Old Village Post House
Old Village Post House

Old Village Post House

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.oldvillageposthouse.com/
  • Phone: (843) 388-8935
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Nightly from 5:30pm
    Brunch: Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm
    Happy Hour: Monday – Friday 5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Low Country, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Frank Lee
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Tucked into Mt. Pleasant's historic Old Village, the Old Village Post House lends true Lowcountry charm and warm hospitality to events of all styles in all seasons.
  • Private Party Contact: Katie Hajjar 8886413193

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Venning
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Neighborhood street parking is available.
A word from Old Village Post House
The Old Village Post House is a neighborhood tavern and inn nestled in Mount Pleasant’s historic Old Village. In feel and décor, it’s as comfortable as your best friend’s home – from the original worn pine floors to our lively tavern. We delight in the quality of our producers and devote ourselves to skillful preparation that brings joy to both maker and guest. We believe the tastiest fare is even better with noteworthy wines and cocktails. And, we believe in only the warmest hospitality, whether you're joining us for an event, a cocktail, brunch, dinner or an overnight stay.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLow Country
Old Village Post House reviews from OpenTable diners
198 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (162)special occasion (115)fit for foodies (115)romantic (89)great for outdoor dining (54)great for brunch (52)good for groups (32)notable wine list (26)great for lunch (16)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (12)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (4)scenic view (4)Show More
  • terrific spot
    pickyChasLocal
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Service and food are always top notch in our experiences here. Enjoyed eating in the bar area where it's always vibrant. We each got the specials, salmon and ny strip, both delicious and our bottle of house wine, red blend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Village Post House: Modern Gem Historic Guise
    DeadNettle
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    12 minutes from Downtown Charleston (Chef de Cuisine Forrest Parker will tell you eight), across the Cooper River Bridge, gets you to Old Village in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. It's a small village with a few storefronts in sight of the river, anchored by the Old Post House where Chef Parker has a lot of cutting edge cuisine and local growers' supplied fare going on. He is intensely, knowledgeably immersed in the local farm and fishery purveyor settings, and it shows in the delicious offerings, with a daily carte in addition to the main menu. We had the roasted cauliflower soup from the seasonal, daily carte, subtle, complex and superb; the beef carpaccio was a knockout with shallots, tangy arugula, a vibrant herb aioli, and black truffle vinaigrette; the sumptuous cast iron breast of duck with miso apple chutney was tender, gamey, wonderful; and the market swordfish, moist interior on a bed of fennel salad, subtle citron vinaigrette bordered by a butternut squash puree was delicate and balanced. The apple crostata was icing on the cake. A 2011 Willamette pinot noir brought all together. As noted in reviews above, service was warm, friendly, and attentive; all in handsome, rustic digs; the adjoining tavern and small bar, where you can order from the same menu, was hopping. Find your way here across the Cooper; you'll be memorably glad you did!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A true gem!
    cjbeal
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    This turned out to be the perfect place for our anniversary dinner while we were vacationing in Mt Pleasant. Everything was perfect. The food was delicious and well presented. The room was quiet. The recommended wine pairing for each entree was excellent. Service was absolutely top notch. We loved that this restaurant, while rather upscale, had a "neighborhood" feel. And the neighborhood is lovely! We highly recommend it as a place to discover and get back to!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HHIBobVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We shared the frog-more stew and were impressed. Then we each ordered the duck and were bowled over; stupendous! A sure-fire keeper.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Evening!
    Linda
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We live out of town and wanted somewhere quiet to visit with my cousins. This was the perfect place! Not only was the food awesome, but John, our server was very attentive and did a good job meeting our every need.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Biscuits Ever!
    TravelingChef1
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    My Husband is Chef at 5 Star/5 Diamond Resort on Sea Island GA so we wanted to enjoy a special brunch on our last day in Chas. We love High Cotton and SNOBS and Village Post House was just a treat. Frank Lee is an old friend and colleague and he never let's you down when it comes to creative and tasty dishes. Looking forward to our next visit and hope to stay at Village Post House.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Nice Experience!
    ADL2013VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We went to brunch on Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Old Village Post House. The food, service and ambiance were all just wonderful! It is always a reliable place for good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pure Quality
    quality
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food and service is first rate. I prefer eating here then any restaurant in Charleston. You always know you and your quests are going to have the best service and quality food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic 8th Anniversary!
    Sandy
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed our 8th wedding anniversary at Post House. We have made it a tradition and it never disappoints. They always take the time to read special requests on our reservation and it really personalizes the experience and makes it very special. My husband set up the table earlier in the day and I was surprised with a lovely decorated table. We were greeted by name and with a champagne toast. Beth was a stellar server--her recommendations were spot on. She was even training a new server and it was not distracting at all. They were both professional and pleasant. We were enjoying our first night out since having a baby in July, and everyone seemed to be going out of their way to ensure that we had a romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fine Dining Gem
    genrmac
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The Old Village Post House never ceases to please the palate!! And our server made our experience extra special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just Awesome!
    seniormom2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    If you're ready to be pampered, enjoy the most delicious food you've ever eaten and enjoy the ambiance, then the Old Village Post House is for you. From the time you get seated to the time you leave, you're treated with such delicate attention. Then the food comes and you really truly think you're in heaven. The steak and the seafood was cooked perfectly. The squash and apple soup was to die for. The dessert was the most delicious ever. My daughter even commented that this is her first ever that has felt no quilt after eating this dessert!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Atmosphere first
    Raymond
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The restaurant exudes character and atmosphere coupled with attentive and friendly service. You feel at home in this old town inn. The food seems to have lost some of its charm however. The flounder was overwhelmed by the heavy crust and accompanying sides. Salmon was nicely done but cauliflower scorched. Too bad. We'll wait awhile, try again in a few months; maybe it was a bad night or there will be adjustments.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luv2cook
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Good food, great service and cozy atmosphere in historic old building
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    cwhautt
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We have been to the Post House a number of times and this was the terrible. We took guests in from out of town expecting the usual great experience and the food was awful. My caesar salad was bitter and not good and the other dishes lacked anything to be excited about. Overall the ambiance was fine but all of us felt our meals were way below what they could have and should have been. I will think long and hard before returning. Very disappointed!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Apps!
    Ingo
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Had three outstanding appitizers and salad. Mom's crab cakes were very meaty, but over done. Neat place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off the beaten path, worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We went there on a recommendation from a friend who suggested we try it while we were visiting Charleston. Its off the beaten path in Mt Pleasant, SC in a lovely old building. It was a slow Sunday night but the kitchen and wait staff were just the right amount of attentive. From the bread to the dessert we had a most delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memories
    Lisa13
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My husband and I dined last weekend and it brought back memories of our first time visit to the Old Village Post House. We had a drink at the bar first - great bartender and my Mojito was delicious. Dinner was awesome- the flounder dish which was amazing! We have never had a bad experience - it's a must try restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Dined at Post House during a girls' trip to Charleston. Charming old house in a quaint neighborhood. I wish we had arrived during daylight hours to truly enjoy the neighborhood and atmosphere. The food was delicious and our server was great. She was friendly, personable and provided excellent service. The noise level was such that we could chat among ourselves and actually hear one another, which has become unusual these days. Loud dining has become a pet peeve of mine. Our group had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary celebration
    writergirl
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Best she-crab soup ever. Very romantic setting and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • loved our visit
    joeydata
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I took my colleagues for a celebratory meal and the experience was exceptional! The ambience was very pleasant and traditional lowcountry with dashes of modern. The food was all well prepared, aesthetically pleasing, and flavorful. Exceptional experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful ambiance
    MandDfoodiepicks
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We had a very nice meal but especially loved the ambiance and the neighborhood. Food was very good. We both ate items off the daily special menu and had a bottle of the featured wine which was great. Service was great but a bit more in-your-face than we like. We had to listen to the sales pitch for their frequent-flyer program which was a bit annoying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sarah
    Sarah
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    A friend and I had a lovely evening here. The salads and entrees were excellent. This is the second time I have eaten here, both times the desserts were disappointing. They just weren't special. And I expect special here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Great
    2dox
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The Post House has several venues for fine dining in one establishment: the bar, outside on their garden patio, upstairs and downstairs in the main dining area. We have have had the pleasure of trying them all and each was wonderful, though different in ambiance. If you come early for "Happy Hour", you can order from the bar menu and get special deals on house wines. The bar is a little more lively and not as quiet as the downstairs main dining area. For some reason the upstairs dining area is a little louder than downstairs, but not to the point of being objectionable. If you are lucky to have one of the many nice weather days, the garden patio can't be beat for ambiance. We've never had a bad meal there and will keep returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Away from the Chaos
    Kristin
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    As a resident of Mt Pleasant, there are moments you want to venture out for a nice evening and good food, but don't want to make the trek all the way downtown. Old Village Post House is an excellent option for just such a time. There were plenty of options on the menu to make decisions difficult, and we were quite pleased with everything we had. The service was great, we really felt comfortable and welcome. We will definitely return again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Warm gathering place
    doIhavetoVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Six of us enjoyed catching up over delicious food - three enjoyed the flounder. One was happy to get the local swordfish. Old Village Post House is a charming spot to enjoy good company and good food in a traditional "inn -like" atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yelling Chefs!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The restaurant space is too tight, a few tables sitting with other dinners. The open space to the kitchen where all servers congregate only adds to the poor ambiance. But the chefs who felt all of dinners wanted to know the status of every cooking detail really ruined the night. From loudly announcing "5 flounders...to where's the feta on twelve...right here chef" all was way more than any of us cared to hear. If the chefs really feel the need to shout out every action, then the restaurant needs to install sound proof glass so the dinners can hold a conversation and enjoy their meals. Lastly the special Seafood Prilou was a huge disappointment. Small quantity of seafood, slimy okra, no taste even though advertised as creole.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not all fine dining is Downtown
    Russ
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This restaurant meets, or beats, many of the downtown Charleston restaurants when it comes to cuisine, service, and ambiance. Met another couple here to celebrate our 10th anniversaries, and we are once again wow'd by the quality and presentation of the meals we enjoyed. The champagne flowed as did the laughter. From the appetizers to dessert, the service, the food, and the setting were just perfect! We will definitely enjoy more meals here, and this is high on our list for any sort of special occasion!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience!
    HarborEntrepreneur
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Our favorite Sunday brunch destination! I've never had French toast so good, and the chefs always have exceptional specials. Service is relaxed, yet attentive. Wine list is thoughtful and cocktails are creative . Simply put, the Old Village Post House is a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Who knew? Close to Charleston
    CFR123
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Was curious about this Old Village area of Mt Pleasant, SC. Delighted that we were able to get a reservation this past weekend. A charming eatery in a lovely area. Delicious meal!! Definitely recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great night out
    STEWART
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The evening was lovely for the three of us. We sat in a corner table and the noise level was very low, we had no problems hearing each other. I enjoyed the tomato soup while my wife and a friend shared the mussels appetizer (which was large enough for a main course). They both had a different fish dish for their main course and each one thought their meal was great. I had the flat iron steak and it was excellent. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The wine list is more than adequate to complement all of the menu items. Our servers were attentive to our needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot
    Jack
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We come to the area every year and always come to the Village Post
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining
    iluv2eat
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We were greatly impressed with the overall experience. Service was very impressive and attentive. Food well prepared and presented. Loved the atmosphere and would want to eat outside(unfortunately it was drizzling on our night) as it is quite attractive. When I return to Charleston, I will definitely visit the Old Village Post house again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Favorite
    BonappetitVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The Old Village Post House never disappoints. We love the food, atmosphere and the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    lovetodineVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a magnificent meal, cocktails and wine. Our server, Ann Marie, was outstanding and attentive! The bar area on a Friday evening can become very busy and unfortunately the table next to us was talking so loudly my husband I couldn't carry on a conversation. But we love the Old Village Post House and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    CSHnCHSVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We go to this restaurant frequently and it is always good. Even when they have a capacity crowd, we never feel rushed. One of my favorites in the Charleston area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great food and service in a lovely atmosphere. Surprisingly has more seating than it appears, as there are various dining rooms which helps keep background noise down and a more intimate feeling environment. Service here is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful Dinner
    lovegoodservice
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had reservations for 4 and called the day before to ask about adding another couple. They happily accommodated our request and we had a most delightful dinner! The table was ready when we arrived, the service was great and the meal was delicious! I had the pork tenderloin and everyone else had the shrimp and grits. It was all amazing. Wine list is great too. I highly recommend Old Village Post House for locals and visitors.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding as always
    mjack2460
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great service, ambiance and food! Post House always provides an outstanding dinning experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Do go to Old Village Post House
    LadyDi
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    It's tucked away in the Old Village of Mt. Pleasant and definitely worth a trip from downtown Charleston (actually only 15-20 minutes from downtown). It's cozy with a lovely dining room, pretty patio and, my favorite place, the Tavern. Always good food and superb service. I like that you can select from a bar menu, from a main dining room menu and nice occasional, seasonal specials. The burger is definitely one to enjoy! The bartender makes a terrific Manhattan. And did I mention, it also is an Inn with 4-6 rooms (can't quite remember the exact number) that can be used for families, reunions and even bridle parties.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • restaurant week
    beach777
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We have just recently moved to Mt. Pleasant and were able to enjoy a wonderful dinner at Old Village Post House during restaurant week. Having the opportunity to experience such a delicious dinner during restaurant week enabled us a wonderful experience. We will definitely return to this fine establishment. Not only was the food delicious, so too was the ambience and the wait staff. thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate