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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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Healdsburg, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful food and service! My girlfriends and I had a boozy brunch with delicious food and mimosas. The live band they had playing was great too.

Thank BentleyBug
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely loved this restaurant!!! I will never forget the crab-stuffed mushrooms. To die for!!! I had the 8 oz. filet and gruyere potatoes, which were fantastic as well. Also glad I tried the apple cobbler for dessert. This was one of the most amazing dinners I have ever had and will definitely return when in the area again. We've been... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my second visit to High Cotton. I had to send back my tuna because it had so much sinew in it that I literally couldn't cut it with the knife provided. They were apologetic and cooked another piece, which arrived after everyone else was finished. The tuna was accompanied by one of the strangest side dishes I've ever... More 

Thank Mark S
Wausau, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything about this restaurant was okay. The service was okay and the food was okay. My expectations were a bit higher than an average restaurant.

Thank WisconsinGail
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The ambience is great here, it feels like what the Charleston of the past might have been. We had the French toast and crabmeat Eggs Benedict both of which were beautifully presented and delicious. The cornbread comes served in sweet grass baskets and the day were we visiting, there was live bluegrass music. The service was outstanding, we felt welcome... More 

Thank Marla M
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I were spending 1 full day exploring Charleston after a wedding. We started our day off with brunch at High Cotton. WOW! So good!! My husband had the shrimp and grits and I had the brioche french toast. Both were unbelievably delicious and they did not skimp on the shrimp like some places do!! I would highly... More 

Thank Lauryn N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great southern food and beautiful atmosphere. Excellent service. Order the shrimp and grits. Wish I had left room for dessert. Make reservations to ensure a table.

Thank ObedF
Long Island City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Aside from the apple cobbler crust which was not up to par - this was the best meal we had in four days of lunches and dinners in Charleston The duck is fabulous and the halibut cooked perfectly - wait staff very attentive and caring Do Not Miss this gem!

Thank dmmorea
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was wonderful and so fresh! The shrimp & grits were a huge hit, as were the fried oysters, chicken sandwich and steak & eggs! Adam is very friendly and attentive!

Thank djb0726
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A night out with the ladies was delicious, fun and relaxing! The servers made it easy to have our own checks, split meals and order appetizers as a meal without any attitude of some fine dining restaurants. Highly recommended for a casually elegant dinner with family, friends or business associates.

Thank Kim V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, 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?