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About Poogan's Porch Restaurant

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.

72 Queen St
Charleston, SC 29401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southern, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Brunch:Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30-2:30 Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Meeting & King

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 577-2337

Website:
http://www.poogansporch.com/

Catering:
Please call or email with any questions. Poogan's would be honored to cater your next special event. Call 843-577-2337 or email events@pooganswporch.com

Executive Chef:
Daniel Doyle

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.

Private Party Contact:
Beth Walton: (843) 577-2337

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Poogan's Porch Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.4

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4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (5270)
Fit for Foodies (4977)
Special Occasion (4632)
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Romantic (3674)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2185)
Good for Groups (1829)
Great for Lunch (1656)
Great for Brunch (1566)
Notable Wine List (1252)
Hot Spot (968)
Kid-friendly (784)
Scenic View (415)
Late-night Find (285)
Good for a Date (250)
Comfort Food (225)
Vibrant Bar Scene (195)
Local Ingredients (189)
Good for Anniversaries (180)
Cozy (156)
Authentic (155)
Creative Cuisine (142)
Good for Birthdays (123)
Casual (110)
Sunday Lunch (109)
Quiet Conversation (106)
Worth the Drive (96)
Fun (70)
Pre/post Theatre (60)
Business Meals (51)
Handcrafted Cocktails (36)
Seasonal (36)
People Watching (33)
Outstanding Value (30)
Tasting Menu (24)
Bar Seating (21)
Gluten Free Options (17)
Afternoon Tea (14)
Healthy (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Afternoon Coffee (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Great Beer (7)
Organic (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Quick Bite (6)
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Live Music (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The mahi is excellent.

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food5
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 (San Diego)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food5
ambience3
service4
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 (Memphis)·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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charleston)·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!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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food5
ambience5
service5
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 (Charleston)·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.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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food4
ambience3
service3
value3

vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on May 7, 2017

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

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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food5
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Atlanta)·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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 16, 2017

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

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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Delicious food. Great presentation. Delicious drinks. Excellent service

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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·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.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (San Diego)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
ambience4
service5
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Overrated. Just poor quality food. Very disAppointing

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food2
ambience3
service2
value2

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 2, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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 (Charleston)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Very good and quaint. I like the small feel and the dining area where the seating is more spread out and not sitting so close to all of the other diners like so many other restaurants.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food4
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Came in for brunch. We had to wait exactly until our reservation time though there were several tables open. The food was good. I really enjoyed the grits. Nice view if you do get a seat on the porch or balcony.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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food3
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Poogan's Porch was recommended to us by a number of friends, so when we visited Charleston we added it to our list of places to eat. The menu provided a broad selection, the ambiance was relaxed, and our waitress Rosa was excellent. Rosa made the evening delightful.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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service5
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 28, 2017

4 of us had terrific meals, scallops & ravioli, buttermilk fried chicken, shrimp & grits & salmon. We ended the meal with key lime napoleon. Would reccomend to amyone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Outstanding service and food

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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food4
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service5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The restaurant is in an old house which gives it a nice historic atmosphere. The she crab soup which I had as an appetizer was great. The entrees were good but not great. I had grouper and it was a little bland. My son had rabbit which was so-so. My husband had snapper which was very good. My other son had steak which he enjoyed. We ordered an Albarino wine which was ok, but we have had a lot better for the same price point. Our waiter was nice and did a nice job. All in all we enjoyed ourselves and the food was pretty good, but given all of the choices in Charleston I will probably not choose to return to this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic
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food3
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 18, 2017

What a fabulous place. I am so glad I was able to get a reservation during our visit to Charleston. Loved this restaurant and its story. Hope to make it back again soon!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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food5
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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 16, 2017

decided to spend the weekend in Charleston and this was our first time visiting the city. I did some research to see which places we should eat at and I'm so glad I picked out this place. The restaurant was beautiful. It had that historic and rustic feel considering it was located in Victorian home. We made reservations and were seated promptly as soon as we arrived. The waitress was very friendly and made sure all of our needs were met. The food - OMG. Both my husband and I ordered the sweet tea glazed salmon with asparagus and rice. It was to die for! It was one of the best meals we ever had. We will definitely be coming back to this place to eat when we visit Charleston again. I highly recommend eating at this restaurant!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Outstanding Value, Great for Brunch
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food5
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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Amazing food, uniquely Southern. Crispy snapper a must, as is fried chicken, ribs and pickles and bread pudding. I'd definitely go again!!

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Everything was perfect. We were celebrating the 34th anniversary of our first date and everyone congratulated us, even some of the guests at tables near ours. One couple even took our picture and emailed it to us the next day. Rosa, our server, was the best.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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food5
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Outstanding - always great. A must for anyone visiting Charleston.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 12, 2017

We really enjoyed our Girls Trip Sunday brunch, it was a perfect start to the prefect trip! Brian was great! Thanks!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Amazing! This was our favorite restaurant in Charleston- we tried many of the best place to eat and this was by far our favorite!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Delicious food - great atmosphere. I just wish they served brunch daily!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 9, 2017

I asked for a dirty martini with Tito's vodka, I received a dirty martini with Tequila instead. I understand accidents happen but how the waiter handled it, was terrible. When I told the waiter about it, his exact response was "how do you like your dirty martinis prepared? You must not like them the way we make them" He was very rude and said that the first one was made with Vodka. He made me feel so dumb as if I didn't know what I was talking about. When I took a sip of the first martini it was clearly tequila and I wanted to spit it out. I had my husband smell it and he said it was tequila too. The waiter did correct the drink and brought out a 2nd one that tasted perfect but it was how he went about he situation in the first place just kind of left us with a bad vibe about the restaurant . This was our first time eating there. The crab cakes and scallops with pimento cheese ravioli were delicious.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Food was delicious. Ordered 4 appetizers to share with my daughr-in-law. The only complaint that I have is that we arrived early for our reservation and asked to sit outside in the front-the guy sitting people forgot about us and had to sit in the back outside area which was ok but I walk with a cane and was a little way for me to walk

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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food3
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on March 5, 2017

We had planned to eat at Poogan's Porch. The restaurant was recommended from a colleague. My wife and I found the place and we decided to go in the restaurant 2 hours before dinner just to make contact. The hostess initially was nice, but then she went on a rant about why we should not be there and was very rude. Hence, we went to eat somewhere else - the Greek restaurant on King Street.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Great experience all the way around! Our waiter Matthew was outstanding!

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Perfect for group of girls. Excellent service and food was amazing!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 2, 2017

We were in South Carolina for a week and this was definitely our best meal. I had the shrimp and grits and it was outstanding. My husband had seared scallops with pimiento ravioli. We both really enjoyed our meals, the service and the ambiance of this wonderful restaurant!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Great meal, service was excellent. Be sure to get the pimiento cheese fritters - delish!!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 26, 2017

A must every time I visit Charleston. The food is always outstanding, and the charm makes for a lovely date night.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Excellent service as well as excellent food!!!
Our waiter Less was friendly and gave a great recommendations.....the mac and cheese was great, so was the fried chicken. My husband had the duck which he said was fabulous. Local, fresh, low country food but very refined!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Great location for any meal. Went Sunday for lunch to find out they had a brunch menu but everything we ordered was still delicious. Worth the trip if you're within driving distance.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Cozy, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Good creative menu. Great ambience. Helpful wait staff. Great Charleston experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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