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Low Country Bistro

49 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-2004
+1 843-302-0290
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Contemporary, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
49 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-2004
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Reviewed yesterday

Having been recommended to this restaurant for authentic Low Country food we were looking forward to our visit. We tried fried green tomatoes which were fairly bland and then shrimp and grits which were very nice. We drank local beer with our meal which was...More

Thank Bev M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had been told that this restaurant had the best She Crab soup, so we had to try it. The soup is made with some Bourbon so don't stop after the 1st spoonful as it is a little different from most soups and it took...More

Thank solarpowered1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The bistro is right across the street from the big market. We came in at 3:30 so we were offered an “in between “ menu. We sat outside. It has a limited view of the street. I ordered the pimento cheese appetizer and my sister...More

Thank BloggerLinda
Angel_Pow, Public Relations Manager at Low Country Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Sipping Bloody Marys and eating our signature Lowcountry cuisine on the porch sounds like a wonderful way to spend a day! We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed everything. Thank you for taking the time to share this review with us and we...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful location , food was all fresh and well prepared . Had apple and French toast casserole , excellent . Girls had arugula salads - beautiful with fresh asiago and crab cakes Staff was very interested in our satisfaction, waiter , front manager and head...More

Thank Robert h
Angel_Pow, Public Relations Manager at Low Country Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Yum- it sounds like you made some excellent ordering decisions! We pride ourselves on our friendly and attentive staff and are so happy that you were well taken care of and that you enjoyed yourselves. Please come and see us again soon, and thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped for lunch and was not disappointing! I sat out on the upstairs porch and looked over the market a must if the weather is agreeable. The lunch was amazing but have to say you could share the meal!More

Thank jill k
Angel_Pow, Public Relations Manager at Low Country Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Here at Lowcountry Bistro we pride ourselves on our fresh and local recipes such as our Crab Cakes and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our signature Lowcountry cuisine! We think that dining on our porch after a stroll along the market is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I ate here for lunch. Ordered the fried pickles appetizer, crab cake burger & shrimp & grits. All really good. Perfect if you want a taste of southern food. Service was average. Not over the top but the hostess was polite &...More

Thank laura e
Angel_Pow, Public Relations Manager at Low Country Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We certainly pride ourselves on our Southern cuisine and are so glad you enjoyed your meal. We are sorry to hear that the service was not up to our usual standard of excellence, and we hope you will dine with us again so that we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far the best Jumbalaya I had in Charleston! Kelly was awesome and the chicken and waffles was amazing. I'll be back again for sure!More

Thank Jason H
Angel_Pow, Public Relations Manager at Low Country Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Our Jambalaya and Chicken & Waffles are two of our most popular menu items, we are so glad that you enjoyed them! We'll be sure to let Kelly know that you appreciated her service. Thank you for dining at Lowcountry Bistro and we look forward...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This fantastic establishment has an extensive menu with all locally-sourced food, and it’s delicious! The drink menu is extensive, with a lot of local beers. The staff is extremely hospitable, especially when we showed up unannounced with a group of almost 30. Huge thanks and...More

Thank zjallen
Angel_Pow, Public Relations Manager at Low Country Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, thank you for the stellar review! We pride ourselves on our wide drink selection and are especially proud to serve local brews and food. We are always more than happy to accommodate large parties, and we are thrilled to hear that our staff took...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for the chicken and waffles and were not disappointed. The chicken coating was light and crispy! The chicken was melt in your mouth delicious. We also had an order of fried green tomatoes which were cooked perfectly as well. Don't miss this...More

Thank nycgal529
Angel_Pow, Public Relations Manager at Low Country Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Our Chicken & Waffles are definitely a guest favorite, we are so glad you enjoyed them! We strive to provide classic lowcountry cuisine along with Southern hospitality and are thrilled that you had a wonderful experience with us. Thank you for sharing this review, we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended to us by friends who live in Charleston, and knowing their "good taste" we made it a destination. We tried several things on the menu and everything was fabulous (She Crab soup to die for). This is the food experience we...More

Thank cathyandjeff
Angel_Pow, Public Relations Manager at Low Country Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love to hear of locals recommending us! We strive to provide Southern hospitality along with classic lowcountry cuisine and are thrilled that we met this standard on your visit. The She Crab Soup is certainly a guest favorite, you made an excellent ordering choice...More

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Leland and Amy H
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Response from marjo178 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would say it is kid friendly. It is a family restaurant.
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ebleks
10 August 2016|
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Response from Paul Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes make a reservation. You will have a great time.
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Roger L
11 February 2016|
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Response from Linda H | Reviewed this property |
Casual. We wore shorts and capris.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-2004
    (Church Street and South Market)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-302-0290
  • E-mail
Description
SIMPLY LOWCOUNTRY: Lowcountry Bistro focuses only on the freshest ingredients since all of the food we cook is from scratch. On the menu you will find cult favorites like Chicken and Waffles to Lowcountry classics like Shrimp and Grits. We also believe that great food can be affordable. Many of our lunch dishes are under $10. Our goal as a restaurant is to serve high quality, delicious food, at a fair price. We hope you agree after your meal at Lowcountry Bistro. SISTER RESTAURANT TO 82 QUEEN As an icon of the city for over 30 years, we have seen restaurants come and go. We pride ourselves on the fact that we were one of the first original Lowcountry cuisine restaurants to open their doors in the city. We know Lowcountry and after diligently researching Market Street restaurants, have come to the conclusion that what the area needs is a true, authentic Lowcountry restaurant.
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