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About McCrady's Tavern

McCrady's Tavern is a lively, everyday gathering place and offers reimagined American Classics by Chef Brock.

2 Unity Alley
Charleston, SC 29401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm and Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm

Cross Street:
East Bay & Broad

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 577-0025 ext. 1

Parking Details:
2 parking garages within 1 1/2 blocks of McCrady's in either direction. Street parking also available.

Executive Chef:
Sean Brock

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We would be happy to host your private event, please call Ashley Wood at 843.801.4299 or email her at: awood@ndgcharleston.com

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, McCrady's can accommodate all your special event needs.

McCrady's Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (71)
Creative Cuisine (64)
Special Occasion (64)
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Good for a Date (61)
Local Ingredients (57)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Notable Wine List (38)
Cozy (36)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Romantic (35)
Bar Seating (34)
Handcrafted Cocktails (31)
Business Meals (31)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Authentic (27)
Fun (24)
Good for Groups (23)
Comfort Food (22)
Worth the Drive (20)
Casual (18)
Great Beer (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Seasonal (16)
Hot Spot (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Healthy (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Organic (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Vegan (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Spicy (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic service and the brunch menu was creative and perfectly executed.

Tags: Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was only okay, and for the price it should have been way better. Very disappointing.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

It was very good and service was outstanding. Scallops were perfect and the Brussels sprouts were amazing. Lobster was perfect as well.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Walked in and loved the feel of the place. Really wanted to like this place. But.....was not to be. Charleston has a lot of great restaurants but this is not one of them. Service was slow right off the bat. Waiter kept disappearing on us. Had to flag down another waiter twice to get some attention. We order a bottle of wine, then were told they don’t have it anymore, then the manager helped us on another. Came back with a different year. I can overlook this sort of thing but not after what happened next. When we ordered wine, the waiter told us there was only one more of the fish special left. I asked if he could hold it but not cook it until we get our whole order in. When it later came, my friend’s dinner was hot and mine was at best luke warm. Again, Ihad to ask a busboy to get my waiter. It was very clear it had been sitting there a LONG time. Now a good restaurant would have either cooked me another one, offered me something different, or given it was the last one, offer to warm it up, then comp us the meal, dessert or something! Nope. Only option offered was to warm it up, which meant putting it in the oven for a few minutes. So he took it back and of course it back dried out. He later came by and asked how it was, and I told him what I thought. Again, no response. The manager also came over later to pour us some more of our wine and he had no idea what had happened, so I told him. The only response was we are sorry. So...would not repeat. This place used to be a gem. Not any more. Only gave it a three because my friends dinner was fine. Otherwise would have been a one.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service was excellent. There were not many red wince choices between $50 and $75. We would like to see some less expensive red wines.

Overall the food was good. We shared the marrow stuffed with diced escargot. Although there were a few in the bone, most was outside. The pasta of the day was very good. The pork was not medium rare as requested.

All in all, it was good dining experience.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We have been dining at McCrady’s for many, many years! Not once did we have a bad meal. The ingredients used in the dishes are fresh and very tasty.
We would recommend this restaurant to everyone! A must try if you are visiting Charleston!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

My husband and I had dinner at McCrady's this past weekend. The atmosphere is cozy and historical with an uptown feel. I can't compliment the service and food enough! Our entrees were superb! I chose wreck fish with autumn squash, kale, peanut and vadouvan. My husband ordered messinessi pasta with local shrimp, burrata, tomato and calabrian chilies. We also had the appetizer Beet "au Poivre", watercress, and blue cheese. The entrees and appetizer were perfect in presentation and in flavor. I can't compliment the chef enough. Our servers, Patrick and Duncan, were both personable and professional. We highly recommend McCrady's Tavern!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good food, very good service, very overpriced and very very loud piped in music.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a lovely brunch with great service, beautiful presentation, and delicious dishes. A terrific experience!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

McGrady’s Tavern is great. Service is A+. Limited menu, but, very satisfying...Wine list is amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a really nice meal, good service, great wine selections.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Server was fantastic, described the food with passion and enthusiasm. Completely welcoming environment and very tasteful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent food pluse creative. The caviar and tater-tots was an unusual pairing for an appetizer but it was excellent. Has a bar atmosphere down stairs but a gormet restaurant up stairs. Worth the visit

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We were disappointed. We thought we had booked in the tasting room but that was not so. Also, it was an hour and 10 between our arrival and receiving our entree. One entree was very good, the other was average....
Wait staff was indifferent....

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We were greeted with a warm smile by the hostess.
Our server -Max- was outstanding. He took time with us to explain all of our questions and to offer suggestions. Our food arrived at a nice slow pace, as requested.
My martini (cathead vodka) was the best I have had in years.
Our food had great taste profiles. The turtle pie was to die for delicious, tiramisu was very good but the squash cake was not as wonderful.
Would go back in a heart beat. Thanks to the kitchen for preparing a delicious experience.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

The price point for the cheese plate was way too high. I have 3 of the cheeses at home. Got it mainly for our guests.
Overall just too pricey for the quality and variety.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Absolutely amazing. From start to finish we enjoyed everything and cannot wait to come back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was a pleasant experience. I would go there again...

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Exceptionally knowledgeable wait staff. Could have been more attentive at the beginning of the meal, but pulled through with excellent suggestions on food and wine. Cocktails were excellent for the most part (one was exceptionally bitter, even for me), but the food was very good - delicious pork chop, cobia crudo, short rib... definitely a wonderful meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Fantastic restaurant in a historic venue. The food is beyond fantastic and the service is extraordinary. We will definitely be back when we return to Charleston. Truly one of Charleston's best restaurants.

Corey and Debbie Brown

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 27, 2017

It was as good a meal as I have had in several months and I ate at 11 Madison Park 2 weeks ago

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We enjoyed this special occasion. As most Charleston restaurants, access with a wheel chair is difficult. However the staff brought out the ramp to make entry reasonable. The food is outstanding and we always enjoy partaking of this great menu. We both enjoyed the evening.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Bottom line: excellent food and superb service. The oyster chowder is perfect, silky smooth with complex flavors. The tavern salad with the special house dressing is delightful. I had the barrel fish, wife had the pork roast. Everyone had a memorable meal. Highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Our experience at McGrady's was good, but not great...the menu was a little on the small side and they ran out of filet mignon? I really enjoyed the chef's salad!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent meal with a great Pinot noir. Service was excellent.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

McCrady’s continues to disappoint even after recent changes to the menu. This is a restaurant in a good location that has consistently underwhelmed in terms of food and service - all the more surprising given Sean Brock’s involvement. He would do well to spend a week there in the kitchen and observing service in the dining room. The problem is one of management.
It took over one hour to receive any food. The floor manager came over to apologize and offered dessert in compensation. She, to her credit, then pretty much served the table thereafter.
I had not been back to McCrady’s for some time but wanted to give it another try given changes had been made to the menu. The Oyster Chowder was rather bland and was garnished with only 4 tiny oysters. The 18 oz. ribeye steak was extremely fatty and my guest left about 6oz of fat on the plate. The Crinkle Cut Fries that we’re ordered with it failed to arrive with the main dishes and when it did they were soft and greasy. Reheated fries are seldom winners. The Messina Pasta with Shrimp was very undergarnished with very thick, chewy pasta, half of which was left on the plate as there was no sauce to eat with it. Side orders of the Macaroni and Potato and Leek Gratin my have satisfied our founding fathers but I doubt it.
An astonishingly poor effort from Mr. Brock’s team. Perhaps it’s time to abandon this historical culinary experiment.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fab sea food

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was slow and not up to what would be expected at this restaurant.
The vegetable plate entree was not as described- it was a small portion of risotto with a little squash mixed in- I would not call it a vegetable plate.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I booked McCradys as a last choice but had heard good things about it. We ordered chopped salad which was something we both enjoy at many other restaurants but this version was average. The shrimp bisque was sour and salty and not edible. The entree of snapper with crushed peanuts or something tasted awful and we sent it back . It left a bad taste in our mouths and we ask for our bill and left never to return. We go to Charleston 5-6 times a year and have never had a bad meal until now. The menu had beef listed with no description as to the quality or grade just the cut and very expensive. Only one dessert of any interest. THis restaurant ruined our one night in Charleston. It was my girlfriend's birthday. Please understand we are well travelled and dine at some very good restaurants around SC. We dined at the Peninsula on our last trip and it was wonderful. The previous night we dined at Frank's in Pawleys Island and had the best fish entree ever. Sadly disappointed at McCradys.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

It's not McCrady's anymore; now it's McCrady's Tavern. The food is still pricey and the atmosphere is ok but what else is there. Sean Brock isn't around but his name is the draw. It's like most of Charleston now which is mostly overrated, overpriced and not welcoming to locals. If you are visiting and go home after dinner then enjoy NYC prices in beautiful Charleston.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food and service were excellent.Special kudos to Patrick our server.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 16, 2017

My wife and I have eaten here many times and have thoroughly enjoyed it. On the plus side, our meals were very good. Now for our critique...my wife is a Chardonnay affecinado and has been a long time admirer of oaky/buttery Chards. Like Rombauer/Neyers...they only serve un-oaked Chards now. I am a Gin drinker...love Hendricks on the rocks....the pour was miniscule! One other criticism...turn the music volume down.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Amazing experience. Service was friendly and attentive without being over the top. Food was delicious. My husband had shrimp, oysters, and lobster and loved them all. I had squash risotto (vegetarian) that I'm still dreaming about. Can't miss this place!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Incredible food, great service and a very romantic setting, you couldn't ask for better. Truly one of the very best meals we had in Charleston.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was a little over priced and the service was slow.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were very disappointed with the restaurant. We are locals and have been to this restaurant three times, once before the changeover and twice since. They ran out of the special at 7pm on a Saturday nite. We had a difficult time choosing from the menu because nothing was appealing or exceptional. Two in our party ordered the skirt steak which came out luke warm with side vegetables that had obviously been sitting on the plate for a while. We will never go back! Too many other excellent options in Charleston to waste our time and money.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Celebrated our anniversary there and it was great. My plate wasn't the best and it was promptly comped over my protest. Everything was very well done and i would eat there anytime i was in the area. Wholehearted thank them for the attention show to us.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

McCrady’s Tavern is excellent in every way. This is what dining at a restaurant should be (and so often is not). Lovely historic surroundings, updated and attractive. Attentive and pleasant service and truly superior food, prepared with great care. I consider myself a short rib expert and this was the best I’ve ever had! Fabulous place - don’t miss it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Excellent food and service, even though our reservation was for 8:45, not long before their last reservations accepted.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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