Edmund's Oast
Edmund's Oast

Edmund's Oast

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://edmundsoast.com/
  • Phone: 8437271145x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm.
    Bar opens daily at 4:30 pm.
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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  • Parking: No
A word from Edmund's Oast
Why Edmund's Oast?

The “Edmund” in the name comes from Edmund Egan, who began producing beer in Charleston after emigrating from England in the 1760s. "Oast” is a kiln used in the drying of hops.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Edmund's Oast reviews from OpenTable diners
291 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (236)hot spot (163)good for groups (151)vibrant bar scene (147)neighborhood gem (120)great for outdoor dining (98)special occasion (85)great for brunch (44)romantic (38)notable wine list (34)late-night find (30)kid-friendly (13)great for lunch (12)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Mixed Bag
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I've been to EO twice now. The food is hit or miss. I ate the Black Sea Bass and it was delicious. My wife had the pork loin. The pork tasted like something you would get at S&S Cafeteria. Our server was mediocre but the manager stopped by our table twice. Great beer list and good cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place, Disappointing Service
    Shmannie34
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The place is great, modern and very well laid out. The cocktails were amazing, beer list awesome and had some great rare wines. The charcuterie was some of the best I've had. But after that course things went downhill service wise. Our food took just under an hour to come out of the kitchen and half of our dishes came out completely over cooked including the flounder which was dry and chewy. The worst part was during the kitchen troubles our server avoided the table at all costs. It's unfortunate because several of us are in the food industry or have worked in the industry and understand bad nights, but not to check-in with the customer and be honest was disappointing. By the time the bill came the place just felt over-priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breath of fresh air
    Newfav
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was our second visit to "Oast" in the past month. We'd go every night, if we could , just for the charcuterie tray. Every dish we have had has been excellent. Highlights were the cornbread, the charcuterie, the grilled peppers, the radishes, melon with ham, burgers and fried flounder. I think many people may try several of the small plates, and call it that. We were hungry and greedy and ordered many small plates, then larger entrees -- and then desserts!! All the desserts were excellent, including chamomile wanna cotta. And I didn't even talk about the wines and beer! And I appreciate not having to struggle with traffic and parking in downtown Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • danm in charleston
    danmVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The restaurant is very inviting and decorated very swank and warm. Thec harcutturie is by far the best thing on the menu. Excellent and if you like beer to go with it , you have hit the homerun! I wish they had a couple of additional entrees on the menu, which I find limited. The hostess this past weekend was very helpful and came over to see us whenb she noticed the waitress had been held up for a while.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience
    birminghamster
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I will never again be confused by the word charcuterie. It was delicious. As a party of 3, 2 large charcuterie boards was exactly how much food we wanted. We were just slightly uncomfortable after fr being stuffed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing.
    moseyVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Everything we tried was perfection. So yummy. Still thinking about our meal there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • John
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    terrific beer choices, servers very knowledgeable, very interesting and delicious farm to table and ocean to table food. Part of the outdoor dining area has cool timberframe structures built by local ACBA grads
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding new restaurnat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We visited for the first time last week. We are from out of state and tried out this restaurant after several different recommendations. We were not disappointed. Very creative and delicious food. Outstanding fish dish-the trout! Very attentive service. We will definitely come back on our next visit to Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visit
    Phil
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We've been reading about this place and found time to visit. Hands down, this eatery has found a niche on so many levels... Atmosphere, leading expansion into new parts of the city, innovative menu, adventerous beer selections, splendid food preparation and an honest stance on local sourcing. We were delighted on our first visit and will go back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty Good with some Misses
    HospitalityGuru
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    appetizers of cured charcuterie plate was very good and picketed shrimp w/ aioli on rye was excellent. burger good. chicken with Carolina gold rice was awful. not much chicken and Carolina gold rice was ground into an almost bitter porridge. this should be taken off the menu. Service started out good and server was friendly. but as she got busier we never saw her. food runners would drop the food quickly on our table. would have liked if they had explained what different items were on the charcuterie plate were. Server was very late with a call back to see if everything was alright. I said it was pretty good and was going to comment that the chicken porridge was not very good she was off and running away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect spot for beer lovers
    eem82889
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Amazing draught list, and awesome food! This is perfect if you want to taste some beers and share a couple of small plates or charcuterie board. We loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extraordinary
    Beth
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    A must-go. We went for brunch after much research and local recommendation. Started with an amazing Bloody Mary and the watermelon/feta/mint appetizer. All four of us ordered different entrees, we all shared, and all four were outstanding. Don't miss this place on your visit to charleston! Will def go back to experience the dinner menu, but cannot imagine it could top our brunch experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent spot for beer/food lovers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We happened upon Edmund's Oast because we had a hard time getting reservations at the last minute in historic Charleston. The wait was about a half hour on a Friday night at around 8pm, but we got seated pretty quickly at the chef's table. We got to watch all the cooks preparing food. Had a great charcuterie plate for appetizer and an amazing whole fried flounder for main course. The wife has the meatballs and ricotta (small plates). Everything was incredible. I'm a huge beer snob and their beer menu had me wanting to try them all. This place is amazing. I will recommend to all of my friends and family and make it a point to go back next time we're in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome restaurant
    aumrysh
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This restaurant has an amazing menu. The Farm Chicken was outstanding, the charcuterie was very good, and all of the food we saw looked amazing. The beer selection was also amazing. You would have difficulty finding a beer menu as varied as you can find at Edmund's Oast. They have everything from heffeweise to your weirdest brettanomyces brew, and you can tell whomever selected the beers actually tried them first, because they are awesome. Even the in-house brews are great, especially the Fine Ale. The atmosphere is very awesome, where you can see the kitchen (even sit facing it!) and the beer menu takes up half of an entire wall. The atmosphere is amazing. It's expensive, but worth every dollar. I will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience
    Will
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    After a fantastic meal a couple of weeks ago, my wife and I brought her parents to Edmund's Oast for dinner - it was another great experience from the moment we walked it all the way through leaving. We love the open space and being able to look into the kitchen. We stared with boiled peanuts and corn bread followed by a large cured charcuterie plate - all excellent. I went with the burger for my entree and was not disapponted - loves the salt and pepper brioche bun. My wife got the Heritage Chicken and Rice pooridge which she enjoyed. We all capped off dinner with a scoop of the daily ice cream - lemon and thyme - delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Just for Beer Drinkers
    PenelopeP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    If you are not a beer drinker, that doesn't mean you should pass up Edmund's Oast. They have a wonderful cocktail list as well as wine. We enjoyed several of the small plates, radishes (special), charcuterie and cheese. We were so fortunate to be seated at the chef's table-didn't know it was an option. We had a view into the kitchen and it was fascinating. The location is just 10 minutes from The Battery. Service was excellent and our server just knew when to ask if we needed anything. It was crowded but we got our drinks and food very quickly. I would have enjoyed slower service to enjoy the kitchen more. This is a cool place and while it has a lot of competition in Charleston, it's uniqueness sets it apart.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Everything was outstanding... The selection of beers is phenomenal and the charcuterie was the best I've had. We got the small plate, and it was small.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eat the Pumpkin Custard
    lifethroughfood
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Finally ate here for the first time and was not disappointed. We had the large charcuterie plate, lamb meatballs and pumpkin custard. Everything was spot on prepared, and oh my, the savory Pumpkin Custard, light, fluffy, smooth, seems like it has just a hint of cornmeal, so sort of spoonbready but so much more. Best food I've eaten in a long time. I would go back just for that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wir haben Bier hier!
    yumyum
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We went to Edmund Oast for dinner and were stunned by the wall of draft beer taps-48 to be exact and they change daily as the barrels run out. The food was fresh and local although the charcuterie plates had little to no flavor. We are used to Salume Beddu in St. Louis and this was disappointingly mild. The menu changes along with the beer selection. We were seated at the chef's table by request but the view of the kitchen is obscured by a high lid to prep tables. Better to sit at a table. Wine list is adequate but beer is royalty here and a 1/2 pint of several should be in your visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Took too long for main dishes to come out. One was cold. Other than that, everything was good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was fresh and amazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Classic southern food with a twist. They use fresh local ingredients and prepare to order. The cornbread is a must have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • charlestonnewbie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The ricotta small plate and heirloom tomato salad are to die for...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small Plates, Big Taste
    BWMZVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Met a girlfriend for dinner and drinks at Edmund's Oast last week, and I can't wait to go back! We ordered four small plates and ended up with more than we could eat, which is a nice surprise in a small plate format. Each dish was delicious, especially the Butternut Squash a la Plancha. The cocktails were diminutive but packed a punch. I had my fair share of The Red Wedding (for all you GoT fans out there) and it was the perfect drink to sip throughout the entire meal. Long bar tables and an outdoor courtyard caught my eye for larger group dinners or events - the small plates to share fit that idea to a "T." Plus, plenty of parking and easy to get to. In a town with lots of great restaurants, I rank this among my top favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Such a great place!
    Mmmmm
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Not only the the beer selection amazing, but there is a well researched and delicious wine selection too.mthe food is perfectly prepared by people who really love food. Everyone is super friendly, the space is open and cool, the patio is perfect for beer tasting or hanging in big groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good meal, good beer!
    luv2dineout
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I found this restaurant to be quite lively and yummy. Great choice of beers and interesting menu. I had the steak dish that was yummy but wasn't hot enough so sent it back. They were quick to remedy the situation and would go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Culinary Bliss
    EOfan
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This was not our first time at EO, and definitely won't be our last. Every dish we've had has been exceptionally delicious and very well-presented. We highly recommend the chicken tenders for kiddos, as the rest of the menu is a bit sophisticated for tiny taste buds. For the adults, pair the fresh ricotta plate with the lamb meatballs. The Farm Chicken plate, while not presented in a "wow" manner, will surely delight your taste buds. You can't miss with either the fresh or cured charcuterie boards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feed me now
    Feedmenow
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    This place is always wonderful! I think it is one of the only new places that have opened in the past year that I feel completley confident in sending people to dine. Now I haven't been to every new place, so take that into account! That being said, it is very loud! My only complaint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    CSHnCHSVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We loved it. We questioned whether it would live up to its reputation, and we're surprised when it exceeded it. Everything we had was exquisite. Cannot wait to go back and try the things we missed. We are not beer connoiseurs and the server helped us find beers to suit our tastes. The ricotta, the cured charcuterie, the lamb meatballs, and the heirloom tomato salad were absolutely fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner
    Brian
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We went to Edmund's Oast mainly for the huge selection of craft beers, which did not disappoint. We were very pleasantly surprised by the food, both in presentation and taste. It was an extremely enjoyable dining experience and we will definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A must to eat at!
    moscowmule1
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I can see why it is hard to get a reservation here...Can't say one bad thing! Food was excellent! Service was top notch! So many unique beers to choose from in addition to a great cocktail and wine list. A wonderful experience! We will be back for sure!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific space; expensive
    KSIBVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Three of us dined, each with a different dish. All were very good. The building is worth the visit. However, we are not likely to visit often. The menu was limited. The portions were small. And everything was expensive, even by Charleston standards. 2 appetizers; 1 small plate; 2 of the less expensive larger plates; 3 glasses of wine; the bill with tip and taxes was $150, and we left hungry.
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  • Another great dinner with Edmund
    DiningCharlestonVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Must try: Fresh Charcuterie Aged Charcuterie Lamb Meatballs Runners up: Chicken Porridge Bean Salad Off the hook drink program, including some delicious non-alcoholic choices. Decorum is right on the cusp of the trend wave for restaurant decor in Charleston: that "lived in" and wabi-sabi feeling is all around you, combined with a bit of ranch house, history, hardwood, reclaimed materials of all sorts, pickling jars, and a huge sliding ladder behind the bar that adds a special something to the feel of the place.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back!
    Strose555
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our experience as Edmund's Oast this past Saturday evening makes us want to return as soon as we can! My husband and I live locally and needed to find a place to bring our 3 out of town visitors. Our company are very much foodies so was hoping for the experience we had. The restaurant appearance is modern, but warm at the same time. Our server was very knowledgeable, efficient and friendly. His suggestions for food and beverages was spot on. We shared a lot of small plates along with one entree...loved the fresh charcuterie platter! All the dishes were all so delicious...lots of unusual and wonderful tastes. The beer and wine menu is wonderful. Great place, great service, great food. We can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lots of Great drink choices & food!
    bookmamaVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Loves this place as a tapas-type restaurant. We didn't get a whole meal, just lots of small plates so we could try lots of things! Loved the smoky flavor of the cures meats & nuts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eatgoodfood
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Overall good experience. The craft beer selections were amazing! Great service at the bar. Interesting layout. My only complaint is the noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but limited selection.
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Atmosphere is one large room, noisy with no partitions between tables. Food was delicious but selections are limited. Service was not lacking. Beer lovers have a huge selection of on tap beer. Wire selections is wide and varied.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely meal and service
    Chelsea
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My friend and I went here for a Saturday night dinner. We were seated at the chef's table which had the benefit of a free starter as well as watching all the food being prepared. The waitress was very helpful and attentive and the food was fantastic. We had the watermelon starter, the cheese plate, tuna crudo, lamb meatballs and the brownies for dessert. I really enjoyed all the dishes and would love to come back to try more!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Beer
    kate
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Edmund's Oast thinks outside the box. Most of their dishes are sharing plates. Specializes in the Charcuterie and cheese plate. The whole red snapper was great as well. LOVE their beer selection
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a find!
    FarmerBrown
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had an amazing dinner at Edmund's Oast! We grazed, tapas style, while seated at the Chef's table (a bar-type counter overlooking the extremely organized and efficient kitchen). The service was spectacular, as was the food. We will go back the next time we visit Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite beer bar
    Quickicks
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Excellent bottle and draft list with an emphasis on Belgian specialty beers. Always a great time and the atmosphere and service are top notch. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to eat an nice meal or charcuterie plate and accompanied by a couple drinks. Notable bourbon and wine list as well. Great spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate