Prohibition

4.6
1718 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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Offers

  • BRUNCH MUSIC

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 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

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 1718 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KaraW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Food was delicious. The portions were good size, not overly large. I was able to finish it all and not feel stuffed.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time at prohibition with my family. Food is delicious! Love the shrimp and grits. Ambiance is very cool - it is a little loud, but that didn’t bother us. - very cool vibe - the speak easy theme is very prominent. - it’s also kind of dark - feels exclusive and secretive. Highly recommend.
You just need to be ok with noise and dim lights - again, we loved that part about it because it went with the vibe
Also, picante margarita is out of this world.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good

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SarahC
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I am so in love with the menu at Prohibition! I may spend months trying to recreate the amazing kale, watermelon and golden beet salad I had last night but it will keep me remembering the amazing meal that capped off the amazing vacation. My family and I shared multiple items from the sharables menu - wings, ribs, salad(!),street corn - and the portion sizes were as generous as the dishes were creative and flavorful. I can imagine the atmosphere is a little tamer than usual on Sunday afternoons but the place was bustling and the kitchen and bar were lightning fast!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The live music on Sunday was fantastic. I had the Burger and it was above average. I was here 3 years ago and the quality of drinks from then till no has gone down a bit. THe bartenders 3 years ago made sure that you had an amazing experience and created each cocktail with such Craft and talent. I felt like this time the bartenders were not “in love” with making us a great cocktail.

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KarenW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make sure you make a reservation
We ate there for a Sunday brunch;
Service was excellent
Food was delicious
Steak and eggs were on point
Yummy mimosas
Live music was fun 🤩
Check it out if you have time while on King street!

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PattiG
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this experience was outstanding. Thank you Paige for remembering what we were drinking and for the great service 😂

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vipAlexisA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, great ambience! Would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Charleston. Was my favorite restaurant of our trip.

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MichelleC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Accommodating to help us be away from loud parties.

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EmiliaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was great! We were seated quickly and our server came right over. Gave food and drink recommendations. The shrimp and grits was delicious!

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Friend
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best angus beef burger I have ever eaten. It was topped with cheddar cheese, bourbon bacon jam, onion ring, lettuce, tomato & pickles. Delicious!

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MistyB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere and service was incredible. I had the best shrimp and grits I’ve ever eaten, and the beignets were outstanding!

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vipbandeagle
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and unique food. Highly recommend.

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Rich
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service. Friendly people. Excellent food. But got eaten alive sitting outside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!!! Service was wonderful!!! Great ambiance!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and good drinks. We came with kids and it was still a win

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vipDawgsfromAthens
Charleston
105 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a little walk up King Street to Prohibition for light supper. Interesting interior of old building much dark wood and metal ceilings. Local briny oysters and very good hamburger. Best Sazerac I’ve had in Charleston. Good choice! Thanks to our server, Morgan, for her attentive care of us. Made our visit very comfortable.

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Kat01
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire experience was excellent. My husband and I arrived an hour early for our 7 pm reservation and sat at the bar while we waited for our table to become available. Ryan, our mixologist, is an artist at his craft. We told him what we liked and he made a few drinks for us, which were amazing!
When our table became available, we were ushered to the back of the restaurant and outside. I initially thought it would be too hot but it was not, due to the canopy and fans—we recommend sitting out there.
For dinner, we tried quite a few things: oysters on the half shell (the pickle mignonette that came with the oysters—perfect!), chicken wings, smoked beef tartare (loved how the smoke differentiated itself from other beef tartare), heirloom tomato salad, Koji strip steak and the catch of the day-Swordfish. Every single item was DELICIOUS and each serving was generous.
We ended the evening with the coconut caramel beignets-we have never had Beignets this light or as good, as these Beignets.
Our server, Bryce, was attentive and perfect for us—he is the one of the best that we have had the opportunity to interact with.
We absolutely loved our night at Prohibition!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience4

We had a 2:00pm reservation. We came to find out that only the brunch menu is available at that time which we did not want. We ordered the wings, shrimp and grits and steak and eggs. The wings and the shrimp and grits were great. Very tasty. The steak was awful. It was all fat. I am not one to send anything back at a restaurant but did not have a choice. My kids & I could not eat it. Staff was great about accommodating that. Do not think I will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch. Great chicken and biscuits. The shrimp and grits was awesome! Could have stayed and enjoyed the live music all day.

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CynthiaW
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Not a great value for the price. Service was good but we had reservations and were placed at a tiny table up against the wall. Tables were very close to each other. Probably more fun just to go there for a drink after dinner.

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CarolJ
Key West
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cool concept with awesome drinks and service. Very extensive drink menu not so much with the food menu. We had the ricotta bread appetizer and I definitely would not recommend that.The strip steak was excellent but the potato bed that it is served on, not so much. It had a very
excessive blue cheese taste. Hamburgers were very good and fries too. So in closing the food was very good and drinks were excellent. Go more for the drinks than the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch on a Saturday. There was live music..which was the main reason for our choosing this restaurant. The food, music and service was amazing. Will definitely be back during our next visit to Charleston!

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BassicallyDoug
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A burger is $19, but it is very good. The burger was the least expensive entree. This is a vacation area so expect to pay more. The service was outstanding. The service at almost every restaurant we visited on King Street was great. Prohibition was one of three restaurants we dined at twice. There was one other that was so good that we ate there three times. And, believe it or not, it was inside a hotel.

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Weskev
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff excellent from bartenders to servers to hostesses. Ambience was relaxed and food was delicious. Definitely a return visit.

AM
vipAllisonM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lyric was a great waitress with great recommendations! Everyone was very nice, the food was great, and I can’t wait to go back.

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ElaineS
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated on the patio and enjoyed a great night of dining. We both had the catch of the day (swordfish) and it was delicious. Our server was the best and we will definitely be back.

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vipPeter
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Brusque reception when we arrived

Patio was closed for a private event

Limited menu and prices were high $36 for the Catch of the Day - for relatively small plates

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Excellent
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hannah was an excellent server. Everything was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and tasty drinks!

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Kayylibbs
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

It was hard to believe a brunch location in the south had no iced tea and no iced coffee. The menu was small, plates came with no sides and they were out of a lot of items. The location is ideal, our server was nice and the patio was a cute setting but I otherwise would not recommend to a friend.

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Ilikefood
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for groups + the patio in the back is really cute!!

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Julius
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We try and get to Charleston at least once a month for a date night and evening out. Prohibition certainly made this a night to remember.
Our pre-dinner drinks were amazing, and the bartender (the gentleman with the mask) was conversational, knowledgable, and a joy to interact with.
Dinner was even better. Our waitress was a gem, and the food.. the food was everything that we wanted and needed.
Thank you for a great evening; we will definitely be making prohibition a regular stop for us on our trips down.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lovely! Awesome drinks and a delicious and unique menu.

EP
vipEtiquettePro
Charleston
55 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I thought the burgers were high priced but my son and husband enjoyed them. I really liked the shrimp and grits. It could have used more grits. All in all, we enjoyed ourselves. Very good service!

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious shrimp and grits, and both of the signature cocktails we tried were fabulous. Nick was a great server too. For food or just drinks, I’d definitely recommend Prohibition.

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Kaelin
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect Saturday brunch! We came and celebrated a birthday and the bluegrass band even sang happy birthday to us. The service was awesome and the food was delicious without breaking the bank!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and service

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! Highly recommend but get a reservation.

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SarahG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

It’s very dark inside. More of a bar than a restaurant. The best salad was very good. Everything else was satisfactory.

FAQs

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

Prohibition is rated 4.6 stars by 1718 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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