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The Grocery

4 Cannon St, Charleston, SC 29403-5402
+1 843-302-8825
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Cannon St, Charleston, SC 29403-5402
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A nice sized restaurant capable of handling larger groups. It had an upscale feel to it. Service was attentive & food was delicious. I ordered the shrimp & grits. It may have not been the best I've ever had, but it was still pretty darn...More

Thank CocoCoppa
Reviewed 6 days ago

My friend and I were thrilled with the delightful menu. Appetizers, "sides" and main menu choices were many. We chose to order and share several items, each being extraordinary. The Grocery has been a favorite restaurant of mine for 2 years, my friend had not...More

Thank RMB2010-321
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delight to find a broad based menu featuring so many vegetables. So many intriguing small plates. Best plan, order several & share. The meat selections , especially the pork loin, were delicious & tender. But the vegetable dishes were the highlight. Excellent, knowledgeable,...More

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious meal, fresh salads/veggies, perfectly-prepared fish. Small menu, but just go with the choices they have and you won't be disappointed. Standouts: Triggerfish - wonderful, sweet, light fish and shrimp salad.

Thank Susan Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, I will be honest - my first choice for my birthday dinner was to go to Husk. But they are a challenge to get into, and in pivoting to plan B, I remembered that I had not yet been to the Grocery. And I've...More

Thank Charming_Karl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our waitress is so friendly and nice . Food was awesome ! Starting with the bread and butter. The butter was out of this world. The oyster was my favorite and the squid pasta was yumssss.

Thank ChindianMonologue
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our server was pleasant, but she had this distinct condescending tone which I found irritating. The choices were not great and the flavor mixes we're trying a bit too hard to be "fancy" and "interesting". They would do better to stick to simpler fare and...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

The Italian butter bean salad was very good as a starter! The whole fish was amazing and perfect to share! Love the atmosphere of the restaurant.

Thank rachc718
Reviewed April 9, 2018

The menu is unusual and many dishes are served family-style. We had some disappointing lackluster dishes - tilefish, carbonara. Our companions enjoyed the soft-shell crab and spaghetti squash, served late. The churros were incredibly delicious. The waitstaff was unavailable when needed. The space is nice....More

Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere with attentive service and great choice of innovative entrees (Easter Basket, Green Eggs and Ham, soft shell crab BLT, etc.). Even while busy, the noise level was good for conversation.

Thank Hal P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Cannon St, Charleston, SC 29403-5402
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-302-8825
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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.
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