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John King Grill & Bar

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$$ - $$$American, ,
428 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6230
+1 843-965-5252
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“lunch” (9 reviews)
“patty melt” (4 reviews)
“onion rings” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
428 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6230
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1 - 10 of 55 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped on our way to dinner for a drink at the bar. Tamara was very nice and personable. The locals at the bar were fun and we enjoyed our conversation with everyone. Fun little stop, maybe next time we will eat.

Thank sherrycat
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. We walked in without even looking at the menu first. This was a great place we stumbled into!!! My kids shared the boneless wings. They were crispy and drenched in a super delicious buffalo sauce. My kids were pretty much...More

Thank Hailey L
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

This was the first restaurant that we ate at in Charleston. We read the menu posted at the front door and the price and vibe (eclectic) were appealing so we went in. We were told to sit where ever we wanted so, we went up...More

Thank lbodnar2
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for a great, chill bar with a bartender that goes the extra mile in making awesome drinks then go to John King Grill and Bar. Sam is the man!!!!

Thank Brian C
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

First off, its a phenomenal burger. The bartender Sam was hilarious, attentive, and attractive all at the same time. What a guy. Everybody says hey to you and as a visitor to Charleston it was what I have heard all about. Not a bad beer...More

Thank Ngan77
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Wings a little overcooked. Chili just okay. Food could have been hotter. Blue cheese dressing was excellent. Service was adequate, despite forgetting I ordered the chili. Plenty of beer choices, just not any that matched my palate. I think I would skip this place. There...More

Thank Bob A
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We stumbled across this place the winter of 2017, in 2018 made a special trip to have the best hamburger ever. Also the wait staff was friendly and gave great recommendations

Thank Kathryn D
Reviewed May 17, 2018

Greasy floors. Smelly washroom. But give credit where due: The burgers were fantastic (two or more smashed patties in a dozen style) and the server efficient

Thank Original_Shrut
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for a burger and brew. The burgers, french fries, and onion rings were the greasy as ever. Not a repeat not a place I’d recommend.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Picked to go there primary due to how busy it was every time we went by. Had a double dog for dinner , one local and one buffalo. Both were quite good. Nothing fancy but decent food.

Thank Winterpoggers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6230
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-965-5252
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