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Ground Floor - Anson, Charleston, SC
Ballroom - Anson, Charleston, SC
Ground Floor - Anson, Charleston, SC
Ground Floor Bar - Anson, Charleston, SC
Ballroom - Anson, Charleston, SC

Anson

4.8
4.8
4417 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 25 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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 4,417 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • 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

  • Charleston

    Good for special occasions

4,417 Reviews
  1. SandyM

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience. To get staff were so attentive and everyone congratulated us on our anniversary. I would highly recommend this great restaurant.

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  2. GreekGourmet

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Anson is an old favorite of ours when we go to Gaillard for a concert. It’s at a perfect distance between our home and Gaillard and we always enjoy our pre-concert dinner there. The service is great and we enjoy a leisurely dinner that is perfectly timed for our walk. We always start with their generous cocktails-me a martini and husband a boulevardier. Last night we enjoyed she-crab soup, burrata baby beet salad, bucatini lobster, snapper, salmon, Sauvignon Blanc and concluded with a delicious chocolate dessert! Everything was flavorful and cooked to perfection with all the dish temps perfect. Since it was just a couple of days to my birthday, I received a dessert plate decorated with very yummy chocolate, whipped cream and fresh berries! I have not one negative thing to say about this wonderful restaurant! We always sit upstairs in the elegantly decorated dining room. Many thanks to The Anson for a truly memorable dinner!

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  3. MaryK

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best food in downtown Charleston!! From starters to desserts!!

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  4. Lowcountrylady65

    Charleston

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was seated at a table upstairs in one of the smaller rooms, it was perfect! A little less noise and not so much hustle and bustle going on. Our entrees were very good. I had the Salmon, which was cooked perfectly. Husband had the Crispy Flounder and said it was very good, and he’s not a big fish eater! We finished off our night with dessert. We shared a Chocolate Hazelnut Cake which was divine! Looking forward to our next visit!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dodd was great! We had salads, steak, snapper and the pecan pie. Highly recommend. Upstairs is less noisy than downstairs but a couple of big tables were cranking. Didn’t deter much from a wonderful meal. Would definitely recommend and return.

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  6. WilliamM

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is excellent. The reason we keep coming back.

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  7. RussellB

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing...as always! Do yourself a favor and get the Flounder!

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  8. Chloe

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time coming to Anson and both times did not disappoint! The food, service, and ambience is everything you want when you go out to a restaurant. I wish every restaurant did things as good as they do. The dessert is even amazing as well, we got the duck fat apple streusel and pecan pie… SO GOOD!!

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  9. jjjj

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very friendly. The flounder was a little over fried and dry. Dessert was awesome.

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  10. MaryBeth

    Richmond

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing meal, atmosphere, service and always a Charleston favorite! Beef, seafood and wine selection top notch!!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing and romantic dinner. The food was delightful and the atmosphere had a great ambience. I definitely recommend this restaurant for a date night!

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  12. BarbW

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe, loved the atmosphere. Our waiter, Peter, was excellent. The food was also excellent… delicious and attractive on the plate. For the price we thought the servings would be larger.

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  13. Kerry

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed our dinner experience last night. Service and food were terrific. The only downgrade we would give is that the upstairs room was less intimate - more like a pub than an upscale dining room. Given that we were having an anniversary dinner and that the restaurant knew it well in advance, we would have preferred a booth downstairs.

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  14. KaylaJ

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, we had our post engagement dinner here upstairs in the ballroom, sat by the window. Roasted oysters & lobster bucatini was fabulous - outstanding service, excited to come back and try some more! Ps. Pecan pie for dessert is the best choice

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing experience. Food, service, and ambience! We’ll be back.

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  16. PattiMacMom

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our food was exceptional! From the appetizers to the entrées to the desserts, everything we ordered was better than we expected! We also ordered specialty drinks that were not on the menu, and the bartender nailed our order! We brought our friend with us who lives in Charleston and had never died there before—-she can’t wait to go back and bring her family and friends!

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  17. Rdej

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A Charleston classic. Consistently amazing food.

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  18. lynnt

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambiance and service. Amazing tuna appetizer. Limited menu, expensive wine list. Whole fish overcooked and bland shrimp snd grits.

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  19. CyrusK

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect night for my fiance 60th bday. Everything was just right!

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  20. NathanG

    Western NC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were great. First time there and will definitely come back.

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  21. DMark

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorites and a go to when we have company in town. Great ambiance, food and service.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated upstairs. Our waiter, food and experience were an A+! We had Halibut and the shrimp and grits. So good!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal. The service was stellar. The food came quickly and was perfectly prepared.

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  24. LesterD

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anson’s is at the top of our list to visit for dinner.

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  25. Cher

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic. Peter, our server, was very helpful and excellent. Nice, quiet place.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service ! Always consistent. One of Charleston’s best!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice friendly service great food. Highly recommend the fried green tomatoes.

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  28. RichardJ

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Go early sit at bar and have a cocktail and conversation with the bar staff. Very Friendly. Have been going there for several years, great ambiance on the first floor. Food is constantly very good as is wait staff.

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  29. Justin

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was good and the entree was also good. The big complaint is that they serve no bread. When asked they said it was due to Covid. Evidently they still don't understand the science behind how Covid is transmitted. It isn't transmitted via bread.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. AGD1

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but overpriced for what we got No bread

    1 person found this helpful

  31. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous dinner! KJ, our server, was so lovely- She made us feel so welcome and we loved learning about dishes that have been served here for over 30 years. The shrimp and grits are mouthwatering! This was a true Charleston experience that I’d recommend to anyone!

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  32. kbhinatlanta

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had dinner at Anson and it was excellent. From Peter's service, to the apps, main meal and dessert, it was excellent!! I would highly recommend the brussel sprouts, any of the fish dishes and all of the desserts, which we had. A wonderful night!!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfectly cooked filet, delicious drinks and excellent service.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    She crab soup is the best in Charleston always a must! Also the whole crispy flounder was seasoned so well someone that only eats chicken would try it and become a seafood fan!

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  35. momma

    Charleston

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time in Anson last evening. Our server was so personable and attentive. The menu was extensive and tempting. All of our courses were delicious, absolutely no complaints.

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  36. Thomas

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful and definitely adheres to all the reviews. Sat upstairs and Paul was our waiter. If you can, ask for him. You want be disappointed.

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  37. grace

    Charleston

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anson is something hard to find … consistently good! We had the roasted oyster appetizer ( PERFECT!) and then the filet and shrimp and grits. Both excellent .. then we finished up with the almond basket! A GREAT meal!!

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  38. WadmalawPat

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent. I have always enjoyed ansons

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  39. Dakota1998

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner! Went during SEWE weekend...everything was delicious !

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  40. SClocal

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ambience and service. Food was good but not worth the high prices. Choose to eat upstairs for a quieter experience, downstairs can be quite noisy.

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FAQs

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

Anson is rated 4.8 stars by 4417 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 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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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