Anson

4.7
1922 reviews
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Anson was named one of OpenTable's 50 Best Southern Restaurants in America for 2018 |
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4.7
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4.7
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed Always receive outstanding service and great food

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great. They made sure to wish my wife happy birthday and brought her a small desert for free at the end of the meal. Food overall was very good and the bartender was excellent.

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B
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love everything about Anson, from the warm welcome at the door to the friendly send off when you leave and everything in between. It’s the kind of restaurant I’d want to own — warm, welcoming (even if you’re from out of town), and delicious. Our server, Darnell, was fantastic. I had salmon over pasta and really enjoyed it. The five other people at my table cleared their plates, too.

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PM
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Anson several times when we come to Charleston. Would highly recommend. Always great food and excellent service!

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r
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to Anson's, the food is delicious, service is great and the Manager/Maitre d' is always very accommodating.

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MT
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anson is a wonderful Charleston experience. Great food, great service and a very unique, superb, elegant setting. Not many restaurants can pass the authenticity of Anson. Highly recommend it. W

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at bar. Service was perfect. Knowledgeable helpful and attentive.

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Naples
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I ordered the shrimp and grits as an appetizer and the salmon and angel hair pasta as my entree. Both were tasty. My husband had crab stuffed portobello mushroom for an appetizer which was tasty. His beef tenderloin entree was over cooked and tough which was disappointing.
Service was excellent as was the ambience.

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

Food was excellent. Waiter was outstanding. Only issue was room temperature- AC was up to high . Was cold upstairs

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seafood and service was excellent!!

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JF
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great place! I have lived in Charleston almost 3 years now as a Boston transplant...first time here and not the last! Fantastic spot to bring in family, great varying menu and you feel as if you are in an old home of Charleston. Our group of 7 sat at a nice round table and the service was superb. Will be back!

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SJ
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were both excellent! Looking forward to dining here again very soon.

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k
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was great. Our Waitress was not professional or attentive enough for this restaurant. We have been here several times and this was poor standards of professionalism. We had to ask if there were any specials. She never came back to the table once food was served to see if we need anything. Main course was presented when dirty dishes and silverware were still on the table. We had to wait 15 minutes for the check. While the Waitress did apologize for the untimely manner , she was preoccupied with a party of 8 sitting next to us. Restaurant was not that busy and she should of been able to attend to the table better than she did. A little more attention to details to diners would be recommended for the her.
Overall it's a nice restaurant and expected more from the Waitress. Host and General Manager were very nice.

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HL
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We do like to come to ansons whenever we are in town from seabrook island
We like the food , @ambiance
It was not our first visit and certainly not the last.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went with our daughter and her husband and our 2grandsons. It was a terrific evening.

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BB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The was very good but the chef was behind on timing of the dish and the manager comp both entrees. My dish was excellent which was the Pompano a whole fish and fileted by the manager.

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VG
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was over cooked (dry pork chop as well as fish). We should’ve known when server only recommended two items on the menu. With sooo many amazing options for dining in Charleston....can’t see a reason to go back here.

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G
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and friendly service

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S
Western NC
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for our anniversary. We were given a corner table on the second floor which is quieter than downstairs. Food and service was excellent.

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KS
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and staff was great! Will be back.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

She Crab Soup amazing! Service was great. Table was ready. Bread was fabulous, as was all other dishes.

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M
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

The bartender was amazing! I wish my friend and I had cancelled our reservation and stuck with her. Our server was quite impatient and almost snippy—like we weren’t spending enough to make it worth his time. Granted, we split apps and go drinks, but it was a random night in the middle of the week. We weren’t hanging out for hours on a Friday and just ordering tap water. Just didn’t feel welcome.

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KM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Darnell provides perfect service
The food was excellent!

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C
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great steak. Green beans had way too much olive oil given the heavy steak.

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Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Re-visited Anson’s during a brief visit to Charleston. Everything was terrific. Staff was efficient and friendly. My favorite entree, scored flounder, was delicious and unique to this restaurant. The Brie and shrimp appetizer was excellent and to be shared by at least 2 people.
Looking forward to our next meal here.

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D
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always great!! Best restaurant in Charleston.

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t
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, and service was great. The meal moved right along, but we never felt rushed. The catch of the day (golden tilefish) was outstanding. Beautiful restaurant, and easy to get to from anywhere in the historic part of the city.

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h
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 1st time dining at Anson. Everything was fabulous. We were not happy with the 1st bottle of wine ordered. Jackson made sure we found the perfect one. Will definitely be back!

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e
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

2/3 people lived their meals! Scallops and the fish of the day (tile) were hits! Don't get the salmon pasta...

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EK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food & ambiance. Great location in Charleston and central to a lovely carriage ride.

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Charleston
61 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we entered the restaurant until the time we left, Ansons excelled at everything they did. We had a great corner table by the window, the server was exceptionally professional/kind and the food was stellar. The shrimp and grits appetizer was the best Ive had in Charleston (and I'm local), the orange roughy was cooked to perfection and even the gin and tonic was well crafted. Great evening and we highly recommend Ansons.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was what I expect from a fine restaurant. Every thing met our expectations.
This was our first time dining here and we will return. One of the best restaurants in Charleston.

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KI
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very cool interesting place inside. Our service was great. The salmon with angel hair pasta was delicious. My husband ordered chicken under a brick and said it was the best meal he had during our vacation.
The only strange thing was the music. At one point Michael Jackson was singing “ABC”?!
Totally out of character with this restaurant. They should take a lesson from thr Jazz and Seafood restaurant next door where they play sophisticated jazz and blues from lunch right through dinner.

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TS
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would make a special trip to Charleston just for the Crispy Flounder at Anson's!!

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Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated at a table where the air conditioner was blowing very strongly. We asked the server if she could correct the temperature. She immediately took care of our request and we enjoyed our delicious dinner at a comfortable temperature. We appreciated her concern for our comfort.

Food was terrific

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TG
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we were seated until our meal was completed everything was so well done and handled! Our waiter was knowledgeable about the great menu offerings and delicious cocktails. It was a great relaxed atmosphere. We can't wait to return again!!!

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L
Charleston
157 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been to Anson for a long time, and decided to dine there with a group of 6 friends who were together, some from out of town, (One couple from Victoria Island, BC Canada!) after going on a carriage ride. It was close and convenient, and we knew we’d get a great meal. It was perfect! We sat upstairs, where it was quiet, and we could all hear the conversation. One of the manager’s (or maitre d) remembered my husband from before (he’d treated his Father) and he made us feel particularly welcome!!! The food was outstanding, and everyone had a wonderful time. We won’t let so much time lapse before we return again!!!

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AB
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful decour and just a delight. They food was amazing. The service was on point!

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RD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old fashioned full service restaurant with wonderful food and very professional waitstaff.

No "trendy" menus and phony decor. It feels like the place you want to have dinner at when there is a special occasion (or for that matter, anytime).

Don't miss it!!!

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