The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Known for its award-winning Shrimp and Grits, The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar overlooks historic Marion Square Park and is popular with both locals and visitors to Charleston. Guests can enjoy live piano Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights while sipping cocktails in the casually elegant surroundings.
The restaurant also has a private dining room, the Parkview, that seats thirty and overlooks King Street and Marion Square Park. This intimate space is perfect for private events and small parties.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Shrimp & Grits
The Swamp Fox's Award-Winning Recipe With Sauted Shrimp, Lobster & Tasso Ham Gravy Vidalia Onions & Fresh Peppers Over Adluh Mills Pepperjack Grits
Shrimp and Grits
Lobster and Tasso Ham Gravy, Sweet Bell Peppers and Onions, Stone Ground Pepperjack Grits
She Crab Soup
A Charleston Specialty at the Francis Marion since 1924. Lump Crab Meat, Sherry
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
Join us for a three-course Thanksgiving Day meal from 11am - 8pm | $45++ per person Complete with live piano music, celebrate the holiday the heart of historic Charleston with chef specialties & family favorites. Create a new tradition with your loved ones and celebrate safely with us.
Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers
Enjoy the holiday season in the heart of Historic Charleston. A three-course menu with a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa for $45++ per person from 11am - 8pm. Enjoy the live holiday piano music and admire the beautiful decorations throughout the restaurant, hotel & Marion Square.
Great food and better service. Highly recommend!
We enjoyed our meal so much a few nights ago we came back. We ended up with the same waitress Maya who was a joy. You are luck to have her.
Vacation with my hubby. Excellent food and service.
Brought my Aunt from South America to visit and we loved it.
The food was amazing! Service was just as good. This is a must-eat in Charleston.
The service was awful and the food was average served lukewarm. We went there on a recommendation and we’re underwhelmed.
She crab soup, shrimp and grits - absolutely amazing!!!! We sat at a table at the bar ... remind the bartender to make your drink strong. As we found on two occasions that the drinks served are light-handed. Which is unnecessary. But food is exceptional!!!
Great food and awesome service! We will definitely go again next time we aee in town.
The food was great, service great, ambiance could use some updating/personal touch. Value great. Bathroom clean.
Nice dinner. We did have to wait quite a while to get seated, but once the hostess showed up and seated us, our waitress was at our table quickly and she was awesome. The food was really good overall. We loved the green fried tomato appetizer and I would recommend this dish. Those who had the salmon said it was delicious and the steak was also very good but mine was a little overcooked (ordered medium but no pink in the middle). But overall everyone was happy with their meal and it was a nice dinner. The atmosphere is just ok. I did like the wine list.
Covid 19 social distancing and face mask wearing at its finest they are following every rule and doing a great job! The food is so good and the hush puppies are AMAZING
The food and service were outstanding! It is a lovely space and is good for quiet conversation.
We enjoyed a delicious lunch and excellent service!
Great location and great good, so nice to be able to access directly from the hotel.
We had breakfast here as we were leaving. The food and service was adequate. I was a bit disappointed in the ambiance of the restaurant as it is located in such a nice hotel. I did not feel the restaurant and hotel matched in their quality.
Restaurant wasn’t busy at all. Nice place with good variety of local cuisine. Bacon and cheese hush puppies and appetizer sampler were delicious. Also enjoyed the shrimp and grits. She crab soup was tasty but way too think and a little flat. Awesome service!
Amazing food! Wish I had a bigger stomach so I could have kept ordering
Shrimp and Grits, fried green toMayors, she crab soup all very good special lobster ravioli was too hot salty. Service was good
The Shrimp and Grits. Amazing. Enough said.....
The drinks and appetizers were wonderful. But a loud and cold dining area, lack of refills, and okay main dishes brought down the experience.
Charming restaurant, very good food, excellent service, good location
Bread was burnt.
Food that was served did not reflect what was listed on the menu. I don’t eat meat, so I ensured I ordered something that did not contain meat, yet it was served with bacon. Took a long time (the end of the dinner, after the check) for me to receive my meal. One person with us ordered the shrimp and grits, which looked more like shrimp soup.. one person ordered a large salad and only received a half salad.
This was truly a negative experience all around. Would not recommend.
Great shrimp and grits
First biz lunch since March, and we unanimously selected the Swamp Fox Restaurant at the Francis Marion Hotel! Bacon & Cheese Hushpuppies... She-Crab Soup... a Turkey Reuben... Collards... a Caesar with roasted Chicken... and two Bibb Salads with locally-sourced Shrimp!
Management—as well as our skilled and friendly server, Dee—deployed careful attention to detail in terms of social distancing... one-time-use // disposable menus, check holders, and tableware(when appropriate)... and, as usual, a wonderful and welcomed oasis for a lunch with friends. Many thanks to the hospitality and culinary team at 387 King Street! 😃
It’s Was ok!! Food was not the best
This is a Hotel Restaurant, but HOLY MOLEY the food is fantastic!! It really is worth every dollar spent. It is charleston level dining at its finest. Go here and be prepared for excellent food!
Excellent food (salmon and filet mignon), really enjoyed the piano, and our server was professional, attentive but not intrusive. A bit pricey, but I would highly recommend it!
We thoroughly enjoyed the Southern Sampler appetizer, the She Crab Soup, and the Pan Seared Crab Cakes.
Excellent food, good service, quiet. A good meeting place for business or a pleasant evening.
Arrived on time. Our reserved table was already taken by another couple. We were seated by a drafty cold window. Moved to an adjacent table - warmer. Luckily the place was not busy.
Wife ordered filet mignon. None available - ran out. Replaced with ribeye. Not so good - quite fatty.
I ordered crab cakes. Came blackened - probably not the best for burnt crab. Side of black eye beans with whole bacon slices and what seems like mushroom soup sauce. Some refinement may be good?
Waitress was fine, but ‘remote’.
Very disappointing. Nil points!
Beautiful Traditional restaurant, with a very classy feel. The lunch portions are very large. The salmon salad was phenomenal. Great service.
Highly recommend Swamp Fox. Food and service awesome.
Food, service, value was great. Since this was the SEWE weekend, we knew if was going to be busy. One draw back was walking in; the cocktail area tables were full of dishes. We cleared a spot for ourselves and got some drinks from the bar. Wait for the table was short. As stated, food, service, value was great. The one thing to improve is the layout and lighting on the restaurant. One would think that in a nearly 100 year old hotel, the restaurant would have some 20's charm. Not so, lighting is way to bright (felt like a cafeteria, Denny's like) and stemware was "industrial". Cant remember if there was linen tablelcothes or placements. Either way tableclothes should be down for dinner. Wine list needs work as there are very few selections. To-go items should be packed by the server, not the guest. Bathroom was "coded"...and had to find a staff member who knew the secret code. All else was good...thanks much!!
The food was variable - some of it was excellent (shrimp and grits) and other dishes (fried chicken) was mediocre. It was a little high priced and given that Charleston has soooo many fabulous restaurants, would definitely choose someplace else.
Food was cold or undercooked and service was slow
Great server, good food and a very nice set up for the occasion
Food was ok- place real busy for the holiday
Love the hotel and the Swamp Fox. Stay every year for SEWE from Wednesday until Monday; great time, great food, and good people!
Only place could get valentine day reservation within walking distance of where we were staying. Placed in a back room that seemed to have been opened for overflow crowds. Food was not very good. My wife and daughter both complained about the taste of the vegetables. Catfish was good but a little too spicy for my taste. Prices about average for area but not worth the food we ate. Portions are large. Maybe a different day would have been better, I was told they had a very nice lunch. Would not return, too many places to try in Charleston.
The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 724-8888.
The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel is rated 4.2 stars by 781 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.