Poogan's Porch Restaurant
Poogan's Porch Restaurant

Poogan's Porch Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.poogansporch.com/
  • Phone: 8435772337x
  • 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: Comfort Food, Southern
  • 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 8435772337x

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthern
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Poogan's Porch Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
481 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (269)fit for foodies (268)special occasion (242)romantic (204)great for outdoor dining (123)good for groups (103)great for lunch (77)notable wine list (72)great for brunch (66)hot spot (57)kid-friendly (42)scenic view (28)late-night find (16)vibrant bar scene (12)Show More
  • amazed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I can't say enough good things about our experience. Our reservation was ready upon arrival, the dining rooms were full but it seemed we had our own private table. Luis, the manager, was very attentive and the wait staff were knowledge and especially helpful because of my wife's gluten intolerance. As we were leaving, a couple asking about a table were told the wait was about an hour. I told them if they ordered the scallop dish it was worth waiting for. My wife turned and told them to order the salmon. It was a great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mom's Birthday Dinner :)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    My sister and I took my mom here for her birthday. Our server Aaron was attentive and accommodating. He provided great service with a charming personality. The meal was equally as amazing. I took Aaron's wine suggestion and was glad I did, as it was very good and exactly what I wanted. We started with the fried green tomatoes and she-crab soup- both great. For our entrees I had the duck, Sis had the scallops, and Mom had the crab and shrimp linguini. I enjoyed nibbles of their meals, but the duck was my favorite. After the meal Aaron brewed a fresh pot of coffee so that I could have a fresh cup with desert, which was a chocolate torte and pecan pie. The pecan pie was delicious- definitely our favorite of the two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This was my wife's and my second visit to Poogan's Porch and it was the same great experience we had last year! The food, atmosphere, and hospitality were perfect. My wife had the fried chicken and I had the shrimp and grits and the dinners were excellent! Highly recommend Poogan's Porch and will go again next visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gem in Charlestown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Very good menu, located in an old historical home. Attentive staff. The food was very well prepared, flavorful and attractive. Our server, Sara, very friendly, knowledgeable, and a gift. Would come to this restaurant again if in the Charlestown area . 10-19-14.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • you can go home again
    jimgaye
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I've been away from my hometown for many years, and returned to bare recognize my Alma Mater, MUSC. But Poogan's Porch maintained its reputation to me as a "must eat" place in Charleston. They had updated their menu, certainly, but maintained some of the reasons so many come to this restaurant for so many years. Poogan's has discovered a way to be current and yet maintain the excellence that built its reputation in the first place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Spot!
    shannastrickland
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was great, the pork chop was amazing and we were pleasantly surprised by the large portion. The biscuits were also awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    NMck
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    First time eating here-definitely not my last. We all had something different & everyone loved every bite. Special kudos to She Crab Soup
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dined once/see above
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    YOUR SURVEY COVERED EVERYTHING WE WOULD LIKE TO SAY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Alice
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    No complaints on anything. It was a wonderful night with fabulous food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Experience
    Mike
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We dined on the porch at Poogan's Porch and had a nice meal. Good southern meals with a twist. I would recommend it anytime you are in Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Skinnybiker
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Wonderful food, drinks and atmosphere. Request porch seating so that you can eat outside and people watch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we expected...
    HaasV
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This restaurant has outside dining in front, but only table's for 2. We were seated upstairs in a back room that seemed isolated. It was a little quiet, no music, sort of away from everything else, although we didn't get to look around so I'm not sure if there was another dining area elsewhere. I would think that having a reservation would mean a table in the best possible area. Our reservation was at 7:15. They were already out of both the duck and the ribs. Very disappointing since those are their known specialties. Our meal was very good, but nothing spectacular. Otherwise, service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Average food
    Jc22
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    In a town with amazing food we were so disappointed by our meal here. The menu is dated and unexciting. The food was lukewarm when served and very mediocre overall.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely experience
    Marabi21
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Poogan's Porch was one of several restaurants recommended to us on our first trip to Charleston and did not dissappoint. Sermon a small side street in a renovated older home with first and second floor porches, it is a lovely setting. The service was impeccable and the sea scallops over homemade ravioli was cooked to perfection. My husband had the fried chicken dish from which I had two bites, despite the fact that I don't eat fried chicken. Delicious meal! Lovely evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable, quaint atmosphere
    Junemac
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Our 1st visit to Poogan's Porch!! It did not disappoint - amazing fried chicken, loved the appetizer - yummy fried pimento cheese & it was a great way to spend the evening!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mini Vacation
    SouthwesternVacationerVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    While busy for a Monday night, the restaurant kept the reservation time. Tables are set sufficiently apart that you can carry on a conversation without having to raise your voice. Service was very good. Sizeable portion of Fried Green Tomatoes as an appetizer with roasted catfish as my entrée. Meal was delicious.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Charleston!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I consider myself a foodie, I have many favorite restaurants but after dining at Poogan's Porch it is my new favorite! I will go back to Charleston if only to have dinner there again! AMAZING scallops! My mom had the chicken and it was also amazing. And the desert was wonderful! The waitress was very accommodating and friendly. Really really love and recommend Poogan's Porch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food!
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Outdoor dining was perfect! Food was really good! Best pork chop and mac and cheese ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little awkward
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My girlfriend and I came here while on a weekend trip to Charleston and would say that despite this being the most expensive meal of the trip, it was probably our least favorite of the weekend. Aside from the cheese fritters, we were not excited by any of the food we got and left feeling heavy. The ambiance was not that great either -- we were asked to wait near the bar until our table opened but that part of the restaurant reeked of some awful dying smell that we were eager to get away from. I get that they were probably trying to maintain the historical feel of the place, but the seats and table were too big and not comfortable. Between that and the food, we were disappointed by what was supposed to be the highlight meal of our trip.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • beyond expectations!
    hw609
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The best food experience in Charleston. The service was excellent and the food exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Adequate patio space
    RVAFineFoods
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Close to sidewalk, street, unfortunate scaffolding on Mills House opposite narrows and scars the outdoor spaces. The lore is wonderful and walking your guides stopping to explain it compete with the dining experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfectly different
    DJinCharleston
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our dinner at Poogan's Porch was great in all ways. The location, off King Street, made for a quiet, quaint experience. The tables being served on the porch and patio looked inviting and relaxed. We were seated in the front room in the neat old house. There were only five tables in the room so it was quiet and intimate. Our server was friendly, informative and attentive. The food, from the appetizer of the pimento cheese fritters to the entrée of scallops and shrimp were wonderful. The dessert menu was fine, we were too full to indulge. Great place, great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • moxierose
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had a wonderful meal, lovely service & a kind complimentary champagne toast for our 30th Anniversary. We had the best & only alligator salad of our lives, terrific She Crab Soup with two fabulous fish entrees. It was one of our favorite meals during our visit..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great night spent at Poogans, we were lucky to sit on the upstairs porch and had delicious food and drinks for a very reasonable price considering what we had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food
    Sphillips
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We have eaten here twice the food was fantastic both times. The waiters are friendly and check on you often to ensure you do not need anything. The house is old and adds to the experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kenabe
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Had a great meal at Poogan's Porch. I had the pan-seared scallops over pimento cheese filled ravioli and creamed sweet corn. Scallops were absolutely delicious - large, sweet, and cooked perfectly. Ravioli and creamed corn ware great complements. My wife had the "ribs and mac" dish. She reports that the ribs literally fell of the bone and the gouda cheese macaroni was superb. Aaron was an outstanding server - attentive and helpful but unobtrusive. Very highly recommended dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Poogan's was recommended by a friend. We were disappointed in the food quality for the price. As expensive as the meal was it should have been better. The service was OK. With all the other restaurant choices in town we will go somewhere else.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food
    rosie
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The salmon dish I had was excellent. I would certainly go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good old Poogans
    rick
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Not the best in Charleston, but still a good meal at a reasonable price and has been that way for many years.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Southern Gem
    Jmontel99VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    First let me say the staff including the Bar Tender were extremely knowledgable about the new menu. I got the fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy yum!!! My wife got crab bruschetta and salad, others had the grits and seafood. Everything we had was excellent !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good to v good but not great
    Adela
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We were a little disappointed with Poogans porch. The meal was good but not noteworthy. Maybe because they had just changed over to their Fall menu and we tried some of the new items. The Seafood and grit cake was bland, not enough flavor to the grits, not enough sauce. The beef filet was excellent but the vegetables that came with it were a bit over the hill. Sitting on the veranda upstairs was lovely and our waitress was wonderful. I think the food is overrated compared to other establishments in Charleston.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good spot
    NYCJulie
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I loved the history of the building and the ambience of the house that the restaurant is housed in The food was good as well. I'd go back just because the building is so cool!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food...Service not Excellent
    Chucktownvisitor
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Several Rooms for dining. "echoy" Waitress wore jeans and restaurant had table cloths and cloth napkins. Odd combo. Food was a bit delayed between courses, but was very good...I had salmon, husband had pork chop. Tasted his...pork chop was overcooked for my liking (dry). Salmon was very good. Cooked perfectly. It is a quaint home with an historical story that is interesting and the food was not disappointing, but service was not any better than most chain restaurants and certainly not to the level of the menu pricing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return Visit
    Bill
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My wife and I enjoy this restaurant that we visit whenever in Charleston, SC. The ambiance of the area, selections on the menu, service and overall experience continues to brings us back. It is always relaxing so we just sit back and enjoy the time we get to visit at one of our favorite restaurants in the Charleston area. Already have plans for next year to return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Great Food...Great Service. Blue Cheese Dumplings were AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We all enjoyed our meal. Server was very attentive and friendly. A very nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK but not great
    TheShimVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We had a nice, if unmemorable, experience. We called to say we were running a few minutes late for our reservation and were told we had better hurry since they could not accommodate us later. Arrived 20 minutes late and were seated in th upstairs room that was (and remained) half empty. What's that about? Food was okay with the Mac and cheese being the highlight. Fried oyster salad was over seasoned, with wilted greens and less than crispy oysters. Service was attentive and informative. Charleston offers many better options
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 7 friends have time of their life
    newyearbaby
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    If others complain about the noise level it's because of us. We had a large table in a beautiful upstairs room. Our server was lovely and the food was exceptional. Each of us agreed it was the best meal of our trip. The wedge salad is made with Boston lettuce not tasteless Iceberg.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pooghan's Porch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Exceptional service with attention to detail to enhance our dining and celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dnining @ Poogan's Porch...
    CaptainDave
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    is a wonderful escape from the ritual of the normal southern seafood house eatery. Your meal is prepared by a Chef. The service is spectacular. Even the charm of your surroundings as you dine ,all just add to the special way this neighborhood gem can serve you. If you are used to the Calabash style buffet, that will have anything from spaghetti to green beans on it, and have to wait for an hour to be seated, then take a moment this fall to actually dine. The way you would on a cruise ship.Be seated promptly, care for, and waited on, and most of all enjoy the delicacies the Chef has prepared from what is local and fresh. We enjoyed!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.