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Fat Hen

3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4814
+1 843-559-9090
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (93 reviews)
“mussels” (108 reviews)
“coq au vin” (26 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
All hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4814
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1 - 10 of 895 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited Fat Hen on a Wednesday night, thank goodness I made a reservation the night before as the restaurant was packed. Overall, the evening was very nice and the food was good. I was not a fan of the Low Country Lemonade cocktail, too...More

Thank Hilary F
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Hilary, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very popular restaurant! And it deserves to be. Great menu, for dinner and brunch. Very generous portions. Their cured meat platter is a meal for two! The staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful! Went back several times, reservations are helpful.

1  Thank Arturo B
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Arturo. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the service and food. See you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is good. Staff is friendly and helpful. You won't be disappointed. We didn't have room for dessert, but have heard dessert is delicious!

1  Thank Goodtimesrus105
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fat hen is a French paradise in a tropical setting. Casual decor with an outside patio as well. We stopped for drinks and appetizers. The farmers selection and Buffalo shrimp tacos were exquisite. Moderately priced and 5 star quality. Too good to pass up...More

1  Thank andy s
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Andy!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fat Hen was recommended by 2 different people, so I knew it must be good. I was able to make same day reservation early that morning. The only availability for party 2 was 530pm, 830pm, and later. It's about 15 miles from Kiawah resort. Reservation...More

1  Thank Debannpac
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your great review! We take great pride in our food and service, so we love that you enjoyed every aspect. Look forward to seeing you both again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to fat hen hand full times . Local food spot Top notch. I will be back for some pork dishes #holycityhogs pork is served New phone or I would have more pics #porkmafiaapproved

1  Thank pitmasterphilw
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Phil! We can't wait to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had never been here and were very impressed. We were here for Sunday brunch with friends. We loved the casual but interesting atmosphere. The service was quite good. The food was excellent! My omelet was very tasty. We shared the best Creme Brulee we've...More

1  Thank Bruce_n_Kathie
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Bruce and Kathie! Please come back and join us for dinner soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am in love with Johns Island. Friends offered their condo to us and having been to the hustle bustle of Charleston I was skeptical about this area but was I ever wrong. This is a great place and they have a great food scene....More

2  Thank lovesmellofjetfuel
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

WOW! Thank you for joining us on your stay! We are so pleased to hear you loved everything. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was certainly an outstanding restaurant. Everything I tasted was very good and interesting. For an appetizer we split the mussels, provencal style. They were the best mussels I've ever had. I had the Coq Au Vin, the chicken was bursting with flavor. My wife...More

2  Thank Lance R
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Lance! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your overall experience here at Fat Hen. We look forward to seeing you and your wife again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our favorite restaurant for brunch or dinner. Staff is fabulous. Have been going there for 10 years!

2  Thank nburt2017
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you for the next 10 years.

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Belinda M
Are reservations needed for an early Tuesday evening dinner? We hope to be there tomorrow evening to celebrate our 48th anniversary. I have an appointment at MUSC on Wednesday, and one of my doctors who trained there recommended your restaurant.
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.
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Culinarium
Coming down over the Thanksgiving weekend with our family. One person is a strict vegetarian, can you accomodate?
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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Jzanzee4
Hi. We have a wedding on edisto in May and are looking for a rehearsal dinner location for about 40-60 people. Are you able to accommodate this type of function? Thanks
4 January 2015|
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Response from Howard P | Reviewed this property |
Fat hen or sweeney's across the street. However you would probably née to rent either place for your dinner Can not thong of any other places on the islands.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 30
Meals
Brunch, Dinner
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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