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Prohibition, Charleston, SC

Prohibition

4.6
4.6
2092 Reviews
$30 and under
American
It's true that Prohibition is a nod to the classic 1920's Speakeasy, but our elevated cuisine and progressive cocktail program are anything but old-fashioned.

At Prohibition you can expect the culinary delights of Executive Chef Greg Garrison to leave you completely Jazzed, from savory local seafood to the finest cuts of meat, each dish is prepared with perfection.

Kick back in our relaxing surroundings and sample the Mixology Expertise of our award winning Bar Team, led by Jim Mc Court. Our professional and passionate team are constantly striving to push the boundaries of excellence with cocktails like the 547 Manhattan and our signature Bacon Maple Old Fashioned to name but a few. Our extensive and imaginative beer, wine and liquor selection insures we can cater to all tastes.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 793-2964

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Greg Garrison

  • Private party facilities

    Located in beautiful downtown Charleston, Prohibition is a 300 capacity full service restaurant with a beautiful, self contained and climate controlled outdoor patio. Choose from 3 different spaces for your event or talk to us about a complete restaurant buyout to accommodate larger parties.

  • Private party contact

    Ray Burns: (843) 793-2964

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    Wolfe

  • Parking details

    There is metered parking on the street (meter stops at 10pm) and a nearby public parking garage.

  • Public transit

    The city of Charleston offers a free trolley- please check their website for details.

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz, Swing and Big Band Music. DJ's late night on the weekends. Dance floor for dancing.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Offers

  • BRUNCH MUSIC

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM,Sat - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    The superb talents of Bluegrass band New Ghost Town play at Prohibition every Saturday & Sunday from 11am-2pm

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What 2,092 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South Carolina

    Lively

  • Charleston

    Hot spot

  • Charleston

    Lively

  • Charleston

    American

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  1. LR

    LRWG

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was great!
  2. J

    Joseph

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious Service was amazing Drink were fantastic 10/10 would recommend Their craft cocktail menu is expansive Had a Disaronno sour made with care the Luxardo cherries were amazing
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding and the food was great.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great unique cocktails
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super Food.. Again!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was too dark; we couldn't read the menu. The tables were very small and the server didn't clear app dishes fast enough. The shrimp and grits were very under seasoned and the steak was overcooked.
  7. WF

    WallaceF

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Very small menu, appetizer was great, entrees were fair
  8. CS

    CourtneyS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drinks are great - live music for Saturday brunch was a great bonus. Food was solid! Especially loved the local grits and white cheddar
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Had a reservation for 5:30. 30 minutes after they opened. Someone, not our server, gave us water and then left. 10 minutes later, the waiter showed up and took our drink order. The food menu is pretty light. The entree selection could be larger. I’d go back but probably not for the food.
  10. C

    Chris

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was not that great. The charcuterie was good although very little charcuterie and more olives and pickles. The catch of the day was swordfish and it was extremally salty. Same with the pasta dish, way to much salt and not to much flavor. Drinks were very good.
  11. MS

    MamaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    We had reservations for 8 and they sat us at a table for 6 and squished us in even though there was a table next to us that would fit us and it was not being used. We waited 15 min for someone to take our drink order and it was not busy.
  12. CM

    CMMTH

    Indiana

    122 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great place for brunch on King Street/
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    Started out great, table was lit with a cute candle. My wine was great, but we quickly discovered the bourbon menu wasn’t up to date, they were missing quite a few and it was severely overpriced for some. The burger was great, the steak was a little mediocre as well as the cheeseboard. Our server was very nice and helpful. At about 9:45 we started to notice tables clearing out around us and started to feel a little rushed to finish our 200$ dinner so they could turn the dining room into a dance floor. We ended up coming back to have a few more drinks later that night and the DJ was great, crowd was a little weird but it turned out to be an overall good time.
  14. G

    Gooch

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The staff here are lively and efficient. Cool to see how they pump out great food from a smaller than average sized kitchen.
  15. FD

    FoodDoctor

    Charlotte

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Service: waitress was excellent: hostesses pleasant and welcoming Bar: very good, cocktails a plus Food: average, seasoning was lacking. Lacked originality with ingredients. Plating was sloppy. Dessert: limited however their doughnuts where very good. The dish is shareable. Noise: Loud! Ambiance: upscale bar attempt; fun atmosphere
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner on first night in Charleston!
  17. MC

    MCRG1

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved charred wings - the best!
  18. HT

    HappyTravelers

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! The bar servers were very friendly and made people feel very welcome! Enjoyed happy hour at the bar then dinner. Food was exceptional, service was refreshingly excellent!!! Well done Prohibition Team, you made our experience very memorable! Definitely a must do while in Charleston!!! 😃
  19. L

    Lamony

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good brunch menu and enjoyed the music!!
  20. KA

    KATHYZ

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We sat at a high top and barstool super uncomfortable and small. We had part of 8 so they were not able to move us to a different table. Otherwise good and service great. Outside area and back bar super nice, went there after dinner.
  21. CF

    ChristieF

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, lyric, was awesome! We sat on the patio which was so pretty! The food was great and mimosa delicious. I had the Baratta salad - it was huge and the sour dough croutons were so good.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food but very loud
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Had a dinner reservation and was seated and served water right away. Never acknowledged again by any of the staff. Waited over twenty minutes before leaving and finding dinner elsewhere.
  24. b

    bigstack

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food.
  25. JG

    JenniferG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing - we've been several times over the years when travelling to Charleston and we continue to be surprised with how fantastic it is. :)
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was fresh and delicious! There was live music which created an energetic vibe.
  27. M

    Mgweisman

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were met at the hostess stand and seated immediately (we had reservations) on the back patio, which was a lovely setting. Our waiter, Chris, greeted us and shared his recommendations cocktails and food. We took him up on his suggestions and we were not disappointed. We ordered the whipped ricotta toast which was outstanding. Very flavorful pistachio pesto drizzled on top on whipped ricotta and sprinkled with roasted broccoli. It was layered on perfectly toasted bread. It was outstanding. We then shared the Brussel sprouts which were pan fried and seasoned to perfection. The burger was one of the best. Very flavorful, juicy and cooked again to perfection. The bacon jam made this burger! Our cocktails were also interesting. This was a great find which we plan on sharing with all! We look forward to returning.
  28. L

    Leah

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food! Would definitely dine here again.
  29. OD

    OlivierD

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and service. A little too loud. Overall recommended.
  30. E

    Excellent

    Dallas

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really good food and our server was attentive and fast!
  31. V

    Vince

    Tampa

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Not a great experience. Server offered a bourbon that was not available. I decided to just have a beer. The beer I ordered off the menu was not available. Had the $20 burger. It was good. Fries were really good. I don’t live in Charleston so it probably doesn’t matter but I wouldn’t come back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome !!! They had live band. Food was amazing wings are an absolute must try ! It’s loud but lively !
  33. F

    Foodie2014

    Nashville

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    The local cheese board as an appetizer was very good. The main dishes we had were just okay. I can see why their happy hour isn’t advertised or encouraged. It’s just local local draft beer, a mule and red or white wine for $7 each. And only for a true hour (5-6pm) instead of like some places where it can start at 4pm and last until 7pm. The service was poor. We mentioned we were done and didn’t need anything else three times before she got the hint we were ready for the bill.
  34. j

    jackibp

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrating my friend’s birthday. He trained as a Chef in Florence and NYC. Eater description was more of a speakeasy- actually more C and W. However, initial arrival, front was loud,. I asked my friend to check out the patio, what an oasis. Beautiful greenery, quiet- table could have wobbled a little less, but minimal distraction. Cocktails amazing- server friendly, helpful, freely provided suggestions, not pushy, I felt bad we had the Table farthest away so she zoomed back and forth checking on us. I’m a “northern” person and I have to say Shrimp and grits were stupendous. The Warthog drink- outstanding. My friend’s Sazeraque was very good and PEI Moules were wonderful- beautiful whipped ricotta. For our first dining adventure in Charleston- amazing and memorable.
  35. h

    henryt

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    In town on a road trip. Sword fish special was awesome. Great cocktails. Love the patio.
  36. S

    Scott

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was amazing. The strip steak was the best I've had. Atmosphere was great. We'll return here on future visits to Charleston
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The high table chairs were not comfortable. The hostess was great and moved us.
  38. EH

    EvaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Sunday night. 7:30. No live music with dinner. Disappointing for us because we were hoping for some live music in Charleston.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall great. Gave the 4 stars on the food because the blue cheese au gratin potatoes were cold. We didn’t say anything because it was still edible and tasted good but wished they were warm. Our server was great and the atmosphere amazing. We are in town for our wedding anniversary so this was a great place for us to start our week of celebrations
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I thought it was a cool restaurant and experience. However I thought the food was too expensive for taste and quality. Definitely would go again for the drinks!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Prohibition is rated 4.6 stars by 2092 OpenTable diners.

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 23 times today
Google Map for Prohibition

547 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Wolfe

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    There is metered parking on the street (meter stops at 10pm) and a nearby public parking garage.

  • Public transit

    The city of Charleston offers a free trolley- please check their website for details.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Greg Garrison

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz, Swing and Big Band Music. DJ's late night on the weekends. Dance floor for dancing.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (843) 793-2964

  • Private party facilities

    Located in beautiful downtown Charleston, Prohibition is a 300 capacity full service restaurant with a beautiful, self contained and climate controlled outdoor patio. Choose from 3 different spaces for your event or talk to us about a complete restaurant buyout to accommodate larger parties.

  • Private party contact

    Ray Burns: (843) 793-2964

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