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Poogan's Porch Restaurant

5082 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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Tucked away on a charming downtown street, Poogan's Porch is one of Charleston’s oldest & most reputable culinary establishments, serving upscale Lowcountry cuisine daily. Since opening in 1976, Poogan’s has been a favorite of well-known celebrities, politicians, tourists & locals alike who rave about this Southern institution. Recognized by Martha Stewart Living, Wine Spectator & the Travel Channel, this beautifully restored Victorian house is the perfect southern locale for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Whether it’s a warm homemade buttermilk biscuit & sausage gravy for brunch, a bowl of she-crab soup for lunch, or our signature buttermilk fried chicken for dinner, your meal at Poogan’s will be unforgettable. Open year-round, Poogan’s Porch serves dinner seven days a week, & brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Both indoor & outdoor seating is offered, & a variety of rooms are available for special events throughout the year. Reservations are recommended.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Southern, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Brunch:Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30-2:30 Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(843) 577-2337
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Daniel Doyle
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Private party facilities
Poogan's Porch offers several private dining rooms newly renovated to suit your distinct style. From wedding rehearsal dinners to farewell brunches, to holiday parties and business meetings, we are able to accommodate groups of 10-110. Personal time with our party planner and you will be set for your next event in no time. We would be honored to host you next special event. Hope to hear from you soon with any of your questions or concerns.
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Private party contact
Beth Walton: (843) 577-2337
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Please call or email with any questions. Poogan's would be honored to cater your next special event. Call 843-577-2337 or email

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Cross street
Meeting & King
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.4  based on all time ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 31, 2017

The mahi is excellent.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on August 20, 2017

Food and service were great, but we felt hot and sticky both times we ate there... Need work on ac.

OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on June 9, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Charleston. Only problem is deciding what to order. Definitely need to make reservations well in advance.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2017

Awesome Brunch menu! Can't visit Charleston without enjoying Brunch here. Chicken and Waffles and Pulled Pork Benedict are a must try!

tbooneFW (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on May 11, 2017

I was disappointed by the quality of our waiter (slow and not responsive) and the average nature of the food. The last time we we at this restaurant both the food and service were quite good. I am not sure what has happened.

vipOpenTable Diner (Savannah)
5.0  Dined on May 7, 2017

Best biscuits and gravy! Exceptional service with attention to all the right details.

vipfollysmom (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 23, 2017

We ended a wonderful girls weekend with Sunday brunch at Poogans Porch. The restaurant was hopping but the hosts were very organized and professional and we were seated within a few minutes of our reservation. Our server was nice and helpful. and the ambiance was pretty and comfortable. We all enjoyed our meals, cocktails and mocktails. She crab soup was delicious and paired well with a friend chicken salad.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

Excellent food but very, very warm which made it uncomfortable to sit in there for long. Crank up the AC and I'd give it a 10 out of 10!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

Food is excellent, but service is constantly a bit slow here

viprobb (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 13, 2017

Delicious food. Great presentation. Delicious drinks. Excellent service

vipGMPM72 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on April 10, 2017

Visiting Charleston for an overnight and I made a reservation a few months ago following a friend's recommendation. Most disappointing meal of our trip. First, the restaurant smells bad, the carpets must need a really good scrub. Second, hostess should not have their cups of Starbucks in open view of the customers, that's just poor hospitality. We were taken to our table and our waiter was very sweet explained the specials and made small talk. We ordered cocktails and appetizers. Took a little long to arrive and the food was lukewarm. It wasn't great either. The mac & cheese is good but at room temperature. We waited with our dirty plates on the table until our main courses arrived and had to help the waiter clear up the table so he could place our plates on the table. That's restauration 101... table should be cleared before the second round comes out. I had the Mahi Mahi - it was again lukewarm and dry. My husband had the shrimp and grits - good and my son really like the fried chicken. We ordered an expensive bottle of white wine and it wasn't cold when it got to our table. We had to ask for additional ice and cold water to cool it down. Overall will not recommend this restaurant.

vipGlenn (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on April 6, 2017

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Poogan's Porch. The restaurant setting was fantastic along with the food and service. Our waiter, Josh, was a pleasure and help to make the meal that much more enjoyable. We would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be back the next time we are in Charleston.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on April 6, 2017

We were on vacation to Charleston and Poogan's Porch was the restaurant I selected as a special treat on our last night in town. The food was very good and the service was excellent. The room was LOUD and it was hard to converse with my husband. I wish I had asked to be moved to a different room or section. We sat in silence quite often as it was hard to talk loud enough to be heard. We were seated at a small table for two so we were not next to each other but across the table. We had left overs and our waiter packed them up nicely and kindly included a couple of the delicious biscuits. Overall, it was a nice experience/meal.

vipArtC (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on April 2, 2017

Overrated. Just poor quality food. Very disAppointing

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on April 2, 2017

Brunch was delicious! We loved the fried green tomatoes and biscuts and gravy. We also loved the historic house.