Red Drum Restaurant and Bar
Red Drum Restaurant and Bar

Red Drum Restaurant and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.reddrumrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8438490313x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Bar Opens 4:00 pm serving Bar Menu and Drinks
    Happy Hour is 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Bar Only Monday Through Friday
    Dinner is served 7 days a week 5:30pm until 10:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday Brunch 10:30am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ben Berryhill
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Red Drum Catering and Event Planning
    Contact Tammy Hashey, Catering Director (843)849-0313
  • Private Party Facilities: Please refer to Banquet Facilities Information
  • Private Party Contact: Marianna Berryhill (843)849-0313x
  • Entertainment: Live Music Wednesday and Thursday Nights
    Call Red Drum for Music Schedule

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pherigo
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking, Self Parking available on Pherigo Street and in Subway Lot across from restaurant
A word from Red Drum Restaurant and Bar
Prime Meats and Seafood.
Voted "Best Restaurant Mount Pleasant" City Paper 2009 and "Top Dining Charleston" Post & Courier 2008.
As featured in the New York Times, Red Drum deftly infuses Low Country traditions with the robust flavors of Texas and the Southwest. Presided over by Texas native Chef/ Owner Ben Berryhill Red Drum Restaurant and Bar has become Charleston’s hot spot for food and drink. Signature dishes include Pan-Roasted Carolina Grouper, Wood Grilled NY Strip Steak, Double Cut Pork Chop and BBQ Spiced Shrimp. The Red Drum proudly features 17 beers on tap, 16 wines by the glass as well as an extensive Cellar Wine List. Live Music every Wednesday night packs the bar with a lively crowd. Recognized as the best brunch in the area Red Drum's Texas Sunday Brunch features Huevos Rancheros and Wood-Grilled Quail with Skillet Chile Cheese Grits as well as Red Voodoo Bloody Marys and Mimosa Drink Specials.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Red Drum Restaurant and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
106 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (58)vibrant bar scene (52)fit for foodies (50)special occasion (42)great for outdoor dining (39)good for groups (38)hot spot (29)romantic (28)notable wine list (27)great for brunch (21)kid-friendly (14)late-night find (10)great for lunch (7)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Delicious Food - Excellent Service
    AJerome
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My scallops were perfectly cooked - our party of four was well satisfied with the food and the service. We were a bit disappointed with the noise level and while we were able to converse, some sound proofing would have made it a most wonderful experience. We will definitely return for a special occasion - it's a bit pricey for frequent dining. Oh, and on a rainy stormy night, we so appreciated valet parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in the Charleston area and we always try to get there. If I lived in South Carolina I would be able to sample more items on the memu because everything sounds wonderful. My husband and I always share the shrimp cocktail and the wood grilled chicken and they are superb! The donuts should not be missed either! The service has always been outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cliffmch
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    In a town where great restaurants abound, Red Drum is an excellent option. Valet parking, nice wine selection, knowledgeable staff, interesting dishes, desserts...wow. Excellent food proving that great restaurants aren't limited to downtown Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Outstanding on every level!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    It's my favorite place in town and never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, 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.
  • Enchiladas were Delicious!
    Lisa13
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great meal - I wanted to try something different - no seafood-no steak. The waitress recommend the salsa salad and the Enchiladas stuffed with short ribs which were soooo delicious. A must try. Best, Lisa
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Kelsey
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We went here for parents anniversary during restaurant week and Red Drum did an excellent job as always. I always have a difficult time explaining the style of food, but its always excellent and never disappoints. Recommend their fish dishes and the crab and avocado starter is AWESOME (our favorite dish of the night). The service here is fantastic!! Great bar scene and often there is a live band later at night. Only downside is I wish there was a barrier to help with the noise level. The walls have nothing on them, making it a bit louder in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Can not remember our waitress name, but I made reservation for 3 of us for 6:30. We arrived a little before and got seated right away and they sat us right by the kitchen @ a table. We ordered our food shortly after we got seated after 6:30 and it took over an hour to get our food. I had to finally ask the waitress what was going on with the food. And at the time we sat down, there was not a crowd in the restaurant so I don't understand why it took so long to get our food. The waitress never came back to ask us for more to drink, if we wanted more bread, we had to flag her down and ask for everything ourselves. When you get that busy that you forget your customers, you have too many tables!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Service, Excellent Food!
    superdave
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My wife and sister went on a weekend, our waiter was fantastic, recommended some wine for my sister which she loved. I had the quail and texas venison sausage, it was great, the quail was even deboned, not sure how you do that! My wife had the red snapper, also excellent. My sister had the strip which she said was great. All in all a great experience, will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A perennial favorite Sunday brunch spot. For once, I did not have my favorite venison sausage and quail, but I had to order the jalapeno cheese grits as a side. My 90 year old mom loves the French toast, although she did have a hard time hearing since this restaurant can get loud. I hesitated to take family from Texas, since they eat great southwestern food all the time, but they were more than pleased with the quality of the food. We all loved the coffee. We are not big drinkers at brunch, but the brunch drinks are excellent (from past experience). There is no valet service at Sunday brunch, which seemed to confuse many arriving diners used to the nightly valet service. We are looking forward to cooler weather for patio dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    cutigerrn
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was my second time to Red Drum and I was just as pleased as the first time. The food was fantastic as always, and the service was good as well. The ambiance was definitely better the first time around, as it was rather crowded and loud during this visit, but since it was on a Saturday night, it could be expected. They have had a Ceviche starter as a special on the menu both times that I have visited (different fish each time), and although it isn't on the menu itself, I would highly recommend trying it if it is available that evening. It is absolutely delicious and very well done.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noise level made dining unbearable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    For the last eight years we have picked this restaurant as one of our favorite places to eat while visiting Wild Dunes, after our recent visit we will probably not go again. The noise level was so high that we couldn't visit within our party of 6.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    Arlansas
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    One of our new favorite restaurants. Great service and food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Always consistent good food and good service. Great hamburgers. Great deserts.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unique and Delicious
    HungryInTheSouth
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    In the Charleston, SC area, there's no excuse to eat at a chain/franchise restaurant. Dining at Red Drum demonstrates the reason perfectly. Everything about the place is unique and memorable. Their fresh catch is purchased just a few miles down the road directly off the fishing boats at Shem Creek, their Scallop Ceviche is delicious, and the salads are unique and light. Oh, and if you want to find a place with bread just like your mom or grandmother used to make? This is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was extremely slow
    EGB1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A positive experience except for extremely slow service. There is no excuse for arriving at 6:00 & eating @ 7:00 when all that was ordered was a drink and entree each.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great Food
    JennyB
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have always had a good meal at Red Drum. This visit was no different. On the night of our last visit, they had a large birthday party in the back room. The owner told us that the party was for the wife of a local restaurant owner. The fact that they (as restaurant owners) chose Red Drum for the celebration speaks for itself. The service and food was great as always. Great ambience. We were pleased with our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The Drum never dissapoints, brunch was stellar and they don't skimp on the bottomless mimosas like some places!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had an outstanding meal .
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The service was exceptional. My wife and I really enjoyed our experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Texas style diner
    Felipon
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Red Drum is good place with exelent atmosphere for a diner with friends, the food has a lot of flavors of Texas but with sofiticacion touch, in general food has a exelent quality and good taste.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    Crockett
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Simply awesome! Got the Chicken tacos for the first time and they are ridiculously good!!! Red Drum always deliveries in amazing ways! Great night! We have celebrated birthdays and anniversaries and this time we got to celebrate and discover we are having a baby girl and Charlie and his staff were so sweet to my wife and I. Made the occasion that much more special to have it at Red Drum.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch but noisy
    BernieVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Bloody Mary's exceptional. Menu creative, a little noisy to carry on table side conversations
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as Usual
    BusinessDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Very consistent - unique menu makes it great to keep coming back. Service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way too noisy!
    2thePt
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The noise level in this restaurant is "off the charts" high. No one in our party had a hearing impairment but we could not carry on a conversation because the noise level is so high. This restaurant has been in business for several years. I am really surprised that they have not figured out how to manage the noise level by this point. While the food was pretty good and might be worth a second try, the noise level is so disturbing that we won't risk the money or time to give it another try. I will say the fried shrimp appetizer is excellent. Eat outside if it is a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but very loud
    Foodie619
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We loved the crab and avacado tostadas, very unique with wonderful flavor. The corn pudding that came with fire grilled shrimp was outstanding, it was luscious. My husband loved the venison sausage but found the quail to be on the dry side. The restaurant is extremely loud but overall we enjoyed our experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great food service but the was a little slow. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • kr312
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Red Drum never disappoints! I have yet to ever have a bad meal or bad service. Chef Berryhill and his staff are the BEST!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shrimp cocktail
    Newtoarea
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Very good. Different!!! I would have again. Not your typical dish. Lovely bottle of wine and the Caesar salad is awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always nice
    mommaVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We always enjoy this restaurant. Staff is alway friendly and professional
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent inventive menu
    btaylorVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food and service were excellent. We had wonderful spicy shrimp and chicken tacos.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We live in the neighborhood, but had never tried Red Drum, not sure why. The food was great and the service was even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    CharlestonFoodie
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    This was my 2nd time dining at Red Drum. The wine selection is very interesting. I found the food good, but not great. The arugula salad needed more substance: additional apples & bacon would have enhanced it. The scallops were the best item we ordered. The venison sausage was a bit disappointing in taste, and the quail was average. We tried the fried donuts for dessert. They were good, but some were still a bit doughy in the middle.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birdchick
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food was awesome. I had the scallops and my partner had shrimp. Both were well prepared and served in a timely manner. Noise level was moderate, in the area where we were seated, so we had to speak a little louder than normal to be heard.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent dinner
    ehsdine
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Our table had bbq grilled shrimp, salmon, and grouper. All were outstanding and several days later we have all commented on how good the food was every day. We had a toddler with us and the wait staff was wonderful with her.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • StephenVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Unfriendly and barely accommodating hostess which made the evening less pleasant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic! A Charleston Favorite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We absolutely love the Red Drum. The food is beyond delicious, the service is incredible, and the drinks and ambiance are great! I wish the Red Drum would open locations in more cities, so I could enjoy it more often. It's amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • More pricey than I remember
    mtpeats
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Food is still really good and service was great but prices have seemed to really jump since my last visit
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rushed
    badgerette
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food is excellent and the items on the menu have a twist on some usual items. The waiter continually asked for our order, past being attentive. My drink was taken before I was finished. Our bill was put on the table while we were in the middle of eating dessert without a word. I could possibly understand this if they needed our table, but they didn't. We were planning on having an after dinner drink, but because he seemed anxious for us to leave, we did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kelly
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Awesome! Food was great and the atmosphere even better! The fried shrimp and grilled chicken dish were amazing!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All very nice except Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Had not been to Rud Drum in a long time. Menu is very Mexican without the good Mexican prices. I thought the service was great , just was surprised at how expensive and extremely average the quality of food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    Chloe
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The food and service were wonderful! Loved the vibe and ambiance, especially the outdoor area. Great place for a date night or to hang with friends. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic