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Pearl's Oyster House

#77 of 1,218 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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299 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-3907
+1 901-522-9070
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

THEY HAVE NO HOSTESS!! So we stood around for 14 minutes without anyone even saying one word to us, along with 3 other parties. I finally walked up to Cassie who kept reviewing the sign up sheet and asked for the hostess and she RUDELY told me they do not have one and walked away to the kitchen area where... More 

Thank ToyathePeach
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner before our Grizzlies game. First time visit and it was fantastic.... A small spot and it was packed. Food came out pretty quick and the staff was great. Food was fresh and hot. Shrimp, Calamari, Crawfish, Catfish, looking forward to trying a few items here. You will not be disappointed.

Thank mybeautifuldivas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This has always been a favorite eatery for us but the service has been on a steady decline and last night hit an all time low. After an hour with no food, we paid for our tea and left. All we ordered was grilled oysters. That is supposed to be their specialty. Pearl's Oyster House. Not.

Thank Carrie R
Columbus, Mississippi
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a hidden gem! We were looking for oysters in downtown Memphis and came across this restaurant/bar. They have a variety of foods on the menu. The oysters were huge and perfect. I recommended this place for anyone and my family will be returning soon!

Thank allietaylor07
Jackson, Tennessee
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for a quick dinner with a friend.close to everything downtown, right on Main Street. The atmosphere is good and the food was great! We had the stuffed shrimp, gator bites, crawfish, and calamari all cooked to perfection. I will be back.

Thank markalecia
Germantown, Tennessee
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pearl's only rates a 1 because Trip Advisor will not let me give them a zero. Our waiter got my order wrong and we had to go searching the restaurant to find him to address the issue. He did not apologize. My boyfriend's salmon, which was served much later than my dinner, was actually frozen in the middle! The rest... More 

1 Thank choctaw914
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived tired and hungry, having stopped a couple of local people on the way to get their opinions (both non seafood eaters but had heard positive things). The hostess said it would be about 15 minutes as kitchen was backed up, the place was rammed, we asked if we could sit anyway and just have a drink while we waited,... More 

Thank Jane R
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered the oyster sampler and waited about 30 minutes before it arrived. We were a little miffed about the wait. When they arrived, there were jalapeno oysters, Oysters Rockefeller and char grilled oysters. While they were all good, today I am pondering on those char-grilled oysters again and my mouth is watering. They were delicious! The oysters were pretty... More 

Thank Maggie T
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I will start with the positive and say the oysters were amazing! We had raw and grilled! The gentleman on the grill had it going on, the grilled were delicious! Our waitress, Torrion, was terrible! We sat at a bar table and were passed by 3-5 times before we were even acknowledged after 15 mins or so! She finally brought... More 

Thank Cyndi R
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138 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the best shrimp poor boy ever. The fries that came with it were also good and the service friendly. Two of us had lunch for $21. We also liked the interior with exposed brick walls. It fits with the historic nature of this part of the city.

Thank FLgirl74

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 299 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-3907
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-522-9070

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?