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The Griffin

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Address: 18 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC
Phone Number: (843) 723-1700
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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Adult time!!

While walking to the Waterfront Park, we spotted The Griffin. Good classic music could be heard, which pulled us in. The atmosphere is unique and something to see. We went to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Beachbum0421
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Georgia
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Georgia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

While walking to the Waterfront Park, we spotted The Griffin. Good classic music could be heard, which pulled us in. The atmosphere is unique and something to see. We went to the bar and was immediately greeted, order was taken and order received. There are dollar bills EVERYWHERE! It is so cool to see what people have written on them... More 

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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Terrific fish and chips, chicken tenders were spot on, has a European pub feel. We are so happy we tried it. Would have been 5 stars, if we could have heard ourselves talk over the piped in music.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Many different beers to choose from. Thousands of dollar bills stapled to the walls everywhere. Ask for markers and a staple gun and you can dedicate a dollar bill to a loved one or anything you want.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We stopped in because the place we wanted to eat at was closed, and it turned out to be wonderful. It was about 3:30 on a Monday, there was one woman working the pub and one cook. They really hussled and were very friendly. The fish and chips and hamburgers were fantastic. Would definately recommend and would definately return there.... More 

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Brick NJ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fun place for late night partying. Nice people and grungy pub atmosphere, which I like. Bring a dollar to staple to the wall/ceiling. Just don't try to stand on the table to do it!

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Burlington, Vermont
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Ordered fried chicken and fish and chips. Food was good, but very disappointed with warm beer. Would have stayed longer and ordered more if the beer was cold.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

this place is a great local place. I miss it so much since moving..the owners are great..food good, reasonable for downtown..don't think this is elitist yankee charleston..this is real local charleston

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Charleston, South Carolina
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179 reviews 179 reviews
36 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Don't let the 4 star review fool you. If you are in Charleston and you want Fish and Chips and great beer this is the ONLY place to go. Service can be iffy. Cole slaw is runny. But there is only ONE place Kari and I EVER order the same thing and that's Fish and Chips at The Griffin. Enough... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We are currently in Charleston and went to the Griffin for a beer and lunch. The beer was average at best and the food was greasy and cheap! The decor is completely outdated. Covered in one dollar bills that people write various things on ranging from funny to disgusting. Save your money and walk a few more blocks.

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

After our walking tour with Brian of Charleston Sole, we asked him for a good spot for lunch and he said we should try The Griffin...that's where he eats. You will know the place because there are thousands of $1 bills hanging on the walls! The best fish & chips in town as well as tremendous burgers. We had fun... More 

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