The Grocery
The Grocery

The Grocery

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thegrocerycharleston.com/
  • Phone: 8433028825x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm Sunday Dinner 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Johnson - Chef/Owner
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Off - Street parking Located Directly Adjacent to Restaurant
A word from The Grocery
We feature ingredient driven cuisine with Mediterranean and Southern influences. Evoking memories of groceries past, the Grocery's menu displays a commitment to sustainability through Chef Johnson's relationships with local and regional farmers and fishermen. The restaurant also features house-made charcuterie and an in-house canning program, which helps preserve the harvest. For a communal dining experience, guests are encouraged to share the small and large plates on the continually-evolving menu.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
The Grocery reviews from OpenTable diners
291 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (239)neighborhood gem (126)special occasion (111)good for groups (101)hot spot (66)great for brunch (47)romantic (39)notable wine list (36)vibrant bar scene (22)great for lunch (14)kid-friendly (13)late-night find (12)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Fab meal, fresh flounder fantastic, all dishes well prepared, interesting menu, outstanding service, love the decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Sunday brunch, great service, excellent food, the house cured meats are a real highlight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beyond Amazing!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Coming from Atlanta (a known foodie city), I made the assumption that I'd be let down by the Charleston restaurant scene. I was pleasantly surprised to have not only an amazing dinner, but overall experience at The Grocery. The food was by far better than any food I've had in Atlanta, and the ambiance was even better. I will absolutely tell all of my friends this is a must on their next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and delicious food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our group of 8 ladies found the service and atmosphere to be wonderful and our entrees delicious! We shared 3 appetizers....pesto filled burrata, okra and fried oysters....all were incredible! Several of us got the snapper entree and would order it again! The Low Country seafood pilau entree was really good as well. The peanut butter chocolate dessert was amazing, we have a picture of one of us licking the plate! We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tasty and fresh
    JISherryVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    great location; amazingly convenient parking for the area; interesting menu with fresh, local meat and produce for a fair price; lots of options and fun cocktails with nice wine/beer list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worthy of Ten Stars
    MountainjimVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    What a wonderful Restaurant. If you are in Charleston, do not miss this very special dining experience. if you are with four people, the selection of small plates enables you to have a total selection of what the chef is preparing that day. A terrific farm to table experience whether that be the farm or the sea. Just delicious parrings of vegetable and herbs with all dishes. I would visit Charleston just to go to The Grocery.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Vacation destination
    Ldubois2
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Visited Charleston last year and went to The Grocery based on reviews. Came back this year and it was the first reservation we made. Cannot go wrong. And excellent churros with salted caramel and two other dipping sauces to end the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Grocery Delivers!
    SouthernBelle
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Thoughtful and imaginative food and presentation in a relaxed yet energized environment. The servers know their menu and make good recommendations. The Piggy Plate was savory but not sharp, and almost melted in your mouth. The wood roasted peach salad was fantastic! Churros for dessert lived up to their reputation for excellence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Porgy in Charleston....no Bess
    Steakman55
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Dinner at The Grocery was outstanding. Wife and I first there at 7 PM on a Monday, but it started filling up fast. Waiter very knowledgeable about the menu and talked us through to sharing three apps and one entree. The whole roasted porgy with a side of cauliflower was very good as was the wine, a blend of Rhone and pinot noir. Service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Brunch
    Lucythefoodie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We went in for a Sunday brunch and overall had a good experience. Nothing spectacular, but all in all a good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and Staff Exceptional
    zack
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food and staff were all exceptional. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great farm to table
    Juranimals
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    ate here based on staff at double tree hotel recommendation and comments we got from Culinary Tour guide that morning. Food was well prepared, inventive ... sea bass and braised beef entrees were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but could have been better.
    Rookie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Had reservations at 8:30 so got to the restaurant at 7:45 for a drink. There was no wait staff in the bar area, tables were not cleaned and had food and dirty napkins on them, had to go to the bar to get a drink. Got seated on time. Water glasses on the table were dirty and we asked for replacements. The service was good and the food generally good. There was a party of 8 across the room from us that was so loud we had a hard time having a conversation during our meal - very bad acoustics on the far end of the restaurant. Not a bad spot but there are much better places in Charleston for the same price.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We had a little of everything and it was amazing I will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My wife and I had a wonderful dinner here. The ambiance was perfect and the food was incredible. Service was too notch, as was the wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    megly
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went late on Saturday during Restaurant Week, what a wonderful night. It's also my birthday coming up and the waiter was nice, fun and accommodating, even giving us prosecco to celebrate! The food was AWESOME. Best meal from start to finish I've ever had. We had the salad, seafood stew, gnocchi, snapper, banana pudding and churros. The standout for me was the stew, especially with table-side service. SO delicious. Their sourdough was outstanding too. We'll definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shouldn't be forgotton
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We don't remember this as often as we should. A delightful dining experience in a simple setting. No pretenses, just good food and service. They did a great job even during restaurant week.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Finale
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It was a great Charleston Restaurant Week finale with friends. Everything was wonderful, however, it was rather difficult to have a conversation due to the amount of noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Schzippy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We went for Charleston Restaurant Week. Food was excellent and served promptly. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The experience was memorable for the food and service. The food was outstanding as was the service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for dinner
    jimp
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Excellent choices during rest week. Very good service. Noise level ok in smaller section we were in. Definitely on list for a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Find
    adoran34
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I happened to stumble upon The Grocery during restaurant week and within that week ate at there 3 times. Everything on the menu was amazing! Even foods I traditionally would stay away from we're mouth watering. I thoroughly plan on eating here many more times!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Dining Experience
    Infrequentdiner
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Dinner at The Grocery proved to be as good as we had heard it was. The dining room was large with tables spaced a comfortable distance apart. We each had a three course Restaurant Week meal. My husband had the piglet platter, snapper and chocolate mint ice cream on a brownie. I had fried oysters, the herb shrimp gnocchi and frozen lemon meringue pie. The pie could have had a stronger lemon flavor, but otherwise everything was wonderful. The service was just the way we like it - helpful and attentive but not overly solicitous. There was a medical emergency at the table next to us and our server asked if we would be more comfortable at another table, which we declined but thought it very thoughtful of her to ask. We will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Grocery
    Soccermom1
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Our experience was wonderful. Food was amazing, from the appetizers to the delicious desserts and everything in between! Service was top-notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    TigerfanVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We went there during Restaurant Week, so the choices were 3 for $35. Started at the bar which has some very good craft beers on tap and some very interesting concoctions on the cocktail menu. Reminded me alot of Husk. Food was very good, service as good, all around great time and enjoyed finding a new spot. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent
    zman
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I really enjoyed this restaurant. The stew was amazing as well as my ribs dinner. I was here on a business dinner and everyone totally enjoyed it and raved about there dinner. I would recommend this place for any occasion
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dining experience
    LoveCharlestonDining
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This was my first visit to The Grocery and I was very impressed. The atmosphere was pleasant, the food was outstanding and our server, Jackson, was exemplary.....very friendly, knowledgeable, and timely. The seafood stew was absolutely superb as was the Beeliner snapper.....the entire staff was very friendly and made us feel comfortable.I am looking forward to my next night out at The Grocery.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bobm
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great service and awesome meals! Special occasion (anniversary) feted with surprise flutes of champagne wth dessert! Nice pricing of 3 courses for Restaurant Week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice selection for restaurant week
    Matt
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Wife and I went for restaurant week. Lots of selections, knowledgable waitress, great service, awesome churros for dessert. My wife was more pleased than I was with the food, but it was still all pretty good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    BcpBri
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I live in Charleston and best meal in Charleston bar none
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Chucktown21
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We decided to go here because of the restaurant week menu and The Grocery delivered. Excellent food and service.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Restaurant
    MattMan
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My wife and I were in Charleston and decided to go to The Grocery for her birthday dinner due to a recommendation from a co-worker. It was restaurant week so they only had a limited menu but with that said, six items we had were amazing. For a main course, my wife had the snapper and I had the beef - both were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable
    DeliciousBakerVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    From the moment entering the restaurant we were greeted with excellence. My guests were from Texas and I was reunited with my childhood best friend. The Waitress was perfect, the food was exceptional and the desserts were out of this world!!!! I was thrilled with my restaurant pick because of the vast new places to choose from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently over the top!
    limbeeVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We reluctantly dined during Restaurant Week and were blown away with the top quality and amazing selections. We have eaten here numerous times and it is a favorite. The service and food have always been superb, but to experience the best during the special time was amazing. The Catalan Seafood Stew as one of my top lifetime dining experiences. Thank you for always delighting us and exceeding any expectations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    And it's good for the planet. That should make you feel good. The Grocery is good, local food sourced from people who care about what you eat and your health. It's great to have this kind of dining experience available. Wish there were more restaurants like The Grocery. Food was fabulous. Service was flawless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    First time there. This was our anniversay dinner and everything was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time
    JaneVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We tried Grocery during restaurant week. We were so pleased with our entire experience. I must take the time to give extra credit to the wonderful food. Everything the 4 of us ordered was a dining pleasure. The flavors were combined that they exploded in our mouths with delight. We cannot wait to return and enjoy the chefs beautiful and talented efforts. How lucky to have this wonderful restaurant here in our home town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    MimooVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I love this place! Great interesting dishes that are truly divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How sad.
    perky9penny
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was terrific and the waiter just right. However, the noise level was so high, I could neither hear nor understand the waiter or my companions!. If I come again it would be very early. If you could add acoustic ceilings, and walls to lesson the noise, your place would be wonderful..Unfortunately, right now it is not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New fave!
    Sherry
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We went for the first time during restaurant week. Everything was great from start to finish! Having your own parking lot in downtown Charleston is a big plus, warmly greeted by the hostess, seated promptly for our reservation. Our server Brandon was more than knowledgable about what foods were gluten free for my celiac husband. Makes things so much more enjoyable! Everything we tried was a hit! Charcuterie, lamb ham starters, through dessert! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.