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Anson, Charleston, SC

Anson

4.8
4.8
3652 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 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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 3,652 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South Carolina

    Southern

  • Charleston

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Charleston

    Best Service

  • Charleston

    Best Ambiance

  • Charleston

    Best Value

  • Charleston

    Notable Wine List

  • Charleston

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and great service.
  2. D

    Danny

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the ambience were terrific. The shrimp appetizer had great flavor. Opted for the filet mignon with their signature butter sauce. It was delicious.
  3. d

    drshea

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food and the ambiance exceeded my expectations! The staff was properly attentive and professional. Loved every minute and bite!
  4. JP

    JohnP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We Returned to Anson as usual every time we come to Charleston because my wife is an absolute fanatic for the crispy flounder
  5. JG

    JenfromGraniteBay

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the warm greeting to the last bite of dessert, everything was excellent!
  6. SC

    SteveCharlestonLocal

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic everything, food, service, and attention. Thank you!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Ansons feels more like dining with family. As soon as you walk in the door they engage with you and they never stop engaging, but in the most organic, non-overbearing way. The food is still phenomenal. The fact that the restaurant has been there for 31 years in one of the most competitive dining markets along the eastern seaboard should tell you everything you need to know.
  8. w

    wills

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Food quality is good. Service is a little rushed. You can tell they are used to serving tourists and try to turn over tables quickly
  9. ET

    EmilyT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    For the price, the food wasn't that great. Many better options in Charlston
  10. CR

    ChasResident

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in everyone was extremely polite. The service was AMAZING. I would go back just for the service! Incredible evening for a birthday celebration. Shrimp, Tuna, Halibut and Flounder nothing disappointed.
  11. MP

    MarkP

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place to eat in Charleston. Great food, great service and a great time.
  12. RH

    RyanH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite dinner spot in Charleston, SC!
  13. L

    Lou2800

    Tampa

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely location, splendid food, outstanding service. Highly recommended.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service and food
  15. LE

    LivelongEducator

    Charleston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food....especially the filet. Enough options for everyone. Attentive service but not hovering.
  16. A

    Anne

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and atmosphere was awesome. Definitely will return. We were celebrating our 31 wedding anniversary and our waiter Tarek made it so special. Thank you for a terrific evening.
  17. AC

    AmyC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu had lots of variety and everything was delicious! They accommodated our party of 7 with ease and everyone loved their meals, their drinks of choice and the atmosphere. The almond basket dessert was incredible! I highly recommend.
  18. b

    brettg

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and our server Billy was the best!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service!
  20. SK

    SamK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Crispy flounder with apricot sauce is outrageously delicious...
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect! Atmosphere, service, food/drinks! We loved it and will be back!
  22. JA

    JoAnnH

    Pittsburgh

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my top 10 meals of all time. My husband’s steak was really memorable. Perfect level of salt and fat. tender and rich tasting. The potato gratin was really amazing because it tasted like potatoes not just salt and cheese. It was exceptional. I had the halibut. It was good and cooked perfectly. Needed a little more salt. Desserts were really wonderful. The pecan pie has the most wonderful crispy crust. The apple streusel has the perfect blend of sweet, salt, richness and crunch. Staff was wonderful. Thank you Billy. Great wine list.
  23. S

    Sept9

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Our reservation was not until 9pm which I understand is at the end of your evening however you had options for reservations listed until 10:30pm. Our waiter quite obviously was ready to go home from about midway through our entrees. After my first glass of wine he never asked me if I wanted another. After our entrees he asked if we were done for the evening and we ordered dessert instead, he did not refill my water glass or ask if I wanted another drink with dessert. He cleared my glasses when he brought out dessert again not asking if there was anything else he could do. The food was wonderful but when you are paying that much you expect good service as well.
  24. j

    jennmack

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for dinner for my birthday and it was incredible. Hadn’t been in a few years and it was as great as always.
  25. J

    Jasonh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food is phenomenal, beautiful inside and out. Wish it had a little more ambience, maybe some music playing. We will be back, we’ll worth the $$$
  26. ST

    SusanT

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tariq was very accommodating and handled our party of 4 ladies so sweetly. We had one member that was allergic to pepper and we had to adjust the menu for her and he made it right for us. The whole flounder is a bouquet of amazing flavors in every bite! Please consider bread for the tables at the prices you charge. But overall, quintessential Charleston experience and fare!
  27. S

    Stephanie

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anson was amazing. My boyfriend and the other couple we were with said it was the best food they have had in a long time. Expensive but well worth it.
  28. n

    noraf

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food presented in most attractive way plus outstanding wait staff!!
  29. TV

    TimothyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food preparation was outstanding. Grouper was properly seared on the outside and flaky on the inside. The pairing with a moderate curry sauce was perfect. Jackson did a great job providing service.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food we’ve had in Charleston so far. Great menu. Worth every penny.
  31. N

    Nikolai

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our first visit and we will definitely be back for more. Everyone was extremely nice and helpful and the food was amazing.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in all respects. The flash fried whole flounder is simply the best. The chocolate cake with cream was as good as it gets. An extra benefit is the parking lot a half block away. Highly recommended.
  33. t

    tracees

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My best meal ever was at the Jules Verne (Eiffel tower, Paris) UNTIL we came to Anson’s. Absolutely AMAZING!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best shrimp and grits and crème brûlée we’ve ever had. Thanks for a wonderful evening!
  35. CP

    CherylP

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have dined at Anson several years for our anniversary. We always enjoy the food & the service is wonderful. They truly want you to have a good experience.
  36. S

    Sophie

    Charleston

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best!!
  37. DS

    DennisS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was exceptional! Food was amazing, and the service was fantastic! Definitely one to check out!
  38. JS

    JayS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Halibut and Scallops were excellent Side dishes of the truffle penne pasta and the grits were perfect. Always friendly
  39. LR

    LesleyR

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fried green tomatoes w/ bacon jam & pimento cheese as an starter and the Grouper in the cashew curry entree were worth every calorie! I just wish I had room for the Almond basket dessert that the family of three ordered sitting next to us. It was huge and they each had to have their own!!! I'll have o order it next time.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was good but not great. A little disappointing for the price point. Both my partners and my steaks weren’t cooked correctly and the waiter wasn’t personable.

FAQs

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

Anson is rated 4.8 stars by 3652 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 22 times today
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

  • 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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