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Fat Hen

3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4814
+1 843-559-9090
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (104 reviews)
“mussels” (106 reviews)
“coq au vin” (29 reviews)
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French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4814
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had mussels with a white wine and aioli broth with plenty of fresh crusty bread, shrimp and grits with Tasso gravy, and the house white wine to wash it down. Everything was very tasty and reasonably priced. Sign for restaurant easy to miss and I...More

1  Thank Randy T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had friends visiting and they wanted to take us to brunch. We decided to go to the Fat Hen. We were on time for our reservation (you definitely need one) but our table was not ready. It was a comfortable afternoon so we went...More

1  Thank Charboston
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were lucky enough to dine here on our way to Kiawah. I highly recommend a reservation, as it was packed. We were seated outside and the staff was very friendly, and the menu has so many options. We loved the beer, cheese soup and...More

1  Thank Michael E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First let me say we are huge fans of The Fat Hen. It is always a must do when we are at our beach house on Kiawah Island. Our favorite things are the crab cakes and their mussels aioli which are spectacular. Fat Hen is...More

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had four dinners in the Charleston area - this place is number one or two. Probably number one . Our waiter at Raw167 sent us here . Thanks for the recommendation. This place has a great vibe - lively , friendly and the promise...More

1  Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to the Fat Hen since it opened as a small diner....we never miss a chance to return. The food continues to be outstanding with lots of fresh, low country twists on French cuisine. Can’t resist the mussels Provençal dripping with a...More

1  Thank Frances C
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are thrilled to hear our long time friends continue to enjoy the Fat Hen. Thank you so much for your glowing review, and we will see you soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a table for eight for my wife's birthday party, and it worked out great. The food was outstanding for apps and entrees. Great carafes of mimosas and bloodies. We did Sunday Brunch, and everything was great.

1  Thank forthlin
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Love hearing our guests are happy! We can’t wait to wow you with dinner, too!

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised to be seated immediately as a walk-in and enjoyed an excellent meal. Highlights were the app special of the day-pumpkin bread with cream cheese frosting and I enjoyed the quiche of the day that had sausage, spinach etc. We aren’t in town for...More

1  Thank Scarolinagirl3
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I had heard of this place and we wanted to try it, off the beaten path, we came for brunch, the quiche was excellent, the mushroom sandwich divine all organic beef, and also mimso for brunch could not be beat, we felt it was so...More

1  Thank fitterSaddleRiverNJ
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you for your review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your brunch with us, come back and see us soon for dinner when you're in the area as well!

Reviewed 4 December 2017

We were in Kiawah Island and a local person recommended the Fat Hen. We made reservations for the Sunday brunch and it was absolutely delicious. Our group had the Fat Hen Martini and they Bloody Mary. Both were great. We all ordered 4 different dishes...More

2  Thank kelleypie
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed everything! I love that you all shared your entrees to taste everything, good strategy! We look forward to seeing you in for dinner.

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Questions & Answers
Louis H
7 July 2017|
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Response from Fred N | Property representative |
Good afternoon, We do offer a corkage fee of $15 if you decide to bring your own bottle of wine. However, we ask that you do not bring anything that is on our own wine list, which you can find on our website under the Menus... More
Belinda M
22 November 2016|
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Response from Fred N | Property representative |
Good afternoon! We always recommend making reservations. Please feel free to give us a call at 843.559.9090. We look forward to seeing you.
6 October 2015|
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Response from Fred N | Property representative |
Hi there! Absolutely! We have lots of local, fresh produce to use in vegetarian meals!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 35
Dinner, Brunch
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, Wine and Beer, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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