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Pearlz Oyster Bar

153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
+1 843-577-5755
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oyster shooters” (155 reviews)
“oysters” (914 reviews)
“corn fritters” (69 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Easily the best oysters that we had on our trip to Charleston! Best tasting, cleanest shuck, and most brine kept in the shell. Clam chowder was pretty good too!

Thank Andy S
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Andy, thanks for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We're so glad you enjoyed our atmosphere and food, and we hope you'll be back to see us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for happy hour and was somewhat underwhelmed. Dozen standard oysters reasonably priced, but very small. Calamari tasty, but small portion, and covered with something stringy that didn’t complement the flavor. Steamed clams very good, but happy hour price more than we’re used to...More

Thank Michael J
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the taking the time to provide us with feedback about your visit. We hope to have you dine with us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for happy hour and ended up having our favorite meal in Charleston. The raw oysters were so delicious, as were the peel and eat shrimp, the char-broiled oysters, the Southern fried oysters, and the flash friend brussel sprouts. We sat at the...More

Thank Givati8
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for trying Pearzl! We are pleased to hear that we were able to provide you with a positive dining experience! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband had the special of the day - Raw oysters, raw clams and perl and eat shrimp. He loved it! Never had had raw clams before ...delicious! I just had the Lump Crab Cakes. Pure crab meat..yummy Server was very friendly.

Thank Dinah Lee C
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here for dinner. The food and atmosphere was great. I ordered the house oysters, fish tacos, calamari, fish & chips and the seafood gumbo, to die for. Good selection of seafood and appetizer! They had a great special on the beer and that...More

Thank James L
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing Pearlz, we are glad you enjoyed the oysters & environment. We can't wait to serve you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sat at the bar and enjoyed delicious shrimp and oyster tacos, accompanied by blonde bloody marys. The tomato juice is made from yellow and orange heirloom tomatoes and was so good. We found a place that sells it and brought some home.

Thank Kathy H
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing Pearlz, we are so glad you enjoyed lunch & drinks while dining with us. We hope to serve you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there for dinner got there at around happy hour and was pleasantly surprised. Food good reasonably priced great staff.

Thank nelsoniac
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! We hope to have you dine with us again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great stop for us. The prices were reasonable and the food was great. It is very crowded so being flexible about sitting at the bar is recommended. Worth the wait if you can get in. Great happy hour specials.

Thank Ashley N
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are happy to hear you enjoyed our delicious offerings at Pearlz. Thank you for dining with us, We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The daily specials tasted great and were priced right. Kids liked the mussels and oysters. The beers were local and served in chilled glasses. Although it was a little loud, it was still great for families.

Thank Travelingconroys
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing Pearlz! We are glad you enjoyed your family enjoyed everything!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The oysters were good here, but honestly I wasn't super impressed with this place. We were sitting practically on top of our neighbors and it was perhaps a little too casual for us. It wasn't bad - but it wasn't amazing either.

Thank AkronTravelBug
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review & Feedback Akron! We hope to have you join us again soon! Cheers!

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AlabamaAngel
25 January 2018|
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No. Throughout the restaurant
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Claire S
4 April 2017|
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Hello Claire, Unfortunately we do not take reservations. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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