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McCrady's Tavern - Permanently Closed, Charleston, SC

McCrady's Tavern - Permanently Closed

4.6
4.6
1308 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Charleston's most historic restaurant, McCrady's Tavern, is a lively gathering place offering seasonal American fare.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 577-0025 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Built in 1788, The Long Room became an instant favorite venue for many of Charleston's festive celebrations, including a grand 30-course dinner for President George Washington in 1791. We continue that tradition today with a menu of re-imagined American classics from Executive Chef Sean Brock.

  • Private party contact

    McCrady's: (855) 548-9794

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    East Bay & Broad

  • Parking details

    2 parking garages within 1 1/2 blocks of McCrady's in either direction. Street parking also available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,308 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I've ever had in Charleston
  2. T

    Tomt

    Hamburg Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We went to this establishment with very high expectations. While the food was OK, it wasn't great or outstanding so we were let down. It was Southern cooking in fact, but without incredible flair. The Steak Tartar was decent but lacked depth. My son got a $42 New York Strip that was pretty tough (maybe choice at best). My wife had the fresh pasta and shrimp which had a nice flavor but was so OVERSALTED that it was rooky cooking. The Rhode Island raw oysters were melt in your mouth. If I was the chef, I would have thrown an extra oyster on the plate because these bod boys were tiny. The Sean Brock chain has been bought up by a group and I think this Tavern is closed for now. Let's see if a Rennaissance takes place next round.
  3. S

    Sweettea

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We loved McCrady’s Tavern for the atmosphere. Sorry to see it close and hoping it reopens as another restaurant in this space. So beautiful and historic.
  4. RW

    RowlandW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So sorry they are closing!!!!
  5. MI

    MICHAELC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, atmosphere, and food were exceptional. Very sorry this facility is closing.
  6. i

    irizayo

    Charleston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The special of the day was a delicious white fish, but the winner of the dish was the sauce the fish rested on... corn, sweet sauce... to die for! My medium rare NY Strip was cooked to perfection, the pork chop was delicious! The peach cobbler yummy! Service was impeccable. The help with the wine list was very much appreciated. A place to keep going back... :-)
  7. HP

    HarryP

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Smelled like a sewer leak
  8. G

    Greg

    Columbus

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    McCrady's Tavern has been a Charleston dining institution since I moved to Charleston in 2004, and it will be sorely missed. All the best to Chef Brock! Our meals were fantastic, and the steak I ordered was HUGE! Paige did an excellent job of being attentive and friendly, without smothering us. The bar had the best Sazaracs in town... I will miss those! And I loved sitting at the bar for a nightcap and small plates after an evening show. Au revoir, McCrady's Tavern!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Didn’t know what to expect and was surprised and pleased by the attention to detail in both the food prep and the restaurant decor. Creative presentation of food. Bread was awesome. Somewhat loud as the night progressed but caused more from the room design. A little ambitious in pricing but id recommend.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Not good. Scallops undercooked. Duck was suppose to be “lightly” dipped in batter but wasn’t even close. It was heavily battered and taste of duck was washed out. This was not perfection. Cheers.
  13. M

    Mikey

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, service, and ambiance.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great food and met a nice couple. The service was top notch!
  16. BC

    BC2001

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful staff! Kudos to Becka for being so helpful with menu options.
  17. N

    Nidal

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GO, I cannot recommend enough. Local ingredients, rotating menu that is always unique and amazing. Staff are attentive without being overbearing. Servers are knowledgeable and provide great guidance. Cocktails are handcrafted, and the wine list is quite impressive. Atmosphere was great, dimly lit, but not so much so that you cannot see. Exposed brick throughout. Loved every minute.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beyond great!
  19. SD

    SusanD

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate our 24th anniversary. The restaurant was quaint, tucked in a little alley. Loved the ambiance, and the staff was first rate. Loved our waitress, and she made the whole experience memorable. We live locally, and will be back again. Highly recommend!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply outstanding.
  21. DA

    DavidA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, beginning with our appetizer. Each course was well prepared and very tasty. Our server was great and gave some good suggestions.
  22. WE

    WEM3

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family Vacation
  23. c

    christinej

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    I was frustrated that when I wanted to sub for another side I want able to. Wouldn't go back or recommend.
  24. s

    susanh

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful wait staff, excellent food, atmosphere/ambiance is amazing. Felt like we had gone back in time yet had modern conveniences like AC and updated gas lights. BACK TO THE FOOD!!!!! Swordfish was prepared perfectly and the bar makes a mean Margarita. Please try out this beautiful restaurant you won’t regret it
  25. M

    Mini

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Limited menu but everything we tasted was excellent. From the tomato salad to the pasta entree to the dessert. The service was outstanding. We love this place!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Our server was a little on differential side, she didn’t seem interested in giving us good service. When we received the check and signed she whizzed by, picked it up on the gallop, and didn’t even thank us for dining there. Food was ok but nothing special. There are a lot of better options in Charleston, I would suggest dining somewhere else at this price point.
  27. MD

    MD123

    Austin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal and ambience! Excited to learn George Washington celebrated in this historic landmark! Plan on returning on our next trip to Charleston.
  28. L

    tomL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very good place but a limited menu. Atmosphere was fine. Service was good.
  29. S

    Sweettea

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Absolutely love the ambiance and the service! The food was very good too but would have liked a few more menu options. I had the scallops and did not love the smokey sauce that was with them. It seemed to over power the mildness of the scallops. My husband had the fillet and that was excellent. We also had the cheese selection which came with an amazing pecan spread and crackers that were all made In house. The cocktail and wine selection were exceptional! We will definitely be back. Very romantic spot and loved that it’s down a short alley off East Bay.
  30. R

    Reviewman

    New York Area

    426 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    426 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Nice place with good food but exceedingly slow service
  31. LJ

    LisaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The only thing that bothered me was the oil candle on the table smelled. But the server took it away and all was fine.
  32. PM

    PollyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nice place, my scallops were divine. But the menu is grossly overpriced.
  33. DC

    DrChad

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic restaurant! My wife and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary here and then spent the next few days eating at some of its fellow best-reviewed Charleston spots; McCrady's was our favorite. My wife and I had a great conversation uninterrupted by our surroundings, the food was excellent, and the service was top notch. Throw in unique ambience and the very much appreciated anniversary-specific intangibles and I could not offer any higher praise or any stronger a recommendation.
  34. SD

    SDilday

    Charleston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Service was excellent. Everyone loved their food other than the Shrimp & Pasta dish, the seasoning was an odd flavor.
  35. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and service. Did not disappoint. The Wreck fish was perfect but I could have just been satisfied with the greens alone.
  36. R

    Ruffae

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in a beautiful setting with expert staff
  37. DC

    DrCharlesN

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Filet mignon was not good. Wreck Fish was spectacular
  38. MD

    MedicDiner

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Given the reviews that we read prior to coming to Charleston, we were somewhat disappointed at McCrady's. The best part of this experience was our wait person, Becka. We was very knowledgeable of both the menu and wine list. She made an excellent recommendation of a Gruner Veltliner that I will go in search of because of her. It was truly a delicious wine. The appetizers were the best part of the meal. We had the local greens and the fresh beet salad. Both were excellent. However our two entrees were just "meh." Please understand that we are not food snobs or wannabe critics, but we do enjoy a good meal for the price. Unfortunately, this wasn't it. The seared scallops were served with an odd tomato sauce that just didn't work. The plating was in such a way that we had to deconstruct it to figure out what was being served. That said, the scallops themselves were excellent. The pasta (garganelli with shrimp) had so many flavors that I could identify what I was tasting and the shrimp were chopped up into small pieces (Nooooooo!!). It just seemed like the Chef tried too hard. Sometimes simple is better. For us, we wish we would have stopped with the wine and appetizers.
  39. JF

    JonF

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Overpriced. Not what it used to be.
  40. G

    Gregga

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The steak was cooked to order and the dessert was fantastic. One of the best that I have had.

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McCrady's Tavern - Permanently Closed is rated 4.6 stars by 1308 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    East Bay & Broad

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    2 parking garages within 1 1/2 blocks of McCrady's in either direction. Street parking also available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (843) 577-0025 ext. 1

  • Private party facilities

    Built in 1788, The Long Room became an instant favorite venue for many of Charleston's festive celebrations, including a grand 30-course dinner for President George Washington in 1791. We continue that tradition today with a menu of re-imagined American classics from Executive Chef Sean Brock.

  • Private party contact

    McCrady's: (855) 548-9794

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