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Anson Restaurant

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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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12 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401-2018
+1 843-577-0551
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had our first dinner in Charleston here and the food was wonderful in a very attractive setting. I loved the Crispy Flounder, my husband said his caesar salad was the best he's ever had. After a not very good dinner in a well known restaurant the next night, we decided to return to Anson for our third dinner. Again... More 

Thank Cilburke
Marietta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an exceptional dining experience at Anson. I had excellent service and my meal was fantastic. I would highly recommend Anson.

Thank kfancher2017
Oxford, North Carolina
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a special occasion dinner at Anson Restaurant. We sat upstairs overlooking Anson Street and Pickney St. There was a nice fire in the fireplace and the crystal chandeliers were beautiful. The food was not the best we had in Charleston, but certainly adequate. Not sure I'd go back but it was fun to visit and eat there once.

Thank Paul S
Durham, North Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of us has had stomach surgery and can't eat much (but looks great!). We asked to share 2 appetizers and split an entree. They were so generous and thoughtful: they even divided the soup into two bowls (and it looked like almost a full serving in each). The crab and brie dip was outstanding, maybe my favorite dish this... More 

Thank Sweetwater08
North Carolina
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travel to Charleston at least once a year and have for the past 16 years, usually in January. When Anson burned a couple of years ago we were saddened, but now they are back and better than ever. The rebuild looks great and the service and food better than before. My wife got her usual Crispy Flounder, which unlike... More 

Thank Howell P
Charleston, South Carolina
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us decided to try this place for restaurant week. Not so much disappointed with the food, but rather the service. The waiter was trying to minimize the amount of things on the table for the main course, that's when he grabbed the bread out of the basket barehanded an out them on a plate...(lost our appetite for... More 

Thank Jason A
Charleston, South Carolina
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was delighted to discover that one of my favorite restaurants in Charleston had reopened! Unfortunately, Anson's experienced a tragic fire. They had to close for a couple of years. They remodeled and to my delight opened their doors. I took my daughter there and we enjoyed our dinner immensely. It was restaurant week and I have found that I... More 

Thank HappyCharleston
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner my first time visiting Charleston after a horse and carriage tour of the city. We were looking for great seafood. We had a whole fish. It was very delicious.

Thank Galie J
Glenview, Illinois
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Chose this restaurant to show my family a true Charleston dining experience. We at upstairs in the restored old house and the dining room was very warm and inviting, quiet for conversation and relaxing. Our server was excellent, very friendly, helpful with menu descriptions and did not rush us. The flounder is a local speciality and did not disappoint. Oysters... More 

Thank Diane K
Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Located in the heart of Market Street district, Anson offers a fun and energetic place to enjoy some great Southern style seafood. We had the flounder and scallops both were delicious. And on reputation- the Bandanna Cream Pie- sounds heavy but it was not- light and delicious. Our server was very nice but seemed stretched to be as attentive as... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401-2018
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-577-0551

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?