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Fat Hen

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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HORS D'OEUVRES
Ask your server about our vegetarian options
Cup 6
Bowl 8
French Onion Soup
caramelized onions, rich broth, gruyere cheese, toast points
Cup 6
Bowl 8
Crab Soup
sweet crab, cream, sherry
9
Fried Green Tomatoes
pimento goat cheese, sweet pepper relish, tomato jam
12
Steak Tartare*
raw hanger steak, Dijon, anchovy, capers, toast points, quail egg
12
Fried Chicken Livers
Benton's country ham, wild mushroom cream sauce
9
Escargot
white wine garlic butter sauce, grilled bread
14
Cheese Plate
selection of artisan cheeses
12
Wedge Salad
iceberg lettuce, bacon lardons, tomato wedges, bleu cheese dressing
10
Roasted Corn, Tomato, Boiled Peanut Salad
mesclun greens, green goddess dressing
STEAMED MUSSELS*
small: $13, large: $17
Provençal
tomato, capers, spinach, fresh herbs, garlic, bacon, artichoke
Marniére
shallots, sweet butter, parsley, white wine
Aioli
garlic, fresh herbs, lemon, white wine, butter
Curry Cream
shallots, garlic, sweet butter, curry cream
Tomato Bouillon
shellfish jus, garlic, dill, sweet butter, tomato concasse
SMALL PLATES
Substitute Garlic Spinach or Butter Beans $1 each
15
Crab Cake
bacon-blue cheese slaw, pommes frites
12
Squash Rice
lentils, rice, butternut squash, roasted tomatoes, artichokes, goat cheese, arugula, olive tapenade, pistou, fines herbs
14
Barbecue Brisket
bacon-blue cheese slaw, grilled bread, collard greens
16
Duck Confit
demi-glace, Tobasco sweet potato puree, haricots verts
13
Meat Loaf
in-house ground pork, beef, bacon, mashed potatoes, collards, red eye gravy
16
Sea Scallops
corn pudding, roasted red pepper and guajillo coulis, fines herbs
ENTREES
Substitute Garlic Spinach or Butter Beans $1 each
22
Grilled Pork Tenderloin*
Tabasco sweet potato puree, haricots verts, Dijon glaze
28
Braised Short Rib
veal broth, red wine, mashed potatoes, garlic spinach
24
Shrimp and Grits
onions, peppers, bacon cheese grits, Tasso gravy
27
Salmon Bearnaise
mashed potatoes, haricots verts
13
Toppings (Each) 0.75
Grilled Hamburger*
Lettuce, tomato, onion, pommes frites. Toppings: cheese, bacon, mushrooms, caramelized onions, house made pimento cheese, fried green tomato
26
Coq au Vin
red wine braised 1/2 chicken, mushrooms, bacon, pearl onions, potatoes
30
Flounder Nicoise
brown butter, herbs, lemon, capers, olives, tomatoes, fennel, bacon cheese grits
MKT
Fish of the Day
24
Fried Shrimp
bacon-blue cheese slaw, pommes frites
25
Shrimp and Crab
spicy hoppin' John, bacon, julienned vegetables, spinach, pimento cheese
SIDES
6
Mashed Potatoes
6
Bacon Cheese Grits
6
Pommes Frites
7
Garlic Spinach
6
Bacon-Blue Cheese Slaw
6
Collards
7
Butter Beans
7
Haricots Verts
7
Hoppin' John
sides only, no substitutions
7
Creamed Corn
About
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
PRICE RANGE
$25 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
French, American
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We celebrated our anniversary here. What a wonderful meal! First of all, our server was quite knowledgeable, and if we asked a question she couldn’t answer, she found out the answer for us. Her recommendations were spot on, and we were both pleased with our...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Fred N, Manager at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for choosing to spend such a special occasion with us! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed everything and were pleased with your service. We hope we will be seeing y'all again soon, and congratulations! Cheers! The Fat Hen

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent menu choices. Neat outdoor dining at the Coop! Metro French flair but tight seating. So reserve or you will done outside.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Robert S
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming in and having such a good time with us. And thank you for recommending reservations. We are a pretty busy place here on the island. And keep The Coop in mind if you ever just want to come and lounge with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great bar/restaurant combo. Fun for groups of adults, with enough going on to be fun but not too loud. Nice outdoor seating. Food was very good with a lot of local choices.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are happy to hear you had fun dining with us. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. It's nice to know we can make your night out such a good time for everyone whether outside or in. Hope to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to score a table outside with no waiting. The bloody mary's were delicious as were the brunch dishes. I had shrimp and grits and my boyfriend had the Benedict. both were fabulous and we are both foodies.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming in and leaving us such great comments on Brunch. We are glad that people who are so into food can come here and enjoy the tings we have to offer. Great thing about those outdoor tables too, but you can always...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make a reservation ahead so you can enjoy this French low country cuisine! This was our fifth visit...but we had not been since 2015. Was hoping it would still be as outstanding as we remembered and we weren’t disappointed.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review, and thank you for coming back to see us again. It's always great to hear that people loved it so much here that they will return even if it's been a while....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were delighted by the Fat Hen. The menu choices were different to other restaurants. Our server, Ian, was pleasant, informative and efficient. Our meals were exceptionally enjoyable. No criticism and no complaints. My wife tried the corn, tomato and boiled peanut salad and I...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us so much. It is wonderful to know that your server was such a great part of your experience. We pride ourselves on having a great team all around, from kitchen to front door,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always eat at the Fat Hen when we vacation on Kiawah Island. On most of our trips we will eat here at least twice in a week. The chef is so creative and the food is always fresh. I was so glad they added...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for making us such a great part of your vacations here. It is so nice to know that we have managed to leave such a great great impression on you. I'm glad you both were able to enjoy our current menu items, and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a reservation for 12:30pm for a party of 11. We had to wait 15 minutes to receive a picture of mimosas after placing the order. That seemed like a long wait but that was just the beginning. Bloody Mary’s were way too spicy…...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We would like to say our apologies again for the experience you had with us during brunch. We appreciate the input from you so that we can always be working to make every guests' meal with us a great one. Both with the food and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dropped by the Fat Hen for brunch on a not-to-hot July day and were seated on the porch. The atmosphere was perfect with the fans circulating the air. We were greeted by our server Kimberly who took our order for drinks and told us...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining us for brunch. We are so glad that you enjoyed everything about your experience here from the food to the service. We hope you will keep coming back so we can continue to give you a stellar meal with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a wonderful evening at the fat hen. We arrived a bit early ahead of our reservation so we stopped at the “Coup” for a cocktail. The waitstaff there were friendly and very informative for things to do in the area. Dinner was delicious....More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad you folks enjoyed everything you got to experience with us. The Coop is always a great idea especially if your waiting on your table or others to meet up with you. Such a fun little outdoor bar. We are happy to...More

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janice t
December 16, 2018|
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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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November 21, 2016|
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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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