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Hyman's Seafood

215 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3107
+1 843-723-6000
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“hush puppies” (1,036 reviews)
“seafood” (1,048 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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215 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3107
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Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch with family. Very friendly, lots of history on the walls of famous people who also enjoyed the cuisine. A must when you visit the historic city.

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 16 January 2016

We have been going to Hyman's for decades and they are always great, but this time they our did themselves. The fish was fresh and perfectly prepared, the calamari was perfect (not overdone or under cooked) and the shrimp and grits was a delight. They...More

Thank fbh53
HymansChs, Public Relations Manager at Hyman's Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

Thank you for making Hyman's a place you have come for decades. We look forward to serving you for many more.

Reviewed 15 January 2016

We went upstairs to eat. Was very crowded and noisy but that is part of the experience and ambiance. Food wonderful, old Charleston cooking. Succulant seafood.Waitstaff rushed but on the spot.have been several times and will continue to go. A staple in Charleston.

1  Thank chezchea
HymansChs, Public Relations Manager at Hyman's Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the "succulent seafood" and will continue to return for more visits to Hyman's Seafood.

Reviewed 15 January 2016

Went back to Hyman's for Restaurant Week and enjoyed it like I do every time! Eli came to the table to welcome us back and chatted for a few minutes. The flounder is always the best dish on the menu. I'd recommend it every time!

1  Thank Penebear
HymansChs, Public Relations Manager at Hyman's Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

Thank you for returning for restaurant week. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the flounder and look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Hyman's Seafood.

Reviewed 15 January 2016

Atmosphere is fun (the Beachboys ate at our table). Had lunch here twice, just couldn't resist it. Shrimp and grits and po boy were so tasty, as were the Hush Puppies.

1  Thank 30CLB
HymansChs, Public Relations Manager at Hyman's Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2016

Thank you for stopping in Hyman's Seafood. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us. We hope to see you the next time you're in the area.

Reviewed 14 January 2016

When I checked into my hotel in Charleston I asked for a recommendation for a good seafood place. This is where the woman recommended. It was about a 20 minute wait when I arrived, however it ended up being more like an hour. They did...More

Thank Kaitlynn C
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I really wanted to love Hyman's but it just wasn't great. The food was good and the service was excellent but I left feeling that I paid a lot for an adequate meal. I also found the exit through the gift shop to be tacky...More

1  Thank Scott W
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Let me start by saying that when I first moved to Charleston people were all a buzz about my having to take my family to Hyman's because it's so good and look the line is always so long etc. The seafood was good, but there...More

1  Thank JillMarie318
Reviewed 13 January 2016

The food was fantastic and plentiful. A half a dozen crab clusters that were loaded with meat; and there were nearly 30 mussels in my dinner selection. Be sure to sample the hush puppies.

Thank ps308
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Our last night in Charleston, we ate at Hyman's Seafood. My husband thought the oysters didn't have much taste, but he got what he paid for. The fried oysters were better than most one can find in other cities, but they weren't fabulous, what we...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you still bring out your seafood dip as soon as someone sits down?
31 March 2017|
Response from Lovestotravel5272 | Reviewed this property |
We were offered but declined...dieting
Jim T
Does Hymans still have the big bowls of fried shrimp, scallops etc ? (Individual items, not a seafood platter) Thanks.
29 August 2016|
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Response from 444beckye | Reviewed this property |
Not sure
What is the best time with the least number of people on a Friday night
9 August 2016|
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Response from Monica S | Reviewed this property |
There is always a wait to dine here. But, fortunately it goes by quickly. There is a cool bar to wait, and fun inspirational cards to entertain everyone in your party!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
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11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3107
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-723-6000
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The HYMANS have been at the same location for over 126 years starting out as a Wholesale dry goods store then changing to HYMANS SEAFOOD AND AARON'S DELI in 1987. The HYMANS commitment to guaranteed customer satisfaction is the reason that HYMANS SEAFOOD is now a Charleston landmark.Hymans Half Shell offers fresh oysters and great happy hour specials daily. Fresh LOCAL fish specials daily, delivered straight off of our coast. If there is ever a problem, please notify one of the family members that are in the building at all times.
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