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American, Bar, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in last night for a burger and fries. It was pretty good food. They have great late night hours. Their service was also very friendly.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Mgmt., Owner at John King Grill & Dueling Pianos, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for dinner with a few of my friends and was greeted by Carol, whom was very helpful and gave us great suggestions of the menu! it’s a wonderful atmosphere and even better service! Food was out fast, and the drinks were delicious as...well. The Caesar wrap is a must-have! i was very pleased with my visit. definitely coming backMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Mgmt., Owner at John King Grill & Dueling Pianos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rip off I bought 2 tickets for the dueling piano show. No where on ever brite or the website does it say anything about a $50 table fee. We went early to eat and told the hostess we were there to eat and watch the...show. We ate downstairs.. the food was ok… we paid our bill and went upstairs to get a table for the show. When we sat down , that’s when we saw the paper on the table that there is a $50 table fee. When I questioned it, I was told that if we had dinner and drinks it would cover it. I explained I ate downstairs but to no avail. I was told u must eat upstairs. I spoke to the manager and explained. I told her I was emailing everbrite that this was false advertising. She graciously offered a refund. This is an incredibly rip off and should beMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 15, 2021 via mobile

If I could give no stars I would. This was the single worst place I have been to in my life. The bar served us two mixed drinks with soda but it had no cO2, so it was watered down tequila. We ordered a burger,...apparently smashed’ means that they can overcook the sh*t out of it. I asked for the manager who was some chode who argued with me and told me I would have to pay for the subpar burger and watered down tequilas. His compensation was another round of drinks in this terrible place. To which I refused as it was the worse place we had been, no need to stay longer haha did I forget to mention they charged us $20 to get in and sit down… the only thing worse than the venue is the management. Save your self, too late for me!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 14, 2021

I paid $40 to go inside and upstairs to enjoy the dueling pianos. The hostess said to sit anywhere you like. We sat at a table at the top of the stairs and ordered drinks and an appetizer . It was 7:00 and the entertainment...was to start at 8:00. We noticed a flyer on the table saying it would cost $50 an hour to sit at the table.Nobody ever mentioned this until we asked about it. So we got fries and a table for an hour for $80 but didn’t get to see the start of the entertainment. What a rip off. That’s absolutely outrageous and a shame. What was the $40 for? Never again, boycott this place. Shame on the owners for this bsMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Mgmt., Owner at John King Grill & Dueling Pianos, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your review and bringing this to our attention. The cover charge for our piano show is $20/ person. Tickets are 2-hour interval times or $50/ hour. This is stated on all our tickets when you purchase them online and our...More

Reviewed July 27, 2021 via mobile

Good food, without that excess of fat dripping from the hamburger. Common salad. Need a good cleaning, tables, chairs, floor and the bathroom then.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Mgmt., Other at John King Grill & Dueling Pianos, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2021

Thank you for your review and bringing this to our attention. We pride ourselves on our smashed burgers and gastropub menu. Our management team is responsible for ensuring that all employees perform on-going side work duties throughout their shift that include maintaining cleanliness of their...More

Reviewed July 25, 2021 via mobile

Amazing entertainment! The musicians not only sing and play piano, but they play drums, as well. Food and wait staff are phenomenal! This place is a must if coming to Charleston on vacation. I will be back!!!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Mgmt., Other at John King Grill & Dueling Pianos, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2021

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed July 21, 2021 via mobile

One of the least friendly servers we have encountered. Seemed reluctant to make suggestions. I worked in the food industry for years, and understand how easy it is to sell your best products snd make people feel welcome. Pimento cheese on garlic toast was really...not good. Pimento cheese tasted gritty, and toast had no garlic flavor. My brother-in-law’s burger was way overdone. He is a foodie and left it on his plate. The mozzarella sticks seemed to come from frozen from a box. Again, they went uneaten. The guys did like their pork rind appetizer. We were planning to return for the dueling pianos, but this dining experience sent us elsewhere.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Mgmt., Owner at John King Grill & Dueling Pianos, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your review and honest feedback. We pride ourselves on our diverse and equally delicious gastropub menu that features our popular selection of smash burgers. We are disappointed to hear that you were not satisfied with your experience. All of our...More

Reviewed July 5, 2021 via mobile

The pianos part was fun and our waitress was very overworked but also very sweet. The drunk crowd made the atmosphere energetic. The pianos weren’t dueling though, just played lots of covers. However, it was so poorly organized. Tickets sold for $20 on Eventbrite and...at the door, but you could get $10 via promotions local businesses had via flyers. We thought reserving tickets well in advance would help us, but it was packed when we got there and standing room only. We would have bought dinner had we gotten seats…so we left, got food/drinks elsewhere, and came back. I hated the competitive nature of trying to watch anyone seated like a vulture to scoop up the seat the second they left. One of the piano players also got kind of creepy with the drunk girls dancing on stage. Dude, just appreciate it in silence.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Mgmt., Owner at John King Grill & Dueling Pianos, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your review. We value the honest feedback from all of our guests. Our Piano Show is first come, first serve for seating and we recommend arriving early to increase your chances of better seating. Those who are dining get the...More

Reviewed June 28, 2021

Best burger I've ever tasted! Bar none! (Well, at least best patty melt!). Downstairs grill is a little bit crowded, but was well appointed and the staff was friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Mgmt., Other at John King Grill & Dueling Pianos, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2021

Thank you for your review!

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Yes, John King Grill & Dueling Pianos offers takeout services.

John King Grill & Dueling Pianos is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5