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Pearlz Oyster Bar

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936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
+1 803-661-7741
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Columbia, South Carolina
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I don't like oysters, so take that into account. We were invited to dinner by a couple who do love oysters. They said they were very small, but delicious. To be fair, oysters are not in season now. The food was fine. I had the scallops (4) with tabouli salad and pan fried brussel sprouts. It was good, but seemed... More 

Thank Rebekah P
Annapolis, Maryland
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my husband to Pearlz for his birthday dinner. We started with well made cocktails - Manhattan for him, Moscow Mule for me. We are picky about our drinks and these did not disappoint We shared a dozen fresh oysters - large and deliciously briny. For our main courses we chose fresh fish, cooked to order. The fish was... More 

Thank kathn104
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

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 More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

My adult son and I really enjoyed Pearls. It was an iffy start. We ordered a dozen house oysters.They were good but poorly shucked.Lots af little pieces of shell and dirt. Our Shrimp and Grits was awesome and the cod sliders were really tasty. However the corn friters had no taste at all

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

Hello Sheri, We are sorry that your experience with us was less than excellent. Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback with the oysters & corn fritters. We will use this information to improve the dining experience for our customers. You are valued greatly as a customer and we hope you will return! Cheers! Lauren More 

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner 6 May. There were 9 and the service was great. The soft shell crabs are awesome. We had 3 dozen oysters on the half shell. We are the house oysters and enjoyed each and every one. Save room for desert. Enough to share.

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

Hello Dean, We appreciate your feedback. We are glad you & your party enjoyed the Oysters on the Half Shell and the Soft Shell Crabs. We hope you will join us at Pearlz Oyster Bar again soon. Cheers! Lauren More 

Lexington, South Carolina
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122 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed out visit and will try them again in the future. The waitress was helpful, the service was prompt, the food came quickly and it was very good despite it being very busy.

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

We appreciate you choosing Pearlz Oyster Bar and for your feedback. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers! Lauren More 

Orlando, Florida
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90 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't say enough good things about this place! Everything we ordered was great, atmosphere was great, service was awesome. Food was excellent all the way around. Sat at the bar and enjoyed watching the staff work as well as interact with customers. Very well run. Wish there was one in our city. Heading to Charleston and there is one there... More 

Thank 19saluki65
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

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! Cheers! Lauren More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently dined at Pearlz with a party of 10. No complaints about the food. We loved the oysters, tuna tartar and crab stack salad appetizers. Entrees were all very good. I had the pan seared halibut with quinoa kale side and it was delicious. The only issue was slow service. The waitress was trying her best but was overwhelmed.... More 

Thank Missy M
thanksfordining, General Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for spending the time to let us know about your experience. I am so sorry to hear that it went the way it did. We pride ourselves in giving our guest the best experience possible. This restaurant is a second home to me and what you describe is something that is not excusable. I would love to talk... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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370 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for a late dinner and started with a dozen oysters that were yummy. Everyone ate kind of light after that -- I had the Wedge and cup of Gumbo and both were good -- the others had seafood tacos and the tuna burger. Food tasted fresh, servings are generous and the pricing quite reasonable.

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

Thank you for choosing Pearlz! We are glad you enjoyed the oysters, wedge salad & gumbo while dining with us! We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pre-gaming before the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert and Jamie, Taylor and Christina took EXCELLENT care of us. They had a packed house and we were thirsty but they found spaces for us to comfortably enjoy a few appetizers in an outstanding atmosphere. Think- wood, brick, art and terrific coastal cuisine packed into one place. Hospitality is top notch above... More 

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

Travis, Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Thank you for the feedback and we hope to have you dine with us again soon! Cheers, Lauren More 

1 review
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love oysters. We heard terrific things about Pearlz. We are foodies so we figured we would give it a try. We called to make a reservation for 5, we have 3 small children, and were told there was no need to make a reservation since there was not a wait. Well...Upon arrival we were told they... More 

Thank daniellereilly1012
thanksfordining, General Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I am so embarrassed and sorry that your experience at Pearlz went the way it did. Although we do often get busy very quickly, your reservation should have been taken when requested to avoid this happening. We mess up and are imperfect and that certainly happened here. My goal now is to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-661-7741
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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