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American, Bar, Pub
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18 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401-2114
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I stopped by after a walking tour to grab a bite to eat. The fish and chips and fried shrimp basket were delicious. The fish was very flaky; lightly battered. Not greasy at all! French fries well seasoned and even the coleslaw was good. The pub has dollar bills posted all along the wall so you can... More 

Thank Bmerch
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I came here for a beer and some "drunk" food (you know what I mean) after dinner and drinks elsewhere. I ordered the Holy City porter, but apparently it was very popular and they were out - I fell back on a Yuengling lager which tasted as fresh as it does back in PA. I ordered mozzarella sticks and I... More 

Thank Jennie H
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended!!!! Very unusual place with lots of posted $$$$ on the walls. My family visited from Eastern Europe and we left one too:))) food is good and local beer selection is great!!! Friendly stuff and atmosphere. It was memorable for kids as well:)

Thank admitr2
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to try the fish and chips based on a recommendation. They did not disappoint. Great fish and chips, right up there at the top of past experiences. We also had their nachos, bring a big appetite and maybe some help if you order those, very good with a little different twist than normal. If you're a Cole slaw fan... More 

Thank TnGonthego
Bessemer, Alabama
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not just a Pub the have the best fish and chips in Charleston and shrimp basket Price was very good loved this place

Thank carla-mina
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We frequent the Griffon as much as we can, and try to bring new people all the time. Best fish and chips around, hands down! Burgers are fantastic, reuben one of the best had in the Charleston area. Uncle Jeff, best bartender and server ever!! Had a wild group of 9 of us in last night, best time ever! We... More 

Thank rissaroo03
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for a drink to get out of the rain. So glad we did! My husband and I had a beer and shared a plate of nachos. The nachos were delicious. The kids were able to decorate a dollar bill to hang on the wall with the thousands of others! It is a great bar with an inviting... More 

Thank imthewoman2blame
Bluffton, South Carolina
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140 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited back in 2013 and decided to stop in again for a few drinks. The bartender was very nice and helpful with any questions we had about Charleston. Keep in mind this is a dive bar, so nothing fancy here but good people and good drinks! I think this will be a place we frequent whenever... More 

Thank Elizabeth F
Ann Arbor
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off, the Griffon is not a "dive" bar. It is a modest, unassuming, and friendly pub nestled quietly among much pricier and more flamboyant establishments of the French Quarter. We enjoyed great fried fish and cold beer our first night in Charleston. Very reasonable prices. As has been noted in earlier reviews, the walls are papered with decorated and... More 

Thank Hadrian6
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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117 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this place for after dinner drinks! It is covered in dollar bills and is in a great location.

Thank amandalilgreen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401-2114
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 843-723-1700

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?