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East Bay Meeting House Bar & Cafe

160 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2140
+1 843-723-3446
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“tapas” (12 reviews)
“quiche” (11 reviews)
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Cafe, French, American, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
160 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2140
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had reservations at another establishment nearby and glanced at the menu as we walked by. The dishes offered caught our attention as well as the ambiance so we popped in to ask if we needed a reservation. We were seated immediately and had an...More

Thank 2cents3grands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have fallen in love with this quaint and charming cafe. We have dined there many times for both breakfast and dinner and each and every time we have enjoyed the experience on many levels. This intimate setting in the heart of...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was wandering around downtown Charleston after meeting up with two friends. Decided to get a bite to eat and walked past The Meeting House. I was drawn in by the window table with white tablecloth and a nice looking appetizer. The interior is intimate, comfortable,...More

Thank Allijam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small spot and was pretty empty by the time I stopped by in mid-afternoon. It wasn't only patrons that were lacking. One woman seemed to be serving the role of bartender, waitress and dishwasher. By her own admission she had dishes to...More

Thank Anna911
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The main reason to go here is for the local poetry reading on Monday. The food was good but the menu was Very limited with only 4 entrees. Still, the service was great and the place was very comfortable.

Thank FSB018
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is a charming little cafe near the Waterfront Park, right smack in the middle of the hustle and bustle of historic Charleston. I had eaten a late lunch so I stopped here for dessert and coffee and–I’ll confess–to charge up my phone. The cafe...More

Thank kaenhu
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely cafe, with comfortable tables, great jazz in the background, and a TV silently playing films from the 50's and early 60's. Happy hour on weekdays is a great deal. Had breakfast, and really enjoyed our food, and excellent coffee. Highly recommended!

Thank Andy_from_Broomall
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This is a nice little bar-cafe with historic atmosphere in the old part of Charleston. They have a nice selection of sandwiches and salads for lunch as well as a nice desert selection of home baked items. Nicely prepared and presented. Price a little on...More

Thank CraigLO_11
Reviewed 5 May 2017

My husband and I were walking around East Bay St looking for a place to eat dinner, our first night in Charleston. We did not have reservations. We looked at the more popular places and they seemed very crowded and very expensive. We found this...More

Thank Louise R
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I hope and trust I am reviewing the correct establishment. My wife and I had iced coffees at the sidewalk tables at East Bay and really enjoyed not only the coffee, but watching all the people go by. I recall it being very friendly.

Thank Dave G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2140
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-723-3446
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