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Swamp Fox Restaurant

387 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6404
+1 843-724-8888
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (29 reviews)
“shrimp and grits” (134 reviews)
“pecan pie” (19 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
387 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6404
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I got room service on my last night at the Francis Marion hotel, and I have never eaten such juicy, delicious fried chicken in my life. The collard greens, mashed potatoes and brown gravy were also excellent. I would go here just for the chicken!

Thank K W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We specifically tried this place because I had a Restaurant.com gift certificate. We visited on a weekday for lunch and were really the only two in the joint. Our server was very pleasant and helpful with menu offerings. They had several nice menu offerings and...More

Thank Laurieuhoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ll start with the positives, the bar is great and we experienced nothing but awesome service and tasty beverages. I was with a group that added over 50 occupants to their property for a conference and will give them a 3.75 out of 5 for...More

Thank CocoaBeachFoodEE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently had a weekend getaway in Charleston and had dinner here. The shrimp and grits as an appetizer was fantastic! My wife had the gnocchi and I had a veggie plate.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrible experience. Party of 7 for dinner on a Saturday evening. First issue was my water glass had the paper from half a sugar packet stuck inside the glass. Strike one. Restaurant was out of ingredients to make several of the cocktails on its cocktail...More

Thank Andy G
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Prix fix menu that was reasonable and included a bottle of very nice wine. I had the crab cakes which were better than what I make. I also enjoyed the Pot deCreme.

Thank davidmuir526
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Really great food and service. I'm a southerner and have eaten a lot of grits - this was some of the best I've ever had! Got to know the chef - Daniel James and he shared the recipe with me. Katherine was a wonderful server...More

Thank johntF8553DY
Reviewed September 30, 2018

We learned afterward that this restaurant has had a long time (and well deserved, in our opinion...) reputation for its food and service. Our first visit was for a quick lunch...I ordered two items I'd never had before (mind you, I'm from Chicago...): She Crab...More

Thank Leonard K
Reviewed September 28, 2018

We love staying at the Francis Marion -- just a beautiful hotel, with so much charm. We have eaten breakfast at this restaurant, never dinner and it just wasn't as fabulous as we hoped. Service was good -- but our food was very non spectacular....More

Thank HintonTN
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Our visit to the Francis Marion Hotel had our group sharing the Swamp Fox Restaurant for breakfast or lunch, snacks etc. The food was scrumptious, varied dishes, creamed gravies and if you love Grits, they had them too!

Thank MissPerfectDC
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August 29, 2016|
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Response from EricaH1931 | Property representative |
Thank you so much for asking! Yes we are located right next to the Francis Marion garage where there is public parking. We also offer valet services at our front door! Have a great day
June 9, 2016|
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Response from gmet47 | Reviewed this property |
Very pleasant and relaxing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $45
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 387 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6404
    (Corner of King and Calhoun Street)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-724-8888
  • E-mail
The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar, named for Revolutionary War hero, General Francis Marion, features classic Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Executive Chef Simon Andrews and Executive Sous Chef Phill Gaulin create regional specialties that emphasize farm to table practices using locally grown fruits and vegetables with respect to the traditional beloved flavors and techniques of the Old South.
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