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The Pearl

4.7
4.7
1887 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Booked 45 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 757-5511

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nate Clepper

  • Neighborhood

    Bluffton

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    REID RICHMOND every Thursday & Friday from 6-9JOHN WASEM every Saturday from 6-9

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,887 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Seafood

  • Hilton Head

    Outdoor Dining

  • Hilton Head

    Special Occasion

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  1. NN

    NancyN

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was our Anniversary and the staff mentioned it several times…complimentary Prosecco too💞. Menu is great and dining was too. Love the location…pretty noisy but a happy noisy😉

  2. v

    veryconsistent

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    Nothing special-Our server was fine. I just wish he had told us that the blacked seasoning was VERY salty. I couldn’t eat my shrimp. The beets were diced small and in a sauce. It seemed like they were out of a can. The portions were small -lettuce isn’t expensive. Disappointing meal.

  3. DD

    DeannaD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service5ambience5

    My husband had the Tuna Ahi Poke bowl and there was a hair in his tuna. They did take this off of our check. For his entre he had the pan seared scallops over gouda grits w/asparagus. The grits were a very thick paste not soft & creamy. The asparagus was thick & tough. Only one of the scallops was seared properly, the other three were barely seared. My crab cake was good but small for the price. My entre was red fish over mashed potatoes. My food was good. But not a $37.00 plate. I had looked at the on line menu to find out my choices were from their Winter menu. They need to update to their Summer Menu. The service was good.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent experience. Food was outstanding and the staff were kind, made great recommendations…excellent!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience was great from start to finish. The service was excellent, the food was amazing and the ambiance was beautiful. Perfect place to go for steaks and seafood. The drink menu/wine list is remarkable as well. Highly suggest The Pearl!

  6. MF

    MarkF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very good food and service. Nice place to dine and enjoy company.

  7. B

    Blue

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was impeccable. Meal is easily in our top 5 best ever. 2 entrees, 1 side, 4 beers, 1 bottle of rose was $187 without tip. Worth every penny and then some.

  8. b

    bacs

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great menu Delicious food Perfect service Well worth the visit and price

  9. JS

    JohnS

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent service and food. We have never been disappointed and will come again.

  10. R

    Robert

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Excellent restaurant for Father's Day. We had the shrimp and crab piccata, the redfish and the scallops. We enjoyed it all. Service was very good.

  11. SM

    ScottM

    Portland

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    I felt we were a little rushed. The food was good - portions were rather small. It was expensive. I'm short and my chair was very uncomfortable but would have been OK for most people. Sounds like I'm complaining. . . but for the two of us, when we spend $160 for 2 glasses of wine and 2 beers, no desert - I like it to be really special.

  12. s

    skibum

    Charleston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service. At 9 it was still loud. Only downside but that means everyone was having a good time.

  13. t

    trubble

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent shrimp and crab piccata. Great martinis in an extra cold glass. Outside is quieter than inside, but can be hot. Food is always excellent.

  14. MG

    MaryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service were outstanding. Sherry our server was attentive and professional. We celebrated my husbands birthday there and he couldn't have been happier. He talked about the food and restaurant for days.

  15. MJ

    MaryJane

    Jacksonville

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food and service! Love The Pearl and it is a family favorite when we are in Hilton Head!

  16. g

    gggggg

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Our Food seemed like it was prepared days earlier probably in a ghost kitchen. Will not be going back.

  17. HT

    HalT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was a little cool where we sat, but, that was the only negative. Our service person was GREAT!!!

  18. p

    phyllisg

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Pearl was absolutely delicious! Chloe our server was excellent. She made recommendations and answered all of our questions about the entrees. Our party of four had the redfish, the scallops, the filet and the ny strip. The she crab soup was a favorite! We’ll definitely be back!!!

  19. LG

    LoriG

    Indiana

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an awesome meal and our server was so fun and very informative about menu items. We will definitely be back!

  20. MB

    MichelleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service were superb. Best I’ve had in a long time.

  21. RM

    ReneeM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best meal I’ve had in a long time! The scallops were fabulous and my husband loved the bouillabaisse. The service was also top notch. We’ll be back!

  22. DM

    DonaldM

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service!!!! We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at The Pearl and found an out of the way gem (from our hotel in Hilton Head) to be well worth the drive. Both of us had the pistachio crusted Ahi Tuna, and it was wonderful. We had outstanding service from our waitress Cindy. We will be telling our family and friends that visit Hilton Head about The Pearl.

  23. B

    Bocl

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Welcoming staff. Prompt bar service. Good timing. Good food. Lively. Good music

  24. KL

    KLA72

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience4

    Unfortunately, our dinner was quite disappointing. We’ve been going to The Pearl for years, and it’s always been great. Last night was, I’m assuming (and hoping), a rare exception. We had indoor reservations for 8pm but went early with hopes of finding a spot at their way too small bar (that’s another issue). There was of course was no space. The hostess said all the outdoor tables were reserved and we’d have to wait to be called when our table was ready. I stepped outside, opened the Open Table app and changed the reservation to outside at 7:30…hmm guess there was space. She then seated us. Our server Sherri was lovely (the only bonus that evening). We ordered the ahi tuna nachos. Only there may have been only ten 1/4”, very small pieces of tuna. Certainly not worth the price we paid…it was pathetic. Then we each got the bouillabaisse which is usually fantastic. Last night the seafood was over cooked and difficult to remove from the shells. We were both wondering what was going on as we come to The Pearl always expecting to enjoy it. Again I’m hoping this was a rare exception and not indicative of a restaurant in trouble.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Cute location-food was excellent-it’s pricey, but what you’d expect for a night out! Service was good-like many places around the country though-they are short on help. So get yourself a drink and enjoy a relaxing evening with family or friends. The live music was great-but can’t hear it outside-a speaker might be a great addition so outside guests can hear it too-

  26. JM

    JudiM

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    It was a birthday dinner. He ordered the pork chop, I ordered the duck. He sent the chop back because it was way underdone. The duck was very flavorful, but the skin hadn't been crisped,and so was chewy and fatty. Not a good mouth feel. The rest of the meal was great. The writer was attentive, the wine was chilled and crisp.

  27. SM

    SusanM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Excellent. The wait staff is amazing, they know and understand the menu. They have amazing oysters my Father thinks they are some if the best.

  28. LB

    LBI2

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food, service and great live music for ambiance.

  29. KM

    KenM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    If you are looking for fresh seafood in an upscale restaurant this is it. The grouper was outstanding and the wine list is reasonably priced. As always the service by Eric was very professional.

  30. F

    Foodie2

    Charleston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is always exceptional! Service excellent. Charming location. Nice outdoor covered dining porch and garden.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fun meal with great neighbors. We will be back

  32. G

    Grss

    London

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    A good seafood neighbourhood restaurant. Good service with fresh and well presented sea food. Coming from Europe I found the starters very large !

  33. n

    nealk

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our third time enjoying this restaurant. They meals and service by Amber were outstanding! We will definitely be back.

  34. CB

    CathyB

    Dallas

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Great food but service needs some help. We sat outside on a Sunday night; there were not many patrons at the restaurant when we arrived. We received our menus and waters quickly upon being seated; however, the waiter didn't return to take our drink and food order for 20 minutes. Once we flagged down another waiter, our waiter came by, took our orders and within 10 minutes we received our drinks and salads. Attendants were quite responsive thereafter. The food was good and we have heard great things for years about the Pearl. Do hope they fix their service issue.

  35. LF

    LouisF

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food, great service by Eric and the dining staff. Highly recommended.

  36. D

    David

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was excellent and came out quickly. Service was good, but we ghad to ask for things like bread refills, cheese.

  37. PB

    PaulaB

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was wonderful!!! It is always wonderful.

  38. MM

    MissyM

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Delicious meal - there were 6 of us and everyone loved what he/she had. However, there is only one bathroom which apparently was worse than a gas station bathroom. We brought this up to the manager...

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fun and friendly atmosphere with top notch service and thoughtfully prepared delicious cuisine. Always a great experience! 💫💫

  40. MN

    MNMM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My first time to The Pearl and the visit was exceptional. I had reserved a table but asked if we could sit at the bar. No problem. Bar tenders were great, knew their stuff and quickly looked after us. The menu run through was great and the daily special sounded amazing. We ordered the filet mignon and a pork chop which were both cooked perfectly and accompanied by great sides. Oh and the grilled Caesar salad was also great. Shared a carrot cake for dessert as there was no room left. Others at the bar had visited previously and spoke highly of The Pearl. I now can do the same. A well run establishment, with great food and wonderful staff.

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You can order delivery directly from The Pearl using the Order Online button. The Pearl also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 757-5511.

The Pearl is rated 4.7 stars by 1887 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 45 times today
Google Map for The Pearl

55 Calhoun Street Bluffton, SC 29910

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bluffton

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nate Clepper

  • Entertainment

    REID RICHMOND every Thursday & Friday from 6-9JOHN WASEM every Saturday from 6-9

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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