Pearlz Oyster Bar

Seafood, American, Bar
$ $
153 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-5755
3:00pm - 9:00pm
3:00pm - 9:00pm
3:00pm - 10:00pm
3:00pm - 10:00pm
3:00pm - 12:00am
1:00pm - 12:00am
1:00pm - 11:00pm

With three locations, Pearlz Oyster Bar is the place to go for oysters in the state. The flagship is located in Charleston’s historic district, the second is located in Columbia’s Congaree Vista district, and the newest is located in the West Ashley neighborhood of Avondale.

The menu obviously highlights oysters, but plenty of other seafood options are available. Clams are available raw, steamed, or in a white wine garlic broth; cod sliders, crab cake sandwiches, tuna burgers and tacos, New England lobster rolls, and oysters Rockefeller are also standouts.

If you’re not in the mood for shellfish, you can order fish and chips, a burger (topped with bacon, blue cheese, and balsamic onions) and a New York strip. There are also plenty of Low Country classics like shrimp and grits, Southern-fried oysters, and a fried shrimp dinner with corn fritters.

Be sure to ask what the catch of the day is; it changes daily and is available blackened, fried, seared, or grilled, and is served with your choice of seven sauces.





  • oyster shot-- oyster, vodka, cocktail sauce and hot sauce... a must try shot!
  • The oyster shooters are the best oyster shooters in Charleston, which is why its on our list of The Tastes That Make the City: Charleston.
  • Hoping to try the famous oyster shot!
  • Get the oyster shooter. Best ever.
  • Plan to go to during happy hour 4-7, Monday through Friday. Dozen raw oysters $10. $2.50 home draft. Expect a wait on Friday night but food and service were great and fast.
  • Oyster shooters are an absolute must have here! Pure enjoyment!
  • Oysters on the half shell are a good deal, especially during the happy hour.
  • Try the Crispy Ahi Tuna Roll.
  • "Chief", here... can "really" sing !
  • Go here for Happy Hour. See the locals and try out the happy hour menu.
  • Save your money on the corn fritters. Its basically fried dough. "Funnel cake"
  • Oysters. Or course, are awesome !
  • Happy HourM-F 4-7pm $8.95 /dozen raw oysters on the half shell (James River, VA)!
  • Amazing oysters. Go with friends. Get an oyster shooter. Crab & Avocado Salad is amazing - mainly bc of the shrimp in it. Huge market/local oyster selection. Wait staff is amazing. Highly recommend :)
  • Community tables are the best way to meet new people. Seats at the bar are first come first serve. The food is always GREAT and I recommend the crab & avocado tower - DELICIOUS!!!
  • Do not drink the draft beer. Its very bland.
  • Try the clam chowder and oysters;pair the oysters with a glass of champagne; great happy hour prices!
  • Best happy hour in chucktown
  • Red drum was excellent!
  • Oysters Rockefeller, oysters, good bartenders

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