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Pearlz Oyster Bar

153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
+1 843-577-5755
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“oyster shooters” (140 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Came here for dinner, even though it was during a rainstorm. We had eaten at Pearlz in Columbia, enjoyed it so much, we wanted to eat here while in Charleston. My only regret is that I couldn't decide on which type of oyster to order,...More

Thank Kimmie075
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hello Kimmie, Thanks for visiting Pearlz. We are so glad you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us and we look forward to serving you again in the future! Cheers! Lauren

Reviewed 2 days ago

We always go to Pearlz and usually can only get a place at the bar. For the first time in history we scored a table and looked forward to a leisurely meal without folks ordering drinks from behind us. We must've caught a bad night...More

Thank 3georges
Reviewed 3 days ago

On a recent trip to Charleston, my adult son and I went to Pearlz. The food was delicious - I got a crispy oyster taco and cup of gumbo and my son got the shrimp and grits. Our server was cheerful and prompt. The only...More

1  Thank finchslanding9142
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us recently! We are pleased to hear how much you & your son enjoyed your recent experience and we look forward to having you come back next time you're in town! Cheers! Lauren

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely seafood dinner in a chilled out casual atmosphere. I had a lovely creamy clam chowder and cod sliders which were lovely.

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

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

Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked by in the late afternoon. As everybody commented before me it is a very busy place, hip and young vibe. Nothing fancy, just a bit noisy, it is a bar after all. The oysters were good and the beer was cold. Time well...More

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

Thank you for your review and for choosing Pearlz during your visit! We truly appreciate your business and we look forward to serving you again during your next time in town! Cheers! Lauren

Reviewed 6 days ago

Not a fancy place by any means but the oysters were good and the prices even better than most oyster houses in the area. It's noisy and crowded and fun which adds to the ambiance. We also ordered the shrimp taco which was OK. We...More

Thank virginiasenior177
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Pearlz Oyster Bar and for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food & prices! We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Lauren

Reviewed 1 week ago

We always make a stop at Pearlz for their delicious raw oysters, and we are never disappointed. The food and service are always on point. This is a great, casual spot with a fun bar crowd and delicious food. Make sure to try the BLT...More

Thank SaraG2012
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Sara, Thank you for joining us at Pearlz! We are so glad that we were able to provide you with a pleasant dining experience! Thank you so much for the kind review, and we hope to have you come back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried pearlz on a solo visit. I saw their happy hour was from 4 to 7 and figured I'd give it a shot. Great decision. I sat at the bar. Bartender took good care of me but was not overly personable. I had an oyster...More

Thank Bubba101266
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so glad you enjoyed your happy hour experience and were pleased with the ambiance of the restaurant! We hope to have the chance to serve you again in the future! Cheers! Lauren

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was definitely the highlight of all our dining in Charleston! Chriscynthia truly made our experience unforgettable. We were lucky to enjoy a table on the patio, people watch, share oysters and sip our way through their cocktail menu!More

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

Hello Colleen, Thanks for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your recent experience, including the service with Chriscynthia. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to her and the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Raw oysters were great and happy hour prices much appreciated. Wait staff were attentive and prompt. Young vibe and a little noisy but food was worth a compromise on ambiance. BLT tower worked perfectly with my Keto diet!!

1  Thank Kat-Jeff
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hello Kat-Jeff, Thank you for choosing Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the happy hour specials & service while dining with us! We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Lauren

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Claire S
Do you need to make reservations for Friday or Saturday night dining?
4 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
We're 2 couples that want to sit outside and enjoy the food, drink and people watch... in second week of Feb. is it too cold? Do you have heaters?
17 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
What is the dress code?
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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
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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.