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For 2
Date
Thu, 6/21
Time
10:00 PM
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Anson

4.6
1498 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
Nick McBride
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Parking details
Parking on the street as well as a pay-lot next to the restaurant and across the street.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 1498 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Overall good experience for our anniversary.
My steak was overdone, but I was nearly finished with it. Server noticed and ordered complete new meal, which ended up being a lot of extra food. Packed it to go.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Everything about Anson was great. The food, service and atmosphere exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. You can tell it is well-run and I loved the area it was in.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Anson is over-rated and over priced and we still felt hungry when we left.
I would not recommend and we will not be back. The food portions are not big.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Nice, elegant restaurant for a final Charleston dinner (couple). The upstairs (where we ate), is quiet and mostly populated with older groups.

We had the flounder and scallops and the roasted garlic appetizer. All good choices.

Excellent service.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Evening with friends with excellent menu selection and service and one of my favorite restaurants

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This is the best meal I have ever had. Please go here, stop scrolling and book a reservation at Anson

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This is one of my wife and I's favorite restaurants. The service is unmatched, the cocktails are excellent, and the food is fantastic. We like to go for special occasions like family visits, birthdays, anniversaries, and the like. It's an expensive place to eat, but you get what you pay for, and it's well worth it.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Crispy flounder always a treat!
Good service and great food

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Good and drinks were fantastic. Nice decor in the restaurant. Service a little slow. Overall I recommend it for a nice night out

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Perfect ambience, a hidden gem historically situated near City Market, Anson is the go-to for special occasions. Celebrating our tenth, Anson's historic upstairs decor, elegant table arrangements and endearing service made for a very romantic, memorable anniversary night. Notable mentions: Billy, our kind server, She Crab Soup with a splash of Sherry, deviled eggs (uniquely spiced), the basket of house bread and butter, crab cake, aside its sweet remoulade and a very special mention to my Lemon Drop Martinis. Cheers! Anson! 'Til next time, Charleston. C'est la vie.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

This was my first time dining at Anson's. The food was great and the service was excellent. It was a little loud but we were there during prime dining time. I will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The flounder is spectacular.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The creativity, and variety of the menu intrigued me when having to chose a location for a business meal. The food was extraordinary! and our waitress was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Our entire evening was LOVELY! Our dinner was fabulous as were the drinks! The service and our waiter were impeccable. He could not have been any more attentive and engaging. He was very professional yet personable and shared tidbits about the menus and the restaurant and history of the restaurant with us. We asked him for suggestions for dinner and dessert and he graciously gave us some of his favorites as well as other guests and did not steer us wrong! It was our 40th wedding anniversary and a perfect place to celebrate! They even brought a special dessert to our table for our celebration! If you have not been....go....you will not be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Anson is a great place to go for a date or any other time you want to treat yourself. The restaurant had an old world charm. It was not noisy but not so quiet you felt uncomfortable talking. The wait staff was friendly and attentive and the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

My first visit to Anson. Was with a group of 4 couples. Had a great meal & night out. Service was great (Leah, I believe). Definitely recommend and will be back. Thank you.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Although I live a block from Anson, I have not had a meal here in a few years. I took a good friend for pre-theater dinner. We both started with appetizers, then and entree, and split a bottle of wine.The cuisine is southern with a nod toward the Carolina Lowcountry. Very Charleston menu. I had oysters on the half shell. Pricey at $2.50 a pop; at least for local oysters. They were good. Not terribly plump and salty as I was told by the server.But good. I had the Grouper (catch of the day). It was just a tad over cooked but very, very tasty. Served on a bed of hominy and thinly sliced fingerlings. The portion was huge. The flavor was outstanding. My companion's filet mignon was reportedly perfectly cooked and delicious. The wine list is very nice with plenty of options in every price range.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We had a very nice time!

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

We hadn't been here for many years and decided to make an early (5:30 PM) reservation. The decor had changed to a bit more casual but the food was still delicious.I HIGHLY recommend their Crispy Flounder. It's absolutely the best! The fried green tomatoes appetizer is also very good. The wine list was varied and our server excellent - attentive but not hovering. Lovely restaurant for dinner in the heart of Charleston!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

The light coming in the windows in the second floor dining room was like a Vermeer painting. The food was excellent. Beautiful building. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great meal. Celebrated our fifth anniversary. Would recommend to anyone.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I have enjoyed dining at Anson's several times this year. The food is delicious and the service is superb! I recommend it to locals and tourists.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Very accommodating. Great food. Great service. Chef gave us an anniversary treat.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

A friend had told us about the restaurant and it was fabulous. The staff and waiter were so gracious and attentive. Management came and checked on us and they even sent out an anniversary dessert for our parents. The dishes that were the table favorites were the whole flounder, almond dessert and pecan pie. We were full and happy and will be back when we come back to Charleston!

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We tried this restaurant for the first time and enjoyed the food and the service.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

The experience was a joy from start to finish. The food and service were excellent. The Flounder was recommended as their specialty. It was excellent, though the apricot shallot sauce was a little sweet for my liking. My wife had the blackened catfish with shrimp etoufee, which she loved. No beer menu, but excellent wine list. I finished with warm pecan pie alamode. We would both highly recommend

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

It was our first time dining at Anson and we will definitely go back. Leah our server was fantastic and we really enjoyed our meals. Highly recommend!!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Vacationing in Charleston. Great meal, nice and friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Consistently one of the very best meals in Charleston. Beautiful inside, great service, every sip and every bite delicious. We’ve eaten at most of the ‘best’ in Charleston and Anson’s I’d as good or better.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

My husband and I went there for our anniversary dinner. We were in Charleston for the day and picked this place after reading the reviews. Well, the place was very inviting, the staff was incredibly nice and the food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Excellent food quality

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

I like the high end service in a relaxed setting. The food we had was good, but my favorite was the shrimp pasta it had the right amount of garlic and spices.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

It was an amazing experience. The food, ambiance and service was outstanding!

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Darnell was a pleasant waiter. We ordered calamari which was good, just wish there was more sauce. Salmon was good. My colleague ordered fried shrimp. Service was great.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

As soon as my wife and I arrived. The greeter was very pleasant. Once we were seated the manager came over and introduced himself. The waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu and gave great recommendations. The food was superb and the cocktails were just right. The atmosphere was just perfect for the occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

My wife and I had an overall great experience here this past Memorial Day weekend. My wife was in town working and finished later than expected. Sunday nights can be a little difficult to find a reservation anywhere, especially on a holiday weekend. Our usual spots and a few we had been wanting to try were either closed or booked up. I found this place and so glad we did!
Now, being a holiday weekend, they were apparently very busy because they had run out of several items on the menu, a few which we had already decided we wanted to try from seeing the menu online. Our waiter informed us from the very start which items they were out of and was very apologetic. I ordered a glass of wine and my wife got the jalapeno margarita which she absolutely loved and we took a couple of minutes with the menu. Since they were out some of the apps and entrees we had planned on, we went tapas style instead and everything was great. Hands down the best fried Green Tomatoes I have had, topped with house made pimento cheese and bacon jam! Yes please! The She Crab soup and the Shrimp and Grits and the couple of other starters were very good as well. We ordered one last dish, the Duck Confit and our server let us know it was the last one and it was ours (Yay!). About 10 minutes later, he comes back with the manager next to him to let me know the kitchen had overcooked it (Oh no!). The server and manager couldn't apologize enough and were truly sincere about it. The manager let us know what she did for our bill and wouldn't let me decline her offer. I work in the restaurant business and understand things happen, especially on a holiday weekend.
Overall, we had a great dining experience here. The service was spot on, the food we had was great, and the management definitely goes out of their was to ensure the guest leaves happy. We love to try new spots when we are in town but also have our faves. Anson has made the faves list and will be the first spot we go to next time in Charleston!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

This was my first trip back to Anson since they had the fire. I used to frequent there more often when I worked downtown. I always recommend them to anyone coming into Charleston. The food is always amazing, the staff is always great, and the overall experience is wonderful. I always tell them it is a little louder in there but that is just because it is a very old house. But you can't beat it. The almond basket dessert was the best ever, if it had not been considered bad manners, I would have picked up the plate and licked it clean! Loved it!!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The Manager “Mike” made certain that everything was perfect and that we were totally satisfied. The service level was equal to much more expensive restaurants. The crispy flounder is the best in Charleston.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Very eclectic environment, but comfortable. Upstairs where we ate was more a fine dining room. The roo. Next to us looked like a lodge feel and downstairs a speak easy. I do not know if it was setup to have different themes but it appeared that way. Great ribeye and service.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

I was craving the Crispy Whole Flounder, but it isn't the season for flounder so it would have been frozen. I am happy the waiter told me that. I do not like frozen fish and would have been disappointed. The wine was nice and for a very reasonable price. The She Crab Soup was delicious.

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