Virginia's on King

4.5
1690 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
This sophisticated Southern dining spot blends the comforts of a traditional Southern kitchen with familiar regional dishes prepared with the utmost care for quality and flavor. The menu incorporates local fresh ingredients and old family recipes to bring you Southern cooking, Lowcountry style.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1690 people are saying
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vipScott
Atlanta
51 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

There was a patron that was laughing obnoxiously and continually and should have been told to leave or tone it down. Several other diners asked to be moved. If I had not already gotten my salad, I would have left. Crab cake was super salty and fishy, and shimp and grits was unremarkable. Our server Lynn did just fine. Another server who brought my meal essentially demanded to take my unfinished salad. I had to say I am not done with my salad twice after I said no the first time.

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Dwighto
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a bit late and short on time. They were very hospitable, welcoming and made sure our time and needs were met. Table ready for us when we arrived. Server great and quick. Food excellent and workable wait. Really cool, old charleston vibe with brick walls, etc.
Our third experience here and will come back many more times.

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WaltB
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

For Downtown Charleston, the food was very disappointing. The seafood plate was all fried and not good. The pork chop was 1/4 inch thick and tough. No where near what you would expect. Do NOT recommend.

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vipEmilyW
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our food was good, service was great, ambience was warm and inviting. Would recommend, but be prepared to spend a decent sum for breakfast.

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ellend
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch date with my 2.5 year old son, our first ‘real’ vacation since he was born. The food and service was great and our server, Skylar was very hospitable. We will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, my chicken and waffles was soooo good! It’s a beautiful space, great location, service was good, we had a very pleasant experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Great service but the food was cold and we weren’t expecting everything to be fried so hard. Incredibly sweet service though!

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Homegourmet
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff was exceptionally kind and service was great. A good southern experience. Parking is hell, so walk if you can.

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vipTomH
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in here for brunch without a reservation, they were very busy but got us seated in five minutes. Server was friendly, out going and met very need we had. The deviled eggs may have been the best I've ever had. Omelets were great as was the chicken and eggs. Everything was so good we went back the next day, something we never do went out of town. While the food is really good, it's the service that sets it a part from other restaurants.

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vipVolfan13
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! My wife had the Grits Bowl and I had the Chicken and Eggs - would definitely recommend both. Tim was our server - he was fabulous - ask for him on your next visit - you will not be disappointed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great chicken and waffles, crab Benny and the bloody Mary’s were fantastic.

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HarryE
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time at Virginia’s. My wife and daughter insisted, since they too love your place.

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HeatherS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I highly recommend the fried chicken and mac and cheese. I'm pretty sure that was the best mac and cheese EVER! Staff was very sweet and food was delivered to our table nice and hot. A very small restaurant so I'd make a reservation, which we had done, if you decide to try it out.

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jackiem
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

very loud in small space; the ambiance wasn’t great having thanksgiving dinner with people eating eggs for brunch. thanksgiving dinner itself was good, but gravy and lack of dark meat(which we ordered, but got all white). we did order extra gravy and were charged $2. the whole experience was ok; i’d look elsewhere first.

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Cheryl
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome example of true Southern Hospitality! Ashley was just awesome- friendly, helpful and efficient! During my visit from CT, I visited twice- enjoyed both the grit bowl (grits, scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon) and the meatloaf sandwich. Quality and quantity of food are both impressive! Thank you!

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vipTanyaG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Virginia’s has an amazing shrimp & grits. It was the best I had in Charleston. All the food was delicious and the service was superb.

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SuzyB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are in Charleston for a couple of days. Virginia’s on King came highly recommended for it’s good Low Country cooking. The food was really good. The fried chicken is my favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Charleston for 4 days . Breakfast for 3 of those days, were at Virginia’s. The food and service was excellent. Glad we made a reservation for Saturday morning’s meal; people were being turned away.

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vipThebullet
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and attentive.
Virginia is a joy to talk to

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amogibson
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food wasn't good (except the collards). Dinner came before appetizers. Wasn't a lot the server could do, no fault of hers. Fried chicken was very disappointing. Dark meat for $24. Too many good restaurants in town to give it another chance. Won't be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!

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TomO
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My guest was a first time visitor to VK. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, service and experience.

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Bunny
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The hospitality was very warm and gracious. I arrived with a reservation. Unfortunately the pancake I ordered was dry and burned around the edges. The « Hot tea » was served in an open vessel and so did not stay warm. I could get a better breakfast in a number of places,

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ElijahL
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! I will definitely come back if I am in the area again!

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Julio
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Our Waitress tried hard, but took forever to get food and mine was cold and adequate at best. It was a busy Friday PM, and I know everyone is having a hard time finding help, but sorry to say, this was not a good experience. Had not been there in quite a few years, won't be back soon.

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vipsrdiner
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, helpful staff, excellent service.
We always enjoy coming here when visiting Charleston!.Love that we can make a reservation!

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vipPaulC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley our server was amazing!

Excellent chicken and waffles!

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vipmichaela
New Orleans
70 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best breakfast in downtown Charleston. Definitely recommend making reservation in advance.

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KellyE
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!! Service was very friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitress was great and had wonderful recommendations. Service was quick and food was amazing!

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vipTitus66
London
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Large portions, but food is not very good. I had crab cakes - more breading than crab. My husband’s shrimp and grits were lumpy, thick, and not very flavorful. Service was not attentive or helpful. We did not enjoy our dinner at your restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here are amazing. I thought every part of my meal was phenomenal. I had the chicken and egg with cheese grits, wife had shrimp and grits. Soooo good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great food experience here, and would definitely recommend it to others. The service was fantastic too! I ordered the Stuffed French Toast with fruit and side of bacon. The wait was short and the food was delicious. Pleasantly surprised on the generous portion of fresh fruit.

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ToddS
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was just perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm greetings upon entry, prompt friendly service, excellent food. Very happy we went!

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vipJamesK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We were very disappointed in the food. The salmon came out very overdone and dry and the seafood platter had very little flavor. The Mac and cheese was great. The server was attentice but never asked if the meal was okay or why we didn't eat 90% of it. We ordered deviled eggs as an appetizer which never came to the table. The slavery pictures on the wall are off putting and offensive. I doubt we will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was good.

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LauraC
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food and a wonderful retreat from the outside. Thankful we had reservations or we would not have been seated. Very quaint and wuiet with the food as the highlight.

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KenyaR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fabulous. Skylar was an attentive server and we felt welcome.

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Suzy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Late Breakfast on vacation

FAQs

Virginia's on King offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 735-5800.

Virginia's on King is rated 4.5 stars by 1690 OpenTable diners.

Virginia's on King does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://virginiasonking.securetree.com/.

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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