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“Sometimes you just get lucky”
Review of Kitchen 208

Kitchen 208
Ranked #58 of 936 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $14
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Kitchen 208 is a breakfast and lunch restaurant in the heart of downtown historic Charleston. Kitchen 208 features a whimsical menu with pastries, Southern breakfast entrees, sandwiches, salads, coffee, wine and local beer. Relax inside our beautifully renovated 100-year-old dining room or our shaded street side. Great fare, fresh air: served daily at 208 King Street.
Reviewed August 24, 2014

While winding down an eventful vacation in Charleston, my lady wasn't interested in skipping lunch (my plan) so I went on Trip Advisor and soon discovered this highly rated eatery literally in the back yard of our hotel.

Five minutes later we walked into Kitchen 208. The interior was a bit spartan so we grabbed a table in the adjacent courtyard, which was somewhat crowded and pleasant despite the hot day. Everything on the menu was appealing and reasonably priced. We both decided to have the Sloppy Joe on Texas toast which turned out to be a very tasty choice. All orders are placed at the cash register inside.

I placed and paid for our order. Just seconds after I returned to our table someone delivered the sandwiches, which were served with a side of kettle chips and an okra garnish. Although the meal was a little messy to eat, plenty of sturdy napkins were available. The food was delicious and not overly salty. We heartily recommend Kitchen 208.

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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kitchen 208, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2014

Thank you for your detailed review of Kitchen 208. We are so glad that you enjoyed the Smokey Joe Sandwich. Having lunch on our covered patio is a wonderful way to escape the heat of Charleston’s summers. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to seeing you again.

Sincerely, Richard Widman, Marc Collins and Mark Severs, Co-Owners

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Reviewed August 22, 2014

Took a whirlwind tour of downtown Charleston before heading to the airport. We wanted a quick lunch to-go and have a picnic outside at the Battery. We ordered the 'Club 208', black forest ham, bacon, swiss, lettuce,mayo on texas toast. Delicious! The place was very busy with office workers and tourists. There are a few tables inside and a very cute garden with tables outside. The staff was very kind, giving us directions on how to get to the Battery. We also bought 6 'southern biscuits' to take back with us that were fabulous!

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Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is one of my favorite lunch spots in Charleston! Its quick, easy, and delicious! I love the outside patio area, its shaded and relaxing. If you go and are in the mood for something light and refreshing, you must try the quinoa salad, its is SO good! They also serve brunch on the weekends. I highly recommend!

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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kitchen 208, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2014

Thank you for your recent review. One of the greatest compliments we can receive is your repeat business. We are glad to hear that you enjoy the atmosphere and menu items at Kitchen 208. We look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,

Richard Widman, Marc Collins and Mark Severs, Co-Owners

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Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Excellent way to start the day. Fresh food, great coffee and relaxing atmosphere. Outdoor sitting area was cool and relaxing.

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Reviewed August 14, 2014

The courtyard was shady with a pleasant breeze despite the August heat. The staff was friendly and our orders were brought to our table in a relatively short time. The Smokey Joe is a great sandwich with a delicious brisket topped with just the right amount of onions, cheese and sauce. This was a nice lunch break in the middle of a busy day.

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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kitchen 208, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2014

Thank you for your review. Our patio is a great escape from the summer sun and a wonderful way to enjoy your lunch break. We are thrilled you enjoyed the Smoke Joe. We look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,

Richard Widman, Marc Collins and Mark Severs, Co-Owners

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