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The Ordinary

544 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-5520
+1 843-414-7060
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood tower” (48 reviews)
“oysters” (266 reviews)
“razor clams” (25 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
544 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-5520
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here on a Friday night with no reservations. We planned on sitting in bar area and only had to wait about 10 min for 3 seats. Great drink menu and raw bar. I think it's slightly over priced and portions small. Good place for...More

1  Thank 407edv
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Located far down on King Street is The Ordinary. If you are looking for fresh seafood and a good variety of oysters, add this to your list. The menu was mainly seafood and had a wonderful mix of shellfish and fin fish. Save room and...More

Thank Druann J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really awesome fresh seafood . Oysters from all over ... Fresh! Delicious! Had dinner special as well .. great . Bartenders smart and funny !

Thank zerogal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was amazing here, but our poor waitress was managing several tables, and we did not receive the service expected. We were still in-Process of eating the raw seafood tower when our entrees (which we requested be staggered) came to the table). They did remake...More

Thank Corey B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a variety of seafood dishes at this upbeat and fun place. Everything we had was great and we wished we had room to try more. Salads were also spectacular

Thank marksS5829SM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here and whilst everything's was really good the menu is more about smaller plates so tricky to know what and how much to order. Chowder was very good, as was the halibut. Lovely old building and buzzy atmosphere. Would try again but...More

Thank SharonAJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted for a selection of small plates: oysters Moscow-style, beef tartare, vermillion snapper ceviche, smoked oysters and barbeque shrimp. Cocktails were perfectly mixed, with a generous pour. Our server was extremely helpful and offered to "course" our plates [sequence them] for maximum enjoyment. And...More

1  Thank Larry W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 12 people for dinner. Service was great and a very good menu if your a seafood fan. It also had local specials and fresh seafood. We sat upstairs and had a great night and service from the bartenders to wait...More

Thank JFL89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've always liked going to The Ordinary, and even with guests prefer sitting at the bar. Lane, the Bar Manager, has done a great job in hiring bartenders that interact with the customers but aren't intrusive. My friend and I started off with the "American...More

Thank Andy J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an exceptional experience at The Ordinary. Fried oyster sliders are a wonderful start even if you are not a raw oyster fan Triggerfish was phenomenal and plenty of food. Also enjoyed the heirloom tomatoe salad and crab toast. Very enjoyable experience and great service....More

Thank dmn1257
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Carol C
10 August 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth111760 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no idea about the cost of the lobster roll.
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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