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East Bay Meeting House Bar & Cafe

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160 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401
+1 843-723-3446
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thu - Tue 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 112
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great late night stop!

We stopped in the East Bay for wine and crème brulee and both were excellent! A very charming restaurant!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Judy W
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Littleton, Colorado
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Littleton, Colorado
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in the East Bay for wine and crème brulee and both were excellent! A very charming restaurant!

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Thank Judy W
Huntersville, North Carolina
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great cafe restaurant with great food. They offer mostly sandwiches and salads but my sandwich was very filling. Great place to have an intimate lunch with a friends or family.

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Thank Meredith M
Greensboro, North Carolina
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food and drink, in a warm and congenial atmosphere. Stop by on Monday nights for the poetry and music!

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Thank valnieman
Callao, Virginia
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115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The food was average. My companion had a sandwich. My mixed greens were fresh and the dressing was good but the excess of dried cranberries spoiled it for me. What really brings down my rating was the 45-minute wait for the sandwich and salad -- perhaps the cook really was growing the lettuce -- and the fact that our server... More 

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Thank Maggie L
Augusta, Georgia
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for cocktails. Love the quiet atmosphere. They also have desserts but we didn't try any of those.

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Thank LynnLJM
New Jersey
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

It was just a stop in for coffee and desert. Whitney was out server and she was awesome. !! The desert was fabulous. Don't forget to add a shot to your coffee. We will be back again.

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Thank Beakerh20
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our outdoor drink as Charleston moved around us. The atmosphere inside was very warm and homely feeling. The only downside was the seats were not very comfortable however, we would go again.

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Thank MEDINA42
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

If you have only a limited time to visit Charleston, this is not the place for you. We sat for 45 minutes in a nearly empty restaurant to get a bagel and a panini. The resulting food was so so at best.

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Thank Vacationbeard
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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184 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for a drink and loved the atmosphere. With the doors open to the street, it feels very much a part of the French quarter. Service was good and drinks very reasonable. The menu looked interesting and we would like to return for lunch soon.

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Thank maapar
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We went to East Bay during our anniversary trip last weekend, and I highly recommend it! It was only a block away from where we were staying, which was very convenient. The open French doors give it great charm, food was fantastic, and the coffee was perfect.This was a great start to our anniversary and we were not disappointed with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 160 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-723-3446

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 35
  • Cuisine: French, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?