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East Bay Meeting House Bar & Cafe

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160 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2140
+1 843-723-3446
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Stuttgart, Germany
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112 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quaint and romantic place with just a handful of tables. We stumbled on it on a Friday night with no reservation. The menu was small but food was above average, as was the wait staff. For a full meal with drinks, main course, and desert w/coffee, the price was very reasonable. I would recommend for small groups or couples, but... More 

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Westchester County, NY
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If I have it right the East Bay Meeting House is in Charleston's French Quarter. That would be fitting because there was a relaxed feeling there that reminded my wife and I of a European café, the kind of place where you can "sip" and "nibble" your food and drink as opposed to feeling like you had to eat and... More 

Thank PMATT914
Sutton, Massachusetts, United States
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here on a whim during a brief rain shower. Pleasant find! Enjoyed the quaintness and open air seating. Drink and appetizer were great! Limited menu but would go back for dinner.

Thank Wendy M
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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136 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a favorite every time we come to Charleston. When it is half-past wine o'clock, as I call it, Arnie and I head to East Bay Meeting House, often with some of our photo workshop participants, and enjoy a glass of wine, some good conversation, and a tasty selection food. We never come away disappointed. I am gluten-free, and... More 

Thank TheBarefootContessa
Atlanta, Georgia
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207 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This small local gem is never too crowded. Is in a great location. I like their breakfasts or a glass of wine in the evening. They always have an old movie playing (sound off) on the TV. A lovely little place to relax.

Thank newyorkdoll4
Eugene, Oregon
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204 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were greeted and seated right away. The staff were friendly and very attentive to us for our lunch. We ordered the BLT and the club sandwiches. Both of these were solid hits! It is a smaller restaurant, clean with very pleasant surroundings. WE could people watch on the street as it is right in the French Quarter. We would... More 

Thank Oregontraveler477
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

With a great location, a cozy/intimate atmosphere and old world charm we excepted to have a wonderful evening. Almost every aspect of our experience was a huge disappointment. First we arrived about 10 min before our reservation time but we're seated promptly. Great start. Then we waited 20 min for someone to take our drink order. That set the pace... More 

Thank TennisGuy777
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Came to the bar for bloody Mary's and a quick snack! Everything was great and Nicole the bartender was super sweet and helpful! Thank you!

Thank Ricky P
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

A cozy little place with great food. Went for restaurant week and really enjoyed it. Appetizers were great. Entrees were excellent. I had the beef bourguignon and it was excellent. It came very hot and stayed hot and delicious. Others had the shrimp over angel hair pasta and the other menus entrees and they all enjoyed them. Took a look... More 

Thank Richard S
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This was a great place for brunch, very cozy and comfortable with a French cafe vibe. The food was simple and good. This cafe would be best for small groups.

Thank tsc1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$35
Cafe, French, American, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2140
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-723-3446

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?