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High Cotton Charleston

199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
+1 843-724-3815
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 23 min
17:00 - 22:00 Hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
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Reviewed today

We stopped here after our carriage ride. Lots of restaurants along E. Bay St. from which to choose. High Cotton had immediate seating. What a pleasant surprise. Welcoming southern decor, intriguing menu, gracious hostess and wonderful wait staff. Tried She-Crab Soup for the first time....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RichF81
Reviewed yesterday

Service was over the top. Celebrating anniversary. They gave us the best seat in the house and complimentary champagne. Steak and seafood was fabulous! One of the best times we have ever had! Excellent everything! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Carolina200101
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I came here for dinner with colleagues on a Thursday night in winter and, surprisingly it was not too busy. I love everything about this place - the atmosphere, the service, the food. You are given a warm welcome when you arrive and from then...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jirvbon
Reviewed 2 days ago

Keith and his staff went above and beyond to make sure that our rehearsal dinner and welcome party night was pure perfection. From conversations, emails, meetings and even coordinating heaters for outside- Keith was proficient, professional and helped me plan the event from start to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gme2t
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had dinner with them to celebrate our anniversary and it was an amazing experience. The staff was incredibly. Heather went out of her way to make sure we were taken care of and that the night was special. Adam helped with our drink selections...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 663bdl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere to start. Chanel our server was exceptional. She had full knowledge of the menu and was on point from start to finish during our visit. The variety of food was wonderful and we were not disappointed.From the manager to the staff's interaction made...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank sake1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant itself is really beautiful with gorgeous plantings and stunning paintings on the wall. It has a wonderful southern charm! We were there for brunch and the selections were decadent. The pastries especially were ample enough to share. Our party of 6 each had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank erinbeez84
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Charleston for a family bat mitzvah and after services on Friday night, we attended dinner at High Cotton. The food was delicious. We had a choice of a Caesar salad or a beet salad with candied pecans. I am not a a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MWRAtlanta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My hubby and I are huge fans of Hall Chophouse...with that being said we went there for dinner but wait was too long and we were hungry and parted so we decided to try High Cotton as its a sister restaurant of the Hall's Chophouse...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank cathi2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for drinks and to enjoy the live entertainment in the bar and had a great time. The bar was busy but the service was fast and friendly. The entertainment was great fun and the whole vibe was enjoyable. The truffle popcorn is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BambooH2O
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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 817marcia | 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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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