Lunch at Pearl’s Oyster House

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 12th 2009 3723 0

Crab Cake lunch special at Pearls Oyster House

Crab Cake lunch special at Pearl's Oyster House

Until today, I thought Pearl’s Oyster House on South Main was a chain restaurant, just one of many of Pearl’s oyster houses. I was wrong – Pearl’s is just one of those local Memphis restaurants that looks like a chain. (For some reason, a lot of restaurants in Memphis are like this – they’re locally owned and operated but have that big chain feel.)

Pearl’s has a $7.99 express lunch menu that has the specials listed by day, but apparently, you can order any of them on any day. I had the Thursday crab cake special with rice pilaf and cooked vegetables.

The full menu is also available at lunch, so if you have a mid-day oyster craving, you can take care of it.

Pearl’s wasn’t super crowded when I went in around 12:45, but the place is huge, so you shouldn’t have a problem getting a table. There’s free parking on the street or in the lot immediately behind the restaurant.

Go There:

Pearl’s Oyster House
299 S Main St
Memphis, TN 38103-3907
(901) 522-9070

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  1. shaneofmemphis says:

    If you’re a fan of horseradish in bloody marys, you’re in luck. They have a heavy hand with it. Good times, and good people. Never had a bad experience there.

  2. Andre Natta says:

    In town to take part in BarCamp Memphis on Saturday and stumbled across Pearl’s while I was killing time before check-in. Relaxing place, great food and great staff. It’ll be somewhere I stop again the next time I’m in town.

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