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Cru Cafe

18 Pinckney St, Charleston, SC 29401-2006
+1 843-534-2434
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“thai seafood” (55 reviews)
“salad” (237 reviews)
“truffle fries” (73 reviews)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Pinckney St, Charleston, SC 29401-2006
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cru catered our daughters wedding so we decided to have dinner there for our wedding anniversary. The food was exceptional, service outstanding! Unfortunately we had an extraordinary noisy group of women behind us and that detracted from the intimate experience. I had the sea scallops,...More

Thank jane s
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was amazing. We had so much food, the service was excellent and the food was wonderful. If you can, ask to sit at the "Chef's table" for a truly unique dining experience.

Thank lowcountrylazy
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had a fabulous dinner last night at "Cru Cafe" in Charleston. The Thai seafood risotto was the best dish I have had this year in Charleston, "a city for foodies." Thank you, Cru Cafe.

Thank Diana D
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a cute place! I hate to review this for fear that it brings long lines to get in (because the cafe is small) BUT it is fabulous. Im not a "foodie"- Im much more into the atmosphere. That being said this cafe offers creative...More

Thank jojojoye
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had reservations for lunch our first day in town. We arrived early and did have to wait until our exact time of our reservation to eat. Every table is filled. There are only a few tables here but the food is delicious. We had...More

1  Thank preppygirl56
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here, the restaurant is pretty busy and I believe reservations are recommended, our wait was minimal (5 minutes or so) food was terrific, would highly recommend it, We considered it for diner however we ran out of time.

Thank mikedigiorgio211
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter had a small wedding (9 people) and we were lucky enough to reserve Cafe Cru's private dining room for the wedding dinner. I can't say enough about how wonderful Josh and all the staff at Cafe Cru were -- they worked with us...More

Thank Oneill009
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a quaint and beautiful place, feels like you are at someone's home . Had a great lunch...mac and cheese and fired green tomatoes were awesome. Service was fabulous as well. Highly recommend

Thank ajourneay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always have an amazing meal here no matter what I get, and it’s so cute and cozy at Cru! Put this on your list as a must do while in Charleston!

Thank jacquelinevolz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an early dinner around 5:30Pm on Saturday and we had our pick of tables. We chose to sit outside. We had a lovely view of the horses and stables. We had the Mac N cheese, salad and scallops and of course some wine....More

Thank Stephen G
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Response from SPCFigswife | Reviewed this property |
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They do have a full bar! The bartenders were trying out new recipes while I was there!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Pinckney St, Charleston, SC 29401-2006
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-534-2434
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Located at 18 Pinckney Street, in a classic 18th century Charleston single-style home, Cru Café offers the best in upscale comfort food. Guests of the restaurant enjoy indoor and outdoor porch seating, gourmet comfort food, a wine list tailored to the varied menu and rich, satisfying desserts. It’s one of Charleston’s best kept secrets. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday.
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