The Pearl

4.6
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1010 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Bringing to Old Town Bluffton a bright, fresh take on the dining experience, The Pearl Kitchen & Bar will please your palate with the freshest of ingredients prepared in a manner that will excite, entice, and keep you coming back for more.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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11111
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

2 of 3 meals were very, very good. One was disappointing. Overall, a great dining experience, although the Pearl is no longer an inexpensive restaurant..........gotten a little pricey.

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RayS
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The mussels are great. Also the shrimp and crab picatta. Was a little noisy. Piano player was good and a nice addition. Prices were a little high, but the food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve eaten at Pearl many times and have tried many dishes. The food is always great and the people there are fantastic. Well worth the money.

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vipArtG
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant located in the heart of Old Town, Bluffton, SC.
Great menu options.
Friendly and informed staff.
Food was excellent.
Another great restaurant by Earl Nightingale !

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Eric was so great and fun! Really enjoyed the ahi poke appetizer and the Banana bread pudding was phenomenal!! This was a great spot for a casual evening-especially with the great weather and great music!

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StephanieB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Had a great Anniversary dinner at The Pearl. I had the scallops ( fantastic) and husband had the Shrimp and Grits. He also enjoyed his meal. Service was a little slow, but nothing that would ruin the evening. We sat outside and had a wonderful time.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food, and service. Our drinks were very good also. We will definitely be back.

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vipJenniferR
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! The food and service were fantastic.

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vipLawrenceG
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Waiter was wearing face mask with nose not covered, and patrons were allowed to enter inside without masks, despite a sign posting requiring masks inside. Both of these made us feel somewhat uncomfortable. This should be strictly enforced by the restaurants management. Especially the restaurant staff. This may prevent us from returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
34 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. The best grits in town! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipSunshine
Miami
50 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

we ate outside on the patio - very nice evening with friends. Our server was extraordinarily pleasant!

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DavidB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a great setting! Filet’s were some of the best we ever had and Cloe’s service was top shelf.

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tuckerrae
Savannah
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pearl is a Gem. I live in Bluffton and it is my favorite spot - the food selections are solid and the taste and creativity of every single dish is superb. The waitstaff is to be commended as they are all always positive, professional and efficient. This is not a place where one will wait forever or ever get a bad meal. frank farese

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MikeL
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The calamari starter and my husband's red fish were amazing but I was really disappointed with my Wasabi Tuna entree. It needed a lot more spice and the soba noodles were drowning in the very salty sauce served with this item. I probably should have sent it back and ordered another entree but in these very hard times, I know all businesses (especially restaurants) are striving to stay open and viable.

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KHutch
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were unable to be seated at the bar, which I had requested in my reservation. We were told when we walked in that they didn’t see my request. We dined early and our food was delicious. We indulged in the Strawberry Cake and it didn’t disappoint! I would definitely recommend the Grouper.

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Goldi
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought our daughter & her boyfriend for dinner! They loved it as well! Fried green tomatoes are amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining at The Pearl! Had heard so many great things about the restaurant and we were not disappointed! Everything was fabulous!

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vipRowlandrainbow
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to have dinner at The Pearl! Never disappointed!😊

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vipLaxDad
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite dinner restaurant in Bluffton. Outdoor seating is safe, staff is safe, food great, wine list not over priced. Since March, and shutdown, we’ve been out to dinner three times, twice at the Pearl.

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CasualDiner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to The Pearl, and we will definitely be back. There were four of us and we each ordered something different, everyone loved their food. The Grouper Casino was outstanding. The server was very knowledgeable and helpful.

No sand here, this Pearl is fully formed, we found a gem.

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JoeS
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Overall it was good but the bathroom was dirty, no soap to wash your hands. Will not return!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was amazing. I made a reservation for outside, but when we got there it was really hot. The host was very accommodating moving us inside. The crab and shrimp piccata was fantastic and the peach-banana bread pudding with candied bacon on top was next level!!! Sooooo good. Nice, clean atmosphere. I definitely recommend this place for a nice dinner out.

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vipCenglish07066
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our first experience. Will certainly be back. Food was spectacular!

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vipCici
St. Louis
30 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy this restaurant and the last evening was better than ever...terrific food, ambiance and service. Highly recommend!

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vip13thWarrior
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals we have had in the Hilton Head area! Outstanding food, service and atmosphere...

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vipEdson
Wilmington
24 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal along w stellar service! The calamari appetizer is a must.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We booked inside and were placed outside as we booked ‘online’ though this website. The greeter wasn’t friendly and wasn’t really helpful when we asked if there was a table available. We then ordered our appetizers and entree. Our bread was delivered after our appetizers and when we received our entree they forgot our cutlery. We asked a server for cutlery, but it took about 5 minutes so we decided to walk in and request cutlery. My food was pretty cold once they finally brought cutlery. The manager did apologize and comped our wine. The sever was nice but maybe they were understaffed? For the price you pay, the service wasn’t what I would expect.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time! Our server was excellent and the food was delicious!!

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Goldi
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating here! Our food was amazing! Loved the fried green tomatoes!

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vipuntamed58
Charleston
59 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The Pearl is a lovely small venue in Old Town Bluffton. I had a great experience with my meal and service. I was seated at the back of the outside area near a service porch. My only problem was with flies. The Flies were so bad that I could barely enjoy my meal for swatting them away from food and drink. I think some fans would have helped and I don't know if the trash was in the service porch I was close to or why the Flies were so bad but that is the only reason I did not give a 5-star rating across the board.

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vipSunshine
Miami
51 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our evening- great service...spacing between tables was ok- not 6’ but not bad...serves did wear masks which we appreciated

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We ab try ally had reservations for somewhere else but ended up coming here and trying it ! I’m so glad we did! The food first off was all super delicious! I had the seafood piccata and my husband got the redfish! We enjoyed both! We also got dessert and drinks! Our server was wonderful! Overall was a 10/10! Can’t wait to go back

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vipckadams
Nashville
36 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Fried green tomatoes are incredible and their seafood is amazing.

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vipDavid
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The Pearl is a good restaurant. The food is very good and its a nice setting. It’s just that it never seems to have very good timing on the food service. Slow at times. We waited at least 10 minutes for drinks and then 30 minutes for our entrees. The service is ok but not exceptional. It’s happened before at the Pearl. We keep going back in hopes of quicker timing because it is a nice restaurant with very good food and drinks.

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LindseyC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Really great food and wine

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vipLaxDad
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We’ve dined at the Pearl several times over the years and the food is excellent. Service a tad slow this time but it matters not. It was great to eat out and have a great meal. Highly recommend it.

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IanM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food service was the best.
Would recommend.

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vipCathy
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Pearl was a delicious and local place for us to safely celebrate our anniversary. Servers all wore masks and tables were safely separated from each other. We were seated at our table and champagne was immediately served to help us celebrate our special day! After that all was delightful from the salad and bread to our entrees. My Scottish salmon was tender and flavorful,but for me, the highlight was the fingerling potato dish. I am not usually wowed by the sides, but this is worth going back for in its own right! We will be back often, and not just for our anniversary!

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EmmaC
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pearl is always a welcoming place. The music by Reid is soft and soothing as you eat. Just nice background music so you can talk. The food is superb and the staff is friendly and knowledgable.

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The Pearl offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 757-5511.

The Pearl is rated 4.6 stars by 1010 OpenTable diners.

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