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Fat Hen

3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4814
+1 843-559-9090
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4814
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1 - 10 of 905 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We dine here every trip to Kiawah Island. The food and service are top notch. Always interesting specials on the menu. I had the barrel fish and blueberry bread pudding. Both were excellent.

1  Thank sbutler96
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great staff, and they remember you when you return...Love the fried shrimp and cold slaw. Lots of interesting food selections. I just love "The Coop" outside for happy hour and food.

1  Thank Rita S
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Rita, thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing y'all often!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Kiawah Island for 6 years now. Fat Hen has turned into our must go every year place for the family. There are so many good options for a family at around the same price or just a touch above some...More

2  Thank DavidF4581
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

David, thank you for your very kind words! We are so happy to hear Fat Hen is a "must go" every year when you visit! We look forward to seeing you for many years to come.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went during a girls' weekend. Is clearly a highly sought after venue; we were less than impressed. If you are very into organic, clean eating you will enjoy their menu. As a person who is not a huge seafood eater, and one who prefers taste...More

Thank Terri E
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Terri, I am very sorry you did not enjoy your experience at Fat Hen. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your girls' weekend in Charleston.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little pricey, but excellent food & service & atmosphere us very "homey". Great place if you're away from downtown.

1  Thank Earlene G
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review Earlene!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rustic setting creates the perfect atmosphere for both indoor or patio dining; we were there for dinner and everything was fantastic. The food and service were excellent and is definitely worthy of a repeat trip. Charleston has some excellent restaurants, make sure you keep...More

2  Thank William C B
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you William, we look forward to seeing you on your next trip here!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I work in the area and eat there often.the food is great and they use local produce and make many low country dishes do not miss there pulled pork it is gooooood.

2  Thank David C
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you David! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Charleston and have eaten all over. The Fat Hen is a truly special spot with excellent food. Skip the craziness of downtown Charleston and check out The Fat Hen for dinner and drinks. They have a very cool Vintage Porch Swing hanging...More

1  Thank John H
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you John! We take such pride in our locally sourced food, and we are ecstatic to hear you enjoyed everything. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food off the beaten patch! The service is great and we haven't had anything on the menu we didn't like!

2  Thank mgoodpaster
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great locally sourced, farm to table concept. This was good, but did not quite live up to the hype. Lovely lighting & seating. The bread was a good beginning, but one basket of bread was burned. The summer salad was a perfect start, with the...More

Thank Eli S
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Eli, thank you for your review. I apologize for the burnt basket of bread and the unsatisfactory creme brulee, as that is not up to our standards. However, I look forward to you joining us for brunch in the near future. Thank you for your...More

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Louis H
July 6, 2017|
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Response from Fred N | Property representative |
Good afternoon, We do offer a corkage fee of $15 if you decide to bring your own bottle of wine. However, we ask that you do not bring anything that is on our own wine list, which you can find on our website under the Menus... More
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Belinda M
November 21, 2016|
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Response from Fred N | Property representative |
Good afternoon! We always recommend making reservations. Please feel free to give us a call at 843.559.9090. We look forward to seeing you.
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Culinarium
October 6, 2015|
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Response from Fred N | Property representative |
Hi there! Absolutely! We have lots of local, fresh produce to use in vegetarian meals!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$25 - $35
Meals
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4814
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Johns Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-559-9090
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Description
Chef Fred Neuville is excited to embark on his first solo venture. "With Fat Hen, I am striving to create a neighborhood restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere and signature French-inspired Southern cuisine," he says. "Johns Island is a fast-growing area and I believe island residents - along with others from around Charleston - will appreciate what we have to offer." Fat Hen's main dishes center around innovative French classics with Low country flourishes, sourced from the finest local produce farmers. The Braised Chicken features locally raised free-range chicken braised in red wine with rich bacon lardons, root vegetables & mushrooms. Fat Hen's Short Rib, a favorite signature dish among family and friends, is braised for hours in a rich veal broth.
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