Charleston's Restaurant - Carmel

4.4
240 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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Indiana
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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?

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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D
Indiana
3 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!

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BR
Indiana
4 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

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M
Indiana
20 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!

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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.

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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.

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

Birthday dinner

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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.

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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.

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BR
Indiana
5 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.

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DO
Indiana
19 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!

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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!!

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

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

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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.....

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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OT
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Isiah and Matt are amazing managers! They made our experience wonderful! Our waitress was SUPER as well!

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f
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

This restaurant does not honor Open Table reservations. They told us that we were placed on the same list as someone who phoned ahead. As a result we were not seated timely.

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OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Our visit began with a server coming to the table to let us know that our proper server was buried with tables. She brought water to help him out. DJ came back and took our drink orders then returned to take our dinner orders. A long time passed before our salad arrived and we were still waiting on drinks from the bar. An order of croissants got missed in the shuffle — no big deal — but our dinners arrived after an unusually long wait and still before our drinks arrived. At the end of the meal, we sat with our dishes in front of us for a prolonged time. One person’s dessert was delivered and eaten before all of the rest of the plates were cleared along with the dessert plate. The waiter was likable and we were understanding but it was kind of a comedy of errors.

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d
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

More than exceeded our expectations!

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JE
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Made a reservation through Open table. When we arrived, we were told they dont take reservations. Food took forever to get and the order was wrong. Our server brought our bill while we were still eating. Guess we didnt want dessert. Usually good experience was horrible.

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d
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We waited fifteen minutes from the time we were seated and nobody ever came to the table so we left.

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CF
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food as always.

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CV
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our visit to Charleston’s Restaurant. Will definitely go back again.

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WB
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service provided by our server. They were very busy, but we did not feel it in our experience.

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NK
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love Charlestons for many reasons. Over the years, it has always remained an excellent place for lunch or dinner.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had salmon for first time and loved it! My husband loves the pork chops! I usually get fish which is always delicious!

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Server was amazing!

Everything was great, other than the heat was turned up way too much. It was extremely hot in there.

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E
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome neighborhood gem. Highly recommended to all.

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c
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Food was on point, but the service was completely lacking

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HA
Indiana
56 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was good. The hot dinner plates always comes out before the entree salad. We finally learned that’s because the salads are prepared by a different group in the kitchen. It would be helpful to coordinate the timing of this as those at the table with hot food never want to start eating until everyone has their food, which means their food gets cold while waiting for the salad to be served. We love this location and it’s a favorite with our family.

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C
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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