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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%
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“oyster shooters” (147 reviews)
“oysters” (885 reviews)
“corn fritters” (69 reviews)
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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 6 days ago via mobile

We chose Pearlz for Restaurant Week, one for the menu and two for the possibility of dining when we needed to (before seven PM). We were seated by 6:30 and our male server was great. For the restaurant week menu, I chose the radiacco salad...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Awesome food, best mussels ever tastes in the us! Born and raised in the mediterranean, finally I enjoyed sea food in this country!

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thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for choosing Pearlz, we are glad you enjoyed the mussels & seafood while dining with us. We hope to serve you again! Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited during Happy Hours. House oysters are discounted. Delicious! We enjoyed several dozen along with 1/2 lb of boiled shrimp! Fun place.

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thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for choosing Pearlz, we are glad you enjoyed the happy hour selections and oysters. We hope to serve you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Day 3 after the snow and ice storm we got into town. We were visiting family in town and have visited here last year. First time to the restaurant. Service was excellent and we had 3 people caring for us! They seem to all enjoy...More

Thank Liz S
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Liz, Thank you for choosing Pearlz, we are glad you enjoyed the service, clam chowder, gumbo, crab cake sandwich, fish tacos, & BLT crab tower. We hope to serve you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dropped in in early afternoon for some beer and oysters. The bar was packed with other guests enjoying the same thing! Nice selection of beer and a variety of oysters. Atmosphere at the bar was nice. The girls shucking oysters were pleasant. We met...More

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

Thank you for choosing Pearlz! We are glad you enjoyed the beer, oysters & atmosphere while dining with us. We hope to serve you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First night in Charleston after driving all day! Ended up at Pearlz after a recommendation from a friend couldn’t have been better!!! Sat at the bar with two Santa’s & had raw oysters & oyster shooters! Delicious! Would go again if we were in town...More

Thank stylistdiva58
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing Pearlz and allowing us to share such a special occasion with you! We are glad you enjoyed your experience & can't wait to serve you again! Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here twice in three days. Loved the food, my first time trying fried oysters! My mom who is a very picky eater loved the crab cake sandwich. The prices were great too. Our waitresses were wonderful, one even wrote down the recipe...More

Thank Priya D
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Priya, Thank you for choosing Pearlz, we are glad you enjoyed the oysters, crabcake sandwich & service while dining with us. We hope to serve you again! Cheers!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On Tuesday Nov21 we had dinner at Pearlz we have been there before and always had good dinners However that night I had some raw oysters from the St James River. They caused me to have food poisoning I was very sick that night and...More

Thank Sandra W
thanksfordining, General Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Sandra, I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize on behalf of myself and our entire staff. As you stated in the review, your experience on Nov. 21st is entirely uncharacteristic of Pearlz and how we typically operate. With that being said, we’d love...More

Reviewed 14 December 2017 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

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thanksfordining, General Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Evan, My name is Christopher Johnson and I am the assistant general manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar. First and foremost, on behalf of our entire staff we’d like to apologize for the experience you recently had with us. It’s entirely uncharacteristic of how Pearlz...More

Reviewed 14 December 2017 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
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Claire S
3 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
16 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
17 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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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