About The Macintosh

The Macintosh opened in September 2011 in downtown Charleston, SC. Located downstairs from its sister lounge, the Cocktail Club, and bearing the one-time name of the alley that runs alongside the building, the Macintosh explores the breadth of Lowcountry flavors in a comfortable setting. Executive Chef and partner Jeremiah Bacon showcases his talent for creating upscale, American cooking using the seasonal bounty provided by his local farmers and fishermen throughout The Macintosh's menu.

479 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Ann Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 789-4299

Website:
http://www.themacintoshcharleston.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking on the corner of Radcliffe and King Street.

Executive Chef:
Jeremiah Bacon

Additional:
Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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The Macintosh Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Good for a Date (23)
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Special Occasion (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Casual (11)
Fun (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Romantic (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Authentic (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Seasonal (5)
Cozy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Tapas (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful. Excellent drinks. Excellent food. Conscious of Gluten Free options. Kitchen accommodating.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We were visiting Charleston from out of town and made a reservation based on reviews - the reviews are accurate! The food was delicious!

Our server, Mary Catherine, was phenomenal. She was so friendly and talked through each option with us. If you want to talk food and have a great experience, sit in her section!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This is our second time to Mackintosh, the first time for dinner since as the last was for brunch.
There were 3 of us in the party. My friend and I shared a salad and the waiter knew this but had us split it at the table ourselves rather then have the kitchen staff due it which we felt was tacky.
My husband order the burger which he said was average. The plate was covered in french fries and I mean covered. Overload for sure.
My duck was good but room temperature and my friends fish was average.
The best part of the meal was the bread and the french press coffee!
We will not be going again.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a minor hiccup in the beginning but the service and food more than made up for it. If you have the opportunity to come here for brunch, do it. Thank me later!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Ryan our waiter was fantastic. Food was fantastic. Atmosphere was fantastic. This is definitely one of our new go tos in Charleston.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great service from Mary Catherine, she was right on about the menu with her recommendations.
Food was outstanding!
We will return.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We love the Sunday brunch! Focused menu, well executed, and great bloody's. Service is excellent as well; thoughtful, friendly, efficient. Highly recommend.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a very good brunch, excellent portions, my only complaint was the poached egg I had was very runny. The apple, cinnamon, pecan loaf was to die for!

Tags: Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We were doing a staycation and decided on the McIntosh. The waiter was incredibly detailed and Knowledgeable but spoke way too fast. I had a special which was truffles, herb pasta, mascarpone & shaved beet. The flavor was out of this world! It was such a small portion it left me wanting more and I have a small appetite. My husband got the MAC burger which was awesome! we also tried the bone marrow bread pudding which tasted like a grilled cheese sandwich. For dessert I had the ice cream sandwich: sugar cookie with sea salt on the outside and avocado ice cream on the inside. The ice cream was good, but the cookie was so salty I could not eat it, very disappointing. My husband had pecan pie, it was OK. We did meet a very nice family that loves this restaurant and they all four had the MAC burger which is what I will get next time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Organic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Awesome experience

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

A great Thanksgiving menu, with a take on the traditional fare and many other options as well.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good place but it was very noisy, small portions but trendy. Great cocktail list and unique offerings

Tags: Hot Spot, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We ate a Macintosh while visiting Charleston. The food was excellent. I had the "Deckle" which they describe as the heart of on eye roast. It was excellent. The menu is not large but everything was done well and the waiter was very attentive and personable. It was a bit noisy when the bar was crowded, but acceptable when that crowd thinned out.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Our server, I think her name was Mary, was awesome and super helpful. The CAB deckle was AMAZING and so was everything else! I would highly recommend and will definitely be back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The whole fish, red snapper, was amazing on a bed of the best collard greens I have ever eaten! We ordered lots of small plates and shared. What a great way to taste lots of different food prepared to perfection.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great experience

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I had high expectations for the Macintosh but they just fell short. First, we arrived about 10 minutes early for our Sunday brunch reservation. There were several open tables however the hostess waited until our exact reservation time to seat us. We weren't bothered by the wait, but rather the lack of a waiting/seating area. She told us we could get a drink at the bar, but the bar rail was full as were the surrounding standing areas. We chose to just wait at the hostess stand awkwardly. Once seated, our server greeted us. He was very quiet and we could hardly hear him. He was moderately attentive, but lacked much personality. The girls refilling our waters were much more charming even as they hovered like vultures waiting to refill our glasses after each sip. I'm sure they were just trying to stay busy on a slow morning so we laughed it off. Perhaps though, the establishment could lower prices a tad and schedule lighter on the support staff. And not to be petty, but we all hated the leather apron uniforms. They felt a bit Sweeny Todd-esque--like we were about to be chopped up and made into meat pies. We all agreed our bar drinks were excellent--refreshing and crafted with unique flavor combinations. Our food was above average and the portions were appropriate for breakfast/brunch. Overall, the Macintosh wasn't bad, it just wasn't as good as what we'd expected. We probably would not return again for brunch but we'd definitely come back drinks on a Friday or Saturday night.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

A "go-to" favorite. Always a great meal. One of our routine spots.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The Mac burger was the best ever and the fries were perfect. The scallops were great and the rabbit ricotta gnudi was phenomenal. The peanut butter cup was spectacular with peanut praline on the bottom and peanut ice cream. The witch doctor cocktail was yummy and the toast and marshmallow was even better. The complementary everything bread was delicious. The servers and bartenders were all very nice and attentive. A perfect meal from beginning to end.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Simply fantastic. Food was inventive yet phenomenal. Ambience terrific; fun, hip, interesting, but not at all intimidating. Wait staff helpful, attentive, friendly, definitely added to the entire experience.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Amazing service and incredible food! Perfect ambiance for friends get together or date night.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Started with the quail meatballs. The rice grits and broth are to die for. Would have preferred a different choice for the meatball, perhaps wild board or venison, but eagerly ate it all. Almost didn't have room for the deckle, but glad I ordered it. Very tender and flavorful.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We learned of the Macintosh while visiting it during the Charleston Chefs' Kitchen Tour. This was an excellent tour and during it, we met Macintosh’s Chef de Cuisine Jacob Huder, who spent a lot of time with us talking about all aspects of the Macintosh’s operations. My Wife and I are big time foodies and we loved Chef Huder’s passion for the food and his restaurant operations. The conversation covered all types of things from the menu selections, local ingredients, the special cast iron pans to the communication process amongst the kitchen staff. We liked him so much that we brought a group of friends back with us for Sunday brunch.

We absolutely loved the brunch food and the service, which were right in line with the excellent high bar standards that Chef Huder sets. During brunch, despite being very busy, Chef Huder came out twice to visit with us. From start to finish at the Macintosh, we were treated very well. Again, we credit Chef Huder for this as all of the employees had his same passion for the food and for providing a 5-star customer experience. From the bloody mary’s to the poutine fries to the bone marrow bread to the Duke to the Huevos Rancheros, we enjoyed everything but most of all, we were particularly impressed with how Chef Huder’s passion carried through to the food and the restaurant operations. Y’all need to check this place out while in Charleston – it is unique and excellent!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent food, loud restaurant. Very good waiter.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Poor service, cold food that should have been hot, waiter with attitude--need I say more?

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Birthday. Great food & service

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Amazing......and always is! And our server, Jerry was the best!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The food was AMAZING! Probably one of the best meals I've ever had. Loved the atmosphere of the restaurant too. Our server, Ryan, was super friendly and helpful with suggestions and he did not steer us wrong! My next visit to Charleston will definitely include a stop at The Macintosh!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

We greatly enjoyed my birthday dinner at the Macintosh on 9/17/2017. The food was great, but what stood out the most was our outstanding and knowledgable waitress. She made the night so special. Thank you for a great night!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Dined during restaurant week. Each course was delicious. Will definitely go again, hopefully before noise level rises.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The best Restaurant Week value. Great price and full selections from their normal menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent in every way. Our server Zack was excellent, well prepared and attentive.
Both entree's were delicious. The Pecorino frites were over sized but uniquely served, can't go wrong eating here!

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great cuisine, presentation, service, and craft cocktails

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 (Key West)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was delicious and the restaurant week portions were huge. It was a great experience from beginning to end.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This was our first visit and we'll be back. The food is really really good, flavorful, interesting, pretty...there's a reason this chef gets so many accolades. The cocktails and beer were on target as well. Our server was fun and professional, the whole staff is obviously well trained. Macintosh is a winner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Try the Scallops and the Tomato appetizers! You'll never go wrong with Deckle or any fish option. Friendly, professional, and attentive service. Always great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 15, 2017

First time there, interesting menu? Waiter Ryan was exceptional!

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Excellent service and food. Visited during restaurant week. Great time to try it out.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Came here to celebrate a joint birthday with a friend and our husbands. We were greeted warmly and seated immediately. While the food and drink was wonderful, our server, Zack, stole the show! His descriptions of the food had us drooling and excited for our meal. I love restaurants where the servers are enthusiastic and passionate about the food! Speaking of which, definitely try scallops with watermelon (who knew?!), bone marrow bread pudding (no really), mushroom salad, pork shoulder, gnudi and swordfish. I highly suggest doing family style and trying as many different things as possible! Had an awesome meal thanks to Zack's awesome suggestions. Definitely worth a visit!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 4, 2017

First time at Macintosh and so glad we got a reservation! Arrived early and we were still sat immediately. Waiter (Ryan?) super friendly and knowledgeable about menu and very attentive. Went with the watermelon and scallop app, the homemade ricotta and pasta app, the bread pudding side dish and the pork shoulder entree. I had read great reviews on all those dishes and each lived up to their reputation. They were all DELICIOUS. I recommend this place to anyone visiting Charleston and if I come back it will be number 1 to revisit.

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