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About Permanently Closed - Scarecrow Hearth & Liquor Bar

This restaurant is permanently closed. Our main dinning room is where a colossal wood fired grill; oven and turnspit serve as the backdrop to our skilled craftsmen who take center stage assembling dishes steps away from your table. Simple grilling techniques, lightly charring and infusing nuances of smoke to coastal essentials and farm fresh ingredients are our specialty. Pretentiousness walked out the door here, leaving behind an informal vibe, where dressed down dishes reflect the integrity of the ingredients that were so meticulously nurtured by our purveyors.

Graze on small plates next door at Scarecrow’s Liquor & Wine Bar, or pop in to sample exquisite cocktails while enjoying our outdoor decks along Camden Park. Our more casual expression of our hearth room provides whimsical culinary delights that pair well with libations and conversation.

23 Ann Street
Charleston, SC 29403
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Open Wednesday - Sunday at 5:30pm

Cross Street:
King Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 306-0101

Website:
http://www.scarecrowandco.com/

Parking Details:
2 parking garages and rear public lot

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Scarecrow Hearth & Liquor Bar - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.9

value

4.5

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100% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
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Authentic (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Casual (2)
Cozy (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Business Meals (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

The place was a great change of pace and offered a unique menu. When my wife and I were undecided on orders, the waiter suggested dishes which complimented each other wonderfully and also suggested great wine pairings for our entrée and for our dessert. I highly recommend this establishment.
I wish I could remember my waiters name but I remember that he was young, blonde, and looked like Spencer Pratt. He helped us have a wonderful time!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 2, 2017

This restaurant is beautiful and was the perfect setting to celebrate a new job! The waiter was very attentive and service was excellent! The food was outstanding!

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 31, 2017

This was a late night dinner. The waiter said the night was their normal slow night of the week. Our waiter was a little over board in his effort to explain the menu. However this is better than no attention. Menu is unique and not for everyone.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Can't say enough great things about this place. Fabulous!!!

Tags: Healthy, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I made reservations for brunch for 12. The table was ready when we got there. The service and food were great. The servings are perfect sized and not grossly overwhelming. I highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Open kitchen was nice touch. Good quality food prepared and served well

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Nothing short of amazing! This is a new Charleston gem. The food was both innovative and delicious, and the flavor let the quality shine. The servers were knowledgeable and pleasant. We especially loved the open kitchen concept that is reminiscent of the much loved Fore St. restaurant in Portland, ME. You owe it to yourself to try Scarecrow- a bit off the beaten path, but well worth the trip. You'll thank yourself!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Enjoyed the decor, hearth, and watching the chefs work. Very tasty food. The short ribs and curry potatoes did not disappoint. Ordered three cocktails and was a little unimpressed. Although they were good, they were not as special as the 'liquor bar' name of the restaurant or the fancy cocktail photos on the website.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great experience and food was great!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 18, 2017

I took an out of town date to show off Charleston's food scene. He loved it. Loved watching the chefs prepare, loved the selections, loved the taste. We actually came back the next night with 3 more out of town guests, and they were also equally amazed.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Excellent service, very knowledgeable of all food and drink.
Will definitely be back

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great selection of food and cocktails. Our server was helpful to new patrons, carefully explained the layout of the menu, and offered suggestions for what to order that did not disappoint.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, People Watching
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Unique and tasty

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Unfortunately our experience at Scarecrow was lackluster, to say the least. We ordered bloody Mary that were enjoyable but when our food came out, it went downhill rapidly. The herb fries were good but we're supposed to be served with a lemon aioli, according to the menu. After asking our waitress about this, she happily provided us with the aioli, but it was clearly just mayonnaise with green onions chopped up in it. We ordered the beef brisket benedict for our main course and the brisket seemed to be 90% fat, while the assorted mix of beans that made up most of the meal was too bitter to eat. We ended up sending it back. To wrap up our brunch, we ordered the beignets that ended up being undercooked by a good margin, but otherwise acceptable. Overall not a very good experience at all, though Rachel (our waitress, if I remember correctly) was a complete pro.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Service was excellent! However the food prices are very high versus the portions. I do not see myself going back anytime soon.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Fabulous!
Great oysters and drinks!
Thanks Michael

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 9, 2017

What an extraordinary restaurant! The presentation was exceptional. The combinations of textures and flavors was exciting (and delicious). It was an exceptional meal, well above average for Charleston fine dining (which is quite a statement, as Charleston has some amazing restaurants). This is some place to watch - up and coming for certain!

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Unique atmosphere. I would say the food was good, not great. Not sure if I would go back.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great place if you are a meat lover. The atmosphere is very private and romantic and would be an excellent date spot. The prices are a bit higher but it is definitely worth the money. The drinks are unique and very delicious. There are a variety of meat options and veggie options but I would not consider this vegetarian or vegan. Look at their menu online first!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 4, 2017

A hidden gen amongst the better known restaurants of Charleston.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Romantic, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

A hidden gem ! The open wood fired kitchen is like an exotic campfire cook out. Over the top for certain. Go for the food, service , decor , tiki bar after dinner and of course the chefs cooking right in front of some of the tables.
Just a wonderful experience. Can't wait to try again and sample other dishes.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Menu was interesting enough but the food was very underwhelming. We both had the Duck and it was cooked very unevenly.

Drink menu was very good and well executed.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Food is excellent. One of the few nice restaurants with vegetarian entrees that are filling and satisfying. Expensive cocktails. Been twice and not many people seem to have discovered this gem. As a result you can hear each other talk. Probably a good date place for that reason.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Everything about our Scarecrow experience was right! The ambiance is perfect for a cozy dinner, and they have great cocktails and wine to choose from. Our server helped us navigate the menu, and we couldn't have been happier with our choices. The scallops, sausage, and cabbage are all excellent. The sweet potatoes, however, totally steal the show. If you eat nothing else, get these sweet potatoes! Double baked, with farm cheese and portabella "bacon", we would go back just for this! Great food, great service, great place all around.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Exceeded our expectations. Brandon was excellent!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 22, 2017

From the incredibly creative cocktail menu to the service, decor and entire culinary experience....this place NAILED it. It's tough in Charleston to find a restaurant that really floors you across the board because there are so many fantastic choices. But Scarecrow was simply exceptional.

Hidden on Ann St off the main drag of King, you walk into what feels like a cozy comfortable kitchen with vaulted ceilings, dark woods and tanned leather with the exposed fire and kitchen dominating the space. Everything about the first impression says this meal is going to be something to remember. Creativity is paramount at this place, while the directness of each dish makes you excited for the next course.

We started with their take on pimento cheese with some blistered peppers....mouth watering. I had the NY Strip...cooked to perfection. My fiancé had the grouper....flawless. And the presentation of each dish was nothing short of pure artwork.

A part of me wants this to remain a secret because I don't want to share this experience with everyone, but at the same time this is a place that needs to be shared and rivals some of the Charleston greats.

Go. Eat. Drink. Spread the word. Scarecrow is here to stay.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Have eaten at Scarecrow numerous times. It is my favorite restaurant in Charleston and I have eaten it almost all of them. This service the wait staff is fantastic the ambience is over the top and they're accommodating for anything you asked them for if you don't know much about wine like myself you can have Constantine is one of the owners take care of that for you. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone thank you happy dining sincerely Bruce

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Creative, creative, creative...the food was creative and unique. Tasty too, I should add. In the creativity, which was welcome by the way, the flavors didn't entirely resonate with our group. Not at all to say it was bad, because it wasn't, some items were just, well, different. The duck breast was quite good, although perhaps mixing it with blueberries and chantarelles was a little too unique for my palate. My daughter loved hers though! The pork chop was to die for, and far more food than I could finish. The duck skewer appetizer surprised me an awful lot in my mouth, as it turned out to be gizzards and hearts, with some hefty lime juice. I didn't know it was the bits when I ordered it, and (sorry) can't recommend that one. The sides of rice with poached egg on top and green beans were among the best I've ever had. My son got the spare rib and positively devoured it, without sharing...I'm gonna call that one a win.
We had a few glasses of really nice wine - a French white and a Spanish rose, and both were delightful choices to discover on the 'by-the-glass' list.
Neat place, with lots of wood and a nod in the direction of steampunk without being overbearing at all. I would go back, for sure!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Overpriced, subpar service and long wait times for food.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Good food, but sat near kitchen and received a facial from the fire of the grill. Service from server was almost non-existent, but rest of staff did step up to help frequently. Also they told OpenTable that we never showed up. Didn't have their stuff together that night.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on July 13, 2017

I'll start by saying that since they opened about 9 months ago, I've been here three times. After the first two times I raved about this place. So much so, that I took 7 of my closest friends out to dinner here the third time. The ambiance and design of this place is incredible, but we were all very disappointed with the food and service. The food was bland, tasteless, and over cooked. The server was very inexperienced and did not know the menu at all. He kept going on and on about the rules that the kitchen likes and how we had to put everything that we wanted in all at once so that they could get the timing right... emphasis on the timing, since everything is wood fired. Well so much for timing, after sitting for 40 minutes after placing our order with Brandon, we finally heard our order being called out into the kitchen by the cooks (everything is open here so you can see and hear everything... including how much the kitchen disliked our server). When we asked him why our food was just now being put in his reply was- "well I just now fired it." Again, I asked why, and his replay was "Per protocol, I cannot put the food in until all plates are cleared from the table and the apps are done bc they won't bring food if there is anything else on the table." Seriously? Per Protocol? I've worked in the high end service industry for 10+ years and I call BS. To make it worse after that his reply was "well, this is what happens when only 2 people order apps"... Even though we all ordered "Apps" and he put them in as side dishes. At this point I am just shocked. The meal came out and just wasn't impressive and his service continued to worsen as it got closer to them closing. It was like he had OCD for plates on the table... he wouldn't stop asking to take our plates even when we told him we were NOT done... several times even the same dish!

With the right touch this place could be one of Charleston's top restaurants, but until then I will not return unfortunately.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 12, 2017

A hidden jem with a very competent chef. Good portion size. Nice wine selection. Close to 2 music venues. Perfect for a good preconcert meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 6, 2017

This was our second trip to Scarecrow in 5 days. We really enjoyed the restaurant and food Sunday night so we decided to give it another try Thursday night before we left town for home. We loved it again. Clearly the kitchen is fine tuned and all the dishes are very well thought out. The finishes and open kitchen make it a fun place to eat dinner. A little tip. If there are 4 different ingredients on your dish, make sure you include all four ingredients in each bite, otherwise you'll be missing out on the tasty creation in front of you.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Fun, Hot Spot, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Very nice place with an interesting decor. Service was very good & the staff was on point. I question the menu options & food combinations. I feel they are trying to be too creative! The seafood meals were very small and would leave the average eater famished. With all of the competition in the area it shouldn't be the first choice.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Wow. Best restaurant meal I've had in a long time. The short rib and potatoes, BAM. Really cool place and we so enjoyed the flavors. Will go again, no question.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Friendly staff and great food recommendations

Tags: Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 1, 2017

I came here for brunch with a group of friends and we loved it! The brunch cocktails were delicious and the food was excellent too. We had a great time!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Good food and service. Sides were lacking a bit. Rather expensive overall.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great Ambiance! Excellent service!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great cocktails. Delicious bread. Fantastic short rib! Yum!

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