Middleton Place Restaurant

4.6
446 reviews
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$30 and under
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Low Country
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The Middleton Place Restaurant offers visitors traditional Low Country fare. Guests enjoy elegant dining overlooking the Mill Pond and Azalea Hillside.
In keeping with traditional Southern Foodways, the Middleton Place Restaurant strives to use seasonal, local, and organic ingredients whenever possible, as well as supporting the conservation efforts of the Sustainable Seafood Initiative, the Billfish Foundation, Slow Foods and Fresh on the Menu.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Low Country, Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: 12 - 3pm Daily
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday 6-8, Friday- Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Closed for dinner on Monday nights
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Phone number
(843) 556-6020
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Lukic
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Catering
Middleton Place Restaurant offers a multitude of catering options.
Our intimate Cypress Room, with its cypress paneled walls, seats up 32 guests.
While our Pavilion can accommodate upwards of 100 guests, with additional
tenting allowing for 2-300 guests on our Greensward, located in front of the historic
Middleton Place House Museum.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Middleton Place Exit Rd.
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Parking details
There is a complimentary parking lot for our guests.
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Special events & promotions
Our next special event is the 'Hunter's Moon' dinner on Sunday October 25th.
Enjoy multiple stations throughout our Stable Yards honoring the traditional
foraging efforts of Native Americans leading into the winter months.
Dishes will include wild game and fall vegetables sourced from local & regional farms.
Holy City Brewing will also be poured to cleanse the pallet, while the full Hunter's
Moon rises to the acoustic sounds of local artist Graham Whorley. Please see
www.middletonplace.org for more details.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Middleton Place Restaurant can accommodate all your special event needs.

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What 446 People Are Saying
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Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We have been here numerous times. All previous experiences have been very good. This was our least favorite experience. It was Restaurant Week and I called before coming to see if they were participating and was told yes and we verified online. When we arrived they told us they weren't. We probably would have gone anyway, but it still didn't feel right.
There was only one waitress and she served all three tables that were there, which I can understand since I am a business owner, but they seated all three tables adjoining, which made it kind of awkward for conversations because we were all so close together.
It was a special birthday for my wife so they brought us a complimentary glass of champagne. But since we don't imbibe, it was only a nice gesture. Dessert, which would have come with the Restaurant Week meal, would have been a better fit for us.
I guess every restaurant is entitled to a down night, so I'm sure we will return eventually,

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Beautiful views of the gardens.

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F
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner. The view is nice over the gardens of Middleton, with lots of blooming flowers. The menu is somewhat limited, but the items are local and imaginative without being fussy.The she-crab soup is excellent. My husband had a brined pork chop with field peas that was superb! If you are staying at Middleton Place Inn, it's a lovely walk to the restaurant. Bring a flashlight to get home-the walks are lit but there are dark spots. Plus you can "shine" for alligators eyes in the lagoon.

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SC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here every year to celebrate our wedding anniversary and have always had amazing food, amazing service and a romantic atmosphere!

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite date night restaurant for great food, service and beautiful garden views.

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Charleston
60 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I typically make my reviews based on the service and entree, but It would be so unfortunate if I did so in this case. This is not to say that my Grouper entree wasn’t delicious with various roots and precisely cooked eggplant, because it was truly delicious. But for me...what stole the show was the Chef’s Soup Special, which was a hearty beef and ginger infused stew with lamb bacon. Oh My God. This was an incredibly awesome stew that left me wanting more, but it was so filling that I could not possibly eat more.

Please email me when this stew returns to your menu or Special for the evening, and I will come running.

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RM
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Middleton Place Restaurant was wonderful and after dinner we strolled the grounds and observed the wildlife including an eagle, alligators, egrets, and a peacock.

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C
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and creative. Lovely staff were exceptionally thoughtful. Cozy in a beautiful setting.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love! Love! Love this pace! The food is amazing. I can’t believe I’ve lived 10 minutes away for the past year and have never gone for dinner.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed everything about the atmosphere and the outside surroundings. The only critique I would have
would be the taste of the creamed corn that went with the fried chicken meal. I though that I would of like, but next time I would pass on that particular side. I would like to have options for sides next time. I don't know if you provide that because I didn't ask. Over all we enjoyed celebrating my parents 55th wedding anniversary.

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Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We celebrated our wedding anniversary with a quiet dinner here. My wife had she crab soup and I had gumbo. Both were delicious. When my wife ordered the fried chicken, our waiter, Ryan, asked for her choice of white or dark meat. A nice touch. The lamb burger was calling my name and I was disappointed. Two patties on a brioche bun were over salted and almost well done. The only side was fresh greens. We skipped dessert.
The cocktails were good. It was a Monday night and we almost had the place to ourselves. We'll be back when we want to be alone. Interesting to note that there was no sales tax added to the bill because all profits go to the Middleton Place Foundation.

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J
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Loved the overall Historical ambiance of the Plantation and surroundings. The atmosphere was great but the food was a little disappointing for the costs. We had the "special" Pan Seared Grooper with ?"soupy" mixed vegetables and the Pork Chop with field peas. More like a meat and three as opposed to a "Chef" prepared meal! Appetizer (would be nice to have more of the Parmesan Crackers), Salad and Desert was OK but nothing special. Would recommend one time visit but would not go back "for the food".

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TM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! The dining room is open with natural light and a stunning view of historic Middleton place! We will definitely be coming back!

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London
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant setting, set professionally yet with a casual ambiance. Very fresh, local foods served creatively with an attentive service. Very relaxing atmosphere that we enjoyed appreciatively.

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JR
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious and wonderful atmosphere. Desserts were especially divine. Service was impeccable.

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LK
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing views, attentive and knowledgeable waitstaff, creative & delicious menu. A favorite date spot!

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AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Took my parents here who were visiting from India. They have never experienced anything like it before especially on a plantation

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AD
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! We were able to enjoy our friends and some yummy food. The steaks didn't come out at we had ordered but they were very quick to fix it for us, super service!

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GD
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the beautiful atmosphere and friendly staff, steak was a tad over cooked, but still 5 stars!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my meals here. I stayed at the Inn nextdoor and walked over for lunch and dinner twice. Everything was amazing and service was exceptional.

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r
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not be more pleased with our experience. It made celebrating my Birthday and our friends return from deployment so memorable.

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J
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding evening.
Wine and dinner were Amazing.
We will definitely be back.

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PT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

As always, the food and ambiance was outstanding. We were disappointed with the service. It was apparent that the restaurant was under staffed for a Saturday evening. The hostess was not able to seat us at the time of our reservation and sent us over to the bar. There wasn't anyone working the bar at the time. Once we did get seated, it took longer than average for our server to greet our table and take our drink order. We saw our water server twice and she reminded us that she was not our server. We love Middleton and will be back, but this time service was not stellar.

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PM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our 20th year wedding anniversary. This was our first time there even though we live close by for 18 years! To begin, our waitress brought us out 2 flutes of champagne to celebrate! The service and the food was awesome: She Crab soup: excellent. Garlic prawn appetizer: excellent (was a little spicy for my husband), Hubby had the butchers special, it was strip steak that night: excellent. I had the seafood special, it was halibut and it was also excellent. Fresh veggies with the meal were grown at the plantation. We also got the Huguenot dessert to take home for later and it was excellent also! We will definitely be going back!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! Amazing service. Thank you for making my birthday so amazing!!!

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place for date night because everything is so special! We love to sit on the porch and enjoy the view over appetizers, bottle of wine, dinner and now dessert that chocolate is back on the menu!

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B
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very unhappy with the service , mainly hostess working on Friday evening. We had a late reservation that was made for us upon checking in. The hostess made it obvious she wanted to leave early . She gave us attitude about not having a reservation , which we did. My daughters felt uncomfortable with the exchange and asked that we leave .
The Inn is beautiful and will return, but very unhappy about dining experience and also the bar had no snacks as listed on their handout . So Friday night we went to bed without dinner. Not a good start to our girls weekend!!

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Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta special and the chocoLate dessert special we’re both AMAZING! My fiancé and I love this place!

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RM
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Middleton Place did not disappoint. It is a small menu but each item is special. I hesitate to write a great review for fear the place will be discovered. We love going to Middleton Place. It is our new Friday night date night place.

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Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect setting for a quiet dinner on July 4th. Wanted to get away from all the noise and crowds.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had the same waitress both days at lunch and dinner. Great recommendations and excellent attentive service

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HM
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food and service were excellent and we were able to talk to each other in normal tones and be heard. We will continue to return on special occasions.

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DB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST!!!

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TR
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alway enjoy dinner at Middleton. Excellent cuisine, helpful staff and perfect ambience.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

As always I love this place. We are never disappointed, took family from out of town and they loved it as well.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service in a beautiful setting!

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CL
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience! Wonderful service and food! We celebrated our anniversary here, as were others that night. The food is fantastic. We had strip steak cooked to perfection and the fried chicken which was just as delicious. The atmosphere is quiet with lovely music. We recommend this restaurant highly and will definitely be returning ourselves!

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JS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server Maggie was very knowledgeable about the menu and helped us navigate it. She took the time to answer any of our questions. The food was absolutely delicious and the view amazing.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This was our 2nd time at Middleton. Honestly the 1st time several years ago was better, but this was still a great birthday celebration. The birthday dessert asked for by by husband and friend never came to be. The food was good all but the steak. A substitute was given which was very marbled, almost gristly. Our friends steak was a bit late in getting there. Our waitress was really great. She mentioned it was only her 2nd night but you would have never known. Very good!! The she crab soup was great, crab app was wonderful. My husband had the fish with a shrimp appetizer and he was very pleased. It was a nice evening so we even got to walk the grounds a bit.

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LK
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

I was disappointed in our very uneven dining experience at Middleton Place. Our party of 7 arrived for dinner at 7:30pm and were immediately seated. Drinks were well prepared. Our waitress was new, but we were happy to be flexible. Though she tried very hard to please, service was slow. They seemed to be understaffed. Two of us ordered fried chicken on the recommendation of our waitress. She said that we could have a choice of all white meat, all dark meat or a combination of both. We ordered the combo ($21.00) and we both received all dark meat. When we brought the error to our waitresses' attention, she disappeared into the kitchen and reported , after about twenty minutes, that the chef said that was what they had. No one offered to replace or comp the order. I believe this was the cook's error; if he could not fill the order as requested, he should have communicated this to our waitress so that we could order something else if desired. The butcher's cut at market price, two NY strip orders, were good, but not as tasty as we have enjoyed in the better restaurants in Charleston. The other guests at our table ordered fish and duck and were pleased with their choices. Our checks arrived a little over two hours after we were seated. So in summary, the positives were a beautiful dining room with lovely views, a sweet waitress who was a bit overwhelmed, and some tasty items; the negatives were the handling of the chicken dinners and the slow service. I would return for lunch at Middleton Place, but I left feeling a bit embarrassed for my six out -of-town guests whom I so much wanted to provide a special experience.

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