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Pearlz Oyster Bar

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153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
+1 843-577-5755
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16:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 01:00
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SF, CA
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127 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

We got here just after 6pm on a weekday and had to wait 15 minutes for a table. The ladies who came right after us had a 50-minute wait. It's pretty packed during happy hour. The oysters are fresh and are a great deal during happy hour, but the rest of the food is just so-so. Come here to drink... More 

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Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed experience while dining with us, and we hope to have the chance to serve you again soon! More 

Los Angeles, California
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222 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Of all the wonderful food we had in Charleston this may have been the best overall experience. Casual, reasonable prices and great food. We heard the oysters were great. But the seafood gumbo was the best we have ever had. The shrimp and grits were fantastic too. The wedge salad was very nice and the Bloody Mary shrimp cocktail was... More 

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Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your food and service while dining with us, and we hope to have the chance to serve you again soon! More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We stopped in at Pearlz one afternoon for a quick drink and ordered a half dozen oysters on happy hour. The oysters, drinks and service were so wonderful that we made a point to come back the following day for happy hour and this time 2 dozen oysters.

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Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your food and service while dining with us, and we hope to have the chance to serve you again soon! More 

New York City
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Stopped by for a drink and oysters before our dinner at Husk. Big mistake because we wanted to stay and experience more oysters but had a reservation at Husk, which we did not want to miss. The service and atmosphere was friendly and the food was good. They have a happy hour sure not to miss! Walkable from Meeting St.

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Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your food and service while dining with us, and we hope to have the chance to serve you again soon! More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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123 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

So good and so much fun !! We first enjoyed a Bloody Mary loaded with all the Southern treats imaginable - even Okra ! Then ordered some delicious seafood. the staff is also extremely nice and attentive. Great place !!!

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Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your food and service while dining with us, and we hope to have the chance to serve you again soon! More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

This was our choice for dinner the first night in Charleston. We couldn't have been happier with the food and the service. I recommend the linguine with shrimp, clams, and mussels. Will definitely be back!

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Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your food and service while dining with us, and we hope to have the chance to serve you again soon! More 

Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Excellent afternoon stop for Oysters on the half shell and Tuna Tar Tar and a cold beverage. Superb in all respects.

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Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your food and service while dining with us, and we hope to have the chance to serve you again soon! More 

Baltimore, MD
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We had so much fun here. Great drinks and food. Gets a little too loud in the later hours of the night because of the busy bar area. Awesome place to hang out and get some food and drinks!

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Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your food and service while dining with us, and we hope to have the chance to serve you again soon! More 

Vail, Colorado
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Came here for a couple drinks and a couple dozen oysters. Place was very busy, but luckily I found a seat at the bar. They had a large selection of oysters but I went with the "house" oysters as they were only $13/doz which you can't beat!

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Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your food and service while dining with us, and we hope to have the chance to serve you again soon! More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

You cant go wrong on the menu, fresh catches of the day, wonderful oyster selections, darn good clam chowder and some of the best bar staff I've encountered.

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Thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your food and service while dining with us, and we hope to have the chance to serve you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
16:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 01:00
Thursday
16:00 - 01:00
Friday
16:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?