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Pearlz Oyster Bar

153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
+1 843-577-5755
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

Casual dining, good food , great service. Will be back , enjoyed my meal and appetizers ! Not just for oysters / varied menus.

Thank JosephinaSwims
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Ate late night here for the oysters. They were good and fresh, but like Amen St. better. I recommend getting reservations because it fills up fast if you were looking to eat earlier in the evening. The service was very good here and the atmosphere...More

Thank bluegrassguy
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

This place was excellent! I sat at the bar with my girlfriend and a friend of ours. The bartender Shannon was incredible! She had some awesome customer service skills, and very knowledgeable about the menu. She made our alcoholic beverages perfectly! My margarita, was the...More

Thank Haley H
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

I read a review that suggested that the bar is a great alternative to sitting in the restaurant. We stopped by and were fortunate enough to find 2 seats at the bar where we could view the oyster shockers busy at work. I ordered a...More

Thank T195
Reviewed 29 April 2016

It was our last evening in Charleston, and after two nights of fine dining, we were in the mood for some oysters and something casual. Since there are several highly rated oyster bars within several blocks of each other downtown, we wandered the streets checking...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 28 April 2016

The tuna burger was phenomenal and the staff couldn't have been nicer. Especially the manager on duty.

Thank jeff c
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Pearlz was super busy when my wife and I arrived at 5:30 on a Friday. We were told our wait would be 35 minutes and it was every bit of that. There's also really no where to wait around and the bar was jammed packed....More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Happy hour has good features, including $10.95 for a dozen Chesapeake oysters, $3 pints and discounted cocktails. Casual, friendly environment. They also have Blue Point Oysters at $24.95 per dozen, which is a superior oyster to the Chesapeakes; we had a dozen of each. Will...More

Thank Jeff F
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is our third time dining at a Pearlz location. Tonight we went to Bay street. First we know this location is small and always busy. Our party size was 4 and we did not have reservation. There was a booth empty and the hostess...More

Thank Joseph F S
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

So fresh we even found in live crab in our oyster:) The staff was so nice and very welcoming! We sat at the bar, got some oysters and had some beers..... I would definitely recommend this place!

Thank Lisal0817
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Questions & Answers
25 January 2018|
Response from Richard T | Reviewed this property |
No. Throughout the restaurant
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.
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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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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