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The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel

4.4
520 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern, Low Country
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am
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Phone number
(843) 724-8888
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Cross street: Corner of King and Calhoun Street
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What 520 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
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4.0
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Aras (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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vipFarmToTableGirl (Miami)
2.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Over priced and just ok food, including some pretty subpar mac and cheese (really?). In a city like Charleston, where delicious food abounds, they need to up their game! We won't go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Naples)
5.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

Great experience! Had lunch and dinner. Both experiences were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food. Enjoyable. Waitstaff were pleasant and very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

We had dinner, breakfast and the Christmas buffet at the Swamp Fox. We are from south Louisiana so we are familiar with good food. The Swamp Fox is exceptional, and a great presentation of Low Country cuisine. The best shrimp and grits in Charleston.

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Steffie 
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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Pete (Charleston)
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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vipLouie (Charleston)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful cozy little restaurant in the Francis Marion Hotel with great food and beautiful view of Marion Square.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Baked brie was amazing

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Tootie98 (Charleston)
5.0
Dined on December 21, 2017

I had the fried chicken, collards, and potatoes for dinner. The food and service were great! We always stay at the Frances Marion Hotel and enjoy dining at the restaurant. Their breakfast and lunch are also very good!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern, Low Country
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am
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Cross street
Corner of King and Calhoun Street
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(843) 724-8888
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Entertainment
Guests can enjoy live jazz piano Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights while sipping cocktails in the casually elegant surroundings.
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Parking details
Parking is located in the city parking garage next door or along the street.
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Executive chef
Daniel James
Additional
Beer, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

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.

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