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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
  • " Poogan's Porch is truly an amazing restaurant. The atmosphere is what Charleston is known for. The food was top notch as well as the courteous staff. I was amazed when the server explained in detail how our food was prepared. He went the "extra mile" to learn from the chef's to describe each of their different dishes. Great job to the entire staff."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Although I didn't expect the restaurant to be in an old historic home, the ambiance was nice. The side dishes with the entree (ravioli pasta with pimento cheese and crab cake style hash crowns were delicious ). The biscuits were also wonderful, but a special butter with them would have added to their flavor (perhaps a honey butter). I liked the wine list but would have like more specialty drink options. People with health issues may need to be mindful of the stairs (leading up to the porch and inside the restaurant). Overall we enjoyed the ambiance, the service was excellent and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We have been visiting this great city for several years and have yet to visit Poogan's Porch. I'm so glad we did this year. It was an amazing experience. Quaintly Charelston with great food. The biscuits were off the hook and the pimento cheese fritters were divine. Dessert was great as well. It will be an annual tradition to eat here, year after year!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Loved the ambiance of this renovated old house. Each room was different and I felt we got the most intimate dining room on the first floor at the front. Lots of interesting old pictures of Charleston in an earlier era. Food was very good and the presentation was very nice. My she-crab soup was the best we have ever tasted. A bit on the pricey side but worth it."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Food was average to good. This was the second time for us. The front porch was a nice place to eat with a small group. Upstairs was too noisy to have a relaxed conversation. Prices are reasonable but no salad. It isn't expensive to provide a simple garden salad."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our experience was a great one! Went with a group of girl friends and we were treated wonderfully. Great food, great friends, great overall experience. Michael was our server and did a fantastic job. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "It was the BEST meal we had in Charleston, the only one we will actually remember and talk about for years to come! It was affordable, delicious, and lovely in presentation. Our waitress was a sweetheart! The hostess was the only rather unfriendly person we met in Charleston (we asked to change our table due to the cold air conditioning blowing on us as soon as we sat down--she wasn't happy with the request). We actually were moved to a better table by a window."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We had a lovely evening ! Friends had recommended this quaint restaurant to us 1 year ago when we relocated. So sorry we waited so long. All around us diners shared their pleasure with the food and our wonderfully animated waitress. We will surely return."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Poogans Porch is quite the treat. I ordered the shrimp and grits which was amazing and the best I've had compared to shrimp and grits entrees at other restaurants that I've been to. Other noteable dishes that I would like to try next time is the "Plantation Fried Chicken" (it was actually stuffed with collards). The "Cast Iron Pork Chop" looked amazing as well. I've never seen a pork chop so big. I did go for dinner. Next time I would like to try brunch I'm sure it will not disappoint..."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Food was just ok. Had the fried chicken too much breaking and very little spices."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Choose this restaurant because of its catchy name but was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and the quaintness of the locale. Sweet little Charleston restaurant !"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "My husband and I visited Poogan's Porch last Saturday and the food was amazing! I had the buttermilk fried chicken and he had the red snapper. That's all he's talked about ever since!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Visiting from out of town, Saturday night dinner with my wife and 2 daughters. The hardest part was deciding what to order, everything on the menu sounded so good. We all agreed it was one of the best restaurant meals we had ever had. Our server was very friendly and helpful, and the service overall was top notch. When in Charleston, Poogan's Porch is not to be missed."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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
  • "Last minute decision not to cook dinner resulted in my wife & I visiting one of our favorite Charleston Restaurants. Never a disappointment. The food & service is always Outstanding. The Staff is always welcoming & warm. Thank you Poogan's for a terrific evening."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The four of us had an awesome evening. The food was fabulous, the service was super and the atmosphere was delightful. We all loved Charleston and Poogan's Porch! It deserves 4.5 stars."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • " 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
  • "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
  • "Could sum it up as: divine, delicious, delectable, delightful Were not bothered by any ghosts either!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Celebrated the first night of our honeymoon at poogans porch. Loved it from start to finish. Can't say enough good things, try it for sure when you visit charleston!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "Awesome food and great service! Nate was our waiter great sense of humor!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Very attentive wait staff and our food was wonderful. The place is housed in a charming old house."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Only complaint is that they weren't very accomidating to my sister, who is vegan."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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
  • "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