Anson

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$30 and under
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Southern
Anson was named one of OpenTable's 50 Best Southern Restaurants in America for 2018 |
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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A
Charleston
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for taking such good care of us. We were with special friends and we all have been coming To Anson for years. Always a favorite.

E
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anson has a very relaxing atmosphere with light music playing in the background. The friend oysters were among the best we have ever had. The service was good, and it was an enjoyable evening.

MS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent experience and we absolutely loved the whole fish and the steaks! Thank you and we will definitely be coming back!

BB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding, especially the whole crispy flounder. Almost all the appetizers are winners.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was quite good, food was excellent and the atmosphere charming. We’ll be going back. The GM Mike Pendleton made sure everything was as we wanted. Made us feel special, like family

B
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always up to Charleston's high standards.

PG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The atmosphere was great. I had the pasta with shrimp. The description said tomatoes garlic butter with pasta and schrimp. I asked if the tomatoes were fresh on the pasta. They were not. The pasta was served in tomato sauce. No fresh tomatoes. It was ok. I should have ordered the flounder that they were famous for.

A
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual.

CC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were fantastic, KJ was our waitress and was so delightful. You must try the almond basket for dessert.

K
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal from start to finish! The braised short ribs are amazing

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was not great.

F
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had great service. The last thing we were served was coffee snd it was luke warm. Even the refills were not hot. We ordered coffee because we wanted a nice hot drink before stepping out in the rain.

TB
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was an issue. Catfish served cold and Flounder tasted reheated. Didn’t say anything while we were there due to with family. Disappointing.

S
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an all around wonderful experience, ambiance was perfect, the setting was beautiful, the service was exceptional, and most of all the swordfish and the filet mignon were just perfect.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience ! We were joined by friends from out of town and this was our first time at Anson. Our waiter Will was outstandiung ! Every reccomendation he made was spot on. The fried flounder, tile fish and swordfish were all excellent and the shrimp and grits were our best since moving here in 2017. We will be regulars here for sure!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! You have to try the fried green tomato appetizer- delish!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was wonderful. Pricy for a local draft beer. We were seated promptly even though we were 20 mins early. Will be back!

D
Charleston
37 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere and especially the service were exceptional. We have never had a bad experience.

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Valentine’s Day dinner. One of our favorites.

R
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Anson was Valentines night before seeing the very funny Queen St Theater production of ‘I love you, you’re perfect, now change.’
The food was fantastic. We both had a fish special (two different dishes), cooked perfectly, and very very good. Our server was Jackson. He served us flawlessly, including a very good wine recommendation.
I am sure we will return on a future visit to Charleston. We stay at the Indigo Hotel and Anson is a two block walk from there...
It was a great evening.... Indigo, Anson, Queen St Theater.... made for a wonderful Valentines night...

C
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, we really enjoyed it!

s
Charlotte
45 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Four of us had an earlier reservation a 5:45. Service was excellent - so sorry I don't recall our server's name. Everyone was delighted with their choices. The whole crispy flounder is just delicious but it is a whole flounder so consider how hungry you are or how much you can actually eat! The apricot shallot sauce is somewhat sweet. Appetizers: shrimp and grits appetizer is almost enough for a meal and is so good. The fried oysters are among the best any of us have had. Fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese? If you are a Southerner, this is heaven. We have been here several times and it is always a treat - lovely service and delicious food!

D
Charleston
37 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect!!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy going to Anson’s. There was a group of young loud patrons with a very load intoxicated guest. Otherwise great meal and service!

VB
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing apps!

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Great waiter - mediocre food

p
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to return to Anson;first time we’ve been back since the fire! So much charm, ambiance was great. Our waiter, Darnell, was outstanding and the food was delicious. We won’t wait so long to return!

DK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. A lovely dining experience. Highly recommended.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food! Loved the Atmosphere’ lovely evening!

W
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been 8+ years since I was last in Charleston, when at the time I lived there. The experience was everything I remembered so fondly, it to be!

A
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening. Attentive service. Delicious Charleston seafood. One suggestion - a more leisurely pace would be nice; entrees arrived shortly after orders were given.

GC
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all around

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our family's favorite local restaurants for the past 20+ years. Amazing food, top notch service, equivalent to some of the nicest restaurants in Europe and New York.

LG
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful dinner. perfect service. Will be back for sure

MT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anson was a great sining experience. Our server, KJ, was fantastic. She answered all dietary restriction questions and made delicious recommendations. The fried green tomatoes with bacon jam and pimento cheese were outstanding.

J
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IF 10 STARS WERE AVAILABLE I WOULD DO 10. THE OWNER AND WAITER WERE GREAT. THE ATMOSPHERE QUIET AND ELEGANT. THE MENU EASY TO UNDERSTAND. THE FOOD WONDERFUL. COULD NOT BE HAPPIER. WENT ON A RECOMMENDATION FROM MY BROTHERS WIFE. VERY GOOD ADVISE. SHE IS FROM CHARLESTON, WE ARE FROM COLUMBIA SC.

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic

n
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good food
Poor salad; a rip off
Excellent fried green tomatoes and whole fish
Service could be better
Very noisy

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our experience at Anson was great as usual. Jackson gave us superb service and chatting with Phil was an added treat. The only mid-step was that I ordered the scallops (in my head I wanted the scallop special) but I got the regular scallop dinner.
Did I say anything? No, because I didn’t realize it until the wee hours of the next morning! Delicious never the less.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food although the sliders were a little too salty. Great fried chicken and creamed corn