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Michael's on the Alley

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Hutson Alley, 39E John Street, Charleston, SC 29403
+1 843-203-3000
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17:30 - 22:00
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Charleston, SC, United States
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78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I met my college roommate and best friend of 64 years for dinner to discuss our round the world odessey later this year. We had a delicious 32 oz Tomahawk rib steak cooked to perfection. With two sides, garlic mashed potatos and creamed spinach, and a bottle of Oregon State Pinot Noir for $100. I thought it a great deal... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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123 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, menu had a lot of options. Ordered steak, husbands scallops didn't come out until we were done with the meal. It was good, but not good enough to be recommended by a hotel. And there was NO One there on Friday at 7 pm, which says a lot. It's a beautiful restaurant but not sure how long they... More 

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Ansbach, Bayern, Germany
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The downstairs dining room is filled with traditional oversized tables, booths, and chairs. Unfortunately, we were seated upstairs and found small tables and very small/uncomfortable chairs. To begin, the upstairs ambiance and comfort is not what I would expect at this price point. We asked to be seated in one of the numerous open booths, but was told that they... More 

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Thank AndrewG845
Kinsey R, Public Relations Manager at Michael's on the Alley, responded to this review

Hi Andrew, Thank you so much for reaching out. Our guest's feedback is very important to us and we sincerely apologize about your recent visit. We strive to provide a five-star experience in all areas, so we are very sorry to hear that you left disappointed. I have shared this feedback with our management team. Again, thank you for bringing... More 

Clemson
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Michael's on the Alley for our one year. We started out with cocktails that were delicious. Then started out with the special small plate with scallops in a Gouda cream sauce served in a scallop shell. Best scallops I've ever eaten. We both got a steak that was cooked to perfection, wet aged for 60 days. The... More 

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Thank hambone843
Kinsey R, Public Relations Manager at Michael's on the Alley, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at Michael's on the Alley and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, The Marketing Team holyictyhospitality.com More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We celebrated a "milestone" birthday at Michaels. The food was outstanding, can recommend the filet, prime rib and salmon. Side were sharable and delicious. Setting quiet and private.

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Thank Jon A
Kinsey R, Public Relations Manager at Michael's on the Alley, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at Michael's on the Alley and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, The Marketing Team holyictyhospitality.com More 

Mercer, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

This restaurant was recommended to me by my concierge and it was one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. I ordered the table side Caesar, the Bruschetta on special, and the filet which was cooked to perfection. A lot of people do not know about this restaurant because it is literally in an alley. However it is... More 

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Thank CigarNWhiskeyExpert
Kinsey R, Public Relations Manager at Michael's on the Alley, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at Michael's on the Alley and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, The Marketing Team holyictyhospitality.com More 

CT
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Very interesting building this restaurant is in. Loved the high ceilings and the brick walls. My husbands steak was cooked perfectly and I enjoyed the salmon I ordered. It is pricey but it was our treat to one another. Highly recommend Michael's.

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Thank CtMarie
Kinsey R, Public Relations Manager at Michael's on the Alley, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at Michael's on the Alley and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, The Marketing Team holyictyhospitality.com More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Dinner and service was great! I know it sounds silly but I had the best ginger ale of my life here. The steak was perfect, the sides were delicious, the salads were fresh and flavorful, and the service was informative and attentive. The tiramisu wasn't my favorite but that is me finding one thing that was sub par. I would... More 

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Thank Jennifer A
Kinsey R, Public Relations Manager at Michael's on the Alley, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at Michael's on the Alley and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, The Marketing Team holyictyhospitality.com More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

There were four of us, and we were all happy with our meals. Nice selection of wine by the glass. Excellent service. Noise level was such that we could carry on a conversation without any trouble.

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Kinsey R, Public Relations Manager at Michael's on the Alley, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at Michael's on the Alley and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, The Marketing Team holyictyhospitality.com More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

besides outstanding steaks, they surpassed our expectations with the flavors in the oysters Rockefeller..a superb meal with excellent attentive service. only issue was they overcharged for the wine...a computer problem?? not the waiter's fault....I guess the manager can't read his own menu?

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Thank Mike-n-Linda2514
Kinsey R, Public Relations Manager at Michael's on the Alley, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at Michael's on the Alley and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, The Marketing Team holyictyhospitality.com More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$75
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hutson Alley, 39E John Street, Charleston, SC 29403
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-203-3000
Description
Michael's on the Alley is your prime choice,
offering succulent steaks,
fresh seafood, and signature prime rib.

Tucked off Historic King Street sits Michael's, Charleston's ultimate dining experience. Serving the highest quality cuts from Meats by Linz out of Chicago, a third-generation family business, Michael's features USDA Prime Angus and Choice steaks, beautifully marbled and wet or dry-aged to your desire. Our flavor means business, from land or sea we provide an authentic dining experience with a side of Charleston hospitality.

Reservations recommended.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?