Charleston's Restaurant - Carmel

4.4
232 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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BR
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
4 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
16 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
1 review
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
13 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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N
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I had not been to Charleston's in years. The ambience is pretty and quiet. Our service was fine. However, the food was nothing special and quite expensive! I ordered Chicken Marsala..pretty blah, and a club soda. It was over $20. With so much competition with restaurants..there is no reason to return. I could find better food at the same price or cheaper elsewhere.

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TT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal although the steak options were limited. Great service. Only negative I would say is that we had a reservation and still waited 20 minutes for a table after arriving as did others who showed up with reservations. What is the point of a reservation if you are going to be “checked in” and wait like those who are walk-ins.

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W
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Much to rushed. Main entrée was brought out before we had eaten half of our salads. Waitress wanted to take my wife salad plate while she was still eating the salad. Check brought out before we were done eating and laid down on the table while manager was talking with us. Waitress was going to take my wife's plate again before she was done eating. We didn't want anything to ruin her birthday, so didn't make an issue of it.

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KH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

You may call the noise level energetic I call it disruptive.

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C
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and we had an excellant waitress

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S
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had lunch here on our way to the airport. Our service was excellent and the food was great! Both soups we had were wonderful and the burger we split was phenomenal. Thanks for a nice lunch!

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OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Filet medallions were not tender.
Could barely cut prime rib with a knife.

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l
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Caesar salad was awesome

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