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Pearl's Oyster House

#69 of 1,223 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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299 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-3907
+1 901-522-9070
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only thing you need to try is charbroiled oysters. Always start with 2 dozen and go from there. Other people in groups I've been with have tried shrimp etc.. but I never steer away from the oysters. Just watching them sizzle and the special sauce drizzled over PERFECTION

Thank Adele M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was not my first visit but I forgot to review previously. The oysters are large, fresh and very affordable. The Rockefeller and grilled oysters are very good as well as the raw. The po boys I have ordered were plentiful and delicious. There's a small but adequate draft selection to quench your thirst. Service was very friendly and timely.

Thank STLChaz
Hutchinson, Kansas
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another great meal at Pearl's. Probably one of my favorite places in Memphis. The service was great. Ashley was our server and she really catered to our young daughter and we appreciated that. And the oysters...amazing as always!

Thank Kraft68
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the best. From gator bites to raw oysters, gumbo and Étouffée.... Pearl's Oyster House did not disappoint. Atmosphere is what it is and service is friendly. Will make this a stop next time our family is in Memphis.

Thank Angela R
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for oysters and was not disappointed. It was busy, but didn't have to wait long. Staff was very friendly. Raw oysters were largest we've seen and very tasty! Had the fried oysters which were excellent.

Thank Cindy T
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day at Bass Pro and the Zoo we wanted something other than BBQ. Drove around and found Pearls. Good thing we did. Oysters were great, shrimp was wonderful along with the blackened catfish. Definitely will go back.

Thank Michael C
Fairmont, Minnesota
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your looking for oysters on the half shell--either raw or with all the fixings and roasted--this is the place to go. It was like being back in New Orleans. The menu has tons to choose from besides oysters--crawfish, grouper, shrimp, lobster, crab, salmon, catfish, etc., they have it all, along with a full bar and a good tap beer... More 

Thank Michael T
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

1st visit. Been wanting to go for months. I read that service was poor for some reviewers, but ours was exactly what is expected: prompt, anticipatory but not intrusive. Had the gator bites (served with fried jalapeño chips), bacon wrapped shrimp, calamari & 6 fried oysters. We were very pleased! Ambiance was just great, funky , old downtown establishment. Can... More 

1 Thank Michael G
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

THEY HAVE NO HOSTESS!! So we stood around for 14 minutes without anyone even saying one word to us, along with 3 other parties. I finally walked up to Cassie who kept reviewing the sign up sheet and asked for the hostess and she RUDELY told me they do not have one and walked away to the kitchen area where... More 

1 Thank ToyathePeach
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Dinner before our Grizzlies game. First time visit and it was fantastic.... A small spot and it was packed. Food came out pretty quick and the staff was great. Food was fresh and hot. Shrimp, Calamari, Crawfish, Catfish, looking forward to trying a few items here. You will not be disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 299 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-3907
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-522-9070

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?