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Hyman's Seafood

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215 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3107
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

menu was very large but friends helped and even the owners were too friendly and helpful in choosing the dishes. specially felt very much at home as we are from India and people cordially came and spoke, came and gave time to each one on their own table. food was lovely, really delicious

Thank sunipa59
Jacksonville, Florida
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hyman's seems like the cornerstone of the historic area of Charleston. There is always a line and the food is fresh. The people who work outside the restaurant are well trained to get people into the restaurant with a minimum wait. They communicate with "seaters" in the 2 dining areas-one upstairs and one downstairs. Our wait was less than 10... More 

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Ephraim, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While visiting charleston we always saw people waiting to get a table. We decided to dine here our last night. Food is great and abundant, price is very reasonable for what you get. We would definitely encourage you to wait.

Thank PizzamanDick55
Conway, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hyman's is definitely a place to try...they have a huge menu and the food is outstanding! They don't take reservations but the wait (we only waited 10 minutes) was well worth it! All employees were super friendly and helpful. Owner is very nice and stops at each table to make sure you are enjoying his restaurant! Both the carolina delight... More 

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South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There was an hour wait but it was well worth it. The alligator sausage was an excellent appetizer. Broiled shrimp and Cajun mahi were really good. Eric was our server and he was great!

Thank GACarolina
Webster, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The menu is huge and it took time to pick something out among the many choices. We had crab cakes and seafood alfredo. Both quite good. The owner came to every table to greet guests and chat. They have an admirable mission statement and work ethic. The place has a lot of history and artifacts from its many decades in... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were led upstairs and walked through a dingy restaurant with carpet that was so gross and dirty if you spilled water on it you have gravy. We left wondering what the kitchen must look like. A tourist trap not worth the bother with so many terrific local restaurants keep walking!

2 Thank AliceMA007
Marietta, Georgia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I will start by saying that Hyman's has always been one of our favorite restaurants in Charleston. We actually went twice while we were in Charleston. The location is nice. There are autographed plates on the walls of famous people who have eaten there, and all of the tables have small plaques with the names of famous people also. It's... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went in on a weeknight and it was still somewhat busy. Service and food were both good, but the decor was simply cool. Bunch of pictures of famous people who had been there over the years. Will definitely try it again.

Thank T P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our server, Clifton, made us feel welcome right away. He explained the menu and the specials completely. We ordered the fried green tomatoes, alligator sausage po boy and the crab cakes. All were delicious and the po boy was humongous! Highly recommend visiting this establishment!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3107
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: 18437236000
The HYMANS have been at the same location for over 126 years starting out as a Wholesale dry goods store then changing to HYMANS SEAFOOD AND AARON'S DELI in 1987. The HYMANS commitment to guaranteed customer satisfaction is the reason that HYMANS SEAFOOD is now a Charleston landmark.Hymans Half Shell offers fresh oysters and great happy hour specials daily. Fresh LOCAL fish specials daily, delivered straight off of our coast. If there is ever a problem, please notify one of the family members that are in the building at all times.

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