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High Cotton Charleston

199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
+1 843-724-3815
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (240 reviews)
“shrimp and grits” (155 reviews)
“souffle” (37 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The place is very nice. The food was good but not generous. It was crazy expensive in my opinion. Two people don't $180 with no dessert or drinks.

Thank Jason T
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a great place for us to celebrate! The atmosphere was wonderful and the service was incredible. They brought over champagne and had a nice card to celebrate our anniversary. They were able accommodate our gluten free diets and provided scrumptious food selections. The...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We are hesitant to order steak out but we heard it was good and it truly was the best steak I ever have eaten. It was so big we split it. We also ordered the lobster tail but I would not do that again. While...More

Thank Tropinkalscom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am gluten free and my modified salmon dinner was out of this world! One of the best meals myself and my friend traveling with me have ever had. You won't disappointed.

Thank Lilly R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined in the lounge/bar area. This was very nice. The Bluestone Ramblers band played Bluegrass music. Our waitress was excellent. She was kind, checking with us without being interruptive. We had the Carolina Shrimp & Grits and Farmers Market Omelet. Both were outstanding. The...More

Thank Willbaugh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Soooo delicious! Atmosphere is wonderful in the bar and in the dining area. Espresso martini was on point 💕

Thank Rdu2wherever
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and service! Wonderful live jazz and could not have asked for a better dinner! Not our first time here and for sure won't be our last!

Thank Cin260
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to have brunch at High Cotton as we had a long list of restaurants, and their brunch seems to have a big following. We got there right at 10 when it opens, and it was nice that the place was not totally busy...More

Thank bbwex
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite places but it has officially taken a step back. I would have put it as the best restaurant in Charleston and that says alot. However, it is no longer in the top 10. Sad that a new chef would make such...More

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and drink. Service is very good. Definitely make a reservation. Pricy but well worth it.

Thank r k
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Eddie T
24 October 2017|
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Response from Anthony L | Reviewed this property |
Not certain but if you go online or call them, certain you will get your answer. Good luck
14 April 2017|
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Response from Marci A | Reviewed this property |
We went for brunch and dressed casual with flip flops. I would dress nicer for dinner for sure.
31 January 2017|
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Response from Trixtravels | Reviewed this property |
😊i did not see that specifically on the menu. But many options if you want avoid wheat/grains. I know gluten still be an ingredient in recipes so i am sure you could find out from them directly. It's a wonderful full... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-724-3815
  • E-mail
High Steppin' Lowcountry Living. It's a feeling of warmth and celebration that begins the moment you step inside. You'll find it in our gracious, knowledgable servers, expertly prepared dishes and a remarkable cocktail and wine program. From conversation and laughter in our bar to our stylish dining rooms of heart pine floors and antique brick, you'll come to understand true Charleston hospitality. That is, there's always cause for celebration - of our neighbors, our food and drink and each other. It's our great pleasure to share it with you.
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