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Pearlz Oyster Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
+1 843-577-5755
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oyster shooters” (155 reviews)
“oysters” (914 reviews)
“corn fritters” (69 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2124
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Before I relate the wine experience, a bit about the restaurant. Pearlz does not disappoint, the place is buzzing, great atmosphere and a good impression when you walk thru the door. A great place to go out with a group of friends; probably not the...More

Thank Antiguamon
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Antiguamon, thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. Thanks for your great review & feedback! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed everything. We do apologize for the confusion on the wine bottles. Our staff are all serv-safe certified, and through that...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Went last minute with no reservation. My group of 5 had a dozen assorted oysters each along with a main. Everything was fresh ,well presented and the staff were super friendly.

Thank 577charlie
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi 577charlie, thanks for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so happy to hear you and your guests enjoyed their meals and were taken great care of by staff. Thanks for your feedback, and we hope you'll be back to see us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and service incredible! Highly recommend trying this place. We tried the Tuna Poke and Seafood Gumbo as starters. The tuna was good, but the gumbo was great. After some oyster shooters, our entrees came out. The shrimp and grits was amazing. The mussels were...More

Thank Chris B
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Chris, thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so happy to hear to enjoyed everything, and that Mark took great care of you at the bar! We love the feedback, and hope you'll come back to see us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a casual lunch at Pearlz after spending all morning walking round South of Broad street. Oysters on the half shell were very good as was the seafood tower.

Thank GDowns
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi GDowns, thank you for visiting Pearlz Oyster Bar. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us, and hope you'll be back to see us again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m sorry but that was badly prepared seafood. The raw oysters were good, but the Rockefeller was the worst I’ve ever had. Way too much breadcrumbs - they were doughy. The fresh Pompano was undercooked and did not smell fresh. The best thing was the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
thanksfordining, General Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, My name is Rebekah, I am the General Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar on East Bay Street. Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us on Trip Advisor. I am glad that you enjoyed the Brussels and Swordfish but must...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really struggled with rating Pearlz at 4 stars because the food and the service were really good but the crowd noise and the volume of the music made it IMPOSSIBLE to have normal conversation and it was a Sunday evening. The oysters on the...More

Thank CRNAPREZ
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so glad you enjoyed your overall experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Pearlz last Monday night to meet a friend. She had recommended meeting here as we live in Colorado and this was our first trip to Charleston. Place was busy for a Monday but the hostess and waitress were both so friendly. The...More

Thank dhutchb
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining us Monday night! We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your recent experience and we look forward to having you come back next time you're in town!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered slightly steamed and fried. They both were amazing. Neither were over cooked rubber. Still taste the amazing fresh flavors.

Thank evans364
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our daughter here for her first night in Charleston. We were out of control and had 4 appetizers. All were delicious. We then ordered poke and fish and chips. Everything we ordered was delicious. The fish and chips was huge, enough for two....More

Thank Charles s
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. 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!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and i dropped in for a quick oyster fix and clam chowder. Place was busy but found seats at the bar. We had a dozen steamed and they were perfect. Heads up, you finish opening them when you get them steamed. Clam chowder was...More

Thank Mike N
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us at Pearlz! We are glad to hear that you enjoy the oysters & clam chowder. Thank you for taking time to write a review, and we look forward to your next visit!

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AlabamaAngel
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Response from Richard T | Reviewed this property |
No. Throughout the restaurant
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Claire S
4 April 2017|
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Response from thanksfordining | Property representative |
Hello Claire, Unfortunately we do not take reservations. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Elaine H
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Response from Boo D | Reviewed this property |
They did not have any outside seating if I'm not mistaken. Didn't see any, the restaurant is curbside
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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