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Poogan's Porch Restaurant

4.4
4.4
4476 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Tucked away on a charming downtown street, Poogan's Porch is one of Charleston’s oldest & most reputable culinary establishments, serving upscale Lowcountry cuisine daily. Since opening in 1976, Poogan’s has been a favorite of well-known celebrities, politicians, tourists & locals alike who rave about this Southern institution. Recognized by Martha Stewart Living, Wine Spectator & the Travel Channel, this beautifully restored Victorian house is the perfect southern locale for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Whether it’s a warm homemade buttermilk biscuit & sausage gravy for brunch, a bowl of she-crab soup for lunch, or our signature buttermilk fried chicken for dinner, your meal at Poogan’s will be unforgettable. Open year-round, Poogan’s Porch serves dinner seven days a week, & brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Both indoor & outdoor seating is offered, & a variety of rooms are available for special events throughout the year. Reservations are recommended.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch:Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30-2:30 Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5:00pm - 9:30pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 577-2337

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Doyle

  • Catering

    Please call or email with any questions. Poogan's would be honored to cater your next special event. Call 843-577-2337 or email events@pooganswporch.com <br /><br />

  • Private party facilities

    Poogan's Porch offers several private dining rooms newly renovated to suit your distinct style. From wedding rehearsal dinners to farewell brunches, to holiday parties and business meetings, we are able to accommodate groups of 10-110. Personal time with our party planner and you will be set for your next event in no time. We would be honored to host you next special event. Hope to hear from you soon with any of your questions or concerns.

  • Private party contact

    Beth Walton: (843) 577-2337

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    Meeting & King

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 4,476 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. JM

    JordanM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on May 9, 2018

    overall3foodserviceambience
    We chose Poogan's Porch for a Saturday night dinner. We arrived to the restaurant early and were able to be seated prior to our reservations, which was nice. The house is beautiful, but unfortunately the outside dining areas were closed. The inside dining was good, but it is warm in the dining rooms so be prepared for that. I had the pan roasted scallops, which were amazing. My husband had the fried chicken dinner, which was OK but he felt was underwhelming. The portions are small given the price and quality of food. Overall, decent food but neither of us felt it was worth the price.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2017

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The mahi is excellent.
  3. JD

    JanetD

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food and service were great, but we felt hot and sticky both times we ate there... Need work on ac.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in Charleston. Only problem is deciding what to order. Definitely need to make reservations well in advance.
  5. LM

    LaurieM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Brunch menu! Can't visit Charleston without enjoying Brunch here. Chicken and Waffles and Pulled Pork Benedict are a must try!
  6. FW

    tbooneFW

    Charleston

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2017

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I was disappointed by the quality of our waiter (slow and not responsive) and the average nature of the food. The last time we we at this restaurant both the food and service were quite good. I am not sure what has happened.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best biscuits and gravy! Exceptional service with attention to all the right details.
  8. f

    follysmom

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We ended a wonderful girls weekend with Sunday brunch at Poogans Porch. The restaurant was hopping but the hosts were very organized and professional and we were seated within a few minutes of our reservation. Our server was nice and helpful. and the ambiance was pretty and comfortable. We all enjoyed our meals, cocktails and mocktails. She crab soup was delicious and paired well with a friend chicken salad.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food but very, very warm which made it uncomfortable to sit in there for long. Crank up the AC and I'd give it a 10 out of 10!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food is excellent, but service is constantly a bit slow here
  11. r

    robb

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Great presentation. Delicious drinks. Excellent service
  12. GM

    GMPM72

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2017

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Visiting Charleston for an overnight and I made a reservation a few months ago following a friend's recommendation. Most disappointing meal of our trip. First, the restaurant smells bad, the carpets must need a really good scrub. Second, hostess should not have their cups of Starbucks in open view of the customers, that's just poor hospitality. We were taken to our table and our waiter was very sweet explained the specials and made small talk. We ordered cocktails and appetizers. Took a little long to arrive and the food was lukewarm. It wasn't great either. The mac & cheese is good but at room temperature. We waited with our dirty plates on the table until our main courses arrived and had to help the waiter clear up the table so he could place our plates on the table. That's restauration 101... table should be cleared before the second round comes out. I had the Mahi Mahi - it was again lukewarm and dry. My husband had the shrimp and grits - good and my son really like the fried chicken. We ordered an expensive bottle of white wine and it wasn't cold when it got to our table. We had to ask for additional ice and cold water to cool it down. Overall will not recommend this restaurant.
  13. G

    Glenn

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Poogan's Porch. The restaurant setting was fantastic along with the food and service. Our waiter, Josh, was a pleasure and help to make the meal that much more enjoyable. We would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be back the next time we are in Charleston.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were on vacation to Charleston and Poogan's Porch was the restaurant I selected as a special treat on our last night in town. The food was very good and the service was excellent. The room was LOUD and it was hard to converse with my husband. I wish I had asked to be moved to a different room or section. We sat in silence quite often as it was hard to talk loud enough to be heard. We were seated at a small table for two so we were not next to each other but across the table. We had left overs and our waiter packed them up nicely and kindly included a couple of the delicious biscuits. Overall, it was a nice experience/meal.
  15. AC

    ArtC

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2017

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Overrated. Just poor quality food. Very disAppointing
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Brunch was delicious! We loved the fried green tomatoes and biscuts and gravy. We also loved the historic house.
  17. DC

    DC24

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very good and quaint. I like the small feel and the dining area where the seating is more spread out and not sitting so close to all of the other diners like so many other restaurants.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    63 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Came in for brunch. We had to wait exactly until our reservation time though there were several tables open. The food was good. I really enjoyed the grits. Nice view if you do get a seat on the porch or balcony.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Poogan's Porch was recommended to us by a number of friends, so when we visited Charleston we added it to our list of places to eat. The menu provided a broad selection, the ambiance was relaxed, and our waitress Rosa was excellent. Rosa made the evening delightful.
  20. TE

    TwoEat

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    4 of us had terrific meals, scallops & ravioli, buttermilk fried chicken, shrimp & grits & salmon. We ended the meal with key lime napoleon. Would reccomend to amyone.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Outstanding service and food
  22. CD

    CherieD

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The restaurant is in an old house which gives it a nice historic atmosphere. The she crab soup which I had as an appetizer was great. The entrees were good but not great. I had grouper and it was a little bland. My son had rabbit which was so-so. My husband had snapper which was very good. My other son had steak which he enjoyed. We ordered an Albarino wine which was ok, but we have had a lot better for the same price point. Our waiter was nice and did a nice job. All in all we enjoyed ourselves and the food was pretty good, but given all of the choices in Charleston I will probably not choose to return to this restaurant.
  23. S

    Seattlenative

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous place. I am so glad I was able to get a reservation during our visit to Charleston. Loved this restaurant and its story. Hope to make it back again soon!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    decided to spend the weekend in Charleston and this was our first time visiting the city. I did some research to see which places we should eat at and I'm so glad I picked out this place. The restaurant was beautiful. It had that historic and rustic feel considering it was located in Victorian home. We made reservations and were seated promptly as soon as we arrived. The waitress was very friendly and made sure all of our needs were met. The food - OMG. Both my husband and I ordered the sweet tea glazed salmon with asparagus and rice. It was to die for! It was one of the best meals we ever had. We will definitely be coming back to this place to eat when we visit Charleston again. I highly recommend eating at this restaurant!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Amazing food, uniquely Southern. Crispy snapper a must, as is fried chicken, ribs and pickles and bread pudding. I'd definitely go again!!
  26. MR

    MartinR

    Charleston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. We were celebrating the 34th anniversary of our first date and everyone congratulated us, even some of the guests at tables near ours. One couple even took our picture and emailed it to us the next day. Rosa, our server, was the best.
  27. F

    Foodie

    Dallas

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding - always great. A must for anyone visiting Charleston.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our Girls Trip Sunday brunch, it was a perfect start to the prefect trip! Brian was great! Thanks!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! This was our favorite restaurant in Charleston- we tried many of the best place to eat and this was by far our favorite!
  30. AR

    AlliR

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food - great atmosphere. I just wish they served brunch daily!
  31. H

    Hilary

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2017

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    I asked for a dirty martini with Tito's vodka, I received a dirty martini with Tequila instead. I understand accidents happen but how the waiter handled it, was terrible. When I told the waiter about it, his exact response was "how do you like your dirty martinis prepared? You must not like them the way we make them" He was very rude and said that the first one was made with Vodka. He made me feel so dumb as if I didn't know what I was talking about. When I took a sip of the first martini it was clearly tequila and I wanted to spit it out. I had my husband smell it and he said it was tequila too. The waiter did correct the drink and brought out a 2nd one that tasted perfect but it was how he went about he situation in the first place just kind of left us with a bad vibe about the restaurant . This was our first time eating there. The crab cakes and scallops with pimento cheese ravioli were delicious.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2017

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was delicious. Ordered 4 appetizers to share with my daughr-in-law. The only complaint that I have is that we arrived early for our reservation and asked to sit outside in the front-the guy sitting people forgot about us and had to sit in the back outside area which was ok but I walk with a cane and was a little way for me to walk
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had planned to eat at Poogan's Porch. The restaurant was recommended from a colleague. My wife and I found the place and we decided to go in the restaurant 2 hours before dinner just to make contact. The hostess initially was nice, but then she went on a rant about why we should not be there and was very rude. Hence, we went to eat somewhere else - the Greek restaurant on King Street.
  34. DM

    DanaM

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience all the way around! Our waiter Matthew was outstanding!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for group of girls. Excellent service and food was amazing!
  36. LJ

    LoriJ

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in South Carolina for a week and this was definitely our best meal. I had the shrimp and grits and it was outstanding. My husband had seared scallops with pimiento ravioli. We both really enjoyed our meals, the service and the ambiance of this wonderful restaurant!
  37. c

    chiromomlori

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great meal, service was excellent. Be sure to get the pimiento cheese fritters - delish!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must every time I visit Charleston. The food is always outstanding, and the charm makes for a lovely date night.
  39. RA

    RitanAnthony

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service as well as excellent food!!! Our waiter Less was friendly and gave a great recommendations.....the mac and cheese was great, so was the fried chicken. My husband had the duck which he said was fabulous. Local, fresh, low country food but very refined!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location for any meal. Went Sunday for lunch to find out they had a brunch menu but everything we ordered was still delicious. Worth the trip if you're within driving distance.

FAQs

Poogan's Porch Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 577-2337.

Poogan's Porch Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 4476 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Meeting & King

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch:Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30-2:30 Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5:00pm - 9:30pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Doyle

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (843) 577-2337

  • Catering

    Please call or email with any questions. Poogan's would be honored to cater your next special event. Call 843-577-2337 or email events@pooganswporch.com <br /><br />

  • Private party facilities

    Poogan's Porch offers several private dining rooms newly renovated to suit your distinct style. From wedding rehearsal dinners to farewell brunches, to holiday parties and business meetings, we are able to accommodate groups of 10-110. Personal time with our party planner and you will be set for your next event in no time. We would be honored to host you next special event. Hope to hear from you soon with any of your questions or concerns.

  • Private party contact

    Beth Walton: (843) 577-2337

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