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The Grocery

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

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Beets and Berries
Spiced pecans, ricotta salata, creme fraiche
Sweet Corn Pudding
Chanterelle mushrooms, pancetta, corn
Wood Roasted Peaches
Ossabaw pork ‘lonzardo’, spiced pecans
Crispy Eggplant
Spiced honey, goat cheese, pickled eggplant
Evoking memories of the small-town grocery, executive chef and owner Kevin Johnson has created a gathering place of warmth and familiarity, with a menu based on seasonal ingredients available from local and regional farmers and fishermen he knows and has worked with for many years. The Grocery’s kitchen is stocked with house-made charcuterie and fresh, local fish and seafood, and the restaurant accommodates an in-house canning program to preserve fresh produce for the menu. An extensive cocktail and wine list are available as is craft beer on tap, and a wood-burning oven heightens the cordial atmosphere in the former furniture warehouse.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been here in a while- Charleston has a lot of great places to eat and it was a pleasure coming back here. They smoke their own meats/charcuterie and the appetizer was wonderful. Had 2 entrees of the flounder and swordfish. Service was attentive and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank welchr1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Party of 19 spread over 2 tables. Very appealing atmosphere, comfortable/open/clean/spare/hip look. Our servers were outstanding, as was the food. Food was very fresh, loved a wide variety of dishes-whole grouper fish, beef. Creative and delicious apps. Drinks v good, but not very generous. Yummy...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu features creative offerings that combine unique ingredients that NEVER disappoint! It’s a particularly great choice for anyone who prefers a vegetarian meal. Tonight, I enjoyed a butternut squash dish with pomegranate and scallops with parsnips and grapes. What a terrific dining experience. Our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SuzanBFamilia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Due to the vagaries of multiple people booking restaurants while in town for a conference, I ended up having dinner here on successive days. On both occasions the service was excellent, timely, courteous, knowledgeable, and the food was simply magnificent. On both nights we shared...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank VelkyAl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food, cool vibe, great service. Our waitress, Jamie, was awesome. The food was different but really really good. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 611kristenr
Reviewed October 29, 2018

The food was delicious and well put together. The flavors were outside the box and the combinations unique. We were seated around 7:30 and the place was relatively empty. We were seated in the side room, which had little activity and not much flavor. We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jeff D
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Our Sunday dinner at The Grocery was the best of our Charleston trip. Service was great and all of the 4 dishes we tried were off the charts, especially the whole grilled snapper. Highly recommended

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 678TomA
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

... it’s clear that the emphasis on quality local ingredients prepared on site from scratch is the key that works magic at The Grocery ... experienced the most moist and tasty sword fish floating on bright Mediterranean flavors EVER! ... this is a real gem...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank frankm350
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

I wish The Grocery were in New York. I would go over and over again. The atmosphere and open kitchen are done beautifully. The wine list is simple and well curated to match the flavors of the seasonal food. The menu is also perfectly culled,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kbern8721
Reviewed October 21, 2018

An executive chef from another well-known restaurant recommended The Grocery. He knew what he was talking about. The roasted peaches were super flavorful and one of those exotic menu items that you wouldn’t find many places. A home run. We shared a pan roasted flounder...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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