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Anson, Charleston, SC

Anson

4.8
4.8
3745 Reviews
$50 and over
Southern
Anson was named one of OpenTable's 50 Best Southern Restaurants in America for 2018 |

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 577-0551

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Shaun Connolly

  • Private party contact

    Phil Pettus: (843) 577-0551

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Parking details

    Parking on the street as well as a pay-lot next to the restaurant and across the street.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 3,745 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Southern

  • Charleston

    Best Overall

  • Charleston

    Best Food

  • Charleston

    Best Service

  • Charleston

    Best Ambiance

  • Charleston

    Best Value

  • Charleston

    Great for fine wines

  • Charleston

    Romantic

  • Charleston

    Good for special occasions

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! We ate on the upper level, which I recommended, it’s more of a private setting, more space and quieter.
  2. KT

    KathleenT

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was outstanding and Jackson was the best waiter ever!
  3. KS

    KeithS

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to visit Charleston and very pleased with the food and outstanding service Will come back again!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    25th Anniversary
  5. DR

    DanR

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, good service, good ambiance. Would recommend!
  6. SF

    SwampFox

    Charlotte

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and nicely renovated space. Perfect for a date or, as we were, a family dinner for 3 after seeing a basketball game at The Citadel.
  7. M

    Mikes

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good all around, service, food, ambiance.
  8. HL

    HeatherLynnn

    West Palm Beach

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. Service was beyond. Every dish we ordered was fabulous. I had the flounder and my husband had the grouper, both equally AMAZING. The penne with the crab was a spectacular addition to the meal. We will definitely be back out next visit to Charleston.
  9. JG

    JohnnyG

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. Our waiter Jackson was outstanding
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistent and delicious!!
  11. KN

    KathyN

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu selections were wonderful.Something for everyone. Anson’s is one of our favorites in Charleston and perfect for special birthday or anniversary celebrations.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience in a beautiful restaurant. Tariq, our waiter, was very personable and knowledgeable. He gave us great recommendations for wine and food. Needless to say, our meal was superb! On top of that, the manager checked to see how our meal was. We will be coming back and highly recommend this restaurant!
  13. OB

    OfftheBeatenPath

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    TOO SALTY - this restaurant loves salt. We ordered a shrimp baked appetizer which was very good but the bread crumbs or whatever it was baked in was super salty. Maybe if they had served bread as well it would have helped soak up the salt. We both had seafood and both dishes also had a ton of salt. Unfortunately it overpowered the meal. Everything else was very good; service, decor, ambiance, timing, wine…. the kitchen just needs to cut back on the salt.
  14. S

    Sush

    St. Louis

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very classy- excellent cuisine, fine service. We are locals and love to dine here at least once a quarter. Never disappoints.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anson is a lovely restaurant in Charleston. The decor and ambiance are English elegance. The food was amazing. We had the crispy trout, a signature dish for 31 years. It was delicious. We also had the brussel sprouts which were amazing. They have a nice selection of wines by the glass and a great wine list. The staff were exceptional and the management thanked use several times for dining choosing to dine with them. I definitely recommend this restaurant.
  16. RP

    RichardP

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice experience. Friendly greeting from all staff. Excellent description of menu items by waiter with very good recommendations. Food was quite good. 3rd visit and have enjoyed every one.
  17. TX

    TXJP

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Don't sleep on Anson. The service, food, and ambiance - it's all top-notch. I've visited Charleston a lot and have often fallen for the more challenging restaurants to get into, and they were fine, but this was great. This was flawless service (thanks Darnell), and the food was terrific with fresh ingredients that I would swear were in the ground, sea, or roaming in a pasture earlier in the day.
  18. VM

    ValerieM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, excellent food and great service. Love the upstair, beautiful chandeliers and dark dining room (very romantic), loved it. We will be coming back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service. Staff were attentive without being intrusive. Knowledgeable and able to answer questions about food origins and spirits Highly recommend.
  20. MW

    MikeW

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were a party of 3, we ordered 2 Grouper prefer and 1 flounder. When our entrees came we got 1 grouper and 2 flounder, waiter apologized but no change of order or credit??
  21. D

    Dawn

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service and reasonable prices. Definitely recommend!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The waiter was unfriendly.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful vintage restaurant with excellent service and five star culinary delight! Best flounder I’ve ever had! Can’t wait to return!
  24. t

    toodogsus

    Charleston

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb, as always! We adore Mike who always takes such great care of guests. Darnell is a delightful server. Phil ensures everything is top notch. The food was outstanding. Charleston’s best kept secret for locals!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend Ansons for a special night out. The food is amazing! Fried green tomatoes and grilled whole flounder is to die for. Great staff too.
  26. JH

    JohnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael who greets you is genteel and a character . Rayph behind the bar is a fine purveyor of tasty cocktails . Peter , Darnell and Phil are all class acts. The food is amazingly tasty . Go to Anson
  27. PT

    PalmTreeFoodie

    Naples

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made a 2nd trip here recently and arranged our driving to allow for a night in Charleston and of course, Anson’s! Excellent experience from the first greeting by the hostess, to the friendly waitstaff - and our entrees were perfection prepared. We ordered the house specialty the Crispy Flounder—already planning our next visit!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent! It was a wonderful evening!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been here a couple times before and have loved it. I wanted to share this experience with my husband. He too now loves Anson’s. The service is impeccable. The food was phenomenal, the fried green tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, and Grouper were th best we have had. My husband doesn’t like tomatoes or Brussel sprouts…but now he does or he did here! This place is consistently great. The host at the door and all staff especially our waiter were so polite and went above and beyond!! We went her for my 50th birthday!
  31. AF

    AlexFlorida

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anson's is a must stop in Charleston, SC. The whole flounder is one of the best entrees I have ever had. I love it and crave it. They had the braised lamb as a special the night I was there, and it was also amazing. My wife and I split it with the flounder. Duck fat apple pie or crumble tops it off. Very nice staff and atmosphere. Love it.
  32. S

    Steve

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service all around. Will definitely be.back
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent highly recommend
  34. S

    Steve

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience! Fantastic menu and incredible service!
  35. JB

    JenniferB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVED everything about our dinner at Anson's! Fun, engaging staff and AMAZING food!! Best Filet I've ever had!! The Flounder was fantastic! The Grouper was delicious!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Second time to Ansons. Always great food and service.
  37. KH

    KelliH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and amazing service. Would go back over and over again.
  38. MB

    MaryBeth

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scallops and shrimp & grits were amazing!!🤩
  39. WW

    WWms

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They are famous for their crispy flounder and it lives up to the billing. They also have a crab salad special now that is fabulous. Otherwise, the beet salad is great, as is their Caesar. The scallops have been my order for our last 2 trips and they do not disappoint. All the staff is friendly, helpful and competent. It can be loud and sometimes chilly, so take a jacket, in case.
  40. r

    redwing1

    Greensboro

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good, Not great or memorable. Both flounder and grouper well prepared and tasty but not delicious where you immediately want to eat it again. And a small issue-no bread service. We like bread with bottle of wine waiting for dinner

FAQs

Anson offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 577-0551.

Anson is rated 4.8 stars by 3745 OpenTable diners.

Anson does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
Google Map for Anson

12 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking on the street as well as a pay-lot next to the restaurant and across the street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Shaun Connolly

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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