Butcher & Bee - Charleston

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276 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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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D
Charleston
80 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious thank you

B
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great idea for restaurant week chef choice gave us some items we would not have ordered

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The jam was a little tart and not what was expected.

KA
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best hummus I’ve ever had. And, the whipped feta was amazing. Loved it!

OT
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were very good. Had little hiccup with one of our meals. Manager quickly corrected and told us he’d take a little something off bill but did not. Little disappointing. Will give it a try again in the future

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great choice for a lunch date with my daughter. Initial impression was iffy when front entrance door wasn't unlocked and hostess had zero personality when seating us but our server, the food taste and quality were spectacular! Saw several items on the menu that we will go back for.

OT
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. First time dinning there and will definitely come back. Fun cool place!

NG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

This place was recommended while we were on vacation. Appetizers were burnt, wine seemed sour. Entrees were good however.

A
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The only menu that was available was happy hour.
The rest of the menu looked great.

SM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Make a point of eating at Butcher and Bee every time we are in Charleston. Especially love the whipped feta and haloumi cheese salad.

R
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say? It was fabulous. Gotta have the whipped feta with honey. :) Our server was superb and our meal from start to finish was just THE BEST!!! Well done, Butcher & Bee! We will come back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Hair In food, ribeye steak was cold and tough. Server disintereted

OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent

LA
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is wonderful and the food is delicious. I love their feta and honey dish as an appetizer, and the fish and chips as an entree.

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
102 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
17 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
11 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
42 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
15 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
4 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
48 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!

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