Permanently Closed - McCrady's Tavern

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$30 and under
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American

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Charleston's most historic restaurant, McCrady's Tavern, is a lively gathering place offering seasonal American fare.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I've ever had in Charleston

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vipTomt
Hamburg Area
40 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We went to this establishment with very high expectations. While the food was OK, it wasn't great or outstanding so we were let down. It was Southern cooking in fact, but without incredible flair. The Steak Tartar was decent but lacked depth. My son got a $42 New York Strip that was pretty tough (maybe choice at best). My wife had the fresh pasta and shrimp which had a nice flavor but was so OVERSALTED that it was rooky cooking. The Rhode Island raw oysters were melt in your mouth. If I was the chef, I would have thrown an extra oyster on the plate because these bod boys were tiny. The Sean Brock chain has been bought up by a group and I think this Tavern is closed for now. Let's see if a Rennaissance takes place next round.

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Sweettea
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We loved McCrady’s Tavern for the atmosphere. Sorry to see it close and hoping it reopens as another restaurant in this space. So beautiful and historic.

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RowlandW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sorry they are closing!!!!

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MICHAELC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, atmosphere, and food were exceptional. Very sorry this facility is closing.

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irizayo
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The special of the day was a delicious white fish, but the winner of the dish was the sauce the fish rested on... corn, sweet sauce... to die for! My medium rare NY Strip was cooked to perfection, the pork chop was delicious! The peach cobbler yummy! Service was impeccable. The help with the wine list was very much appreciated. A place to keep going back... :-)

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Smelled like a sewer leak

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
77 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

McCrady's Tavern has been a Charleston dining institution since I moved to Charleston in 2004, and it will be sorely missed. All the best to Chef Brock! Our meals were fantastic, and the steak I ordered was HUGE! Paige did an excellent job of being attentive and friendly, without smothering us. The bar had the best Sazaracs in town... I will miss those! And I loved sitting at the bar for a nightcap and small plates after an evening show. Au revoir, McCrady's Tavern!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Didn’t know what to expect and was surprised and pleased by the attention to detail in both the food prep and the restaurant decor. Creative presentation of food. Bread was awesome. Somewhat loud as the night progressed but caused more from the room design. A little ambitious in pricing but id recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not good. Scallops undercooked. Duck was suppose to be “lightly” dipped in batter but wasn’t even close. It was heavily battered and taste of duck was washed out. This was not perfection.
Cheers.

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Mikey
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, service, and ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food and met a nice couple. The service was top notch!

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BC2001
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful staff! Kudos to Becka for being so helpful with menu options.

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Nidal
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GO, I cannot recommend enough. Local ingredients, rotating menu that is always unique and amazing. Staff are attentive without being overbearing. Servers are knowledgeable and provide great guidance. Cocktails are handcrafted, and the wine list is quite impressive. Atmosphere was great, dimly lit, but not so much so that you cannot see. Exposed brick throughout. Loved every minute.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond great!

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SusanD
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate our 24th anniversary. The restaurant was quaint, tucked in a little alley. Loved the ambiance, and the staff was first rate. Loved our waitress, and she made the whole experience memorable. We live locally, and will be back again. Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding.

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, beginning with our appetizer. Each course was well prepared and very tasty. Our server was great and gave some good suggestions.

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WEM3
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Vacation

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christinej
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

I was frustrated that when I wanted to sub for another side I want able to. Wouldn't go back or recommend.

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vipsusanh
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wait staff, excellent food, atmosphere/ambiance is amazing. Felt like we had gone back in time yet had modern conveniences like AC and updated gas lights. BACK TO THE FOOD!!!!! Swordfish was prepared perfectly and the bar makes a mean Margarita. Please try out this beautiful restaurant you won’t regret it

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Mini
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Limited menu but everything we tasted was excellent. From the tomato salad to the pasta entree to the dessert. The service was outstanding. We love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our server was a little on differential side, she didn’t seem interested in giving us good service. When we received the check and signed she whizzed by, picked it up on the gallop, and didn’t even thank us for dining there. Food was ok but nothing special. There are a lot of better options in Charleston, I would suggest dining somewhere else at this price point.

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MD123
Austin
3 reviews