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Anson Restaurant

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12 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401-2018
(843) 577-0551
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Delicious food, menu has Southern items that are fantastic, they cooperatively acommodate large parties at adjoining tables, A big bravo.

Thank judy h
Hilton Head Island
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Anniversary weekend and recommendation from the staff at The Spectator. Boy, were they RIGHT ON! Had a superb NY strip steak... Smashed potatoes are heavenly! Great atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, close to everything. Will definitely go back!

Thank powers3821
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Anson several years ago and had a meal so good we would never forget it! The next time we visited, it was closed for renovations after a fire. It re-opened last Nov. with a new look, but same outstanding food! The downstairs bar and dining area is semi-casual and good for groups. The upstairs dining is upscale and... More 

Thank Sofia425
Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently attended a wedding reception in the upper room on a Saturday afternoon. The venue was intimate which was perfect for the 50-60 attendees. There was a single musician playing. Food was delivered immediately right after cocktails were served. The salad was fabulous! However, the shrimp and grits were the best we have eaten in all of Charleston and... More 

Thank JoH0
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my first time in Charleston along with my husband's colleagues and I thought it would be nice to have a group dinner to get a feel of the local cuisine. Anson was recommended to me by the concierge at the Belmond. I got in touch with Phil and he helped me piece together an awesome menu of all... More 

Thank Andy-cat N
Charlotte, North Carolina
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant opened in March '92. For over 20 years now my family and I have been coming here for their whole crispy flounder and every year it has not disappointed! The food here is amazing and we recommend it to all friends that come to Charleston! They had a fatal fire a few years ago and closed for a... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

So glad Anson's has reopened. The food and service was great. We sampled the fried oysters, calamari, and she crab soup. All were delicious. I had the flattened chicken and EVERYTHING on the plate was delicious.

Thank irenebadams
Davidson, NC
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Dined at Anson prior to "the fire," & looked forward to our return. The she-crab chowder was good, but merely good by Charleston standards. Other dishes were similar, with the whole crispy flounder the only really extraordinary dish we had. They were out of the by-glass merlot. Water glasses were never refilled, no offer for additional bread (although we'd polished... More 

Thank rcamero1
Springfield, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Loved Anson from the moment we arrived and was greeted by a true southern gentleman. Delighted, we assented the staircase to our table upstairs in a dreamy room made for enchantment.loved the art, the space, and the vibe. Our server seemed new but the main guy with silver locks smoothed any rough spots. Dinner was sublime. Definitely a place for... More 

Thank LisaJ7676
Wellington, Florida
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant was recommended by my in-laws and since my wife was with me I knew it had to be good. I started with the calimari and it was candy. It was addicting. We then shared the famous "fried flounder with apricot sauce" that was carved in cubes on both sides so you avoid the bones. It was fantastic. I think... 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
$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
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?