Charleston's Restaurant - Carmel

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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.

Specials

Free spinach and artichoke dip!

Bring a guest and try one of our amazing spinach and artichoke dips on us!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 28, 2019

Ends: September 29, 2118

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

What 276 People Are Saying
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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great.

MH
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Charleston's remains a "Go To" restaurant of choice. It continues to excel in quality taste and service. If there was any negative it would be the noise level, but we were there at a very busy Sunday Brunch time. Regardless, we WILL be back.

SW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We were greeted promptly upon entering the restaurant with smiling faces! I had made online reservations and they were prepared for us. Our server wasn't overly attentive, but was ok. The food came out in a timely manner and was nice and hot and very delicious. We will definitely return again.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Too loud, too much food for older diners.

IF
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and outstanding food for a memorable meal.

PT
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

This was our second dinner at Charleston's. Their croissants are the best (make sure to order extras!). Unfortunately, we had a bad experience with the waitress who goofed on three of the four orders and then tried to talk down to us instead of addressing the issues. Luckily the manager stepped in and comped the entire dinner. She was supposedly one of their best waitresses, so we assume it was just a bad night for her. That side, the food is terrific. We will definitely come back time and time again -- it was just unfortunate that this particular time we had issues with wrong orders, cold food and no refills on drinks. But don't let that one bad experience influence you -- overall, this place is one of my absolute FAVORITES for dining and I'm sure our experience was an exception to the place! Prime rib, picate chicken and all their salads were sooooo good!!! Make this a new dining destination and you will not be disappointed.

OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Filet was ordered as med-rare and delivered as medium to med- well. Love this place - apparently need to start ordering rare.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent, food was excellent, never had to wait for a drink refill, food came out quickly than anticipated and was delicious; filet was cooked exactly how I asked; needed a gluten free menu and there were many great options. Cozy and upscale atmosphere. Loved it.

CF
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always at Charleston's. Our daughter attends school out of state and this is the place she always wants to go when she is home on breaks.

B
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great clam chowder. Best I’ve ever had. Full of clams. Service was helpful and friendly

M
Indiana
63 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place - friendly service and good food. Consistently good.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like Charleston’s because it’s consistently great. Great food and the prices are reasonable.

HF
Indiana
34 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Try the dynamite shrimp!

SN
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was noisier than we thought it would be. But the food and service were very good.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good as always. Never a bad experience.

L
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the food and the atmosphere.

AE
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I love Charleston's, and recently went to celebrate a friends engagement. The food is phenomenal (I recommend the Baked Potato Soup or Bolgonase). The service at our table was outstanding, but unfortunately the service upon entering Charleston's was lacking. Specifically, I used Open Table to make a reservation. In the past they have not take reservations, but it has been a few years and it appeared they had made a change. I arrived a little early and overheard the hostess speaking with another customer who had used Open Table. The hostess was explaining that they only do "call aheads" and do not actually honor reservations. After the other customer ended their conversation I approached and asked about the reservations via Open Table. I was informed, that their location , though being listed on the Open Table site, did not do reservations. They still sat me and my party at the 7:15 time, but they had made it clear that we would have to wait regardless of our reservation confirmation if they could not get a table ready in time. Ultimately, the night went well and the rest of the service was great. My issue was the attitude that was expressed from the seating staff. At the end of the evening, I heard the manager of the restaurant speaking with the hostess and confirmed that they in fact do take reservations from Open Table. It may behoove the managerial staff to inform their hostesses of the changes.

OC
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always enjoy a good meal at Charleston's. We celebrated my birthday and the food was great as always. We highly recommend the Carmel location.

PT
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! We wanted a place that served prime rib and also had items for a vegan guest. The pasta she had was outstanding, as was my prime rib. The dinner rolls were really delicious and the service top notch. I will be coming back to this restaurant whenever I visit the Indianapolis area.

BL
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat in the bar with great service and a good meal with friends

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

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
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

DB
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BR
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

MF
Indiana
31 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

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
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

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

HD
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

R
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

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

C
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
16 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a good meal. Exceptional service from Christina!

HA
Indiana
59 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RE
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

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
Overall4food5service3ambience2

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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