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Marina Variety Store & Restaurant

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17 Lockwood Dr, Ste E, Charleston, SC 29401-1190
+1 843-723-6325
06:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Mon 06:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 06:30 - 16:00
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Charleston, South Carolina
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42 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I search for pancakes that light and fluffy, it is very hard to find. The batter makes the pancakes not soft in most restaurants. This restaurant is the exception, they are very light and taste fantastic. This restaurant has a casual look, and faces the Charleston Harbor. The menu is extensive and every dish I have had there has been... More 

Thank Larry A
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed a nice lunch with excellent views on a gorgeous sunny day. The service was friendly and attentive even though it was busy. The menu offers a lot of yummy choices, we were very pleased with ours! This location is not within walking distance from the historic part of town, but it is very convenient and there is... More 

Thank OrallavacT
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

On the marina. Local seafood. Great taste. Not a lot of variety but the waitstaff are very friendly!!! Parking will be validated if you show your waiter your parking stub.

Thank daahern
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The view of the river was absolutely amazing and the food was just as satisfying. We had bloody mary's, cinnamon rolls, shrimp & grits with fried green tomatoes and shrimp/lobster omelet. I can't get it out of our mind!! Our waitress was also very knowledgable and helpful.

Thank jdallasrose
Niagara Falls, Canada
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105 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We had dinner here and found it very good. I had the Flounder and my wife had the Crab dinner. Both were very good and plentiful. While it is not a fancy place it was clean and the staff very friendly. It was an easy walk from our hotel (Hilton Garden Inn).

1 Thank marinerbay
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154 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I really like this place. Good food, large portions, beer wine liquor, great seafood. We ate here frequently for two weeks. I think daytime is better since they are geared up for breakfast lunch rush, service wise. Dinner is more laid back and results n unexpected waits.

Thank DBKuper
North Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Great seafood. Oyster apps.she crab soup. Fish stew. Very helpful staff. Give them a try. Above Salty Mike's.

Thank Howah H
Folly Beach, South Carolina
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350 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The Hungry Detective was out checking up on leads when I found this little gem located right next to the water and boats. If you love the water, boats and breakfast then this is the place you want to be. This place has it all boat captains, real estate professionals, blue collar deck hands, millionaires and more!!! VERDICT: I have... More 

Thank TheHungryDetective
Aiken, South Carolina
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135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We dined here recently after a Citadel football game. It was just a quick ride to Marina Variety Store. We were lucky to be seated upstairs next to the window with a water view, without waiting. We had our children and their friends with us, and we picked this place based on location, seafood on menu, and reasonable pricing. I... More 

1 Thank Carolinesc7
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

So there are three options, the ground foor, with pools and the bar, tv and the music. A lot of young professionals hand out there, especially at the deck area. And the upstairs, really steep stairway, there is the restaurant on the right and the bar to the left - serving the same food. The view on the Bay it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Lockwood Dr, Ste E, Charleston, SC 29401-1190
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-723-6325
Americana Style Breakfast & Seafood Diner

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