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“French toast was yummy!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Toast Restaurant

Toast Restaurant
155 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3127
8435340043
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Ranked #33 of 709 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $14
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Annapolis, Maryland
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“French toast was yummy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We went early for breakfast as we had a tour scheduled at 9:30. We got there at 8am and didn't have to wait. Our server, Lashawn, was very attentive and full of southern charm. The menu was varied and had enough options to please our family of six. My husband had the bacon Bloody Mary which he had heard about...loved it but said it was a tad salty. We had a variety of pancakes and French toast, my husband had the steak and eggs and my older son had the steak and egg biscuit. The serving size was enormous! He barely made a dent. All of the food was delicious, especially the biscuits. We would definitely recommend to any friends who plan a visit to Charleston.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Miami
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17 restaurant reviews
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“It was a very nice experience..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Because of the many glowing reviews we went to Toast to start off the new year. We expected a long wait (before 10 am) but we were seated amazingly fast. We were greeted nicely by the hostess and our server Deborah was very friendly. The food came our relatively quickly and the food quality was ok. The flavors were good, not great, but the ambiance was lively, and the staff had a very positive attitude given that they were working on new year's day. We shared a couple of laughs and do think anyone who went to Toast would enjoy it. Ask for Deborah!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Whittlesea, South Africa
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“WARM AS TOAST!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Toast is definitely warm....the intimate and always crowded Toast restaurant and the meals on offer. The only problem we encountered was the bitter cold morning of our visit. That had nothing to do with the restaurant except they do not have a waiting area inside. Once you book and get in the queue you have to wait outside no matter what the weather. I'm sure on a mild and dry day that wait would be just fine. There are a couple of benches outside to add to the comfort. But make sure you bundle up for the odd cold Charleston morning in January. The wait was not long but being cold for any time is not nice. The lovely gallery next door is a great option for the wait and the Toast staff said they would look us up there if necessary. The service is good, the food is great, and there is a buzz about Toast. We'll be back....with heavier coats or on a milder morning.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Annapolis, Maryland
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Could I replace my blood with bacon bloody mary? Please?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Toast won't be everyone's cup of tea, but for breakfast we could NOT have been happier. I had a bacon infused vodka bacon Bloody Mary that I would have fed intravenously directly into my veins for the rest of my life if the option had been on the menu. Biscuit gravy was awesome. Breakfast was awesome. Someone here called this place a "tourist trap" but as someone who grew up in a tourist town, I heartily disagree. It isn't a tourist trap because the food is GOOD. The atmosphere is a bit, er, local? Downhomey? 'necky? But that is just part of the charm. If you're looking for "upscale" this isn't it. If you're looking for good food with a friendly staff, and down-home charm - BINGO.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“New year's brunch ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Mary was an amazing server. Food was delicious!
Waited 35 minutes, but that's what happens when you want good food. Worth the time!

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