Butcher & Bee - Charleston

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Butcher & Bee opened in Charleston in 2011 with the mission of serving honest-to-goodness sandwiches made with flavor combinations and food quality usually reserved for fine dining. That dream has grown beyond sandwiches to a bigger location on Morrison Drive, offering a larger, more diverse menu featuring locally sourced mezze, vegetables and proteins, beer, wine and cocktails.
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K
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice people run the place and they were very attentive and eager to please me as I sat at the bar and ate my meal. One of the cooks, a nice shvartzuh, gave me a tasty little brisket lagniappe. I found the halibut was really fresh and delicious and I liked the Israeli nan. The desert, some kind of berry and cream mishmash, was almost too much to finish. The place isn't cheap, but you get what you pay for.

LO
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great server, nice variety - enjoyed very much. Portion sizes for restaurant week were a bit small.

J
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the atmosphere. Appreciated their unique approach to restaurant week. Ordered Chef's selection and was not disappointed. Wonderful food. Great value.

S
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second location of Butcher & Bee that I’ve been to (I also went to the Nashville location), and in terms of quality, service, food, and ambiance, I prefer the Charleston location way more. The food is exactly the same in taste and quality but the patio out front sells the CHS location. We went out of our way to get brunch here and were definitely not disappointed. Highlights include the whipped feta and pita (which is always a MUST order) and the breakfast sandwich with added avocado and bacon.

DD
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was absolutely incredible!

L
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always I loved the food, the experience and the staff!

PH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a hidden gem! The food is absolutely outstanding- everything we ordered was delicious! The whipped feta, brussel sprouts and bacon wrapped dates were our favorites. It’s such a cute place and the service was impeccable, but the food stole the show. We were too stuffed to try the desserts, but will make a trip back just to try them!

LD
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mediterranean influenced menu and the service was outstanding. Abbreviated menu but even my picky eaters found something- and they loved everything! Hidden gem!

OT
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, I love the GF options, Healthy, flavorful & filling. The bacon wrapped figs & Grouper special were fantastic.

KF
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere and the food was delicious. Loved that it was located outside the hustle and bustle of downtown.

JZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were excellent!

S
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Great food and service, but no ambiance.
Seating was uncomfortable

R
Charleston
41 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First time visit. Food we ordered was great -- menu a little limited perhaps. We were seated at a small table very close to another -- conversation a little difficult.

PI
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mezze and the service are always amazing! I always walk out feeling satisfied and full but not over-stuffed. It is one of my top five favorite spots in Charleston.

K
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very innovative food and excellent service!

N
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

B
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whipped feta and the kabobs were amazing

L
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The hummus and fish were good. The remainder of the menu did not appeal to me unfortunately.

f
Charlotte
47 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is not IHOP. Brunch is quite unique and delicious suited to the mediterranean region with wonderful choices for breakfast/brunch. Definitely get the pastry platter (all delish). Enjoyed the egg sandwich and the french toast was very good. Great way to head out of charleston and get on to I26 if you are driving out.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique good food. Enjoyed our first stop in Charleston very much!

SR
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting & delicious food plus a unique variety of cocktails, wine & beers! We will definitely go back!!

S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will was the best server we’ve had in Charleston! Food was delicious.

WW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, great service and casual/modern environment.

D
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Currently our favorite restaurant in Charleston. Exceptional deliciousness. These folk know a thing or two about employing spices.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

We loved the food and the service! The only downfall was our experience eating on the patio. I wish we would have been warned about how terrible the bugs were. The bugs were absolutely TERRIBLE. I know it’s not the restaurant’s fault but it completely changed our experience. We were swarmed with bugs. They were around our face, got in our food and made it hard to enjoy our delicious meal. Many people got up and left or asked to be sat inside. We got our food to go after a few bites. Bugs got in our hummus and we couldn’t eat it anymore. Our server said “oh sorry the only downfall of eating outside are the bugs” Wish we would have been warned earlier! We haven’t experienced bugs at any other restaurant in Charleston so didn’t expect them there. If you go, sit inside!

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent!!

MB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

Friends had recommended this restaurant. The food was all very good - and I lived in Egypt for years and know good ME food. However, every aspect of the service was horrible as was the ambiance. Together with the above-average prices made this an experience I would not repeat.

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Casual and fun atmosphere. Food was delicious and service was attentive. We shared a lot of plates family style.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The food was awful and the server was very rude.
Save your money and time and eat somewhere else!
Terrible idea to eat here. Very very disappointing.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All of the dishes were creative and flavorful. Our foursome We shared many apps and entrees and we loved them all! Great vegetarian options. Loved every bite!! And the value was great as well!

LW
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great! Food is excellent and the atmosphere is unique. Definitely recommend to anyone!

MA
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall a great meal and good service. Wondering if we should have staggered our order? We felt very rushed as all apps & entrees came out very quickly. So...good food but not the most relaxing Mother's Day dining experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Was really cold. Told waiter. Wouldn’t turn down temp. Had to send back steak. Was still undercooked.

l
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every visit and dining experience is better than before
I can’t express how delicious and delightful this restaurant Is!

s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Not really very many entrees to choose from...mainly lots of small plates.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Butcher & Bee was a cozy and eclectic brunch spot! The food was amazing, the staff was friendly, and the ambiance was perfect. Be sure to try one of their amazing pastries!

OT
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose the Chef’s pick 4 Course Tasting menu! It was soooo delicious! We enjoyed 3 great appetizers ; smoked salmon creme frache on cucumber bites, roasted beet and carrots and fresh spiced strawberries and cream for our First course. The 2nd course was a beautiful clam dish with a kimchi topping a fabulous broth with bread and a fresh herb salad and fresh strawberries. The 3rd course was a Chimichurri Hangar steak with roasted confetti vegetables and roasted asparagus. The desert was a rice crunchy crusted chocolate mouse cake with a mint dusted sorbet! It was all very wonderful. I also enjoyed the Charleston Sour cocktail!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great, all of the dishes were excellent. The desserts were unique and creative.

CL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

great for families and adults alike. the food was inventive, fresh and so good! Loved the bourbon cocktail & dates. We began our meal at happy hour pricing and it was quite a deal! We’re recommending to our friends visiting soon!

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