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High Cotton

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199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605 (Cumberland)
+1 843-724-3815
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We celebrated our 40th at this restaurant with our best friends who also were married 40 years this year. The staff were delightful and made the evening even more special provided a surprise champagne toast for us. Our food was so beautifully presented that I took a picture of it. I had the filet with lobster. All 4 of us... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our Sunday brunch. The bacon apple bourbon donuts were especially good! We had the burger and fried oyster Caesar salad. Both were pretty tasty. Cornbread bread service just ok.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The steak/sides were absolutely delishious and reasonably priced. The staff was warm and welcoming. Swanky atmosphere...great food! There was live music...but we chose a quaint little spot just for us! Reservations are needed!!

Thank 918loriw518
Cleveland, Ohio
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

our meals were wonderful, filling, and just as good as any meal we have ever had. seafood was fresh and uniquely prepared

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Orlando, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The service and food at High Cotton could not have been better. Our waiter, Jonathan, went out of his way to make sure we had the best dining experience possible, and everything ordered by my party was exceptional. Couldn't have asked for a better dining experience. I'd highly recommend High Cotton.

Thank Paul71
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here during restaurant week, value was good but the food was average. Decided to do the wine pairing but the waiter did not explain the wine pairings (although he provided generous pours). Most restaurants that offer a wine pairing explain the wine and how it pairs well with the dish which to me is a nice addition to the... More 

Thank Krystyna11
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I rate this restaurant very good. We were lucky enough to come during restaurant week. They offered $40 three course specials. We had the crab soup and pear salad for apps, filet and Ravioli for mains and bread pudding and cheese cake for dessert. The crab soup was outstanding and the rest was very good. Service was perfect.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With all of the choices in Charleston, it was tough to pick one place to eat for our anniversary this past 9/18. We sat in the bar at HC, and we enjoyed champagne(courtesy of the restaurant and thank you), filet mignon, and the spinach ravioli. The manager also brought us a serving of crispy brussels sprouts, which I devoured. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first time to High Cotton, we were very impressed with every aspect. Our server was Brian, we couldn't have asked for better service, a true gentlemen, he took the time to show us around all the different dining rooms, and made wonderful suggestions. We would definitely go back for the food and service.

Thank zaralor
Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been patronizing High Cotton since they opened. We went, again, last week for my wife's birthday and High Cotton, again, delivered. Not too "OTT", but comfortable and professional. Keith, our waiter, was just right. High Cotton is just a nice place to have dinner. Food is consistently good and last week's "Restaurant Week" menu (with wine pairings) was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-724-3815
High Steppin' Lowcountry Living. It's a feeling of warmth and celebration that begins the moment you step inside. You'll find it in our gracious, knowledgable servers, expertly prepared dishes and a remarkable cocktail and wine program.

From conversation and laughter in our bar to our stylish dining rooms of heart pine floors and antique brick, you'll come to understand true Charleston hospitality. That is, there's always cause for celebration - of our neighbors, our food and drink and each other. It's our great pleasure to share it with you.

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