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East Bay Meeting House Bar & Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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160 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401
+1 843-723-3446
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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new jersey
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After walking all day,this was the perfect place to stop after lunch,they offer teas,coffee,and of course if are ready for a glass of wine or your favorite drink,they have it all.We order one of the special coffee and dessert(they have many),and was absolutely delish .The service was great,and the atmosphere is very romantic.Just like a french bistro.

Thank rosanamuscio
Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a relatively small and quiet neighborhood restaurant and bar. For those of us who treasure good acoustics and good food, it's heaven. I live in Charleston, and I often recommend this place. Go there; it's great.

Thank gordogeo
New England
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just out for a walk with my wife and dropped in because it looked so cute. We split a smoked trout plate--it was superb. Hit the spot. The decor and atmosphere was sophisticated yet inviting and casual. Will happily return.

Thank Soglio
Melbourne, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Great Atmosphere and good food and service!! We were celebrating a sibling reunion and felt safe without the accompany of a man, since our brother had a medical emergency and couldn't join us in Charleston at the last minute!

Thank qgirl721
Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

My boyfriend and I have been frequenting this location for almost 5 years now. It has always been a great spot for an after dinner dessert and coffee, after work drink, or a light bite to eat. Recently they have added a Chef who is preparing amazing brunch dishes and dinner. We tried the eggs benedict and a traditional breakfast... More 

Thank LoriJillD
Norfolk, Virginia
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Went to Charleston last week and stayed right downtown. It's a great city and we found lots of great restaurants! This was one of our favorites, we wanted a brunch one day and they had their inviting doors open on Bay Street. We walked in, sat right down and were given 2 menus. One was for lunch and the other... More 

Thank Diane B
Preston, Minnesota
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

We only stopped after lunch for drinks but wished we would have been there for lunch. The menu looked very good. They also do an afternoon tea which looked like fun but this would be something you would need to plan in advance. The bartender was very pleasant and friendly. It was obviously a favorite of business people in the... More 

Thank CandV79
Fort Edward, New York
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We stopped for dinner on the last evening in town & this was the most pleasant surprise of the trip. The cafe is quite small & very comfortable. We had dinner at the bar. There is a limited, but very nice selection of items on the menu with the focus obviously on quality rather than quantity. The meal was excellent.... More 

Thank Mike S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Friendly & a charming French Cafe, stopped in after dinner for desserts and coffee/drinks and the homemade cakes were to die for! Loved it so much we went back the next morning for bunch! I will return every time I go to Charleston.

Thank Beverly W
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

A very small, but charming place in Charleston. If you need a coffee, or something stronger, this is the place. A small but well-stocked bar, home-made baked goods, and a small dinner/ small plates menu makes this the perfect after work place to wind down.

Thank Emjef

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $35
Cafe, French, American, Bar, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401
  • 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?