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McCrady's Tavern

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2 Unity Alley, Charleston, SC 29401-3009 (East Bay & Broad)
+1 843-577-0025
17:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 14:30
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had heard a lot about McCrady's and the locals seem to like it. I liked it too, but it came up just a little short compared to the other highly rated Charleston restaurants. The Dressed Shrimp appetizer was tasty. The pasta my wife had and the roasted chicken I had were both good but not great. I wouldn't avoid... More 

Thank Tom G
Charleston, South Carolina
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Not up to Brock's standards! Food okay but atmosphere weak! "Tavern" too light.....pinpoint lights in ceiling very distracting from ambiance of room! Music annoying and much too loud! Service very "new" or nervous! Food and drinks slow to appear! Tavern salad so dull and tasteless almost couldn't eat! Food just standard! Presentation also ordinary! Won't go back for sure!

Thank robinowitz2
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We come to McCrady's for a fine dining experience when we get together with our adult children in Charleston. To our surprise, it is now two restaurants, one with a 15 course tasting menu and the Tavern, which is where we unsuspectingly booked, which is, well, different The menu needs a lot of explanation, and even with that there were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was delicious and well prepared. Service was impeccable - I appreciated the fact that I wasn't told our waitresses name - after all I am NOT having lunch with her. Not at all supercilious, thank god! I had the Crab Bisque with vermouth and tarragon which was velvety smooth and delectable. The fries with my associate's burger had a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to finish, everything about our experience was amazing! Great menu and specials, creative cocktails, wonderful atmosphere, and superior service. Most importantly, the food was outstanding. We had the "steak for two" to celebrate a special night out, and it was worth every penny. If we make a return visit to Charleston, we'll be back!

Thank Mrs_Filizetti
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After the rave reviews from everyone met we had to try this but it fell short in our opinion. The menu was unique in choices which was exciting. However it felt minimal in choice. Also we were confused on the two names, the tavern and the main name. Our server was not overly friendly or helpful with the menu. When... More 

Thank Heath s
Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best dinner I have had in Charleston and I have been to many of the top picks. My portion of pork was so large I thought I could never even eat half of it but it was so tasty and perfectly cooked that I ate the whole thing. Staff were knowledgeable and attentive. And the location is great too -... More 

Thank Cary G
Charleston, South Carolina
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice historic bar in downtown Charleston. Friendly bartenders with unique, well executed cocktails. Bartenders very knowledgeable. An added bonus is the bar food is excellent. One of our favorite places in downtown. Still trying to get around to trying out new tasting menu at the restaurant.

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Columbia, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The amazing appetizers had this meal starting out on a high note. The wife started with Blue Crab Bisque. The soup was loaded with crabmeat and flavor, however at best was served lukewarm. I ordered the Escargot Stuffed Marrow Bone. I could not have asked for a more flavorful dish, unfortunately the bone had fallen over before being served, spilling... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Return visit after several years. Menu some what changed but very original and intriguing. Sean Brock's reputation is well deserved. My brother and I both had broiled flounder. It was presented in a fashion that I'd never seen before. The flounder was in the form of a pin wheel. It was about 6" in diameter and was very tasty. It... More 

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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$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Unity Alley, Charleston, SC 29401-3009
    (East Bay & Broad)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-577-0025

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