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The Ordinary

544 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-5520
+1 843-414-7060
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood tower” (48 reviews)
“razor clams” (25 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
544 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-5520
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was very excited about this place and got a prime booking about a month out. The setting and the service were very nice. we strayed from the basics, ordering mostly fish dishes. My thought process was that we live in a big city and...More

Thank wilkcg03
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I had dinner at the bar at this highly regarded seafood restaurant and if anything it's acclaim is understated. We had an incredible meal and excellent service from Mixologist David. From the first course of 6 different east coast oysters on the...More

Thank BruceW233
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had dinner here last week while in town for business, with colleagues on the upstairs level. We were able to see the lower level from our table, checking out the high energy bar and main entry area. We had a great time, feasting on...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Like many of the restaurants in Charleston it offers a great choice of food made exceptionally well. The atmosphere is very friendly as are the servers. Prices are consistent with all the higher end restaurants in town. You will not be dissapointed.

Thank 4duncan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a somewhat mixed review. Service bad...atmosphere good...food good. It's just sad how servers can make or break one's experience. Perhaps this restaurant has been riding high on its success for so long that it has forgotten that it is in the business of...More

1  Thank jeanniebennett
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. We love seafood and have been to charleston and the area multiple times. I must say we have never had oysters like these local ones. It was like sampling the sea. They also had several other more unique and rare ones and was just...More

Thank Mwilder16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We liked the interior very much and enjoyed very good service, but just didn't see the value we expected. Food was ... ok. The seafood tower is a nice idea, but was a little thin for over $90. Entrees were a bit limited and it...More

Thank RoadWarrier99999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unique atmosphere, very clean, young, fast fast service, seafood was of excellent quality - a bit expensive, but worth it. Portions could have been a bit bigger, they were small. Definitely recommend. Seating is a bit close to other tables, you might overhear the conversations.

Thank marieb313
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This will be a torn review. The menu is designed for grazing, however I spent two hours hungry. With every bite of the each dish, you think its one of the best things you have ever tasted. Then you realize there is only one more...More

1  Thank Chefbigdaddy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our server was very knowledgable about cocktails and the menu. However, once our food arrived, we ate our meal in its entirety without her even checking back. The food was delicious, although not terribly warm, but the portions are so very small...especially for the price....More

Thank amahfood
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Carol C
11 August 2017|
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Response from Jim H | Reviewed this property |
Per my wife, about $21.
Megan B
23 March 2017|
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Response from jmsgso | Reviewed this property |
Nice casual. Jackets not required. My own opinion is that T shirts and flip flops are too sloppy.
5 March 2017|
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Response from marieb313 | Reviewed this property |
It wasn't that it is noisy - but tables are close to each other, so you can easily overhear the conversation of your neighbor. Normal level of business and people talking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 45
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 544 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-5520
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-414-7060
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