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“Good low country French food”
Review of Fat Hen

Fat Hen
Ranked #2 of 64 Restaurants in Johns Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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.
Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

This place was crazy busy, so we started off at the bar for a few drinks and then sat down at our table. Bartenders were great, very enjoyable and made good drinks. Our server was fun, but a little slow all night. Drinks got messed up, but overall a good experience. Food was terrific all around except for the crab soup. My wife and I have had better and for the price you hope for the best.
On another note, best fried green tomatoes I've ever had.
Want to go back for the Coca Cola cake, was way too full.

Thank Coffey070
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Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

The food was good and the menu was diverse and interesting. Lots of neat things to choose from. Mimosas were a great touch to Sunday brunch. I felt the prices were a little steep for what you got. But overall it was a good experience and the food was well made. It is crowded and there is a long wait- at least on Sundays. If you don't have the time to wait, call ahead.

Thank M B
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

Great service and above average food. My husband especially enjoyed the Coq au Vin. I especially liked the fried green tomatoes.

Thank coastgal09
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

Any visitor to Charleston should make the effort to get to the Fat Hen. Its well off the visitor beaten path out on Johns Island and its not all that well marked, but its worth the trip. Very relaxed setting and outstanding food. The service was remarkable, attentive and timely without interfering with our meal. Fat Hen might be inconveniently located, but you'll be glad you made the trip!

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Thank cubfan26
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

service was ok. need to work on checking back on us. food was bad news. duck and sausage gratin was too smokey. brisket/ mac and cheese sandwich was a disappointment. over cooked pasta on top of dry meat. not good. too much $ for bad quality. sorry fat hen you're off the brunch list.

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Thank bob b
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