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Pearlz Oyster Bar

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936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
+1 803-661-7741
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Nashville, Tennessee
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334 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Very busy place. Not fancy. Really enjoyed our oysters on the half shell as an appetizer -- tasted very fresh and were just the perfect cold temperature. Our entrees were good as well -- prices are reasonable.

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so glad you enjoyed our oysters and your entrees. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Rochester, New York
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

I usually eat here every time I am in Columbia SC. The food is always really good, especially their fish tacos... They were so good on this trip, I went there both nights and ordered the blackened mani fish tacos both nights... Very tasty, and pretty reasonably priced. They have a nice wine and bourbon selection at the bar too...... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so glad you have enjoyed our fish tacos, we hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Indiana
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99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Very loud! Not good for a family meal if you want to talk. Good location downtown. It appeared clean though the lights were so low it was kind of hard to tell. The wait staff was nice and efficient. The meal was ok for seafood but I would prefer other places in this city for it. There were 4 of... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz and taking the time to provide us with feedback about your recent visit. We will be sure to address these issues with our staff and use your feedback as a resource to improve in the future. We hope you will dine with us again soon! More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

The Happy Hour prices are amazing! Food was excellent. I travel for work, so usually when I go out I like to multi-task while eating, but this place gets a little loud, so not for someone looking for a quiet spot to enjoy dinner. The service is not the most attentive, but they are friendly. If you like seafood and... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Pearlz. We are so glad you enjoyed your recent Happy Hour experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Pearlz is a great place: delicious food and professional service for a decent price. Just make sure you get a table by the window, as it can get pretty noisy in there :)

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so glad you enjoyed your food and that you were pleased with your service. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

We visited Pearlz on a quick trip to Columbia. We stopped in to have oysters and a cocktail before dinner. The oysters were poorly shucked. There was a lot of shell inside the oyster. They were out of an ingredient for the first cocktail I ordered. There was also a bug in my water. I was disappointed. The Pearlz in... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience. While this recent visit was by no means acceptable to us, we do place great value in the feedback we receive from our guests, whether positive or negative. There are no excuses for the manner in which... More 

Dayton, Ohio
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Didn't love the food (oysters) at this friendly place that I visited in Dec 2014. Next time I would try a burger. All the patrons looked like regulars and very happy to be there. (Feb 2015 was the nearest choice on the pick list.)

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz and taking the time to provide us with feedback about your recent visit. We will use your feedback to improve in the future. We hope to serve you again soon! More 

Henrico, Virginia
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

My husband and I went to go out to eat to celebrate some good news that we received recently. We decided to be adventurous and try oysters for the first time ever. While I have nothing to compare these particular oysters to; we both enjoyed them a lot. I had the lobster roll and my husband had the mahi mahi... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so glad you and your husband enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to have you both dine with us again soon! More 

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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

The restaurant has an amazing vibe, there's something about it right when you walk in the door you just feel it. Some friends and I visited Pearlz last Friday night for a Holiday get together. The place was very busy and people everywhere but we felt very intimate. We ordered a few appetizers to share and I have to say... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so glad that you and your friends enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to have you all dine with us again very soon! More 

Dublin, Ohio
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252 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

First, you have to have raw oysters at an Oyster Bar, right? Pearlz certainly didn't disappoint us here - fresh and variety! For an entree my companion asked if the Blackened or Grilled was a better option for the fresh salmon. The waitress told us that the chef preferred the Pan Seared, so we went with that option. The salmon... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so glad you enjoyed your food and that you were pleased with the atmosphere of our restaurant. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 00:00
Monday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
16:00 - 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
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?