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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
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (46)
Good for a Date (36)
Local Ingredients (31)
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Creative Cuisine (31)
Special Occasion (31)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Bar Seating (24)
Cozy (24)
Romantic (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Business Meals (15)
Fun (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Casual (12)
Authentic (11)
Great Beer (11)
Seasonal (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Good for Groups (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 15 hours ago

What a lovely and spot for a special occasion! For beverages, my Valentine and I tried two craft cocktails and the Tempranillo while we feasted on many of their appetizers. Instead of getting entrees, we made a tapas-style meal with the juxtaposed caviar and tater tots which were (not surprisingly) the best I’ve ever had. We also shared some oysters on the half shell which were the small, but tasty. The foie gras pate and the bone marrow dish were both served with wonderful fresh bread and the waiter also brought out these amazing pretzel rolls with salted butter. I was hoping to have more of the bone marrow flavor in the sauce, but it ended up being a creamy pool of umami flavor for the escargot to swim around in. The beef tartare was flavorful and was served with these onion puffs that had the texture of chicharrones but just the right bitterness to accompany the tartare. We ended our gluttonous feast with the affogato and beignet dessert...each fluffy beignet was singing with the smooth notes of espresso and chocolate.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Good night with friends. A Charleston in place.....and justified.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We have never had such a short drink in Charleston.We will not be returning.The entrees were also very small.our waiter was wonderful but everything else was not good.We

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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

When I made reservation I was not aware that we would not be able to order from the normal menu. There was a limited menu that required you choose an appetizer as well as a dessert, neither of which I was interested in ordering. On top of that, the price of the fixed menu was not advertised. Typically this type of menu is served during restaurant week where the prices are MAXED at $45. At McGradys tonight, the price was $70 each for a more limited menu. This should have been advertised before you could make a reservation. I would have chosen a different place with no hard feelings.

Signed,

Long time Charleston eater.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

we went for their Valentines dinner. It was quite pricey. Nothing special., No
recognition that it was a special night. Service was great as was the
lobster,our main course. Can't say the same for appetizer or the
"baked Alaska" dessert. Have not been there for years. Last time
I was there it was a dress up outstanding continental venue. I will try
it again but consider it another casual restaurant not for special occasions

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

Very pleased with food, table service and bartender. It has been quite some time since we patronized McCrady's. It was well worth the distance. We plan to go back again soon. Enjoyed a short time at the bar and then taken to our table right on time. Will definitely spread the word of our pleasant experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentine’s Day pre fixed menu was not my favorite meal at the restaurant. Lobster was great, but chilled raw oyster preparation wasn’t the best I’ve had. Pork belly was delicious. I love the full menu options at the Tavern and generally love McCrady's

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was great. Taste of the food, no side options due to the “special” Valentine Day menu and value for the cost was poor to fair.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Totally disappointing. I don't know why this restaurant gets such good reviews. The food was neither interesting nor particularly tasty. There was nothing creative nor noteworthy about the meal beyond being heavy and banal.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Our early Valentine celebration at McCrady’s was lovely. Wonderful food, attentive service and comfortable atmosphere. Highly recommend it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Incredible as always. I tried the roast chicken this time, and it did not disappoint. Don’t hesitate, just go.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 11, 2018

50th birthday

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

A great option for families with kids who still want an epicurean experience. Casual atmosphere, kids menu, fun vibe and plenty of noise (in fact, the only reason it gets four instead of five stars was that is was a little TOO loud). But, bottom line, it's all about the food, and it was fabulous.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in Charleston. I ate there 3 times last week. Food always great!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Very creative and interesting food. Unusual things on the menu. The best wine list in Charleston. Definitely one of a kind.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This is our favorite place in Charleston. We love sitting at the bar. Flavors are out of this world, drinks always incredible and the staff rocks.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food along with exceptional service. Will go back when visiting Charleston again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Good time great food

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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful experience. Loved the atmosphere. Have the short ribs!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Wonderful evening here! From the amazing cocktails to the perfection of the meals and attentive wait staff, we love this place. It’s a definite “go to” for a great night out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Went with my husband to Sunday brunch yesterday. We both had a bloody Mary, and it was spicey and delicious. Next, my husband had eggs Benedict with a huge piece of ham. By far the best thing was the pork belly and grits with Brussel sprouts that I had. We had spent the whole week in Charleston, and this brunch dish was the best food I had. It was the special of the day, so you may not always be able to order this, but is you can.......outstanding.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was our first time to McCrady's Tavern. Two things ruined the experience for us. First, the music being played was 1950s sock-hop nonsense. Second, there were five or six crying babies scattered around the restaurant. We payed over $200 for dinner for two and could not get out of there fast enough.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Fantastic evening from wine to dessert!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Fabulous!! Andrew and the entire staff were great. Heading back soon!! Thank you !

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 21, 2018

McCrady’s is decent, but pricey for what they offer.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food and Service are outstanding. The only negative was an outrageously priced wine list. There were no value wines and even upper my tolerance to spend $110 for a bottle of Chablis we not rewarded with a gem. I found the wine list lack of reasonable choice and inflated price to take a lot of the joy out of the occasion. Good Food and good service. Avoid cocktails and wine as they way over priced.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Outrageously overpriced, precious presentation with loud music. Wait staff was excellent with just the right amount of attention and service.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Quite possibly the best meal I have ever had. We loved eating at McCrady's and we will absolutely be back. An incredible meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We had a wonderful time. The service was great, with the exception of the hostess, who was as energetic as a piece of toast. The rest of the staff was wonderful. The ambiance is warm and enjoyable. The noise level was a little loud, but you could still have a conversation at the table. The food was very well prepared and there was something for every palate. I am so glad that we were able to try this place after all these years.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Not our best trip to the tavern. They were out of a few of the menu items and the advertised catch of the day. Our server was very helpful in helping craft an optional main course. The newly minted main course was flavorful but overly salted.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Burger was awesome as well homemade lemonade

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was unexpectedly delicious and the service impeccable. The waiter’s knowledge of the food he was serving was impressive. Overall I give this restaurant 5 stars. A wonderful experience.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I have always considered The inside Decour of this location to be one of the best in Charleston. I love this new concept. Did food for all four people with us was excellent. We took advantage of the restaurant week special and it was a great value. Can’t wait to return.

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

6:30 reservation on a Thursday night. We sat at the bar before our reservation and had the shrimp cocktail. The shrimp was barely medium size and limp. For $17 it was appalling. Next, the hostess would not give us a booth because she had "just given the last one away"... we did a quick walk through and asked her about the three open ones and she finally gave us one. The snobbery continued. After spending $400 between two people, our server informed us that we were not allowed to order a scoop of ice cream because it was all prescooped in the many elaborate dessert options. I understand the concept of small batch ice creams but I find it pretentious and lame that an upscale restaurant would deny someone a scoop of ice cream. We left feeling embarrasssed and disappointed that our nice evening was spent at this snobby restaurant. The swordfish entree was average to top it off. In the end, they did bring us two scoops of ice cream on the house but it was too late for that. This place left us feeling robbed and shamed.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Mediocre food should not be sold at this price. This was my favorite Charleston restaurant for over 20 years, but I don’t think I’ll return for a very long time.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Nice decor. We had reservations and were seated immediately with no waiting. Our server Page was outstanding and made sure we were satisfied with our food. She was also very knowledgeable about the food and drink selections. The only issue was that the restaurant was very chilly. The ambience would have been greatly enhanced if the fireplaces had been working. All things considered it was a good dining experience.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent Food and Service (Jaqueline is the best server I have had in Charleston). Enjoyed tasting everyone else entre, which will expand my choices next time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Seasonal
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I made this reservation last minute for New Year's Eve and was shocked that there was any availability. Everything was great, however it would've been nice if they had made it clear that there was a prix fixe menu for the occasion.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years eve

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was amazing, service exceptional..

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