Town Hall - Florence

4.7
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511 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern
The menu changes with the seasons, and features a selection of starters and entrees with both familiar and unexpected ingredients, some of which are from our nearby family farm. Locally and responsibly raised meat, pork and seafood options are prepared on our open wood-fire grille, and are served alongside family-style sides. Located in the historic Kress corner on West Evans and S. Dargan Street, Town Hall also offers an extensive list of American spirits, local beer, fine wines and well balanced cocktails.
ROOFTOP
Our rooftop bar, The Dispensary, is now open. Join us on the 3,500 sq. ft. rooftop to enjoy artisan cocktails, wine and local beer while overlooking downtown Florence.
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BB
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. They sat us immediately at the window. Great table except that the end of the bar was there as well. Bar patrons including staff would pile around us making it uncomfortable and couldn’t hear each other speak. Service was a little slow on getting our drinks as well but the server had another large table of 15 or so and no one seemed to help him. Overall I would still go back just a few little things they could improve upon.

Town Hall - Florence
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks Barry we appreciate your review and insight. We strive to make sure all of our guest are comfortable while they dine with us. It’s those “little things” that we pay special attention to. When you dine with us in the future please note on your open table reservation, “not to sit near the bar”. This allows us time and planning to accommodate your request. As always, we look forward to your next visit with us.

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TS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and our waiter, Daniel, was superb!!!!! All the items we ordered were prepared using locally sourced ingredients. The wait team does an excellent job in watching out for all guests to be sure that no one feels forgotten or goes without attention.

Town Hall - Florence
Responded 2 days ago

Wow!! Thanks so much for the kinds words. We pride ourselves on our teamwork and sourcing the freshest ingredients from our local vendor. So thanks for noticing. Daniel is one of our superstar servers and you can always request him. We are already looking forward to serving you again soon!!

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I highly recommend Town Hall

Town Hall - Florence
Responded 2 days ago

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GA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience here. We loved the homemade ravioli as a starter and the bread pudding to finish was AMAZING! Our entrees were just as good. Would highly recommend.

Town Hall - Florence
Responded on November 11, 2019

Gillian thank you so much for your kind words. We love to hear from our guests! We cant wait to give you and your family some southern hospitality again next time!!

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RS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

I would recommend Town Hall with the following caveat, it is expensive for the amount of food and side dishes received. Although the food was good, my party of 5 each had a meat entree and 1 side (mashed potatoes). One of the 5 did not order a side or cocktail/wine. 4 of us each had 1 drink, either a glass of wine or a cocktail. I have been to this restaurant several times and the cocktail and wine portions are always small in comparison to other similar level restaurants, and the price for the drink is expensive. I have several friends that have all commented on the wine/drink portions as compared to the price. Our bill including tip was $382.00. That is excessive for the items ordered and the portions received. In summary, good food and ambience, but very expensive for the portions of food and drink received. Not a good value.

Town Hall - Florence
Responded on November 11, 2019

Thank you for your response. We pride ourselves on the exclusivity of our hand crafted drink selection and wine menu. We use traditional restaurant pours and portions. We look forward to your next visit with us as we just rolled out our new fall dinner menu.

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F
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time at Town Hall. Food and drinks were great and our server, Ellis, was spot on. Next time we're in Florence, we'll be back.

Town Hall - Florence
Responded on November 11, 2019

Thanks for dining with us!! See you again soon. Ellis is one of our superstar servers!!

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F
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal at Town Hall. I had the half chicken. It was very flavorful throughout. My wife had the hanger steak. It was cooked by Thomas to perfection and she loved the flavor. We ended the meal with coffee in a French press. Great taste! Ian made our experience memorable. He was friendly and competent. Very attentive!!! Well done to all. I highly recommend Town Hall!

Town Hall - Florence
Responded on November 11, 2019

Wow! Thanks!! It’s guests like you that make our team work very hard everyday to bring a little southern charm and cooking to Florence. We look forward to taking care of you and your family again soon.

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FG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food not quite as good as the previous few visits. Also had difficulty changing tables after being seated
because of table location and excessive traffic. Had to ask for Manager to approve table change.
Server was good though!!!

Town Hall - Florence
Responded on November 11, 2019

Thank you for letting us know how your experience went. We pride ourselves on making sure our customers’ experience is positive. We always encourage reservations. Reservations allow us to prepare for any issues with seating, allergies and guest preferences. Any requested changes must be approved by a manager to ensure all of our guests’ needs are met. We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced. Hopefully next time we will be able to meet all of your seating needs ahead of time.

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Charlotte
54 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We were in town for the Pecan Festival & decided to eat here based on reviews. My husband had the Mahi Mahi & mushrooms as a side. Both were very good. I had the boulebaisse which was in brownish smoky broth. Both meals were good, however portions rather small. Our waitress mentioned they had a pastry chef, so we split the apple bread pudding. Nothing special & apples weren’t peeled, so difficult to chew. Also, they don’t give Opentable points. What a bummer!

DB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always consistently good. Service is excellent - Melony always provides great service and recommendations.

Town Hall - Florence
Responded on November 11, 2019

Thanks for the kind words. Melony is one of our super star servers!! We look forward to your next visit with us. Bring your appetite for our new fall menu.

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C
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! We travel specifically through Florence to eat here, Food channel ready as best meal I have ever eaten,
Hangar steak and complimentary mussels frites to start!

Town Hall - Florence
Responded on November 11, 2019

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Charlotte
40 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Town Hall is a great addition to Downtown Florence. The sausage appetizer along with the mussell's for delicious. The filet with scallops was cooked to perfection. Also, enjoyed collards and cornbread. Thanks for the great service.

Town Hall - Florence
Responded on November 11, 2019

Thanks so much for your review. Our Chef, Kelly Vogelheim, Works tirelessly along side our talented kitchen staff to bring the best southern cuisine to Florence. We will see you and your tummies again soon!!

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C
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to take guests in Florence. Consistently excellent! Great service, food, and atmosphere. Highly recommend!

Town Hall - Florence
Responded on October 28, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words!! We look forward to the next time you dine with us!

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TM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing !! The service was great as well !!

Town Hall - Florence
Responded on October 28, 2019

Thanks for the wonderful compliments!! We strive to keep our ambiance warm and inviting especially for special occasions. We hope that you spend your next one with us.

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Great decor. Free desert for my wife

F
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was ok. Not great, but ok. Menu never changes and the selection is limited. Our fish selections were $32 per meal. At that price, the meal should be spectacular. My swordfish was small and overdone. My wife’s grouper was raw in places. They forgot my snap peas. They have an annoying practice of bringing wine in a six ounce carafe to pour in front of you. At the high prices they charge for wine, just bring the bottle and pour a generous amount, like the Olive Garden does for less money. Our experience was ok!😦

Town Hall - Florence
Responded on October 28, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback. Our menu is seasonal and currently we are getting ready to roll out our new fall menu in the next few weeks. We will be adding some new and exciting dishes and keeping a few of our favorites. Concerning the fish, it is our practice to sear/grill it at Medium temperature. We make sure to inform all guests of this. We would be more than happy to upcook upon request. Thanks again for dinning with us as we take all feedback into consideration.

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DS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited Town Hall for the first time to celebrate a friend's birthday. The food & service were excellent! I look forward to visiting again soon.

Town Hall - Florence
Responded on October 28, 2019

Thanks Dianne! We look forward to hosting you and your friends again very soon.

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U
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food. A little slow on coming out. Great place for special occasion.

EA
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My Pork Chop was a bit too salty and the Augratin potatoes were not very exciting, otherwise everything was good.

K
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The deviled egg oyster appetizer was wonderful, the pork chop was tasty, but very fatty, the boulabaise was good but not great, the service was very good and the key lime dessert was very tasty.

d
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Ian, was as attentive and professional as any Michelin level restaurant that I have ever dined. The food was excellent - probably the best Southern cuisine that I have ever had.

JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fabulous restaurant- quiet
Good service and the BEST food!

BE
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another 1st class experience at Town Hall. Love the staff and the level of service we always receive.

VM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Food, outstanding service. Love the atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening!

CE
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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PJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating friends 30th wedding anniversary. Food was excellent. Service great and recognized
their anniversary from my reservation. Very very pleased.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my Wife’s Birthday Dinner and our date was Amazing

AL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the third time we have a visited while in town. We like the ambience and the food is so nicely prepared. It is located in an old historic building and the owners have done a great job preserving the atmosphere. Good value

BL
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Waited on drinks all night. Waiter was no very attentive.

F
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stop in Florence to and from Florida several times a year. On each visit, we treat ourselves to the Town Hall. This restaurant is upscale dining in a relaxed atmosphere. All of the staff are competent and friendly. The food is excellent and The grill master Thomas hits a perfect medium-rare on my steak every time. Town Hall is a local treasure that is a must visit!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

In town for State tennis tournament

JP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserved through Open Table. Everything as requested.

OT
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service.

G
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, steak cooked PERFECTLY, felt at home.

EH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I were both working in Florence and heard about the farm to table restaurant called Town Hall and the Dispensary. We got together, meeting there at 6PM. The weather was beautiful so we started up on the rooftop Dispensary, looking out over the downtown Florence area, then finding comfy patio chairs in the shade and we each had a drink that Whitney, behind the bar, concocted for us. Very good. We then went back downstairs to find the place packed, but they were able to seat us. Ian took care of us and was a terrific server. We tried the deviled eggs topped with a crispy friend oyster. Who'd have thought of that! But it was delicious. Monte had the Oso Bucco and I had a perfectly grilled bone in pork chop with super yummy garlic mashed potatoes. I could have made a meal of the mashed potatoes. We finished up by each having peach hand pies topped with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. This place is clean and open with simple modernization and an energic vibe to it. It is clearly the place where the movers and shakers go but the place also draws couples and ladies wanting to share a lovely evening. I highly recommend this place. Monte and I have already made reservations for next week.

MG
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant in charming downtown Florence. Food was excellent and unique. Melanie was a great and attentive waitress. Enjoyed our dinner very much!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect dinner for our anniversary. Service was great, food was great.

SW
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great... I wish I could remember his name. I want to say it was grant or gram.. mid 20s with a beard and wearing a denim apron.

He was really attentive and explained all the plates that me and my lady asked about.

We’ll be back!

H
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

My husband had a delicious pork chop and I had a tasteless piece of grouper. I don’t like to complain, so I didn’t send it back. I left it uneaten on my plate, so no meal for me on date night. Next time I’ll say something.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place!