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Pearlz Oyster Bar

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$$ - $$$
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153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
+1 843-577-5755
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16:00 - 01:00
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Sat - Sun 12:00 - 01:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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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 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pearl is a great bar, restaurant. Wonderful atmosphere. Great drinks. Really friendly service. Steamed mussels in garlic and white wine sauce are excellent. Great oysters. YUM. Very informal, jeans, sneakers. Great music. Try the signature burger.

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

Thank you so much! We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience. We hope you can make it back to Charleston again soon and visit us at Pearlz. More 

Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped in for Happy Hour and you can’t beat the prices and service. Bartenders are super friendly and are there to offer suggestions if you are undecided on what you would like to drink. Oysters are succulent and the presentation is nice too. Peel and eat shrimp are super fresh and sprinkled with the perfect amount... More 

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

Thanks for visiting Pearlz & your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us and we look forward to serving you again the next time you are in town! Cheers! Lauren More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My spouse and I visited Pearlz Oyster Bar for a drink on a Saturday evening in mid-November 2016. We arrived a bit early for our dinner reservation at next-door neighbor McCrady’s Restaurant, and because the tasting-only McCrady’s does not offer a bar, we stopped in at Pearlz to pass the time. Pearlz opens on weekdays at 3:00 pm, and on... More 

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

Thank you for your review of Pearlz Oyster Bar! We look forward to serving you soon! Have a great day and we appreciate your business! Cheers! Lauren 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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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