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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 good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (114 reviews)
“oyster shooters” (12 reviews)
“corn fritters” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
936 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
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11 - 20 of 280 reviews

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Had dinner at the bar- sat on the shucker side and got to see them set up the oyster plates for the customers. Good localish beer, had raw oysters, oysters rockefeller and the corn fritters. Glad I found this one.

Thank xtinkbellx
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for choosing Pearlz! We are glad you enjoyed the beer, oysters & corn fritters! We can't wait to serve you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Spent an anniversary dinner at this restaurant recently. Food was fair, but the ambiance was great, but is better for larger parties as it has more of a 'party' vibe (loud, vibrant crowd). Love the upstairs lounge as well.

Thank Liz J
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Hello Liz, Thank you for choosing Pearlz, we are honored you choose us to celebrate such a special occasion! Happy Anniversary! We are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and look forward to serving you again! Cheers!

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed in the food. 8 small oysters with cold raw fries. The fish and chips were ok but very greasy. If your interested in drinks and raw oysters this is your kinda place but not a great dining experience. Much better choices in downtown...More

Thank Ddathall
thanksfordining, General Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Hello I would like to start off and say thank you for taking the time to write a review on us. Good or bad this is what helps us grow, feedback. We pride ourselves on have great food, great server and a great place to...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Great location; good oysters; average service; expensive experience. While I love seafood and oysters, I felt it was not the culinary value I had hope for.

Thank Walt B
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thanks so much for your review & feedback. We hope you will join us again soon at Pearlz. Cheers!

Reviewed 8 July 2017

The best parts of the experience were the good service and the timeliness of the drinks and food arrival. The oysters were acceptable, according to my spouse. The peel and eat shrimp was mushy and tasted like a wet, brown paper bag, though the presentation...More

Thank BethIneson
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thanks for your review and feedback! We hope you will return so we can make this up to you!

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

The food was wonderful and the 6 of us thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. We had at least 3 dozen of oysters, a few rounds of drinks, entrees, and appetizers. All of the food exceeded our expectations, which will certainly bring us back here again...More

Thank BoonieStomper99
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience. We look forward to having you back at Pearlz again soon.

Reviewed 26 June 2017

Stopped in for dessert after dinner elsewhere. Several of us shared the Mountain Chocolate Cake; whew...it was still too much. Very very good cake. Good service. Reasonable price.

Thank C H
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 22 June 2017

We were there on Dollar Oyster Day. Met the hostess and she was very friendly. She is the maker of the homemade cocktail sauce. The shuckers are great to watch and provide super service. Loved the beer and the food. Would love to go back...More

Thank Sadie B
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Hello Sadie! Happy to hear you enjoyed everything. We are open 7 days a week, never closed on sunday.

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

It is difficult to beat the happy hour here if you are a fan of raw oysters. $10 for a dozen is a bargain, not to mention the drinks to accompany them. I visit this place in Charleston regularly, and when I come to Columbia,...More

Thank Jason A
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz! Happy to hear that you enjoyed our Happy Hour Specials! We hope to have you back for lunch or dinner very soon in Charleston or Columbia :)

Reviewed 14 June 2017

I enjoyed our dinner there, and we all had fish and/or oysters. The room is very loud and noisy, however. Service was good and atmosphere festive on a Friday night. There is a bar on the roof too.

Thank LisandroVoyager
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Pearlz! We hope to see you again soon!

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Amy S
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Response from artist67 | Reviewed this property |
Skip Prarlz and go to Blue Marlin instead
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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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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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.
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