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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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Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
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721 - 730 of 1,921 reviews

Reviewed 7 May 2015

I had the Filet and it was awesome. Tender, juicy, so full of flavor. The service was excellent, the atmosphere was relaxed. I am a dessert freak and this was the best souffle I have had. It was Candy Apple with caramel sauce, and I...More

1  Thank Jackie O
Reviewed 6 May 2015

The setting was beautiful. The service was awesome & the food was beyond amazing!!! A bit pricey, but well worth it. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Thank HolliL2014
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Very cool interior and attitude! Food was pretty great too, but our service could have been better. That evening had their chicken and pasta dish which was so tender with crispy exterior; loved it!

Thank Sandy T
Reviewed 3 May 2015

This restaurant was a recommendation to us from my husband's boss. It was such a great recommentaion. The atmosphere was great. We sat in the room off to left from the bar. This room is not that big which made for a quaint dinner. We...More

Thank BSalbright
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

Went for Saturday brunch and it was delicious! Good service and great food. The cornbread is really good, as was the french toast. Highly recommend!

Thank Asmodel2
Reviewed 2 May 2015

We met friends for brunch on our first visit to Charleston, at High Cotton, great choice. Warm greeting by the hostess, good music and I wasn't disappointed by our fellow diners (hats and linen) - I'm Northern. We sat in the side dining room and...More

Thank ckgreenthumb
Reviewed 2 May 2015

My wife and I went downtown originally to get Mexican food. Because the wait was too long at another place, we walked over to High Cotton and said 'lets try it'. WOW We were seated within 10 minutes and EVERY single thing we ordered was...More

Thank fuggedaboudit
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Good food, nice atmosphere and good service too. What else do you need.? Oh, yes, a good cold beer, they have it too. The Duck was fantastic. Onion soup just Ok. The Crab soup was much better.

Thank ebriones68
Reviewed 1 May 2015

The restaurant is neat with brick walls and large, shuttered windows with views of Bay Street. Nice, varied menu and good wine selections.

Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

We went there for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. The staff was great and very accommodating to our large party. The food was ok.

Thank Sads A
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Questions & Answers
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
18 January 2017|
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Response from Peter R | Reviewed this property |
sorry for late answer. no specific kids menu. this is the top of fine dining in Charleston. your three kids will look great in a dress or jacket and tie.
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
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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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