Middleton Place Restaurant

4.6
464 reviews
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$30 and under
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Low Country
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 464 People Are Saying
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JP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and the food was fantastic. Would highly recommend it

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G
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Had to keep my coat on through dinner. They were out of a few things on the menu. We come here often, but I was disappointed this time. Will try again some other time. Online menu is outdated!

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MP
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love to dine at Middleton! It’s nice to stroll around the grounds then enjoy a delicious dinner. Food and service has always been consistent.

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

Wine tasting along with dinner, great service and a beautiful evening.

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CH
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

We visit often. We were sat at two top in back corner. We have been sat here in the past and had a poor experience then as well. I guess this table is easily forgotten about. Neither time were we served bread when sitting at that table. We ordered as soon as we were handed the menus with our drink order. It took 45 min for our meal to be served and overall, we were there for 90 minutes due to the slow service. The menu states the pork shank was served with rainbow carrots and Napa cabbage. This is a change from when this fall menu originally came out. The meal was not served as described on the menu. It came with shredded bagged cabbage and carrot mix which filled the entire dish with water. It drowned the polenta. I removed the bagged salad mix from the dish and poured the skillet out in the plate to remove as much water as possible.

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

Absolutely amazing like always!!

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Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, especially the Pork Osso Bucco. Our server recommended this when I was having trouble deciding and it did not disappoint!

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JN
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had our wedding ceremony at the Butterfly Lakes on Oct. 31, 2018. When arriving to dinner it was a beautiful night drive with lit torches to lead the way to the restaurant. We had an 8:30 reservation in the event it would be more private. The staff was very knowledgeable about the fall season menu, kind, and courteous. When we explained the pastry tray we received delivered to our room and how it was adorned with marshmallow ghost, we learned it was the chef of the Middleton Inn Restaurant whom made them. We did not meet her but wish to thank her. We could not see the water at night, but the lit moss trees and twinkle lights that touched on many outdoors made it beautiful.

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DM
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tucked away gem in West Ashley out at Middleton Place. Exceptional views, quaint restaurant, delicious food and great ambiance. We love this place!

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CL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just an amazing place for history, scenery, and food. Our waiter Rob was fantastic and entergetic. We will be back for sure.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The menu has become too limited.... Appetizer selection is almost non existent

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CM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated 10 years of marriage and ate dinner at Middleton Place Restaurant. The food, service, and experience were excellent!

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MK
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Middleton Place is a beautiful place to enjoy a wonderful meal while helping support a historical site.

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

Middleton Restaurant has consistently been at the top of my list of favorite restaurants in Charleston for the past 6 years. They are so underrated, never disappoint. Every time someone comes to visit me, I take them to Middleton. The shrimp and grits is the best I've ever had.

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy our experience at Middleton. The halibut was fantastic and this is the first time in my life that I enjoyed brussel sprouts. The gardens are always breathtaking. Do yourself a favor and check Middleton out.

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DG
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth the drive. The food was great. The server Stephen was knowable and very efficient.
Wine was great. Can’t wait to go back.

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CH
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! We ate twice last weekend (dinner).
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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal and enjoyed the night with family from out of town

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MF
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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r
Charleston
6 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
61 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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g
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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P
Charleston
24 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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P
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
6 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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