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Pearlz Oyster Bar

936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
+1 803-661-7741
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (103 reviews)
“lobster roll” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited the Vista area last night (May 2017) the first time since my teenage years. I was) visiting an old classmate and we decided to try Pearlz because of the seafood. Top notch everything. We were promptly seated. Our waitress was attentive and had...More

Thank LovingLife39
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visit Pearlz with a friend that travevls to Columbia periodically during the year, we have oysters and more oysters, we've befriended two of the managers and are always plesed by the service and atmosphere, In March 2017 we visited the upstairs lounge for the...More

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

Thanks for visiting Pearlz. We are so glad you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us and we look forward to serving you again in the future! Cheers! Lauren

Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't like oysters, so take that into account. We were invited to dinner by a couple who do love oysters. They said they were very small, but delicious. To be fair, oysters are not in season now. The food was fine. I had the...More

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

Rebekah, Thank you so much for trying Pearlz Oyster Bar! We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you all again soon! Cheers!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my husband to Pearlz for his birthday dinner. We started with well made cocktails - Manhattan for him, Moscow Mule for me. We are picky about our drinks and these did not disappoint We shared a dozen fresh oysters - large and deliciously...More

Thank kathn104
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My adult son and I really enjoyed Pearls. It was an iffy start. We ordered a dozen house oysters.They were good but poorly shucked.Lots af little pieces of shell and dirt. Our Shrimp and Grits was awesome and the cod sliders were really tasty. However...More

Thank Shari W
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hello Sheri, We are sorry that your experience with us was less than excellent. Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback with the oysters & corn fritters. We will use this information to improve the dining experience for our customers. You are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner 6 May. There were 9 and the service was great. The soft shell crabs are awesome. We had 3 dozen oysters on the half shell. We are the house oysters and enjoyed each and every one. Save room for desert. Enough to...More

Thank Dean F
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hello Dean, We appreciate your feedback. We are glad you & your party enjoyed the Oysters on the Half Shell and the Soft Shell Crabs. We hope you will join us at Pearlz Oyster Bar again soon. Cheers! Lauren

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed out visit and will try them again in the future. The waitress was helpful, the service was prompt, the food came quickly and it was very good despite it being very busy.

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

We appreciate you choosing Pearlz Oyster Bar and for your feedback. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers! Lauren

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 review

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 3 weeks ago 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 review

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 4 weeks ago

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 review

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!

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HotDog39
Are gift certificates available
7 March 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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RDkSc
where can we park a car?
30 September 2015|
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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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Johanna K
I would like to know if Pearlz hosts private parties. We would like to throw a graduation party for he and his friends May 6th or 7th 2016 and thought I would begin checking into this now. Party may either be an open house or a reserved guest list of around 30 people. Please let me know if this would work.
26 May 2015|
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Response from DIDIRI | Reviewed this property |
The y have a second floor but also a saw a large group almost, but wasn't private room but it doesn't hurt to ask, I'm sure they will be happy to host your party.. Congrats
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 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
12:00 - 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
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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.