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Gaulart & Maliclet French Cafe

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98 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-2201
(843) 577-9797
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 163
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Southern hospitality

The cafe was a great location near our hotel to get beverages and croissants. We loved the flavor of the French press coffee and tea, and a scoop of ice cream in the hot cocoa was a nice touch. Friendly staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Pamela13557
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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314 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • Any
English first
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

The cafe was a great location near our hotel to get beverages and croissants. We loved the flavor of the French press coffee and tea, and a scoop of ice cream in the hot cocoa was a nice touch. Friendly staff.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

A charming little French restaurant with good food in a very tiny space in a quaint old building. We were enjoying our lunch at the counter when suddenly a loud, discordant, tinny music sound made us jump. We thought some rude patron had a cell phone with a particularly obnoxious ring tone. When it didn't stop, we realized it was... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Stopped in on concierge's advice for lunch, and found a great little french-style eatery--apparently a favorite for locals. Communal eating in a narrow space, but we'd definitely go back!

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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Easy, quick, cheap and delicious lunch spot on Broad St. The daily specials are usually the best option on the menu. Highly recommend.

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Queens, New York
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If this restaurant was in a city other than Charleston, it would be better. You don't think of good southern food when you think of this restaurant. You do think of a hole in the wall where you are seated with other guests and are able to mingle with them. Had an O'Salmon and while the portion was small it... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I have eaten in this restaurant for lunch countless times, while visiting Charleston and today must have been an off day for them. Service was VERY slow, more so than usual... and the food not near as tasty as usual. It is always a fun place, very noisy and crowded...if one does not get there early, there is generally a... More 

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judyb_ATL
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81 reviews 81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It's a nice hole in the wall. Very close seating with other guests, about a 50% chance of having a friendly waiter and a fair to don't do it wine selection. The vegetarian dish was wonderful. Truly delicious. It could have stood to have a more consistent heat throughout, but the garlic sauce was enough of a treat you sorta... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We came in for an early lunch at this cozy cafe. Our server was helpful, and we enjoyed the salad and sandwich. This is a popular place with good food and reasonable prices.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was a fun place for lunch. Although the portions were not generous, they were tasty. We especially enjoyed the desserts. We got a little nervous when our waitress left the premises after taking our order. Someone else stepped right in and all was well. Seating was tight but fine for a luncheon meal.

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SD, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you are looking for a formal high-end white table cloth french dining experience, please do all a favor and go somewhere else <smile>. The service at G&M is pleasant, prompt & helpful, , the ambiance is friendly informal eclectic albeit small, the food is tasty and wonderfully prepared. This evening we sat at the counter, the back table had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 98 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-2201
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: (843) 577-9797

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 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?