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Anson Restaurant

12 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401-2018
+1 843-577-0551
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“crispy flounder” (85 reviews)
“filet” (31 reviews)
“fries” (65 reviews)
Closes in 24 min
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
12 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401-2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here for dinner and have a very nice time . Service was very good and the food was very good but not over the top great- which isn’t a knock. I do recommend this restaurant and would go back -...More

Thank tiledawg
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time at this wonderful restaurant in the historic district. I ordered the crispy fish, it was amazing. My first time having this dish anywhere and I can't wait to try it again. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meals. A special...More

Thank mike4867
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in KC and try to get back to Charleston once a year (my dad is a Citadel grad). Anson is on our “must-do” list for EVERY SINGLE VISIT. The food is to die for—the flounder is unbelievable and the fried green tomatoes are...More

Thank Erin U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at Anson's on our last night in Charleston. The restaurant was quite full of tourists when we arrived and the noise level on the first floor was, to put it mildly, "energetic". We were taken to the 2nd floor which seemed a bit...More

1  Thank Robert J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Starters; you CANNOT skip the fried green tomatoes. Bacon jam. Pimento. Amazing. The real showstopper is the flounder. My husband and I were skeptical, it seemed a bit too... out of the ordinary for us. We each took one bite and it was over. My...More

Thank mander3310
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food and service was definitely commensurate with the price, which is in the special celebration category. Propose to your lady here. Everything from the she-crab soup to the scallops was top notch. Atmosphere and drinks at the bar later were absolutely satisfying.

Thank chris12242018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a good seafood restaurant and we found an excellent one in Anson. We started with a gorgeous heirloom tomato, peach and burrata salad. The combination of fresh flavors was truly sublime and very refreshing -- so welcome in this hot summer...More

1  Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bartender Jonny McGrath was very knowledgeable about the menu. I'm so glad he recommended the Red Snapper with Pineapple Relish and Succotash. The dish was incredibly fresh and full of flavor. I look forward to returning soon.

Thank kay f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a group of 17 to this restaurant because of the menu. Great dishes had by all. Service was top notice as was the host. Waiter was always on top of everyone's needs and very pleasant. You cannot go wrong with any entree. The deserts...More

Thank awkrause
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restored interior is great, the staff was very welcoming. However, service was spotty and slow and some entrees were much better than others. This is a nice, old place and we hope the next visit will be an improvement.

Thank RoadWarrier99999
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June 12, 2018|
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Response from MJJJB | Reviewed this property |
No there is not.
Kim S
December 12, 2017|
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Response from Drgole | Reviewed this property |
We were there in April-May. Some people dressed up for dinner, some dressed smart casual, and some were casual. From my observation I would say its up to you.
Yvonne G
March 1, 2017|
Response from Cilburke | Reviewed this property |
No. Just wear what you'd normally wear to a decent restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $40
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
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