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Palmetto Cafe

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205 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3110 (Hassel Street)
843-722-4900
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6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations
Description: Recently reopened after a 6-week renovation, The AAA Four-Diamond Palmetto...
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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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great way to start a day

The Sunday Brunch was outstanding with something for everybody. A wide variety of patrons young and not so young(like me) casual to fancy casual in an upscale setting yet not presumptuous. Well worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Freddie P
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Ladson, South Carolina, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere of Palmetto Cafe is quiet, relaxing and the greenery is quite nice. The Crab salad was good, it tasted very fresh and the flavors came together quite nicely. The Sea Bass was good as well, it was cooked perfectly and tasted very fresh. Overall I wasn't extremely impressed, the food was good but there was just something a... More 

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Ladson, South Carolina, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The Sunday Brunch was outstanding with something for everybody. A wide variety of patrons young and not so young(like me) casual to fancy casual in an upscale setting yet not presumptuous. Well worth a visit.

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Vonore, TN
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The café is located in the Charleston Hotel and we ate breakfast there. My husband choose the continental buffet and was happy with the selections. I ordered al la carte and was surprised at the large amount of food that was put before me. Our server, Tiffany, was good. For example, when she filled our glasses with water she used... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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125 reviews 125 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is located in the Belmond Charleston Place hotel. We had breakfast each dayof our stay, which was included in our room rate. The ambiance is delightful, our waiter, John was exceptional, the food was excellent (either buffet or custom ordered), and it was a great value and experience.

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Newbury, New Hampshire
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82 reviews 82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I was a CPH for a three day business meeting and our group had a pre-ordered lunch. I'm a light eater, so ordered Crab soup which was delicious and an appetizer crab cake with a lobster claw which was equally good. Allowing for a group of twenty, the service was a bit slow...after asking for sweetener for my ice tea... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Family came here for Sunday brunch to celebrate my cousins birthday. The restaurant itself is very nice glass enclosed a lot of natural light. The food on the other hand was nothing special. The chef who was at the omelette station ( who by the way was bragging about how long he had been a chef) was so dirty and... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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346 reviews 346 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The main piano bar (Thoroughbred Bar) was full so we went to the other bar and had cocktails. The service was very friendly and the complimentary tray of olives and nibbles was tasty! The chef even brought out a salmon amuse-bouche for each of us-a lovely touch.

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South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Easter brunch was superlative! Buffet style...breakfast and lunch items available. Nicely prepared. Casual and civil at the max. wait staff very,very prompt and courteous. We never waited for anything. Coffee always topped off and water flowed abundantly. Our out of town guests were impressed with the food, service, and environs. We have eaten here on several "special" occasions and they... More 

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Wilmington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I should have just viewed the gorgeous courtyard from the hallway of Charleston Place and kept on walking. Although I was greeted by a very friendly hostess and was seated at a wonderful table, that was where the southern hospitality ended. I ordered the $25 burger medium but it was so rare I doubt a match was even burned over... More 

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Columbia, SC
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134 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Any Birthday lunch with the wife and the daughter is going to be good, but it was the best ever at the Palmetto Café. The restaurant is a nice open space environment with natural lighting from huge windows and entire eating section with full glass ceiling. Service (Shaun), was exceptional and as good as or better than any we experienced... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3110
    (Hassel Street)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 843-722-4900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?