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American, Cafe
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Late Night, Drinks
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Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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Downtown
0.3 miles from Joe Riley Waterfront Park
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great dessert and great selection! Located in downtown Charleston it's an easy walk from one of the many amazing restaurants to grab dessert!

Date of visit: October 2020
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thanksfordining, Marketing at Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Rachael, thank you for visiting Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe. We are so pleased you enjoyed our desserts! Thanks for the amazing review, and we hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After an amazing meal and a nearby seafood place and a stroll around several blocks around the city, we decided to have a coffee and dessert before heading back to the hotel. What a great find!! Fortunately, we were able to get a table inside!...So many great choices of desserts and coffees - it was hard to choose. Our waitress definitely guided us to a great choice - Boston Cream Pie Cheesecake and a Peppermint Pattie Hot Chocolate! Even though we were full, we forced ourselves to finish the cake - we just couldn't let that go to waste!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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thanksfordining, Marketing at Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello LW1214, thank you for visiting Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe. We're so pleased you enjoyed our desserts and cocktails! Thanks for the wonderful review, and we hope to serve you again very soon!

Reviewed September 11, 2020 via mobile

Great desserts and multiple choices. Hazelnut cheesecake was great! Wife had the key lime pie and very happy. They have a full bar if you are a drinker as well as an eater!

Date of visit: September 2020
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thanksfordining, Marketing at Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Adam, thank you for visiting Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe. We are so pleased you enjoyed our desserts! Thanks for the amazing review, and we hope to serve you again very soon!

Reviewed August 29, 2020

We ate here 2 nights in a row. The wine was very good (Pinot Noir) and my desserts were incredible. I had the chocolate peanut butter cake one night and the toffee brownie the other. Both were incredible.

Date of visit: August 2020
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thanksfordining, Marketing at Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2020

Hello Wander, thank you for visiting Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe. We are delighted you enjoyed some sweets with us two nights in a row! Thanks for the wonderful review, and we look forward to serving you again in the future!

Reviewed August 25, 2020

I always visit this place when I'm in town. I tried the Nutty Irishman coffee, with Bailey's, Hazelnut liquor with a shot of Irish Whiskey and make it cold. It was Delish, had 2 of them. Our bartender was a very sweet girl, who was...on it. I think her name was Carly or Casey. I like the way she makes coffee. Dessert was good too. Almond Joy cake and Coconut Cream pie. A must stop when in Charleston.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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thanksfordining, Marketing at Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2020

Hello TarteGirl50, thank you for visiting Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe. We are so glad you enjoyed our cocktails, service and desserts! Thanks for the amazing review, and we hope you'll be back very soon to see us again!

Reviewed August 14, 2020

So many great desserts to choose from...we split the toll house pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream - off the charts good! Heading back again tonight for some key lime pie and maybe another slice of the toll house pie! Btw, lots of...pies and cakes to choose from and a great offering of dessert wines and other adult drinks.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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thanksfordining, Marketing at Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2020

Hello Tskstaplet, thank you for visiting Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe. We are so pleased you enjoyed our desserts so much! Thanks for the amazing review, and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

Reviewed August 13, 2020 via mobile

Went here for dessert (before dinner). Had the cookie sundae.. it was wonderful. Cookie was warm and crunchy. Also had a latte and they ordered it specifically like I asked. Perfectly made. Loved it, will probably go back tommorow!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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thanksfordining, Marketing at Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2020

Hello Cadmaster, thank you for visiting Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe. We are so pleased you enjoyed a cookie sundae & latte with us! We are certainly big fans of eating dessert first, as well! :) Thanks for the amazing review, and we look forward to serving...More

Reviewed July 29, 2020 via mobile

Maybe I’m a little spoiled by eating amazing food all my life. Both parents were chefs after all, and other families have operated many restaurants. I’ve had some key lime pies both at home and in Key West that would blow your mind! Even in...Charleston, we had a jaw-dropping key lime pie at Revival not far from Kaminsky’s. And then we tried Kaminsky’s for dessert one night. I was already skeptical when I saw the pie’s consistency behind glass. It appeared to be as solid as a block of fudge. An appropriate key lime pie would maintain a measure of thickness, while giving way to a light and airy texture. This was not that. The balance of lime with other ingredients is all wrong. The flavor is far too bland. In fact, it was almost inedible! But the crust was even worse, dropping this rating from two stars to one! It was horribly dry and crumbly, extremely bland, essentially like eating pie on top of sand. If you want some key lime pie in Charleston, try any restaurant other than this one!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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thanksfordining, Marketing at Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2020

William, I am truly sorry for your less than stellar experience with us the other night. Our Key Lime Pie is one of our staples and an item we typically get fantastic reviews on. I will follow up with our bakers to make sure we...More

Reviewed July 27, 2020

We stopped by one evening after dinner to get dessert. Lots of choices, chocolate martinis to pecan pie and chocolate cake. Yum!

Date of visit: July 2020
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thanksfordining, Marketing at Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2020

Hello Dana, thank you for visiting Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe. We are so pleased you enjoyed our desserts and cocktails! Thanks for the great review, and we hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed July 21, 2020 via mobile

Delicious desserts and nice atmosphere! I had the chocolate cake and my husband had the strawberry shake! Both were very good! Friendly & fast service.

Date of visit: July 2020
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thanksfordining, Marketing at Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2020

Thanks for the wonderful review, Kelly! We look forward to serving you again very soon!

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The cake slices are quite large.....almost like a small cake. I would think they would sell a whole cake
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