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“Very fresh imaginatively prepared seafood.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of High Cotton Maverick Bar & Grill

High Cotton Maverick Bar & Grill
199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605 (Downtown)
+1 843-724-3815
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Ranked #45 of 709 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
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Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Cumberland
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.
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“Very fresh imaginatively prepared seafood.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

We loved it. They have small plates so you can sample several things. Terrific marinated octopus salad. Outstanding chocolate mousse. Fresh sheepshead.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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“Great Shrimp and Grits.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

Stopped at High Cotton for dinner with coworkers. We ordered several different things and all were equally delicious. I had Carolina shrimp and grits which was delicious! The shrimp was cooked just right and the grits were oh so perfect. Great experience! Only complaint would be on the small portion my wife had with the scallops...she said they were very good, just not quite enough. I would go back here for lunch or dinner.

...also, the live music was a great touch to the atmosphere.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rockwood, Canada
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“an enjoyable dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We enjoyed a very good dinner here. We both ordered a salad - bib lettuce and spring garden - both were well prepared. My wife had the filet and deep fried brussel sprouts - I sampled one large one and found it undercoooked. I had the scallops - only 3 on the plate with sweet potatoes - but the scallops were delicious.
Both of us had a dessert - my wife the creme brulee which she thought was fabulous and I had the pecan pie which was delicous and more than I could eat.
We each had a glass of wine - the Cab sauv was great the sauvignon blanc was far too citrusy!
We haven't been to Charleston in years but we would try this restaurant again!

  • Visited March 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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arlington
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Sit at the bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

My wife and I arrived Friday night without reservations, but there was a table at the bar....good choice...excellent music...cold draft beer ... and the shrimp and grits, fried oysters, salads and charcuterie plate were all excellent.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Happy hour!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Stop in for a glass of wine and the live music in an intimate setting. The trio we heard weren't mere entertainers, they were really good musicians, and the small room made for a memorable experience. The restaurant is a much larger space adjacent, but the bar area, with tables, booths or the bar, was a perfect happy hour spot. The service was more than friendly, too.

Visited March 2013
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