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High Cotton Charleston

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199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605 (Cumberland)
+1 843-724-3815
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

While meeting family on a recent Saturday afternoon for brunch, I had the best fried oysters I have ever tasted. Years ago my son and I did an informal "fried oyster tour" of the Charleston area. There are many delicious options, but I can't remember any as good as the ones at High Cotton. They were perfectly done with just... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Elelgant room and expected nice dinner All we heard was country music intertainment from bar in next room Food ok Service great

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a little "kick" to a Sunday Brunch outing, by all means, make High Cotton your go- to place for some entertainment with your meal - but be sure to reserve well in advance! A small but excellent Bluegrass trio plays music that is lively (but not at all loud nor intrusive) as you sit back... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food and staff were excellant. They had a nice note for my wifes birthday along with a great surprise.

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Athens, Georgia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have visited this restaurant the last two times we have visited Charleston and we continue to love the experience.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a group supper with many of my business colleagues here last week. Our reservation was handled very nicely and we had a couple of tables in a separate room off from the main dining room. Service was very polite and helpful. However both the soup and scallops were a little too salty for my taste. However the overall experience... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

High Coton is a staple in Charleston. I highly recommend going here for a true Charleston eating experience, between the food, charm of the restaurant and the excellent staff

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Madison, Wisconsin
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A truly first class experience; the waiter was obviously well trained, and enjoyed his job. The food was excellent, perfectly cooked and presented. The ambience was cozy and romantic, although our table was next to the front window, which is normally nice I am sure, but this weekend was cold so the position of the table wasn't as ideal! But... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was polite, and the excellent food arrived in a timely fashion. My husband said the prime rib was perfect, and I loved the shrimp and grits. The setting is quite elegant. One problem -- but it was corrected. The staff mixed up our credit card with another table's bill -- so those transactions had to be redone. They... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We selected High Cotton for dinner based on Trip Advisor reviews and were extremely disappointed. Our server was very nice and attentive, but the meal was served in a seemingly rushed manner (with drinks, then wine, appetizers and dinner, we were out of there in under an hour). The food was unremarkable, to put it charitably. My husband ordered a... 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$31 - US$40
Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-724-3815
High Steppin' Lowcountry Living. It's a feeling of warmth and celebration that begins the moment you step inside. You'll find it in our gracious, knowledgable servers, expertly prepared dishes and a remarkable cocktail and wine program.

From conversation and laughter in our bar to our stylish dining rooms of heart pine floors and antique brick, you'll come to understand true Charleston hospitality. That is, there's always cause for celebration - of our neighbors, our food and drink and each other. It's our great pleasure to share it with you.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?