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High Cotton Charleston

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199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605 (Cumberland)
+1 843-724-3815
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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Sun Valley-Ketchum, Idaho
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Like many of the restaurants on E. Bay you need to make reservations. Serve was excellent and food was better! Interior is very cold l too -

Thank Katie H
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great bartender with an affinity for someone's personal taste... Patrick knew our next thoughts! Highly recommended!!!

Thank Lauren N
Coral Springs
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant is located in downtown Charleston just off of Market Street. Nice subdued atmosphere with music on weekends. Good menu for fish and steaks. My brother-in-law and I ordered Tuna steak which comes with a very nice Green Pea Risotto. An additional side comes with it and we ordered Parmeson Fries. Everything was delicious. My wife and sister-in-law ordered... More 

Thank Botach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the half bottle of champagne with mixers to start. French toast is enough to feed a small village. Chicken sandwich was to die for! Pimento cheese was a nice addition! Would def eat there again. Easy to make a reservation on open table.

Thank Marci A
Charleston, South Carolina
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133 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We brought some out of town relatives to High Cotton so they could experience our awesome seafood. Except for the service, everything was excellent. Everything from the drinks, appetizers, entrees, and dessert were top tier. Unfortunately, the service was painfully slow. We are diners and we enjoy a relaxed and leisurely paced dinner. However, when you have to wait 20... More 

Thank KNV_tamu
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our service was incredibly slow for Sunday brunch, and though the food was okay, there was way too much of certain parts that caused dishes to be off balanced. It took us about 15 minutes until our server even got to us for drink orders, then our appetizer took 30+ minutes to get to our table (it wasn't cold, and... More 

Thank Kelly D
New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We did not have a reservation, but we were welcomed warmly and given the last table (even though we were just two, and the table was set for four). Dinner was delicious, service was lovely, wine list is quite good. We will be back.

Thank AMWNewHampshire
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was by far our best dining experience in charleston. Ambiance great, staff great, dinner perfection. I had soft shell crabs and strawberry salad. My husband had breaded fried lobster with scallops. Our cocktails were great and wine list was seriously wonderful. I have no words to describe this eating experience. Except to say do not miss this restaurant. Three... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent dinner at High Cotton recently and would recommend it without hesitation. We enjoyed the ambience and the server, Jonathan, was knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. We had the crab stuffed mushrooms as a starter and followed with the night's special fish entree (John Dory with Carolina rice). The restaurant also has a very nice bar with live... More 

Thank discerningguest1951
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely ambiance, attentive service,delicious food and to top it all off, great jazz in the bar for after dinner

Thank nrfunke

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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$31 - US$40
Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-724-3815
High Steppin' Lowcountry Living. It's a feeling of warmth and celebration that begins the moment you step inside. You'll find it in our gracious, knowledgable servers, expertly prepared dishes and a remarkable cocktail and wine program.

From conversation and laughter in our bar to our stylish dining rooms of heart pine floors and antique brick, you'll come to understand true Charleston hospitality. That is, there's always cause for celebration - of our neighbors, our food and drink and each other. It's our great pleasure to share it with you.

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