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3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4814
+1 843-559-9090
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I would highly recommend eating outside at the Coop with Nicole. On a chilly evening when we could not get a table inside the Coop provided a warm environment with heaters and a burn barrel. Nicole was working behind the bar and was great company. The Coop is a very nice addition to the best restaurant in town.

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1 Thank Jkenney9
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This has always been a favorite since it opened. The French flair..the down to earth fabulous employees...Chef Fred has created a gem! "Shorty"...our server was wonderful!

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1 Thank judy r
Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just incredible! We have been to many notable restaurants in Charleson (Such as Hall's, Oak, Hanks, Magnolias, etc), but this place is by far our favorite. The food is never less than spectacular and their hospitality beats all. The owner is such a gentleman. We love speaking with him each time we are there. In addition, his wait staff are... More 

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2 Thank Hannah B
Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had another great brunch at the Fat Hen today! Our server, Nicky, was friendly and efficient, as usual. The great food, good service and fun atmosphere are the reasons we return to the Fat Hen time and time again! Thanks for the good times! Maggie

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2 Thank 12Highlander62
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this review

Maggie, Thank you for joining us again for brunch! We are so happy you and your guests enjoyed yourselves! Come back and see us again soon. More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu is complete and French. Hard to choose over all the appropriate garlic and sauce laden drool provoking choices. Although the bill at the end will make you weep, so will the succulent bites until then! Perfect location for a special occasion. Tucked away in an old house among 100 year old oak trees. Romance is in the air.... More 

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1 Thank Karencat-rt
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about Fat Hen. We are so happy you enjoy our menu and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome food with a great wine selection. They had some amazing stone crabs as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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1 Thank Gaineya
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant with lots of choices on the menu. I have visited once for dinner but will definitely be back next time I am in the area. nothing but good things to say about it.

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1 Thank Matt M
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this review

Matt, thank you for your kind words! Next time you're on Johns Island, please come visit again! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved everything about The Fat Hen. It's a little outside of the city, but easy to get to by car. It's casual and quirky, with a totally fun drink menu. Our meals were excellent, as was the service. Our server, Nicky, was warm, friendly and efficient, and was knowledgeable and helpful in helping me put together a gluten-free meal... More 

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2 Thank Vicki F
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this review

Vicki, Thank you for your kind words in your review. We pride ourselves in our knowledgeable, friendly service staff. We are also happy we were able to get your card back to you safe and sound! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Happy Holidays! More 

Upstate SC
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133 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get reservations early, as it is very busy. But it's very busy for a reason! Amazing food. Mussels are great, crab soup delic, shrimp and grits are amazing, as is the coq au vin chicken. Highly recommended!!!

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1 Thank rc5695
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit to Fat Hen. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Johns Island, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I started visiting here for Sunday brunch. We were delighted and have been dining here ever since. Service is wonderful and menu changes from time to time. Make sure to ask for daily specials!

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1 Thank Becky W
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this review

Becky, We are so glad you enjoy our Sunday brunch along with our specials! We look forward to seeing you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4814
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Johns Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-559-9090
Description
Chef Fred Neuville is excited to embark on his first solo venture. "With Fat Hen, I am striving to create a neighborhood restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere and signature French-inspired Southern cuisine," he says. "Johns Island is a fast-growing area and I believe island residents - along with others from around Charleston - will appreciate what we have to offer." Fat Hen's main dishes center around innovative French classics with Low country flourishes, sourced from the finest local produce farmers. The Braised Chicken features locally raised free-range chicken braised in red wine with rich bacon lardons, root vegetables & mushrooms. Fat Hen's Short Rib, a favorite signature dish among family and friends, is braised for hours in a rich veal broth.

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