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Fat Hen

4.5
2633 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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About

Chef Fred Neuville is excited to embark on his first solo venture. “With Fat Hen, I am striving to create a neighborhood restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere and signature French-inspired Southern cuisine,” he says. “Johns Island is a fast-growing area and I believe island residents – along with others from around Charleston – will appreciate what we have to offer.” Fat Hen’s main dishes center around innovative French classics with Low country cuisine. The Braised Chicken features locally raised free-range chicken braised in red wine with rich bacon lardons, pearl onions & mushrooms. Fat Hen’s Short Ribs, a favorite signature dish among family and friends, is braised for hours in a rich veal broth. We also deal with local farmers to provide a great source of fresh farm vegetables to enhance your dining experience.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Low Country
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Hours of operation
Dinner Monday - Saturday - 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Bar Menu - 4:00pm - till
Sunday Brunch - 10:00am - 3:00pm (starting September 7th)
Reservations accepted, Take Out Available, Closed: 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Day
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Phone number
(843) 559-9090
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Fred Neuville
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5  based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Bako4 (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on October 8, 2016

Love the Fat Hen it never disappoints us!!! The food and service are always perfect!

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Hogan (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2016

Outstanding service, wide variety menu and top quality dishes. Our favorite Charleston area dining !

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vipTJCJ (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on September 23, 2016

We were seated 45 minutes after our reservation. Also, our server was not the best. He kept forgetting items and needed to be reminded what we were fairing on.

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vipMarlyn (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2016

We enjoyed our dinner so much at the Fat Hen that we ended up having lunch / brunch on the way out of town. We stayed at the Sanctuary and arrived a day before our gang so we went off Island for a little local flavor.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2016

My husband and I are from Connecticut and this was our first time at Fat Hen. Everything was awesome. We got the Farmer's platter and crab soup to start. The Farmer's platter consisted of house cured meats accompanied by pickled veggies and fruit. So many unique and different flavors. Crab soup was buttery heaven. For dinner we had the meatloaf and the lamb shank. My husband thinks my meatloaf is better but I have to say I'd love the receipt for the collards. What did they do to them? So good. I helped my husband with the lamb shank. A very healthy portion! It was accompanied with veggies and cheesy grits. The combo was sooooooo good! Everything was great, but that shank was the best. Melted in our mouth! We couldn't get dessert. Too full. I would come back if we ever make it back to Charleston.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2016

We decided to go to Fat Hen for our 48th Wedding Annivesary. As usual, the food and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on September 20, 2016

It was the first time I was here. Food was fantastic. They had great wine deals. Service was good. The table we were at was very small and I was pinned in near the door. I'm 6'5. Would have liked a little more room but all in all a great meal. Highly recommend.

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KatieS (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2016

Fun and lively. The French flair comes through in the Southern Cuisine.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on September 18, 2016

This was definitely worth the drive out of downtown Charleston for a great brunch spot, even if we had to wait about 20 minutes for our Uber back to the hotel. The classic southern breakfast items with some of the more modern or inventive twists on the classics went really well together. My husband is still talking about how much he loved the country fried steak and the bacon cheese grits. It really was the perfect breakfast for him on our last day in Charleston. The french toast was also very good - even though I would have loved more strawberries - it was exactly what I was looking for. We started with the fried green tomatoes and they actually were the perfect way to start off brunch - not too big, but enough to tie us over while the kitchen worked on our entrees. If you are looking to go here for brunch, be sure to make a reservation. The wait without one seemed really long as many locals head here on Sunday mornings. So if you're visiting Charleston and staying downtown, be sure to make the 20 minute drive out to Fat Hen - your tummy will thank you when you leave full and very happy.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on September 17, 2016

The food at The Fat Hen is so exceptional that it is actually surprising. The location is a bit out of the way on Johns Island. For visitors on Kiawah (as we were) it is a 30 minute drive. But it is worth driving. Our party had Shrimp and Grits, Coq au Vin, Lamb Shank, Crab Soup, Crab Cakes, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Collard Greens. Delicious!!! Even the Pommes Frites were great. Such a great combination of true low country dishes and French cuisine. Worth the drive and worth the wait (if you show up for dinner after 7:00 on a Friday or Saturday you will probably have to wait because it well deservedly packed.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2016

Food and service were great

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on September 15, 2016

I was nervous when we pulled into the parking lot, but once we entered the restaurant I felt more at ease. Food was excellent as well as our server.

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vipSkibunny (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2016

Amazing food: grilled okra, shrimp and crab dish, fried green tomatoes, pluff mud cake). All was perfect. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly and made for an overall great time.

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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on September 14, 2016

Excellent service and the food was great! It became a little noisy as the place filled up, though.

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mitchrapp47 (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on September 13, 2016

On a golf trip to Kiawah, we were fortunate to find the Fat Hen and gave it a try. Well worth the visit. Nine of us had dinner and all nine gave this restaurant two thumbs up. Appetizers and entrees were uniformly excellent and their wine list was more than adequate, to say the least. At our table of four, appetizers, entrees and a glass of wine each totaled out to $52 pp on a split check, plus tip. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Kiawah as an alternative to island dining, with the caveat that it's about a 20-25 minute drive.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 12, 2016

My wife and have been going to fat hen for 5 years it is are favorite place to eat whenever we are in South Carolina always fresh always outstanding

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BeachtownFoodie (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on September 11, 2016

I've been to the Fat Hen several times and always order their mussels in curry cream sauce. That's exactly what I wanted when we went for Sunday Brunch. Unfortunately, they didn't have mussels on their brunch menu and said they were not able to make them as a special request:-( The brunch menu was ordinary and the brunch food itself was ordinary too. The dinner options we've had there have been much much better. We'll definitely go back, but not for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner (E. Tennessee)
5.0  Dined on September 11, 2016

Always love brunch here. They have great food, great servers and wonderful ambiance. What else could you want.

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Jonesn (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on September 11, 2016

Loud. Good for brunch. Food is great. Been there about 4x for brunch and it is a "go to" I would say. Def off the beaten path. Me likey.

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Glen (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 11, 2016

One of our favorite places for Sunday brunch. The staff is the best, and the food is wonderful.

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