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3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4814
+1 843-559-9090
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was absolutely delicious! The service was just as outstanding! Such a great local spot! Was there last year, this year & I'm looking forward to going again next year! Definitely a favorite! Can't imagine anyone being disappointed!

Thank Immaculate A
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first visit and we thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service. We ordered the French Onion soup, the Wedge Salad, the Flounder and Braised Short Ribs! All were excellent! The portions are a good size, and I had leftovers for tomorrow's lunch. The ambiance was lovely, and service was exceptional. I would advise you to try this... More 

2 Thank Jstorey
Denver, Colorado
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a very special time here on a road trip with a friend. The location is cozy and fun, and it makes you feel at home. Out back, you can have a drink while waiting for your table (we arrived early, and were almost disappointed when they called us for our reservation, because we were having such a great... More 

1 Thank kellzaboppin
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place was hopping on a Tuesday night. We were staying close by. Usually don't review a restaurant on one visit but will make an exception here. I probably wouldn't make the drive from downtown were I staying there, given all the other options. But certainly is worth a try if you're looking for something new.

1 Thank FredCritic
Columbus, OH
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Short ribs were so tender I could almost eat with a spoon. All sides were as good as any highly rayed Charleston restaurant. Worth checking out

2 Thank kennylofton
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this review

Kenny, thanks for your review! We appreciate you coming to visit us and we will see you again soon! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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49 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been there numerous times, and it is always consistent. We started out with their fried green tomatoes and they were the best we have ever had. My wife ordered their shrimp and grits. The way they prepare their grits is very special, a great dish to have. I had their braised short ribs, which are absolutely the best... More 

2 Thank Larry A
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this review

Larry, thank you for your review! We always enjoy seeing you and your lovely wife. Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Level Contributor
55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing grits. Catch of the days is always a good choice. Relaxed, casual atmosphere. We come every year during vacation. Wish we lived closer so we could go more often!

2 Thank 470carold
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your continued loyalty. We look forward to seeing you again next year! Safe travels home. More 

Destin, Fl
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158 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Low Country Eatery, Farm to Table Fresh, Sunday Brunch was Outstanding, make a reservation, worth a trip.

1 Thank Ben1013
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this review

Ben, thank you for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience for brunch and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

North Caldwell
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a delicious dinner tonight at The Fat Hen. Great food, atmosphere and Libby, our waitress, was very helpful. I'd highly recommend it. The mussels in curry cream sauce and the special salad with strawberries, goat cheese and arugula were excellent

1 Thank RhyoungNorthCaldwell
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! We really appreciate your feedback and love that you enjoyed your experience with us. Come back and see us soon! More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been dining at The Fat Hen since it opened. I live in Charlotte, NC and soon? Wadmalaw, visit Kiawah and Seabrook several times every summer. I remember the days of bacon wrapped scallops with BBQ sauce, as well as many of the entrees have lost their original 'luster'. What in the world happened to the fantastic creme' brulee... More 

Thank foodie-travelor
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this review

I apologize for your experience during your last visit at the Fat Hen. Thank you for your review, we appreciate all feedback and use it to examine and assess our standards. As market prices, demand, and the seasons change, so does our menu. We consistently strive to offer the best quality, value, and atmosphere to our guests. Again, I apologize... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $30
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?