March 09, 2011
153 E. Bay St. (Downtown)
Casual raw bar for the serious seafood lover. Wide selection of fresh, local seafood and seasonal specials. "The great bar, succulent oysters, creative food, and proximity to the touristy section of town should keep Pearlz around for quite some time." —CP's Jeff Allen. Voted Best Oysters and Best Raw Bar by CP readers.
Charleston’s eclectic little oyster bars have big chalkboards, listing a great selection of fresh oysters. Both locations will shuck ’em fresh and serve them with your poison of choice, from champagne to beer to an ice-cold martini. Slam back an oyster shooter — Absolut Peppar, oyster, spicy horseradish, black pepper, and lemon — and peel open a pile of chilled shrimp for a satisfying raw bar experience. The ice cold oysters on the half shell come from the waters around North America and are served with mignonette or cocktail sauce, whichever you prefer. And if you’ve got some landlubbers with you, let them graze on the Angus burger or a New York strip and have an equally enjoyable bar experience, without the raw. —Jeff Allen DISH (Summer 2013)
betsters says... Absolutely the best raw oysters anywhere! I love PEARLZ! My mouth is watering just thinking about the food! Can't wait till my next visit. ★★★★★
treycameron says... GOTTA try the Lobster Macaroni & Cheese! And their Tuna Sandwich is the best I've ever had! ★★★★★
allourblogs says... Possibly the best clam chowder I've ever eaten! Here's a review of this and several other downtown restaurants, share what you think! http://allourblogsblogs.blogspot.com/2011/… ★★★★★