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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely loved it. Had the duck with the potatoes au gratin and left nothing behind to witness. The staff was kind and attentive but the food was awesome. If the special is the stuffed trout try that also. Can't wait to be back in Charleston.

Thank LaFletch
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for brunch on Sunday. We had heard about the doughnut holes and they were sugary and flavorful. Like eating dessert before your meal We had the crab cakes Benedict & found the crab cakes to be heavily breaded and devoid of crab flavor. Kind of ruined the breakfast experience. If you have grits as your side, have them... More 

Thank InterstellarTCU
Augusta, Georgia
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I went to Charleston for a birthday weekend and chose High Cotton based off of the great reviews. The service was TOP class. Excellent wine list and an outstanding atmosphere. The food ranged from good to amazing. The crab mushrooms were fantastic, the triple chocolate cheesecake was the best I've ever had. My filet was quite average... More 

Thank traumaknight
Savannah, Georgia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came here from Savannah for my partner's birthday, he had mentioned a while back that he wanted to try the restaurant, I am so happy we did! It was very busy (a Friday night) but the service was just on point that night. The moment we walked through the door the young ladies at the desk greeted us and... More 

Thank Alex P
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200 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The wait staff is excellent, the food was above average but I was really disappointed in the highly touted and very expensive steak. I think it must have been grass fed beef because it had no taste and no flavor and I will ask in the future. But the place is pretty and my husband loved his fish. I will... More 

Thank Texastravelers94
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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120 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very lively fine dime. We ordered the onion soup and crab soup for starters. Then capped that off with the Atlantic Salmon and Halibut. Both were excellent. Melissa was our waitress along with the wine steward which was so attentive. Wine selection is extensive. We really enjoyed this after a long drive to get here.

Thank Renea J
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love high cotton! Every time I go the food is amazing and the staff are on point. The meat and cheese board appetizer is delicious! I always want to just eat a couple of those! But then I get the steak and it is always cooked exactly as I ordered and it is perfect! The staff is really friendly... More 

Thank Adrienne N
Brooklyn, New York
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing dinner with my best friend here. The service was terrific and the food was amazing. I started with oysters and then had a flounder dish stuffed with blue crab. Wow. So delicious!!

Thank FidelmaMcMorrow
Corbin, Kentucky
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had brunch at High Cotton while visiting Charleston. We had read reviews, looked through the menu and had heard great things about the restaurant before going, so went with high expectations. The restaurant itself was very elegant and the formal dining room was beautiful. We were also very pleased with the service that we received. However,... More 

Thank Ashley H
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu is very eclectic and the service is terrific. While the restaurant and the whole city of Charleston were swamped they obviously take care to honor reservations and quickly sat us. Several great fish items including the fresh tuna steak. Great cocktails and strong wine list.

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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, Gluten Free Options, Seafood
Brunch, 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
Large groups, Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?