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High Cotton Charleston

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199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605 (Cumberland)
+1 843-724-3815
17:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sister restaurant to Halls Chop House and the service, quality of food and the unique flavors make this our second favorite in Charleston. This was Thanksgiving Day so it was a prefix meal. Thanksgiving dinner or other items. You could select 2 or 3 course meal. I chose the Filet Mignon with collard greens and potatoes. What a surprise I... More 

Thank RadiatorMan
Tampa, Florida
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a few people recommending this place the bf and i were so excited to spend Thanksgiving dinner here. Overall the environment is nice, i just love the restaurants in old buildings. The bartenders at the small center bar were rude, they were busier having conversations with each other that their guests. The food itself was highly disappointing, out of... More 

Thank katie l
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had Sunday brunch which consisted of shrimp and grits and crab cake Benedict. Both were excellent. The wait staff was extremely personable and very accompanying to some special requests. This is a special restaurant for dining with special friends and family members.

Thank Marge H
Summerville, South Carolina
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133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a nice way to spend Thanksgiving. The menu is full of choices and the waitstaff is attentive. My starter was oysters and my spouse had the she crab soup; and it was difficult picking out my favorite starter. We both had the traditional turkey dinner which was delicious. Again, it was difficult picking out which meal to have. My... More 

Thank Harriet R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner was "good" not great. All prepared ok but really nothing special. My flounder was a little too crispy crusted (aka burnt) My associate had the fillet mignon (ho-hum) with potatoes and collards - all unremarkable. The creme brûlée was a weak on the vanilla bean and unfortunately the pumpkin pie was absolutely anemic with no taste at all. Nice... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I LOVE this place!!! The decor was modern elegant without being stuffy. I guess that is southern charm! The food was outstanding! The donuts with the bourbon apple bacon glaze! Need I say more! Shrimp and grits were very tasty but the best was the crab cake eggs benedict. This place is great for groups. Enjoy!!

Thank Michelle D
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The interior of this restaurant is beautiful. The ceiling fans are very cute (random to notice, I know, but once you see them you'll agree!), the lighting and furniture are also very beautiful. It's just like a modern restaurant with some like classic old southern homages haha. Now for drinks: the wine list is great, it's very extensive and they... More 

Thank Sara R
Roswell, Georgia
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service and Excellent Food. There is not more I can say to top that. I had shrimp and grits. Very flavorful. The tomato salad was beyond what I expected. Good desserts too. They knew it was our anniversary and had a card on the table, champaign to toast and several congrats. Jennifer was a fantastic server.

Thank dlitton
Charleston, SC
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to give High Cotton 5 stars, but there were a few minor blips that kept it from this category for me. We went for the Blue Grass brunch over the weekend. The ambiance was perfect except that we couldn't hear the music. There was a band playing in one of the rooms, but not the one we were... More 

Thank nillarilla
Providence, Rhode Island
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice, once for Sunday Brunch, and once for supper. Make your reservations now for Sunday Brunch! Not to be missed!! The French Toast was the best I have had.Came back for supper, a bit more formal atmosphere, service was impeccable, food was fabulous.

Thank mickm23

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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
Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Dinner, 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?