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“Nice lunch counter seafood at Reading Terminal Market, fresh and quick and delis...”
Review of Pearl's

Pearl's
Ranked #490 of 4,459 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Neighbourhood: City Center East
Reviewed 9 March 2014

We sampled the fried oyster sliders, fish tacos, and salmon burger with were all very good with a side of the Old Bay dusted house made potato chips. Pearl's Oyster Bar is a great place to grab lucy in downtown Philly.

Thank Deborah H
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Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

Decided to try this place in the reading terminal market. Sat at the counter and service was good. Food was very average. I had the clam chowder. It was lacking clams and was just alright. I also had the fish tacos. They were huge for $10 and came with a salad. Good deal. They were spicy but pretty good. Overall, I'd try somewhere else next time.

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Thank Cawwee23
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

I have had lunch at Pearls before and it was always good and reliable. Recently, the owner hired a new chef and changed the menu. I had lunch there last week. What a great surprise. A new creative menu, and if you like oysters, Dave has them all. Fresh and Saltwater. From Prince Edward Island, Washington State, Virginia. You name it. Always the best. And the Reading Terminal has something for everyone. Have your lunch at Pearls and then go shopping. I will be going there weekly.

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Thank John M
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

on buisness and found this place in the reading terminal market!!! i had oyster stew followed by oyster sliders and they were both amazing.

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Thank Vanessa L
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

Pearl´s is a diner style lunch café in the Reading Terminal market. It serves up fried fish and shellfish in various forms along with bread, chips or salad. I had the traditional oyster fry. This consisted of a plate with three (3) breaded oysters, unevenly deep fried so part of the outside was black, the inside of the oysters green and along with this two large helpings of coleslaw and chicken salad, unfortunately quite tasteless. For USD 15 incl tip this is NOT a bargain and I am sorry to say I had to leave most of it on the plate. There are TONS of better options for lunch in Philadelphia.

Thank Rhodesian
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