Anson

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Southern
Anson was named one of OpenTable's 50 Best Southern Restaurants in America for 2018 |
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AB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The deep fried whole flounder was so incredibly delicious. Overall, this was a delicious and reasonably priced meal. Would highly recommend.

V
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We sat upstairs in the “hunting” room. Very nice ambiance. Food was good. Loved the fried green tomatoes!

j
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasurable experience!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We made reservations and essentially dined alone upstairs. Filet mignon was very good. We also ordered the fried chicken and sub’d mashed potatoes. They brought out cream corn then charged for the potatoes after realizing we didn’t get what we ordered. Beer prices are high for the area for local beer but other than that a great dinner.

RD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere & food! Crispy Flounder is OUT OF THIS WORLD!

GK
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be greeted so warmly by the host at the door and remembered! Jackson was our waiter this time and he was tremendous. Open paren we always seem to have the best waiters!)Fabulous drinks and terrific meal. Many years ago, this was my parents’ favorite restaurant and now we all (Next two generations)continue to return over and over.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent. Definitely recommend to anyone visiting Charleston!

JH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely anniversary dinner celebrating our anniversary at Anson! MK was the most friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating server. I tried grits for the first time and was hooked! My husband enjoyed the flounder. Overall it was a fantastic experience!

E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Ansons! It's my "go to" restaurant. Phil & Mike at the front desk are the best!

CC
Charleston
33 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Our evening started off really well - the maitre d was very friendly and went out of his way to seat us at a better table. The wait staff was also extremely friendly and the bar made an excellent (generous) drink. It was downhill from there... while my husband's oysters were fine, the she crab soup was abysmal, primarily because it lacked the main ingredient - crab. It was basically a bowl of cream with a few tiny strands of crab, no sherry flavor and a VERY bland taste. For the entrees, my husband's halibut was mediocre and also rather bland. I had the shrimp over angle hair pasta...the first bite was not even lukewarm. I mixed it up and tried again...the flavor was not bad, but it was room temperature at best. I flagged a waitress, explained the situation and politely asked if they could just warm the dish for me. She said they'd make me an entirely new dish. I said I was fine if they just warmed it up, but she said it was no problem. The waiter brought my new dish out fairly quickly. Disaster - just like the prior one - no where near being hot. Who wants to eat pasta that's not even warm? Very disappointing food and a shame given the nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

DW
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere. Great steak. Fried green tomatoes can’t go wrong when you add bacon jam to anything. Worth a return visit.

j
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We haven’t eaten at Ansons since their fire. We always enjoyed it before and we thought we would try it again. The service was very good. I didn’t feel that the food was that terrific. I had the shrimp and pasta. It was okay but nothing special. There are so many excellent restaurants in Charleston, that Ansons needs to raise the bar and produce a better offering.

PF
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was just as good. You will not forgive yourself if you don't have the fried green tomatoes appetizer! The crispy whole flounder was fantastic, just as good as advertised. Get a reservation and go to Anson!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a birthday celebration for my sister who lost her husband last year.
Anson’s once was one of their favorite restaurants.
She had a wonderful meal and evening.
Thank you helping make this celebration a success

Cheers

Charles Lent
843-864-6426

SL
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We were disappointed by Anson. Our waiter was preoccupied with getting home and completely forgot our appetizers (and didn't understand why we looked so baffled when he brought out our entrees). The fried okra desperately needed a sauce as it was so heavily breaded. The she crab soup came in a plain white cup (not even a bowl) and was barely average. My wife had the catfish, which was excellent, while my short ribs were just OK (and served with a polenta that was inedible and greens that were grey from being cooked so long).

There are so many amazing restaurants in Charleston. We'd recommend Magnolias, SNOB and Revival over Anson.

KA
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were great. Was seated on second floor, which was beautiful. The only thing that I would change would be the music played during dinner. A little classier music needs to be played for a classier place. Thanks!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best fried green tomatoes I have ever had!!!

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leah provides great service! Excellent dinner!

l
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Lovely atmosphere. Service was AWESOME!!!

AD
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was amazing!

BT
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, atmosphere and service from our waiter (Darnell?). Noise level was much higher than usual due to a few larger groups of non-southerners drinking a lot One of the best restaurants in Charleston for high end, authentic cuisine without a lot of experimentation.

m
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oue Charleston favorite

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and server

j
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first visit to Anson's which is surprising since we've been in the area for many years. We were trying to go someplace that we've never been and we hit the jackpot with Anson's. Very good service; ambience is great. Food was very good; husband had steak (a huge steak with mashed potatoes and green beans); I had halibut with succotash. All tasty and nicely presented. I had oysters on the half shell; they were chilled just right and had that wonderful brine flavor. For dessert, I had the Almond Cup (which was enormous w/3 huge scoops of ice cream and my husband had a slice of key lime pie which he said was quite good. The martinis were excellent. I'll go back; it's a keeper.

DM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Former High School classmate get together- food is really good, the place is really nice looking and service was perfect

JI
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

HC
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The fried green tomatoes were amazing!!! my mom loved the shrimp and I also really enjoyed the Chicken Under a Brick. Would definitely come back!

BT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THIS WAS A FANTASTIC MEAL. The 5 of us came in off the street not knowing what to expect, and we were blown away with the customer service and FANTASTIC food. I've told three people about it already. WE'LL BE COMING BACK!

CE
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always A great meal and Service At Anson, One of Charleston's most consistently pleaseing spots. The atmosphere the lighting and energy vibe is always upbeat and positive, Most professional staff in town.
The Fried Okra starter along with Deviled Eggs are great, All of the mains are super but the Whole Crispy Fried Flounder is the best. Beef,Porkchops,fish, and several other southern dishes make making a selection tough but you will be happy with any choice.... Almond Brittle Basket for Dessert, Or Key Lime Pie.

JT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was awesome!!!!
My Wife and I was amazed with the table for 2 was upstairs ❤️
Very Nice, we shall be back soon.

DH
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service would highly recommend if you are visiting Charleston

NB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

My husband ordered the flounder and he wasn't offered a side. He didn't noticed it didn't come with any and it wasn't offered or suggested.

MM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great drinks and appetizers to start. Gorgeous dining area upstairs. Husband had the duck and loved it. I had the flounder which was ok. Would definitely go back to try their other options, they all sound great.

KS
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Bar area special. Our flounder special of the day was out of this world. Very friendly and service top rate.

GB
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent, but the creme brulee was the best we've ever had! Would definitely go back.

A
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was exceptional, ambiance perfect, but the food, for the price, wasn't fabulous. The crispy flounder wasn't what we remembered (cilantro was added to the sauce and neither one of us cares for that; and despite what we were told that was not an ingredient in the original recipe). Four shrimp in a shrimp cocktail seems skimpy for the cost. But the staff went out of their way to make sure we were enjoying ourselves and they could not have been more solicitous. Recommended with caution.

S
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

a lovely restaurant that has been there for a number of years - quality food and service. Highly recommend.

M
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anson has always been one of our favorites in downtown Charleston, and our celebration there on this occasion was better than usual. The appetizers were delicious and plentiful, and the entrees were chock full of flavor! We selected a less expensive bottle of wine that was absolutely outstanding.

OT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Unbelievably loud! The acoustics in the restaurant are the worst we’ve ever experienced. This was made worse by an obnoxious party of 6 inebriated individuals who didn’t have any regard for other people’s enjoyment. We finally had to request to be moved to a table upstairs and the noise level was still incredibly loud. If you want to visit with friends without shouting across the table or using your menu as a megaphone then this is not your ideal place. If you want to party like it’s Mardi Gras on Bourbon Street, you’ll be ecstatic. On a positive note, our server, Wing was outstanding. He was truly the only good thing about our visit.

WM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Management failed to address a loud and obnoxious table of 8. Had our entrees to go.