Butcher & Bee - Charleston

4.7
147 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Local Ingredients
  • Tapas
  • Healthy
Butcher & Bee opened in Charleston in 2011 with the mission of serving honest-to-goodness sandwiches made with flavor combinations and food quality usually reserved for fine dining. That dream has grown beyond sandwiches to a bigger location on Morrison Drive, offering a larger, more diverse menu featuring locally sourced mezze, vegetables and proteins, beer, wine and cocktails.
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday through Friday, 11am to 3pm Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11am to 3pm Dinner: Sunday through Tuesday, 5pm to 9pm Dinner: Wednesday through Saturday, 5pm to 10pm
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Phone number
(843) 619-0202
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chelsey Conrad & William Mote
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Cross street
Brigade Street
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Parking details
Parking is located in the Half Mile North development off Brigade Street; street parking is also available.
Additional
Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine

Private Dining

At Butcher & Bee, we craft a menu for your event to reflect the time of year as well as your preferences. We host intimate private parties, luncheons, dinners, meetings and more, bringing our authentic approach to everything we do.

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What 147 People Are Saying
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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Hostess said out loud to the lady she was training “do not sit them at that table, it’s too nice of a table”

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C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Steak was not the best cut. Kind of chewy.

Desert was a frozen ice cream sandwich, served with a steak knife. I know, right?!

No national brands of beer, only local brews.

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food very interesting and delicious...LOVED the dates wrapped in bacon💕💕

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Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

You have an open kitchen but the kitchen etiquette is sub par to say the least. The food is pretty good but having seen their disgusting aprons and dirty hand towels, it is extremely off putting. If the kitchen wasn’t viewable I probably would have enjoyed the meal bc ignorance is bliss and the food is order pretty good.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Waiter gave me 2 pastries at the end of the night for free!! Amazing night! So surprised it took me this long to finally go. I have meant to go for about 2 and a half years now. Great first time!!

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BB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have had in a while. Everything we ordered was done to perfection. From start to finish: AMAZING. Our favorites so far are the spicy carrots, bacon wrapped dates, whipped feta (a must!) and the steak. The cocktails were awesome as well and they had a great wine and beer list. After the meal, our server gave us some complimentary pastries to go. Delicious! Overall a perfect experience.

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r
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

fantastic except for the chanterelles which had way too much salt. Victor was able to eat it though. would like the recipe as I have them growing in my backyard

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always excellent , food, atmosphere and management (owner Michael) welcoming environment and one of our favorites

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Charleston
58 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious love your restaurant thank you

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Charleston
124 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

You have to have the whipped feta with pita and the stuffed dates. OMG!! came back just for those two appetizers. Kabobs were delicious.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service.
Try:
Feta dip with honey and pita
Kebobs
Wreck fish
Kale salad
Tons of Rose

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife here for her birthday dinner and the food was fantastic along with the atmosphere. We will definitely come back here again!

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic tasting menu!

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DL
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a little awkward when we arrived for our reservation. Both of the two restaurant staff people near the front door walked by us several times, completely ignoring us and offering no greeting or welcome. We were unsure of what to do, or where to stand....and felt very strange and unwelcome. It was not the usual reception you normally receive in a restaurant of this caliber - - especially in a "foodie" town like Charleston where the competition is fierce for diners. Note to manager: tell your people to at least say "hello" to new guests who arrive.

It also seemed a little odd that Rose' was the only wine selection on the menu. We assume that the wine menu must be seasonal, but not a great choice if you don't like Rose'.

The feta cheese appetizer (with fermented honey) was spectacular and we did enjoy our meal. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. We thought it was odd, however, that they didn't offer any dessert (not sure if this was server oversight or if they just don't offer dessert).

Because the food was good, I would recommend the restaurant to a friend. However, with all of the fine dining opportunities available in Charleston, we probably wouldn't go back.

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Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was so good, and the restaurant is beautiful! Definitely get the hummus or the whipped feta. The hummus was the best I’ve ever had! I had lamb tartar, which came on a bed of the whipped feta. I’ve never had anything like the whipped feta, and it was sooooo delicious with the tartar! Another must have are the grilled peaches. So beautiful, and the taste is incredible! My friend enjoyed the local lettuce salad, and I found the chilled corn soup refreshing and tasty. We finished the meal off with the panna cotta, and it was very good. Overall, a fantastic meal with excellent service as well. We highly recommend Butcher and Bee!

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MM
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals of our lives. We got the tasting - would highly recommend. Every bite was delicious

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and atmosphere was nice.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Remarkable food!

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CR
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is excellent and creative. Excellent value. May have been short a server as when the restaurant filed up, the staff seemed under pressure. But they were gracious and gave us free dessert that was unnecessary. Thank you!

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M
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the chefs table. Michael was great. Informative and entertaining. Cynthia was also wonderful. Took her time to engage with us. I appreciate that. Food was amazing. Live the middle-eastern influence and local, seasonal produce.

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New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Ok service. Fresh as it gets. Great menu

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1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible, but the service was what impressed us the most! My husband said the steak he had at Butcher & Bee was the best he’d ever had. We’ve already been recommending it to friends!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at the new location...my family and I recommend highly!

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food! Although the phatty cakes were missing. The pastry chef that made them had moved on. Really wish she was still there! Missed having that for dessert!

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MC
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

B&B fit the perfect niche for meeting friends for a light dinner with a local atmosphere....and with no wait time. It's obvious that care is taken in constructing a menu with some local, seasonal favorites and in a creative way.

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BK
Charleston
49 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good place to hang out with friends for a beer or wine and tapas style. Limited menu but food and service were good.

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K
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

May be trendy and popular but was stuck at bad table with very average food that followed. Very disappointing!

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Underwhelming on all counts. We were so looking forward to our dinner given the reviews and recommendations from others. Our server was indifferent and somewhat rude. The wine was warm and the clams were so salty, they were inedible. The mezze was the best part of our meal with very good falafel and grilled radishes.

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BB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed our dinner at B&B, but it was a hike to get there. Relatively small menu but the flavors were great. The mezzie appetizers are fresh, innovative, and a tasty start to the meal. The fresh catch was deliciously prepared in a unique sweet potato curry sauce. The kebabs were well grilled and ample. The only ding, other than the distance, was the ambiance, particularly the seat cushions on the cloth booth seats were noticeably dirty. We would go again, however, as it’s worth the trip.

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Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant on our first visit. The food is creative and flavorful. The server was very knowledgeable and helpful in making recommendations. While not in the best of neighborhoods, it has a great vibe and was easily accessed by Uber. Definitely can recommend this restaurant and look forward to our next trip back.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first experience at Butcher and Bee was amazing. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. I want to go back sooner than later for more bacon-wrapped dates, kale salad, and kebabs. Drinks, appetizers, dinner, and dessert were all really, really good. Parking was easy and the level of noise wasn’t too bad, although we did notice it getting louder as the evening went on. You should definitely go.

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JA
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was amazing, but sadly our service was really subpar. We were seated without menus and had to wait nearly 6 minutes before our server stopped by for drink order (and to realize we didn't have anything to review!) Our food was delivered straight from the kitchen, so that came out very timely, but my husband's second beer never made it to our table (so we just finally asked the waiter to cancel). Once our check was delivered, our waiter once again was MIA to take it away, so we had to flag down another staff so we didn't run late to our event! Our dinner started at 5:30 and we didn't get out until 7:15...the restaurant was only about 50% full for most of the meal, so it was totally a service issue, not a kitchen issue.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Very accommodating

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CA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food, mix of Middle-eastern, locavore, and nouveau American cuisine. Flavors well balanced yet approachable for a more timid palate. My husband & I read a review in our local newspaper, Newsday Long Island, just after booking our trip. We will definitely dine there again. Bravo.

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Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Food is overly spiced. Fresh local shrimp don’t need a forest fire of spice. Waiter was rather rude when I sent back my dinner and did t even ask if I would like something else. My husband ordered his fish medium rare and it arrrived well done. We paid our bill and left

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New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was nice to step out of historic, downtown Charleston to try this very cool place. The drinks were perfect and the flavors of everything were unexpected but right on. The food is super fresh and the overall ambience is equally refreshing and relaxed. I definitely recommend especially if you are looking for fresh, local ingredients.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal we’ve had in years! The layers of flavors and textures were absolutely artistic. Funky, relaxed atmosphere and our attentive server charming. Have already recommended it several times and plan to go back next trip to Charleston🙂

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, and the food was amazing!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We allowed the chef to choose. Wonderfully creative food and more than we could eat! We will definitely come back.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great fresh food!

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