise. It is a bar. Go off hours and it would be great.

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Thank Annapolis2000
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so glad you enjoyed your overall experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Oregon
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this spot from the friendly staff to the fresh oysters. We sat at one of the community tables which was great as got lots of travel tips from locals. Definitely order the clam chowder!

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

Thank you so much! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our delicious offerings at Pearlz. We hope to see you again soon on your next visit to Charleston! 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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