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“One of our best meals in Charleston” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Poogan's Porch

Poogan's Porch
72 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401-2220 (Downtown)
843-577-2337
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Ranked #25 of 758 Restaurants in Charleston
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Meeting & King
Inverness, Illinois
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“One of our best meals in Charleston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Went here on a recommendation of a local and was really glad we did. It was one of our favorite meals. The food was excellent - very fresh and unique. We had She Crab and Crab Cakes for starters followed by the fried chicken and a seafood dish that included pulled pork and a fried pimento grit of some sort. The biscuits with the honey butter to start were excellent. Same person has been making them for over 40 years. Service was also very good. Highly recommend.

Visited March 2014
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GMofPoogans, General Manager at Poogan's Porch, responded to this review, March 19, 2014
Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to review us. It was a pleasure to serve you and hope to have the opportunity to do it again soon. Luis Rodriguez, General Manager
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Blair, Nebraska
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Eat on the Porch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Decided it would be the perfect place to eat , to watch the passers by and enjoy a beautiful fall evening. The food is really quite good, but would recommend if you haven't gotten your Southern style down, try the Shrimp and Grits -- not what I expected, but could have skipped everything else to have a second bowl of it! Always fun to try something new, and definitely a taste sensation,

Visited October 2013
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GMofPoogans, General Manager at Poogan's Porch, responded to this review, March 19, 2014
Thank you for dining with us and for your great comments about our Shrimp and Grits! Hope to see y'all soon. Luis Rodriguez, General Manager
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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great steak and eggs!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

First time in Charleston, tried Poogan's based on a friend's recommendation. Was not disappointed! Beautiful location, great food, friendly service. Has Sunday brunch...steak and eggs for me, French toast and chicken and waffles for others in my party. All was delicious! Location is great for walking and enjoying the beautiful architecture. Don't miss Washington Park. Also close enough to walk to Old South Carriage Tours.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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GMofPoogans, General Manager at Poogan's Porch, responded to this review, March 19, 2014
Thank you for having Brunch with us and for great review. It was a pleasure to serve you and we hope to see y'all again soon. Luis Rodriguez, General Manager
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Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A true Charleston Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Poogan's Porch runs under the spotlight but with their excellent food and high quality service they
deserve to be highlighted. The food was excellent I especially enjoyed the Chicken and waffles. Such a pleasant atmosphere with top rate service. The house has a ghost and the whole building has that true southern charm. I would always recommend to visit Poogans.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Thank you for dining with us and for your wonderful review. We look forward to your next visit! Luis Rodriguez, General Manager
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Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“We went twice it was so good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

We showed up on Valentine's day without a reservation needing a table for three. I was doubtful they'd have a spot but they did. We were seated in the bar area almost immediately. And it just got better from there...

Our server (sorry, I forgot his name) was absolutely top notch - he was efficient, attentive, and friendly all at once, really just a fine example of what the service industry needs.

And the food was excellent. I had the scallops which were plump and perfectly cooked. My mother had the Grouper - she loved it. And my 'better half" had the Red snapper which was also excellent. For dessert, my mom and I shared the bread pudding - it was a generous serving which was a good thing because it was delicious! Peter had the pecan pie - also really, really good. I am a coffee lover and Poogan's Porch makes a mighty fine coffee too.

Because of this meal, we went back for another later in the week. And it was a fine meal too... If we had time, a third meal would have been nice....

Suffice to say we loved Poogan's Porch...



Visited February 2014
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GMofPoogans, General Manager at Poogan's Porch, responded to this review, March 19, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful comments and we hope to serve you again and again. Luis Rodriguez, General Manager
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