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“Fine Dining Experience with Classic Southern Hospitality” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Poogan's Porch

Poogan's Porch
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Ranked #38 of 894 Restaurants in Charleston
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Meeting & King
White Rock, Canada
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fine Dining Experience with Classic Southern Hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile


The waitress Julie created excellent rapport with the four of us, and provided excellent, personalized service; she knew every menu offering personally.

The menu was very creative, with a broad selection of entrees, wines and desserts.

The food was outstanding and the presentation was professionally done.

Service was extremely well orchestrated and the delivery of drinks, appetizers, wine, main entrees and dessert was timely.

This restaurant exceeded our expectations across the board.

Visited August 2013
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texassarah84
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“So, so good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

Best fried chicken and banana pudding is to die for! My husband and I knew we couldn't take to-go boxes with us (no mini fridge in hotel) so we paid $5 to split the portion and it was perfect. Loved everything about Poogan's Porch!

  • Visited August 2013
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Manchester UK
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“Average don't bother in a town with so many good venues”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

Great biscuits and a good selection of drinks. Unfortunately the fried green tomatoes were soaked in an unpleasant tasting grease but the peach chutney and goat's cheese with pecans to accompany were good. My husband had the tea glazed salmon which was well cooked but the accompanying risotto was overcooked and tasteless he described it as similar to mashed potato. My son made the best choice with the snapper which he enjoyed. The service was okay and as walk ins on a busy night we were seated within 5 minutes. Having lunched at Husk that day Poogan's just could not compete and proved poor value for money in the face of so much competition in the foodie paradise that is Charleston SC.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Laurens, South Carolina
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“Fried Alligator:)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

I can't go to Charleston without eating at Poogan's Porch--I always order the fried alligator and shrimp & grits and the food never disappoints. The staff are always friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and the area so you can ask them anything and they will take the time to make recommendations. I got lucky this time and found street parking a couple of blocks away. Love the atmosphere at the restaurant because it is an old home and u can eat by the fireplace if desired.

  • Visited July 2013
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Pennington
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“Well Prepared and TAsty Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

The restaurant was always busy, usually a waiting line but we managed to get in on a Monday night when most of the weekend tourists had gone.

I thought the meal was delicious. It had been prepared at the James Beard House in Manhattan for some occasion and it was a very good combo of southern flavors. The snapper, crispy and light was brushed and grilled in a bbq sauce. The accompaniments to the fish were a good sample of southern cuisine: cheddar grit cake (crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside), pulled pork and a bbq sauce reduction. All the flavors worked and the food was well seasoned.

  • Visited August 2013
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