Anson

4.8
2594 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Anson was named one of OpenTable's 50 Best Southern Restaurants in America for 2018 |

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Steaklover21
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Per usual, Leah our server who we request every time, was phenomenal. Request her, she’s great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary food and service at this Charleston staple.

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TaykingOnTheWorld
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This spot is a hidden gem. It's an old classic in Charleston with a beautiful setting. I highly recommend the fried green tomatoes and the mashed potatoes. Their wine list is phenomenal and extensive. With an ideal location and plenty of parking, it's a great spot to meet with friends, have a reception, or have a date.

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MichaelB
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem. Moved to Charleston 3 years ago and somehow missed coming to Anson. I will be back. The food was excellent. Went with 5 others and everyone liked their selection. Steak was cooked perfectly with delicious fries. Calamari apps and Shrimp and garlic with bread crumbs app were wonderful.
This is a great find and a very good restaurant. Service was also spot on.

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Etho
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Flounder was outstanding but salmon was dry. The elk room without a fireplace and little ambience. WOuld only visit if in upstairs front room.

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GaryD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely be back! Server was knowledgeable, food beverages great...celebrated my birthday, which most places no longer do, made it extra special.

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JohnR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here... Came for restaurant week. Food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server amazing .. food excellent ... will be back !

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bkud
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD! great service & process with reserving the table.

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Louena
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Our favorite place to dine n Charleston. We have never been disappointed.

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JS24
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. Great service and delicious food. Salad with burrata cheese was exceptional.

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Luv2view
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Menu limited
Could have been slightly more sophisticated in meal offerings

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vipJayM
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always great. Get the French onion soup if you like!
Also the Crispy Flounder is wonderful.

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AllanF
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted right away and seated upstairs. The dining room was beautiful. Very charming.
We had the whole flounder, filet mignon, both excellent. The flounder was the best ! Never had it fried like that. Calamari app with pork belly was amazing. Best of all our server Jonathan was perfect. Thank you again Jonathan for a wonderful evening!
Allan, Jeanne, Brian & Alyssa

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vip57mgaman
Charleston
283 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way! Wonderful meal and service! Phil works very hard! Will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience overall!

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Desiree
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent staff. I gave special reservation requests and they followed them perfectly.

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ncfoodie
Wilmington
32 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with great service. I highly recommend the crispy flounder entree. Anson is a hidden gem.

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vipSuthurnvisitor
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went based on 5stars. Also had pic of baked oysters on website page and called and they said they didn’t have but if I were coming, after talking to chef, got oysters to the restaurant and we had 2 dozen amazing Breadcrumb and Parm oysters. She crab soup incredible - be ready very rich and creamy (as it should be). We were a bit suspect of the house signature dish - pics on website of fried scores flounder- but it was amazing!
Great choice def rec!.. great staff as well

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an absolutely lovely experience. Everyone at the table raved about their food. The calamari appetizer that we shared was a particular hit. And the fried green tomatoes were the best we’ve ever had. We sat upstairs and the dining room ambiance was elegant and refined and perfect for the occasion. Definitely on our list of places to return whenever we come back to Charleston. Thank you.

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KimOB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Needed a last minute reservation for New Years Eve 2020 for my family of 5. A quick google search for restaurants close to our hotel showed Anson’s had availability. With no other options, and seeing the she-crab soup on the menu, I figured we’d give it a try. We were blown away! The ambience was perfect for a special celebratory dinner with my crew. Would be perfect for a romantic evening for two as well. Arriving early, we were immediately accommodated and seen to our table. Our server Leah was so friendly and informative about the night’s specials and offered fantastic advice as to menu selections. The she-crab and French onion soups were amazing. At Leah’s suggestion, my husband ordered the flounder and our entire family agreed it was the best dish on the table. Which says a lot, since the duck, cowboy rib-eye and filet mignon were phenomenal. Do not miss out on the mashed potatoes, my adult daughter couldn’t stop talking about them hours later. Pecan pie put my own to shame. Anson’s is truly an exceptional spot and one I know we will be visiting again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had heard good things about Anson, and what I heard was correct. The service was absolutely excellent, and the food was delicious. It is an upscale restaurant, but not “super” upscale. If you are celebrating or just looking for a great place to have dinner and a cocktail, Anson will not disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Darnell our wonderful waiter was awesome! Great personality... service and restaurant ambiance great! Definitely will dine there again! Thank you for a wonderful end of 2020!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Served me Top Sirloin vs Filet...

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ERod
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. The flounder is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great will be back

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MrBinNYC
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from New York City on what would have been the week we were to be married. Fresh off a horse and buggy ride around Charleston, we were the first guests to arrive shortly after 5:00 PM. Immediately greeted and escorted to our table. The "perfect", perfect Manhattan from the bartender. Appetizers were delicious: calamari special and acorn squash. Followed by the most moist and delicious fried chicken (we were in the South) and a perfectly grilled Rib Eye steak. Pecan Pie ala mode for dessert. Oh, and I forgot to mention to two bottles of Franco Serra Nebbiolo that paired wonderfully with our menu choices from start to finish. We will be back. If you have a night out in Charleston planned in the new future, make a reservation and enjoy all that Anson has to offer you during your visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal. The food, service and atmosphere where excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great hospitality

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vipJy9doby
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Charleston and so glad we chose Anson for our Christmas Dinner! Friendly staff, delicious food and great atmosphere in an historic building which was nicely decorated for the holidays! Host thanked us several times for dining with Anson and stopped by tableside to be sure everything was prepared to our liking. Delicious, tender filet prepared to our requests, and loved the baked French Onion Soup and garlic smashed potatoes. Fantastic creme brulee for dessert. Highly recommend!

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vipLocal
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During such difficult times with Covid still negatively influencing our decisions, Anson’s provided a safe and comfortable environment. The service and food on Christmas Eve were great, from the calamari app to the whole flounder and delicious grouper. We would also recommend the creme brûlée. One note of caution...the small steps into the entry way are challenging, so be careful entering and especially exiting the restaurant. Watch your step, and you’ll have an enjoyable evening! We’ll definitely return soon.

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vipRick
Charleston
38 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Love the new Calamari and Beet Salad.

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LizB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!
5 of us all loved our meals!!!

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RayW
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was awesome. Ambience was great. Friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Average food and somewhat odd service.

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keithl
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been coming to Charleston for many years Anson has been and continues to be a place to eat great food. Local to the market and downtown district always a friendly place with great atmosphere .

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Randy
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I travel to Charleston every year to celebrate our anniversary and we always dine at Anson’s for dinner. The food is always superb and the service is excellent. Try it, you will be happy you did.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, service, and ambiance.

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SaywardG
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely wonderful, but when compared to similarly priced restaurants there are better options for around $200 a meal. Darnell was a wonderful server and made us feel at home. We are happy we came here :)

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SherryN
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anson's is iconic Charleston, We love going there, the dining room is cozy, and the bartender, Mike is fantastic! The food is always good!

FAQs

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

Anson is rated 4.8 stars by 2594 OpenTable diners.

Anson does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://ansonrestaurant.com/ansonrestaurantcardfoundrycom/giftcardsphp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.