Charleston's Restaurant - Carmel

4.4
256 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Charleston’s is a casual, upbeat restaurant with a modestly priced menu featuring traditional American classics prepared from scratch daily. The atmosphere is warm, cozy, and inviting, utilizing dark woods and gas lighting to create a handsome, casual and comfortable décor. Charleston’s focuses on providing its guests with an excellent price value and the highest quality ingredients.
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Dine here frequently and this experience was no different than usual - great food and good service at a reasonable price. My disappointment this time was the lack of acknowledgement of our anniversary since it was noted on our reservation. I was not expecting any freebies but a simple acknowledgment and a “Happy Anniversary “ would have changed the experience from a typical night out to a special occasion.

SQ
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good lunch time selections. Baked potato soup is still the best.

DB
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

I like visiting Charleston's because of the atmosphere and food. There are several dishes on the menu that I always enjoy whenever I have ordered them. Friendly hosts greet you and the servers are usually on point.

LV
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

absolutely, .....................................................................especially for the prime rib!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good and we had an awesome server. We enjoy this restaurant.

BR
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Wide selection. Fair price.
Great music when I can hear it.

MF
Indiana
27 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

We love Charleston’s and are frequent diners; however tonight things were not the typical high level of service we’re accustomed to. Specifically it was not super busy but our service was very slow. Typically we’re in/out in close to an hour. Tonight it was close to 1 1/2 hrs. Plus they were out of the J. Lohr Cabernet and the tilapia entree. Again not typical for Charleston’s. We’ll dine there again soon and hope this is not the new norm!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great as always my only Two complaints were the waitress never put our appetizer in and we were never offered desert my wife and I would have ordered the key lime pie which usually pretty good. So I guess you could say that the service was not great.

JS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Waitress went missing. Steak was over cooked and had no flavor. Limited sides for your choice with dinner. Very disappointed.

HD
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Hostess was horrible- told her we had a 7:30 and, with no apology says, “it’ll be 15 minutes”. Get to our table, wait 8 minutes for anyone to take notice of us. Another server takes note and offers to take our drink order. I was a bit annoyed and when our waitress showed up and wanted to rush us through ordering, I made certain she understood we were still making our selections and to come back. From there, the service improved, but the damage was done. The food was not up to usual standards with the carrots in a watered down glaze and my salad with perhaps 2 tablespoons of dressing (a dinner salad)
I am disappointed with experience as a whole, as you might have picked up. We have gone to this place for years, but this experience really causes me to think of other options

T
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food & the service was the best!

R
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Menu seems to have changed food wasn’t great like it used to be. Probably won’t return

C
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Ordered Spinach dip and it was very salty. No interest in trying the food after appetizer. I recommend the restaurant on 82nd street.

SS
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Easy to make reservations online. No wait. Atmosphere was good. Not too noisy. Good drink. Helping size good. Prime rib was good, but not great. Server..Destiny ?? Was excellent. Salad good, but still no French salad dressing. Baked potato had plenty of butter..too much for me. My husband had catfish and fries and says it was good.

E
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a good meal. Exceptional service from Christina!

HA
Indiana
59 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was great! He interacted well with us, caught an error with my meal before it came out and got it corrected.

B
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service and the time you get the door to the Time you leave! Thanks

RE
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I usually get the pork chop dinner. Great in past 10+ times but this past Wednesday night
it was really dry & tuff. The carrots were not the same as before. Really had no flavor to them.
The dinner salads are very good and the service was excellent. What's up with the cooking line?

JS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

We chose your restaurant for our anniversary dinner because it is fairly quiet, its pretty, and it has great food. My husband loved his catfish! The service was fine, except for one important thing. I am gluten intolerant. I chose the champagne chicken salad from your GF menu, after telling our server I needed a GF menu. It arrived with a roll on the side, not GF, but that is not uncommon, so I gave it to my husband. As a started to eat the delicious salad, I tasted something crunchy. Not knowing what it was, I ate more salad. Then I realized that it was a crouton. Not GF. I then picked through the salad and found about a cupful of croutons! If this salad had been served to a celiac, one who has a true gluten allergy, that person would be very sick for four days, or even on the way to hospital after eating it. Please tell your servers and chefs that this is a very important point!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is my favorite place to go for a good meal. I am never disappointed.

RG
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We like Charleston's and the fact that they take reservations. Food is good... always the same. It was noisy when we arrived ( 6:30 ) but quieted as people left. Our server was good, did not rush us...We will come back.

J
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

We had a very nice lunch. My only complaint was the service. Our drinks weren't refilled and we needed a soup spoon. I made several failed attempts to flag down our server or any server. It actually became quite comical.

AS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in the area. Always quality dishes and friendly service. They made a rare mistake this time omitting an item from our order, but quickly fixed it and brought free dessert to make up for it, we chose the bread pudding which is served hot and is really creamy, more pudding like and less bready, really tasty and more than enough to share! I love that they use fresh squeezed juices for cocktails. Husband always gets chicken and ribs which are really good! Love the fresh salads and homemade dressings and the croissant!!! Yum! I had enchilada plate this visit - just ok, could use more filling and less tortilla, but taste is good. Will stick with other items in the future. Always love the filet medallions! I appreciate the team approach, as soon as your food is ready it arrives always nice and hot. Servers work well together!

D
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak medallions are awesome! Veggies were fresh. House salad and croissant very tasty. Thanks for a great meal!

BR
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service, good setting. Kinda loud. Can't hear the good music

M
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a most enjoyable lunch at Charleston's. Our server, Collin, was most attentive and friendly. The food was very well prepared, beautifully served, and delicious. My husband liked his fish and chips and I very much recommend the Charleston chicken strawberry apple salad. Thanks for a lovely lunch!

SW
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

The waiter spilled a partial drink on our table, and then handed the rest of it to the wrong person. I ordered the special, a rib-eye, which I'm certain was not a rib-eye. The manager insisted it was (what happened to the customer always being right?) and indicated he would discount it because I didn't like it. When the bill came it was not discounted, so I again asked the manager if he would still discount it. He did, but the overall experience was less than impressive. Which is too bad, I have been going to this Charleston's for several year, and have not had such poor service before.

R
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The service was quick, food good & when we inquired about ingredients, we were given correct answers. Food always seems to be consistently high quality.

NJ
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

KJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amanda our server was just amazing. Super knoweldgeable and friendlly as all get out. She was super sweet and just awesome.

JW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's nice to walk up to the front door and have 2 of your employees open both doors and welcome us. Everyone treated us with respect, good service and the food for all of us was really good. Very pleased with everything.

BR
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charleston's has always provided a menu with a wide choice of selections.
And then they top it off with consistent food preparation.
in a few words: it's great food, very nice surroundings, especially good music and very fine service.

DO
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is consistently great, and same goes for their service. Managers always walking the restaurant to check in on diners. Highly recommend!

MK
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great experience at Charleston's!! Service was excellent and food is always consistently fantastic - all in the group were pleased with the restaurant selection!!

VC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charleston's is always delicious. Service is always excellent.

JF
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Been here many times and the consistency when it comes to quality and service is always spot on.....

TS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation however when we got to the restaurant they were closed early do to a power outage. Would have been nice to know instead making the trip out there.

K
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was very attentive and helpful. Three of us all ordered different meals.....no complaints from anyone.

LG
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated wife's parents 59th anniversary. Reserving online was simple, table was ready. Very enjoyable time. Food is always great.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was glad I used open table to make reservations but not sure It sped up being seated.

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