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Fat Hen

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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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Columbia, South Carolina
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131 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visit the Fat Hen as part of our Charleston visit. Farm Plate of house make meats and Mussels are always great as is the rest of the menu. We had the Red Drum special with a wonderful set up. Seared Grouper, French Onion soup, Grilled Butchers Steak etc. The prices are very reasonable especially by Charleston standards and service... More 

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Thank Gordon993
Fred N, Manager at Fat Hen, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks so much for your kind words and recommending us! We're very happy to hear that we are a staple part of your Charleston visits, and that you have continued to enjoy your experiences with us. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Virginia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for dinner during a vacation on Kiawah Island and won't return to Kiawah without returning to the Fat Hen. Brined and braised menu items are what they are known for and the Lamb Shank and Skinny Chicken of the day were very good. What really made the entrees special was everything else on the plate (saffron grits, brandied apricots,... More 

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Thank JMH_10
Fred N, Manager at Fat Hen, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words! We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. It sounds like you were able to try some great things from our menu, and we're so glad you enjoyed them! We do our best to use fresh local ingredients whenever possible, and that can sometimes reflect in the prices of our... More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went there this past Sunday for brunch with the family. Amazing food with classic and not so typical options. Reasonably priced as well.

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Fred N, Manager at Fat Hen, responded to this review

Hi there! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for your kind words, we hope to see you for another visit soon! More 

Scotia, New York
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103 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Everything - the food - the service - the seating - was excellent. First, the food. It isn't often that five people go to dinner and everyone enjoys every morsel of food from the appetizers to the dessert. The mussels were especially memorable. Next, the service. The waitress did a great job, even checking with the kitchen to accommodate food... More 

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Fred N, Manager at Fat Hen, responded to this review

Hi Claudia! Thanks for your kind words! We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and that we were able to accommodate the needs for your group. Thank you for your compliments about our staff- they work very hard and we take pride in the great service our staff provides. We look forward to seeing you on... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were six women all discerning diners. Everyone agreed that The Fat Hen is a 5.5 stars. The food is amazingly good. We had the Coq au Vin, the Lamb Shank, Shrimp and Grits, Crab Cakes, Fried Green Tomatoes. Everything was perfectly prepared. The server was knowledgeable and knew just when to check on the table. Don't be fooled by... More 

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Fred N, Manager at Fat Hen, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks so much for your extremely kind review! We are very happy to hear that your entire group enjoyed their experience and meals with us. It sounds like you all made some great choices from our menu. Thank you again for your kind words, and we hope to see you for another visit soon! More 

Savannah, Georgia
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a group of guys on a golf trip to Kiawah. A group of 5 went together and another goup of 4, including me, arrived 45 minutes later. Everyone raved about their dinner and gave it two thumbs up. I personally had the meat loaf, which came with collards and whipped potatoes. Excellent. All of us agreed we'd go back... More 

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Fred N, Manager at Fat Hen, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review! We're very happy to hear that your large group was all pleased with their meals and enjoyed their experience with us. We do recommend reservations seeing as we tend to get crowded most nights and on Sunday's for brunch. We hope to see you on your next trip to Kiawah or Charleston! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We knew we enjoyed it the last time we were in Kiawah, but it was even better than we remembered! My only disappointment was the fried green tomatoes...pimento cheese was flavorless and was the one ingredient that was needed to "finish" the dish. Coq au vin lovely! Hostesses were so welcoming and set a great tone for what to expect... More 

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Thank kkmhotelie
Fred N, Manager at Fat Hen, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks so much for your kind review! We are very happy to hear we exceeded your expectations and that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for your compliments about our staff- we take great pride in our service and love to hear when our customers are pleased! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Johns Island, South Carolina
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a pork dinner. It was awesome. Fresh green beans accompanied the pork. Bread pudding for dessert. Friendly atmosphere. Truly enjoyed myself.

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Fred N, Manager at Fat Hen, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and honored that you chose to spend your birthday with us. We hope we'll see you for another visit soon! More 

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66 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished brunch. So good. Visiting with friends and the usual breakfast place closed for remodeling. Got reservations on open table as suggested. Arrived and was seated pretty quickly. Great service and the meal great. No complaints. Will definitely come back. Excellent.

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1 Thank sailewis
Fred N, Manager at Fat Hen, responded to this review

Hi there! We are so glad you all decided to give us a try for brunch! Thank you so much for the kind review, we are so happy to hear you all enjoyed everything! We would love to have you join us for dinner sometime! Hope to see you soon! More 

north of nyc
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a family of 3 adults & 2 children. Our server was attentive, warm & knowledgeable. One in our party has very special dietary needs. Our server relayed all of the information to the kitchen and we were confident that the food would conform to her needs. That being said, the food is marvelous, the she crab soup is... More 

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Fred N, Manager at Fat Hen, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a kind review! We are so glad to hear you and your party enjoyed dinner with us! It sounds like everyone picked some of our favorites! :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $30
Cuisine
French, American
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, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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