Tidewater Grill - Charleston

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368 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Tidewater Grill continues to be Charleston’s all time favorite dining and gathering restaurant. Located in Charleston’s bustling downtown shopping venue, Tidewater Grill has wowed guests for over twenty years with a emphasis on serving premium seafood served simply! This all scratch kitchen continues the tradition of fresh catch of the day, home made pasta dishes, fresh raw bar delicacies as well as other favorites such as the Greek Salad, our signature bread, sandwiches and salads.

Join us on your birthday and receive our extraordinary Birthday Meal Deal!*
*Birthday Meal Deal is a discount based on the number of guests in your party; for example 1-2 people receive 50% off, 3 people 33% off, 4 people 25%, and so on. Offer only available on your birthday with valid identification. Offer extends to the food portion of your bill, limit is up to 50% off total, not valid with any other promotion, offer, discount.
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BrianH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Portion size was pathetic. Seven pieces of shrimp and a sad little mound of mashed potatoes for $22. We drove an hour for prime rib and were told they sold out before we got there at 6:30 on Saturday night. Won’t be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing was very good at accommodating us and they were practicing all the requirements for COVID-19.

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JDana
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Bar service was poor, at best.

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JeffB
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

I have been coming to Tidewater Grill for over 30 years, and have always found the food and service to be superb. This visit was no exception in this regard, however, it started out with an issue I want to bring up. My wife has extreme asthma and can not wear a face covering over her nose and/or mouth. My party of 6 was to be denied entry unless she would wear such a face covering. She finally used her rescue inhaler and hurried to the table where the mask was immediately removed and after a few minutes her breathing returned to normal. We were told that the face covering was required by the Governor’s mandate, and by restaurant policy. This is in error. Please bring your restaurant policy in line with the Governor’s mandate, which follows CDC recommendations that include an exemption for anyone who has trouble breathing, and a few other conditions. We will not dine here again under the conditions we were met with on this visit.

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KathrynK
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tidewater Grill is our favorite restaurant - excellent menu with a variety of offerings from salads to sandwiches to delicious entrees........ - the service is outstanding - we really enjoy the patio seating -

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BrianC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh down to the the tomatoes in the salad. Everything was delicious!

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gobucks
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

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MaZaO
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and good seafood. crab cakes are excellent.

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RonaldR
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service! We celebrated our 31st Anniversary!

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Sat us at the worst table, right by kitchen (there was 15 empty tables). Service was SLOW, food was good but not hot when brought to table. Fried prawns tasted like fried chicken. Expensive for the quality of service & food. Would not go back.

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JerryF
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I usually go to Tidewater every year for our anniversary. Once again, they did a great job and did not disappoint. Our food was great and our waitress was exceptional. I have never had a bad experience at Tidewater.

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KenC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service. Very clean and safe.

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vipHockessin
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good fried oysters. Great service.

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Michelle
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Waitress and manager were not nice about birthday deal for a teen. We have had multiple birthday dinners there for our daughter and have never been asked for her birth certificate. The manager was rude about it and the experience was very embarrassing for me and my daughter. She brought a friend with her. The waitress and manager kept leaving the table to go and talk to someone. They returned to the table multiple times to review the birth certificate policy. Luckily my daughter had her birthday on Snap Chat to show them. Ultimately, they honored the discount but it was a very unpleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious

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BarbaraJ
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Ordered steak rare but it came medium. Sent it back and it came out raw. I didn't even eat it

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MaryG
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and excellent service. Everything was clean and we were very happy with service.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My beau & I are not eating out often due to COVID-19. On Friday evening, we wanted to enjoy a meal in a restaurant. Everyone at the restaurant treated us as a priority & checked on us often. The only suggestion I would make is that our server (do not remember his name), seemed to be speaking louder than necessary through his mask. It was not a big deal & I’m sure everyone is adjusting as best they can to the safety measures. Overall, we had an enjoyable meal.

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vipJerry
Las Vegas
59 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric was very attentive and knowledgeable. The service was outstanding. The food was good and of value

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MJ777
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was disappointed that I could not get a baked potato. I also think that $25 for an appetizer and a soft drink is exorbitant. i was there for my birthday with friends, and was disappointed you no longer give a birthday dessert, and charging an extra $1.95 for a Greek salad that used to be included is disappointing as well.

My fried shrimp and scallops, and rolls were delicious.

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KathrynK
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - we felt very safe - plenty of space from other customers - lots of effort to make patrons comfortable during this pandemic.......we will go back!

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Julie
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We were in a split group, so we had a different table than some of our party. Our waiter really only cared about our table when the head man (the one who paid) visited our table. He asked the other table if they wanted dessert, but not our table, and then brought them the check. When we asked for the dessert menu and he chuckled and said "I asked everyone if they wanted any and they said no, so I brought the bill." He did not ask us. The food was not worth what it cost.

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Flipper
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Elegant yet casual atmosphere, lovely dark woods and nautical decor with indoor and outdoor seating. Great menu with a selection of fresh catches, standard entrees of seafood and meats, nice selection of sides, salads and appetizers. Extensive bar menu with wines, beers and crafted cocktails. All moderately priced by comparison. Welcoming staff, efficient and friendly waiters...ask to sit in Earl's section. Loved it so much on this visit, I went back again another night while in Charleston.

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vipTerryK
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food. Quite a surprise as I was having problems finding anything open in downtown Charleston. Part of their success is local sourcing for their food. The other part of their success is hiring great people to work for them. Highly recommended.

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DianaB
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent - felt that the Seafood Grill was a little skimpy for the price. Should have had a little more fish. Fish and Chips was hugh had to share with husband.

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kathrine
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Reservation was for 8 family members but had to split up 6 and 2. Service was very slow and food was mediocre. Had to send salad back because of and hair in it.

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DebbyH
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All social distancing was respected, earl servers were wearing masks. My first time eating in a restaurant was a good one. I would go back.

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BeckyJ
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was not hot. we had to sit outside because my handicapped husband couldn't set at the booth and they had no tables. appetizer was good. we have eaten here before and enjoyed it but I was underwhelmed on this occasion.

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Judi
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best seafood restaurants my friend and I have ever eaten at. Our server went out of her way to make sure my friend had food she could eat due to a limited diet.

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AnnK
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out since social distancing began. Had a great time, wonderful meal! Fried oysters were to die for! Wonderful service; gracious staff all wearing masks (as we did when we first arrived, and on the way out). Definitely worth going there!

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JimC
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the Brussel sprout appetizer. It is the best.....great flavor and a good sized portion. I got the sea food grill. Fish was a little overcooked but still had good flavor. The wife got crab cakes and was happy with them. The bread is always good. Our server, Charles, was excellent.

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Tyrcook
West Virginia
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time out to eat since the virus hit. Jerk shrimp appetizer was fresh and tasty. My Caesar salad had a tangy dressing that was very good. My wife opined that her house salad with the light dill dressing was excellent. We both had the seafood grill consisting of small potions of shrimp, scallops, salmon and swordfish. We will be ordering this, again. As always, the bread was fresh and the service excellent. Given the requirements of social distancing, which they accomplished well, was was pleasantly surprised how great the meal was.

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Curtis
Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening out, Oysters on the half shell, hot bread, good Caesar Salad, Chilean Sea Bass (grilled) and on Point!

Our man Will provided EXCELLENT Service, so nice to get out and extra nice to leave Tidewater with a big satisfied smile! We’ll be going back.

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DavidD
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This was our first venture to a restaurant since the lockdown. We chose the tidewater first the traditional excellence of the food. We ate outside and enjoyed it very much. I’m sure it was a new experience for the staff as well and the service quality
( wait time and smoothness) will return to your high standards with time.

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LaurieM
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great local restaurant. Service not this best on this visit, but the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That was the best food and our server was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate a Birthday. Excellent service. Food was delicious. Try the stuffed salmon. Yum!

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RonaldR
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food , service and atmosphere!! Celebrated my birthday!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Delivered the wrong food.
Party of six went for 84 year old Grandpa’s birthday
I asked first thing if they had any prime rib left.
Waitress said yes.
Grandpa ordered prime rib medium.
The came back with stuffed Flounder.
I guess medium rare.
We told them they made a mistake.
After 2 hours total.
Waitress came back and told us there was no prime rib left.
After watching everyone else eat, Grandpa left without eating.
I will never go back.

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Foodies101
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. For Charleston it is one of the best restaurants in the city. I have never had a bad meal in over 20 years. I will continue to visit and eat at the tidewater.

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You can order delivery directly from Tidewater Grill - Charleston using the Order Online button. Tidewater Grill - Charleston also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Tidewater Grill - Charleston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (304) 345-2622.

Tidewater Grill - Charleston is rated 4.4 stars by 368 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.

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