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Palmetto Cafe

205 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3110 (Downtown)
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Ranked #103 of 735 restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Hassel Street
Description: Recently reopened after a 6-week renovation, The AAA Four-Diamond Palmetto Cafe offers a tranquil, garden-like setting perfect for breakfast, lunch or weekend brunch. This casual, yet elegant restaurant features a lush courtyard complete with circular bronze fountain and impeccably kept gardens, perfect for enjoying nice weather.
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81% Recommend
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English first
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The food and service was absolutely wonderful! The Chicken and Waffles are not to be missed. Wash it all down with a glass of sweet peach ice tea for a nice southern lunch.

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Charleston, SC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

On a whim, a friend and I decided to have lunch here since it had been a few years since we had done so. We tried several different dishes and shared them. The manager, Mike came by to see how our meal was going. He was very nice and welcoming. I noticed he also pitched in, where needed. Our server's... More

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We had the pleasure of enjoying two meals at this wonderful restaurant last month. We were visiting Charleston for a few days, and no trip to that city would be complete without Sunday Brunch, or lunch @ The Palmetto Cafe. We were fortunate to do both. Our server for both our meals was Brian. I took his suggestion which blend... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I ate breakfast and lunch here while staying at the Charleston Place Hotel. The food was great for both meals, and the service was second to none, even offering helpful suggestions for the perfect meal. Although not one to stay put in my hotel, this restaurant lured me in and I could not escape - thankfully!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Service was excellent , food was completely delicious and atmosphere was perfect. Bravo! Thank you for a lovely afternoon lunch.

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Summit, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful setting, smiling faces , a delicious buffet and a red rose for Mother's Day, who could ask for anything more? This was my first holiday at the Palmetto Cafe. While I having enjoyed wonderful lunches there before, I didn't think they could out due themselves, but I was wrong. Mike, the manager, along with Carnetha, were greeting every... More

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Upstate New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I had lunch alone here while we were at Charleston Place Hotel and my husband was at a meeting. Good food, I ordered a crab, brioche sandwich and it came deconstructed which although good, I was a little surprised it was not described this way. I had a glass of wine which was one of 2 Pinot Noirs listed on... More

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

They serve breakfast & lunch. Had great service from John. My wife ordered off the menu every day (5 times) and I did the buffet. They use a french press for the coffee, not my favorite because of the sludge it leaves in the bottom of the cup, so i just switch to OJ. The Chef at the omelet table... More

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Syosset, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We wanted to have an especially nice brunch for Easter Sunday, and thought this would certainly fit the bill. It is attractive and the service is good, but there was no notice paid to the holiday, and the buffet seemed a little uninspiredm though delicious. We asked fro bread a couple of times to go with omelets, but were told... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My husband and I ate here for Sunday brunch. The hotel it is located at is gorgeous and the restaurant is beautiful as well. We were able to sit outside as the weather was nice. The service was great and the manager was kind to check on us and chat for a little. The lunch menu was pretty pricey, but... More

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