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Anson

4.6
1404 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern
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Hours of operation
Bar Opens at 4PM Daily;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(843) 577-0551
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jeremy Holst
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Parking details
Parking on the street as well as a pay-lot next to the restuarant.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 1404 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

A must stop to eat when you're in Charleston, we had one of the best meals ever at Anson. The Shrimp & Grits appetizer was by far the best we've ever tasted, our Server was an absolute delight, we would come back here in a second to eat again.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great restaurant. Everything we hoped it would be.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic dinner. We have been going to this location since 1980’s and it is still just a perfect atmosphere and location. Food has always been wonderful and we certainly appreciate the staff and their professional approach to service.
Thank you, we will be back very soon.
Scott

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

I thought the revamped Anson was far worse than the old one. Food was terrible. Waiter highly recommended the flounder, I asked whether it was sweet, he said "not too, mixed with tangy". It was the most cloyingly sweet fish I've ever eaten. If we hadn't had guests with us I would have sent it back. I'm an insulin-dependent diabetic so my question wasn't idle. Really not a pleasant meal at all. As I recall the salad was also very sweet.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Our waiter Darnell was exceptional. He was friendly, attentive, and offered excellent menu recommendations.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had the best waiter maybe named Aaron or Adam for my birthday party of 8. Loved the service, food & old movies!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous service by Alex. Ours meals were wonderful.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We had eaten at Anson previously and I was looking forward to dinner, again. Unfortunately, I have to say either my meal was better last time, or my memory was not accurate. While the service was very good, I was disappointed in my meal. It almost seemed that something had been left out of my shrimp and pasta dish. The pasta was very dry and it would have benefited from some kind of sauce; whether butter or olive oil. I don't think there was any type of sauce on it at all, so it lacked flavor and was just plain bland. My daughter's pasta had a pesto sauce and she loved it, so maybe I just should have ordered something else. With so many choices of excellent dining in Charleston, I won't be rushing back to Anson again, any time soon.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Disappointed in what we expected to be one of the better dining experiences in Charleston. The iceberg wedge was disappointing - better can be had at Outback Steakhouse. My pork shank had obviously been prepared several days ahead of when it was served - it was dry despite being covered in sauce. I expected a freshly prepared dish.

Advise looking elsewhere in Charleston for that high end dining experience. If you must go, suggest ordering steak or one if the specials - something that must be prepared fresh.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Very loud. Took about an hour to get food. Food was only fair. Chef sent soup as he knew food was late. Not good enough.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Really enjoyed our visit. The food was very good and our waiter was very well versed with the menu. Service was almost a little too fast - would have like a little more time between courses.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Amazing food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Reservations can be tough in Charleston but we managed one at a reasonable hour at Anson. Good service, great She Crab soup. Split the shrimp and grits and the sliders and we enjoyed both. Ambiance upstairs was welcoming and made for a quiet meal.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent meal and service. Fun place to celebrate.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Service was excellent. We did get 2 flounders 2 coleslaw, french fries and one glass of wine ..$150. I know Charlston is pricey anyway, Fish was good so was coleslaw and ff....Maybe just a little overpriced

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Very enjoyable evening with family for birthday celebrations.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Family favorite for casual to special occasions! The salads were light and delicious. We went for chicken under a brick and fried chicken. Everyone was happy with their choice.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We throughly enjoyed our meal. Everything was cooked perfect. Staff was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I will defiantly dine here on my next trip to Charleston:)

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Overall our favorite restaurant on this trip to Charleston! Well done!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We were meeting friends we had not seen in 15 years and we had a great evening there. Our waiter was superb. He gave us plenty of time to talk before we ordered, kept us up with fresh drinks and water until we left and we were the last people to leave the upstairs. Our dinners were delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Had a great time! Easy to talk and the waitress we had was so awesome! The food was out of this world!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We were greeted by the nicest front end staff and sat us at our favorite table!
Food was fabulous, drinks tasty and Will did great job serving and suggesting option! Will be back very soon. Love the sixties music! Thank you Anson employees! We had a great time!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was amazing and so was the wine and atmosphere. My only complaints are that I had to tell the server twice that it was my girlfriends 40th bday and wanted a bday dessert and that we wanted a bottle of wine with dinner and our food was served and I had to ask again for the bottle of wine to pair with our meal 10 min later and we had to refill our own wine glasses after the first glass was poured. This may sound kind of snobbish but at a nice restaurant you should never have to refill your own glass after a bottle of wine was ordered, the waiter seemed more concerned with his closing duties at other tables than serving us I.e table linens chairs plates etc

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This is my second visit in the last six months. We really like this place. The food is great, the ambiance is nice, the wait-staff is responsive, and the location is convenient.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Best Restaurant in Charleston. A true representation of Low country cuisine executed perfectly. You will not be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food and Great location! All of our food was prepared perfectly and we were treated like royalty by all staff!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent food and atmosphere! The seafood was great.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Ansons never disappoints. Wonderful food, especially the filet mignon. Sophisticated and lively ambiance with impeccable service.

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Maybe we tried them on a really bad night. The deviled egged were so salty they made my tongue curl, the fried green tomatoes were cold tasted like old grease, the mushroom pasta was even colder and over cooked. Even the filet was substandard. And we had the worst table in the restaurant- right in front of the kitchen door - which was unfortunate since we had made advance reservations through Open Table well in advance. The most disappointing meal we've ever had in Charleston.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The noise level was very loud. There were 3-4 large tables that we believe caused the loudness this particular evening.

Service was good

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1.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was extremely salty and not worth the price. We were charged for water!!! That said, the only redeeming quality was the service. Alexandria was attentive and quick. We experienced a small snafu and she was incredibly helpful.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I haven’t eaten here in years & I’ll always miss the Pecan Encrusted Chicken Breast with Blackberry Sauce - but my meal was delicious & the service outstanding. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Don’t know how they fly “under the radar”.
Absolutely one of Charleston’s best!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Loved the restaurant but the house signature Crispy Flounder (3 of 4 of us had it) was superb.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Excellent service
Extraordinary food
Beautifully decorated dining area

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great sea food and service, nice wine list at reasonable prices. A real Charleston gem!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We did an app night! Started with the she crab soup. It was out of this world amazingly delicious. The flavor was just incredible. We then shared the fried green tomatoes, the shrimp n grits and the arugula salad. Everything was so tasty, fresh and beautifully prepared. I strongly recommend this restaurant to everyone!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Don't miss the Fried Green Tomatoes...amazing!! The filet mignon is well seasoned, beautiful sear and tender. If you like roasted beets and/or collard greens...you'll want to order them at Anson! Beware if you order the fried chicken, it is a huge portion, albeit incredibly finger licking good! GREAT FOOD!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Erich was a great waiter! Food was good. Recommend d signature trout dish. Fabulous! Nice ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great food and service. Beautiful inside. Flounder was excellent. My picky eater daughter ate her steak. We had a great meal!

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