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The Ordinary

544 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-5520
+1 843-414-7060
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster sliders” (82 reviews)
“seafood tower” (54 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 2 days ago

This place is one of the highlight in Charleston's rich food scene. I had the lobster cocktail which was perfectly cooked served with delicious sauce. The fish Schnitzel which is the Wednesday special was recommended to me by one of the local who goes there...More

Thank Yan C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you go to Charleston and want Oysters, please go to The Ordinary and get the seafood tower. My friend and I for the triple and it is chef’s pick of oysters and you will get a variety, most will be local. The cocktails are...More

Thank Nicole L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very nice local recommend this restaurant for the oysters. We came for happy hour. My husband had oysters and I had the shrimp. I have to say the shrimp was probably the best I’ve had! They were huge and not the least...More

1  Thank patty2011_50
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for dinner with another couple and we all absolutely loved it! The venue is a renovated old bank which offers a fabulous mix of openness, style and trendy touches. The raw bar offerings are extensive, with the seafood towers and the variety of...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I went here on our recent vacation. A former bank building with large open spaces upstairs and down. Upon our wait persons recommendation we ordered smoked oyster appetizers. Wow! I've never had anything like them. The most surprising, satisfying oysters I've ever eaten....More

Thank accidentaltraveler70
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another very nice place, great location, great seafood, excellent drinks, don't look much from the outside... but wow when you go in!!!!!

Thank msbrazil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The is a great space. Hard chairs so you won’t want to spend too long over dinner. Pretty noisy and the tables are pretty close but overall we found the atmosphere good. We particularly enjoyed the starters of king mackerel tartare with horseradish and lump...More

Thank LCH857
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time for me there, but not the last time ! This place is special : a former bank, huge volume room, you feel some special atmosphere as soon as you step in. Service is professional and friendly. And the food excellent. I highly recommend.

Thank Stefan_Le1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Situated in an old building that looks lika church. Delicious food, especially the oysters. No kids food but they were flexible and cooked kids portions and also a gluten free kids portion. Very nice place!

Thank sannahakansson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived just when they opened and lucky for that. This place is very popular. We tried all their oysters and ended up staying for dinner. Had nice seats at the bar and could see how fast the tables were seated. Entrees and drinks were...More

Thank Seanjpc
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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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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