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412 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
+1 843-735-5800
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Established in December of 2007, Virginia’s on King is the third...
Established in December of 2007, Virginia’s on King is the third restaurant concept of the Holy City Hospitality group. A collection of family recipes and Southern cooking traditions, this Lowcountry dining spot specializes in upscale Southern cuisine prepared with the freshest, local ingredients. The classic Charleston influenced interior and the aromas of home cooking inspire all of the comforts of a traditional Southern kitchen. At the heart of Virginia’s you will find gracious hospitality along with all of the flavors of the Lowcountry.The Upstairs at Virginia’s dining room is completely separated from the downstairs dining room. Purposely designed to host small receptions, corporate events, rehearsal dinners and ideal for bridal luncheons! Classic Charleston influenced interior and the aromas of home cooking inspire all of the comforts of a traditional Southern kitchen, the perfect setting for hosting any event. At the heart of Virginia’s you will find gracious hospitality along with all of the flavors of the Lowcountry.
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  • 48
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Lunch

The staff was very efficient and friendly. The food was wonderful and the prices were in line with the food quality. Good location.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Sherry T
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Hayward, California
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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West Babylon
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Fried Green Tomatoes, Po' Boys, everything you could ask for in a small, intimate setting. However, they somehow made room for a group of about 16 without crowding. The staff is great, and the prices are reasonable. Can't ask for more.

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Hayward, California
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The staff was very efficient and friendly. The food was wonderful and the prices were in line with the food quality. Good location.

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WhittneyP, Public Relations Manager at Virginia's on King, responded to this review

Dear Sherry T, Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable experience with us recently at Virginia's on King, and we do hope to see you again soon! Best, Whittney P. More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is refined southern food. The atmosphere was comfortable, yet nice. The service was impeccable. We shared some fried okra, which was delicious. We also shared some pimiento cheese, which was good, but not spectacular. The jambalaya was really good. The fried chicken had a little kick to it and was delicious. All in all a good dining experience, but... More 

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Dear superali72, Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable experience with us recently at Virginia's on King, and we do hope to see you again soon! Best, Whittney P. More 

Mount Kisco, New York
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Recently went to this restaurant because it was suggested by our hotel. It was late and there were very few customers when we arrived. Even though they were not busy it took way too long to get menus and even a drink. The waiter was less than friendly and less than helpful. He never even cracked a smile! The glass... More 

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Marion, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Good service and a decent meal. I ordered a vegetable plate and it was ok. The seafood my friend had was much better.

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WhittneyP, Public Relations Manager at Virginia's on King, responded to this review

Dear Robbin B., Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable experience with us recently at Virginia's on King. Thank you for your feedback and we do hope to see you again soon! Best, Whittney P. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Just a block from our hotel and having very good reviews we thought it would be a natural for dinner one night during our stay. It turned out to be a good choice. An attractive physical space combined with attentive service and down home style cooking made this a winner.

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WhittneyP, Public Relations Manager at Virginia's on King, responded to this review

Dear PZimmer746, Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable experience with us recently at Virginia's on King, and we do hope to see you again soon! Best, Whittney P. More 

Saint Paris
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Had a catered breakfast here with a larger group and it was wonderful. We had fried green tomatoes, bacon, waffles with syrup, fruit, grits - it was just a full spread of southern comfort food. Food was wonderful and presentation was beautiful. The room was full as we used the upstairs room and we were capacity. But service was very... More 

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WhittneyP, Public Relations Manager at Virginia's on King, responded to this review

Dear Marsh H., Thank you so much!! We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your kind words and review with us. We are thrilled that you had an enjoyable breakfast with us recently in our Upstairs event space, and we do hope to see you again very soon! Best, Whittney P. More 

hiltonhead
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I just stopped here for a glass of wine and a bowl of she-crab soup. It was the best she-crab that I have ever had and I've had a lot!! The staff were super friendly and the restaurant is cozy and charming. I can't wait to go back there for dinner or lunch on my next trip to Charleston.

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WhittneyP, Public Relations Manager at Virginia's on King, responded to this review

Dear HiltonheadGolfgirl, We are thrilled that you had an enjoyable experience dining with us recently at Virginia's on King! Thank you so much for sharing your review and we look forward to hosting you again on your next trip up to Charleston! Best, Whittney P. More 

Dayton, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Decided to stop by Virginias because the food looked decent and prices seemed reasonable compared to the other restaurants downtown. The cornbread was delightful (possibly the the highlight of the visit for me) and the rest of the food was great. I got the she crab soup which I had never tried before and it was delicious. My husband got... More 

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WhittneyP, Public Relations Manager at Virginia's on King, responded to this review

Dear allstrknz, Thank you for your kind review. We are thrilled that you and your husband had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at Virginia's on King. We appreciate your taking the time to share your review and we look forward to hosting you again soon! Best, Whittney P. More 

Austin, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Cute restaurant with a convenient location if you're walking downtown. The food was average. I enjoyed french toast with pecan syrup. My husband, however, ordered the country ham. He said it was pretty salty, so I tried it... I really just had to keep chewing without spitting it out and trying not to get sick. I was bummed that's what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 412 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-735-5800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

Established in December of 2007, Virginia’s on King is the third restaurant concept of the Holy City Hospitality group. A collection of family recipes and Southern cooking traditions, this Lowcountry dining spot specializes in upscale Southern cuisine prepared with the freshest, local ingredients. The classic Charleston influenced interior and the aromas of home cooking inspire all of the comforts of a traditional Southern kitchen. At the heart of Virginia’s you will find gracious hospitality along with all of the flavors of the Lowcountry.The Upstairs at Virginia’s dining room is completely separated from the downstairs dining room. Purposely designed to host small receptions, corporate events, rehearsal dinners and ideal for bridal luncheons! Classic Charleston influenced interior and the aromas of home cooking inspire all of the comforts of a traditional Southern kitchen, the perfect setting for hosting any event. At the heart of Virginia’s you will find gracious hospitality along with all of the flavors of the Lowcountry.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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