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East Bay Meeting House Bar & Cafe

160 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)
843-723-3446
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Ranked #42 of 738 restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European, Bar, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Have had breakfast, lunch, after dinner drinks and happy hour drinks at this wonderful neighborhood place. So cute and intimate inside, with great doors that open to the sidewalk. Ecclectic menu. Fabulous staff. Everyone is so friendly.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is our favorite place to enjoy a glass of wine and some excellent food in the afternoon when taking the break from a busy day in Charleston. The staff is excellent.

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Greeley, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Our waitress the first day was outstanding. The owner was very engaging. The food was good and the drinks were just as good. Another easy to get to location

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Charlotte
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11 reviews 11 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Get there early in the morning and start the day with some people watching. The coffee is good and the food is great.

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Trumbull, CT
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

For some odd reason, we were able to drift into the cafe and get a table during the height of brunch. Very simple menu, not a bad thing, since everything was delicious. Relaxing, convenient and a good value ($18 brunch with cocktail). Perfect for a break from the action.

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Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My friend and I stopped by for a drink after doing a lot of sightseeing. Robin, the proprietor, could not have been nicer or more welcoming. We each had one of their specialty cocktails - grapefruit vodka, st. germaine, soda, and lemon, which Robin had recommended. It was so refreshing! We also split an order of their meat tapas-nothing too... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I went here with my sister, the atomsphere was very laid back and the service was excellent. Open doors so you have a great view of east bay street to people watch and see carriages go by. The drinks were great and the best chocolate cake I have ever had. This is one of my favorite places in Charleston. I... More

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Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We came across this as we were very hungry and after looking at reviews for some other places in the area decided to give this a try. The server was very laid back and friendy. Its not a quick place to grab a bite, they took some time but nothing excessive. The food was decent and not too expensive and... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We were tired, thirst and hungry, but we should have given this place a miss. They are pretending to be a cool coffee shop with no substance. They served us sandwiches on very stale bread, and they even toasted it to cover it up....we did not even ask for toasted sandwiches. I noticed that the people at the next table,... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

East Bay Meeting House is a true gem! The food is delicious and the full service bar offers everything you could want. Staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and keep us coming back time and again. Come. Sit. Enjoy! You will be so glad you did!

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