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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
All hours
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I were looking for a nicer restaurant to end a very busy first day in Charleston and came across Anson's. We immediately liked the vibe of the dining room and the choices on the menu. We shared a well prepared appetizer of Calimari and an entree of Scallops and Short Ribs. The Scallops were cooked to perfection... More 

Thank Susan K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Meal was fabulous. We were celebrating our last night in Charleston and decided to return to Anson as we had been there on a previous visit. I had the fried pork chop and it was likely the best pork chop I have ever eaten. Just the right spice, slightly crispy coating that was not at all greasy and the pork... More 

Thank Rick K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a very good meal at Anson Restaurant. There are many places to choose and we were very happy with this place. Service was great and the food was well prepared! We especially enjoyed the calamari appetizer and scallop and short rib dinner.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had we depended on TA we never would have found this jewel. But friends who live here say this is a preferred place for locals, even though prices reflect tourism standard. Food was excellent though desserts could've been better.

Thank Robert D
Andover, New Jersey
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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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108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?