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High Cotton Charleston

199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
+1 843-724-3815
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (339 reviews)
“shrimp and grits” (177 reviews)
“filet” (104 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On our final night in Charleston we ate at High Cotton . I personally don’t eat a lot of beef but for this occasion I had the filet and it was amazing being a part of the Hall restaurants I knew their beef was absolute...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Aaron8905
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fabulous night thanks to the service, menu and ambiance of this Charleston choice. Our large party enjoyed the private room with a large window (nice change from most private spaces hidden in the back of restaurants), a three-course dinner with wonderful choices, and fantastic staff....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic! Food was excellent! Everyone in our party was more than satisfied and the service exceeded our expectations. All portions are very generous. (both sides and entrees)

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 3,216,549,871
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top notch service and quality time with good friends! Our server, Jennifer was wonderful and made excellent suggestions for dinner. We celebrated our friend’s birthday and they took such extra care of us with complimentary champagne and chocolate cake. Yummies all around 👍. Below is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TrishF1971
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Too notch service and wonderful food! We had an absolutely beautiful evening with great music and amazing food. Highly recommend the grilled octopus and swordfish entree. Must get the Brussel sprouts. The staff knew it was our honeymoon and treated us to a wonderful post...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 856beatak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent our Thanksgiving in Charleston and reserved a table at High Cotton for our Thanksgiving meal. It did not disappoint. There was a choice between a more traditional turkey meal and other entrees. There were sides you could purchase to share with the non traditional...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank WBS723
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of experiencing High Cotton for the first time recently and I give it a full five stars. One of my doctors in Austin, Texas recommended this restaurant and I am so happy he did. We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary High...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank trip14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got a table for 4 with no wait on a Nov Saturday around noon. The beautiful paintings fancy ceiling fans and large windows made for a perfect ambience. The server was quick in getting us drinks and taking the order. I had chicken and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank _Tap_writes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and i went here for dinner. It was excellent! Started with octopus and it was cooked perfectly. I had the yellow fin tuna and she had the flounder. The brussel sprouts were very good as a side. Highly recommend this place. Service was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank danmartinez38
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was tremendous, the general manager stoped by to make sure everything was as good as it could be, several times! Our meals were outstanding. My wife’s beet salad was great. Both of our meals were simply terrific. I thought mine was the best of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 295MikeS
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October 23, 2017|
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Response from Anthony L | Reviewed this property |
Not certain but if you go online or call them, certain you will get your answer. Good luck
April 14, 2017|
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Response from 817marcia | Reviewed this property |
We went for brunch and dressed casual with flip flops. I would dress nicer for dinner for sure.
January 30, 2017|
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Response from Trixtravels | Reviewed this property |
😊i did not see that specifically on the menu. But many options if you want avoid wheat/grains. I know gluten still be an ingredient in recipes so i am sure you could find out from them directly. It's a wonderful full... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $40
Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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