Charleston's Restaurant - Carmel

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322 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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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 28, 2019

Ends: September 29, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 11:00AM-8:00PM

What 322 People Are Saying
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OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We frequently dine at Charleston's but the higher prices, especially for a weekend lunch, will mean we will visit less frequently.

HA
Indiana
59 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy our meal at Charlestons’s. The food is good and we love that it is just around the corner from us.

r
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

They have changed their menu and have eliminated several of the items I prefer.

TE
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

we don't know as of yet, hopefully this time was a fluke!

MF
Indiana
36 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I think our server was new so service was slow, he didnt ask if we wanted dessert (it was Fat Tuesday so YES), tried to take my wine glass away while there was still wine in it. We love Charleston's so we'll be back

T
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was great. It was quiet so we could visit. The ribeye was tasty but tough.

HF
Indiana
44 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There is a new menu format; old favorite are still on the menu.
Our dinner was extremely good.

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were treated very rudely by two servers. We actually heard our server say under her breath “this table is driving me f** nuts” after we asked for waters. Do not recommend at all.

T
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food, but waiter was very very talkative.

JT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place for special events. Always great.....service, food ans ambience.

JJ
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our friends had never been to Charleston’s, as a result we decided to take them here. The atmosphere was perfect! Low lights, quiet surroundings and a waitress with a personality! Everyone’s food was delicious except one and I never knew it until we got home. Our friends had the shrimp scampi, which she said was delicious and the Parmesan crusted chicken, another winner! I had the chicken fingers, wonderful as always and my husband had the fish special, which was completely over cooked and very strong. My husband didn’t mention this to our server, which I think was a mistake. They can fix this! I think our friends will go back.

BI
Indiana
25 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server outstanding. Professional and attentive. Acknowledged voluntarily appetizer promotion for using open table!

Enjoyed the booth with lamp lighting. Nice ambiance.

N
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

OT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food.

DG
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to go. So glad they take reservations now. Their food quality and service is consistently outstanding and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. The bar area is a great place to sit for a drink or meal.

DD
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Birthday; Nice, competent waiter

OT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service I have had at Charleston’s and we normally have great service there. Waiter was over the top good. Continues to be a wonderful restaurant - and one our family’s favorite places to eat/drink.

KR
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love this place. Our favorite local restaurant. We can always find something like.

D
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Charleston’s. Atmosphere was pleasant and food was delicious. I had Parmesan Crusted Chicken with angel hair pasta and a mozzarella salad. My companion had Chicken Piccata with mixed vegetables. We both ate every bite and declared that we would gladly eat there again. We appreciated that the food and condiments were ‘just right’ in regard to portion size—not too small and not so large that we felt wasteful by leaving excesses on our plate. We highly recommend Charleston’s.

L
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always love coming here for either lunch or on date night - one of those places were you can come when you're in either a casual or 'fancy' dining mood. Service was great, as was the menu - and the smell of the grill makes for a cozy, warm atmosphere.

BR
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had stellar service every time we visit Charleston’s. Food is great too !

C
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fast and friendly and the manager stopped to check on us. Four of us dined and each had a different entree. The prime rib dinner, Ribs, shrimp scampi and Parmesan crust chicken were all served hot and delicious! Overall a wonderful experience and we will go back very soon!

KR
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. Like the fact that we can now make reservations through Open Table. Please keep using this APP.

P
South Dakota
16 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent meal. Good atmosphere. Good service.

PM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food. Prices are a bit high but we enjoyed our evening!

L
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Our server did a poor job and did not follow up when my husband received his food but our daughter and I did not. She seemed oblivious to how bad she was but the manager did try to make it better. Just not our typical experience at Charleston’s. We love the food and atmosphere and usually the service is good.

HF
Indiana
44 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very slow service during our visit. We waited 30 minutes for our wine.

OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The restaurant was amazingly busy. However, the staff went out of their way to make our visit as pleasant as can be despite being overwhelmed with customers.

CH
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

High traffic Monday night. At no fault of Charleston’s the restaurant had a higher than normal number of patrons for the night, thus the scheduled staff was lower causing our 6:30 reserved seating of 5 to be seated at 6:45 in a cramped booth for 4. Again because of short staff, service was slow but our waitress was very nice even though rushed and food was slightly off its normal level. I thank Charleston’s for managing the situation as they did and we will be back in the future. We were all happily stuffed and had time to enjoy time with our distant family during our wait

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The only thing that was irritating was we waited 30 mins after our reservations.

v
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service as always.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience1

We had reservations but they would not sit us in a booth we all could fit in- instead they put a chair at the end of the table and my husband was pushed constantly as people walked by ( likely also a fire hazard) . The worst part was they then sat a different party of 5 in a 6 booth (seemed to know the Mgr) and another booth right behind my husbands chair sat vacant all the way thru our dinner.
It was ridiculous and the manager did nothing to change our experience. Terrible experience when we choose Charleston's because we have been many times before.
Train the manager that customers are what keep a restaurant open please.

OT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great; our server was outstanding.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They undercooked my dates steak but took it back to correct.
Was her birthday and they provided a complementary dessert.

DL
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Charleston's at Carmel has always had great food and fabulous wait staff service. Only disappointment in that I reserved a table online, arrived early, and still had to wait 30 minutes after our reservation time. They could use a couple less hostess greeters and put them waiting tables

S
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience3

We have never had issues with Open Table in the past with making reservations. This time, when we arrived at Charleston's, we were told that we were on the call ahead list and that it would be about another 30 minutes. I told the hostess that we WEREN'T on the call ahead list, but that we had reservations through Open Table. She told us that it was "the same as calling in and placing your name on the list". Not cool, especially since they were crazy busy and it took almost 45 minutes. People who were walking in without even calling ahead were told it was going to be 45 to 60 minutes. What was the point of "reserving" a time when we still had to wait like the rest of the customers?
Several people were walking out due to the time of the wait...many of them after they had already been waiting for at least 40 minutes. That is not Open Table's problem, I know, and the crowd was out of the control of the restaurant. But, if there's going to be a "reservation" to be made, what's the point if it's nothing more than a call ahead and then still have to wait that long?
Not good for you all.

SS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, large portions, great service, nice ambiance.

RG
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoy going to Charleston's! Food is great and you can have a conversation without screaming!

PW
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was there very quickly and was excellent. Service was outstanding