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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” (146 reviews)
“oysters” (881 reviews)
“corn fritters” (69 reviews)
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All 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

I dont understand these great reviews. This place is a dive. No ambiance, it looks old, the food isnt that good, and almost no parking. The only things that spares this place is that the waitresses were really nice. I had the gumbo and it...More

Thank evan d
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We like oysters and are from New England. The oysters are super clean both raw and charbroiled. Also try the shrimp and grits.

Thank Dwane B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happy hour oysters are a phenomenal deal. Spicy shrimp and blue cheese infused grits are to flat out die for. Very informal. Does not tale reservations. Get there either early or late

Thank Richard T
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing Pearlz, we are thrilled you enjoyed the happy hour selections & shrimp! We hope to serve you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found Pearlz to be the best place to enjoy happy hour in Charleston. Both Emily, our waitress and Chris, the host, are the most hospitable people to enjoy dining with. Next time we will save room for a dinner entree!

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

Thank you for choosing Pearlz, we are glad you enjoy our happy hour & hospitality. We can't wait to serve you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing everything! Right downtown, with sleek but casual atmosphere. Incredible happy hour prices and delicious food! We had the oysters on half shell, shrimp taco, mahi taco, and gumbo, and I highly recommend all of it! If you like seafood, this place is a MUST!!

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

Hello Christine, Thank you for choosing Pearlz, we are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere, happy hour specials & food. We hope to serve you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous!! We had a variety of oysters and they were wonderful! Fun environment! Can’t wait to go again!!

Thank Plc7
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pearls is an oyster bar. If you love oysters come here. Even thought I don’t eat oysters, it is a regular spot for us. Our food is always excellent. Wait staff is friendly and energetic. We will continue to do this place. Prices are reasonable...More

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

Thank you for choosing Pearlz, we are glad you enjoyed the food & service. We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An awesome place - not only was the food superb, but the staff preparing the shellfish involved you in discussion explaining what they were doing, made great recommendations about the food, including suggesting alternatives they thought were better w/o trying to get us to select...More

Thank Fred Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had one the fresh catch options. Delicious with red rice and asparagus. Very friendly staff. Quick service. Next time I will try the oysters that looked delicious. Restaurant was full however server was able to accommodate me close to bar. Food was delicious!

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

Hello Ione, Thank you for choosing Pearlz, we are glad you enjoyed the fresh catch, service & food. We hope to serve you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good option for happy hours oyster fix. Very efficient and personable staff at the bar. Good selection of varieties

Thank Kathy C
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Kathy, Thank you for choosing Pearlz! We are glad you enjoyed the happy hour oysters & service. We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers!

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Claire S
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
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
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, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Monday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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.
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