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Marina Variety Store & Restaurant

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17 Lockwood Dr, Ste E, Charleston, SC 29401-1190
+1 843-723-6325
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Mon 06:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 06:30 - 16:00
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Suwanee, Georgia
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263 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hostess nor any of the waitresses were very smily or friendly. Just seemed to be going thru the motions. We overheard one explaining how many years many of the staff had been there. They also talked about how many regular local patrons they have. That, plus fact that they've been there so long, is proof that it's a good place... More 

Thank Vagabond2be
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6 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Dined here many times, with friends, family or solo. Shrimp and Grits and a piece of moist coconut cake today. Good breakfast, lunch and dinner; tasty seafood with a view of the Marina and Ashley River. A true taste of the low country for locals and visitors.

Thank CharlestonGirl2
Emporia, Virginia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The only reason I did not give this a 5 star rating is because the waitress was not very pleasant, made a few sarcastic comments. The breakfast was really good and I loved the hash browns, very crispy. I got a small bowl of fruit in place of the toast and was pleasantly surprised by a bowl of fresh berries,... More 

Thank Leigh M
Charleston, South Carolina
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46 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no restaurant anywhere that makes pancakes as good as those at the Marina Variety Store. There pancakes are very soft, not hard like you find in most restaurants. What ever dough they use is the best. When you take your first bite, you realize how good they are. They taste so good, that you do not have to... More 

Thank Larry A
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great breakfast food. Excellent view of the marina. Recommended by a local. Great value for the food, which was all excellent. Don't forget to get your parking ticket validated and you don't have to pay anything for parking.

Thank Abby S
Erwin, Tennessee
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great local place. Good food and friendly wait staff. We went based on the good reviews and we were not disappointed. The 4 stars is only because it is such a small restaurant and there is no waiting area. It was very busy and although we didn't have to wait long we were in the way of... More 

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LaMarque, Tex
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

O. M. G. This restaurant is near the marina and on the second floor, hence a beautiful view. But that's not the best part of this breakfast. It was the Eggs Benedict! Yes and you can add crab meat if you wish. 😍 The grits were the best I've ever had. They had a stone ground flavor cooked just right.... More 

Thank ABH335
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Good variety of food. Breakfast all day. Seafood is fresh. Very relaxed atmosphere. Great service!!!! Convenient to the Citadel.

Thank Kansasgir
British Virgin Islands
1 review
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Avoid Sunday brunch unless you have loads of time and patience, but it's worth it if you have both. Fantastic food and amazing views. Grace's Bloody Mary's are out of this world!! The grits are fantastic, the jambalaya (served only at night) is better than anything outside of New Orleans, the beer bread is to die for--especially with the honey... More 

Thank puravidaloca5
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is Charleston's best kept secret! We frequent Charleston but have never tried this restaurant before. This restaurant will definitely be our seafood stopping restaurant. We began our dinner with the oyster deviled egg; which was fantastic! We were then served a homemade fresh out of the oven sweet biscuit. The biscuit was very good. For my meal I chose... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Lockwood Dr, Ste E, Charleston, SC 29401-1190
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-723-6325
Americana Style Breakfast & Seafood Diner

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