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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 12:00 - 00:00
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Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

If you love Oysters like we do WOW. If not, Pearl offers a variety of seafood entrees. If you like great Jazz, Dancing in a romantic atomsphere go upstairs to their club for an after dinner drink. Live contemporary Jazz music in a casual romantic club featuring national and local jazz groups.

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

Gary, we are so glad that you enjoyed your recent visit to Pearlz Oyster Bar. Thank you for coming in, and taking the time to provide us with feedback! We cannot wait to have you back! More 

Columbus, OH
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Very good restaurant. Food was great and service was wonderful. We had oysters for appetizer, both raw and steamed. The fish entrée was done to perfection. Everyone in our party loved their meal.

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Thank Sp0rty
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you and your party enjoyed dining with us at Pearlz Oyster Bar! Thank you for coming in and providing us with feedback! We hope to serve you again soon! More 

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

This was one of the worst restaurants I've been to in years. The food was poorly seasoned and there was no reason for the any to wait for this food. I was stay at a nearby hotel and people in the lobby highly recommended the Pearlz. Looking back they were much older and most likely enjoyed under seasoned food. I... More 

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

Thank you for visiting us at Pearlz Oyster Bar and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience. While this recent visit was by no means acceptable to us, we do place great value in the feedback we receive from our guests, whether positive or negative. There are no excuses for the manner in... More 

Gadsden, Alabama
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere! Very neat place. Helpful staff. I have had better scallops, these had a good bit of grit in them. Trigger fish was good. Crab dip was great. Very reasonable priced.

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

Thank you for dining at Pearlz Oyster and Bar and for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed our restaurants' atmosphere and hope you come back again for some more crab dip! More 

Ada, Michigan
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Stopped by because the weather bug app on my phone said it was getting information from Pearlz. It was a glorious afternoon, and the windows were open to the outside. My sister and I got a table on the sidewalk and we each ordered from the fresh catch menu. Food was delectable. You'd never know you weren't directly on the... More 

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

Thank you for dining at Pearlz Oyster Bar and for taking the time to provide us with your feedback! We are so pleased that you and your sister enjoyed your meals! We hope you come and visit again soon! More 

Liberty Township, Ohio
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

We had lots of recommendations to visit Pearlz while in the Hilton Head area. We were making a stop in Columbia on our way down and thought we would go ahead and give it a try. We were not disappointed! We shared an appetizer of oysters on the half shell...delicious!! My husband said the steamed mussels appetizer was the best... More 

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

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

Asheville, North Carolina
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69 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Excellent location in the trendy 'Vista' area of downtown, very friendly and attentive staff, and delicious food. We visit Columbia often for family matters and will definitely go again!

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so glad you enjoyed your recent experience with us and were pleased with the service you received. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Trumann, Arkansas
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74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Stopped in at Pearlz during my brief stay in Columbia. The service was great and the oysters were even better. They had a special during the Masters that had an assortment of regional oysters. I had a dozen of assorted that were awesome. Had the veal chop for the entree and it was good as well..

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Thank Reeseml2
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Pearlz Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so glad you enjoyed your recent experience with us and loved the oysters. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Ballentine, SC
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

music so loud it was hard to talk to friends we were with. Food looked burned, fish dinner did not even look like fish, more like burnt blobs. Shrimp cooked right but odd flavor of coating. My husband did love the oysters, and he had them a few different ways. Friends wanted to go there for the oysters.

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your recent experiences. There are no excuses for the manner in which your food has been prepared and served, but we will be using your comments as an opportunity to learn from these mistakes, while improving the future experiences... More 

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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238 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

On our college visit tour we stopped here for dinner and it is terrific. We had many fresh oysters on the half shell. We also tried the gumbo which was so good and we shared a slice of espresso cake. They have great beers on draft and the service is really friendly and attentive.

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

Thank you for dining with us at Pearlz. We are so glad you enjoyed your recent experience with us on your college visit tour and were pleased with the service you received. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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
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?