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McCrady's Restaurant

2 Unity Alley, Charleston, SC 29401-3009 (Downtown)
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Ranked #61 of 764 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: East Bay & Broad
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English first
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We didn't have reservations and ended up sitting at the bar. I was very impressed about how knowledgeable the bartender was about the menu and how the food was prepared. The food was the best!!!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

McCradys has been one of our favorite places to celebrate - we've had our daughter's birthday meals there in January for the past 3 or 4 years. But this year, January 2015, I have to say we were disappointed. The food was - well, just trying too hard to surprise, maybe. Or maybe somewhat pretentious. For the price one pays,... More 

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Weston, CT
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My husband, daughter, and I recently had a holiday dinner at McCrady's during our two-night stay in Charleston. Upon walking in, we were very impressed with the casually elegant decor and atmosphere of McCrady's, with its historic venue. Upon being seated, however, we experienced our first hint of pretension, as our white napkins on the table were whisked away—and replaced... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I was super excited to try this restaurant because of all the hype around Sean Brock. We were sorely disappointed with the food although the service was excellent. The portions were tiny. The food was average and over priced. I definitely would not go back. I won't be trying any of Sean's other restaurants either.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Awesome bartenders with loads of pro experience. Tasty beverages and great selections of beer/wines. Appetizer specials are the way to go. Creative choices that are executed very nicely. The dining room is a touch fussy, but I appreciate the service quality and why they'd go to this extreme. Absolutely a solid choice in Charleston for creative cuisine in a 3... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It is Restaurant week in Charleston and we were very excited to take advantage of the fact to try McCrady's again. We were not disappointed. I had an amazing crab, butternut squash and grapefruit appetizer, followed by a tender cut of beef beautifully prepared with cauliflower served grilled and pureed and for a dessert an amazing pumpkin creation. My husb... More 

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I had wanted to try McCrady's for years. The opportunity to finally see for myself whether to believe the great reviews or to side with the others had come. I had heard of the fixed menu... not particularly adverse to the idea, as two of the greatest meals I have ever eaten were a "fixed menu". So that wasn't considered... More 

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Athens, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Our waiter kept telling us that the plates were an "expression" of a concept of light dining, the dish was an "expression" of beef, everything an "expression" of something or another. At 2/3 the price, the prix fixe and the pour would have been fine, but not at full fare.

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Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The place only has a fixed price, multiple course meal. The portions are small while the price is very high and not worth it. The staff is marvelous--the best part of the experience--- and the location is very nice. But for the money, there are many other places that are just as nice and provide equally good meals with choices!... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The restaurant is in an alley and in a restored barn/garage or something. It is beautiful, the service is wow over the top. The food was the most disgusting tasting food I have had in a very long time. It looked beautiful and if they had just made sure it tasted good before serving it would have been amazing. This... More 

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Additional Information about McCrady's Restaurant

Address: 2 Unity Alley, Charleston, SC 29401-3009
Phone Number: 843-577-0025
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American

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