Whiskey Kitchen

3.4
48 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern
Whiskey Kitchen is all about gourmet southern cuisine, hard to find whiskey, delicious craft cocktails, a big diverse draft list and the best staff this side of the Mississippi.

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
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 48 people are saying
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FELIXM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Was expecting better service and seating, was disappointed with both. The food was decent not great, me and my wife probably won't be visiting again

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vipBigjoe
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience2

The reason for this rating is simple, poor customer experience. They sat me and then we had to wait 20 min before we were able to order. I understand short staffed.. Then as we were ordering the kept saying we are out of this and that at 8pm on a Friday, wow. Then my drink was wrong. The they had the nerve to tell me that because me and my date spent $100 or more that we were automatically charged at 22% gratuity. 2 people not even a group. This ruined it. Then the manager said that because people ran up bar tab and didn't tip in the past, that this was the owner's new policy to automatically charge current customers for past issues. I won't be back.

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MAGGIEPOO
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

The collard greens were so salty that a salt lover like me couldn’t eat them. The potatoes had no garlic seasoning as it quoted in the menu. The okra was fried but as soon as you touched it the breading came off. We had to ask what sauces went with what. The ribeye didn’t have an ounce of seasoning and the whiskey butter was not anywhere in sight on the ribeye. The service was good but they’re short handed which they inform you as you walk in. The green beans were out of a can and lacked flavor also. The waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable. This is not an upscale restaurant as it may state.

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JanetH
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the food and decor and only disappointed there were no dessert options and no other people!!

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vipLuv2eat
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great fried green tomatoes. The honey chicken was wonderful. Very friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We sat for 2 hours and when dinner was finally brought out for 2 of the four guess The food just was thrown on the plate. And the waitress had the audacity to say to the customer “there wasn’t any more mashed potatoes so we gave you string beans”. We ended up paying for the appetizers and drinks and leaving. Horrible experience!!!!

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Izzy
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Read mixed reviews but decided to try it. Was a little chilly from the A/C and the music a bit loud. The wait staff was wonderful. the food was great. I had a burger with fries and mac and cheese. Everyone at my table was eating my fries - they were that good. I am definitely returning.

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vipMichael
New England
24 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Cannot recommend this restaurant. They cannot make a drink. Our table ordered three mixed drinks directly off of their drink list, had to send one back because it was awful and didn't finish the other two. The food is just ok, the menu is sparse, and everything is fried.

The note on the door indicated that they were short staffed. This was not an issue as the service was fine.

What was both surprising and inappropriate was that they included a 25% gratuity for a party of 4. This was not mentioned ahead of time nor with the reservation. I don't mind tipping above 20% given the pandemic, but I am not comfortable with this being included for me especially given that our experience was less than stellar.

When making the reservation, I was notified that a 'no show' would result in a $10 charge. This seems reasonable if their business would be impacted, but it just seems like a money grab (like the 25% gratuity.

SO, they got their revenue and 25% gratuity, but I won't be going back and won't recommend it.

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AdrianA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Hostess would not let me inside until I told her I made reservations. It was for 5 and It was already 5. The weather was very bad, Raining like cats and dogs. She still said the restaurant was closed. She had a serious attitude problem. First time there and I don't know whether I will go back. It ruined my Birthday, I was all wet by the time I got in. People were already in sitting at the bar.

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TiMo
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despite a confirmed opentable reservation, when we arrived at the designated time the restaurant was closed.

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Tinaslilies
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We actually ate at the Nashville location. I had made the reservation for the wrong location while visiting Nashville. The service was great, but the food was just typical bar food. We struggled finding great food in Nashville unfortunately. Bar food is great, but this was so so food. My shrimp & grits were the worst I’ve come by throughout my life.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation commencement ceremony dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Staying overnight in town. Food was terrible at best, we ordered ribeye steak, meat was thin and chewy, garlic mashed potato had no garlic flavor in it and the green beans are worse than canned if that was possible. Honestly this place is a bar not a restaurant. Go there to drink but eat elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was very average. For a whiskey bar, the cocktails were not well balanced. Too much simple syrup. Waitress seemed disorganized.

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billf
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Went on a Saturday night and service was terrible. Manager said head chef had 3 blow outs with his family in the car so he couldn’t make it . The steak was overcooked and no where close to worth 34.00. My shrimp and grits was ok except the tails were still on the shrimp. I understand everyone is short staffed and could’ve dealt with the service but the meals being subpar was to much. Manager offered to get a round of drinks which we had to ask for when the check came. 130.00 dollars I should’ve burned.

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McKinzie
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the sweet tea pork loin (collard greens were perfectly seasoned), fried okra, and the Revolver cocktail. Beautiful restaurant with the most comfortable chairs of any I’ve been to. Very welcoming staff and a fun yet sophisticated atmosphere. The pastry chef was out, so dessert options were limited to homemade ice cream, and the restaurant was out of coffee. Other than the dessert disappointment, this was a 5 star dinner. I look forward to returning and will recommend to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date was impressed where I took her. So impressed we already scheduled another date

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great experience

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SuburbanDiner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

To start with the menu at the restaurant was only about half of what was showing on the website Took over 1.5 hours to get our appetizer and then they brought our meals 5 minutes later . Steak was ordered as medium came out as extremely rare. Drinks were under poured. Lousy service, poor food, skimpy drinks, over priced. One and done for this place

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ElisabethG
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

the place has not been open long. There was no uniform as far as the servers. Our sever said she was called in, and she definitely looked like she came straight in lounge wear. The restaurant is in a new Marriott hotel. There were not very many people, which should have warned us from the start, yet service was very slow. We had the burger which made my son sick. No taste in the mac and cheese. Husband's steak was tough and not much flavor. My shrimp on Cesar salad was okay. The food was expensive for quality we received. Would never suggest. It was graduation weekend and this was one of two places available to make reservations. There is a Whiskey Kitchen in Nashville TN, where we live, and it is very good!

Whiskey Kitchen
Responded on May 29, 2021

We are so sorry for your bad experience. We have zero affiliate with and whiskey kitchen. Hope you try us again so we can make it up to yall.

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LatoniaP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The appetizers was good. I requested a well done pork chop and it was red.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

2 of 4 meals were great. Both steaks were subpar. Appetizers were excellent. Bar was fantastic

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Lexa
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Staff unorganized and not familiar with menu items when asked. Menu was scaled down and not as listed on website. Asked for a dinner napkin and was told all they had were cocktail napkins. I was unable to eat the fish I ordered. It has the potential to be a nice restaurant at some point, but they’re not there yet.

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Nikki
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food was delicious and the service was amazing!

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JimC
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The drinks and meals were delicious. Really enjoyed our return visit and plan to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nice spot. Food was great, atmosphere great and service was great

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Latonik
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was prepared to be underwhelmed...boy was I wrong. My husband had the wings and asked for them to be crispy, they were just the right amount of crispy and the dry rub seasoning was excellent.

I had the porkchops, they were cooked perfectly, the mac and cheese was creamy and the noodles al dente, the collards were frozen collards but still very tastey.

I'm from Charlotte, NC and can't wait to go back to Columbia, SC for more Whiskey Kitchen! Thanks

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BeccaD
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is standard southern fair. Service is good. Ambiance is good.

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Sage
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! I enjoyed the soul rolls. Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food! Will definitely be going back!

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MakG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience will definitely return and will tell family and friends about Whiskey Kitchen as well

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place. Friendly staff. Food was good.

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ConfusedDiner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made reservations and when I arrived the restaurant was closed. I don’t understand how my reservations were confirmed when the restaurant isn’t open for business

Whiskey Kitchen
Responded on March 17, 2021

I am very sorry about that. I have no idea how you were able to make a reservation. We have never been open on Sundays. Please let me know if we can make it up to you.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

This is in a hotel. At best a hotel bar.

Whiskey Kitchen
Responded on March 17, 2021

We are a full service restaurant in a hotel not just a hotel bar. We have a full lunch and dinner menu. Im sorry you had a bad experience. Please give us a call and let us know what you didnt like.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wife and I celebrated our anniversary there. We like try new things and when I heard they serve whiskey cocktails, I was all in!

Everything was great with the exception that the hostess and cooks weren't wearing masks!!! That made us feel.a bit uncomfortable especially as both would be handling our food. Cocktails were great and food was cooked very well, fresh and seasoned nicely.

If they were wearing masks, they'd get 5 stars.

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SamJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Hate to write a review and this is my first. Service was horrible. Had to wait water over and over. We had finished our whole meal, and then the waitress brought out our salad. We left the salad untouched and she still charged us for it.

Nice place physically, but needs better management.

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JoyceW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was slow..
the drinks from the bar were not good at all. The food was ok.
Don’t plan to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Food was just okay. And it took very long to get it...which was really disappointing because we’d been looking forward to trying this place out. Really liked the concept. But after waiting 30 minutes for two drinks to arrive plus an hour more for the food, we left with a bad taste for this place in our mouths. Especially considering there were only 3 other tables seated in the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Terrible food. Limited menu items. We had to settle on 3rd and 4th options as they had ran out of food. My husband and I were not impressed.

FAQs

Whiskey Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (803) 995-5027.

Whiskey Kitchen is rated 3.4 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

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.