It’s not just fresh seafood that continues to draw discerning diners to Pearl’s Oyster Bar in OKC. Offering an alluring fusion of Creole, Southwest, Asian and Mediterranean influences in a sleek and contemporary space, Pearl’s is also known for perfect margaritas on the patio during its tempting happy hour. Many choose to start or make a meal of house-made soups, such as the cioppino – a brimming bowl of shrimp, scallops, mussels and clams in an Italian red broth – or the classic Pearl’s gumbo. Others choose a Cajun-style favorite – maybe the lobster tail or Alaskan king crab – or tease their palates with esoteric creations like Japanese sea bass over spicy miso ramen, chock full of mushrooms, broccoli, boiled eggs, pickled carrots, jalapeños and scallions. 5641 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City;

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