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Anson Restaurant

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12 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401-2018
+1 843-577-0551
5:30 pm - 11:00 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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Charleston, South Carolina
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With a group of 10, our bookclub ( both well read, traveled and experienced diners) were delighted Anson's was our choice. We had a gloriously gracious modern and historic touches of ambiance in the rooms warm decor. The service was warm, knowledgeble and yet not invasive. From Seabass to Duck Confit entree each most pleased with the attention and quality... More 

Thank Tessa B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food, Service and ambiance were all great. We particularly loved the brie and clam dip appetizer. Slight downgrade for an under poured Manhattan, but that's just being ticky tacky. Highly recommend if you're looking for a special dinner in Charleston.

Thank Tom B
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has consistently been a favorite of my family's since we moved to S.C. 16 years ago. We really enjoy coming here.

Thank Neil K
Hickory North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Anson's was fabulous. Leia our waitress was extremely accommodating and her service was excellent. The atmosphere and the food were outstanding. Anson's will definitely be on my list of favorites in Charleston!!

Thank Concretesally
Newmarket, United States
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The crispy fish was terrific! Wonderful ambiance and thoughtful waitstaff. Very good wine selection. Overall excellent

Thank Stanley N C
Lemoyne, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great ambiance, great food and the service was friendly, helpful and excellent. There were even real candles on the table. Don't miss the crispy whole fried flounder. It's their signature dish and really delicious.

Thank geoffmcdowell519
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was good, but not great. Service was very good. Atmosphere good. Fried green tomatoes and bacon jam were yummy.

Thank Cynthia K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far the best experience we had while visiting charleston. The food was delicious and well prepared. Mike was amazing and sat us immediately on a busy Saturday night with no reservations. Our server (can't remember his name, I was too much in awe from the hospitality and menu) was amazing and super knowledgeable. I will definitely be... More 

Thank Katie H
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147 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a special dinner. We took our adult son and went for our anniversary. NY Strip was cooked/seasoned to perfection. Our son had the catch of the day which was Grouper. It was a generous portion. I had a Caesar salad and Shrimp and Grits appetizer turned into an entree. The salad was large with a great Caesar... More 

Thank mapdsp
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We returned to this restaurant 9 years after our first experience here (we're from NJ) just for the whole crispy flounder with apricot shallot reduction. It is to die for!! Our short ribs with seared scallops, bacon Brussels sprouts, and goat cheese mashed potatoes were great as well. There are many wonderful restaurants in Charleston to choose from, but the... More 

Thank Taylor H

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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
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: +1 843-577-0551

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