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Anson Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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12 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401-2018
+1 843-577-0551
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Glenview, Illinois
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Chose this restaurant to show my family a true Charleston dining experience. We at upstairs in the restored old house and the dining room was very warm and inviting, quiet for conversation and relaxing. Our server was excellent, very friendly, helpful with menu descriptions and did not rush us. The flounder is a local speciality and did not disappoint. Oysters... More 

Thank Diane K
Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located in the heart of Market Street district, Anson offers a fun and energetic place to enjoy some great Southern style seafood. We had the flounder and scallops both were delicious. And on reputation- the Bandanna Cream Pie- sounds heavy but it was not- light and delicious. Our server was very nice but seemed stretched to be as attentive as... More 

Randleman, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited during restaurant week and took advantage of the 3 course meal. Each course was superb. She crab soup appetizer, shrimp and grits and filet were all excellent. Creme brulee and almond shell ice cream with berries were tasty. While we were full when we left, nothing was overdone. Great wine list too!

Thank MaryAnn D
New York City, New York
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently visited Anson Restaurant in Charleston South Carolina, with my friends, which was highly recommended to us. Your restaurant is beautifully decorated, and the atmosphere is warm and comfortable. The food was excellent as recommended to us. However, unfortunately we were very disappointed with our server Brian. He was very unprofessional, loud and what I would call disrespectful. First,... More 

Thank r4mazza
Hilton Head, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just came from here where the two of us spent $170.. yes 2 glasses of wine each. We ordered the 3 course dinner for $40 each. Never have we been more disappointed in a meal. The she-crab soup was nothing but water with tiny bits of crab. My husband got the shrimp and grits...6 tiny little shrimp! I got... More 

Thank Elisabeth N
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is very nice, staff nice and friendly. Our server was knowledgeable and efficient. We all enjoyed an excellent meal. Definately worth a visit. We were impressed by the owner having a brief chat about the food and service...this was a nice touch.

Thank RichardBejah
Virginia, USA
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Almost a family atmosphere with excellent food. Casual but helpful wait staff. Crabcake was excellent. She-crab soup and catfish were very good. I would definitely return.

Thank Cliff S
Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever corporate visitors come to my plant they all want to go to Ansons for the crispy flounder. The word has gotten around. We book the upstairs room and the staff is just wonderful. Never once has anyone been disappointed with the food or the service. Great place to relax, chat and not feel rushed through dinner.

Thank keith c
Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, it was not difficult at all to get reservations for Christmas Day. The atmosphere was lovely and the food was quite tasty. I had the crispy flounder and my husband had the pork shank. Both were excellent. My husband may sometimes grumble that portions are not generous enough. Not here! The pork shank plate was defintely enough... More 

Thank Susie S
Middletown, New Jersey
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329 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the catfish meal...which was accompanied with shrimp in a delicious sauce. Shrimp and grits app was also very tasty. Service was very good and added to a great night out.

Thank Michelle S

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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$30 - US$40
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401-2018
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-577-0551

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?