Prohibition

4.7
1406 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.

Support Prohibition during COVID-19

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1406 people are saying
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DAinNY
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and our waitress was amazing. Would definitely go back.

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vipAndrewM
New Orleans
62 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was simply outstanding...from the Beef Tartare, to the impeccable vegetarian pasta dish to dessert! Cocktails flavorful and balanced, and a waiter that delivered top-notch service!

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Heatherj
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our experience at Prohibition. My drink was fantastic-- so fantastic that my goal is this month is to replicate it at home. My vegetarian meal was delicious. I am usually underwhelmed by veg food when I eat out, but this was not the case at Prohibition. It wasn't the best food I'd ever had, but it was good enough that I'd eat there again. My husband described his steak and oyster as okay. We loved the atmosphere!

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vipDennisS
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

With a name like Prohibition, I would have expected a solid cocktail menu, but the list of specialty cocktails was short and unimpressive. The chicken wings were laughable. I have never seen chicken wings so small. The crispy Brussel sprouts were soggy, not crispy. The shrimp and grits were excellent, but the service fell short after sitting with an empty drink for over 10 minutes. Our water glasses, on the other hand, were consistently filled.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely come back

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We tried a little bit of everything.

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Asha
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The servers were very attentive and nice, and the food as outstanding! I would try this place again in a heartbeat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Stopped by for lunch. Food was okay- nothing as good as it should be for the price. Ambience and service was good.

LD
vipLarrettaD
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was anazing. We had some amazing drinks and the doughnuts at dessert were delish!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wings are the best.

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CharityP
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best!!!!! omg the manager made our 20 year anniversary so special! the food is sooooo tasty and yummy! the vibe is laid back, the decor very appealing. it’s our new favorite spot!!!! i can’t wait to go back!

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NancyM
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great outdoor patio with heaters. Raining outside and still very comfortable. Service was great and food outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was phenomenal. Great going guys

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vipCNLBethesda
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite some confusion about our reservation, the super friendly staff seated us and we had a lovely meal. The food had greatly improved since our initial visit a few years ago. The engaging manager, Chris, explained that they were really upping their food game and it showed. Thanks to everyone there for the great cocktails, food and service on a very busy Valentines Day.

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BruceP
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb cocktails and appetizers. Service was very good as well.

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JoeR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. Get the steak, you won't regret it.

JM
JoyeM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. The ambiance was fantastic and so was the food. I recommend the pineapple habanero daiquiri. So good!

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CherylC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I went for Valentine's Day 2021 brunch. Our waiter and the bartender were friendly and professional. The food is amazing there.

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MickM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Chairs were very uncomfortable, and we are not very big people..:

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, atmosphere was great and Lyric was sweet and helpful.

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SheilaM
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delighted overall. We tried their brunch and we were not disappointed. Starting with the Mimosas, then Charred chicken that was delicious, so is the ribeye. The eggs Benedict was on the hard side but I can tolerate as everything else that went with the meal was great. The staff were friendly and the service was excellent . Overall facility appears to be clean, most notably the ladies bathroom.

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vipJonesM
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice save for Valentines brunch by offering mimosas in exchange for patio seating while it was cold and raining. Heaters made it fine and food was still delicious.

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LeeAnn
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and our server Oscar, was top notch! Highly recommend.

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GreggM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome She-Crab Soup and Jambalaya. We also received very good service.

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vipCatherineC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Hit the spot and we hit lots of places while in town. Burger with egg was amazing. Chicken wings were perfect--falling off the bone. Drinks were perfect! Highly recommend.

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LeeH
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect cocktails. Great service! Food was perfectly spaced out throughout the meal and it was delicious!

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OmarG
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service. Food was good not great. Steak was charred, not sure if that was purposely done but I’m not a fan of Charred steak.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food and drinks were amazing. I highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

We were sat outside for our reservation, which was totally okay! However, it would have been nice to have been asked if we would like to be sat indoors or outdoors like other guests were.

There were several kids outside making Tik Toks, looking over the bar, drinking out from under the water pitcher while using their mouths. None of the wait staff said anything or apologized for how disruptive the children were being. It was outright dangerous for them to be climbing over an open bar with no staff noticing or saying anything. Thankfully , after we pointed it out to the staff they did dump out the water pitcher. The inattentive staff, and allowing dangerous behavior to take place at their restaurant made for a pretty poor experience.

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JeffreyG
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prohibition is a fun place with creative drink, a tasty variety of food offerings, great service and a sweet, dark atmosphere. Very Prohibition-era vibe! During Covid, though, it would be good if they added more heaters and wind-blocking to their outside patio on chilly nights. After we got cold out there, our waiter offered us a table in the not-too-crowded "sunroom." The main restaurant was packed, which seems like a risky move for diners there.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was attentive, food (cheese and charcuterie board ) was tasty and creative.

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Brien
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Had a reservation but were seated outside in 40 degree weather. Took about 10 minutes before they turned on the heater. The wings were good but the shrimp and grits were not traditional and were not that good.

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Chris
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great. Very tasty! Oscar was wonderful. I had the shrimp and grits on Oscar’s recommendation and glad I did. Not your typical dish. So yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been traveling all day and just wanted a nice meal/snack before going to bed. It was so good! Definitely will be coming back!

JC
vipJamieC
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Menu was well-executed but small, as was wine list. This may be due in part to COVID. Excellent staff.

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KirkF
Mobile
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, original cocktails. Excellent meals with intricate flavors and top notch service. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I thought everything was great. The food was amazing and I can’t recommend their S’Express drink enough! My waiter was very attentive and consistently made sure everything was good for me. The food was timely and perfectly cooked. The space was a little dark in terms of lighting then I tend to prefer, but not annoyingly dark - you can get an idea for lighting in the pics. An all around perfect experience. Loved the vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent vibe, music somewhat loud outside but we still enjoyed our evening, lots of heaters so very comfortable. Great service! The oysters were awesome, also recommend the Brussel sprouts!

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vipCasey
Nashville
39 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! I had the shrimp and grits and my boyfriend had the huevos rancheros. Had to be one of the.best shrimp and grits I’ve ever had. My bf loved his dish as well. We are coming back!

FAQs

Prohibition offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 793-2964.

Prohibition is rated 4.7 stars by 1406 OpenTable diners.

Prohibition does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://app.yiftee.com/gifts/egift_and_gift_cards/prohibition-charleston.

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.

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