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The Grocery

1563 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Fit for Foodies (2632)
  • Neighborhood Gem (1515)
  • Good for Groups (1185)

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At The Grocery, executive chef and owner Kevin Johnson presents an evolving menu that changes with the seasons, rooted in Southern and Mediterranean flavors and ingredients. The Grocery boasts house-made charcuterie and an in-house canning program to preserve produce for future menus. An extensive cocktail and wine list are available as is craft beer on tap, and a wood-burning oven heightens the cordial atmosphere in the former furniture warehouse.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm Sunday Dinner 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(843) 302-8825
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kevin Johnson - Chef/Owner
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5  based on all time ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Julia (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

What a treat! We were five women celebrating 30 plus years of friendship and all of us thoroughly enjoyed the experience. From cocktails at the beginning of the meal to dessert at the end, everything was perfect. My favorite items were the seasonal vegetables that were familiar (turnips, butternut squash, okra) yet prepared in a completely unexpected manner. The noise level was just right, the seating was casual but not slouchy, and our server was delightful. Bravo!

vipfrench07 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

The Grocery was one of our best dining experiences since moving to Charleston. The atmosphere, ambience, hostess, drinks, waitress Dana, and our food were perfect. I was thinking this place was more casual, but it was definitely fine dining at it's best. The food seriously was out of this world (braised short ribs were to die for). If you haven't tried The Grocery, make it your next date night!

OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2016

We have eaten here several times, loved it every time!! Great, fun restaurant!

Tinhow (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 2016

Service was slow. 2nd part of entree came 10 minutes later. Large groups were noisy. Food excellent and interesting.

JulieI (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 30, 2016

The fried oyster brunch entree was hands down our favorite. Would order again. Green eggs and ham was good but the we werent the biggest fan of the pancake bottom layer. Really enjoyed the Bloody Mary as well. Service was fantastic. Definitely will be back for another special occasion.

vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

The food was amazing! Fresh ingredients, beautifully prepared. We had a party of four and consider ourselves foodies. We are all over the city this past week and this was probably our best dining experience. Outside of the phenomenal meal, our server, Lauren was outstanding!

We are our way through the evening and started with two fresh salads, omg, delicious! A pasta/crab appetizer and fired oysters and then we all had different entrees and desert.

The Grocery is about 1.5-2 miles away from the market/downtown area of Charleston, but don't let this sway your decision to eat here. I travel extensively (almost every week) and again, this was an amazing find. I highly recommend The Grocery if you too are a foodie and appreciate local, fresh and imaginative, delicious cuisine, you must dine here.

vipLegrosso (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

I love the food and cocktails but the service is always just ok unless we sit at the bar. We always get great service there.

vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

From our initial greeting at the door, all of the staff provided us with thoughtful and attentive service throughout our evening. The menu presented many attractive choices; we chose several and were delighted by each one. Each featured fresh, full-flavored ingredients, perfectly matched and executed. From the dirty green tomato martini to the okra trifecta to the angnolotti to the barrelfish and duck, we enjoyed our meal, tremendously. We can't wait to go back. Excellent wine and beer list, too

vipTony (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2016

Fantastic food!!!
One of the best places in Charleston

vipFoodie (Miami)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2016

We enjoyed our meal thoroughly. Excellent service and ambiance .