Pearl’s Saltwater Grill

Seafood
Memorable
One of the best
Michael Stern | September 14, 2019
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If only for its location, with tables offering panoramic views of coastal waters, and its warm ambience, which is clean, country rustic, Pearl’s would be a worthy destination. But even if it was in a city basement, I would recommend it. Pearl’s also happens to serve expertly-prepared seafood.

Simply char-grilled, broiled, Cajun, or pan-seared fish are available gilded with your choice of Chardonnay butter, blue cheese, or sweet chili glaze. The everyday fresh list includes grouper, salmon, swordfish, tuna, rainbow trout, and tilapia. As good as the basic preparations may be, “Pearl’s Classics” offer a world of excellent invention. Crab-stuffed flounder, for instance, comes with a Ritz cracker and crab stuffing, topped with Mornay sauce and accompanied by wild rice and sauteed spinach. I’ve tucked into Parmesan-crusted grouper topped with crab claw meat and have begun a meal with gorgeous oysters Florentine baked with spinach, crab, and cheese.

Every table gets a basket of hush puppies, which are favorites among repeat visitors. The cornmeal spheres themselves are tender, fairly lightweight, and just barely sweet. Along with them come ramekins of herbed butter and honey butter soft enough for dipping.

Other menu highlights include a Lowcountry boil (shrimp, smoked sausage, corn, potatoes) as well as crab legs and steamed shrimp. While Pearl’s is not open for lunch, it does have a repertoire of burgers, po boy sandwiches, and tacos for those in search of something less than a big-deal dinner.

Good desserts include fluffy Key lime pie and crusty Georgia peach cobbler accompanied by a bowl of vanilla ice cream.

What to Eat
Pearl’s Saltwater Grill, Oysters Florentine
Oysters Florentine
Must-Try
Spinach, crab, & cheese adorn baked oysters Florentine.
Pearl’s Saltwater Grill, Grouper
Grouper
Must-Try
Parmesan-crusted grouper heaped with crab claw meat
Pearl’s Saltwater Grill, Hushpuppies
Hushpuppies
Must-Try
Sweet hushpuppies come with herbed butter and honey butter.
Pearl’s Saltwater Grill, Crab-Stuffed Flounder
Crab-Stuffed Flounder
Must-Try
Flounder fillet has Ritz cracker & crab stuffing, topped with spinach & Mornay sauce.
Pearl’s Saltwater Grill, Peach Cobbler
Peach Cobbler
Must-Try
Warm peach cobbler with ice cream and whipped cream on the side
Pearl’s Saltwater Grill, Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie
Must-Try
Featherweight Key lime pie is the right sweet/tart balance.
Directions and Hours
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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