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The Ordinary

544 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-5520
+1 843-414-7060
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster sliders” (87 reviews)
“seafood tower” (58 reviews)
“razor clams” (28 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
544 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-5520
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Reviewed yesterday

Great fish menu with super nice staff. Take a tour through the appetizers and main courses. Stay away from the towers unless you are really fans of the raw stuff - though if you are they are outstanding.

Thank BumblechickFood
Reviewed 2 days ago

In an old bank building. Busy and fairly buzzy. Noise levels were fine. Welcome swift, friendly and efficient. Service professional and helpful. Smoked oysters were a delight; wreckfish (chilean sea bass as it is known in the UK) was delicious; steamed clams wonderful. Steak tartare...More

Thank AJCG
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for oysters and The Ordinary did not disappoint. We loved the attention to detail - each oyster is labeled. We also sat on the balcony where we could see all the oyster action below.

Thank 150audreye
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands down this was the best place we ate while in Charleston. The food was fantastic! The smoked oysters are a must!

Thank April P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a trip to Savannah/Charleston, and we really wanted to prioritize food since they're known for it. We spent about a week between the two cities and The Ordinary was the first meal we ate (definitely reserve in advance-- I reserved about a week...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Start w a cocktail with rum. They have lots of them. I like Beau Thai a rum Bloody Mary. Very outstandingly. We had snapper ceviche which knocked our socks off. Butternut squash roasted with a butter sage sauce was a big hit. Grouper was so...More

Thank janefaced
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on the last night of our stay in Charleston and what a way to finish the weekend. You must try the fried oyster sliders! Not only was the food amazing, the service was also outstanding. We can’t wait to come back.

1  Thank lorenbowerman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The dishes here were fantastic! One of the best meals we had during our stay in Charleston- definitely put this restaurant on your must list.

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great space, fabulous food, wonderful atmosphere and a fantastic waiter!! This is definitely the place to go in Charleston for excellent seafood! We ordered the seafood platter for 2 and it was out of this world. Justin, our waiter, made the entire experience terrific.

1  Thank nancypH6606EN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Charleston date night at The Ordinary did not disappoint. If you love seafood, this is a great spot. We shared oysters, crab claws, peel & eat shrimp, snapper, and more oysters! Also had the zucchini carpaccio cold dish (surprisingly delicious!) and Hawaiian rolls. The rolls...More

Thank Bevan S
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Carol C
10 August 2017|
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Response from Jim H | Reviewed this property |
Per my wife, about $21.
Megan B
23 March 2017|
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Response from jmsgso | Reviewed this property |
Nice casual. Jackets not required. My own opinion is that T shirts and flip flops are too sloppy.
5 March 2017|
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Response from marieb313 | Reviewed this property |
It wasn't that it is noisy - but tables are close to each other, so you can easily overhear the conversation of your neighbor. Normal level of business and people talking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 544 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-5520
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-414-7060
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