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Griffon

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18 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401-2114
843-723-1700
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks

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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great little place to go!

Great pub food and awesome french fries! Unique atmosphere on Vendue Range in downtown Charleston off East Bay Street. Its one of those neighborhood bars where the locals go!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
AFMG11
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great pub food and awesome french fries! Unique atmosphere on Vendue Range in downtown Charleston off East Bay Street. Its one of those neighborhood bars where the locals go!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

visited charleston and came upon this quaint neighborhood pub. had lunch and a couple of beers. good food, classic rock being played made me feel like it was 1970's only this time i wasn't penny pinching. but didn't need to as the prices were very reasonable. nice friendly place.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Remember when a couple could get great food, friendly helpful service and a beer or drink for under $100 in Charleston? Well that was probably 1960. But we're saved by the Griffon with it's almost invisible sign and building front but chic location on Vendue Range. This is like the bar my dad used to take us to and stuff... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Happy to get this place recommended to us while we were in Charleston. It is not an elegant place with its 1 dollar bills plastered all over the walls but it is a great spot to check out and have drinks. It is probably know at the town dive bar and we loved it! A little grit is nice to... More 

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Clermont, Georgia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Fun place for lunch or a drink. The atmosphere made me think of Harry Potter. :) Fish and chips were excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We were looking for an inexpensive lunch for our family of picky eaters, and this was the perfect solution. For the boy, they had a giant hot dog; everyone else was happy with good sandwiches. I had the fried shrimp, which was very good. Lots of beers to choose from as well, and great character to the place.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We love to visit older, local establishments and the Griffon is a classic. We had a great time there!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Found this little place while making our way toward the Water Taxi before lunch. We stopped in and it was definitely a smaller place so parties of more than 6 may have a hard time finding a place to sit. The service was good and the food was great for the price. I had the fish and chips, which were... More 

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Ringgold, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The atmosphere was great and we had great service. We had the mozzarella sticks for an appetizer which were really good and the fried chicken as an entree which was also good. The fish and chips were just okay, not as great as I was expecting based on other reviews.

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Columbus, Ohio
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

While the Griffon has a great atmosphere and it is great to see the walls covered in dollar bills, it was less than wonderful. The voted #1 fish restaurant was less than #1 for us - it was just average. We were disappointed in the food and the service. Probably will not visit again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401-2114
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 843-723-1700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: American, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?