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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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