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Swamp Fox Restaurant

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387 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6404 (Corner of King and Calhoun Street)
+1 843-724-8888
07:00 - 22:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My crabs cakes were very very lightly breaded, very gently saute and were nothing more than flakes of crab. meat. They were served with grilled asparagus and red rice. Light and delicious The peach bread pudding I had for dessert was lighter than what I have had in the past which I think make it even more tasty.

Thank SMFRCF70
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 512 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is welcome change from the mostly pretentious restaurants in Charleston, which offer mediocre food at inflated prices, to customers (judging from TripAdvisor) who seem to think that anything different from a Denny's deserves a rave. At Swamp Fox I had crab soup and a generous order of fried chicken with two sides for $23 tip included. Both were competently-executed;... More 

Thank MannyG2000
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the she crab soup and crab cakes and it was delicious. I had had crab cakes that afternoon at The Shed and they didn't compare to those at Swamp Fox. Very attentive staff.

Thank gonealot
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Should have seen the red flag when the server appeared desperate to sell us on trying salad AND soup AND an entree AND dessert as soon as we sat down... as if she were unsure she would be serving many customers at all. The WORST shrimp and grits I have ever had... swimming in cream. My husband and I were... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came in for the weekend breakfast buffet and the waitstaff was very nice and pleasant. While I wasn't able to dine (medical procedure later that day) my group enjoyed the buffet and made comments on the quality of the food.

Thank NoneReally
Lockport, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went to the Swamp fox for dinner tonight, our waitress Sarah was very helpful with suggestions for our meal. My husband had their farmers market dinner. Every thing was fresh and delicious. I had the salmon, also fresh and delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank lovetovisitnewplaces
Tolland, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch. Excellent food and service. Crab cakes and she crab soup were great. Great selection of sides to have with your dinner or sandwich. Nice house made pimento cheese spread with crostini was brought to the table instead of the typical bread basket. The general manager visited our table and we had a nice conversation.

Thank TMandTM
McKinney, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Swamp Fox was another grand TripAdvisor/OpenTable discovery. I was surprised to find that it was a hotel dining spot as those are typically sad disappointments. This site at the Francis Marion was the rare exception to that rule. While the service was fair and the tab on the high side, the food was delicious, the setting warm, and the... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, relaxing atmosphere with delicious entrees never disappointing. Fresh, perfectly seasoned, juicy; all the attributes welcome during a wonderful meal with friends. I ordered the Fried Chicken, accompanied with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, and Collared Greens. Fresh bread while waiting for our entrees was hot, steamy and crispy. Everything about this whole experience was spot on.

Thank Robert G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and food - only issue was the Resturant Manager Mr. Simmons was a Cowboys fan - but other than that glitch it was a great start to the day. Blueberry Pancakes were outstanding. Buffet Breakfast setup was 1st Class.

Thank Greg S

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$45
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 387 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6404
    (Corner of King and Calhoun Street)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-724-8888
The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar, named for Revolutionary War hero, General Francis Marion, features classic Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Executive Chef Simon Andrews and Executive Sous Chef Phill Gaulin create regional specialties that emphasize farm to table practices using locally grown fruits and vegetables with respect to the traditional beloved flavors and techniques of the Old South.

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