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Poogan's Porch Restaurant
Poogan's Porch Restaurant

Poogan's Porch Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.poogansporch.com
  • Phone: (843) 577-2337
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch:Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30-2:30 Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Doyle
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, 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, Wine
  • Catering: Please call or email with any questions. Poogan's would be honored to cater your next special event. Call 843-577-2337 or email events@pooganswporch.com

  • Private Party Facilities: Poogan's Porch offers several private dining rooms newly renovated to suit your distinct style. From wedding rehearsal dinners to farewell brunches, to holiday parties and business meetings, we are able to accommodate groups of 10-110. Personal time with our party planner and you will be set for your next event in no time. We would be honored to host you next special event. Hope to hear from you soon with any of your questions or concerns.
  • Private Party Contact: Beth Walton (843) 577-2337

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Meeting & King
  • Parking: No
A word from Poogan's Porch Restaurant
Tucked away on a charming downtown street, Poogan's Porch is one of Charleston’s oldest & most reputable culinary establishments, serving upscale Lowcountry cuisine daily. Since opening in 1976, Poogan’s has been a favorite of well-known celebrities, politicians, tourists & locals alike who rave about this Southern institution. Recognized by Martha Stewart Living, Wine Spectator & the Travel Channel, this beautifully restored Victorian house is the perfect southern locale for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Whether it’s a warm homemade buttermilk biscuit & sausage gravy for brunch, a bowl of she-crab soup for lunch, or our signature buttermilk fried chicken for dinner, your meal at Poogan’s will be unforgettable. Open year-round, Poogan’s Porch serves dinner seven days a week, & brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Both indoor & outdoor seating is offered, & a variety of rooms are available for special events throughout the year. Reservations are recommended.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This place was fantastic. I got the mac n cheese and my sister got the pork chop. This place is vegetarian friendly and all around amazing."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • " We were seated at a nice table by the window and everyone we came in contact with was friendly and helpful. There is a large, varied selection of entrees and we all enjoyed our meals. It is a beautiful old house and someplace very "Charleston" to take folks from out of town."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "My family loved the atmosphere and food om this restaurant! It's fun eating in an old house named after a dog (R.I.P. Statue in thr front yard)?? The food was awesome; I had the melt-in-your mouth scallops, while others had the fresh Carolina shrimp and the tasty Shrimp and Grits. We were too full for dessert. Our family loved it!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Great food and atmosphere. Very charming venue in historical district. So many great options to choose from. Sarah, our server did a great job helping us decide and we were not disappointed. Also, loved the history behind the building. So many great restaurants to choose from but we are glad we chose this one."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We went here for my birthday on a Sunday evening. It was very crowded but we came early and only had to wait a few minutes to get seated. The servers were very friendly and personable. I could tell they sincerely wanted to make the guest feel comfortable and have a good time. My husband is not the adventurous type when it comes to food while I am. I found that we both found delicious food that we enjoyed. My husband got the Plantation Chicken which he licked the plate clean. The Fried Oyster Salad is the best one I have had in Charleston yet. The food is upscale without being too pretentious. Great Southern comfort food!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My wife and I went here for a date night and were not disappointed. The food was excellent. I had the grilled pork chops with brussel sprouts and sweet potato gnocchi. My wife had the prime rib with asparagus and blue cheese sauce. Both meals were great and the meat portions were larger than we anticipated. The wedge salad was very tasty and a relatively large. Overall, the portions were large than I expected for a upscale restaurant."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My wife and I were a little disappointed. We were just not impressed with the food. The she crab soup and biscuits were good. the rest of the meal was just ok."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was a great dining experience. We reserved a table on the 2nd floor balcony and had a great breeze and view throughout dinner. The food was amazing and the portions were good. Great wine list too if that's your thing. We would definately eat here again!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I dined here as a slightly less expensive option to Husk (although we stopped by Husk beforehand for a drink and will be making reservations for our next trip to Charleston). My boyfriend, who is more critical about food than I am, and I thoroughly enjoyed all of the dishes we ordered. Our waiter was very knowledgable and helpful when we couldn't decided between the fried chicken and the ahi tuna. We ended up with the mac and cheese, she-crab soup, the snapper dish, and the ahi tuna dish, all of which were excellent."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It was my daughter and I's first time visiting Charleston, so we had no idea what restaurants were good. We overheard an elderly couple raving about Poogan's, so we decided to go. We absolutely LOVED the food! We didn't find out until afterward that Poogan's is haunted, but even now that we know, we would go back anyway!! My daughter had sweet tea glazed salmon with mint risotto and asparagus. She gets salmon at a lot of places and confessed that Poogan's was way better than Red Lobster's (and Hyman's!). I had calabash shrimp which was out of this world! The biscuits were nice and fluffy, and the fried green tomatoes were exceptional as well. We never order dessert, but we did here, and the peanut butter pie is to die for!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We were at first attracted by the lovely old restored house in historic downtown Charleston. Inside was cozy with a traditional southern ambience in keeping with the locale.The staff was very friendly but not overtly fawning. There was a nice representation of local fare (local seafood, low country cuisine) at the going rates one expects in a tourist area. Overall it was a very pleasant experience, and I'd recommend it for anyone who enjoys great local cuisine with traditional Charleston ambience."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This was our first time at Poogan's Porch. The service, food, and overall atmosphere was completely wonderful. Roxanne, our server was so knowledgable of the menu and answered all questions we had. We ordered crab cakes and tried alligator for the first time as an appetizer. Both were so fresh and delicious! The crab was the best I've ever tasted. For entrees we had buttermilk fries chicken and the duck. Both were freshly cooked and delicious as well. They also had refreshing cocktails. We will definently be back to Poogan's!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Unfortunately Poogan's is living off the past and its scores are averaged based on previous diner scores inflating the overall rating. The restaurant staff was either not there or interrupting conversations......server staff bringing first courses to the table with "Ta Da" in your ear while your date is talking isn't needed. The special salad was tasty but a disappointment at a high price and serving size of four bites. The entrees were over complicated with too many flavors for the shrimp and grits and burying the poor small shrimp and grits with a thick paste for a sauce. Three scallops the size of a quarter were seared well but again the establishment must have been saving portions for the massive crowds that never showed"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We were looking for a great Charleston find that would give my in-laws a taste and sense of the many wonders of our local dining experience. Poogan's Porch was perfect, an easy treat for us, many menu choices so no one would go wrong, and an atmosphere they can't get anywhere else. This is a must add to the list for when people come to town and you want something nice but not too fancy, with great food and a fun environment!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We wanted to have some southern cooking and picked Poogans. The fried chicken was a thick concrete battered chicken and overly salted, the scallops were tasty but again someone must of dumped a bucket of salt in the dish. It was the same for the ribs and the grouper."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Wonderful atmosphere with impeccable service. A gem hidden along Queen's Street."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Poogan's Porch at the recommendation of some locals. We had never been to Charleston before, and if our meal at Poogan's was any indication of the quality of food and service in the area, we knew we were in for a spectacular weekend. All of the ingredients in each meal are brought in locally and each meal was outstanding! Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and wine and made our dinner that much more enjoyable. If we ever make it back to Charleston, we will definitely go back! Oh, and you must get a reservation, especially on a weekend night!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Make reservations early. Popular spot. Walkable from most hotels in historic area. Creative menu with southern staples. Gluten free accommodating. Service was good. Not super personable, but not bad. Average portion sizes."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My wife and I recently celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary in Charleston. Having lived in Charleston for ten years, I was familiar with all the fine dining options. We decided to go with a 'low-key' evening and dined at Poogan's. I have no regrets. Being a bourbon fan, we started with a few drinks at Husk and then moved to Poogan's for our meal. The service was exceptional and the food was fantastic. Thanks for a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Our server was informed, friendly and attentive. The food was beyond our expectations. Not overly expensive by Charleston standards, the fried chicken and scallops were outstanding. The pecan pie was truly memorable. Would return in a heartbeat!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This quaint restaurant was just a few doors down from the hotel we stayed at. Although very little from the front entrance, it was surprisingly roomy inside. We enjoyed a great dinner, especially the shrimp and grits. Our only complaint was that we were sitting directly under the air conditioner and were very cold. The service was friendly and attentive and we enjoyed a great time. We would definitely come back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Awesome food and great service! Nate was our waiter great sense of humor!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "There are so many positives. Service was excellent. Wine was excellent. Food was excellent. But the restaurant needs an update. There are so many charming restaurants in Charleston. The dining room here doesn't compete, ambience wise."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Very attentive wait staff and our food was wonderful. The place is housed in a charming old house."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We had a group of 8 adults and everyone really enjoyed our experience at Poogan's Porch and would recommend it to anyone. My family had been there once before and this trip did not disappoint either! Good food, great service, and enjoyable setting in Charleston. Enjoy!!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Poogan's Porch is definitely a place to go and enjoy a nice dinner. The dining rooms are cozy, the service is very friendly and attentive, the food is undeniably excellent. A must do in Charleston."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Charelston and to Poogan's. This restaurant has yet to disappoint! I love the atmosphere and the food is always a treat."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Wonderful dinner, wonderful service, wonderful place. Would definitely recommend to anyone vising Charleston."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Poogan's was a very nice, comfortable Southeren dining experience with excellent food and drink. Our cozy table was in a small room...one of many in this old house...that was pleasantly comfortable. Great start with suburb cocktails. Fried pimento cheese balls were a nice appetizer shared by two of us. Waitstaff was attentive and knowledgeable. I asked for the "must have" Low Country dish for a Norherner and was rewarded with excellent shrimp and grits. Pasta dish my wife had proved equally good. Bottom line...a very comfortable dining experience with outstanding food."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We are from Baltimore, and want to visit Charleston again just to eat here again! The food was absolutely amazing. We loved everything about this restaurant. The chef, Dan Doyle, is one of the best! Thank you for preparing such incredible food!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Only complaint is that they weren't very accomidating to my sister, who is vegan."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "short ribs sauce was really watery but other than this, the food was good, service was attentive and the ambience was great. This place is basically a house and it's got a different appeal that's great for a date night."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was a great place to eat. The service was outstanding and the food was very very good. I would recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This is such a quaint and delicious spot to eat. Love the menu, the service is always fabulous, and I have yet to have a poor experience."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Stuck in town overnight because of flight cancellation. Airport valet sent me to Poogans without hesitation. Great CHS experience. Amazing from cocktails to dessert. Their crispy snapper was perfection. Peanut butter pie....a MUST have."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Presentation was over the top. The drinks were bold and delightful. I would recommend to anyone looking for a special dining experience."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I was so looking forward to dining at what I thought a quaint and romantic restaurant. This could not be further from the truth as my husband and I were seated upstairs in a large upstairs nondescript room somewhere smack in the middle of 3 or 4 very rowdy bachelorette parties. We had drinks and appetizers and promptly left. Another couple left after only drinks. If you want a romantic and quiet meal, best to choose someplace else. What we did eat and drink was fine but unfortunately we were not able to enjoy. We mentioned our issue to the waiter but he laughed it off and said it was wedding season."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This restaurant epitomizes the term southern fine dining. We felt at home and comfortable from the time we entered until we left. Three of the people at our table ordered the same dinner and one was different. There was no need for doggie bags because everyone at the table completely finished their dinner. This was not because the dinner was small but because once one starts eating, it is almost impossible to put the utensils down. The wine suggested for dinner complemented the food and not over power it. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu, how each dish is prepared and the wine to complement the food."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary, our waitress Sara was perfect! We started with she crab soup and wonder why it was not voted best in Charlston! It would be hard to pick which was best since we had eaten the night before and had the voted best she crab soup. My husbands shrimp and grits was wonderful and my seared scallops amazing! The hazelnut ice cream sandwich left us wanting more! As we were leaving a boxer and a Great Dane pup napped on the the front porch at their masters feet. Sara went above and beyond by taking a frame able picture to save the romance! A very special place for us!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The city of Charleston is known for its low country cuisine, and Poogan's Porch offers some of the best! Located in a beautiful old Victorian home in the historic district, Poogan's Porch is a real treasure. We sat in a front room by a window and observed many ghost tours that stopped in front of the restaurant to possibly catch a glimpse of "Zoe", one of Charleston's famous ghosts that resides at Poogan's Porch. We loved the ambience that created! The food is some of the best there is in Charleston! You MUST try the pimento cheese fritters and the crab cakes. The wine list is extensive, the service fantastic, and the various entrees we had (salmon, shrimp, combo seafood platter) were all EXCELLENT! Wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014