Tavern & Table

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Like neighborhood taverns of old, the new Tavern & Table on Shem Creek is designed to be that local gathering place where friends and family get together for classic cocktails and spectacular handcrafted food in an atmosphere as comfortable as your living room. The inventive menu, created by executive chef Katie Lorenzen-Smith, celebrates the flavors of the Lowcountry using as many local vendors, fishermen and farmers as possible. Tavern & Table is rustic but refined offering familiar flavors presented with a little flair and a lot of fun.
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LD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, was a very pleasant evening. Our food was perfect

RR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Our server was wonderful but unfortunately she could not make up for the disappointing food - both in taste and presentation. There were 3 in our party and we ordered 3 different app's and 3 different main dishes. Sadly, all but 1 app was not up to par. It's not an inexpensive restaurant and we expected so much more. Over the course of the last 2 years we have seen the food preparation slip. While Tavern & Table used to be a 'go-to' for us, especially when we had out of town visitors, we have decided it's no longer on our dinner list - but will continue to stop in for a drink at the outside bar.

JC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. Great food. A little loud but not unbearable.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great experience! The service was amazing. We were seated right away, drinks were delicious and so were our appetizers! Our server was so sweet and very attentive!

RM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A fun place to have dinner! We will be back. It was somewhat noisy, but their were lots of people there. It’s exactly what I expected. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the view and the food was very good.

GM
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The service and ambiance were very good, but I was disappointed with my grouper entree. The sauce was so strong it buried the flavor of the fish, and the fish was not flaky at all. My husband did enjoy his pepperoni flatbread.

KP
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My first visit to Tavern and Table was a very pleasant experience. We first had a drink at the outside bar with the view of Shem Creek. We were seated on time and I was very pleased with the ambiance of the restaurant. Our server was attentive and accommodating with requests to change up menu items.
If you like shrimp, you can have a lot of it here!

DK
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The restaurant is in a entertainment district across the bay from Old Town Charleston. The food was good, primarily focusing on seafood. The cornbread skillet as well as the oysters were excellent. This area definitely caters to the single and couples crowd.

C
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hervorragendes Essen und super Ambiente. Preis-Leistung wirklich gut. Werde auf jeden Fall wieder kommen wenn ich mal wieder in Charleston bin.

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MM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

While the staff and the ambiance was great, unfortunately the food was just OK. I loved sitting along the water and watching the dolphins, but the food was a real bummer. We ordered skillet cornbread, Mac n’ cheese, wings, charcuterie board, bacon jam and the fig flatbread. The wings had a good flavor, the chicken was so slimy. The rest of the food was just basic. Very disappointed. The food looked wonderful but didn’t taste wonderful.

ML
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I made a reservation letting them know we were celebrating a birthday and asked for a table for 2 on the patio. When we got there were were told they had a table inside for us because the only outside table was in the direct sun, and since it was near 90 degrees, we were ok with that. They sat us along a wall with several empty tables beside the windows. I asked if we could have a window seat and were told they would have to check. The hostess returned and said no because “the timing wouldn’t work”. Ok.... 45 minutes into our dinner these tables were still empty but whatever.
No salt and pepper on the table, my husband asked for pepper for his chowder and waitress was quick to bring the salt and pepper. The pepper container looked like a grinder. My husband turned it over and turned the top and instead it opened a wide open hole on the top which spilled half the pepper into his soup. Instead of offering to bring a new bowl the waitress just kind of snickered and my husband scraped the pile of pepper off the top as best as he could and ate the rest.

I could go on but bottom line, it’s a very cute place, service was good overall from our waitress but definitely not accommodating by our hostess. With as many places as there are to eat in the Shem Creek area, we probably will not be back.

OT
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Barkeeps need to be a little more attentive. When we went to table, waiter had not been alerted that we were seated. Waiter very knowledgeable and engaging.

J
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Charcuterie Board is not worth the $25 price tag. Meat and cheese is low quality and you get such small portions.

KG
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Asked for a water view table. Didn't get it. The hostesses were a little standoffish. Like they could care less. The martini was very good. The vodka tonic was not. It was a vodka soda. The price fixe menu option was nice. The swordfish was delicious! But our waiter didn't have a clue what was in it. Shrugged his shoulders, yeah sorry, just got back from vacation.

SM
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I got the pork duo and my husband got shrimp and grits - both were delicious! Not as impressed by the appetizer (spicy shrimp) but our meal and service were great. We would definitely go back!

D
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

This was just disappointing on so many levels. The server seemed like he didn’t want to be there. We love restaurants and servers, and we understand there is a lot going on, but you have to give at least a modicum of effort. This guy did not. We asked for his favorites and his response was “the fish”. For being ranked as high end, the food was okay, but nothing memorable or inspired. They couldn’t tell us which oysters were which. Im hoping that we just hit a bad night. Try it for yourself and be the judge. We were just disappointed. That’s all.

P
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We decided to go for Restaurant Week, since my husband had never been before. I had been one time for lunch and enjoyed it. I noticed that most of the items on the special menu were on the regular menu. But, I figured that they want you to come back so they must be good. We started with calamari and zucchini and corn fritters. Calamari was good, but the fritters were so spicy I could barely get one down. My pork loin was equally as spicy and rubbery in the middle. My husbands swordfish was over cooked.

BF
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. A great place for locals to take guests.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was pretty good. The environment was better. It was a bit expensive for what we got, but overall really enjoyed and would be back

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, service. Atmosphere was nice but noisy.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server and food! Didn’t feel rushed although part of our group was running late. Did get a little loud seated beside the bar.

DT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location overlooking the creek. Our first visit here, and during restaurant week, so didn’t know what to expect. All three courses were great, portions were satisfactory, and service was attentive and friendly. We will definitely be back to try the regular menu!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food.
A little pricey

N
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was fine but the menu wasn’t what I expected. I expected more seafood. The decor was “tired” -chairs were frayed and too low for the table. However the bathroom was nice. Maybe if we had sat outside, we would have had a different experience. AND if we hadn’t just had four days of 5 star meals, we might have felt differently.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night out at Tavern and Table. Our server was very attentive and patient with us as it was our first time there. The food was delicious especially the roasted Brussel sprouts mmm so good. We will definitely head back soon!

L
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Pricey for the food quality they offer. The Grit and shrimp had a modest flavor, the steak with frites had too pepper and was not tender at all.
The service was very long, 45 minutes of waiting before having the food at the table. The waitress had a so neutral approach.

AP
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food is fair, its mostly to go and have drinks. We went with our family and the food was disappointing

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!

K
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good but took over and hour to get our meal . Server was adequate but not very apologetic or accommodating when she knocked a glass of water into my mothers lap.. Parking is a nightmare when the area is busy. Took us over 30 minutes to get out of the parking lot.

OT
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice last minute decision. Great pretzel with port mustard sauce, grouper with claims and tomato broth, Panna cotta and cookies and milkshake

NC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and waitstaff were excellent. My only complaint is the music. Felt like I was in a club the whole time which didn’t match anything else going on in the atmosphere.

DJ
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Sat out on the outside deck. Have to be mindful of the gnats so if they bother you, sit inside. Its right on the water so they are out and about. The waitress was wonderful and not too aggressive. The food was very good and the serving size's were more than adequate. The meat and cheese appetizer was delicious although just a little overpriced for the portions received. I would highly recommend this venue for a wonderful experience.

OT
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My niece and i were visiting from out of town- excellent meal, drinks and dessert

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Shem Creek area and this restaurant was above average

OT
Charleston
140 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable lunch especially the fried green tomatoes

OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice staff. Not familiar with Carolinian food but generally the meal was ok. Some dishes in the salty side.

K
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice Sunday brunch after church!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Ambiance is wonderful and the setting is fantastic. Our meal was very good, however the service was slow (2.5hrs for a dinner that should have been 75 min). Slow due to a combo of the waitress and kitchen. Otherwise a good experience, but would have expected the manager to be more aware of his dining room turnover.

f
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The area of restaurants here along with the water is amazing. Food was good. Fun place to be. Big bar with TVs. Went with my kids. We were on vacation from the Chicago area. We enjoyed it.

l
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have had lunch several times. Good food (get a flatbread, sandwiches are HUGE), and drinks. Indoor (it's a hot summer) and outdoor views of Shem Creek.

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