We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Fulton Five

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
5 Fulton St, Charleston, SC 29401-1920
+1 843-853-5555
17:30 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

366 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 366: English reviews
Dawsonville, Georgia
Level Contributor
128 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

What a treat. Tucked away on a side street is a gem of a place. Not your red sauce, lasagna, veal or chicken parmesan kind of place. A neat old building creates an intimate dining experience. Appetizer soup and salads were great, especially the seafood salad. The veal chop was just great, a bone in 16 oz chop, flavorful, presented... More 

Thank Bob M
Lake Toxaway, North Carolina
Level Contributor
22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

What a wonderful experience! Food is out of this world, service is second to none, ambiance is unforgettable!

1 Thank dhaltersc
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

Alicia was our waitress--very knowledgeable about the menu and wines. She let us try a taste of several red whites and we finally went with a good basic, inexpensive chianti....very nice. We enjoyed our mushroom salad and arugula salad appetizers and most of the entrees. The duck entree was good. IF you like spicy food, go for the sweet potato... More 

1 Thank lynne b
Level Contributor
55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

Yes, the food (Northern Italian) is very good (especially the Antipasto Spoleto); yes the wine list is outstanding; and yes the location is wonderful. But, the noise level is unbelievable. Fulton Five has been around for many years and has billed itself as "Charleston's most romantic restaurant. " Well, my husband took me there for a special birthday and our... More 

1 Thank Swampwoman
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

The food was wonderfully prepared. The waitress was very knowledgeable yet unobtrusive. The small restaurant was a delight.

1 Thank 460Maggie49
Sanford, North Carolina
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

Took my family there for our mothers 50 birthday. This restaurant is very pricy so know this before you visit. A surprisingly high bill will ruin your experience. Aside from the price this is a must eat while in Charleston. Great wine selection, atmosphere is quaint but with an energetic vibe. Please treat yourself to the charming restaurant.

1 Thank NBWillis
South Carolina
Level Contributor
163 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

This has to be the best restaurant in the city. It can be pricey, but try it out during Restaurant Week. You will be amazed at the quality of the dishes served. They really focus on detail. The desserts "are to die for" !!!!

Thank Munich158
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

We were not planning on doing something this nice for Valentines Day dinner, but we stumble across Fulton Five and saw space at the bar, and they were more that accommodating and made us feel right at home. Had a good bottle of wine, an outstanding plate of mussels to start. I had the osso bucco, which is a personal... More 

Thank Eric P
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

This is a favorite restaurant when we are in Charleston. On this trip, we had an excellent dinner - as usual. Always make reservations. It is a very small, intimate restaurant. They will be ready for you. The wine list is superb as is the menu. It is always an enjoyable experience to try something new and different. I like... More 

1 Thank Bunt42
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

We told the concierge at our hotel that we had booked here and she was less than enthusiastic. We should have listened to her. The outside of the restaurant looked very pretty but the interior was very ordinary. We arrived early and the hostess was most unwelcoming. My starter of Insalata di Mare was excellent but my wife's main of... More 

1 Thank Geoffnlevy

Travellers who viewed Fulton Five also viewed

Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina

Been to Fulton Five? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Fulton St, Charleston, SC 29401-1920
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-853-5555
Fine dining Northern Italian restaurant located in Historic Downtown Charleston

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fulton Five staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?