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High Cotton Charleston

199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
+1 843-724-3815
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (248 reviews)
“shrimp and grits” (158 reviews)
“souffle” (37 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My supervisor treated the Administrative staff to lunch for Administrative Assistants Day. It was delicious, the service was wonderful, and we will be back!😉

Thank Revcwh
Reviewed 2 days ago

The staff were very nice from the time they greeted us at the front door. Our waiter was gracious, other staff greeted us at our table, and the start of the meal went fine. Our she crab soup and clam pappardelle were both excellent--particularly the...More

Thank wolfeskin
Reviewed 3 days ago

We recently had lunch here and we had a great meal. The server was very pleasant and courteous. Food was served promptly and at the correct temperature. I enjoyed my food but my husband's fried chicken sandwich was really special. Highly recommend!

Thank Holly O
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very nice - ambience, food, service. A nice place to go when you dress up. Need reservations. Ask for a window seat. It was really romantic.

Thank BAPulley
Reviewed 6 days ago

Couldn't ask for better. The food was perfect, the ambience was just right, and our server, Jennifer, was perfect. We were celebrating an anniversary with friends and the staff at High Cotton joined that celebration with their marvelous support. Thank you Jennifer and staff!

Thank captrjb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a special birthday celebration. The service was phenomenal and the food delicious. I had the shrimp and grits- just yummy. They had a children’s menu which included a steak which my son loved. No one had a bad meal - everything from...More

Thank cguanu
Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked the food but was looking for something a little quieter and more romantic. I would eat there again but not for a very romantic date when you are looking for a special place that you can talk with each other. (our table was...More

Thank lucylue2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

High Cotton just happened to have an opening, and so we were able to sample the food at this lovely restaurant. They had a jazz trio in the corner of the bar, which was perfect for background music - not too loud, and they set...More

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the few restaurants that serve halibut. The halibut was the best I have ever tasted. It is pan roasted, and served with petite artichokes, spinach, pimiento farrotto, crispy pancetta, and roasted garlic essence. I believe the restaurant opened about 15 years...More

1  Thank Larry A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had another enjoyable dinner at High Cotton. We were sad that High Cotton did not make it in Greenville so we always enjoy stopping in to the old-world charm of this beautiful restaurant while visiting Charleston. An upscale foodie establishment, their waitstaff is always...More

Thank PeacefulSoul2
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Eddie T
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Response from Anthony L | Reviewed this property |
Not certain but if you go online or call them, certain you will get your answer. Good luck
15 April 2017|
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Response from Marci A | Reviewed this property |
We went for brunch and dressed casual with flip flops. I would dress nicer for dinner for sure.
31 January 2017|
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Response from Trixtravels | Reviewed this property |
😊i did not see that specifically on the menu. But many options if you want avoid wheat/grains. I know gluten still be an ingredient in recipes so i am sure you could find out from them directly. It's a wonderful full... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-724-3815
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High Steppin' Lowcountry Living. It's a feeling of warmth and celebration that begins the moment you step inside. You'll find it in our gracious, knowledgable servers, expertly prepared dishes and a remarkable cocktail and wine program. From conversation and laughter in our bar to our stylish dining rooms of heart pine floors and antique brick, you'll come to understand true Charleston hospitality. That is, there's always cause for celebration - of our neighbors, our food and drink and each other. It's our great pleasure to share it with you.
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