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High Cotton Charleston

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199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605 (Cumberland)
+1 843-724-3815
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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287 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took my daughter and a friend to High Cotton for brunch and had a great meal. The restaurant is beautifully appointed and the jazz band is nice; not loud nor disturbing. We enjoyed a sparkling wine special; you get a bottle with three different nectars to mix with it. Really good idea. I had the crab cake benedict which was... More 

Thank ben17a
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is timeless. Looks the same as it did years ago but not worn or outdated at all. Great food, drinks and impeccable service. Lovely meal.

Thank Julia F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While In Charleston, we went to High Cotton for a Saturday brunch. As soon as you walk in the door, the Historic charm welcomes you to experience Charleston like I imagine it was 100 years ago. Not only is this place charming, the food is excellent, and the wait staff is very attentive. I would definitely recommend this restaurant as... More 

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at High Cotton. My salad was incredible, the local pear and beet salad! And the Shrimp and Grits was delectable, lots of shrimp and sausage, a delicious addition. We finished with the praline souffle, worth every calorie! Great service and great food!

Thank RhondaFS
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at High Cotton several times (brunch and dinner) and have never had a bad experience. That is why we were so disappointed with our Brunch this past Sunday. The service was great - - but the kitchen was having a really really bad day. My wife's crab cakes were burnt and dry, and her "soft boiled" eggs... More 

Thank Daniel G
Pomfret, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent four days eating our way through some of the best restaurants in Charleston and we thought High Cotton was the best dining experience. The atmosphere is old Charleston elegant, but not stuffy at all. The wait staff is dressed so such that you know your night will be special. Live jazz from the bar area is piped into... More 

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the tomato appetizer was excellent. Both main courses of the sword fish over collards and tile fish were also excellent. The service provided by Melissa was excellent. We would have rated this a 5 but for the dessert, which was average.

Thank Ben P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

More formal atmosphere than some of the other restaurants we have visited in the area. Food was good but not spectacular. Live music was nice.

Thank scaim
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend the heirloom tomato salad ... so so fresh and tasty! The shrimp and grits were also amazing ... HUGE portion, perfectly spicy ... just yum! All paired perfectly with a fantastic bottle of rose'! A bit pricey but a great choice for a date night or special occasion!

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

We stopped at High Cotton for a Sunday brunch. Everything we had was excellent. They had live music playing, the service was excellent, and the food even better. The two of us split some of the She-Crab Soup (a staple in Charleston) which was excellent. We then ordered our meals and got the Crab Cake Benedict and the Shrimp and... More 

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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
Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?