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The Ordinary

544 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-5520
+1 843-414-7060
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster sliders” (77 reviews)
“seafood tower” (55 reviews)
“razor clams” (26 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
544 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-5520
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant based on the reviews and because it was also directly right across from our hotel. We were blown away with the ambience, the food and our amazing waitress Laura !! She made our meal even better !! We...More

Thank kris a
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place for dinner on that special night. The only thing I would change was our seating. Some of the 2 person tables are small and very close. It did not bother us but some may not like this. They do a nice job building...More

Thank mgerbrick
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful experience at The Ordinary. We so enjoyed the ambiance, a very cool old building. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Our meal was so delicious! We had the mushroom panzanella salad, swordfish schnitzel, soft shell crab and...More

Thank hickster2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were really excited for the Ordinary. The building is beautiful. Server walked us through the menu, we asked for two glasses of wine and an assortment of oysters (their choice, varied selection) while we tried to make up our mind about the rest of...More

Thank dc_audax
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended in my Seattle Foodie Group & it did not disappoint. We had a variety of oysters, bbq shrimp (a must!) beef tartar w/ fried oysters, sweet rolls, an amazing asparagus salad & some surprisingly good dark roast coffee w/ coconut cream...More

Thank Hannaday17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here a few times, and also recommend it to folks going to Charleston. The atmosphere is cool, the drinks are perfect and the oysters are on point. It does get crowded, so make reservations or get there early and sit at the...More

Thank TheHef
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent weekend, we made a reservation although the hotel concierge suggested we 'just stop by and sit at the bar' ... but please make a reservation. This is a popular spot and worthy of it's popularity. I'm not an oyster fan but found...More

Thank doug b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service and atmosphere! We got the seafood tower and were not disappointed. Nice variety of fresh and tasty treats. We also got crab toast, oyster sliders, and a mushroom toast thing. all were great. Certainly head back here when we return.

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation and four of us came for dinner. Three of us were not sure what we were going to eat because it appeared that all there was was oysters. My husband on the other hand, was very happy. Enter in our waitress,...More

1  Thank BudNLily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here recently and really enjoyed it. Previously had sat upstairs and it was very noisy. The noise level downstairs is much better. The service was good and we shared several items. First had the mushroom panzanella with goat cheese and hazelnuts - delicious!...More

Thank maapar
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Carol C
11 August 2017|
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Response from Jim H | Reviewed this property |
Per my wife, about $21.
Megan B
23 March 2017|
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Response from jmsgso | Reviewed this property |
Nice casual. Jackets not required. My own opinion is that T shirts and flip flops are too sloppy.
5 March 2017|
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Response from marieb313 | Reviewed this property |
It wasn't that it is noisy - but tables are close to each other, so you can easily overhear the conversation of your neighbor. Normal level of business and people talking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 544 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-5520
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-414-7060
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