Kiki & Rye

4.5
140 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 140 people are saying
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vipScottC
Charleston
37 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
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.

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vipPoppy9100
South Dakota
27 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, beach town feel. Inside table that was quiet enough to enjoy my wife’s birthday dinner. Service was excellent, and food was wonderful and fresh. Portions were large enough that dessert went home with us in a box. Will definitely go back. Stephen K and Alex Deutsch were outstanding.

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JonG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Date Night location. Great food and beautiful atmosphere.

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vipVegasinCharleston
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food!
The service was impeccable
Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Slow service nite. Although food was excellent and we received 2 gift cards from the manager at check out. I will definitely go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and it was outstanding! The service was great and the food came out quickly. They had someone playing music which just added to this fun brunch experience!

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AnthonyB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The duck & snapper were very good. Honestly, we've visited the restaurant numerous times and have yet to order anything we haven't thoroughly enjoyed. Outdoor dining is outstanding by itself!

JS
JonathanS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dishes and great drink selection. My plate was pretty much clean and my beer hit the spot. Staff was welcoming and professional.

RB
vipRobertB
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Waited 45 mins for the appetizer at the beginning of the meal and another 20 minutes to get the check AFTER giving the waitress the credit card. It was definitely an “off night” for the kitchen and the waitress.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The kitchen was understaffed but the hostess a d waiter did everything to make our wait enjoyable
Food was very good.

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RobynT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our date night dinner at KiKi and Rye. We sat on the porch and the weather was wonderful. Thanks so much.

JR
JulieR
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Steak was delicious.
Atmosphere was very nice. Service was extremely slow.

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vipLawrenceL
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was wonderful except what they charged for a Macallan’s 12 year scotch. Everyone else charges $12-$14 - even in Atlanta and DC. I was charged $24 for each one. And these were not double pours.

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SugarSkullReviews
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice place to grab a bite with friends! This being our first time to Kiki crispy chicken sliders. For dessert we ordered the Lemon blueberry cake - delicious!!! They use a blueberry jam in the cake and their cream cheese frosting was not overly sweet - just right!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Delicious food

GM
vipGforMe
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice decor, convenient location - this was a lunch visit w/friends.

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claudie
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was packed and they were very short staffed due to COVID. Our server (there were only 2) could not have been better. I feel so bad for you and all the restaurants. Times are hard for you. Please give a good salary, be gave a great tip, she deserved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about it- beautiful atmosphere, great food, live music!

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James
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Server was not friendly, kitchen was extremely slow. Waited more than an hour for apps. Dinner was flavorless.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation and we arrived a tad early. The hostess confirmed our “special occasion” and proceeded to seat us at the kitchen door. When we asked about other empty tables, we were told that they were for “reservations “. She then offered us a small high top table within a room that appeared to be for an intimate gathering. She checked with her manager and sat us outside at a small table with no leg room. We sat there watching other diners arriving, greeted properly and served. We were ignored… we got up and walked out; something we’ve done maybe once or twice in the past thirty years. Enough said. The end.

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JillE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The ribs appetizer was pretty poor. They came cold, two were the right taste and doneness. Two were very overdone and unable to eat. We did not mention to the hostess, as I was full at that time and I knew that you’d send the review request. We love coming here, but definitely would not order the appetizer again. The drink prices are super stiff too. I’ve come to expect that, I haven’t lived here in Charleston for three years, but this was really pricey for non-fine dining.

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Smasher
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food. Nice outdoor area for covid but flies were a problem.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good service!

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vipmoorethingshappening
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and great venue. Service was impeccable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date site! A little pricey but it was all worth it. Some of the best food/drinks I’ve had in Charleston. Felt like I was downtown Charleston

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vipLivelongEducator
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get all the outside fans fixed. It’s charleston summer!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and atmosphere was very good for the party of 5 that we had, we would definitely go back.

NH
NicoleH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A well-kept secret was discovered and I will definitely return! The ambience of the place was amazing and the food -- OMG -- delicious! My friends from Florida said I made a PERFECT choice for brunch!

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Anthony
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Andi made our night. She had great bubbly personality along with a excellent recommendation for the NY strip. The restaurant seemed low on staff but she did her best running around trying to get everyone their food on a timely manner. Additionally, there was a miscommunication and she generously brought us the yellow fin tuna at no cost. The restaurant was very fine but Andi made the night!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The vibe was fun and our food was good when we finally received it. The bar tender was nice and helpful and made us great craft cocktails but that’s where our good experience ended. We waited for over an hour to get appetizers. We didn’t get our entrees until we had been there for 2 hours and the restaurant was almost empty! We were very disappointed. Our server never came back to apologize or even acknowledge what was going on. Finally at the end of the night the manager came out and comped one appetizer for us. We were a table of 6 and spent a lot of money there but won’t be back. Too many other good restaurants in town to be treated that way!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and service! It was amazing and we will definitely be back!

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CHSFoodie
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We just tried Kiki and Rye for the first time and really enjoyed it. Although the outdoor seating area looks very cozy we opted for indoors due to the heat. While the food and drinks were a little slow, they were worth waiting for. Thoughtful cocktails, chilled wine, and fabulous food. We will be back!

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Kevin
Columbus
29 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Why no Open ztable points ?

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Overall the food and service was just fair. Don’t mind paying for what I get but the pricing here is high for what they.

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Concertgoer
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyed this very charming restaurant. Although the menu selection is limited the food is delicious. It was perfect place to celebrate our friends birthday and the blueberry lemon cake they recommended was amazing!

MB
MichelleB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere! Will return soon!

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vipNikki
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was our 1st visit to this restaurant. We arrived for our reservation a little early so we told the hostess we could get a cocktail at the bar and wait. We went to the bar and sat and sat and sat. The bartender was busy talking to a customer. By the time she got around to asking if we wanted a drink the hostess was coming to seat us. We ordered appetizers to eat. The servings were enough for 2 and some items were better than others. The chicken wings were great! Service was slow in the beginning. I think it may have been due to a staffing shortage. All and all we will go back and try it again.

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vipcau3
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good, not great experience. Apps did not come out at the same time (not even close) and service quite slow overall. Food was pretty good. Crispy shrimp a highlight. Pork shoulder OK. Was disappointed to see none of the servers or hostess wearing masks.

WM
WilsonM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Work dinner for 7 people. A little loud but great atmosphere and food and service. Will return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious - highly recommend the steak and eggs from the brunch menu!

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 140 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.