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East Bay Meeting House Bar & Cafe

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160 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2140
+1 843-723-3446
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Wed 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thu - Tue 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by for an afternoon treat and were were delighted with East Bay meeting house bar & café! The Carmel cake was absolutely delicious! We enjoyed a very nice, relaxing break from sightseeing in this cute cafe!

Thank LuvFoodFunTravel
Lilburn, Georgia
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had eaten in downtown Charleston and wanted a quiet spot for coffee and an after-dinner drink. This spot was perfect. Irish coffee, and a cordials were just what we wanted and they hit the spot. The service was personal and pleasant. Prices were reasonable. Atmosphere was enjoyable.

Thank John L
Richmond, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Within walking distance of aquarium and Ft Sumpter. Deli type food. Good Rubin and hot dogs. Not a good place for vegetarians. Pretty tasty on the run. Salad bar looked fresh.

Thank Texasroro
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Robin, the owner of East Bay Meeting House out does himself with his take on Afternoon Tea with a Charleston twist. Afternoon tea has been one of my long time guilty pleasures. I've indulged in Afternoon Tea in various places around the world. I was quit disappointed when the Charleston Place quit offering their version of Afternoon Tea but, East... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on The Meeting House Bar while we were strolling downtown and can't believe we have missed this place it's very unassuming ( you might even miss it if you're not looking for it) but we will definitely be back!! Food was excellent check multiple coffee and Latte expresso offerings check perfect decadent desserts check really nice bartender server... More 

Thank Pamela T
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

After dinner we decided to wander around the historic district in search of delectable desserts. We settled at this coffee dessert bar. with lots of choices to pick from. All of our choices (pani perdu, creme brulee, apple pie, coconut cake) were rich and satisfying . Of course, eating dessert out is pricey but in this case it was worth... More 

Thank SunPilgrim
Walnut Creek, California
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231 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Centrally located and perfect place when there is a group of people with mixed beverage tastes mid afternoon. Robin, the owner, is very hospitable. They have a happy hour with a nice red wine that we enjoyed. Lots of pastries that looked yummy. The small space has a nice French flair to it. Give it a try.

Thank June K
Grass Valley, California
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Back in Charleston for the Spoleto USA music festival. Since last year, East Bay Meeting House has added an afternoon tea service in the English "high tea" style. Delicious sandwiches, scones, macaroons, choice of teas, the works. Tasty and lots of fun, in a fun place. Robin and the staff are a delight. We'll be back.

Thank AJ13825
Greenville, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

My wife and I went last night. It's a very intimate setting with red decor, dim lighting, etc. We got coffee and dessert and it was excellent! The host was beyond sweet and accommodating and custom made everything for us. I was blown away by the customer service that they portrayed. Highly recommend!

Thank billeisaman
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

stopped in for some lunch while walking around charleston. my family isn't into seafood, so our options are somewhat limited. this place had a nice menu of sandwiches and sweets. our food arrived and it was awful. there was barely any meat on the sandwiches and the meat that was there was cheap and i'm pretty sure expired deli meat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $35
American, Cafe, French, Bar, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2140
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-723-3446

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?