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Red Drum Restaurant and Bar
Red Drum Restaurant and Bar
  • Address:
    803 Coleman Blvd.
    Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
    Neighborhood:
    Mount Pleasant
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Red Drum Restaurant and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.reddrumrestaurant.com
  • Email: thereddrumgastro@bellsouth.net
  • Phone: (843) 849-0313
  • Hours of Operation: Bar Opens 5:00pm
    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: Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • 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) 849-0313
  • 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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Had a great dinner! Service was excellent. Food a little over priced but very tasty! Would definitely return."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "This is our go-to place for birthdays, anniversaries, etc., as well as for taking out of town guests. It has never failed to satisfy."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "While the menu had plenty of interesting dishes two of the four of us tried the Scallops. They were delicious, perfectly cooked. My wife had Salmon and the other lady had Red Snapper. Everything considered, the food was very good. I did, however, think 5 Scallops for $31 was really overpriced. The Salmon was a large portion and Red Snapper was ample."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Red Drum is just an all around great experience . From the moment You arrive you know you are about to have a wonderful night. Tom and Marie"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Great app of shrimp then waited over an hour for main dish, when it can the seared scallops were still raw. Sent it back and left."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Red Drum is tucked away off the main drag in Mt Pleasant. It is a fine dining gastropub and we attended for brunch. The first thing you notice is the high noise level due to the vaulted ceilings. It's not oppressive, but it does add an element to the experience that will impact people differently depending on their taste. From a food perspective they deliver fine, southern, comfort food with a modern twist. Fresh ingredients and rotating menu items grace the standard fare and regular favorites. Their drink menu is varied and fresh, offering twists on otherwise overdone drinks. The shrimp and grits is superb and everything we had was worth the price we paid. When you accompany this with the top notch service, Red Drum should not be missed."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Place to relax , have fun with excellent food and most of all the best friendly staff. The fried shrimp appetizer in a cone is hot, fresh and as tasty as it gets. The menu is broad enough to satisfy most palettes. I am not a reviewer, hope this is 50 characters!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "My husband made our reservation ahead of time and notified them of our Anniversary, he was told they would set us up a nice secluded table in the corner for privacy. Instead they sat us next to the only occupied table in the restaurant that included two very small children, I felt as though we were right on top of them. I asked to be moved and they sat us at the only table that had paper covering the entire linen of the table. All the other tables displayed pressed white linens. Not only that, our Anniversary was not acknowledge in the slightest bit. This is your typical restaurant that has a large open space for dining and they cram as many round tables as they can in the room. Although the food was very good, I probably will not go back."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Love the Red Drum and was a great brunch with family and friends. This past time the Chicken and Biscuits were not up to par along with biscuits being dry and green chile grits being to soupy. However, great service made up for the slack of the kitchen but this will not keep us from going back!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "1st time we dined here and we all enjoyed our meals. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and the service was great."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Wonderful dining experience. Food and service were great."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Food is more Mexican and somewhat over priced. The bar drinks were expensive and my cocktail was only half of what I ordered. The waiter finally brought a glass to top mine off. The wines by the glass were low grade and overpriced. The noise level is so high we could not converse without raising our voice. This was a birthday celebration with our grown children and was not enjoyable."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We love Red Drum. The food is interesting. My husband had the quail and venison - outstanding. Highly recommend you make reservations."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Multiple dinners at Red Drum have been excellent. Food and service have been top shelf. Nice varied menu from seafood, steaks, and mexican favorites all done very well. Fried shrimp appetizer is some of the best in Charleston. Fresh catch is always a good choice and has included a variety of local fresh catches. Would definitely recommend and we will be back soon"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Excellent meal. The four of us all had different dishes which all were Devine. A little pricey but we'll worth every penny."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I had never been to Red Drum before but went on the recommendation of friend. I met up with friends and we had a lovely dining experience. We were not rushed at all and the servers we polite and did an excellent job. The restaurant and bar were busy but it was not loud and we could carry a conversation without having to raise our voices and we could not hear what the people at the nearby tables were saying. The food was divine and the drinks menu was as long, if not longer, than the food menu. I would return with friends, not sure if I would go with my kids, I would need to see the children's menu options as the dinner menu did not have anything that they would find appealing."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My parents and I had dinner on a Friday night, which was busy but not slammed. I ordered a tilefish ceviche that was delicious at about $14. My entrée of scallops was OK, but nothing special. They were served with a grits cake, but I would have preferred a risotto and some side veggies. My parents both ordered the fish tacos. They enjoyed them, but thought they were pricey. The wait to order dessert was unreasonable, so we ordered nothing for dessert. Overall, the meals were fine, but the prices and service were unsatisfactory."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The steak and the pork chops that we ordered for our party were outstanding. The service was attentive and professional and the overall ambience is very nice. A little on the pricey side, but worth it for a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dining experience at Red Drum. We were seated in the wine room which was beautiful and much quieter! The shrimp cocktail appetizer was delicious!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Never had a bad meal here. Consistently excellent quality and taste. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This was our second visit. Enjoyed the food so much first time, especially the shrimp and grits, we wanted our guests to try it. Everyone loved it! Service was great too!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I have dined at Red Drum multiple times and it is always a great experience. On this particular occasion I was entertaining out of town guests and also first time guests. Immediately greeted by a friendly hostess. While waiting to be seated we got a cocktail at the bar, although the bar staff was busy due to the Sunday Brunch crowd, the barkeep was upbeat and very efficient. Once seated the waitress was able to describe the menu in detail and give recommendations. our entrees came quickly and how we had specified. We were all very happy with our food and the service provided. After finishing our meal we retreated to the outside patio to enjoy the nice spring weather. I would recommend Red Drum and I will definitely be back again. Great job!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We were able to reserve a table online without a hitch. We were warmly welcomed by the hostess and seated quickly. The waiter helped with menu suggestions. My husband loved the tile fish and I enjoyed the chicken. We will definitey return when we visit the area again."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We always enjoy our dining experience at the Red Drum. It's casual, but not too casual. The food is consistently good, and the ceviches and crab tostaditos and fried shrimp are outstanding."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Enjoyed this restaurant as the result of all the positive comments from folks who have recommended the service and the different menu. Best margarita I have had in a while, and the comfy pillows were a nice touch. Friendly staff who were knowledgeable about the menu."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Simply awesome food, service, and energy. Highly recommend as the best in Charleston SC"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Red drum is our favorite. amazing brunch food with bottomless mimosas; can't beat it"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Therrestaurant needs a serious makeover. The food was ok, but the menu was short and grossly overpriced. It could be a nice neighborhood place if the pricing was more moderate. Definitely not worth the value. My wife and I split an appetizer salad, each had a glass of wine, an entree and coffee and the bill, with tip, was $115."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Red drum sets the bar from the ambience, the service, the food... Everything! It is pricey but there are several items on the menu that are wonderful values - like the enchiladas special of the day - the short rib ones are to die for! :-)"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food was good, but it was very noisy, and our dessert took 20 minutes to arrive, and was only lukewarm, although it was supposed to be hot buttered rum cake. The waiter took it off the bill, but it was obvious that the servers were overwhelmed, even though the restaurant was only two-thirds full. The bar, however, was packed. With so many good restaurants in the area to choose from, we would not go to the Red Drum again."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The menu has changed dramatically since we first came here 4-5 years ago. It is now more of an upscale Tex-Mex vs. more of seafood menu, but everything we ordered was excellent as was before. Although somewhat pricey for regular visits, it is well worth the occasional splurge."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I enjoy when there is good food at a restaurant. I love when there is good ambience at a restaurant. I love when the service is great at a restaurant. When you put all three together, you get Red Drum. It was a terrific time and I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My tilefish was pretty good. Seared nicely but the sauce was pretty bland. My salad came straight out of a Costco bag -- nothing interesting about it at all."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Always leave having had a wonderful dining experience"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "At the Red Drum, while the food is excellent, the staff takes the place over the top! Best bartenders, servers and owners!!!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Very nice dinner. We had the scallops, pork chop, filet, and tile fish. Our appetizer was the fried shrimp basket and we ordered the house salad. For dessert we had the rum cake and a couple of molten chocolate cakes. Everything was delicious! Thanks for a wonderful night."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The Red Drum people have never missed an opportunity to impress us. The food is consistently delicious, the wines routinely fresh and interesting, the waitstaff knowledgable and attentive. Love this restaurant!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We went during restaurant week and ordered the chicken option. It came just the chicken with the southwest toppings, no vegetable or starch. The appetizer, some sort of southwest egg roll, was nothing special. Carmel cake for dessert was the best part. We were stuffed in the back room which was cold. We were not able to enjoy ambiance of rest of restaurant. I have been here before when it was excellent. However, this time, not so great."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I don't live or work in Mt P, so I don't know much about their dining scene. I took Restaurant Week as the opportunity to try Red Drum for dinner. I'd been once before, but had a beer and a burger- not what I'd say they are known for. The menu definitely read more Mexican than I expected - with flautas, enchiladas, tortillas, etc. I stuck with seafood - Salmon Tartare and the Market Fish. Both were very good - not huge portion size, nicely cooked. The pecan toffee cake was delicious, but the chocolate fudge cake was too sweet. While the group enjoyed our dinner, I don't think it'll be in my regular rotation. But I would definitely see Red Drum as a neighborhood gem, if I lived in Mt P."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "We went on a Sunday and the kitchen was backed up and took way too long. We asked for bread and were told we could order a plate of biscuits. We said, "Could we have just one to hold our son over?" and she brought one but we were disappointed we were charged for it. God customer service would ahve been bringing it b/c the wait was way longer than normal. Also very disappointed with the portion for the price. My $14 burger was the same size as my sons $6 kids burger. The food WAS good but portions are small. Nice ambiience to sit by the fireplace but was very loud. Great waitress who did apoligize often for the long wait."
    Dined on 1/26/2014