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209 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2608
+1 843-297-4443
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Grill, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
209 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2608
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stumbled upon this place as a respite from the crowds at City Market. What a gem! We had such a yummy meal we came back for seconds the next day. Great wine selection as well. Fried chicken over kale was heavenly. Husband liked this...More

Thank Catherine W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

During our trip to Fort Sumter, we met a couple from New York who had eaten at PawPaw’s restaurant and highly recommended it. They raved about the pork chops and the collard greens, however, unknown to us, they only served pork chops at dinner and...More

Thank Paula1126
Reviewed 1 week ago

sea food at its best raw oysters my favorite. drinks not bad great poor easy walking from Vendue .the best street in Charleston

Thank Christine L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came in on a Tuesday night... Started off fine. Food was excellent! It went downhill when we had to wait over 25 minutes to clear our plates after dinner. Waiter came over (finally).Did not ask if we wanted dessert, coffee, or if we wanted to...More

Thank Runner144
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was really good, but the service was odd and "so-so". First, let me talk about the food. We got the beef tartare and the classic caesar salad for starters and that was really good. We split the local duck two ways as...More

Thank joebarondesign
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No joke, probably the classiest restaurants in Charleston. I've lived here for 2 months now, and I'll be coming here once a week! Fantastic bartender (JD) and night manager. I almost know them like they're family. Great local selections and wine on tap! Come here...More

Thank Josh H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Pawpaw for lunch and it was great! The menu has lots of options and it's really southern cooking at it's best! The restaurant itself has a great atmosphere, very comfortable and welcoming. I was there right at noon on a weekday so I'm not...More

Thank Christine B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome restaurant with an excellent manager that is centrally located in historic district downtown Charleston. It has a private dinning room which makes The dinning experience super cozy and intimate Great staff, super delicious southern food With a modern twist. We had an awesome experience....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by Pawpaw’s after a long day of site seeing in the downtown area. We were seated quickly and had attentive service. The shrimp and grits were very good as was the fried chicken which had an especially good dipping sauce.

Thank LeslieM1968
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their list of small plates / appetizers is extensive. Portion size on appitezers is on the large side. After a few appetizers it was a chore to finish our main course. Biscuits were outstanding. My sword fish was some of the best I have ever...More

Thank gradyspal
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Anthony P
10 March 2018|
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Response from Rob55 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, lots of gluten free options there.
Kim S
13 December 2017|
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Response from Taylor B | Reviewed this property |
It’s casual, but a nice casual. Not just t-shirt and jeans, but not dresses and suits, if that makes sense.
30 May 2017|
Response from TheHungryDetective | Reviewed this property |
Yes...they have a website with menu. SOUP OF THE DAY | 9.50 local ingredients DAVEE’S BUTTERMILK BISCUITS+ | 6.50 smoked pimento cheese, honey butter, strawberry jalapeno jam CHARCUTERIE BOARD+ | 16.50 candied pecans, jam... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$150
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2608
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-297-4443
  • E-mail
Situated on Charleston's storied East Bay Street, Pawpaw offers a modern, Southern-inspired menu helmed by Chef Jared Rogers. Rogers' menu focuses on family farms and seasonality, changing according the peak seasons for local and regional ingredients. The menu features a live fire grill, handmade pastas, and shareable plates. General Manager Jared K. Jones curated the beverage program for Pawpaw, which highlights local liquor, rare bourbons, and South Carolina beers on tap, as well as unique wine varietals from around the globe. Notably, he also spent a year traveling, tasting, and building relationships in order to source high quality wines from North Carolina.
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