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Prohibition, Charleston, SC

Prohibition

4.5
4.5
2379 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 45 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 2,379 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Lively

  • Charleston

    Hot spot

  • Charleston

    Lively

  • Charleston

    American

2,379 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Small plates/portions at a full portion price. I had the fish and chips. Two small pieces of fish with little to no seasoning. Fries were sparse. The Brussels were good but overall I cannot recommend this for the value.

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  2. Belleviewer

    London

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great drinks, and great service. Food didn’t come out at same time. A/C was blasting, and it was really expensive for the neighborhood.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was good and fast, and food was just OK. The lobster roll was good, but the rest; baked oysters, mushroom toast, pirogies were average at best. Had the chicken liver moose and it was inedible. Overall would not return.

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  4. DonnaS

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food choices could have been better? Waitress was lovely

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  5. DeeS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend this place!! The food was delicious and the service was exceptional!

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  6. ShayC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hannah was a fantastic server and paces perfectly. The food was great, I loved that it was tapas style so we could try several things! Definitely put this place on your list to try!! The Old Fashions did NOT disappoint!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quick service with tapas items delivered promptly after ordering. Fresh ingredients and helpful staff. The drinks were well balanced.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did not know live music was part of the experience and the brunch band was not our taste in music. Being seated at a table close to the stage made for a loud dining experience. If a band is playing it’s just too loud to talk to your dinner partner. The band ended their set shortly after we arrived and that was great because it meant we could carry on a dinner conversation without screaming.

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  9. JenniferP

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ate here after the bridge race. Service was very slow. Waited over an hour to get our food but we were patient because the place was slammed. Food was excellent. Avocado BLT and Fried Chicken Sandwiches were our fave! Bluegrass band was great. We will be back!

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  10. JoJoG

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner and drinks were amazing! Recommend the Stateline Swizzle!

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  11. DonnaE

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Patio was perfect 👌, the service was friendly, and had great recommendations! Mushroom Toast, asparagus, meatballs, and Brussel sprouts were sharable and delicious.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome dinner and great tapas! Will return soon.

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  13. Ugogirl47

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, but came out very spread out and we all had just about finished before one meal came out. They were very apologetic and comp the meal, which was nice of them. Not sure that I would try it again:(

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, well presented and the service was stellar!

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  15. DanB

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Did was excellent and Lyric was very attentive and consultative on the menu.

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  16. Tonia

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic! They were very accommodating for a large group.

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  17. MattN

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I took my mom there for dinner and it didn’t disappoint. We sat on the second floor by the bar and it was lively and energetic. The bartender was our waiter and he kept track of us and was rather humorous. The food was delicious and cocktails were tasty. Definitely will go back!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the small plates to share with the group. My vegetarian daughter ate two orders of the butter cauliflower dish. Service was quick and friendly. Drinks were creative and innovative. Overall great dining experience!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd time dining here, 1 year apart, and it only got better. Fantastic experience again! Drinks on point as was the food. Cannot recommend Prohibition enough. Your welcome!

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  20. NickB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tapas and drinks best Manhattan I ever had lively atmosphere

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  21. DonnaM

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious! Every small plate we ordered was full of flavor. Highly recommend if visiting Charleston.

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  22. EllenW

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Cool interior and great live music. Very rude server. Got order wrong and placed blame on us. Never refilled drinks. She’s in the wrong biz. The food was just ok. There are so many wonderful places to eat in Charleston. This was our only dud….

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  23. HeatherK

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good. It is very noisy inside the restaurant which is not a big deal as long as you are not there for an intimate dinner.

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  24. ChelseaA

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and drinks were incredible! The mushroom toast is the best thing I have eaten all year. The service was great. The front bar area is really crowded and loud, but the back area is more calm.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really shocked that is was a BAR restaurant. The quality of the food and atmosphere was amazing.

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  26. RobertM

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The patio is more causal and partly under a tent which I am not a fan of. I would sit inside next time. However, the service and food was great. Would go back for sure.

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  27. XPandAir

    Charleston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is ALWAYS spot on and our Sunday afternoon brunch was enhanced by stellar service from Lyric! Brussel sprouts, Charred Wings and Prohibition’s Shrimp and Grits was outstanding!

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  28. Buster

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    menu was very, very limited and we made the mistake of choosing to eat outside and it was not nice out there and they must have been short handed because service was poor and we all got our food at different times. at least the ambiance was better inside.

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  29. rotaylor333

    Greensboro

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Really cool place. Loud however Good was good. Our server was awesome!

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  30. sch31921

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Upscale cocktail and tapas(type) menu including mussels, brussel sprouts, hangar steak and crabmeat deviled eggs. We enjoyed very much but the noise level was higher than usual for a dinner.

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  31. ErinR

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved this place. Ever single small plate was delicious. We got a couple as a table and split. Our favs were lobster roll, the wings, the mussels, the meatballs, the mussels, and pierogis. The cocktails were also amazing. We got a dirty martini, the jackalope and the s’express. The ambiance was amazing, as well as the service. Definitely stop by this place. 10/10 stars!!!!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The outdoor patio was amazing! The food and drinks were awesome!! Definitely worth a visit! The service was fantastic as well!!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, absolutely delicious food and cocktails.

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  34. Jenn

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot. Wood hard Tables for 2 a bit small & uncomfortable but our server was amazing and food was delicious!

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  35. BonnieM

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Cocktails and Dinner. Not sure why they switched to Tapas style, I get previously they were more of a traditional style restaurant. All things equal this place is average across the board. One thing to note if you’re looking for a traditional Old Fashion, don’t order the one on the menu.

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  36. AmyL

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only thing I didn’t like was that the menu was very limited. The lobster roll was outstanding! I would definitely come back

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  37. Kimberly

    Charleston

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    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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  38. MichelleH

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    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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  39. BrentD

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    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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  40. KFas

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    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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FAQs

Prohibition is rated 4.5 stars by 2379 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 45 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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