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Gaulart & Maliclet French Cafe

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98 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-2201
+1 843-577-9797
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cozy, friendly atmosphere with lots of counter space; it's easy to talk to your neighbors. Good cafe fare. I've been here twice, never had to wait long and it's great for a quick meal.

Thank Lavoyageusedunord
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled into this restaurant and so glad we did. Great soup and sandwiches. The charcuterie plate was wonderful! It is small and busy but service is fast but not pushy. Very casual we sat at the bar which is most of the restaurant. Beer and wine. Very authentic

Thank Barbara N
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every trip I take to Charleston, be it business or pleasure, I always make sure to find the time to stop by Gaulart & Maliclent. I have never once had a bad meal or experienced bad service. Everyone is always friendly and ready to help. I have taken meat eaters and vegans and everyone has always been pleased. This is... More 

Thank thejess215
North Carolina
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Clearly, this place caters to locals with very good food and friendly atmosphere. It's small, with mostly bar seating, but the food was top notch. We stopped in on a whim because we were hungry after spending hours in various galleries. They had a soup and sandwich special with a glass of house wine for a small price, I think... More 

Thank mjmalbion
Savannah, Georgia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried Gaulart and Maliclet for a quick lunch on a recent Saturday afternoon. Patrons sit "family style," so you will get to know your neighbors. Get the lunch special. Ours was a sandwich and salad combination that was the perfect portion and included a glass of wine, all for less than $10. The location on Broad Street is convenient... More 

Thank Shari M
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is quite nice. The food samples that we were given were bland. The history of the restaurant was interesting.

Thank VTglobetraveler
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

More a local find, tourists are not likely to stumble upon this quirky, hidden gem. Known to locals as G and M or Fast and French, it is a French focused bistro in a 1950s lunch room setting. Everyone sits at the counter that winds back through the narrow space. Friendly, warm, and energetic. The menu is simple but everyone... More 

Thank Beth S
Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a sweet, unhurried breakfast of coffee, tea and croissants in this very personal and pleasant cafe. It had been recommended by people in our hometown, and we were so happy we visited! We would certainly go back again to try lunch and dinner there!

Thank 9955cool
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go here for dinner as it seemed like a small and cozy restaurant. We entered and there were two small groups ahead of us. They said that had been waiting awhile so we decided to ask the hostess the wait time. Ten minutes later....no hostess. Too busy for us I guess. The couple in front of us... More 

Thank Blockfamly
Greenville, NC
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Provençal sandwich & salad. It was ok. The baguette for the sandwich was mediocre, and the tomatoes tasted like they were fresh from the tasteless section of a standard grocery store; not a farm-to-table experience. Given the strong reviews I'd seen, I was surprised & expected much better.

Thank Philip R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
French, Cafe, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-2201
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-577-9797

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