Butcher & Bee - Charleston

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Good Vegetarian Options
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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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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool vibe. Great service. Limited menu but delicious food.

TT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The lighting during dinner made it hard to read the menu.

CC
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Had lunch with a friend. It was our first time eating here. The service was very good and the ambience was nice for lunch. I had the Kale salad and was disappointed it was so plain. My friend had the Anson Mills Grain Bowl which looked delicious and my friend really liked it. I would recommend to friends with a caveat.

MG
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quite simply, the food was outstanding. The fusion of Middle Eastern and Southern cuisine was subtle and imaginative. The Mezze dishes were especially excellent. If you want a great meal in Charleston, don’t miss this restaurant.

CM
Indiana
101 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant surprise, although the reviews had been very positive. Delicious food and a nice change of pace from the "shrimp and grits world of Charleston" -- although I love S&G. Servings were ample. The whipped feta starter was delicious and the lamb kabobs excellent. Relaxed, casual, great place to eat.

K
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

S
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
16 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal!

OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible!

L
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent!

S
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

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

R
Charleston
41 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very innovative food and excellent service!

N
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

B
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whipped feta and the kabobs were amazing

L
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SR
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

WW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great service and casual/modern environment.

D
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall4food5service5ambience2

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!!

MB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience1

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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
Overall2food1service1ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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