The Macintosh

4.7
1822 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(843) 789-4299
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jeremiah Bacon
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Cross street
Ann Street
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking on the corner of Radcliffe and King Street.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 1822 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Wedding Anniversary

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

After many visits to Macintosh, taking many visitors to Charleston there and recommending on Trip Advisor over and over, at this point in time I can't honestly recommend Macintosh if you are going to spend that kind of money. It's as if they are cutting corners and nickel and dimeing you to death...charge for bread and it's burned, I'm sorry. Grains, pasta and potatoes have been cut from the meals, but you can buy them on the side, I don't think so. Server who talks too much, ugh. Unless something drastically changes, this local won't be back any time soon.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

First time at Macintosh and we will definitely be back. Overall just a great dining experience from the service to the delicious food! I loved the casual atmosphere too- no white tablecloths and the dress code is smart casual with men wearing shorts in the summer. Not overpriced either.

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3.0Dined on June 15, 2018

The food was good, but interesting portions. We had our own 2 person table with a long booth on one side and it felt like the tables on either side of us could hear our conversation as we could hear their's because the tables were so close together.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The level of service was outstanding. Even though our reservation was for the time the kitchen was to close, they went out of their way to host us and not have us feel rushed.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

great server, amazing food, artistic cocktails. went for 1st anniversary and will always remember! definitely recommend☺️ (got the duck breast and the witches cocktail)

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Great meal with outstanding service. Started with the stuffed squash blossoms then the scallops for
My spouse and I had the grouper. Followed dinner with a fresh berry and peach crisp. Outstanding meal.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Food was excellent & server was very knowledgeable about gluten free options.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

From when we walked in the door until we left it was absolutely amazing! Caven was our server and was wonderful, the food was spectacular, and the ambiance was perfect for a quiet birthday dinner! I will most definitely be coming back more often!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

This is always one of our very favorite Charleston restaurants. The services has always been outstanding and the food is so delicious. The cocktails and wine list are also top notch. On this particular occasion, I had let them know that it was my husband's birthday and that he was in love with the bone marrow bread pudding and if they could put a candle in it when we order it, he would think that is great. Instead, they made a dessert out of their bone marrow bread pudding and presented it to him after the meal. He was so surprised and and it might have been the best dessert we have ever had. The Macintosh never disappoints and somehow exceeds expectations every time we go there.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Brought friends from out of town, and they loved it. All dishes thoughtfully prepared and delicious. Wait staff and kitchen were terrific in their response to my friend who is both gluten-free and dairy-free, tweaking the vegetable platter to work for her. Love that they will divide the burger in 4 pieces for sharing. One of my favorite restaurants in Charleston.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

On Sunday we brought friends, who had never been to Macintosh before. And they were impressed. So they will be back, and of course we will. We had been at a Piccolo Spoleto event that ended at 2:15 pm, and we were the last people in the restaurant for the 2:30pm reservation. The staff was gracious and accommodating. The brunch menu was excellent with both breakfast and lunch type meals. We were all happy.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Incredible experience from start to finish. We got there right at our reservation time and we’re seated promptly. Our server was very attentive and present throughout the meal... whenever you needed something, he was right there.

The manager came up and greeted us, introduced himself - thanked us for coming...

I come specially for the Mac Attack, but this was the first time we tried the poutine and man it was delicious - get the pork on it too!

Steak and Eggs classic and delicious. Over easy makes it extra tasty!

In and out in around an hour on a Sunday brunch.

Will be back soon!

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1.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Bad not worth the price

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

The food is creative and scrumptious. Our server Zach was exceptional!

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Other than the bistro seating in a moderately loud restaurant (why are so many places going to this terrible idea?), this is a great spot for a great supper/drinks/good food.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The Duck was to die for and I haven’t seen it on many upscale restaurants in Charleston so I was very pleased to be able to have that. The burger and fries was also delicious (although $18 for a burger is pricy...) the plate came loaded with skinny parmigiana fries. We also had the peanut butter dessert which was very good however very sweet. All in all very good restaurant.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

A disappointment in dining. The food is over-hyped. I had the quail...nothing special at all. There are so many wonderful restaurants in Charleston...strike this one from the list.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

This restaurant never disappoints. The food is delicious, the service is excellent. I like that they offer some offbeat wines by the glass along with the usual ones. One of my favorite restaurants in Charleston.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Awesome farm to table menu. Our waiter Ryan was so knowledgeable and provided great service. His menu reccomendstiobs were spot on awesome!! One of the best meals I have ever had anywhere!!

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Shrimp and grits was amazing ! Ribs were over cooked and underwhelming. Great Service but a huge dumpster outside which is an ugly view

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Late night dinner.. the food and the service was outstanding!!! We love this place!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Always a must for us while in Charleston

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Service and food 4+.

Cuisine very different complex flavors with good wine pairings. Service excellent from very knowledgeable staff

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was flavorful and nicely presented, but my wife and I found the menu to be limited and the food portions small.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Clean friendly environment with a very attentive staff, food was good but the overall menu is very heavily balanced toward rich and fried foods. Could benefit from a few vegetable additions even as side items. Overall a nice spot.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My kids and I went to the Macintosh to celebrate Mother's Day with a brunch.
We were seated on the back patio. It was a warm day and the patio was shaded, beautifully decorated and very relaxing.
Not only was the service friendly, attentive and knowledgeable, but the food was absolutely amazing. From the Poutine with pork belly, steak & eggs and Huevos Rancheros to the funnel cake and the sweet strawberry pancakes we received as a Mother's Day gift.
I cannot say enough good things about the restaurant and look forward to many returns whether it be another brunch, a quick happy hour or a nice dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Was there for Mother's Day brunch. Great food and ambiance. Our server was very friendly and helpful with questions about the menu.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Our meal exceeded expectations. It was divine. The staff were knowledgeable and very attentive. The food was diverse and rich. We loved everything we ate. The scallops were our favorite. The bone marrow bread pudding is also a must have. I hope to go back soon!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Awesome service, waiter was great!!!!!! Very good vibe, customers we’re impressed.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Another wonderful visit to The MacIntosh, this time with adult children, their friends and a friend of ours. All food, drinks, wine and service was very good. Our server, Zach, did a particularly great job. Recommended.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

The food was delicious. And the cocktails were good. Very friendly staff. We enjoyed our meal and didn’t feel rushed. It was my daughters birthday and they brought her out a delicious dessert! Try the “Witch Doctor” cocktail.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Very knowledgeable wait staff helping us through the menu; nice small plates to share, a very cool, hip vibe. I highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

The Macintosh blew my husband and me away in the best way possible! It was our first anniversary and they totally hooked us up and gave us the most incredible experience we could've ever asked for! You MUST get the bone marrow bread pudding, it's melt in your mouth DELICIOUS. All of the food was phenomenal, our server Mary Catherine and the manager Zach were out of this world generous and friendly, and overall my husband and I agreed that this was the best meal we have EVER experienced. We'll absolutely be coming back to visit on our next trip to Charleston!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food was superb! Service was great.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

As out of towers we asked a tour guide for one of his favorites. Exceptional food with wonderful service. One of the better meals I’ve enjoyed from the scallops appetizer to the steak dinner and ohhh the bone marrow bread pudding! ❤️ Highly recommend McIntoshs

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food and service. Loved the duck and ricotta starter! Delicious. Definitely would recommend to others.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We've been here many times and love it. This was a Sundary "brunch" and it was 100% perfect. Chef Jeremiah Bacon and his team always deliver the goods. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Mike was our server and he was beyond great. Knowledgeable about the menu and all the details. Very flexible with any request. We even received our dessert on the house for our anniversary. Beyond amazing!!!

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Had dinner with friends. Food was great but scallops were way to small. Noise level is way too high. Could barely hear across the table. Don’t go here if you want a quiet relaxing dinner with friends.

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