Butcher & Bee - Charleston

4.7
285 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

We are currently only accepting walk-ins, so please contact the restaurant for any inquiries. (843) 619-0202
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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was top notch! We had the tasting menu, $35 per person, and it was amazing. The kitchen staff accommodated some of our pickier eaters without a second thought. They sat us at the open kitchen counter where the chefs were more than happy to answer our questions regarding techniques and seasoning. We were there before the after party for the wine and food festival. The chefs were frying up some pork rinds and they gave us a taster, delicious to say the least. The food is outstanding and the service is amazing. The value is second to none. I would go again and recommend it to anyone looking for a nice meal in Charleston. It’s a must!

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vipChidiner
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Disappointing lunch. A couple of years ago we had a great dinner here, but lunch this year was mediocre. The grain bowl was pedestrian and overpriced. The fried chicken sandwich was overcooked. The pickled vegetables were uninspired. Perhaps the quality of lunch versus dinner is the difference from our last trip. This feels like a restaurant that has lost its initial innovative excitement and has fallen back to ride on its reputation.

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vipABDrakelovesCharleston
Charleston
42 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was extremely friendly!

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vipMelissaK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Manager was very attentive. We will definitely go again when back in Charleston.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food

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slip
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s that good. Simple as that.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it for brunch! The service was spectacular.

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sandig
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from food to service to atmosphere was exceptional!

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KatherineD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine at Butcher and the Bee!

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vipDebby
Charleston
88 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious thank you

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vipBigsexy1
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

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KathyA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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vipNickG
Washington DC
12 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.

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Adam
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

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

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vipShariM
Miami
5 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.

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vipRuth
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent

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LinaA
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipTerriT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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CCsquared
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.

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vipMarkG
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.

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vipCMMTH
Indiana
108 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.

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daveK
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.

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vipLucilleO
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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vipJack
Charleston
31 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.

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vipSmootsky
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.

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vipDanD
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible!

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Laura
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PamH
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!

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vipLynnD
New England
16 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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KathrynF
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.

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vipJanZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent!

FAQs

Butcher & Bee - Charleston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 619-0202.

Butcher & Bee - Charleston is rated 4.7 stars by 285 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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