Anson

4.6
2049 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Southern
Anson was named one of OpenTable's 50 Best Southern Restaurants in America for 2018 |
What 2049 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant staff were great and the food delicious. We had a great meal!

Report
Helpful
J
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The whole fried flounder and the catch of the day were over the top. Our server, Jessie, was the best. Will absolutely go back and will recommend. This is perfect Charleston!

Report
Helpful
M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice meal in celebration of our Anniversary. Although the downstairs room is nice, the upstairs room is beautiful and I certainly would have preferred if we were placed there instead. Otherwise, very good.

Report
Helpful
CD
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Classic Charleston Experience!! From the gas-lit lamps outside, to the personal service inside, and the delicious food, I highly recommend this Charleston favorite. We had 3 fish dishes, plus the NY Strip steak dish - all terrific with great accompaniments. The almond basket with ice cream dessert is enough for 2 - 3 people, and im still dreaming about it. Great wine menu. Our waiter, Darnell, made our evening a celebration.

Report
Helpful
GB
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The service and the ambience were excellent. We were accommodated with the quiet table we requested.
The food was average; there are other places that serve the traditional foods we ordered (oysters, fried green tomatoes, crispy flounder, pork chops, etc) prepared better and less pricy.

Report
Helpful
OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Get the flounder, you will LOVE it!

Report
Helpful
SM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anson was everything we had hoped for and more. We were serviced immediately after we were seated and the service was excellent. The food, however, was absolutely exquisite. Both my husband and I continually said that "this was the best meal we think we've ever had!" He had the Whole Crispy Flounder and he said the sauce totally made it. I had the Salmon Dinner which was the tastiest meal I think I've ever had. We will definitely return to Anson on our next visit to Charleston and will tell all of our friends about it also.

Report
Helpful
v
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Anson on a Wednesday night. We were seated upstairs, which seems to be the more quiet and intimate area, as opposed to the ground floor. The food and service were impeccable, and of the three restaurants we visited in Charleston for dinner, Anson was the most enjoyable. Would definitely make it a regular on our restaurant circuit if we didn’t live on the West Coast.

Report
Helpful
JD
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and environment. Would definitely like to come back.

Report
Helpful
b
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding. Definitely would go back.

Report
Helpful
T
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We're from Chicago and had not been here for years. We came to celebrate our anniversary and Anson was spectacular! The food, service and what a beautiful room upstairs, made for a very special occasion! We highly recommend!

Report
Helpful
BB
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was excellent except being seated at a table next to the bar. It was an early reservation, so it seemed ok until the bar crowd poured in after work and took over the place. They were loud, crowded the space around our table and distracted from what was a very nice experience.

Report
Helpful
LW
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Usually Anson's is one of my favorite restaurants. My last experience was a litttle disappointing. The food was not up to their normal excellent standard. I will return.

Report
Helpful
PN
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was just so-so. Service average or slightly less

Report
Helpful
A
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Charleston is renown as a town for foodies - Anson is working hard to change that, unfortunately. Food was awful; drinks were watery; and, service was terrible. Will never eat here again and will not recommend for anyone looking for high quality food and service. I have no problem spending money for a great dining experience. Unfortunately, I only got the spending money part right tonight.

Report
Helpful
h
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very nice! The food was good, we had to send back one dish because the the fish was severely over cooked! The manager didn’t seem to care. Our server was pleasant and very attentive! For what we had it was a little over priced, even if we were down town Charleston

Report
Helpful
OT
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible. Can’t wait to come back on our next visit

Report
Helpful
AJ
New England
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Anson. Overall, our favorite place in Charleston.

Report
Helpful
R
Tulsa
25 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In a word, everything about Anson was FABULOUS!! The food, the atmosphere, the waiter, the bartender and the owner were all making sure the evening was perfect!

Report
Helpful
JC
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Beautiful restaurant. Very friendly staff.

Report
Helpful
G
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always top notch all the way! Great food, wine, deserts-knowledgeably staff. Been there enough it feels like home! Always a high light of our time in Charleston

Report
Helpful
OT
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great flavors, ambience and service. Pricey, but a terrific treat!

Report
Helpful
BD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food ,service and atmosphere. I will definitely return.

Report
Helpful
OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with great service. We will be going back to sample more of the menu.

Report
Helpful
DC
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience! We're greeted at the front door by a host and the general manager. General manager's name was Mike and he checked on us quite a few times during our meal. Very impressive! Our server was Darnell who did a great job and was very knowledgeable. Our Food and drinks were great. My mother really enjoyed her 82nd birthday at Anson's and we were treated exceptionally! Would highly recommend for locals and tourist!

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was absolutely delicious. However, it took over 45 min to be served. The waiter stated they had a large party upstairs and it was keeping the kitchen busy. We understood, but there was only one other party down in the dining space.

Report
Helpful
R
Tulsa
26 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service here are Outstanding in every way! The staff and management go above and beyond to ensure a positive experience.

Report
Helpful
r
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner - had to try the flounder and it was very good. Not something I would usually get (whole fish). But it was very good

Report
Helpful
JD
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience! Wait staff was spectacular and the food was wonderful :) Would definitely recommend for a fine dining experience in Charleston.

Report
Helpful
DR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My best friend and I recently met in Charleston (me from FL and her from MD) for 4 days. Prior to our trip, we did a lot of online research about places to see, things to do and, of course, where to eat. Anson exceeded our expectations - loved the ambiance and the food was wonderful. Highly recommend it.

Report
Helpful
OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Awesome experience

Report
Helpful
AC
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 1

This is a really old looking restaurant. It’s very stuffy, which isn’t what the pictures suggest when you see their bar. The upstairs is one big sit-down, white table cloth room. They are in desperate need of an update to their ambiance. If I knew it would be like that I never would have gone. Appetizers of roasted garlic and fried green tomatoes were good, but the entrees were not. I got chicken under a brick and the chicken was a brick itself. It was so over cooked I literally couldn’t cut it with a steak knife. It was inedible. It came with kale, and they left the stems in the kale, which are hard and chewy. So the kale was also inedible. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant at all. It’s not even in this century and it’s not anywhere near as good as the reviews suggest.

Report
Helpful
CH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal. The oyster app was yummy, as was the flounder. It's right in the middle of the histrionic downtown. So worth the trip and $$$.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing! The food was absolutely wonderful!

Report
Helpful
OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good overall though Very Noisy for dinner

Report
Helpful
WL
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Whole fried flounder was outstanding! Also the roasted garlic appetizer was a winner.

Report
Helpful
KS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A pleasant dining experience with good food and excellent service but a difficult sometimes for conversation.

Report
Helpful
D
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing!!! Our waiter, Mark, was great and recommended the perfect dishes and places to visit in Charleston.

Report
Helpful
OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful. The food to service I will be back!

Report
Helpful
a
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Right when we walked in, we were greeted so kindly by either who was the manager or owner. We were a little early for our reservation but were sat immediately. Our server was prompt to greet us and was attentive throughout the meal. He offered suggestions on what to order and he did not steer us wrong. While we sipped on our drinks, we were brought the freshest bread then we started with the fried okra, which was great! For our meal we ordered the shrimp and grits and the flounder. I will DREAM about this flounder forever - it was incredible. Cooked perfectly and the flavor amazing. The shrimp and grits were also amazing - so flavorful and rich. I would definitely come back to Anson on our next trip to Charleston.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
52