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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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16:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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New Haven, Connecticut
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I sat at the bar for cocktails and apps - the visit was great (which is why I gave three stars instead of two). We went there again for dinner, and the experience was poor. Our server had little knowledge of the menu, necessitating runs back to the kitchen before our questions could be answered (even a... More 

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Thank A L
thanksfordining, General Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

First I'm really sorry. I also appreciate the generous three stars review because I know how frustrating an experience like yours can be and you are very kind for that. We emphasize genuine casual hospitality, great food at a reasonable price, and well educated staff. I do my best to make sure this happens but obviously we as a restaurant... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is great here with a variety of offerings. Nice apps and daily specials. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. The table by the open window in the front is so nice. You can people watch on the street and even feel like you're eating outside but it's comfy and cozy inside. Will definitely come back next time... More 

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Thank Saratoga P
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hello Saratoga, Thank you for choosing Pearlz and for your 5 star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the appetizers & our new daily features! We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Lauren More 

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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped there for dinner on a Friday night. The place was packed, and loud. Most of the crowd was young (under 40). The oysters were good (four different varieties), and the server was pleasant and knowledgeable.

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

Thanks for visiting Pearlz and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your recent experience, including the service. We hope to have you join us again soon! More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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181 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Noisy, yeah but then I'm old and many restaurants today are places where sound engineering is an after thought. But passed that, WOW! Great oysters and happy hour fare and drink specials! We've been there twice for that and both times, service, food and options were all pretty darn good!

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

David- Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience. We look forward to having you back again very soon. Cheers! Lauren More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at Pearlz with family before USC game. I was really impressed with food and menu offerings. Everything at our table was enjoyed. Wait staff was very attentive. Would return again!

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Thank Charley516
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

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

North Carolina
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114 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Our business group went in after dinner to have a few drinks after dinner. I had a Moscow Mule which was outstanding. This place has a mix of college students and business people.

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

We are glad you enjoyed your Moscow Mule! We hope you will join us again soon for dinner. Thanks for your feedback. Cheers! More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

From the menu to the service, we can't say enough about Pearlz. We had a variety of appetizers and they were all phenomenal. Our 10 y/o ate and enjoyed every bit. Their gluten free cheese cake was amazing! If i could live here, I would. Thank you so much for making my birthday!! And thank you Maddie for being so... More 

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

Hello Jolie, Thank you for choosing Pearlz Oyster Bar and for your 5 star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience & you had a great birthday with us! We look forward to serving you again soon! Sincerely, Lauren More 

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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Nice location with good food. Reasonable prices and easy parking. Nice servers with good advice. Busy on weekends so be prepared to wait. Seems like a college or younger crowd so can get loud.

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

Hello Eloy, Thank you for choosing Pearlz and for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Liza More 

North Carolina
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Fresh seafood and excellent service. We stopped by before the Clemson vs. South Carolina basketball game and had a wonderful experience. The service was great throughout. We started with house oysters and then had broiled shrimp and seared flounder. Everything was very fresh. The owner took the time to come by and introduce himself and make sure everything was perfect.... More 

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

Hello Mr. Chip, Thank you for your review and for choosing Pearlz! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your oysters, shrimp & flounder! We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Liza More 

Columbia
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?