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The Grocery

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4 Cannon St, Charleston, SC 29401
+1 843-302-8825
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great ambiance, Italian chopped salad a must but u gotta like garlic. A little noisy but can be interpreted as private. I had the short ribs and they were scrumptious

Thank DKC 9
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a special place: the food is delicious and well presented and the service is superb. Our appetizer of roasted beets was beautifully presented and the beets (of different varieties) were delicious and perfectly seasoned. The main meal (roasted fish) was succulent though just a bit underdone in the middle. Overall, we enjoyed our meal a lot!

Thank Monique L
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Grocery was near our Air BnB so we walked over. We were impressed with the choices, the quality of cooking was top notch and the wine selection very good. Highly recommended it !

Thank R Warren L
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had dinner here in April based on a recommendation from a friend. Even before we had dinner there several locals confirmed how goo a restaurant was. The food did not disappoint. We had several items, but the the things that really stood out were the bone in rib-eye as well the trigger fish. Being from Chicago... More 

Thank Cervlaw
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grocery really hit all the marks with cocktails, wine, food and knowledgeable staff. Really enjoyed the overall experience here. Would return and recommend.

Thank wmnej
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As regular visitors to Charleston, we wanted to try something new. The Grocery is that! Open for dinner, only, it is a small boutique restaurant with interesting cocktail and dinner menu. The Dirty Tomato martini was one of the best cocktails I have ever drunk! The menu is very different... You choose dishes for one, two, or a table. Be... More 

Thank Chickelbuck
Chatham, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great cocktails but disappointed with the happy hour food which was really not very good. My husband had some kind of fish which was literally loaded with bones. I had an egg dish which was fair at best. The shrimp and grits for Sunday brunch were excellent but my companion's dirty rice dish was not good or even appealing to... More 

Thank JKS12
North Reading, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great meal at the Grocery. The staff was friendly, and the food was fresh and tasty. I had the lamb meatballs, which were tender and flavorful. The shared the wood-roasted fish (sea bass), which was fabulous. The vegetarian in our group enjoyed the freshness and variety of the offerings. I would recommend a meal here!

Thank Lou S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here after reading other reviews, and we're glad we did! An amazing menu of seafood and other specialties, and interesting flavors that made it memorable.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Brunch at The Grocery is quite delightful. The names of their offerings may sound very familiar but being breakfast dishes, they are much different from what you would expect. For example my Philly cheese steak has no resemblance whatsoever to a traditional sandwich of that name but was served in a very imaginative way and was quite delicious. The test... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
American, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Cannon St, Charleston, SC 29401
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-302-8825
Evoking memories of the small-town grocery, executive chef and owner Kevin Johnson has created a gathering place of warmth and familiarity, with a menu based on seasonal ingredients available from local and regional farmers and fishermen he knows and has worked with for many years. The Grocery’s kitchen is stocked with house-made charcuterie and fresh, local fish and seafood, and the restaurant accommodates an in-house canning program to preserve fresh produce for the menu. An extensive cocktail and wine list are available as is craft beer on tap, and a wood-burning oven heightens the cordial atmosphere in the former furniture warehouse.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?