Rutledge Cab Co.

4.6
852 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Situated downtown close to area bridges and Interstate-26, our location provides easy access from anywhere in the greater Charleston metropolitan area. Customers enjoy the convenience of attended onsite parking. From the moment you open the alligator skin door, you’ll see why Rutledge Cab Company is Charleston’s place to eat, drink and be comfortable. Take a place at the bar or let our hostess seat you in one of our two dining areas. RCC offers indoor and outdoor dining. We open weekdays at 11:30am and weekends at 10am with an all day, all night menu. Loyal customers and food critics give our hip Charleston restaurant rave reviews for outstanding food and service. Many of our signature menu items are cooked over Charleston’s only indoor charcoal grill. You’ll savor the enhanced flavor and characteristics that only char-grilling offers. Rutledge Cab Company is rockin’ at all hours with breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and late night. This former convenience store/gas station has been transformed into Charleston’s favorite neighborhood restaurant and bar. Enough about us, we look forward to welcoming YOU to Rutledge Cab Company very soon.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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 852 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Jeff
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

This was hard to rate, as we did not stay to eat. We were seated immediately, and were taken outside by a very friendly host person. The server was also prompt and very courteous. However, the fans were blowing strong, and the noise level was beyond loud, and was very distracting. The menus stuck to the table, as it was sticky. When I pulled the chair out for my girl, it was heavy and made a loud metal grinding noise. After looking at the menu, which consisted of basically lunch type items (we were there for dinner) we decided to leave and try somewhere else. I used to eat here many times in the past, and was never disappointed like I was on this visit. Perhaps we just caught them on a bad night.

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EugenieP
Wilmington
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amaze balls!!! We celebrated a friends birthday who came from out-of-town. Had a lovely corner table on the patio well distanced away from others. Food was impeccable! And I’m a food snob! We all agreed a definite do-over!!!

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MattT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drink. Fantastic service. Bring back the ribs!!

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vipShelbyA
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burgers are always good and cooked perfectly!

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DavidO
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Menu was limited to mostly pub food. Had meatball sub special which was below average. Probably good place to have burger and beer while watching a game, otherwise wouldn’t go back. Thought the ratings were overinflated.

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Rick
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Food was not up to par. Very disappointed

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AngelaC
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with the boss

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vipMichelle
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Went here based on the outstanding reviews but you can’t believe everything you read and this proved very true!
Table was sticky, the waiter was not receptive to a basic order and had to ask us on 3 different trips to the table about our order. The Mac and cheese side was so dry and cold we sent it back. The overall value, quality of food with pricing, is the reason for the low rating.
There are WAY too many restaurants in Charleston to recommend or for us to try them again.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Service and food were great. Tables were spaced nicely, but we saw a few employees not wearing masks. The man expo-ing at the food window had his mask below his chin as he readied orders for the restaurant. We love RCC, but the lack of following their own protocols makes us wary of returning during COVID.

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Phil
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lunch spot. Always take visitors here for business meetings. And friends and family. If you're lucky, you might run into a famous owner, Brad Creger!

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skd13205
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Just a little too loud for my taste during lunch..

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JonH
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places in DT Charleston!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Good food, great service and friendly staff.

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WillA
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The best part of our meal was the sweet potato fries, but overall the flavors were uninteresting and the portions were not filling for the guys. The mac n cheese is just above dorm room microwave level. This place has some acoustics with bounce, and every time our waitress came by and asked a question no one understood what she was saying. Much better places to eat in Charleston.

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Local
Charleston
34 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent. We had a large crowd and he was very attentive.

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vipAndrewM
New Orleans
63 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great lunch place!

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BrookeN
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great service- Rueben rolls so good!

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SachaB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our consistented of 4 kids and three adults. There was a TV with children programming and our kids just loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. We went on a slow night, but the food was so good!

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Vicky
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was outstanding, so attentive and friendly. The food was excellent. French onion soup could be a little lighter on the bread and more soup, otherwise everything was so good!

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Shellsbells
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good solid choice with parking downtown. Staff very friendly and accomodating, food ALWAYS good. Nice spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday get together

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks was excellent as always. I highly recommend the shrimp and grits.

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AnnetteC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good fun and fun place!

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AWC1
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little loud, but waiter turned it down! He could not hear us order with masks-

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vipDanK
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, good service, but it was very loud.

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JohnD
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If your looking for Great Sandwiches in Charleston, this is the place. I highly recommend any of their burgers, the BLT (Great bacon), or the Reuben, which my wife says is the best anywhere. Their fries are also very good. Great Local Brew beer menu too. This is our go-to place when ever we crave a good Burger or Reuben.

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vipmichelle
Charleston
39 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great family dinner.
Casual atmosphere.
Burgers are awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great, loved the BLT.

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RachelleB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Hope to visit again when we’re back in Charleston!

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Judy
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved our hamburgers and wait staff was very attentive!!

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SarahB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and experience. We will be returning!

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joelyt
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Made reservations to celebrate a birthday. And although we don’t expect much and it was written on reservation it wasn’t recognized. Ordered well drinks at happy hour and was told it was $4 and was charged $5 per drink (6 total drinks). Tried to order something off (4 person meal deal) of their online menu and was told they could not offer as they need to make as much as they can during this time (should update the online menu then). Overall not what we were hoping for and although we were returning customers in the past moving forward we have to find somewhere else that values our business.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service! Our server Lindsay was very friendly and attentive. The menu had something for everyone and we really enjoyed our lunch.

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MattT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food is fantastic and the menu is fit for families and groups of all types! Couldn't recommend it enough

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vipFOODIE
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had burgers that were really good; one turkey & one beef. Both were unique in their setup which made them memorable. The bartender and hostess were very accommodating when our party size went down and then back up again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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KathyM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cheese burger was fabulous. It even was served on a gluten free roll. French fries were crispy and salty like I like them.
Felt safe during COVID. Tables spaced way apart and servers masked. Noisy from nothing to absorb the sound and chairs were not comfortable though.

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LauraS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! Everyone at the table raved about their meals. We were concerned about indoor dining but they did a good job with the layout and we felt safe. Highly recommend and I will go back when I am back in Charleston.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rutledge Cab Co. using the Order Online button. Rutledge Cab Co. also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 720-1440.

Rutledge Cab Co. is rated 4.6 stars by 852 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.