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Anson Restaurant

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12 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401-2018
(843) 577-0551
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Andover, New Jersey
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely restaurant known mainly for seafood. Do try the calamari. The calamari a fresh (not dumped from a frozen bag), lightly breaded, fried, and served with a type of sweet sauce made of peanuts, ginger, and I think hosin sauce. Tried to get the receipt from the manager, but that was a no go. My husband had a whole flounder... More 

Thank bigyellowdogmum
Zurich, Switzerland
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The place is probably a great restaurant if you are a meat eater and like fried food. I don't so options were limited. All very heavy. Lots of dairy products. Lots fried. The wine Mende for bottles was great. Glasses not so great.

Thank Marnin72
Honolulu, Hawaii
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Anson's is an upscale restaurant, but not stuffy. We were seated on the first floor near the front door, and there was ample space between tables. I just wish there was more lighting. Prices were on the high side, but not outrageous. Service (server was Kim) was very good. The food was fantastic. I loved the She-Crab Soup and Seared... More 

Thank Corihi
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Anson's offers first-rate cuisine in a pleasant atmosphere and convenient location right by the markets. We had the catch of the day, which was red snapper with crab rice, grilled fennel, grape tomatoes, okra, and a delicious sauce. The presentation was a work of art. Every bite was tasty. The menu lists a variety of seafood and steaks, in a... More 

Thank Andrew S
Kingstree, South Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a great location and easy access parking. We were on a tight schedule, and we couldn't have had better service. Our food was delicious and we really can't say enough good things. Thank you!

Thank Jennifer K
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Flavors amazing, really good service, and nice dining atmosphere. The flavor of every bite was awesome.

Thank christy z
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't think we have ever had service as good as we had on a busy Friday evening as we had at Anson's. Our Concierge at the Belmond Hotel recommended this gem and we loved it. The She-Crab soup was incredible, along with the freshest oysters and the Fried Pork Chops. If we ever return to Charleston Anson's will be... More 

Thank E6959QEanthonys
Charleston, South Carolina
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this restaurant by chance and were pleasantly surprised. The host was phenomenal and extremely accommodating. A downside was slow service. I'm not sure if they gave the server too many tables or if the kitchen was backed up. We didn't get our sweet tea until our main course came out - water was provided immediately. I had the... More 

Thank melainacastengera
Nokesville, VA
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the dead center of historic Charleston, this is a must visit whenever in Charleston. My wife and I had a great dinner the night before at Hank's Seafood (another great restaurant) and decided to try Anson before going back to Hank's. We're so glad we did. The Fried Pork Chop and the Seared Filet were simply the best... More 

Thank Cowboysfan33
Brookfield, Connecticut
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since this restaurant is located in the heart of the city it is a good choice for a lot of travelers. The menu is diverse. The setting is fine dining white table cloths. We saw folks very dressed up and some in shorts. We were there for restaurant week so got really good deals but normal prices are a bit... More 

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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
$30 - $40
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401-2018
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (843) 577-0551

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