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Prohibition, Charleston, SC

Prohibition

4.5
4.5
2341 Reviews
$30 and under
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.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (843) 793-2964
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Greg Garrison
  • Private party facilities
    Located in beautiful downtown Charleston, Prohibition is a 300 capacity full service restaurant with a beautiful, outdoor patio. Choose from 3 different spaces for your event or talk to us about a complete restaurant buyout to accommodate larger parties.
  • Private party contact
    Ray Burns: (843) 793-2964
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Charleston
  • Cross street
    Wolfe
  • Parking details
    There is metered parking on the street (meter stops at 10pm) and a nearby public parking garage.
  • Public transit
    The city of Charleston offers a free trolley- please check their website for details.
  • Entertainment
    Live Jazz, Swing and Big Band Music. DJ's late night on the weekends. Dance floor for dancing.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Offers

  • BRUNCH MUSIC

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM,Fri - Sat - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    The superb talents of Bluegrass band New Ghost Town play at Prohibition every Saturday & Sunday from 11am-2pm

What 2,341 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Lively

  • Charleston

    Hot spot

  • Charleston

    Lively

  • Charleston

    American

2,341 Reviews
  1. Kimberly

    Charleston

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant. The menu has changed to mostly tapas, and they were all really good. I wish there were a couple more dinner options.

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  2. MichelleH

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time. Lyric our server was fabulous, informative, & attentive, We had the street corn tostadas, perogies & cauliflower & all were delicious. The peach bellini's were delicious as well.

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  3. BrentD

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our second visit to Probibition and it was just as good as the first. My wife loves the crispy brussel sprouts, and the street corn tostada and aged Gouda apps were excellent as well. I got the Koji-aged Brasstown ribeye this time and it was melt in your mouth good! Always a winner if you pick Prohibition!

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  4. KFas

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location in the heart of Charleston. The backyard patio and live music were a plus. The wings and salad were great and lots of good food choices.

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  5. TobiasB

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good people. Great food. Wonderful ambience. Service was fabulous. They made a good drink. Clean. Menu is limited by design. Food presentation was grand. Only critique is the noise & the French Fries were less than crispy. Soft.

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  6. StevenS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great, waitress lyric provided outstanding service.

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  7. MelissaA

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful pre Valentines night! Our server Alex was wonderful. The drinks were on point and each of our small dishes were delicious! We had just enough room for a tasty desert too. At 830p the lights went down a there was a great musician too! Best night!!

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  8. RebeccaS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and value! Bluegrass singers were great and although a little hard to hear where we sat it wasn't unbearable at all. We'll be back!

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  9. HowardS

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fun and enjoyable time was had by all in our party.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were great! It was my birthday dinner and they were so sweet and kind, even making me a custom dessert. The food and drinks were fantastic. 10 out of 10 would recommend!

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  11. JonT

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and atmosphere. Great cocktail selection as well.

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  12. Svey

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not worth the money for the amount of food small plates is a understatement

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made a reservation for my wife and I, but then met three friends downtown by chance. They graciously accepted the change and sat all of us together. Food, drinks and service were fantastic.

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  14. MarkM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything we had was very good, but the Brussels sprouts and pierogis were surprisingly great. Lots of good options for vegetarians. Service was solid.

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  15. StevenH

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Bourbon Menu! Food was Fantastic.... Appetizers!

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  16. BryanC

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a nice brunch this morning. We went when they opened at 11. The drinks were good but a little pricey. The mushroom roast was excellent and the fries were good. The avocado BLT was good. The service was excellent and our server James was very knowledgeable.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the second time i have been to Prohibition and i am thoroughly impressed. Everything about it was incredible

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  18. QuinnR

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was sub par. I had a burger, ordered it medium and it came out medium rare.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great as a bar, okay as a restaurant. Food was pretty good, but a little bit overpriced. Drinks were amazing. Also in a very central location.

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  20. ChrisM

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Avoid! The restaurant decided to have tribute band and claimed they canceled all reservations. I did not receive prior notice from Open table or the restaurant prior to arrival. Super disappointing service. Thankfully a restaurant with great food and attentive staff down the street, named Felix’s, was able to accommodate our group.

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  21. Gville12808

    Charleston

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome brunch on a Sunday. Lone guitarist playing. Full bar, great service and ambience.

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  22. JayH

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch. We had the poutine fries and the chopped cheese sandwich. Everything was amazing. Great drink and beer selection from their bar. Killer Bloody Mary's. Highly recommend. We will be back.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for our anniversary dinner during Sippin Santa pop up and we were very impressed with drinks and service Lyric was an amazing and very attentive server who went above and beyond to make our night special. 10/10 recommend. Menu we ate from was special to the pop up but their regular menu looked even better.

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  24. TrevorT

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice casual venue. Menu is not extensive but has some very tasty offerings, as does the wine list. A good place to go if you want a casual meal and a few drinks.

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  25. LoriP

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, I had the shrimp and grits, and my husband had the burger both were delicious. Drinks were good, service was excellent.

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  26. Elmbos

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place, excellent service, unusual dinner options. Well done!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. Menu not varied; more of a upscale bar than restaurant. But would go again. Good time

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  28. Meghan

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prohibition was great! Our server Parker was super helpful and friendly!! The drinks were great and the food was excellent! Highly recommend!!

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  29. kims

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! We had a great birthday dinner and the server was so nice!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing night had before heading over to the Music Farm. Ordered 2 cocktails, server didn't seem to know their specialty cocktails but we both enjoyed what we ordered (Carolina Wren and Warthog)! Instead of entrees we opted to ordered several starters as a family style setting :) wings were outstanding, and I'm not someone that typically would ever order wings out. We also ordered the burrata, which we thought was on the rather small side, but the roasted tomatoes with it were outstanding. Thirdly we ordered the tartare, again phenomenal, the salt and vinegar chips that accompanied the dish were the perfect compliment - we used them for both the tartare and the burrata honestly. To finish out our meal we ordered the chocolate peanut butter dessert. Our server said it came with roasted apples, which we thought sounds great. Unfortunately when it showed up it actually had bananas alongside as well as a banana whipped cream on top... Neither of us are banana people, so we didn't eat very much of the dessert, though the chocolate and peanut butter layered ganaches tasted great! Overall we had a lovely experience, and we will definitely be returning to try other items on the menu!

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  31. Janie

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been going to Prohibition for drinks for years, and it is still one of our favorite bars. Did not even realize they served dinner, so we decided to give it a try. Never again. Terrible service, limited menu, food was below average. Price was high. Go for the drinks, but stay away from the food.

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  32. bdeb

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant. I love the Steak Tartar. The patio is a beautiful setting.

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  33. NedZ

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner was rushed service was mediocre. However, the outdoor bartender staff was fantastic.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Saturday brunch was delicious and fun. The server was knowledgeable about the menu, the Brussel Sprouts were the best ever! The Eggs Benny was stacked with ham. We really enjoyed the music too.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing!! The whipped ricotta was sooo good!! Service was on point and very nice.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Shrimp and grits and salmon were amazing. Appetizers wings- best ever. Bourbon drinks were so good. Little loud but really fun.

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  37. ASmith

    Alabama

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The panzanella salad was delicious. Our steak and eggs was over salted. The eggs were so salty they almost weren’t edible. My husband ordered sweet tea but it was unsweet. When my husband asked for sweet tea again they said they were out of sugar. Which we found odd. If they’d just said they didn’t have sweet tea he would have ordered something else. The music during brunch is too loud. We couldn’t even talk to each other. One of the singers was also not very good. I did like the atmosphere other than the loud music. Our server was great.

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  38. ClemsonGirl

    Charleston

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great little spot on King. I would have given the food 5 stars, however my eggs benny eggs were more hardboiled than poached. The flavor was good, but next time, I'd ask to make sure I didn't receive hardboiled eggs. The peppered bacon was a microwaved texture, no crisp at all. I would try this great little place again as the servers and staff were great. I would just make sure to specify that I want my eggs poached and my bacon crisp.

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  39. Mvee

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome drinks Average food No need for $35 hamgurger. Have had gourmet burgers in top restaurants for far less

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  40. DaleB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was both excellent! We definitely will be back!!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Prohibition is rated 4.5 stars by 2341 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for Prohibition

547 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Wolfe
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Charleston
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    There is metered parking on the street (meter stops at 10pm) and a nearby public parking garage.
  • Public transit
    The city of Charleston offers a free trolley- please check their website for details.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Greg Garrison
  • Entertainment
    Live Jazz, Swing and Big Band Music. DJ's late night on the weekends. Dance floor for dancing.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (843) 793-2964
  • Private party facilities
    Located in beautiful downtown Charleston, Prohibition is a 300 capacity full service restaurant with a beautiful, outdoor patio. Choose from 3 different spaces for your event or talk to us about a complete restaurant buyout to accommodate larger parties.
  • Private party contact
    Ray Burns: (843) 793-2964
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