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Pearlz Oyster Bar

936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
+1 803-661-7741
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
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Reviewed December 30, 2016

great variety, food is usually consistently good, atmosphere is vibrant, though a little loud sometimes…

Thank PCkid79
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Great seafood, we ordered the super fresh oysters. Got the week special gnocchi with swordfish, perfectly cooked. Mussels are a must order. Great service!!

Thank Gcaterina7
Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

We recently went to Pearlz due to recently getting signed up for the rewards program they have within the company. It's a card received from any one of their restaurants, such as Liberty or Rioz and you get money back after spending a certain amount....More

1  Thank RichyBon
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2016

We are so thrilled to read about your experience at Pearlz! Thank you so much for your feedback and recommendation. We appreciate you becoming a member of our loyalty program and look forward to serving you again at one of our locations. Thank you for...More

Reviewed November 30, 2016

Wonderful oysters and gumbo, some of the best I have had, including in New Orleans. The service staff bends over backwards to assist you in any way they can - Southern hospitality at its best. We enjoyed having our meal at the bar and watching...More

Thank 1947sunshine
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2016

Thank you for choosing Pearlz and for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Liza

Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Very good food and servers. Atmosphere is pleasant and relaxed, the steamed oysters are the best. Love to sit at the bar watch TV and have a nice glass of wine.

Thank SherrieG32
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2016

Hello Sherrie, Thank you for choosing Pearlz! We are glad you enjoyed your steamed oysters, wine & atmosphere with us! We look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Liza

Reviewed November 14, 2016

The food was really tasty. We ordered Oysters Rockefeller as an appetizer and their twist on this old classic was fab. We also ordered steamed mussels in white wine sauce. I loved them, but my husband found the smoked garlic flavor overpowering. He ordered fish...More

Thank bebeAnnArbor_MI
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2016

Thank you for choosing Pearlz, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience as well as your Oysters Rockefeller, steamed mussells, fish & chips and the service! We look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Liza

Reviewed November 2, 2016

I've enjoyed this place several times. The oysters are great as well as the small plate offerings that change periodically with the availability of seafood. The service is very good.

Thank Otilya O
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a great dinner here while we were evacuated for Hurricane Matthew. Lots of fresh fish choices. I ordered the small plate fish special which was delicious and really was a perfect dinner sized portion. The only thing that was small was literally the...More

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Stopped in last night (Sunday, 10/17) for a few drinks and a snack. We wound up having dinner and it exceeded all our expectations. The manager, Chris, attended to us and saw that we were properly seated. Our server, Allison, was right on. Two great...More

Thank BobOZee
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Pay attention to 'specials and menu prices. Oysters especially. They have great oysters, but not at happy hour prices. Good oysters cost $$$. Beer too...not all $3 - wear ur glasses. Their small plate happy hour dishes are great. I had the scallop caprese w...More

Thank Jim F
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Amy S
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Response from artist67 | Reviewed this property |
Skip Prarlz and go to Blue Marlin instead
March 6, 2017|
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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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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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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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