Graze - Charleston
Graze - Charleston

Graze - Charleston

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://grazecharleston.com/
  • Phone: (843) 606-2493
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Michael Karkut and Derek Lathan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Houston Northcutt and Hwy 17 N.
  • Public Transit: There is a Carta Bus stop merely 100 yards from our front door.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We share a lot with several other shops in the Patriots Plaza Shopping Center.
A word from Graze - Charleston
Graze is a restaurant where the food is very fresh, creative, and everchanging. The menu is eclectic in variety from fresh seafood to vegeterian options. Graze is the type of restaurant that you could eat at several times a week.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Graze - Charleston reviews from OpenTable diners
123 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (85)fit for foodies (84)special occasion (30)notable wine list (26)good for groups (21)great for lunch (19)romantic (19)hot spot (19)vibrant bar scene (18)great for brunch (16)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • solid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Consistently good food and good prices. Happy Hour is also great/.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seemed unprepared for popularity
    LuvCharleston
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    First time dining here on a busy Sunday night. There didn't seem to be enough waitstaff to handle food and drink orders, and they ran out of desserts! Waited 20 min+ for cocktail orders and our soup arrived lukewarm. But the food is delicious, our waitress was simply lovely and we would return for another try.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, terrible service
    Wendy
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We were seated at a table right in front of the kitchen door even though there was a table for two available tucked to the side. The entire night servers were running back and forth inches from our table. It took 15 minutes for the server to take our drink order. The server finally brought our drinks and bread. Our drinks sat empty for 15 minutes before our entrees were delivered by a food runner. Although the server rushed passed us many times, she never stopped to ask if our dinners came out correctly or to refill our drinks. She never even looked our way so we could flag her down. We finished our entrees (without drinks) and then had to wait another 10 minutes for our server to notice and bring us the check. We never saw a manager.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a must do restaurant!
    Buckshot
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I have only had lunch or brunch there, as I live out of town. I would love to have dinner there at some point. Graze has a very interesting menu and the servings are well proportioned and food is excellent! I have never walked away wishing I had ordered something else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Graze never ever disappoints
    JCSC
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Great atmosphere, friendly service, best happy hour in town. I really appreciate the fact that they have great food specials at happy hour and not just bar specials. Have never had a bad meal at Graze. It is my go-to place and is easily as good as many of the best restaurants in downtown Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average
    FoodJunkie
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Thought this place would've mirrored the description of the various offerings from the menu, however, the two did not match.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Again
    GoneIsTheGraze
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The food was not at tasty! It seemed that nobody knew who was on first. We ask for our meal to come together and it did not, then ask once again for the remainder of our meal to be brought forth right and we got some real slick lies from the wait staff, but still waited for the missing food. one of the dish's ( Lobster macaroni ) was so salty it could not be eaten.... The chicken livers were tasty but really scant. (3) REALLY !! Salad was nothing more than greens from a bag put on a dish with a little , I mean LITTLE dressing. We where 1st time visitors and now we are NEVER again visitors.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent, glad we tried it
    DebP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We've been considering Graze for over a month now and we finally gave it a try over the weekend and are so happy we did... we have a new favorite! Quality fresh, food which we demand in a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another Great Meal at Graze
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We enjoyed another great meal at Graze on Saturday. The food is always delicious. I love that we can enjoy a "downtown Charleston quality" meal in Mt Pleasant AND feel comfortable bringing the kids. I especially love that the kids menu includes the regular kid food but also allows for the option of 1/2 size portions of anything on the adult menu. Why don't all restaurants do that? We are all addicted to the lobster mac & cheese. The chunks of lobster are huge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    TbhammyVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We didn't know anything about the restaurant. Just searched for restaurants near our hotel. Food and service were excellent and it was reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, awesome service
    jerwoody
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had a party of 9 to feed. Great servers, awesome food selections! Lobster bisque is amazing. Duck raviolis and shrimp and grits were very good. Ckicken and waffles were out of this world! Thanks Graze, for a wonderful start to a great family outing at boone hall fright night. Look forward to the summerville location opening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GRAZE - a great find
    animalloverlovesFatHen
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Took family from out of town to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday, and GRAZE did not disappoint. The food, service and ambiance was a treat. Our server was very attentive, and he even brought out my husband's dessert with a candle on top. The crab cake dish was excellent. Writing this, my mouth is watering as I think about it. Others in our party had the shrimp and grits which they very much enjoyed. The blueberry cheesecake was delightful, too! Will definitely go back and recommend to others. For those living in Mt. Pleasant, you have a neighborhood gem!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We went here for a friend's birthday and it was wonderful. The food was delicious - we ordered a lobster mac and cheese that was so rich and creamy, it melted in your mouth and the chicken and waffles - which was perfectly flaky and sweet with just the right amount of syrup. We paired it with a bottle of house white which was crisp and lovely. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for dining out or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    BillH
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I took the wife for her birthday and invited another couple. The food was delicious. The service was outstanding. Dinner for 4 price was spot on. The couple and the wife between them had 6 glasses of wine. The price-point on the food (pomme frittes appetizer) for two well-sized portions of lobster mac-n-cheese (yes, they use REAL lobster), blackened salmon salad, and another entree was spot on. An excellent and enjoyable dining experience was had by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • graze is supergood
    penny
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Excellent service and food is way above average. Bar and dining area nicely separated. Good wine selection. Well worth it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    JZimanVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Friend took me for my birthday. This was first time there. Waitress was excellent and had good sense of humor. Food good. Would go back if in the area.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Blackened Salmon Salad and Chicken and Waffles are my favorites, but everything here is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charleston vacation spot
    SouthwesternVacationerVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Off the beaten trail in Mt Pleasant mall. The restaurant is noted as farm to table. More than just fresh ingredients, the chef combines them for great results. Salads and entrees were equally very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RevJoe
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Good restaurant - a little noisy and could use a few more menu options, but pleasant with attentive staff - I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    tommybVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Really enjoyed are meals.....what a great surprise. Will definitely be back for more!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yum!
    MtPChef
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Loved the short rib tacos. Im gluten free and they have a separate menu for that so I had lots to choose from. Looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious brunch
    Vinasdottir
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My brunch order of filet Benedict was perfect. The meat was tender, the egg just right and small greens (arugula) were delicious. My son ordered the French toast and it was also wonderfully prepared. I swapped one of my two English muffin/filet/eggs for a slice of the French toast--the portions are generous. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • shaky service
    KellyC
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    overall food was good however we were the first ones for brunch and they were out of the puree to make bellinis. odd for a brunch staple. additionally one plate at our table was delayed so the table sat waiting, food getting cold for it to show up. Server also seemed a bit clueless about the menu and Graze in general.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not just for "Grazing"
    figeac
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We enjoyed our first visit here on a 3 day trip to Charleston that we returned our last night to try additional offerings. The Duck Confit Ravioli was a creative unique blend of tastes for the foodie in our couple, but the traditionalist "licked" his salmon dinner plate clean. Parking was a piece of cake compared to dealing with downtown Charleston, yet the quality of cooking was equal to the best. Only concern: when the sun is getting low, there is an issue with brightness coming through the blinds and even reflecting off the wood and glasses on empty tables (not blocked by bodies). Very nice wine list and really friendly personnel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food
    LocalEatr
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Graze has very good food and the tenderloin with brussel sprouts was awesome. Walking in the front door is not a very welcoming experience, however, and the host was less than accommodating or even welcoming. Not sure what that was about. Our server was pleasant and attentive. Oddly, they were out of 3 items that we ordered (I was really looking forward to the duck confit ravioli), but what we did eventually order was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Culinary Oasis
    willbback
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I chose to bring my sister and daughter for a birthday "girls night out". We were made to feel at home immediately. I wanted this night to be special for my family, and I was pleased with our experience.The Pimms cup cocktail was as refreshing as our knowledgeable waitress recommended. The calamari fries were tender, crispy and delicious.I appreciated having the small plate choices, and the chicken livers on grits were perfect. The jumbo crab cake was just that, fresh and delicious. We finished our meal with fresh-brewed coffee, and complimentary birthday dessert with a candle on top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicken and Waffles - The Best Ever
    Lisa13
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We have been back to Graze a number of times and each time we have never been disappointed with our meal. My favorite is the Chicken and Waffle dish - a must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Sunday brunch!
    HappydinerVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Our dining experience at Graze was perfect, except for two extremely noisy tables! Thanks to our waitress for seating us on the bar side.....the loud people were in the larger/main side. We had Sunday brunch, and it was wonderful! The service was super, and the chicken and waffles were excellent! We dine there often, and highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch Here as Good As Lunch/Dinner
    Foozle
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This is one of our go-to places for lunch and dinner. Yesterday, we needed brunch and noted Graze was open. Easy decision, and a great one! Emilie's service was gracious and prompt. And the food!! Pulled-pork Benedict with eggs done just right vanished in a trace as did an excellent Reuben with succulent meat (as always, accompanying thin fries here are piping hot and just salted enough). The third dish was cubed potatoes done beautifully in duck fat, topped with three juicy link sausages and two perfectly runny fried eggs. Unmentioned on the menu was that bits of crispy boneless duck were mixed in the potatoes. Sublime and brought a smile to this eater's face. A zesty Bloody Mary and a fresh, tangy Mimosa completed a first-rate brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful
    judys
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    2nd time back and soooo much better. Had shrimp taco appetizer (relish), graze salad & their mussels to die for. will definitely be back sooner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    GMKingCharlesInnVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We were a party of five women looking for a great local spot in Mt. Pleasant, SC. We selected GRAZE and we were delighted with our choice! Our server Leslie was wonderful. She described the dishes perfectly and was spot on! The Kale Ceasar was fabulous as well as the soup as an appetizer. The filet we ordered was cooked perfect, salmon tasty, asparagus amazing and we even finished off with a couple desserts. The apple tarts and chocolate cake was to die for! I would highly suggest GRAZE for a super terrific dinner spot!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Dinner
    YoungMilltown
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We were in town for a wedding and were extremely please with our dinner at Graze. Our waitress was very friendly (even with us dining with a troublesome tot) and she was knowledgeable of the menu and even gave recommendations for other restaurants in the area. Graze is located in a strip mall with Whole Foods but don't let the location deter you. The food was outstanding and we were very happy with our experience. Would happily return if we're ever in the area again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • myearshurt
    nightout
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food was very good & plenty of it. BUT - restaurant was way too loud. As more people showed up, everyone was talking louder & louder to try and hear the person next to you. For this reason, I, most likely, will never go back
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Denny
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Food and service was excellent. Wine was very good. We've been here 3 times and have loved the food each time. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On our list to visit again
    New6211
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We used Restaurant Week in Charleston to try out several places that would be great venues for guests - Graze is on our list of places to take family and friends. The wait staff were a little less attentive than I expected but everything in the order was correct and delivered at the right temperature and in a way that kept everyone's meal moving on the same timeline. The food - both prix fix and from the menu - was over the top in quality of ingredients, flavor and presentation.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Super Loud
    PacMan
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Came here for our last night in Charleston, the food and service was great but since it has a very open layout and high industrial ceilings it was very loud. It was difficult to talk to my wife sitting next to me. But with that said the food was awesome to the point that even though it was restaurant week we opted to just order off the menu b/c it looked so good and we had to try the Mac. Definitely go here if you have friends with you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A disappointment. ....
    Trylfox
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We dined on Sunday for Restaurant week.... we were excited since they are opening a location in Summerville near us. We expected to much maybe.... The food arrived almost warm. We asked for one filet to be butterflied, it wasn't. The food was decent but would have been excellent had it arrived hot. When it came to desert they only offered two choices on the pre fixed menu which sounded nice but when we ordered the server came back and told us they only had one available.... Go figure it was Sunday night and they were slow. ...we were disappointed to say the least... was looking forward to having a new place to dine in Summerville. ...... It appears I'll be looking someplace else. ....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very surprising find!
    cookiemnstr82
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I came across Graze during restaurant week. You must try the pulled pork mac and cheese!!!!!!! Its a great spot for date night. Service was excellent. You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for date night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was outstanding. Nice adult atmosphere. We dined during restaurant week and the 3 for $30 menu had excellent choices. Salmon and blue cheese filet mignon were delish! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Luvhermuffins
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had a great meal and excellent service. The filet was delicious. Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.