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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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Today
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: Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 102
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    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
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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
Relax and take in Paradise

This is a Wonderful French style coffee house and Bar ! They have the best Espresso and Desserts in Charleston ! Or if you just want a glass of wine too relax ! The EastBay Meeting House is the place too be when you want too sit and Dream of Charleston ! I don't know any other place that I'd... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Daron D
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a Wonderful French style coffee house and Bar ! They have the best Espresso and Desserts in Charleston ! Or if you just want a glass of wine too relax ! The EastBay Meeting House is the place too be when you want too sit and Dream of Charleston ! I don't know any other place that I'd... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I enjoyed the quiet ambience of this slice of restaurant. They serve a nice choice of wines. As a solo traveler, I enjoy reading in a lovely quiet place and enjoying people watching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We almost walked past this nice little bar on an evening out in Charleston. After deciding to call in for a couple of drinks before heading home we were glad we stopped by. It was very quiet when we arrived but the place had an upmarket contempory feel to it. The owner made us feel very welcome and spoke with... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The owner is from Cairo and brings a vibe something akin to a French bistro and Rick's Café, Service and food excellent Fun a it is about 2/3rds local and the rest tourist. Great spot to get inside scoop on what is happening in town

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We regularly visit Charleston for the Spoleto Festival. Ever since we discovered East Bay Meeting House a few years back, we've made it a regular stopping point during our visit, more than once each time. Wonderful food and a very friendly atmosphere keep bringing us back (so far three times this trip, at least once more to go). In our... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is a charming bar/cafe which we have visited on a previous trip to Charleston. Yesterday we had a very enjoyable lunch and this morning an equally enjoyable breakfast . So when we wanted a late afternoon drink and we were close by it was a natural choice. Others ordered champagne cocktails or a beer but I just end wanted... More 

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eastbaymeetinghouse, Public Relations Manager at East Bay Meeting House Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

I think there has been a misunderstanding. We have pulled your receipt and you were charged $3.25 for a hot buttery croissant with a glass jar of jam. Kind regards More 

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Good food, Great girls serving breakfast. However, if you don't want to pay for your butter and jam DONT GO THERE! Yep! That's right! If you want butter on your toast or jam for your pastry, you're going to pay for it! AND if you refuse to pay for it the owner will deduct it from your server. Wrong! Just... More 

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eastbaymeetinghouse, Public Relations Manager at East Bay Meeting House Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Condiments are priced ala carte because many customers do not want them. The croissant you ordered was a buttery croissant. We charge 65 cents per individual glass jar of jam. Employees have never been charged for customers not paying for what they ordered. Kind regards. More 

Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Have visited several times each year when we visit Charleston... and in the past enjoyed it. Sadly, no longer. There were 10-12 patrons when visited (So certainly not swamped). The waitress took order, brought the drinks and menus, but never came back to take our order. The bartender / manager also completely ignored us. When we asked for the check... More 

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eastbaymeetinghouse, Owner at East Bay Meeting House Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Sir: We take your review very seriously and we are very sorry that you had a poor experience on your last visit. We have a reputation for a friendly prompt service. We sincerely hope that you will visit us again on your next trip to Charleston. Thank you. Kind regards. More 

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154 reviews 154 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We went here looking for dessert and coffee and came away, full, delighted and very happy! Yes, this is a bar; however, it's not a "raucous, out of control" bar. It is more like a quaint cafe style restaurant with a bar in it. My husband and I were. I siting Charleston for our anniversary, and I desperately wanted a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by after dinner, looking for a good dessert and drinks... Come to find out, we tripped right into such a fabulous place. The bartender was such a nice gentleman, and it was a warm and cozy atmosphere. But the BEST part was the amazing desserts. We had the Creme Brûlée and fresh strawberry & blueberry crepe. Both were... More 

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Additional Information about East Bay Meeting House Bar & Cafe

Address: 160 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-723-3446
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 35
Cuisine: French, Bar, Cafe, European

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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
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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