Anson

4.7
1868 reviews
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Anson was named one of OpenTable's 50 Best Southern Restaurants in America for 2018 |
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4.6
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Miami
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Anson. It is a bit of old Charleston. We try to eat there wheneveer we are in Charleston. Its has great ambiance and the shecrab soup and shrimp and grits are excellent.

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C
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I have eaten here many times over the years and was disappointed when our main entree was served cold. For the investment it is imperative to have someone ensure that hot food is expedited out of the kitchen to eliminate this type of disconnect. Mgmt and staff were quick to respond so experience was totally lost but slightly disappointed.

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Very personable owner and friendly/knowledgable server team! My family will definitely plan on dining there again!

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KW
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Of all the restaurants that we go to in Charleston year after year, Anson is still our favorite. The food is always fabulous...so much better than other restaurants that get the hype. It is the one fine restaurant that we do not miss, year after year!

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M
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We haven’t been here in years. The place was very busy, but service was quite efficient. It was as tasty as I remember, however some Parmesan cheese would have enhanced the shrimp and pasta entree. None was offered. Our table had filet mignon and a snapper. Both were reported to be superb. I would also recommend the iceberg wedge over the Caesar salad.

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D
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always perfect. Our favorite!!

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CD
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It has been a number of years since I was last in Anson, it won’t be too long before we are back. The quality of the food and service were great and 2nd to none in Charleston.

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U
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Family get together.

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C
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food was delicious! One of the best meals I've had in Charleston so far. Will definitely be back!

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JB
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Having made an open table reservation for 5:15, we were disappointed with the initial seating offered in a dark and windowless room upstairs while there were virtually no other patrons at that time. We declined this location and were then given a lovely table for 2, by a fireplace in an elegant front dining room with chandeliers and wrought iron balconies. From that point forward, the service and food were satisfactory but not exceptional.

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J
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply it was awesome, but to focus on the most unbelievable thing was the Filet Mignon! It was extremely seasoned, juicy and fresh! It is well worth every penny. My love and I went for our first time, and if I could spare the money, it will be our visit again next week!!!!

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L
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Waiter was having an off day. Got the sides wrong and the vegetables were cold. They made everything right but meals and drinks came out at different times. Not the best Valentine’s Day date my wife and I have had! Fine for a regular meal out but nothing special.

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PJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the food quality was some of the best I have had. I would highly recommend a try. The flounder is amazing !

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was the icing on the cake. Great food. Great people. Amazing Calamari!

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LM
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Valentines dinner: service was excellent!! But my filet was chewy and tough. My husbands flounder was so so, not as great as it usually is. We always rave about Anson’s but this special occasion did not meet our expectations. We have bern coming here for 5years (me) 20 yrs for my husband! We will try again, we also love Mike, the GM.... fantastic person

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CF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, fantastic food and excellent service from seating at the table until we exited this beautiful establishment.

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B
Charleston
44 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We asked for a downstairs table and got it. We took out of town guests who truly enjoyed the whole dinner. There is always another dish to try on the menu, so will keep going back. Got a little noisy by 8:30, but other than that, a fun evening.

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MA
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great time and food. Definite positive experience. Server was very helpful

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal and great, friendly service. We were welcomed warmly when we arrived, and our time at Anson's felt both special and comfortable.

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P
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food ; great service from Chris. Knew the food, drinks and was helpful in regards to tourist info. Great night.

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M
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We shared appetizers for dinner as we had a large late lunch. The salad was very good. The crab cake was excellent, it was almost all blue crab. And the calamari was cooked perfectly, it was a little bit salty but it was fresh and just cooked so well.

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. Staff was very attentive and exceptional.

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MA
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Everyday dining with good food and great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was great and the food was superb!

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LT
New England
20 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Flounder is outstanding, but we all enjoyed our meals and wine. Great evening.

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m
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm not sure why the locals put Anson in the "good but there are better" category. The food is fantastic, my wife believes their shrimp and grits is the best in town. While most places that have steak I believe I can make a better one using my Big Green Egg, Anson's steaks are superb and still worth ordering, and their chicken under a brick is a tremendous dish start to finish between the chicken itself and the sides.

The service is fantastic, the manager walks talking to the clientele to make sure everything is done right, and the atmosphere is inviting, not shabby, but not gaudy and pretentious. Anson has everything one looks for in a restaurant, awesome food, great service and an inviting, comfortable atmosphere.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good but not great. I got the feeling maybe they are resting on their laurels a bit.

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S
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time at Anson, service was excellent, my steak was as good as any prime steakhouse... will definitely go back again

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LS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely Delicious! The atmosphere, the service and the food were top notch. It was a little pricey but for a special occasion it was well worth the price. The "Crispy Flounder" was out of this world! (Best I've ever had).
Thanks for a memorable night...I will be back

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CS
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding regional seafood specialities (and steaks/chicken for those who want them). Had a tile fish special that was perfectly pan-seared and accompanied by a fresh vegetable succotash. Started with James River, VA oysters on the half-shell that were nicely sized and slightly sweet. The she-crab soup with a little sherry added was wonderful. WIne list is excellent and moderately priced for what you get. Also have a full bar. Service was attentive and unobtrusive. This is an excellent restaurant for the food and an upscale place to take a loved one for a great night out. 5 Stars.

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CH
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife and I and another couple dined at Anson on Saturday night. Service was very good with minor exception, waiter forgot to tell kitchen to have steak sauce on the side. Food was excellent and the wine list has enough variety to please most everyone. We will definitely be back.

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JB
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will always be our go to when we are visiting our Citadel cadet in Charleston. Menu has a great variety of fish, beef, shellfish, pasta and chicken. Can’t imagine anyone couldn’t find a favorite here. Atmosphere is dark and cozy yet not stuffy with neat bar and rustic interior. Super place for a special occasion or just a great dinner!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

80th Birthday dinner. The food, service and the atmosphere was OUTSTANDING! The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable about all entrees and specials for the evening. Would definitely come back again, again and again.

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RS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our Anniversary and had a very blessed evening. The service was top notch, very attentive and the food was delicious. We would definitely recommend Anson when in Charleston.

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Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service! Amazing, delicious food!

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Charleston
174 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food! Phil knows how to run a restaurant! Keep up the great work! Everyone was very happy!

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D
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious. I had the pork shank at the recommendation of our waiter. I do not remember his name but he was very attentive without being overbearing. His food recommended was suburb and I am really glad I took his advice. Best meal I had in Charleston

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B
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The service was VERY slow, we waited nearly 45 minutes for main course AFTER our salads. I believe the hold up was in the kitchen, there appeared to be plenty of wait staff.

One of our guests could not finish eating seared pork chop due to excessive brine taste.

I would also say that for that price point restaurant I was disappointed to see the TV visible from the bar area into the main 1st floor dining. I also was disappointed that the wait staff was in front of the TV while we continued to wait for food/dessert/coffee.

Our server was very good but the total picture of the service/ambiance was tainted by said concerns.

Thank you

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J
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak and dessert. Service was nice and restaurant is quiet and close to many attractions.

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L
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious. We had a nice, quiet table.

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