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“Surprisingly solid bar”
Review of Griffon

Griffon
Ranked #110 of 967 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Not many times do I have any reason to even write a review for a "dive" bar. That is basically what the Griffon is. It is dark and seedy inside (just how you would like a bar to be) but has some really cool features and an incredibly well-executed menu that really separates it from anywhere else.

The beer selection and price is really reasonable for downtown Charleston. The food which is sort of a mix between old English and American bar food has never let me down. The fish and chips are excellent. The burgers are top-notch. I even have to admit to ordering the fried chicken for carry-out during the work week to enjoy with the ladies in my office - we are all hooked.

It isn't the place for a business meeting or for a romantic night out - at all! But if you are grabbing a bite or a few cold ones with some friends you really can't go wrong here. The location is also nice because it is close to a garage (1 block up) and the Waterfront Park downtown (25 yards to the left when you walk out of the restaurant). The 1,000s of dollar bills hanging from every nook and cranny also give the spot an interesting sort of flair.

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Thank Alex D
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

The Griffon used to feel more like a pub, but it's still a cool place to grab some drinks. They also have darts. I love the dollar bills stapled all over the walls and rafters of the bar.

Thank Austin4662
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stumbled upon this small restaurant and bar down by the waterfront and were very pleasantly surprised. Quaint atmosphere and one of the best Club Sandwiches I've ever had, and I've had a lot. Great lunch location.

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Reviewed February 23, 2013

This is a no-fuss and no-frills tavern, tucked away in a trendy spot in Charleston. If you need your hand held whilst your order don't bother coming here - this place isn't about pandering or sucking up to customers ...it's more like a proper British or Australian style pub - where you get casual and laid back customer service and a relaxed setting where you can chill out and enjoy a good meal and beer. The floor to ceiling $1 bills pinned to the walls are pretty cool too. The buffalo wings were DELICIOUS and super value! We will be back.

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Reviewed February 23, 2013

We stopped in after a few hours of a walking tour. It was a cold and rainy day so we were happy to escape the cold. The walls are covered in dollar bills and the place was lively. We ordered fish and chips, fried shrimp and crab cakes. All of them were good, and the service was excellent. The waitress has been there since the place opened and filled us in on the history of the bills. A great little out of the way place with good bar food and an excellent beer menu too.

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Thank peppermint50
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