Blind Tiger

4.6
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$30 and under
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The term “Blind Tiger” was coined in the late 1800’s to describe the illicit drinking and gambling establishments opening their doors as temperance legislation swept across the country. The first “Blind Tigers” in South Carolina sprung up in the Holy City in 1893 as a defiant rebuttal to the “Dispensary” laws mandated by the infamous Governor Ben “Pitchfork” Tillman.
Local lore suggests Broad Street was home to many houses of “ill repute” throughout the years. In 1992, ninety-nine years after the first “Blind Tigers” appeared, the “Blind Tiger Pub” opened in its current location, paying homage to a historic tradition.
Despite changing hands several times throughout the years, the Blind Tiger Pub has always remained a fixture of Charleston society. In 2016, after painstaking restoration, the “Blind Tiger Pub” was reborn. Striving to continue to honor the legacy of its previous caretakers, we invite you to join us in celebrating this Charleston institution.
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J
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience, service was awesome. Moscow Mule a must.

LD
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, gorgeous courtyard and the $10 Mimosa carafes were the perfect brunch partner 👌 Service was fab, attentive, quick and full of recommendations! Would 100% recommend

TJ
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Excellent service and very good good, especially the truffle frites and argula salad.

J
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed the food. I wish I realized I should have booked a table outside instead of inside. The outside patio was super cool. The inside was nothing special. The one complaint I have about the experience was the fan above us was on high and blowing our hair in our faces while we eat. I asked the server if she could turn it down a bit and she said she couldn’t because she had no idea how it worked?? A little frustrated that she didn’t get someone that did know how the fan worked to turn it down a bit. Other than that the food was excellent and I would love to go back and sit outside.

CO
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Great atmosphere. Definitely recommend

t
Charleston
84 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friends were in town and wanted something casual and low key. The Blind Tiger was perfect! They have plenty of menu options and are budget friendly.

M
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu is limited, but the food is delicious. I could eat the brussels sprouts and nothing else, they were so good! I had the chicken avocado club, my daughter had the hamburger and my granddaughter had the steak sandwich. We all agreed that our meals were delicious. Our server was so sweet, I wanted to adopt her! Great dining experience.

g
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very innovative and delicious sandwich options. A very good selection of appetizers as well, I recommend the bleu chips.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Navy visit

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NS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would come back here over and over again. The outdoor area looks like a dream, it is so beautiful. It was one of the best brunches i've been to since moving here. Loved it!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation great space friendly service...excellent burger and drinks

H
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Our Waiter was so nice. Food was good,especially the oysters! Way too noisy. Not comfortable chais so
not encouraged to linger.

D
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brought the family (kids 8 and 13) for a last minute dinner. Really good oysters and the spicy chicken sandwich is excellent. Really good local brews on tap too. High seating only which might make families with younger children think twice.

d
Charleston
165 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was outstanding for brunch. A great find in the city

G
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the greatest brunch place in Charleston. Not even close.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was great for pub fare and service was solid. We were sat in the bar area and it was very loud, even though it was not late or overly crowded. The outdoor patio looks amazing, but unfortunately we were there when it was raining and could not dine outside. I definitely recommend checking out the back patio on a nice day!

WS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for casual dinner and drinks! Definitely recommend.

MH
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome food and atmosphere. Went for brunch and everything we had was delicious

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Our waitress didn’t bring us a new water jug for the table until halfway through our meal when we had only gotten one in the beginning, and had obviously drank it all.

TS
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Blind Tiger was a hidden gem. We had the duck sandwich and the chicken sandwich both were good. The sangria was also very good. The only downfall was the iced tea. We ate outside on a shaded table with a fan about e is it was very cute and quaint environment.

J
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This checked all of our boxes - Nashville hot chicken, excellent music playing, truly medium rare steak, named after my favorite childhood animal, and the best sweet tea I have ever had.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

The seats were uncomfortable and wobbly (high tops). It was extremely hot in the restaurant. The service was just ok, had to get up and request more water for the table. The food was decent and not overly expensive. Saw several people come in and leave without eating or getting a drink. All the other inside tables where we were sitting were empty. There were only a couple people sitting at the bar.

C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was tasty
Service was good
Seating was uncomfortable

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was ok, not great. Service not great.

c
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We loved our brunch at Blind Tiger. Our food was delicious. Mimosa’s were tasty. Despite our server seeming disinterested and inattentive, we had an enjoyable experience. I am sad not to give a full 5 stars in the review.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Reservations was for 4pm. Arrived at 3:55, and was leaving at 4:45 after taking our time enjoying appetizers, a flight of local craft beers, and entrees. The service was lightning fast, the food excellent, and our waiter attentive without hovering.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We had a party of three, we were seated inside at a very small tall table, made it very difficult to manage the meals and appetizers, food was very good, the server although nice and kind was somewhat forgetful on a few items.

OT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is fantastic! The food is outrageously delicious. My husband had the duck sandwich and he absolutely loved it! We had three different appetizers and all of them were amazing! The macaroni and cheese is out of this world. I highly recommend this place. Great fun staff as well.

RF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

It’s ok. Service was good. Food arrived quickly. Didn’t care for the coating on the fries. Steak was cooked as specified. Nothing stood out - good or bad. I wouldn’t protest if friends wanted to eat there.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the perfect brunch- had perfect shareables, meals and drinks! Always love this place.

CD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was quaint, the food & service were awesome, can’t wait to return !!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got to sit outside in the courtyard which was fabulous. So relaxing. Food was excellent. We wanted to linger all afternoon.

M
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great service friendly staff. Fish and chips awesome

KK
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent and wait staff was very accommodating. We came in with 2 babies, one 5 months old and one 15 months old. They gave us a table with plenty of room and made sure we had options for the kids. Beautiful interior and exterior. The Blind Mule was delicious and would recommend the Heirloom Burrata salad and Brussels sprouts -fantastic!

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great patio area, great food and great service! Inside smelled like toilets. But you should enjoy the outdoor space anyway!

OT
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good service and food. Convenoent location. Great bar service while we were waiting for our table.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cute spot, good food and not too loud!

JG
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I had the best time!! We enjoyed our drinks and especially the food! Would visit again and will definitely recommend to friends and family! I even bought a t-shirt!!

G
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blind Tiger is one of my favorite places in Charleston! Arrive is great, burger is delicious and courtyard is awesome!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Recommended to us by a tour guide, the Blind Tiger serves good pub food - excellent burger! We ate in the courtyard and our waiter, Owen, was very helpful and looked after us well. Good beers and cocktails too.

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