Virginia's on King

4.5
1497 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 1497 people are saying
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4.6
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjoejamie14
Atlanta
57 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff were very pleasant. Was there for brunch and was very loud which I guess was to be expected. Everything ordered was correct. Will definitely return for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch spot! Food was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience…..put this on your must visit places

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LeannG
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried chicken and mac and cheese were really exceptional.

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vipWilliamD
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fried chicken in USA

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PattiG
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! This is a good place to go for regional food!

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vipRonna
Dallas
51 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food every time!

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LindsayW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both service and food were both great!

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Clong
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at several of the top rated restaurants in Charleston during the week. Virginia on King was the best of all the places we went. We arrived at 7pm for our 7pm reservation and had to wait only 15 minutes to be seated. The manager was so apologetic even though we didn't complain. She then bought us an appetizer for the slight delay. The food and service was fantastic. Best place we ate at all week and the most affordable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was AMAZING! The manager Khris was the best. She truly made my fiancée trip!

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sabresfan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation trip

Excellent food, excellent service… great location!

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MadisonT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had supper here for the first time. Prices were good, food was great. They bring out warm corn bread to start. We had the fried tomatoes and deviled egg as an app. The burger was a bit over cooked but overall the experience was great.

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vipBarbandDick
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience1

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For starters, A bad odor hit us squarely in the face when we entered the restaurant. There was no one at the reception desk for more than 5 minutes. Although there were very few diners, the noise level was outrageous. The floor was filthy and a worker had the gaul to start sweeping up around us while we were eating! It was hard to enjoy the food with so many distractions.

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vipChrisT
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and relaxed atmosphere!

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Moldyoo
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was wonderful although it took a long time for the food to arrive. It was worth waiting for especially the chicken fried steak and the grits.

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nfrath
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Poor food for the price. Restaurant smelled moldy.

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AprilK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We went for the fried chicken. It was really good. Husband had breakfast also very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, and amazing staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Took awhile to get our food, 40 minutes but they were kind enough not to charge us for the chicken dinner. Best chicken we ever have eaten.

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Ihagee
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great food and service. Enjoyed everything.

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APfromBaldwin
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Virginia’s did not live up to its reputation. We went for breakfast. I had the grits with scrambled eggs and cheese. The grits were tasty but my eggs were cooked to death. Hard and dry. I ordered a side biscuit thinking I would get something flaky like a southern biscuit should be but it was stale and tasteless. Such a disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a Thursday which was fried chicken night. The fried chicken was DELICIOUS! Along with 3 huge pieces of chicken, you get your choice of 2 sides and banana pudding. Everything was great. Our waitress was super friendly. The fried green tomatoes are also excellent. If you are looking for southern cooking this is the place!

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Stacey
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came based on the reviews, and people were right! This is a must while visiting Charleston. Excellent food and service. Thank you!

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DavidS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Didn't live up to expectations or previous reviews. Meatloaf sandwich was overcooked and what my wife had was mediocre at best. Fried green tomatoes app was good but half of them were dropped on the floor on the way to the table spilling a lot of ranch dressing on the floor but more importantly got all over my wife's pants in multiple spots. Server was very apologetic and this was definitely an accident but when she said this would be taken off our bill I was surprised to see it wasn't. Just paid the bill and left. Most likely won't go back. Better places in Charleston.

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TracyG
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fried green tomatoes ever! Enjoyable, attentive staff. The restaurant still has tables somewhat spaced which I appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Virginia's is our go-to for last minute dinners when we want to treat a guest. The food is fantastic, service is always great. It's pretty centrally located so very easy to park.

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MelB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The fried green tomatoes are a must-try! The ranch was phenomenal

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SarahJ
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Virginia's on King was hands down one of the best experiences my group had in Charleston.

From our server to the guy who expedites in the back they made our brunch just amazing! So kind, friendly and energetic. I truly can't wait to come back!

The food was phenomenal and I can't wait to try more items on the menu!!!

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vipBretKevin
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Why wait in line for fried chicken in Savannah, when this spot has the best fried chicken I’ve had!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere was amazing! We always love Virginia’s! This time was just as exceptional as always!

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KatT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The entire staff was super friendly and our waitress was phenomenal. She was very helpful with drink and food selections; she even brought us champagne to celebrate our anniversary dinner. The fried chicken was so delicious and crispy and the shrimp and grits was flavorful and creamy. We really enjoyed our dinner at Virginia’s and would return to try other plates off the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating 50th birthday

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Leslie
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We went for dinner and had the Fried chicken dinner and the crab cakes. The food was amazing. The hostess was amazing, however our server was not. She was nice but seemed distracted and in a hurry with hardly any people there at 5:15pm. She overcharged us and forgot to bring dessert. The hostess somehow fixed everything and was friendly.
The place has an old-world, worn-in, comfortable sorta vibe which is very cool. It’s an historic building, which adds to the ambience, but that being said, we were disappointed with the general cleanliness (floors hadn’t been swept from the lunch crowd, old dust on light fixtures and artwork frames, very untidy restroom, silverware that was not clean). Overall, the food was great and the restaurant is cute. With a bit more attention to detail, this could have had a five stars.

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AnastasiaS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good and service were great! So pleasant! Atmosphere is bright & cheery!

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TTGrant
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. We weren’t very adventurous but did have the fried green tomatoes. They were delicious. Our server, however, was outstanding. She happily helped us choose from the menu spending lots of time with us but not compromising service to any other tables. We would definitely go again!

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Laura
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Meals were heavy on meat, eggs or carbs with only choices of grits or homefries as sides. Entrees were very good though.

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EmilyN
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service and high quality versions of classic southern cuisine. Server Ash was so friendly and helpful.

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AmyH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service oh that cornbread and banana pudding were the bomb!!

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TerriJ
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was lovely! Ash, our server, was outstanding and very helpful! Each of our entrees were enjoyed immensely.

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SLR39
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was very good, but I felt it was a bit pricey for what it was. The overall ambience of the restaurant was great, but the bathrooms were absolutely disgusting.

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 1497 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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