Anson

4.8
3091 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Anson was named one of OpenTable's 50 Best Southern Restaurants in America for 2018 |

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, it was awesome!

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KEMcA
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third time to Anson over the last month and a half. Each time our experience was excellent. We do prefer sitting upstairs where it is quieter. Favorite entrees are the whole flounder or the scallops. Their ceasar salad is one of the best we've had as is their creme brûlée. Look forward to our next visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

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BobbyK
Naples
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from apps to dessert was awesome. Service was great, setting was beautifully decorated for Christmas.

JM
JuliaM
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to have an excellent dining experience while we were in Charleston for the night. Anson’s never disappoints. Excellent service, food, and drinks. The menu always has a great mix of traditional standards and then options with lots of flair.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and server was awesome. She was very helpful in helping us make a choice. She even went as far as to show us how to cut our flounder off the bones.

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vipDeniseK
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I suggest that you move all workstations out of the line of sight of the dinners. Watching and hearing staff scrape dirty dishes while eating is a turn-off.

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vipMtPlocal
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crispy flounder is still worth the trip. Can't go wrong here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice! Steak and flounder were fabulous.

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vipShannonB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food and service!

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vipEmilyW
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience we had in Charleston! The host and our waiter, Rafe, were incredibly hospitable and lead us in the right direction for our meal choices. The restaurant felt homey and warm and inviting. We had the Osso Bucco which was falling off the bone and the Veal Parmesan which was so good, especially when paired with the pasta (the sweet sauce was unreal!). When we left, the host came out and took our picture for us by the beautiful flowers and store sign. Truly such kind and genuine service, which is not something we found in every restaurant during the off season.

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Trini
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good place to eat, service and food is good nothing exceptional. I was a bit disappointed with the ambience the upper part of the restaurant looks like a hall and all the chairs are banquet gold chairs, not very warm at all.

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TomB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was sub par for a restaurant competing with those like High Cotton. Also, no bread anywhere in this restaurant? Seriously? I had a pasta dish, still no bread! Not even saltines with salads. We’ve had much better meals at chain restaurants at 1/3 the price. Will not go back and do not recommend it!

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AndreaA
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family visit to Charleston. We wanted delicious upscale food but not in an overly upscale fancy restaurant. Anson was perfect! Wonderful atmosphere (loved the warm feeling decor upstairs !) and delicious food (we had the fried whole trout and it was expertly prepared and amazing tasting!!) Their in house ground grits are the best I’ve ever tasted! The service was impeccable - so friendly, attentive and professional.

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JoyceR
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Friendly atmosphere

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vipCynthiaM
Atlanta
103 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are locals and love Anson. The fried flounder is outstanding and the new roasted oysters are wonderful too!. We are alway made to feel welcome and love the service we received. I had the halibut last night and it was exceptional. Don't forget the pecan pie, just like Grandmas!

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MikeH
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Wonderful atmosphere.

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PamG
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Thanksgiving weekend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

What use to be my favorite restaurant has gone down. I always order the signature dish the crispy flounder . This time was dry and had very little apricot glaze on it. I haven’t been there in about a year but was disappointed in the food When we left the restaurant manager seemed very unconcerned about the flounder. Saying we should have asked for more glaze and admitting they had reduced the amount of glaze they put on the flounder Probably will try other restaurants now instead of going back here. Service was average. Waiter pouring water from across the table and getting it on the table cloth and didn’t ask about food after served.

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LindaT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everyone in our party of five ordered different entrees and only one person enjoyed the flavor.

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vipElizabethM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was great but drinks were awful.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience all around. Great steaks, appetizers, and awesome deserts!

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IgorE
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to quiet time and delicious dinner! Very good food and well trained stuff! Recommend!

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sherrie
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Charleston gem and a true southern dining experience ! Our dinner of fried okra and the famous flounder dish was outstanding. Wait staff was efficient, thorough ,professional and friendly. The ambiance is cozy, charming, lively with a touch of southern elegance!

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SteveP
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Darnell was top notch in his knowledge of food and drink! Would highly recommend!

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vipJonA
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at Anson. You can't go wrong here, it is our go to when we are in Charleston.

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Jaybird
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Highly recommend!

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Chelsea
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! The okra and shrimp and grits appetizers were delicious. The whole grouper was as amazing as it always is. The crème brûlée was so good! The entire evening was a wonderful way to celebrate a joint birthday.

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vipDiner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great. Flounder was wonderful. Veal was way overcooked.

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Rebel
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had the Crispy Flounder. Everything was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive service, great ambiance. Highly recommend!

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BevJ
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was service. It was however a bit pricey. Limited wine selections by the glass. I was expecting more in the way of a Southern low country menu. All in all a good time.

MB
MollieB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from welcome to the check. Friend green tomatoes were top-notch. The service was fantastic. Recommendations from our waiter (Darnell) were on point. Ambiance, check. Would recommend for anything from a date night to family dinner to a group of friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very welcoming. Food are amazing, their flounder and shrimp&grits are so delicious!

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vipSAMUELN
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great atmosphere and good service. Biggest complaint was lack of seasoning on the food. Everything from the okra to the steak to the shrimp and grits needed a bit of salt.

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vipStevenH
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Would go again. Service was great

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very consistently good!

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vipJohn
Charleston
62 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, another great experience. Incredible food prepared for and delivered by Charleston hospitality like none other. A great venue for families, couples or anyone wanting to enjoy some of the best Charleston cuisine. Tonight, I again had their signature crispy flounder which again lived up to my expectations. A+

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly good

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great Resturant! We love this restaurant. Service is normally great. This time we felt rushed after sitting down at 8:00pm. We were out with friends and they mentioned the same thing. This was a first, so will definitely go back and hope not to get same waiter.

FAQs

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

Anson is rated 4.8 stars by 3091 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.