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About The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar, named for Revolutionary War hero, General Francis Marion, features classic Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Executive Chefs Simon Andrews and Phil Gualin and Chef De Cuisine Daniel James create regional specialties that emphasize farm to table practices using locally grown fruits and vegetables with respect to the traditional beloved flavors and techniques of the Old South.
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.
Charleston, SC 29403
Southern, Low Country
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am
Corner of King and Calhoun Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Guests can enjoy live jazz piano Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights while sipping cocktails in the casually elegant surroundings.
Parking is located in the city parking garage next door or along the street.
Beer, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar, named for Revolutionary War hero, General Francis Marion, features classic Southern cuisine perfect for any special occasion or private event. Treat your guests to a one-of-a kind, delicious experience in a setting unlike any other.
The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel Ratings and Reviews
I didn’t care for the table near the bar, since I had a reservation. They canceled my open table reservation, while I was dining there for lunch. The food was good and the prices reasonable! Service was very good aside from the bad table and canceled reservation!
We chose the Swamp Fox because of its location (near the Gaillard Center, where we were attending a Sunday evening show) and positive reviews from our neighbors. We were not disappointed - very good food and service. Shrimp and grits appetizer portion (called "petite" - but very generous) gave me a chance to sample their renowned recipe (excellent) without filling up. A bibb salad with sautéed scallops was a finish to the meal.
Very disappointing. We were there for Restaurant Week on a Saturday night. They were out of one of their entrée choices and one of their dessert choices. No option was offered from their regular menu to substitute for the entrée or dessert. We ordered the pork tenderloin and received a pork chop. Service was okay, but not outstanding.
Happened to be at the Francis Marion for a conference - it was restaurant week so thought we would partake in the 3/30 - figured it would be top shelf since they were showcasing it during restaurant week. The salmon appetizer was literally smoked salmon formed around a mound of cream cheese - i could make this at home - nothing special at all - i had the swordfish which came on a mound of COLD rice or something - the waiter said it should be room temp but it was ice cold like out of the fridge. My friend had the meatloaf which was not special at all. Really disappointing. Desserts were ok. I have a feeling this was a misstep and perhaps not the typical meal at this hotel but wow - it was really really bad!
The greeter and server were lovely and accommodated our little family nicely. They offered easy conversation, recommendations, and pleasant smiles. The place was very quiet on New Year's Day. A few oddities due to the holiday....no straws, no bags for take out boxes...you get the idea. We will probably not return.
My husband and I had our annual Christmas Buffet , and again it was sensational. We would like to give a big Thank You to Rickie Simmons and his GREAT staff. Food was delectable. Christmas tunes played by piano add warm to cozy spot. I hope everyone get a chance to experience such a great restaurant, especially at the holidays. Also, the shrimp and grits were "out of this world". See you again shortly.
The Swamp Fox has some of the best Low Country cuisine located in the heart of Downtown. Their she crab soup, shrimp and grits, and fried green tomatoes are the best in Charleston. They locally source most of their ingredients. The seasonal fried oysters appetizer was excellent.
Our second time at the Swamp Fox restaurant and the food again was very good with one small exception. Several of our group of 6 people felt that the vegetables were over salted. We had different vegetables on the table such as roasted Brussels sprouts, asparagus and okra and each person said the same thing about the saltiness. But..overall the food and the service was as good as our last visit and we will return. Thank you for an enjoyable pre-theatre dinner.
My server came to ask about our meal when we were almost done. I let him know my food was not hot but that it was too late at this point. The hostess came over shortly after and I relayed the same information. She offered us a glass of wine that never showed up. Also the Brie appetizer was to have pecans. It did not.
Holiday buffets at the Swamp Fox have become one of out traditions. The food is always interesting, abundant, and well-prepared. As well, the price is right and the serving staff professional and accommodating. One can't go wrong dining at the Swamp Fox for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. It's great!
This is a very nice, classic-type place for a good, leisurely dinner. The food was expertly prepared, beautiful and tasty. The staff are very professional and don't rush you, trying to turn tables. The dining room is quiet and relaxing. A great evening out.
My wife and I enyoy staying at the historic and charming Francis Marion Hotel whenever we overnight in Charleston for one of the city's many entertainment events. We have never been disappointed dining at the hotel's convenient, comfortable and well-staffed Swamp Fox restaurant: always well-prepared and well-served food and beverage with a relaxing, casual ambience. Our experience over the years has been that most fulll-menu hotel restaurants are, like the Swamp Fox, too often overlooked and underated by both tourists and locals.
We had breakfast and dinner at the restaurant. Both were outstanding meals with very good service. The food was delicious, reasonable price point AND we had background music of very talented pianists for both meals. Delightful experiences! Well worth the walk from our hotel across the other side of the park.
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