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Virginia's on King

4.6
4.6
2260 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Low Country, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 735-5800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Richard Farr

  • Private party facilities

    Classic Charleston influenced interior and the aromas of home cooking inspire all of the comforts of a traditional Southern kitchen, the perfect setting for hosting any of your events.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (843) 725-5959 ext. 2

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    Hutson St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Yes

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Offers

  • Fried Chicken Night

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - 3:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Three pieces of fried chicken and two sides for $18 every Thursday!

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What 2,260 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Great for brunch

  • South Carolina

    Southern

  • Charleston

    Great for brunch

  • Charleston

    Most Booked

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  1. DB

    DavidB

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Had a small reservation issue that the manager quickly handled. Always one of my favorites. Great job to the staff
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service Delicious food Will be back
  3. CC

    CodyC

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very underrated place. Moderate prices. Cornbread was so good, basically like cake no lie. Drinks were very good. Collards out of this world. Mac n Chz was good and sliders were good. Fries are just basic shoestring nothing special. Fried chicken was seasoned well but over cooked so it was tough. Hummingbird dessert was great. Great replacement for those who miss Hominy Grill. 😁
  4. CG

    CarolinaGurl

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and the drinks and food were wonderful. Love the selection of southern favorites. Priced well.
  5. CE

    CrazyEights

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service with wonderful food!!
  6. MC

    MegC

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Overall, we enjoyed our experience. Our waiter, I wish I would have got his name, was super attentive and friendly. The food was good, my Fried Tomato Benedict was lukewarm, but tasted great. My husband said the sausage gravy was the best he has had out in awhile.
  7. SC

    SCoutdoors

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Came in with high hopes but starting with the she crab soup there was no crab and for some reason a ton of chili powder on top. Then my wife’s Salmon came out and was just covered in pancake syrup and no Tabasco so really odd flavor and her Mac and cheese was dry and burnt. My shrimp and grits were mediocre, barely had any shrimp or sausage and grits were dry and clumpy. Only good thing was the fried okra appetizer
  8. k

    kateo

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we arrived early, we were selected to sit at bar snd wait for our table. bloody Mary's hit the spot. food was delicious. I had the grit bowl with poached eggs snd my partner had the crabcake Benedict. the crabcakes were huge and meaty. everything was delicious and served with smile
  9. SB

    SusanB

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Southern style food and great service. Since Virginia's on King is very popular, reservations are highly recommended. I really enjoyed my visit. It is a must see restaurant when visiting Charleston, SC.
  10. J

    Jeff

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Love this place. Good food, fair price, nice folks
  11. MK

    MaryK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Outstanding flavorful food as always! Glad I made a reservation because they are always on a wait.
  12. M

    Mediumtalent

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for brunch -- very good, high quality southern food in a pleasant space on King Street. The fried green tomato benedict was a fun twist on a classic.
  13. JK

    JessK

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We booked for brunch while in Charleston for New Years week (from Tampa, Florida). My husband and I enjoyed the ambience and location. We sat next to a window and it was a very nice view to King Street and inside was quaint and welcoming. The hostess was very nice and supportive. My husband ordered chicken and waffles which he said was very good. I ordered an omelette and a cup of loaded potato soup. The soup was divine. The omelette was a bit dry and over cooked. Service was a little slow and our waitress seemed to be distracted. She disappeared several times. Overall we felt like it was a good experience and would come back as the food quality was good. The price was as expected for what we ordered.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Great and friendly service. Wonderful and inviting. This made my family's Christmas Eve. We will go again for sure.
  15. JP

    JPFWC

    Jacksonville

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good southern food and good service.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve
  17. MM

    MarionM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, flavorful, ample portions. Michelle our server was delightful. The story of this local eatery is nice.
  18. SS

    SusanS

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    This was our first visit to Virginia's and we were disappointed, not with the service - the food! The actual food quality seemed adequate but the preparation was poor. Because of a time constraint we didn't have time to send the two meals that were awful back. Shrimp and grits: sadly this was the the worst I've ever had here in Charleston, there was so much of the sauce on top of the grits it looked like a bowl of tomato soup. The onions and peppers were placed on top raw instead of sautéed. Only a small amount of the meal was eaten. Maple glazed salmon: maple syrup was drizzled over the top of very rare salmon - typically glaze would be cooked onto the fish not poured on top and pooled onto the plate. Almost none of the fish could be eaten. Fish and grits was cooked adequately just bland and tasteless. There is really nothing unique just fried fish and a side of grits. The BLT fish po boy sandwich was decent but nothing special. This is the first bad meal we've had downtown, there are so many other great restaurants where you can spend your money in Charleston. This is a one and done.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I had high hopes for this restaurant, needless to say it did not meet my expectations. Based on the reviews, I thought I was going to have an off the chart good food experience. Chicken and waffle was just okay. The fried green tomatoes even lack flavor. Not saying the food was bad, I’ve just had better. The waitress and the atmosphere was fine.
  20. TB

    TomB

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our first time at Virginia's on King Street was a lot of fun. We were seated ahead of our reservation time and our waitress came over immediately to take our drink order. The food was good, nothing spectacular. The lima bean with smoked pork dish was good, however the rice served with this dish wasn't done - it was crunchy. My wife had scrambled eggs, grits, and an English muffin. She asked for a side of bacon, but it never came. Thankfully, the waitress took this off the ticket. The waitress did a fair job of checking back in to see how we were doing. However, my wife had to wait quite a while to get a second cup of coffee. World Cup Soccer was on the TV above the bar and there were a couple of fans who got really loud when Argentina won the match. All in all, it was a pleasant experience.
  21. ZH

    ZaidaH

    Coastal Georgia

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was good, but it was obvious it had been sitting under the heat lamp for a while. We were seated quickly but it took a long time before our waitress showed up to bring us water or take our orders.
  22. t

    tga088

    Charleston

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great local neighbor hood spot, has a good selection of southern favorites
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our server was so fun and friendly, food was delish, location is great! we loved it all
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I had the best experience at brunch. Service and food were exceptional. Would recommend and go again.
  25. MW

    MichelleW

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is excellent! The tomato pie is excellent!
  26. DN

    DaraN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always it was a delightful meal. We live in Charleston and Virginia’s is one of our favorite restaurants to visit. Highly recommend!!!
  27. HV

    HungryViking

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charleston is blessed to have a fine restaurant like Virginia's. It's apparent the manager put a lot of thought in the menu. They also enforce attention to detail.
  28. k

    kristinc

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    This is the perfect place to bring children. The staff is great, so kind and helpful. A good place on king street for a casual meal. We haven’t been here in years. Everything is fried or close to it. My meal was so salty I could hardly eat it. My husband and I made the mistake of ordering Dirty Martini and a Manhattan… it’s not something they make so we should’ve know better. Both tasted like they contained dishwater. With this said, I would return again. There are very few places on King Street I want to take my family and this is one for sure! Everyone is so great and if you have the right expectation it’s perfect.
  29. A

    Atltennislady

    Charleston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All 4 of our dishes were wonderful! Omelet was packed with delicious veggies & the grits with added cheese were SO good. Great for brunch or lunch…everyone was happy. Choice of juices for the mimosa too. We enjoyed sitting in a booth and it made it easier to hear our conversation. 😘 We highly recommend Virginia’s on King for good southern, Lowcountry fare.
  30. LC

    LisaC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If attending a show at the Music Hall, this is a great dining option. Our server was very respectful of the time and made sure we had time to order dessert and left plenty of time for the short walked to the venue. The parking garage is next to the Music Hall and the restaurant a short distance from the garage. So we only had to park once.
  31. GM

    GeorgeM

    Coastal Georgia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I sat at the Bar and the Bartender was very friendly and personable individual who made me feel welcome.
  32. l

    livetoeat

    Hawaii

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Good service, disappointing food. The fried green tomatoes were great. The fried chicken was mediocre. The green beans were incredibly over salted and inedible. The fried okra was decent. We wanted to love it but I wouldn’t hurry back.
  33. JS

    JanS

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent meal and the service was outstanding.
  34. MA

    MattA

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time. Got right in, great food, service, and atmosphere.
  35. KC

    KathyC

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our service and food was very good and promptly served. My husband loved the shrimp & grits. My fried chicken with mashed potatoes & gravy and collards were very tasty and nicely breaded. The cornbread was yummy (almost like eating cake). Overall, it was a great experience. The prices are about par for the course in Charleston. Normally, we wouldn't pay that much for this type of food.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was average. Got the pulley chicken sandwich that people recommended, but it was just ok. The bun was almost stale.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this is the type of breakfast/brunch restaurant everyone wants to eat at and have in their town …everything was excellent! The portions are generous staff is cheery, great cocktail choices and great food choices! Would definitely recommend and definitely return
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    Main entrees arrived at same time as soup and salad. Food luke warm. Crab cakes seemed undercooked and soft. Service was the best part of meal. Too many great restaurants downtown to exist like this.
  39. MT

    MarieT

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed lunch very much, terrific service and the food was very good
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want traditional Southern food like mom makes then go to Virginia’s on King. So many childhood favorites on the menu and cooked perfectly.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 4.6 stars by 2260 OpenTable diners.

Virginia's on King does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today
Google Map for Virginia's on King

412 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hutson St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Low Country, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Yes

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Richard Farr

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (843) 735-5800

  • Private party facilities

    Classic Charleston influenced interior and the aromas of home cooking inspire all of the comforts of a traditional Southern kitchen, the perfect setting for hosting any of your events.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (843) 725-5959 ext. 2

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