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Anson, Charleston, SC
Anson, Charleston, SC
Anson, Charleston, SC
Anson, Charleston, SC
Anson, Charleston, SC

Anson

4.8
4.8
4416 Reviews
$50 and over
Southern
Anson was named one of OpenTable's 50 Best Southern Restaurants in America for 2018 |

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (843) 577-0551
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Shaun Connolly
  • Private party contact
    Phil Pettus: (843) 577-0551
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Charleston
  • Parking details
    Parking on the street as well as a pay-lot next to the restaurant and across the street.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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What 4,416 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Southern

  • Charleston

    Best Overall

  • Charleston

    Best Food

  • Charleston

    Best Service

  • Charleston

    Best Ambiance

  • Charleston

    Best Value

  • Charleston

    Good for business meals

  • Charleston

    Great for fine wines

  • Charleston

    Romantic

  • Charleston

    Good for special occasions

4,417 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal. The service was stellar. The food came quickly and was perfectly prepared.

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  2. Cher

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic. Peter, our server, was very helpful and excellent. Nice, quiet place.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service ! Always consistent. One of Charleston’s best!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice friendly service great food. Highly recommend the fried green tomatoes.

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  5. RichardJ

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Go early sit at bar and have a cocktail and conversation with the bar staff. Very Friendly. Have been going there for several years, great ambiance on the first floor. Food is constantly very good as is wait staff.

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  6. Justin

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was good and the entree was also good. The big complaint is that they serve no bread. When asked they said it was due to Covid. Evidently they still don't understand the science behind how Covid is transmitted. It isn't transmitted via bread.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. AGD1

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but overpriced for what we got No bread

    1 person found this helpful

  8. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous dinner! KJ, our server, was so lovely- She made us feel so welcome and we loved learning about dishes that have been served here for over 30 years. The shrimp and grits are mouthwatering! This was a true Charleston experience that I’d recommend to anyone!

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  9. kbhinatlanta

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had dinner at Anson and it was excellent. From Peter's service, to the apps, main meal and dessert, it was excellent!! I would highly recommend the brussel sprouts, any of the fish dishes and all of the desserts, which we had. A wonderful night!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfectly cooked filet, delicious drinks and excellent service.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    She crab soup is the best in Charleston always a must! Also the whole crispy flounder was seasoned so well someone that only eats chicken would try it and become a seafood fan!

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  12. momma

    Charleston

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time in Anson last evening. Our server was so personable and attentive. The menu was extensive and tempting. All of our courses were delicious, absolutely no complaints.

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  13. Thomas

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful and definitely adheres to all the reviews. Sat upstairs and Paul was our waiter. If you can, ask for him. You want be disappointed.

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  14. grace

    Charleston

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anson is something hard to find … consistently good! We had the roasted oyster appetizer ( PERFECT!) and then the filet and shrimp and grits. Both excellent .. then we finished up with the almond basket! A GREAT meal!!

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  15. WadmalawPat

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent. I have always enjoyed ansons

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  16. Dakota1998

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner! Went during SEWE weekend...everything was delicious !

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  17. SClocal

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ambience and service. Food was good but not worth the high prices. Choose to eat upstairs for a quieter experience, downstairs can be quite noisy.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server couldn’t have been better! Very attentive & knowledgeable regarding offerings & wine selections! Very quiet to allow for conversations which is hard to come by! The she crab soup was delicious & the scored flounder with chutney is always fabulous. Can’t go wrong with Anson’s!

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  19. tbooneFW

    Charleston

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were outstanding, but the unique atmosphere was a bit distracting. We enjoyed the evening and our server was friendly and was very skilled at serving. The restaurant was well located and inviting. Very nice evening with a enjoyable dining experience

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  20. AsbyF

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife is a chef with her own show. So we can be critical. But we could not stop talking about how fabulous our meal was. Anson excelled in a downtown culinary environment where great food is expected.

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  21. EdwardS

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love your restaurant. Our server was EXCEPTIONAL!! I only comment is I wish the menu was a bit more expansive. Thank you

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  22. Kesha

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The crispy flounder and the brussel sprouts were excellent! The service was excellent! Will definitely be going back!

    1 person found this helpful

  23. Hungry

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious as always. Great service. We are locals and Anson is our favorite restaurant.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Paul was great and food was delicious !

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  25. toodogsus

    Charleston

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our absolute favorite restaurant! We loved seeing Mike, Jackson, Phil, and our other friends who work there who make every visit special. The new redesign upstairs is terrific. Our meal was outstanding and our friend from Chicago couldn’t stop talking about it. A local treasure!

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  26. LeslieM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We throughly enjoyed our dinner. We had 4 extra guest join us at the last minute and Mark was the best to accommodate us. Everyone was so nice.

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  27. HDBernard

    Austin

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dining experiences I’ve had in years! Food, ambiance, and service were sublime.

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  28. SouthernBelle5

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although we are locals, this was the first time visiting Anson. It did not disappoint. We loved the cozy yet sophisticated atmosphere. Each room was warm and welcoming. My entire family had a variety of steaks and each one was cooked to perfection—very tender and flavorful. Dessert was delicious—the hazelnut cake was amazing—if you love dark chocolate. But the service was the best! Our waiters were attentive to our needs but not in an intrusive manner. We will be back and we will tell everyone about our wonderful experience.

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  29. StephanieE

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our new favorite restaurant in Charleston. The food was fantastic and the service even better.

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  30. Roroxie

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely, good energy and great food! Great server and attention to detail was awesome

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food….great service & atmosphere…a little old school but FABULOUS

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  32. Jenny

    Palm Springs

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I enjoyed a great dinner with impeccable service and ambience. It was our first time visiting Charleston and our first evening dining out and boy did we make the right choice! My husband enjoyed his well-cooked scallops and I the Grouper. But what I’ll always remember is the Pecan pie a la mode we shared for dessert. I am no fan of sweets normally but we’re in the South so I thought we should try the pie. OMG. It was savory, smoky-like, so not overly sweet. It was perfection. Our waiter was also very very good, which can make or break a fine dining experience.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant was incredible from the moment we walked in. The friendliest employees, the coolest and most versatile decor, and such an interesting layout. Our waiter went above and beyond to make our experience great, and the food was SUPERB. Truly an incredible experience.

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  34. JohnM

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant with great service. In a city with tons of "hard to get in" restaurants this one always seems to be available. Skip the caviar but enjoy the steak - its incredible. Get the garlic spice butter.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and cuisine were outstanding. A true gem in Charleston’s culinary scene. Service from Jackson was top notch and all his suggestions were scrumptulecent.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. TomT

    Charleston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant, Paul was a good waiter, will be back

    1 person found this helpful

  37. yummy

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant in Charleston. Never had a bad meal here.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mike at the front door is fantastic hospitality! Filet and oysters are fantastic!

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  39. Debby

    Charleston

    126 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and thx to Kyle for terrific service and great attention to all of us !

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  40. AshleyJ

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Loved everything we ordered, especially the whole flounder and roasted oysters. Excellent service & beautiful atmosphere!

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FAQs

Anson offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 577-0551.

Anson is rated 4.8 stars by 4416 OpenTable diners.

Anson does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Anson

12 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Charleston
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking on the street as well as a pay-lot next to the restaurant and across the street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Shaun Connolly
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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