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Marina Variety Store & Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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17 Lockwood Dr, Ste E, Charleston, SC 29401-1190
+1 843-723-6325
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 06:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 06:30 - 16:00
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LaMarque, Tex
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

O. M. G. This restaurant is near the marina and on the second floor, hence a beautiful view. But that's not the best part of this breakfast. It was the Eggs Benedict! Yes and you can add crab meat if you wish. 😍 The grits were the best I've ever had. They had a stone ground flavor cooked just right.... More 

Thank ABH335
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good variety of food. Breakfast all day. Seafood is fresh. Very relaxed atmosphere. Great service!!!! Convenient to the Citadel.

Thank Kansasgir
British Virgin Islands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Avoid Sunday brunch unless you have loads of time and patience, but it's worth it if you have both. Fantastic food and amazing views. Grace's Bloody Mary's are out of this world!! The grits are fantastic, the jambalaya (served only at night) is better than anything outside of New Orleans, the beer bread is to die for--especially with the honey... More 

Thank puravidaloca5
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is Charleston's best kept secret! We frequent Charleston but have never tried this restaurant before. This restaurant will definitely be our seafood stopping restaurant. We began our dinner with the oyster deviled egg; which was fantastic! We were then served a homemade fresh out of the oven sweet biscuit. The biscuit was very good. For my meal I chose... More 

Thank LeeannLikesFood
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family met at this restaurant with some friends. Ordered a combination plate of oysters and shrimp. The food was good but very skimpy on portion size. For almost $18.00 you should get more than 6 oysters and 6-8 shrimp! Luckily, my wife's portion of baby shrimp was bigger than her appetite so I was able to finish her plate too!... More 

Columbia, SC
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228 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a long weekend in Charleston, my husband and I stayed in City Marina. The Marina Variety Store is right there. We had dinner one night and breakfast our last day there. Excellent! The eggs benedict were cooked perfectly with a nice lemony Hollandaise sauce. It is on the water on the peninsula. There aren't many on the water restaurants... More 

Thank sciencerules03
Bakersfield, California
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friendly atmosphere, fantastic service and good food. Because our dinner was delayed, a plate of calamari was delivered. We hadn't even realized there was a delay! Great southern hospitality.

Thank Gotbookscat
Kalamazoo, MI
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very happy with our breakfast here. The restaurant itself is nothing special but has great views of the water. We tried a little of everything: French toast, biscuits and gravy, cinnamon roll, country fried steak and eggs Benedict. The only thing I would do different is ask for the hashbrowns to be cooked more so they'd be crispy. There was... More 

Thank Sweetiebeak
Charleston, South Carolina
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I search for pancakes that light and fluffy, it is very hard to find. The batter makes the pancakes not soft in most restaurants. This restaurant is the exception, they are very light and taste fantastic. This restaurant has a casual look, and faces the Charleston Harbor. The menu is extensive and every dish I have had there has been... More 

Thank Larry A
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed a nice lunch with excellent views on a gorgeous sunny day. The service was friendly and attentive even though it was busy. The menu offers a lot of yummy choices, we were very pleased with ours! This location is not within walking distance from the historic part of town, but it is very convenient and there is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Lockwood Dr, Ste E, Charleston, SC 29401-1190
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-723-6325
Americana Style Breakfast & Seafood Diner

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?