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3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4814
+1 843-559-9090
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Oak Brook, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I had a delightful dining experience at the Fat Hen. The staff is very polite, professional and well trained (kudos to Nicki, our waitress). The food is wonderful, everything so fresh and creative. Chef Kirk takes great pride in his food preparation and presentation, to the extent that my entrée was a little delayed because he was... More 

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Greenville, SC
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7 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been to The Fat Hen previously and had a wonderful dinner and great service. We went there this occasion to celebrate my birthday. I made reservations two weeks earlier. When we arrived, I noticed a number of empty tables. After looking at the book for a few minutes, we were taken outside to a very small, uninviting porch... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fat hen has good food. And is the best 'upscaleish' restaurant in the area. It is not really upscale. But it is nicer dining than many nearby options. Staying on Kiawah, this is one of our favorite options. While it is not cheap, you get more bang for the buck than the many overpriced Kiawah options. It gets busy in... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Powell, Tennessee
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited this place for dinner and had 6 in our party. 3 opted for the shrimp and crab, one shrimp and grits, and the other had meatloaf. The food was good but during our trip, there were better options. We visited on Friday evening at 5:30 and decided not to travel into Charleston due to the traffic. The other... More 

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

Thanks for your review, 1Dug. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Ennis, Montana
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159 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked in and were greeted by a friendly hostess dealing with a rude patron. She handled the situation well, and then turned to us and said the wait would be 5 minutes. We were seated in two minutes. We had a couple of drinks and the skinny chicken special and the cock au vin. Both were fantastic. Drinks were... More 

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

Chris, thank you for choosing to dine with us! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience here at Fat Hen. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Beaufort, South Carolina
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100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cozy Bar with with the option of an appetizer or a meal, large dining room with excellent setting, there is also an outdoor seating area for eating & drinking called the "Coop" . The French / Low Country menu is one of the best I have seen in a long time, from appetizers to entrees , they have specials and... More 

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1 Thank tombrady127
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this review

Tom, thank you for dining with us at Fat Hen. We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife's favorite restaurant and why not take her there to celebrate! Easy to make reservation on Resy and our table was awaiting us upon arrival. I was amazed that on a Tuesday night, a crowded restaurant. Our server was Scott, who greeted us after we sat down and asked what cocktail we would like. I ordered a Chardonnay wine... More 

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

Thank you for joining us once again for a special meal! We love to see friendly and familiar faces again and again. I am glad that we were able to provide such a fantastic meal and Scott provided excellent service for you and your wife. We look forward to seeing you both again soon. More 

NYC
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133 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at Fat Hen during a visit to Charleston. We had a wonderful meal and the service was great. The fried green tomatoes, charcuterie, and seafood were fantastic. Definitely recommend this restaurant!

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

Thank you for your review! Please come back again on your next visit to Charleston! More 

Fort Mill, South Carolina
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a perfect place for a wonderful get together. Our waiter Nicki could not have been nicer. And from the freshly baked bread to the creme brûlée every bite was delicious. The duck, shrimp, crab cakes, lamb, well to repeat myself - everything was perfection.

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

Minnie, thank you for taking time out to write a review! We are so happy you chose the Fat Hen for your special birthday meal. Please come in again soon! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything we ate at the Fat Hen was fantastic. Had the grouper as our entree and it was some of the best I have ever eaten...so fresh and flavorful. What also made the meal so wonderful was our server. She and I am sorry to say I can't remember her name was so attentive and so pleasant. Love this restaurant... More 

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2 Thank momofjake11
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We are so happy you enjoyed the grouper and the rest of your meal and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?