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Pearlz Oyster Bar

Map7804 Rea Road
Charlotte, NC 28277
  • Seafood


Located in the beautiful StoneCrest at Piper Glen Shopping Center in Ballantyne, NC, Pearlz Oyster and Raw Bar is a fun, eclectic restaurant serving only the freshest seafood in a casual dining atmosphere. Have a seat on our patio and enjoy the sights and sounds of StoneCrest Shopping Center!

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Additional Information:

Hours: Monday – Friday 4pm – until Saturday & Sunday 11am – until
Neighborhood: Southeast Charlotte(Arboretum,Ballantyne,Pineville)

Quick Facts:

If you must dress any oyster, use a lime

“A lot of people get the sampler platter and then tell me that they all taste the same,” Alton says. “That’s because they put so much cocktail sauce and horseradish on the oysters that they can’t taste them.” Alton prefers his oysters plain, save for the smallest bit of lime juice: “I mean, lemon’s good, but I think lemon’s been used in the kitchen for years to cover up fishy flavors,” he says. “Lime’s a little more refreshing.”

-Post & Courier
Pearlz Oyster Connoisseur, Nate Alton

Oysters aren’t an aphrodisiac

Alton has watched the behavior of customers, and has concluded oysters aren’t responsible for any liaisons — but talking about the possibility is often a route to romance for raw bar patrons. “I think it just helps them along,” Alton says. “We’re first base.”

-Post & Courier
Pearlz Oyster Connoisseur, Nate Alton

It’s OK to eat oysters year-round

The belief that it’s unsafe to eat oysters in months with “R”-less names dates back to the days before refrigeration, when live oysters perished soon after harvest in the hot summer heat. While oysters aren’t as tasty at spawning time, the rise of aquaculture means farmers on both coasts can better regulate when products reach their prime.

-Post & Courier
Pearlz Oyster Connoisseur, Nate Alton

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