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High Cotton Maverick Bar & Grill

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199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605 (Cumberland)
+1 843-724-3815
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: High Steppin' Lowcountry Living. It's a feeling of warmth and celebration...
High Steppin' Lowcountry Living. It's a feeling of warmth and celebration that begins the moment you step inside. You'll find it in our gracious, knowledgable servers, expertly prepared dishes and a remarkable cocktail and wine program. From conversation and laughter in our bar to our stylish dining rooms of heart pine floors and antique brick, you'll come to understand true Charleston hospitality. That is, there's always cause for celebration - of our neighbors, our food and drink and each other. It's our great pleasure to share it with you.
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  • 51
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Save Room for the Soufle!

A large group of us had a very good dinner here. Everyone enjoyed their meals, although my wife found the duck to be just OK. My venison was excellent. Service was very good, despite the restaurant being very busy. The life band provides a "fun vibe" to the place. Highlight definitely was the Grand... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Calgary
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Calgary
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106 reviews 106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A large group of us had a very good dinner here. Everyone enjoyed their meals, although my wife found the duck to be just OK. My venison was excellent. Service was very good, despite the restaurant being very busy. The life band provides a "fun vibe" to the place. Highlight definitely was the Grand Marnier Soufle!

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Bury, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Despite a 3 hour wait to clear US immigration we managed to make it here in time to get a table in the bar area, close to the band. Our Server, Cody, was really friendly and helpful and after perusing the menu we both chose the Tuna Carpaccio starter and Cody confirmed that we were choosing a good bottle of... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Driunks in the Bar/Lounge area before dinner with a trio playing soft music. Drinks were full and reasonably priced. They offer an extensive dining menu and everything was explained in detail by their professional wait staff. Management even stopped by several times during the meal to check on our needs and comments. Great testimony to their value and offerings was... More 

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Northeast Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Music was fun and personal service was great food was delicious. We went with a group of 40 they were very accommodating to our crowd. Get the fresh bread it's is incredible

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Washington, DC
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177 reviews 177 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

During a recent work trip, I decided to seek out some of the highest-praised shrimp & grits in Charleston, South Carolina. Over my 9-day rampage across Charleston, I experienced 11 of the best shrimp & grits restaurants in the area. High Cotton sits across the street from its sister restaurant, Slightly North of Broad. With a pleasant 3-piece jazz band... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The service was really excellent and helpful, and the food was good enough, but this felt somehow not special in the midst of the rest of the great restaurants in Charleston.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Food was prepared perfectly and service was top notch. Attentive, but not rushed, willing to customize both meals and cocktails. Relaxing, comfortable atmosphere.

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PA USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A friend of ours who resides in Charleston recommended High Cotton to us while we visited the city. We reserved a table for Sunday brunch and it was....lovely. The atmosphere was great, families dressed in their Sunday best, some casual, some to the hilt. Jazz music played by a quartet and wonderful cocktails. The food was delicious and the service... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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162 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We really enjoyed our dinner at High Cotton. The restaurant is smart but has a relaxed atmosphere and is not at all stuffy. The dishes we ate were very good including the raw tuna starter, and lamb and venison mains. The bread was particularly good. The service was good but just a few observations. 1. We confirmed our reservation the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I was in town for a business function and they had a reception earlier in the evening. We as a group of 6 went to High Cotton after the event. My review might be tempered as I had eaten and drank a bit before arriving so my hunger was not as strong as it might have been. I worked through... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
    (Cumberland)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-724-3815

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

High Steppin' Lowcountry Living. It's a feeling of warmth and celebration that begins the moment you step inside. You'll find it in our gracious, knowledgable servers, expertly prepared dishes and a remarkable cocktail and wine program. From conversation and laughter in our bar to our stylish dining rooms of heart pine floors and antique brick, you'll come to understand true Charleston hospitality. That is, there's always cause for celebration - of our neighbors, our food and drink and each other. It's our great pleasure to share it with you.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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