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Located on charming Queen Street, Poogan’s Porch is Charleston’s oldest independent culinary establishment. Recognized by Martha Stewart Living, Southern Living, and The Travel Channel (among many others), our beautifully restored Victorian house is the perfect southern spot for daily brunch and dinner. Yes, we welcome pooches to Poogan's Poorch!
PRICE RANGE
$12 - $34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great food great service my only complaint it was too quick. Appetizer of Mac and cheese was great best biscuits I had on trip nice place and it's haunted

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a very good experience dining here! Our waiter, Eric, was attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu and drinks offered. He also gave us some neat suggestions for other sites to see in town. The atmosphere inside the restaurant is vibrant and energetic....They start you off with a basket of biscuits which were freshly basked and perfect way to start a good southern meal. We all had the fried chicken and it was delicious! The Shrimp & Grits dish was delicious as it looked. We also ordered Fried Pickled Okra and Fried Green Tomatoes for appetizers, and they were both excellent. Would recommend to anyone visiting Charleston!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fabulous!!! Our waiter Brett was great. Enjoyed everything! Lavender Martinis, pimento cheese fritters, shrimp & grits, fried chicken with the best collard greens I’ve ever had! Tasty pecan pie & key lime pie.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to Poogan’s last night and had a horrible experience. They were out of soda so several drinks on the menu were out. The appetizers, Fried Pickled Okra and Pimento Cheese Fritters were both good, but we waited quite a while for them, when...they finally came out, they weren’t hot. The waiter told us the kitchen was having trouble. The table waited beside us for a pecan pie slice for at least 30 minutes. My meal was the fish special, grouper. I can’t be sure that it wasn’t just a frozen piece of fish from Sam’s Club. The Spanish rice definitely tasted like it was from a box. My wife got a Caesar Salad with Shrimp, her salad WAS NOT DRESSED. The shrimp, while split, was not deveined. The kitchen could not keep up and there was a major disconnect between the kitchen and the waitstaff. The womens bathroom was a disgrace. The best thing about our meal was by FAR the biscuits and our waiter, who somehow was keeping a smile even though people were leaving prior to the end of their meal. I know that places are short staffed, but this was different. There was definitely a lack of proper direction and care about quality.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very excited to get a reservation at Poogan's porch for my family of 4 on our trip. While the restaurant is very charming and has ghost stories associated with it, the food itself was very hit or miss. The famous fried chicken was...unbelievably salty- like shockingly so that I could not finish the meal. My wife's shrimp and grits were also mediocre t best0 grits had very little taste. My son's BBQ Mahi and grit cake was the star of the table- everyone tried some (bc our own meals were not great) and agreed his meal was delicious. Same with the Salmon meal. In the end, very mediocre overall experience,More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When researching food spots for our girls' trip to Charleston, Poogan's Porch was one of the places we wanted to check out, and we were able to make a resso a few weeks beforehand for a Saturday at 11:15. Even with the resso, we still...had to wait maybe about 20 minutes. But I guess that's better than the two hour wait I overheard for the walk-ins. I started out with the Poogan's Bloody Mary, made with cucumber vodka (which I didn't even know existed). The cucumber gave it a refreshing twist since bloody marys can sometimes be quite heavy. They then brought out some biscuits for us to start with, which were nice and warm/fluffy - a great way to start the meal. Since there were a bunch of apps/entrees we wanted to try, we just decided to order a few and share everything: Fried green tomatoes (with bacon jam/pimento cheese) - this was my fave. It was so good. Although fried, it still somehow tasted light and the bacon jam was *chef's kiss*. I ended up using it for the other dishes we ordered too. The pimento cheese was good at first but it's something you can't eat too much of. You also have to eat it quick or else it cools off and the oil starts pooling Pimento cheese fritters (with bacon jam) - this was heavy. I probably could have skipped it but at least we got more bacon jam out of it She-crab soup - we had a bowl to share, but I don't think I could eat a cup of it, let alone a bowl by myself. It was very creamy, which can be a bit much after a while. This was my first time trying it, so I guess I didn't expect the sherry and was expecting more of a chowder Shrimp & grits (andouilles sausage, sweet onions, bell peppers, tasso ham gravy) - I really liked this but at this point, after all the heavy apps, we were all already getting pretty full. They don't skimp on the sausage or the shrimp and the shrimp was cooked perfectly. It also didn't have that gulf taste I usually expect when dining in the south Fried catfish sandwich - this came out last and we couldn't really eat anymore by then. It was too much bread, so we ended up just eating the pieces of catfish, which was oily and over fried in some parts. I did enjoy the 'sidewinder' fries it came with, which is basically like if a potato wedge and a curly fry had a baby Overall, it was a very heavy meal so I would recommend under ordering and definitely share the dishes. Maybe my NYC stomach is not used to Southern cooking.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Best shrimp & grits I have ever had. It reminded me a little bit of flavors from pork green chile in Colorado - but with southern charm. I'm still dreaming of it. We came to Charleston to really enjoy authentic southern food. This is the...place!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious dinner! Friend green tomatoes with pimento cheese and bacon jam were amazing! Mahi-mahi was great too. Wonderful evening!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I eat very small portions, and the pimento cheese fritters, served with bacon jam, was a perfect meal for me. The dish comes with four giant balls of deep fried cheese, and they were amazing. Definitely the best fried cheese I've ever had, and I've...had more than my share. All the staff was friendly, and I was served fresh, hot biscuits with honey butter before I even ordered anything. Love this place, can't wait to go back.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Erica makes a real good Bloody Mary Great flavors made with Erica’s house made recipe Nice little bar with a good atmosphere

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our last brunch of the trip here. After a short wait (must be popular, this was a Tuesday!) we were seated upstairs. Poogan is a pooch who's portrait is featured hanging in the bar downstairs. The Chicken and Waffles were delicious. Other egg...dishes hit the spot, too.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a nice place for Bruch then look no further than Poogan's Porch. The food here was absolutely delicious. We had received good reviews from friends and family who had been to the area so we gave it a shot. So glad...we did. You won't regret stopping here for brunch. The wait was minimal and the service was great. We will definitely return next time we are in Charleston. Check out our blog!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With the great reviews and recommendations we made a reservation here for dinner. She crab soup was great, but the salmon and BBQ Mahi were both dry and bland. I had the grouper special and it wasn’t anything special, but cooked ok. Service was good,...but definitely better options in town (Hanks, Magnolias, and Halls). Asking around, we were told they had new management and chef… it shows.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family trip to Charleston, wife loves shopping on King St and dining on Queen St. Poogan’s Porch did not disappoint, great atmosphere, excellent menu. Highly recommend

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family came here recently for dinner. Excellent service. Everyone enjoyed their meals. My daughter got fried green tomatoes (they were her favorite in Chareston) and the Mac and Cheese appetizer. My son adored his chicken fried pork chop and whipped potatoes (he's still taking...about them). And they make killer fried chicken. Loved the black-eyed-peas... collards we're kind of average. Definitely not my favorite pecan pie...but the kids loved their chocolate tarts. So all and all a good food experience. I would definitely go back for more fried chicken!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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We parked at the town information center's huge garage and took the "FREE" bus service all around town . You are able to hop on and off, and the bus routes cover the entire town.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5