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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.
Charleston, SC 29401
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm and Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm
East Bay & Broad
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(843) 577-0025 ext. 1
2 parking garages within 1 1/2 blocks of McCrady's in either direction. Street parking also available.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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