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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
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Charleston, South Carolina
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my wife used to come here often, after a long time we got back to this place and found it even better then it was. She had a fillet mignon that was out of this world. They told us that they have merged with another company and improved their steak quality, well it definitely shows. I had a... More 

Thank larry f
Bath, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a momentary dip when we were disappointed in the culinary delights High Cotton seems to have risen again.We have visited here many many times - and our daughter's rehearsal dinner was held here in 2007. But in recent years we have been less than impressed. However, we went again last night and the new owners seem to have improved... More 

Thank PJaneS
Saint Charles, Illinois
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149 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place just to stop in for a drink. Great classic cocktails. Reasonable prices Staff was friendly and professional What I really like was the music during happy hour Give it a try

Thank lope1430
Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had just gotten off an airplane and my son said I have a great place for us to eat. The atmosphere was timeless I enjoyed the music and a window view where I could see people bustling by. I enjoy people watching. Melissa was our waitress. We started off with shrimp cocktail it was fresh and crisp it was... More 

Thank 3Bee88
Charlotte, North Carolina
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting High Cotton for our one year anniversary this past weekend and it left me wanting to write another review of the place that wow'ed us 5 months ago. This time our waiter, Keith, definitely took great care of us. We brought a very nice bottle of Opus and Keith didn't skip a beat with how to take care of... More 

Thank hustedms
Wolcott, Connecticut
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126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a very nice dinner a High Cotton starting with a cheese and charcuterie board. I am not a pate or liver fan and therefore did not indulge in such. I wish there was a choice for options of what you would prefer but the cheese and cured meats were delicious. Th steak dinner is typical but good. The... More 

Thank JackAttack0932
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great drinks and music. The bar was great, servers attentive and funny. A really good jazz trio was playing when we were in. We also liked that it was connected to bluegreens resort where we were staying.

Thank Julie M
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 5 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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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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 6 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 

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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, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
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?