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The Griffin

18 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC (Downtown)
(843) 723-1700
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Ranked #17 of 45 Nightlife in Charleston
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Traveler Description: Small English-style pub with a large selection of draught beers and traditional pub food.  TVs play sporting events and dollar-bills line the walls... more »
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

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 The decor is completely outdated.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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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Dont bother with this one! there are plenty of better options close buy. The boys wanted a beer & as it was past our lunch time we took pot luck! An English pub?? Really?? No, from the outside it looked ok & I thought I would try the Soft Shel Crab sandwich to be fair it was quite good. The... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I stopped in here with some friends and enjoyed the fish and chips with some local brews. The fish and chips were so good we went back a second time. We drew on dollar bills and added them to the wall of currency art. Can't wait to go back in the future and see if they're still up. Very neat... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We were brought to this place when we took a pub tour in Charleston. It has a English pub with a cool atmosphere with bills covering the wall as you can see in my picture. I heard they take the bills down each year and donate them, but i'm not sure if that is true.

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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92 reviews 92 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Went to Griffin because we heard the fish and chips was excellent, well, to our standards it wasn't. It was VERY fried. Not at all what we are used to in the East. The atmosphere was 5 TV's of football and guys yelling at the game. If this is your thing, great, you've found a new place, if not, don't... More

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Found the Griffin walking up a side street among a row of Inns and other small stores. Great selection of Micro brews and the game on several TV's throughout the bar area.. Had some great beers and good conversation with locals and travelers while sitting at the bar. Although we did not order food everyone that did seemed to be... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Just looking at this place from the doorway, you would never guess the best fish and chips anywhere lives here! We went for lunch during the week and the cod fish and chips...the best! We returned on a Friday evening and it was packed, only had one waitstaff who was totally overwhelmed, but if you didn't mind waiting and having... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is nestled in with some upscale inns and the fountain/boardwalk/ocean nearby. Dollar bills line the walls and ceilings of this laid back little pub. Bartenders are friendly and so are the patrons. I never miss stopping by when I'm there on vacation. Check it out!

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Large selection of micro-brews. Good fish and chips. Great nachos. Lots of TVs. Good atmosphere. Friendly bartender.

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