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Anson Restaurant

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$$$$
Downtown
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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12 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401-2018
+1 843-577-0551
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Orange Beach, Alabama
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Delicious crab cakes and filet. Drinks were good, service was very good, dinner was excellent. Will return on next trip!

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Thank Cathypb1
Atlanta
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256 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Charleston has a great restaurant scene. Each year when we visit we see new ones opened and many closed. Anson's is one of the few that is time tested and still excellent.. It has everything you want for a great evening out in Charleston. First, a great kitchen, wonderful, fresh seafood, excellent presentation... their fried quail appetizer is to die... More 

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Thank SouthernTravel
Montreal
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another beautiful room in Charleston, substandard fine dining, pretentious and overdone. The crabcakes are excellent. Have them with a glass of wine and go elsewhere. The fried flounder special is truly worth avoiding, unless you have a fondness for fish fried in sweet jelly.

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Thank feinschmeckerpartout
Barcelona, Spain
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been there with my wife and son for an excellent dinner experience. The place was busy the volume of customers constant but tolerable. The food was good, the Sea Bass grilled was of good quality and well cooked. The accompanying sauce, local specialty, was of a peculiar taste for us but we were pleased with it. The problem... More 

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Metter, Georgia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was excellent. Darnell was our waiter and made our dining experience perfect. We had the shrimp and pasta and Crispy Flounder. Both were delicious. Definitely on my list of favorite things about Charleston.

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Thank Sheila P
Simpsonville, South Carolina
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this quaint restaurant our first night in Charleston because the Concierge at our hotel recommended it. I guess we were under dressed because the wait staff ignored us night yet fawned over diners in pastel dress shirts and cocktails dresses. And it also is apparent that if you aren't drinking alcohol the waiters assume their tips won't be... More 

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Thank Jeffrey C
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anson's is one of those restaurants that you keep going back to over and over. Although they invented and known for their Crispy Flounder, their menu is always superb and inventive. The Chef combines seasonal dishes with old favorites to satisfy most any culinary taste. The service both at the bar and table were fantastic. Our waiter was witty, informative... More 

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Thank Redfishkam
Baltimore
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband had the day's catch with all the sides which was excellent. I was spoiled with too much seafood, so wanted to try something different - their confit duck leg which was out of this world - best I've tasted of this dish. Our enjoyment was enhanced by Leah our delightful server and her recommendations for wines and dessert.... More 

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Thank Xayadawn
Summerville, South Carolina
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't sure what to expect, but will absolutely put it on my priority list now! The staff was extraordinarily friendly without being obnoxious! Our server was knowledgeable and helpful with explanations and suggestions. A person whom I assumed was the manager checked on us a couple of times and treated us like we were "long lost friends" (again, without being... More 

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Thank Pat J
Estes Park, Colorado
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anson was the best restaurant that we have had dinner at on our trip so far. Have been to Savannah and Hilton Head. We were seated in a very nice area on the second floor. I had the Braised Pork Chop and the other people in my party had the Chicken under a Brick and Salmon. All 3 dishes were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401-2018
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-577-0551

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