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Oak Steakhouse

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17 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-3001 (State Street)
+1 843-722-4220
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Just finished a Thanksgiving day dinner at Oak. The turkey dinner was superb and the chefs did a fantastic job, but the service was not what you would expect for a restaurant of this so-called caliber. Our server, Josh, was knowledgeable on the wine list, but from the moment we sat down he was rushing us seemingly to turn our... More 

2 Thank alcazar36
United States
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301 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Super ambiance . Very busy but not noisy. Excellent entertaining service. Great food. Everyone was satisfied with their selection. Nice wines by the glass. Really fun experience. Highly recommended.

Thank Vsm09
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Service A++ Atmosphere A++ Food B- If you are on a first date this is the perfect restaurant. Wonderful wine list. Food is slightly better than average though, so if you are mostly drinking and enjoying each other's company, it is beyond perfect. My husband and I have very refined taste for food, therefore, we were disappointed. I give this... More 

2 Thank Lillian L
Oxford, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I come here occasionally, and the food is always amazing. Service fell really short. We were seated 30 min late from reservation and it I had to flag server to check on our meal and get check. By this time, restaurant was empty and were focusing on turning the restaurant over rather than the few lingering guests.

Thank pamela j
London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is clearly one of Charleston's best restaurants, both for the quality of the food and service, but also for its setting and ambiance. Housed in a converted bank building, the Oak Steakhouse has an elegant feel about it from the moment you walk in the door. The first-floor dining area near the bar is lively and probably a bit... More 

Thank Maugie_L
Genesee Depot, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We went out for my sister's birthday and had a wonderful dinner. Although our table was in the middle of the room, we didn't feel at the center of attention. Each table has a sense of privacy and intimacy. Our reservations were during a busy Sunday evening, but we didn't feel rushed nor we didn't wait to be served. We... More 

Thank EnvieDeVoyager365
Tryon, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

On a recent trip to Charleston we went to this highly rated steak house expecting great food. What we found was a lovely old building, friendly staff, mediocre food, and prices that would make mid-town manhattan blush. The first food to arrive was a bread basket, which I opened with anticipation. It had white tasteless rolls, resembling wonder rolls. They... More 

Thank rosebay5
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Food and service and everything was excellent. The steak was delicious. The waiter guided us really well on ideas to order and was excellent with the service and did not rush us! Very nice Anniversary dessert. Will go back again when back in Charleston. It was expensive, so be prepared, but worth it for a special occasion.

Thank rejohnson
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Sat upstairs, beautiful ambiance and the food was amazing. The server recommended items and we were so pleased.

Thank Dustin H
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I found this place via Trip Advisor and visited a couple of times for dinner. Nice staff who we extremely friendly, they serve an exquisite spaghetti bolognese made with pancetta, also beautiful chicken with grits, had the same thing both nights. Highly recommended, simple, traditional food with no frills but extremely satisfying.

Thank Dominic L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Steakhouse
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-3001
    (State Street)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Charlestowne
  • Neighbourhood: Charlestowne
  • Phone Number: +1 843-722-4220

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?