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About Tidewater Grill - Charleston

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. click here for special events and promotions information
www.tidewatergrillrestaurant.com

1060 Charleston Town Center
Charleston, WV 25389
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Town Center Mall

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(304) 345-2622

Website:
http://www.tidewatergrillrestaurant.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Tidewater Grill - Charleston Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Romantic (1)
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great service from “Gabby” , she was very attentive and patient with our group.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent service, excellent food, excellent martinis...

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 (West Virginia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We always try to work in a dinner at the Tidewater when in town, due to its great seafood. This time we would have enjoyed it more had our table not been next to the kitchen area, which was noisy and high traffic. Servers seemed to be over-extended with tables. We'll give it another try next visit to Charleston.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Mobile)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The food was excellent, unique and perfectly prepared. Our waitress was the best I've ever had. She's a 13 year veteran there!!! Entire experience TOP NOTCH!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 1, 2017

MaryAnne made it a great dinner. Highly recommend!!

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·Dined on July 31, 2017

I've always had excellent service and food at Tidewater. Had a lifelong friend visiting from California and wanted her to enjoy the atmosphere and food. The staff and General Manager David Andrews were very accommodating to our group of 9 ladies! Will definitely be coming back to Tidewater!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Casual
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Jerk shrimp is always my favorite. Kids can't get enough of the bread and fried fish. Great food and more upscale setting. Highly recommend!

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Average service, no acknowledgement of birthday during greeting or meal despite leaving note in Open Table. Food was excellent.

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 (West Virginia)·Dined on May 17, 2017

One of our favorites for really great seafood!

Calamari is our favorite and the fresh catch every time is outstanding!

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

MOTHER'S Day

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Missed JB our usual waiter, he is top notch! Other than that it was as perfect as usual.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 14, 2017

They should have some vegetarian appetizer options. Overall food was great but a bit pricey for lunch. They only offer dinner on weekends and this is not clear on the website.

A great plus is having reservations and using Open Table! Hardly anyone in town does this!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The entire experience was wonderful.
Missy (our hostess) was excellent!

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Great place! Friendly staff. A bit pricey but good food. Really enjoyed Easter lunch there. Our waitress was great!!!!!

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Great experience! Everyone in group enjoyed their meal😊

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Emily took excellent care of our various requests.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We went to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary. We were given a table away from the crowd and had a wonderful time.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2017

We used to eat at Tidewater often, but a few years ago, I ordered Parmesan encrusted sole and was served a thick white fish. I questioned our server and was told the new chef filleted the fish differently. I was sure that was wrong and later confirmed what I knew with the local fish shop that filet of sole is always a thin fish. We stopped going to Tidewater because of this incident, however decided to give it another try with some out of town guests last night. Again, I ordered the sole, but explained to our server exactly what had happened before and asked that if the fish wasn't really sole, to please bring me back the menu. When she brought the fish, she told me the chef assured her it was sole; it was not. Again, Tidewater tried to pass off a cheap thick white fish as the much more expensive sole. I called her back over, asked her to take it away, as it was definitely not sole. She was very apologetic, and I have no complaints with her. A chef came out a few minutes later with a new plate that had the right fish on it this time. He told me I had a good eye and that the original fish was orange roughy. While I appreciate their correcting their mistake, the fact that this happened twice, several years apart, is disturbing. I know it's common to try to pass off a cheaper fish as the more expensive one, but it should not have happened, especially with my very specific request beforehand. While we have had good times here in the past, Tidewater is permanently off our restaurant list from here on out - this was deceitful, and you've lost our business.

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 (West Virginia)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Our server, Mr. Swaine was exceptional!! He met our every need and was very personable and knowledeable of the menu. The food was very good as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on December 18, 2016

You can't beat the bread and the Greek salad bowl. Apps were good and desserts were amazing but the rest of our meal was ok. No one really raved. We truly miss the mussel dish that used to keep us coming back for more, more, more.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on November 4, 2016

The atmosphere was remarkable and the service was amazing!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2016

We made reservations prior to the Garth Brooks concert. I arrived early & my table was ready :)

The food & service were quick paced, but not rushed. Everything was perfect and was the start to a great evening

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 (West Virginia)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Personalized service by waitress ...Maryanne...who helped make our Anniversary dinner VERY special!!! Food was outstanding!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2016

The salads we OK and some of the mains, but my lobster, corn and redskins were all SOGGY. The waiter was really slow in bringing the drinks and he forgot our appetizer oysters. We won't go back and would not recommend it to anyone.

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 (West Virginia)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Was in town for the first time. Did not want to eat at chain restaurant. Always like to eat somewhere different than what we can get at home. Tidewater was recommended by the gentleman at our hotel. Was not disappointed. Very good food

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Everything we experienced was exceptional. Nothing to complain about.
We look forward to dining there whenever we are in Charleston.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 9, 2016

LOUD and hot kitchen with screaming staff takes away from the overall experience of tidewater.
food - while decent, lacked any flair - lacked garnish - lacked plate appeal.
anything "baked" came in burn to black dished to hot to even eat for 20 minutes and by then food was so overdone it was rubbish.
salads -while decent, lacked that family style round table dining experience tidewater is known for.
bread - while decent, came with butter in togo plastic cups. really plastic cups for meals that cost $35+!!!
overall tidewater in 2016 is a far departure from its golden days. change sometimes is good - not in tidewater's case.
either up (return) the standards or lower the prices.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Book ahead so you ain't waiting. It's worth the wait but I booked on open table and passed up all that line. Prime rib is amazing!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 12, 2016

Absolutely horrible! Don't waste your time and money.

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 (West Virginia)·Dined on July 10, 2016

The food was overcooked--mussels were mushy and inedible; "spoon bread" had a thick brown crust on the top and was dry (definitely not southern spoon bread). The manager did offer us different food and discounted our check.

We have been there many times, but will probably never go back. Too bad.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 9, 2016

They were very helpful with the reservations. They had muscles as an entree and I asked if we could have them as an appetizer. I was told no. She then took our order but wasn't going to take mine. I said that I had not ordered and she took mine. I asked for trout and they were out of trout. She then checked if perhaps she could get the muscles as an appetizer. Came back and said she could so we ordered them for four persons. Sat for awhile before the bread etc. came. Then sat a little longer and the waitress came back and asked if we had received the muscles. We said no and we sat a little longer. Finally she appeared with the muscles and said she was sorry they had not come out earlier. The muscles were partially cooked. We got down about half and left the rest. The food appeared finally and one person had order pasta without mushrooms. The dish had mushrooms in it. She ate none of it. Another party had shrimp scampi. She ate none of it because it tasted of fennel and lemon. She was competed for her meal. I think they might have kitchen problems. Not a pleasant experience. Should have eaten at the Chop House in the same block.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 6, 2016

Delicious salmon chef's special this night. Bread always a reliable treat. The server was cheerful, efficient, and well-paced. We can always count on the Tidewater.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Great service

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Although we had gotten there late for our reservation, we had no problem getting seated. We were greeted with the friendly, warm staff as our party came in segments. By the time we ordered dinner most of the patrons had left, so it was as if we had our own restaurant but the staff was patient and served promptly. I had the Shanghai Style Roughy which was quite scrumptious having forked all the ingredients in each bite. The taste of the Crab Cakes and the Shrimp Fettuccine (my daughter opted out the salmon) was wonderful also. The wait staff selected a good chardonnay with the meal and presented in the style. I believe everyone in our party was quite satisfied (evidence, empty plates) after a long day of dance in the city.
The offer of the birthday dinner cannot be beat. Never have had such a nice "touch", anywhere! Kudos to the idea.
Will always be back; every time I'm in Charleston for lunch or dinner.
Thanks for a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 28, 2016

Nice place for birthday dinner with friends. Staff was attentive and friendly but not in the way. Bartender came to table to make sure my Manhattan was made just to my liking. Everything was done by staff to ensure positive experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on February 2, 2016

Our service was exceptional and the food was well prepared. A great atmosphere for enjoying dinner with a friend or colleagues, but timing is key. If you get there too early it can be busy and louder then one would think. Overall, well worth it to experience.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 1, 2016

Restaurant was hopping with folks coming in to eat. Our waiter did a great job keeping drinks filled and getting food out to us. Food was very tasty; all 5 in party had different entrees and raved about them.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on January 16, 2016

After an hour from being seated (we had reservations) we still had no appetizers and our order hadn't been taken. When we asked the waitress if we could order and have drinks refilled we were given a glare. We had to ask twice for the shrimp appetizer that was at the bar - just a matter of putting the shrimp on a plate and serving. We did talk to the manager who gave us 2 of the 4 appetizers and a bottle of wine free. The food was good for the exception of our other 2 appetizers (artichoke dip) was cold. We ended up tipping 20% but in hind sight probably shouldn't have. It was def sub par service

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 28, 2015

We live in NC & frequently make it the coast so we had doubts about the freshness of the seafood & its preparation. Happily, our doubts were proven wrong. All was fresh and prepared with expertise. Even the side of veggies (usually just a plate filler) were wonderful. The dining room is nicely nautical and the wait staff WV -friendly.

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 (West Virginia)·Dined on December 13, 2015

On our arrival, the hostess didn't seem to be aware of our (confirmed) reservation. Seated us at a table next to the (glass) kitchen wall. When I asked for a nicer table of the same size, I was denied--even though that table remained unused during our entire meal. While I understand waitress stations and limitations, there is really no excuse for that.

Our waitress was very nice, but explained they were understaffed, which may account for some of the shortcomings with food delivery and overlooked items.

I had highly recommended this place to my sister, and it was her first visit. We were disappointed that the overall experience did not live up to our expectations.

I would still recommend this restaurant one more time in the hopes that was just an off day.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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