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Anson, Charleston, SC

Anson

4.9
4.9
3844 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 44 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 3,844 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Best Overall

  • 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

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  1. W

    Weetie1

    Charleston

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We were seated upstairs at an empty table (no napkins, silverware, glasses)by a host who was full of life. Immediately we were greeted by our server who took good care of us. He had great suggestions and was informative and attentive. The best part-the food. My sister and I had the grilled grouper which was Delicious. The sauce and the veggies the fish sat on was the best. We both ate every single bite. My husband had a filet which was cooked perfectly and was tasty. We added broccolini and Greek potatoes YumYumYum!!!!
  2. B

    Buffalogirl67

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We return again and again to Anson for the delicious food and the warm welcome. We enjoyed the Lobster Tagliatelle and the Tile fish this visit.
  3. TL

    TLS4

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was wonderful! Upstairs decor was get warm and inviting.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anson Restaurant found tucked behind Henry’s on the street that shares its name. A reservation was easily snagged on OpenTable. Their menu screams Charleston with its upscale southern cuisine, harboring an excellent mixture of fine seafood and steak selections. The atmosphere had the quintessential historic home vibe and walls covered in horse art was a welcome tribute to its carriage tour neighbors. The restaurant tables were well spaced relieving any anxiety that your neighboring tables could hear your conversation. Our meal was exceptional, everything tried was flavorful, well portioned to share, and quick to come out. Our server Leah was knowledgeable and her recommendations were spot on. The Manager Mike was gracious, attentive, and welcoming. Our choices were: She Crab Soup, Shrimp de johnge, bone-in Ribeye with Chili crisp butter, crispy Brussel Sprouts, and Greek potatoes.
  5. FL

    FoodLvr

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing, bit pricey, but we don’t go downtown often to eat. Had apps, glass of wine, meal and dessert to split so we did splurge. Grouper was perfectly cooked and sauce was wonderful; fried flounder was so easy to eat since they did all the prep for us. We were not disappointed
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really wonderful atmosphere in a beautiful building. The meal was excellent. Very attentive staff. And the Pecan pie is outstanding, don’t miss it!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chiapas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food and service was excellent. They take great care of all customers and pay great attention to detail. Well worth the money
  8. CW

    CameronW

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a wonderful dinner at your establishment! It was my wife’s birthday and you had a great table set up for us when we arrived. The food was fantastic as well as the service. Look forward to our next visit.
  9. CS

    CharlesS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service only rivaled by the excellent food. Roasted oysters and grits are a must!
  10. SV

    StephenV

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great food, excellent service. Perfect anniversary dinner.
  11. SA

    SanAntonioAustin

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming and friendly. Always delicious! This is our neighborhood go to!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very welcoming as soon as you walk in the door!! Food was amazing and Daniel our server was fantastic !!!
  13. SC

    SouthCarolinaDanceMom

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time visiting, and this restaurant did not disappoint! The service was five-star from beginning to end. We also loved the appetizers, entrées, and desserts! We will certainly be back to Anson’s soon.
  14. TM

    TM6782

    Charlotte

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The steak (filet) was excellent and perfectly grilled. The server suggested a chili butter on the steak and said it would complement not detract from the steak’s flavor. The chili butter overwhelmed the steak’s flavor making it a disappointing meal. The staff overall was very average in customer service.
  15. EH

    ErinH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The crispy flounder was amazing. Waitstaff and host extremely attentive. Very nice decor only complaint was we sat downstairs and it was quite loud. I don’t think there is anyway to fix that in such an old building and it wouldn’t deter me from eating there again, just let it be noted. I can not speak for the upstairs dining. Overall, excellent experience.
  16. c

    carolp

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Service was outstanding! Group of six and everyone had a different dish. A wonderful experience!
  17. S

    Shipmans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend! Food and service were top notch.
  18. WM

    WilliamM

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food and wine list was excellent. We were seated upstairs in a corner and the ambiance (decor) was very plain. I wasn’t downstairs long enough to notice the ambiance on the first floor, but with good food and service, it wasn’t a big deal.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks/ wine and service. We dined here a couple weeks ago and it was the same, consistent. We’ll be back soon!
  21. CF

    CraigF

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was top notch in both quality and presentation. Service was prompt and very good overall. They have a nice wine list but no cocktail menu or beer list. Nice atmosphere. We would definitely go back. Great restaurant.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service Mixed drinks were so-so
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  24. H

    Heirloom

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great spot. excellent service. beautiful restaurant. great bar. food delicious.
  25. RP

    RustyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food and atmosphere but felt the portions were incredibly sparse.
  26. l

    llrandgsp

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must experience when visiting Charleston. Unique lovely local dining in a central location. Delicious food and exceptional service. Felt incredibly welcome as soon as we entered the restaurant.
  27. CH

    CHSdiner

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. A definite stop while visiting Charleston.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and welcoming environment with Charleston’s best food.
  30. JB

    JB7420

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  31. BG

    BowmanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always amazing. Front of house always so polite. Service was timely and very helpful. Truly my favorite restaurant in Charleston.
  32. GK

    GaleK

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anson’s is wonderful! It is warm and inviting and we are always graciously welcomed by Mike and we are always delighted when Darnell is our server. The food is excellent and it is one of our favorite “go to“ spots. A big thank you to the whole team for another delicious and fun dinner.
  33. c

    cass

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious and unusual. Service was great but not overbearing. Very comfortable! Highly recommend!
  34. CT

    CindyT

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved this restaurant! First time coming and won’t be the last. Everything from the appetizer from the desserts were amazing! Definitely recommend for a date night. Great value for the money.
  35. AT

    AshleyT

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurants like Anson aren’t often on our local radar, but should be! Anson was delicious and the crispy flounder is prepared exactly as it has been for the past 20+ years. We aren’t quite sure why Anson fell out of our restaurant rotation. There are lots of new and exciting restaurants in town, but don’t forget about Anson!
  36. PK

    PaigeK

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hostess was very personable, server was just fantastic, food was superior! Highly recommended if you go to Charleston!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Manager was wonderful and stopped by the table twice. I had she crab soup and shrimp and grits. Lovely.
  38. AI

    AmyI

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have lived in Charleston for a long time and Anson's has been a favorite for years. Dinner last night did not disappoint! The service was great. Our server made wonderful wine and food recommendations and we did a lot of food sharing! The flounder and the grouper dishes were our favorites and the creme brulee was the best I have had. Wonderful meal at a wonderful restaurant.
  39. MH

    MichaelH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice overall experience. Great customer experience. Nice ambiance.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A real pleasure and great food. I highly recommend Anson if you are every in Charleston.

FAQs

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

Anson is rated 4.9 stars by 3844 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 44 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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