Prohibition

4.6
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1169 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
It's true that Prohibition is a nod to the classic 1920's Speakeasy, but our elevated cuisine and progressive cocktail program are anything but old-fashioned.

At Prohibition you can expect the culinary delights of Executive Chef Greg Garrison to leave you completely Jazzed, from savory local seafood to the finest cuts of meat, each dish is prepared with perfection.

Kick back in our relaxing surroundings and sample the Mixology Expertise of our award winning Bar Team, led by Jim Mc Court. Our professional and passionate team are constantly striving to push the boundaries of excellence with cocktails like the 547 Manhattan and our signature Bacon Maple Old Fashioned to name but a few. Our extensive and imaginative beer, wine and liquor selection insures we can cater to all tastes.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Brunch: Saturday: 11:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Bar Service: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00am
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4pm - 6 pm
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Phone number
(843) 793-2964
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Greg Garrison
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Private party facilities
Located in beautiful downtown Charleston, Prohibition is a 300 capacity full service restaurant with a beautiful, self contained and climate controlled outdoor patio. Choose from 3 different spaces for your event or talk to us about a complete restaurant buyout to accommodate larger parties.
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Private party contact
Ray Burns: (843) 793-2964
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Cross street
Wolfe
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Parking details
There is metered parking on the street (meter stops at 10pm) and a nearby public parking garage.
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Public transit
The city of Charleston offers a free trolley- please check their website for details.
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Entertainment
Live Jazz, Swing and Big Band Music. DJ's late night on the weekends. Dance floor for dancing.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a Sunday morning brunch at Prohibition. We sat on the patio where we were able to get some fresh air and have a nice meal. The service was great and food was delicious. I really enjoyed the Huevos Rancheros.

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

On a girls weekend from NY. Went for Brunch. Charming service, live music a plus but the food was the star. Excellent brunch. Had the Huervos Rancheros. Yum! Homemade biscuits and a Bellini!

OP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing food, great cocktails and a fun atmosphere for a Friday night!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a girls weekend and went I to Charleston for one night of fun and dinner. The restaurant was amazing.

MC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails. Menu also very good. I had the fish of the day special which fresh grouper fillet in sherry sauce with clams. Really good.

D
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was terrific, a great value, and the portions were exactly right. The only shortcomings were the noise level from the band playing (which made conversations hard) and how slow it was. We waited a half-hour for our meal to arrive, really long given that what we ordered was pretty typical.

AL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary there and appreciated the host staff and server recognizing us for it. We got to sit on the back patio which was very nice and quiet. The highlight of my dinner was the bacon old fashioned. Yum! We look forward to visiting on our next trip to Charleston.

OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our first time at Prohibition. Our server (an Irish woman) was excellent! Incredibly helpful with food & drink selections. The food was delicious & loved the look & feel of the place. We sat inside & did not make it out to the back patio. Thought the prices for the meals were of good value...not over the top.

OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent brunch!! Patio was really nice

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night. There was a mix up in the time of the reservation and management was very accommodating. We went here because of a recommendation and it didn’t disappoint. We went to the back bar outside for the first round of drinks while waiting to be seated. Once we were seated we were lucky enough to be sitting in front of a band playing music. Was a little loud but overall the music was great and enjoyable so we had a good time. We had burrata and bone marrow as an appetizer and the bone marrow was probably one of the best I have ever had. For dinner we had the roasted chicken, shrimp and grits, burger and fries, and scallops. I would say the shrimp and grits were the best food of the evening. Everyone loved their dishes and all plates were clean when we were done. The portions are perfect size.

EH
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Staff was very friendly and attentive. The band was entertaining!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and we’re the only ones who sat outside. We had a great meal and great service. The atmosphere was really nice even with being the only table.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was okay, the service was good but let me tell you about the seating....
We sat at a high top table with stools. They were the most uncomfortable seats I’ve ever sat in. It made the dinner miserable. I’ve never been more happy to leave a restaurant in my life. We all had to stand up constantly just to find some level of comfort.

HL
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We loved the look of the bar. The dinner menu was kind of short and we just did not see anything we wanted so we ordered wings. The wings were great. We were there on our 10 year anniversary and we thought it was wonderful that we were given free champagne. Waitress was great. We had a very wobbly table so that was a little frustrating but we would go again for drinks and appetizers.

KE
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely LOVE Prohibition and recommend it to anyone coming to visit Charleston. My family was there on Saturday night and our night there was fabulous - as always! Our server, Tim, was great with us and entertained the kids and was certainly knowledgeable about the menu, attentive to our drinks and needs during the meal.
Can't wait to come back.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Got the tasting menu. Everything was great and so glad we tried it!

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! One of a kind cocktails. Started our first trip to Charleston off on the right foot for sure! Highly Recommend

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place, great music, food and service!

RS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! This venue is exceptionally perfect for any occasion, from a casual night out to a "impress the date" type venue — incredible food, cocktails, and ambiance. I will visit again!

TM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The look is more club than speakeasy, but once seated and greeted by our server, Zach, our imprepressions went from "huh" to "whoa!". Zach went through the concept, the cocktails (in detail) and ran through the menu. He was always attentive, noticing drink levels and clearing, and we never felt rushed nor abandoned. The cocktails were classically constructed, but had nice personalized twists. My bacon-maple old fashioned and my wife's aged 547 manhattan were excellent. And as good as the service and cocktails were...the food blew us away. Apptz of devilled eggs w/smoked trout and the shrimp toasts were enjoyed...then jockeyed over for add'l bites. The mains of shrimp & grits, a burger and the koji-aged steaks were awesome. The portions were generous, but we did manage to CRUSH IT. Desserts were beignets and a chocolate mousse that was gone so fast I never learned its name. The food, drinks and great service made this one of the highlights of our Charleston stay. Loved it

GH
Wilmington
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was a little slow but the food was delicious.

a
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In Charleston for the weekend with my lovey wife, went to Prohibition for Sunday brunch. The staff was great, patio fans kept the mood cool even for July, and the brunch was delicious. The food was well presented and the taste was amazing. We will visit again!

JV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One week in Charleston eating amazing food and the last day we went to Prohibition and it topped them all. Outstanding!

NC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I picked Prohibition on a whim and I am so happy I did. Our server, Savannah, was professional, fun, and nice. We got the chef's menu, and had to alter it for a food allergy. The chef not only honored the allergy 100%, but the food was amazing. Everything I ate was to die for. You owe it to yourself to try this restaurant if you're in Charleston.

OT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great brunch! The French toast was amazing, as well as the corned beef. On top of it all, they had live bluegrass music! It is a must try when in Charleston!

M
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lively fun environment with good food and great music. Loved the dance lessons offered to prepare the willing to dance to the live Cuban music that followed the lessons.

PS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hip spot with amazing craft cocktails and selection. Food was great and the service staff were super helpful and friendly. Great spot for dinner or cocktails and appys.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were phenomenal. Our waitress Allson took care of us very well and was very personable. Live band had a horn section, old school, sounded so good. It's bachelorette party-central on Saturday night, but fun and well worth it!

E
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt was a great server! Dana was a great hostess! Loved the music and the ambiance.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Rainy day but we sat outside under the covered patio. Great breeze. Amazing drinks recommended by our server! Excellent food as well. Small lunch menu but great options,

KF
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff. Fantastic drinks. As one passerby put it, "very Instagram-able". We had a lovely time.

K
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive server. Drinks were handcrafted for sure.

DS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & drinks.

r
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, seats lacking in comfort

MC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catch of the Day was the perfect dish, cocktails were the best I had my whole trip! Atmosphere was like being transported to a whole different city and it was the perfect night!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - bluegrass music and the best brunch ever! Hubby and son had chicken and biscuits w sausage gravy and added 2 over easy eggs on top.... not a crumb left. The other entrees were just as great. We will be back! Zack was the manager and was very personable as was the whole staff

KN
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

I made a reservation based on positive reviews. Arrived on time for my birthday dinner, only to find our table had been given away to people that were too hot out on the patio. After finally going back and forth with the hostess, the manager stepped in and tried his best to accommodate us, but honestly the mood was already ruined. Finally, we were seated at a table near the band, a little noisy but better than nothing I guess. Our server was lovely, she really made up for all the bad stuff. Sadly, we were not aware that the place turns into a club shortly after 10 pm. We were still eating dinner, and tables were being moved and a crowd of people filled in around us, mind you we were still eating! We attempted to order dessert, I wanted to blow out a candle, but were told that the kitchen was closed. Not very well run. We should have been notified that kitchen was closing in case we wanted anything else.. No birthday wish! Not a great overall experience. Sorry, won’t be back. This was our introduction to Charleston. Not a good introduction.

N
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Would definitely go back. Four of us split a number of smaller items and enjoyed every bite.

J
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was phenomenal! Food was delicious! The live music was fun, but we sat right next to the stage and it was difficult to carry on a conversation because it was so loud.

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