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Middleton Place Restaurant

4300 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7200
+1 843-266-7477
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“catfish stew” (11 reviews)
“peanut soup” (7 reviews)
“torte” (14 reviews)
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American, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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4300 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7200
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'd already planned in advance to eat here while visiting Middleton Place, but it became very convenient to eat lunch there when it started raining. The rain had stopped by the time we finished lunch. My wife had a salad with a side of okra...More

Thank jarhead21865
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In deciding to tour Middleton Place, we scheduled our visit also to visit this restaurant. Loved the atmosphere! There are windows surrounding the dining room where we sat, so it's almost like eating al fresco (but without the bugs!). I had She Crab Soup and...More

Thank beachnerd0704
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was overwhelmed with our experience at this beautiful plantation. The heirloom tomato and cucumber salad was the best I've ever had. Our server said that about 80% of their produce used is grown in their own garden. I then had their fish of the...More

Thank FlWhiteHouse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying in the Inn of the plantation, We had the opportunity to have dinner and lunch is this restaurant. The food quality, service and ambiance is excellent. If you are in Charleston it worth the trip that probably is not more that 15-20 min, One...More

Thank goldtrip
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch and were seated right away. The food was a good mix of southern fare and not terribly expensive.

Thank Frank-Staunton-VA
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Sitting amid the oldest landscaped gardens in America at Middleton Place, this restaurant offers convenient and delicious dining with a beautiful view. We stopped for lunch after a morning of walking and a house tour there. The menu had some very nice sounding selections, but...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is a good place to break up a visit to this extensive property. Very popular. the food is good. it is a "sit down" restaurant, rather than the usual historic site eating place.

Thank FChas
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

My friends and I recently had dinner at the Middleton Place Restaurant. We were so excited with the beautiful woodland setting. The fried oysters were so over fried that they were dark brown and grainy. The only salad offered was one of frisée when there...More

Thank CharleneDC
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I enjoyed my fish of the day, but the others in my group were disappointed in their meal. The fried oysters were hard and overcooked and the fried chicken was dry and overcooked. One person said her salad had too much dressing. The she crab...More

Thank nreigle
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

I was very disappointed with this restaurant. The restaurant has plenty of seating and a wonderful outdoor area. Unfortunately, we were not asked if we would like to sit outside and didn't know about the area until we left. There is a small selection of...More

Thank Mari9
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Will be coming to visit in about a week. Can you order the buffet for lunch. Loved it last time, but came later in the year. Thanks.
21 February 2017|
Response from Don B | Property representative |
The Restaurant has not yet established a firm timetable for beginning the traditional lunch buffet this spring.As of this writing, it's anticipated that the buffet will be offered in the first or second week of March. Since... More
can one go just to restauant to eat and not tour gardens just ay for food at restaurant
28 March 2016|
Response from Don B | Property representative |
Hello, and thank you for your interest in the Middleton Place Restaurant! The restaurant is open for lunch 11am-3pm daily, and it does require a general admission ticket to the historic site. If you'd like to come to... More
Absolutely would love to see the menu.
31 August 2015|
Response from Don B | Property representative |
So glad you asked! You can go to the Middleton Place website's front page and click on "Restaurant" in the tab at the top of the page, Then scroll down to see the lunch menu, folflowed at the bottom by a tab to click to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
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18:00 - 20:00
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18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4300 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7200
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-266-7477
  • E-mail
Middleton Place Restaurant strives to integrate the freshest local ingredients in a blended style of traditional Southern cuisine with a contemporary edge. A lead supporter of South Carolina farmers, about fifty percent of the Restaurant's dinner menu is either from the plantation garden or locally sourced seafood and poultry. Nestled among centuries old live oak trees, Middleton Place Restaurant offers an unrivaled combination of historic and present day delights. General Admission to Middleton Place required for Lunch service only.
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