Middleton Place Restaurant

4.5
422 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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Private dining
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 422 People Are Saying
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Charleston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
10 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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JG
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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SC
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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Chicago
1 review
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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M
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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KB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great experience as always.

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CM
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The waiter spilled red wine all over my husbands pants and shirt. They only comped us drinks and a dessert. We paid for the food and it was average.

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RM
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fantastic secret in Charleston. Far away from the bustle of the tourist restaurants downtown. I love this place. It is our go-to date night.

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JM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Dinner was great until our waitress ghosted and left us waiting to pay for a half hour.

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C
Savannah
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine Dining. Excellent food.

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KH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our group of 8 people, 4 couples, celebrated a same day anniversary, which has been our tradition for years. This was the perfect place to gather , talk, laugh, and enjoy the evening. Patience was our waitress/ server, checking on the drinks & timing of the appetizers and entrees while we had the pleasure of relaxing and being at Middleton Place Restaurant. Such a
memorable celebration!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Have been here on several occasions and had a wonderful experience. Brought friends here for a retirement celebration and was disappointed with the menu and quality of the food. Two in the party selected the Shrimp and grits $25 and said they were satisfied with their selection. Another guest selected the Fried N.C. Chicken $20 and said she enjoyed her meal. I had the Pappardelle Bolognese $24 and could not get past the heavy amount of sodium to really enjoy the dish. I tasted the shrimp and grits and found them to be heavy on the sodium but not enough to ruin the taste of the dish. They had a good selection of wine $9-$10 glass, and the desserts, Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie $8 and Huguenot Torte $7 were tasty. The best thing about the whole experience, other than the beautiful gardens, was the service staff. From the minute we walked in, until the time we departed, we received top class service from everyone we came into contact with. Total bill with 20% gratuity was $213 for the four of us. Normally I would have considered this an acceptable value but could have gone to a franchise restaurant and been just as happy. We love Middleton Place and it saddens me to see that their food quality and selection do not live up to the previous standard we had come to expect.

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JL
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this was our first time to dine with the restaurant at Middle Place, but we will return. it was a special evening, food was well prepared, and the service was wonderful.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service by Nicole
3 times / wonderful veggies! Good fish also! Thx DJ

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D
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place!! Been here more than once and if you're in the Charleston area, should not be missed. They always treat us like royalty! Particularly nice with the strong connection to local history and the fabulous view of the grounds. Get there early for dinner, reserve in advance and ask for a window table. We'll be back!

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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

My dessert was returned uneaten. The panna cotta was like nothing I have ever tasted.

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Halibut special was amazing. The lamb burger was great as well. The view was great while dining as well as the cocktails. Love this place!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wine stroll and dinner with friends. Great evening!

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BA
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High concept menu, high concept food extremely well prepared and presented and punctilious service. Wonderful atmosphere. A great value all around. I had duck meatballs and confit. My wife had shrimp. Both outstanding!

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CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Alex was a wonderful server. The ‘fondue’ and Kale salad were delicious!

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LS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Went for a friend's bridal party meet n' greet. Very accommodating and the food was delicious.

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ES
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my experience at Middleton Place Restaurant. The food and service were both excellent, and the atmosphere was cozy. The interior of the restaurant reminded me of an old cabin, and the expansive windows overlooking the greenery outside brought so much light in that I felt like we were in outdoor seating. The one downside were the fly and gnat that kept flying around our table. I hated that my dinner guests kept shooing a fly away from their food and wine. My dinner (meatballs) weren’t the best, but my husband had an incredible duck confit. Overall, I would suggest this restaurant for special occupation dining.

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KH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in the Charleston area. There were four in our party and we ordered different entrees. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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DT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The place and menu has character, I have dine here three times over the years. I enjoyed the duck confit very much, and the homemade ice cream. There needs to be a few more options for guests who are not foodies or adventurous diners. One of my guests had a difficult time with the menu choices, and I felt bad because she didn't like her meal that much. Kelsey did a good job.

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak for a great price - $32 butcher's cut of New York strip cooked to perfection. Sides and salads also delicious. Setting of Middleton Place plantation is unbelievably beautiful. All staff were very friendly. Lit lanterns after dark on either side of long drive takes you back in time. Favorite spot!

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BD
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We moved away from Charleston 2 1/2 years ago to be closer to family. We made a return visit 1 1/2 years ago and again on May 7, our first night back. We always have at least one dinner at the Middleton Place Restaurant and are never disappointed. We met a friend there and all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. This is fine dining in a spectacular location. The view is beautiful and we saw egrets flying by and a peacock strolled by the windows in his magnificent colors.

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DH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a great meal here. What a beautiful setting at this gorgeous plantation. Dining seems so intimate here.

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G
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Met friends at Middleton for dinner. We all had drinks while waiting for our table to be readied. Bread was offered by our waitress, but not for the table...you had to select a piece and the server would pick it up for you. Not my kind of bread service. I had a filet mignon which was delicious. The only other problem is the men's room is upstairs. My husband has had several knee surgeries and has to use a walker. Going upstairs was a major problem. Perhaps changing the downstairs bathroom, to a women's/handicap restroom might work.

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SW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great she crab soup. Halibut with fresh veggies was great and attractively presented. I agree with another review, the lemon tart was a waste. What a disappointment after a lovely mel

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