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Pearlz Oyster Bar

936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
+1 803-661-7741
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (121 reviews)
“corn fritters” (10 reviews)
“fresh catch” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
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Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

Can't say enough good things about this place! Everything we ordered was great, atmosphere was great, service was awesome. Food was excellent all the way around. Sat at the bar and enjoyed watching the staff work as well as interact with customers. Very well run....More

Thank 19saluki65
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2017

Thank you for joining us at Pearlz! We are so glad that we were able to provide you with a pleasant dining experience! Thank you so much for the kind review, and we hope to have you come back again soon! Cheers! Lauren

Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

I recently dined at Pearlz with a party of 10. No complaints about the food. We loved the oysters, tuna tartar and crab stack salad appetizers. Entrees were all very good. I had the pan seared halibut with quinoa kale side and it was delicious....More

Thank Missy M
thanksfordining, General Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2017

Thank you for spending the time to let us know about your experience. I am so sorry to hear that it went the way it did. We pride ourselves in giving our guest the best experience possible. This restaurant is a second home to me...More

Reviewed April 25, 2017

We came here for a late dinner and started with a dozen oysters that were yummy. Everyone ate kind of light after that -- I had the Wedge and cup of Gumbo and both were good -- the others had seafood tacos and the tuna...More

Thank HintonTN
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2017

Thank you for choosing Pearlz! We are glad you enjoyed the oysters, wedge salad & gumbo while dining with us! We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Pre-gaming before the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert and Jamie, Taylor and Christina took EXCELLENT care of us. They had a packed house and we were thirsty but they found spaces for us to comfortably enjoy a few appetizers in an outstanding atmosphere. Think- wood,...More

Thank Travis D
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2017

Travis, Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Thank you for the feedback and we hope to have you dine with us again soon! Cheers, Lauren

Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love oysters. We heard terrific things about Pearlz. We are foodies so we figured we would give it a try. We called to make a reservation for 5, we have 3 small children, and were told there was no need to...More

Thank daniellereilly1012
thanksfordining, General Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2017

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I am so embarrassed and sorry that your experience at Pearlz went the way it did. Although we do often get busy very quickly, your reservation should have been taken when requested to avoid this happening. We...More

Reviewed April 10, 2017

we got back from the Masters late on a Saturday night and were worried that we couldn't get into this restaurant. a brief (one martini) wait, and 4 of us were seated. The waitperson was right there taking the next drink order and recommending appetizers...More

Thank ntsochp
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us at Pearlz. We look forward to serving you again in the future!

Reviewed April 9, 2017

If you want fresh seafood (oysters) in Columbia, SC, this is the place to be. All of the staff are very friendly and accommodating. Visited Pearlz every night of our visit.

Thank Michael K
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2017

Thank you for choosing Pearlz and for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your oyster dining experience and look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

Visiting USC and found Pearlz on TA for lunch. Great reviews and tried them out. Great dining, bar area and covered Patio. We had the fried shrimp plate, blue marlin sandwich and low country boil. All were excellent choices great flavors and large shrimp. The...More

Thank robertfI218DM
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2017

Robert, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to Pearlz Oyster Bar, and you loved your meals! Thank you for providing us feedback, and we hope to have you back again soon!

Reviewed March 27, 2017

We had a very large party this past Saturday afternoon, that practically took up the front dining area of the restaurant, probably 25-30 people, coming and going at all times. The server worked hard to keep up with us all. I had a dozen oysters...More

Thank BamaGrandslammer
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2017

Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Pearlz! Thank you for letting us know - we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

I didn't eat hear, not from the menu. I have no idea how the menu food is, but I attended a private party & it was nicely done. If you're looking for private party venue, they seem to do a good job. 2nd floor, full...More

Thank sabrinad652
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2017

Hello Sabrina, Thank you for choosing Pearlz & for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers!

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Amy S
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Response from artist67 | Reviewed this property |
Skip Prarlz and go to Blue Marlin instead
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Response from thanksfordining | Property representative |
Hello! We do have gift certificates available! You can purchase them in store or online at hghosp . com under GIFT CARDS . We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Liza
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Response from 444shirleyp | Reviewed this property |
Parking is hard in that area sometimes they have the parking area on the same street that will let you park for $5 good luck
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Monday
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Tuesday
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Wednesday
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Thursday
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday
4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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
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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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