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The Pearl

4.7
4.7
2112 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online

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 2,112 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Seafood

  • Hilton Head

    Neighborhood gem

  • Hilton Head

    Most Booked

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  1. e

    eatthatgeorgia

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb service and food. Timed just right between courses. Table had steak, tuna, crab and shrimp piccata, salads - all cooked perfectly. Server very attentive and clearly likes working here! Great atmosphere really enjoyed the experience.
  2. w

    wzpd2chat

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Good menu as well.
  3. BH

    BillH

    Atlanta

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great drinks, food and service. The rack of lamb special was outstanding!
  4. s

    sabrinar

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm, welcoming. Every staff member greeted us, smiled at us, was helpful. The food was outstanding. Service was impeccable. Great ambiance. Can’t race enough about what a wonderful evening we had - starting with the champagne they offered my 89 year old mother (for her birthday) as we sat down. Truly a fun night!
  5. BS

    BSTE

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Pearl is a gem. Food is local and superb, the ambiance is really cozy, and the people are great. We had a really nice, really comfortable dinner.
  6. CK

    ConnieK

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The Pearl is a wonderful experience. If you go ask for Amber. She is a magnificent server. One of the best I’ve ever experienced! The food is excellent!
  7. K

    margaretK

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We annually visit The Pearl and are never disappointed. They are great from front door to the kitchen. We 4 had different dishes but all were delicious! Amber our server was spectacular! Thank you Pearl for a lovely culinary evening!
  8. RL

    RobL

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Another great meal at The Pearl. Great food and service. Well worth the trip to enjoy a great meal
  9. GG

    GrazG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was superb (as always). Julie, our server was terrific. Another tremendous experience!
  10. LF

    LouisF

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Portions in relation to price can be an issue for some items on the menu.
  11. TM

    TadM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the carpaccio, shrimp and grits, scallops, and carrot cake. Everything was delicious, the ambience was pleasant, and the staff were very friendly. One of our best meals on vacation!
  12. PW

    PennyW

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving Dinner was amazing! I started with appetizer from regular menu salmon Tartare and it was very tasty and not fishy. The turkey and trimmings were awesome! Gravy made the meal complete. The sweet potatoes with apple was so delish it tasted like pumpkin pie. Strong coffee and pumpkin pie that was very light made the meal complete.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience2
    The customer beside us was aloud to have their dog at their table. The dog wined and barked the entire time. So our romantic dinner that was $175 was a very big disappointment. We come every year at Thanksgiving. Seriously thinking we will not be back. Not happy about spending $175 for such a bad experience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mom and I enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving meal yesterday! Had a delightful server and had just an all around great experience at The Pearl!!
  15. MM

    MMTL

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten here several times and have always been pleased.
  16. NV

    NealV

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Great service Great Food We will be back And recommend
  17. F

    Foodie2

    Charleston

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love The Pearl! Food and service are always great. Charming place in lovely old town Bluffton.
  18. AF

    AmyF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Thanksgiving & they provided both the thanksgiving menu & regular menu. It was superb! Our waitress was so accommodating for our two small twins. The food was outstanding & the drinks were dynamite. We love the pearl & will be back again as we like going on date nights too!
  19. GE

    GaryE

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful Thanksgiving meal, food was excellent and everybody's spirts were great, lots of smiles. Hannah was our server. She was tremendous , contributed to our experience. A delightul, fun, efficient, professional.
  20. JL

    JulieL

    Savannah

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent thanksgiving meal! Nate provided great service and was very attentive. Food was delicious as always!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner. The Redfish entree was delicious. Will definitely return.
  22. LF

    LindsF

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Welcoming and professional service from all staff. Fantastic food with beautiful presentation. This was our 2nd visit to The Pearl and it is quickly becoming our favorite spot for special occasions, as their team does a great job of communicating special requests or notes about birthdays and anniversaries and it is really nice to be celebrated, with an acknowledgement of what we're celebrating.
  23. CS

    CharlesS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was good, service good, but much too expensive.
  24. VA

    VAwinedine

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice atmosphere and good service. She-crab soup was not hot and the butternut squash soup had too much cream. Short rib was too salty (and we like salt). Redfish was pretty good. Nice cocktails. Not a lot of high-end choices in Bluffton, so they probably don't have to be at the top of their game food-wise.
  25. NT

    NancyT

    Savannah

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We have been eating at The Pearl for 10 years and its one of our very fav Bluffton restaurants..They have had a good menu with wonderful entrees they have kept thru the years. However..while the names of the dishes are the same on some of them, they have changed the recipe...Examples: Grouper Casino (my alltime fav) now has rissoto instead of the ancient grains, and it is much less taster and a really different dish.. Cippiono - different base soup which is not as good and it was all shrimp & clams... So I would say the quality of the food was def down:(
  26. D

    Dave

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been to the Pearl 5 or 6 times now in the last couple of years and always have a great meal. This most recent time was no different. There were four of us and all four thought their meal was outstanding and the service was excellent.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service !!!
  28. HS

    HeatherS

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food in old Bluffton. The best crab cake and fried green tomatoes, grouper is excellent. Also the basil lemon martini is awesome! Our server Hannah was great !
  29. s

    skibum

    Charleston

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have eaten here many times. Always great. Inside can be loud but we’ve eaten outdoors the last few times. Comfy. Waitstaff excellent especially Nathaniel.
  30. k

    karenm

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were great, we did not like the small table for 4 people, too tight.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mommy & son date was amazing from start to finish ALL of the staff were so welcoming and accommodating. Excellent team work, and Chloe did a great job waiting on us !
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beef Wellington special was fantastic! As usual, the redfish o half shell was delicious! Chocolate torte to finish off was great as well!
  33. D

    Debra

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I have had in a long time! Scottish salmon- perfection!
  34. AC

    AndreaC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s our favorite place! We always go there for celebrations
  35. JD

    JanD

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Hannah was very kind and gave great service. She acrab soup was not as good as expected and she had no issues taking it away. Scallops wet tasty but Redfish was superb, exceedingly good. Hannah was helpful in gluten free suggestions also. Missed the baseball cut steak and was hoping for panacotta to be available, but we’re too full for dessert as it happened. Will be back:))
  36. RD

    RebekahD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, The Pearl did not disappoint. We started with our favorite appetizer, the Ahi Tuna Poke which is fabulous. Then we had the Scallops Entree' and the Linguini with Shrimp and Crabmeat. Both were exceptional once again.
  37. JL

    JulieL

    Savannah

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    One of our favorite restaurants in Bluffton. The food as always, was exceptional! The service this evening was nonexistent. Once our order was placed our server basically forgot our table. My water glass spilled and broke and it took a while to get that cleaned up. No replaced water glass! Also my husbands ice tea was never replenished during the course of the meal. Needless to say quite disappointed for this type of restaurant to deliver this lack of service. Lack of customer service!! Very disappointed!
  38. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time there….unsure of where to park….but, Nice quiet meal..service with Chloe great. Food excellent!
  39. JB

    JBSC

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    This has been my favorite local restaurant for years; unfortunately, the chef must have changed...will not return
  40. T

    Tapo

    Savannah

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Menu tweaked for the better while food quality in general very good. Attentive & Timely service by experienced staff while not overbearing. Noise level at the 2 top near the kitchen somewhat sub-optimal. Otherwise, it is an enjoyable and reliable “go to” in Old Town.

FAQs

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 2112 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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