SALT at Station 22
SALT at Station 22

SALT at Station 22

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.saltstation22.com/
  • Phone: 8438833355x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday 5pm-10pm
    Friday 4pm-11pm
    Saturday 3pm-11pm
    Sunday Brunch 11am-2pm | Sunday Bar Menu 2pm-5pm | Sunday Dinner 5pm-10pm

    Happy Hour Monday - Thursday 5pm-7pm and Friday 4pm-7pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Laird Boles
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Station 22 and Middle Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complementary valet is available across from the restaurant.
A word from SALT at Station 22
SALT at Station 22 began as one of the first restaurant on Charleston's historic Sullivan's, opened in 1987 as Station 22. Lead by Charleston native Laird Boles, SALT brings classic southern flavors, American fare, and new takes on old favorites, all made with local ingredients. Come check out our daily menu, seasonal cocktail menu, and delicious raw bar.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
SALT at Station 22 reviews from OpenTable diners
147 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (81)great for outdoor dining (75)fit for foodies (75)vibrant bar scene (60)hot spot (38)special occasion (37)good for groups (35)romantic (21)kid-friendly (20)great for brunch (16)late-night find (16)scenic view (15)notable wine list (10)great for lunch (9)Show More
  • Solid
    Solid
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was very good, waiter was knowledgeable of the menu, even "into" knowing details of food / beverage selections. Decor is modest, but overall atmosphere is upbeat.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was very good - we had shrimp & grits and the swordfish. The atmosphere was nice, except that we didn't get to be a part of it. Even though we had made a reservation, we were placed in the back corner of the restaurant by the back door. All we really saw were staff using the back door for clean up, etc. Our wait person was friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and provided excellent service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was a great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Best salmon I've ever had. Really great appetizers too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Our favorite restaurant East of the Cooper. Excellent service, from being seated at the table we request on our reservation, to intelligent, affable wait service. Varied menu - pizza to thoughtful, perfectly prepared main courses. WE eat there on an average of once a month or more, never had a bad meal. The most recent visit we had incredible perfectly grilled swordfish with local vegetables. Started with watermelon/tomato salad - heirloom tomatoes were received from a nearby farm that morning. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    DIFoodie
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Went for restaurant week and SALT did not disappoint. We normally do Sunday brunch here which is great. Dinner was fabulous! I had the short ribs, the salmon tartare, and the pecan pie bar and loved everything!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 12345
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    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The best soup I have ever had. The entire menu was delicious. The dessert was better than Kaminskis. The beer list was great. I will be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very happy!
    Happy
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We came to SALT during Restaurant Week and we are so glad we did! The food was perfect. We will be back to try out the raw bar and the outside front porch looks so inviting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would return!
    ZeeJay04
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    It wasn't a screaming, across the board, amazing meal, but it was pretty dang good! Overall it was hard to rate because there was some average food, but also some amazing bites! I think the livers, if you're a fan of chicken livers, is a fantastic choice, but the corn soup failed to impress. In general I felt the entrees were good, but the coconut cake & peach cobbler were not. Truly I'd give this more of a 3.5 rating but that's not an option and I don't think it was strong enough to warrant a 4. I appreciated the free valet parking as well as the excellent service! I plan to return one day to give their menu another try. We saw LOTS of yummy options being delivered to the nearby tables plus my friend's burger looked pretty dang tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food - OK Service
    HeatherVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We will definitely go back and sit outside. The food was better than expected, with standouts being the tomato/feta/watermelon salad, the shrimp and grits, salmon with veggies, and definitely the peach cobbler. The service was young and just ok (missing silverware between courses, no app plates to share apps, each person had to ask for water individually, etc.). The welcome at the hostess stand was really warm and helpful - much better than the service. Seating experience is very different depending upon where you sit. The back room is quiet and chilly - more formal. The bar area and outside deck is more lively and casual.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OldGamecock
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent cuisine and serving time was great! We all , (four of us), thought the food was presented very nicely, and some of the additional touches, like lemon wedges served with fried chicken, was a great add. I've been eating, and enjoying, fried chicken livers for years, but never thought of adding lemon! Also, they were not overcooked as is often the case. Also, our special requests to add more cooking time to a couple of our dishes was appreciated. Overall, a great dining experience! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special Birthday meal-
    Harry
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great food. Had the restaurant week 3 for 30 plates; what a great value! I had the salmon and my wife had the short ribs and everything was really good. We will be back-
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal at Salt 22
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Six of us went to Salt 22 for restaurant week. The choices were varied and the food was excellent with wonderful presentation. They had 1/2 price wine selections and we had a very nice Sauvignon Blanc and a Merlot. The snapper crudo, cerviche, crab biegnets, chicken livers and salads were delicious as was the swordfish, pasta with mussels, salmon and short ribs entrees. There is something for everyone at a great price! Will definitely repeat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Salmon
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    When we saw that their excellent salmon and coconut cake was on the 3 for $30 menu we had to go. It was fantastic probably the best salmon and coconut cake in the area. Both delicious and moist. Only thing I would criticize was that the dishes came out too quickly with no break in between courses. Also, the server did not clear our dishes first and expected us to lift our dishes in order to place the next course on the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food with a beachy feel
    Charlottefoodie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Lots of reviews talk about how hot it is in Salt. I agree it's warmer than most restaurants because they leave open the windows at the bar, but this is what makes it unique. You're at the beach, so breathe in the SALT air!!! We actually enjoyed the beach air coming in and like the fact that we weren't freezing in an over air-conditioned restaurant. Their food was really good the drinks too - try the watermelon mojito and the salmon! We had an excellent waiter who helped us choose from the menu and it was a really fun adult night out for a party of 4. We will go back to Salt.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best in Chas
    MikeJones
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The oysters were good but that's about it. The pastas were lacking character they just tasted salty. Our group eats out a lot and we know good food and good food in the low country this time it just didn't work out. I doubt we'll go back except maybe for drinks and brunch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy meets DELISH
    QueenCuisine
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Awesome service and food was outstanding! The ceviche was flavorful and enjoyed by the whole table. Waiter was one of the best and so chill. I don't remember his name but we made sure the manager knew how splendid his service was. Will be back the next time we visit. Btw, thanks for a great table and for reading our preference for a table and delivering on a very busy night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    lynn
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We made a reservation to ensure a quiet table. The speaker was over our table with loud music. I asked them to turn the speaker off and they did. The corn soup is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth a try....
    SouthernFoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have been to Salt a few times with just my husband. This time we had guest visiting from Virginia Beach so we had a party of 6 for a late night dinner. We wanted a casual dining spot where the food was good and the atmosphere was light. The drinks and food were wonderful and the service matched. Will definately go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food great but room very warm
    desserts222
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was very hot and uncomfortable in the restaurant. Please consider closing the windows to keep the AC in!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I stated on the reservation that it was a birthday celebration and requested a good table. The hostess could not find our reservation and then seated us at a table right near the serving/kitchen area in the middle of the room. The other couple had already arrived and were seated by the same hostess at a separate table. The waitress did not communicate regarding the choices and types of offerings and was not available for long periods of time. The other couple ordered blue crab soup and said it was not blue crab soup when they tasted it. When they asked the waitress about it, she answered "there is only one soup" (????) and walked away. The meal was delicious and our hope is they improve the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Hair In My Food
    larrydeb
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our first visit to Salt. We were frequent diners at the old Station 22. My wife's appetizer had a hair in one of the pieces. She said her shrimp and grits was unforgettable. My whole snapper was fine including the slaw, however the fries were just ordinary. My sweet corn soup was excellent. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. Probably not on our list in the value for price list.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Salty Sullivan Island find.
    SaltyDog
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was great, perfect proportions, expertly seasoned, great service from Katie. What more can be said except "Well Done".
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We were unlucky to get a wait person extremely overworked the night we were having dinner. It seemed that everyone else was pleased with their service. We will give the restaurant another chance
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but HOT!
    Iopvacation
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food was a definite step up from their sister restaurant the Boathouse. That said at 8pm on an 85 degree day the place was sweltering. The heat issue is systemic-their ac was working however their bar set up requires them to keep the whole front of the restaurant wide open. Food was good but I don't think it was good enough to overcome the heat.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok.
    kstoner3
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    While the food was good the menu is limited at best. Our server seemed less than knowledgeable, especially regarding the wine selection. What's worse is it was very apparent that she was ready for her shift to end as quickly as possible. The entrees arrived with the appetizer and the check arrived with desert. Not the worst experience but nothing to rave about either. With all of the great places to dine around the area we'll likely try somewhere else next time out.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Found a Treasure
    CharlestonFoodie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    After many years of driving by Salt, I read about it in a new Dorothea Benton Frank book and we tried it. The food and the service were both outstanding. Only negative was trying to find a table for 2. One booth was above a fairly loud speaker, the other was next to a ac vent. We finally sat at a high top by the bar which was okay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SALT is excellent!
    Foodlove98
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    As a frequent diner at their sister restaurant The Boathouse on Isle of Palms, I was excited to try SALT. It didn't disappoint! The location on Sullivan's Island is right in the middle of the village, and the ambience is casual and islandy without being kitschy. It's an old Sullivan's Island feel in the restaurant and out on the porch. I had the shrimp and grits which was very good, and we had the crab beignets and pretzel bread for appetizers. Both were excellent. They bring at least 6-8 of the beignets, so a very good portion, and the pretzel bread had three or four pieces also. Actually between the three of us, we had a good amount left of both, so they are filling but so tasty! I had the watermelon mojito which was very good also.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    CarolinaGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    After having good experiences at Salt on three previous occasions, we were anticipating a great night out. A series of missteps added up to a disappointing evening. Despite having made reservations, we were seated at a high-top table in the bar, directly across from the open windows, on a sweltering night. It took about 15 minutes to get water. We had to ask for silverware. The prosecco was lukewarm, as was the ceviche, which was also way too soupy. Homemade potato chips were limp and greasy. A summer watermelon salad was just terrible -- bland and boring. The cheeseburger was juicy and delicious though. Ended up getting dessert to go because it was too hot in the restaurant. I couldn't believe this was the same place from a month ago.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Hawks
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    A great place on Sullivan's Island that provides all from A-Z. From when you pull up to Valet parking(free) to great service followed by outstanding food! A must visit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible Servie
    Edgar
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Was really looking forward to trying this restaurant with our group of 8 after reading and hearing good things about it. We were seated right away, but it went downhill from there. Took 15-20 minutes for someone to even acknowledge our presence. When we finally got our drink order placed, it took another 15-20 minutes to receive our cocktails/wine. The wait for the food was about average and the food was actually pretty good, but I don't think we'll be going back with so many other good options nearby.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kt22girlsVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Food was good for the most. A raw children's hamburger sent back twice and was still raw was annoying. Service terribly slow. It was extremely hot inside. I miss the old station 22!! :-(
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our First Time at Salt
    Harry
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    And, it will not be our last! Food quality was high; I loved my Saffron Pasta with PEI Mussel and my wife's Gnocci was out of this world. We went there this past Sunday night and the ambience and service were outstanding. Don't forget to try the pretzel bread with dipping sauces, easily the best we've ever had. We had a great meal, enjoyed a good bottle of wine, split a piece of the wonderful Coconut Cake and before tip, the bill was just under $100. Believe me when I say that we have spent a lot more at many other similar restaurants did not walk away nearly as pleased as we were with our experience at SALT at Station 22. We highly recommend it! Joe Stubel
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great first experience
    Glutenfreefavorite
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I dined at Salt for the first time Saturday night. We had a great experience and will definitely be going back. Service was PERFECT. Our waitress was around and available but not interrupting us every two minutes. She was a gem. The food was delicious. Our only complaint was that the restaurant was really warm. Even with the all of the ceiling fans on, it was slightly uncomfortable. However, that will not deter us from returning. It was overall a very positive experience. We would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great seafood and drinks!
    AnnaB615
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This is such a cute little spot to stop in Sullivans Island! We sat on the patio which was very nice. The drinks were awesome! I had the mojito with watermelon and it was very good. This is a good place to go for oysters - they have several east coast options to chose from. For dinner I got the wreck fish and the others I went with got the salmon. Everyone was happy with their choices. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun & Friendly
    CiCi
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was our first time to Salt; and it had come highly recommended. We had a reservation and were seated immediately by a very friendly hostess. Our server Pam was attentive providing excellent service, despite being quite busy. We thoroughly enjoyed our food…..fish that had been caught locally that morning. The fresh peach cobbler was outstanding. I would recommend going early because it becomes quite busy and the free parking lot can fill up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively Restaurant
    luv2cook
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We ate here on our last night at Isle of Palms. It is a very lively, fun environment with delicious food and great atmosphere if you are out for a casual fun evening. In spite of how busy it was, we were seated promptly, and our service was outstanding. They had plenty of good, professional staff who were on top of the game. The restaurant is definitely being managed very well. Great seafood and specialty fresh pizza"s.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    hungerylocalfamily
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Consistently great food, truly hospitable staff, so happy with free valet, love that my entire family always wants to meet up at SALT!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • STAY AWAY
    waterboy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We had a party of 6 at 9 PM. Our service experience was horrible. The server was rude and could really care less that we were there. They ran out of 2 appetizers including bread. Our meals came out staggered with almost 10 minutes between the first and last meals. People in our party were forced to start eating before everyone else even had their meals. The server did not even ask us if we wanted more drinks with dinner and I had to go look for her to get a glass of wine. Food is okay if you like everything to taste smoky. Lose the bottle of liquid smoke and find some spices. As a local here, I could find 50 places I would rather eat at. What a disappointment.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    RenaDS
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We enjoyed distinctive food in a comfortable atmosphere. Service was good. Food was delicious and served hot. Crab beignets and the peach salad were particularly yummy as were the shrimp and grits and the swordfish. Clams were tasty however the broth was a bit salty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Charleston
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was great and we had a group of 10 and they were very accommodating. However, the service was terrible. I think he knew he was getting gratuity anyways so he didn't care. Constantly tracked him down for drinks. Would have been quicker to go to bar. We waited for coffee for almost 20 min after dinner. Never got it. Then finally went to manager to get checks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.