Kiki & Rye

4.5
179 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A wood-fired restaurant awaits you just minutes from downtown Charleston.
From the same family that brought you Community Table comes a new dining experience like no other. A massive wood-fired oven is the centerpiece to a large, open concept kitchen as diners enjoy the flavors of coastal inspired fare and handcrafted cocktails. Our craft bar program features made-from-scratch ingredients and citrus which is squeezed-to-order for every single drink. Quality meets approach-ability at Kiki & Rye, Charleston’s favorite new culinary destination!

Offers

  • Party on the Pond - Sunday Funday!

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Brunch + Live Music + Artisan Fair Every Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Rye's Fishcamp

    Multiple dates available

    Tue 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Every Tuesday Night from 5-9pm featuring a specialty seafood menu alongside our regular menu
  • Kiki's Night Out

    Multiple dates available

    Thu 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Every Thursday Specials 5-9pm Music 5:30pm-8:30pm $12 Smash Burgers Featured Drink Specials

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
What 179 people are saying
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JenniferM
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful place to go and to bring family and friends. We have never been disappointed with the service, food and ambiance of the place. It has become one of our favorite go to places!

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JudithM
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

accommodating staff, music too loud, adjusted speaker.
Food very good, generous portions.

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MailysL
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

the food is good but as a French native, it does not meet up the standards I am used to concerning food

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vipSusanA
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent!

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RichardG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

superb menu and food preparation, acceptable noise level for conversation, service good but unsteady at times. a very pleasant dinner experience.

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CindyD
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We came early in the evening (530pm) They were already out of the shrimp appetizer that was the "happy hour special from 5-6" but did not offer a substitute. Then we replaced that request with the bruschetta, which they were also out of... so we settled on wings. (they were delicious)
We felt like we were bothering the waiter at times. Just a bit "snobby" ??
Main course was good, but brussels were dry on the ends and the "hoe cake" was soggy. Maybe think of a way to arrange the plate where that remains crisp, but the taste was yummy and the duck was cooked perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience5

We waited 1 hour and almost 30 minutes for our appetizers. Food and apps came all together, no plates, no sauces, no dressing for salad, water refill etc. Waitress came back 20 min after food came to check in us, at that point we had eaten everything and wanted to leave. Emailed manager, waiting in a response.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful service, we were there 1 1/2 hours and still no food, or even told how much longer it would be.
We left, no idea how the food would have been.
Service, awful.
Hostess and waiter , not a word!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible terrible experience.
We waited over two hours for our food, it was cold and not cooked appropriately and then I had to ask for the manager for a half hour before she acknowledged me. Truly horrendous service. Will never return.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and comfortable atmosphere. Service was vary attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff. Great service. Food was delicious!

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Jessie
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooooo good!! Yummy, fast, and the cutest place!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely wonderful.

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vipDebby
Charleston
94 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit and food was delicious! The only complaint was the AC was incredibly turned low and it was cold ! Thank you

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MartiB
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I were looking for a restaurant in Mt. Pleasant. We were not familiar with Kiki & Rye, but the menu looked good so we gave it a try. We were not disappointed! Everything was delicious!. We had the pork belly appetizer. The smoked flavor made this dish. My son ordered the duck for his main dish and I ordered the pasta. In addition to thoroughly enjoying both our mains and our appetizer, the restaurant has great cocktails. We both highly recommend Kiki & Rye .

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KaileyL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary with our kids and we loved it!

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Renee
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best fish dish I have had in a long time!

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HannahM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal at Kiki & Rye! The food is always fabulous, especially the mussels (Please don't ever change them, they are they best in the city!)

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MariaL
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food and ambiance was amazing, unfortunately the service was not as good. We felt rushed all the time and it felt like we were not welcomed. We made reservations for 2:30 and the place closes at 3 on Sundays. They should not take late reservations if they will not be confortable with it. It is very uncomfortable to feel rushed when all you want is to enjoy and have a good time.

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vipRuthie
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at Kiki’s for Sunday Brunch. Our meal was delicious and service was perfect. What we really enjoyed was the live music.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We ordered brunch. Entrees and drinks were overpriced. Ordered iced tea and was told it would be a minimum of 15 minutes for more to be brewed. Meanwhile, other patrons in the restaurant were being served iced tea. Also, one entree contained dry toast. Requested jelly and was told they didn’t have any.

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at this restaurant is fun and well thought out. The flavors explode in your mouth and there is always this nice hidden component that just makes the dish. We sat at the bar and had a great experience. This is a restaurant you need to check out when your in Charleston.

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ShelleyR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a group of 10 ranging from 6m to 59yrs, everyone had an excellent meal and experience. Great service from the waitress and bar!

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DavidS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, staff very accommodating, and service was fantastic. Will definitely be back here in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Took 45 mins to get our salads. Service was very slow all the entire time. We repeatedly had to ask for water. They offered to take 1 salad off the bill but did not.

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Shayde
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Kitchen is slow and the place is unfortunately understaffed. Food came out cold / room temp. Can’t blame the restaurant too much for the slowness / understaffing, but the food could have at least been kept warm

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KathleenZ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Lovely outdoor dining. Delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was good. Well prepared and tasty. Will certainly return.

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GailS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We scheduled a lunch-time birthday party outside and were delighted by the setting. Our server was excellent - very friendly and efficient, and very accommodating when it came to our requests. The lunch menu is limited but has nice variety. Most of the dishes have a bit of heat (spiciness) to them, but generally that can be remedied for those who don't care for it. Just check with the server before ordering. We will definitely be back!

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nush
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. We sat outside which was very nice and quaint.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch with extended family

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, love this place!

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CarolG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place for ladies dinner. Our service was cheerful and excellent.

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AnthonyB
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fish was undercooked however mgt removed the meal from the bill. Overall everything was very good.

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Jenim
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John was a wonderful server and my friend and I both enjoyed the very tasty shrimp sandwich. We sat outside on the patio next to the pond and enjoyed a very peaceful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff was outstanding. Would go back again tonight.

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JordanH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Great ambiance. Food took over an hour. We saw our burger sit for over 10 minutes under a heat lamp waiting on the other entrees. The service was great and the waiter was very tentative. Pork belly appetizer was fantastic. The scallops were cooked to perfection but the grits were still bitter and crunchy as if they had not cooked long enough. The scallop dish was also covered in a layer of liquid floating above the grits. There wasn’t enough salt in the dish nor was there any placed on the table. This was our first time here and would love to come back in the future but the entrees were an overall letdown.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Long waits for service, understand business is tough during these times. Could tell our server was overwhelmed, she was nice. Soda was flat, shrimp roll came with red seasoning inconsistent to previous shrimp roll from previous visit. Beer was also flat. Was warned at seating food was going to take a long time. It was ok, could definitely be better and not sure if we’d be back even though we’d like to.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Don't get the steak & eggs. All fat, no steak.

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vipScottC
Charleston
37 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining space. The service was outstanding other than the courses came a little fast. The food was very good, I thought it was a little expensive for what it was, but will definitely be back.

FAQs

Kiki & Rye offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 981-0312.

Kiki & Rye is rated 4.5 stars by 179 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.