McCrady's Tavern

4.6
1180 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Charleston's most historic restaurant, McCrady's Tavern, is a lively gathering place offering seasonal American fare by Executive Chef Orlando Pagan.
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Orlando
55 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traveling to Charleston and wanted a special meal experience
Got it and found service and unique menu

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PM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dishes prepared here are thoughtful and well executed. Pair that with outstanding service and you have a great meal. This place stands out.

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Columbus
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food quality was wildly uneven. We went from a delectable miso shrimp appetizer to the most over-salted, dried out duck leg confit imaginable. Reception was surly, waitress going through the motions. In a city with so many dining options, this one can safely be skipped.

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SG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants in Charleston. I hadn't been there since the restaurant divided to McCrady's and McCrady's Tavern. The portions were very small, the food wasn't as good, and the staff seemed very snooty. Not at all how I remember it.

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TG
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We have dined before and was so disappointed in the food and especially our server. Will not be back

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DB
Charlotte
85 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food, atmosphere and service were outstanding. Highly recommend.

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Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Great expectations for the duck. It arrived so rare I wondered if it was on heat at all. With such a limited menu one would expect great cooking attention which clearly didn’t happen. Our server was terrific, he tried to set things right. Other then the entre the food wad tasty and well prepared.

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RA
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual, McCrady's Tavern was a delight. I had eaten a large and late lunch so when I arrived at 7:15 i wasn't hungry enough to order a big meal. I had two appetizers instead, including pickled shrimp and oysters on the half shell. They were both superb. My family (six of us in all) however ordered full meals and were likewise very satisfied. My wife had duck and others had pasta, tartare and tile fish. We were all quite happy. The service was excellent. It was a Tuesday night so it wasn't very crowded and the noise level was acceptable. Absolutely worthy of the highest recommendation.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food. Staff extremely knowledgeable. Page was our waitress. She paid very good attention to us without being cloying. I sometimes find when food is that this level that your waitstaff can be a little snobbish. Kudos to management and understanding that the customer is number one. I will definitely be back.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great oysters and grilled octopus would come back
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Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

They made my birthday special. The waitress - Paige was very attentive. Water stayed full. They let us view the longroom and we got to take photos there. Overall a very good experience.

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c
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great! The service was great! The staff was fun to talk with.

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food service and hospitality. Highlight of dining while visting Charlotte over a 5 day weekend.

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CE
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were so fabulous. I had a lovely evening and meal. Thank you!!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely spot, interesting history, delicious food and good service. Can’t go wrong.

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j
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent service by Jordan. Historic tavern and food was very good and well displayed. First class restaurant. All downtown restaurants are not cheap understandably but our evening was worth it.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were expecting the 5 diamond experience I read about online but it was way more casual than we anticipated in the dining room BUT food was delicious and didn’t disappoint!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my boyfriend’s 21st birthday, and it was the best food ever. Our waiter was amazing, and the restaurant itself is just super cool!

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting on spring break

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P
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely rainy night at McCrady's. Our server was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the dishes. She gave great advice. They made a Beet salad that my carnivorous self couldn't stop eating. Our desserts were wonderful. Entrees excellent.

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E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every bite was excellent. Perfect execution and the service was impeccable.

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Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice setting with great food and service

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MT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It was just ok...the service and ambience were very good our waiter was great. Food was good not great, and a somewhat limited menu

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MB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

McCrady's Tavern was recommended to us by my daughter, who lives in Charleston. The food was absolutely delicious and our waiter couldn't have been more accommodating. The setting was soothing and elegant. We all had a lovely evening.

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DP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak tartare was unique and fabulous! My cuttlefish was prepared with an unusual touch using pureed and roasted vegetables. Delicious!! My husband's filet was succulent and cooked to perfection. Our experience exceeded our expectations!

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RM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the tilefish which was excellent. I also got the broccolini which was panfried with bacon accent and sprinkled with fried onions. It was really good. The service was outstanding - my server was Jordan. I would definitely recommend this place. It's a mix of casual and casually dressy.

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Naples
41 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not so hidden gem. Service is outstanding. Food simply delicious. There are not enough adjectives to describe how much I love this place. I feel like it’s my special hideaway.

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JK
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We walked in and it just felt good. Service AND staff were fantastic to us. Great cocktails, followed by a great meal. We ate octopus and pickled shrimp for apps. I live along the gulf coast and had never eaten or heard of pickled shrimp. Fabulous. The main courses were equally good. Portion sizes perfect - not too big but definitely enough. My husband had the duck and I had their fish of the evening the Tile Fish. Great flavors all around. Next visit to Charleston we will be back.

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J
Tampa
67 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service. Be prepared for a noisy dinner though.

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CK
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Small portions..fish was flat and small. Waiter was very pleasant. I would go elsewhere where you get what you pay for...

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S
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We so enjoyed our dinner! The food was delicious, our server was excellent, and the place was charming. As a visitor to Charleston I always find parking to be an issue- had to park in a parking deck. It wasn’t too far of a walk, but it wasn’t free. I would still recommend this place to anyone!

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CA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall a nice experience. One question, though, what prevented the kitchen from splitting the oyster appetizer 3 and 3? Doesn’t make much sense. Same preparation, just market price accordingly.

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ES
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was disappointing.
I had the tilefish - thought it was overcooked and tough.
Presented with cauliflower - not much color on the plan

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The setting and ambiance are very conducive to a quiet dinner for two. The food was excellent, but the choices were limited.

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DS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great seating, being able to carry on a conversation during dinner in a full restaurant was a a near first for us. Outstanding service by the host and wait staff was most appreciated. The menu was wonderful and the food well prepared. The lack of parking and signage to the venue distracts from and otherwise great evening.

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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food. Just missing a green salad appetizer

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BI
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you're looking for early American charm, McCrady's Tavern is for you. The food is great. The bar is awesome. The house cocktails are very good. Beca is an awesome waiter and we ask for her always. All the brick gives it the feeling of the Inn that it was.

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Miami
31 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A great trip back. It was the first time in years that we went back to an old favorite. We weren’t disappointed, we loved every aspect of this Charleston Locals favorite that gave us warm feelings and great food. Truly one of Charleston’s beats!!!

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent dinner as always!

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LR
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good but not outstanding. The setting is amazing and the service was attentive but not overwhelming.

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