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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.

387 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Corner of King and Calhoun Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 724-8888

Website:
http://www.francismarionhotel.com/dining/

Entertainment:
Guests can enjoy live jazz piano Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights while sipping cocktails in the casually elegant surroundings.

Parking Details:
Parking is located in the city parking garage next door or along the street.

Executive Chef:
Daniel James

Additional:
Beer, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

A 4-Course Meal served on Valentine's Day from 5-10pm Featuring choices of Lobster Bisque, Sauteed Mussels, Oysters on the Half Shell, Lamb Chops, Filet Mignon w/ Lobster Claw Meat, Sea Bass, Red Velvet Lava Cake, Orange Champagne Sabayon. $60++ per person and Includes bottle of champagne p/couple

Private Dining

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

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4.1

service

4.4

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4.3

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4.0

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82% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 7, 2017

The food was good, but it wasn't great. The service was pleasant but not exceptional. I'd say if you stay at the hotel and you don't have plans one night it's a solid backup plan. I'm sure if this were a stand alone restaurant in downtown Charleston it would either be forced to improve or would close down.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 2, 2017

We had our three year anniversary dinner date at The Swamp Fox. We were expecting something a little nicer but it was smart casual. Our service was good and the food was good as well. Overall we had a good experience and I would recommend but maybe not for a nice occasion.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

The whole dining experience was exquisite! The filet mignon was so moist and juicy that it melted in your mouth. The shrimp and grits was spectacular as well and there are no words for the peach cobbler. It was so good!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Ate at the bar. Very good service, excellent crab cakes and Mahi Mahi. (Fresh on Tuesday and Friday's so only order Mahi on these days). Nice little hotel bar tucked in behind the dining room.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Don't let the fact it's in a hotel prejudice you. Good food, reasonable prices. Even decent wine under $30. You won't see trendy foodies here. You will find a normal menu instead of a bunch of small plates and weird sides where you need a guide to figure our what combination of things to cobble together to come up with something resembling a meal. Plus you can get a table because tourists think hotel restaurants are mediocre and expensive and mob the trendy places. They are wrong on both counts.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Everything was perfect. Food was great. Crab cakes were very tasty and the side of tomatoes and cucumber was my favorite.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Awful left a review on google

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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 20, 2017

We took our granddaughter for a belated birthday dinner celebration. The food was good and our young granddaughter was impressed by the attentive waitress and the piano player! We love this place even though it's not "cutting edge cuisine". It is always tasty. Reliable, pleasant and welcoming.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Just ok, service was great, food alright. Good for work lunch.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We couldn't find a table anywhere else so settled for this. And we found out why there was plenty of space available for us. Food was overly salty and not worth the price. We knew it was a hotel restaurant and it reminded us why we avoid them.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Food was good. Service was wonderful; and the piano player didn't stop once the whole time we were there. I will come back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Best shrimp and grits I've ever had. My husband said the crab cakes were delicious.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The chef believes black eyed peas should be served al dente. That was a surprise, but other than that the food was very good.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Found the Swamp Fox on Google, and was not disappointed. Great location on King's Street, great food and service. We absolutely loved the atmosphere. Definitely recommend, especially if you like a quaint and cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Crab appetizer was delicious. So was the warm bread!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Shrimp and grits were delicious - and gluten-free! Enjoyed the live piano music. Friendly staff.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2017

In a city with many great restaurants, The Swamp Fox more than held its own. Our 14-year old had the shrimp and grits and loved them so much that we had to add a side of grits on top of her meal!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Service was fantastic and food was delicious!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Best shrimp and grits I've had in Charleston. Lovely ambiance.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2017

This was our first time dinibg here but will not be the last..the food was delicious,the wait staff wonderful

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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The swordfish was perfect. The Mac and cheese and she crab soups were a big hit at our table.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Good southern food. Not plain like so many, but not too fancy either. Food very tasty.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 7, 2017

We always enjoy dinner here. The staff is friendly and efficient. Good variety.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 6, 2017

I thought everything about it was mediocre...food, service, decor. I don't think I'll be retuning because there are just so many better options. Been there, done that.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Good food in a great atmosphere! Would definitely recommend and return next time I'm in the area.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Great!! I need to make sure I get my points though. I was marked for a no show and was there. Spent over $200!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 1, 2017

We enjoyed our shrimp and gritts. The cocktails were good. We like this place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Don't go by the Social Hour that was mentioned on their web page, never saw any free appetizers. Ou waitress Liz was wonderful.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Food came out piping out and timed just right. Grante dmy request for a desert that was not on the desert menu. Nice presentation and great flavor.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 27, 2017

A hidden gem in downtown at the Francis Marion Hotel. Everything we ate was delicious and service with a smile. Check it out.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 27, 2017

This was a pleasant meal and we very much enjoyed the fried oysters.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Staff was not very nice. Appetizers showed up with main course. Refills on drinks slow.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Ate here the first night at the Francis Marion hotel. Simple, easy, good food and good service.
Nothing to write home about but, not too shabby.
Could use a better "wines by the glass" list and an expanded menu but, it's stable and good.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Good food and attentive service. We were on a tight schedule and they made sure to see to it that we were promptly served

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 23, 2017

The shrimp & grits are to die for!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Excellent!!! Really enjoyed it! Excited to return.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Service was just ok. The Brie we ordered was great though it had honey all over it so our hands were very sticky. My friend had the salmon which she liked and I had the duck which wasn't great. It came out very rare, and the skin was barely rendered down. I actually sent it back because it was so under which I rarely do. The server was sweet but not great - didn't take appetizer plates away, didn't replace the silverware we used etc. Not a terrible spot but there are definitely better options in the area.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Very Nice and quaint... friendly staff... The older gentleman seating our group was adorable .

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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 20, 2017

While the food, service & ambiance were all great, the absolute best part was the older gentleman host/maitre d. His service and attention were unparalleled. Thanks to everyone at Swamp Fox!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day buffet was fabulous. Rodney was an excellent omelet chef. Heirloom tomatoes with pesto robed fresh mozzarella were delicious as was grouper with roasted artichoke hearts and lemon risotto, shrimp and cheese grits, pork chops with mushrooms and baby zucchini, carving station with prime rib & hzm

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