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The Palmetto Cafe

205 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3110
+1 843-722-4900
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (46 reviews)
“cobb salad” (20 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 10:30All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
205 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3110
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my Hubby to Palmetto Cafe last Father's Day, and was truly delighted by the experience. They offered a buffet that we chose as our selection, but if one did not want to partake of buffet, It was also possible to order off the...More

Thank feetfly1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happened on this restaurant for lunch, after visiting the Charleston City Market. We split a lump crab salad (portions are HUGE), and it was amazing!

Thank Betty S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hungry Detective and family had Sunday Brunch at the Palmetto Cafe last Sunday. What a great experience and relaxing atmosphere. Our server Gray was awesome and knows the food businness. Gray went above and beyond the call of duty!!! Eggs Benedict, sausage, cheese blinxt,...More

Thank TheHungryDetective
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service in a warm welcoming room. The food is first class. Try the Palmetto Omelet for a real treat.

Thank templetongirl
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

My boyfriends parents were in town for his graduation. We went here for lunch, they have real fresh peaches in their tea and 3 different types of butter (olive, tomato, and basil)and 5 different types of bread. You get to try all of them! And...More

Thank hbronson1996
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Whenever we come to Charleston, we have all of our lunches at the Palmetto Cafe, with its superb She-Crab soup, wonderful peach ice tea, and excellent service.

Thank niccolo
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

In the Belmont hotel, very nice atmosphere and excellent staff with smiles. The food.was good needed seasoning. On the pricy side but you stop in here.

Thank Vincent L
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The food was delicious and the staff was superb. Beautiful dining area and great atmosphere. Be sure and try the buffet breakfast.

Thank lindamE5232QA
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We enjoyed both breakfast & lunch at The Palmetto Cafe. The hostess was very friendly. Both Meagan and Paul are great servers...always smiling and very professional ... thank you both!

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We a lobster dish at the restaurant it was delicious it was presented in a square shape with greens on top, beautiful presented. The staff was friendly, kind and never rushed us even though it was near the serving time.

Thank pearlie2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3110
    (Hassel Street)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-722-4900
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The AAA Four-Diamond Palmetto Cafe offers a tranquil, garden-like setting perfect for breakfast, lunch or weekend brunch. This casual, yet elegant restaurant features a lush courtyard complete with circular bronze fountain and impeccably kept gardens, perfect for enjoying nice weather.
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