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Leon's Fine Poultry & Oysters

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
698 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-4745
+1 843-531-6500
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“grilled oysters” (36 reviews)
“hush puppies” (86 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
698 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-4745
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Reviewed yesterday

We heard from Charleston locals to try this place out. Luckily we got a table right away as we arrived before the crowds, which started around 7pm. We tried some beer, oysters, chicken, and fish. Everything was quite tasty, but the oysters stand out as...More

Thank AndraMaryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful, casual, friendly place with terrific fried oysters. The SIAM salad is highly unusual and incredibly tasty. A small one is plenty to share between 2 people. Coupled with the fried oyster plate and some local beer, Hi-Wire! Inexpensive and a delight, Will return...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. Saw the place and had second thoughts. Couldn’t find a parking spot and found out they have a lot about 1/2 block before. Walked in ... and again Funky but cool. Went to the restroom and same thing ... Extremely Funky! Got seated and...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We met a local couple here at their recommendation. We shared two kinds of oysters and they were outstanding! I also recommend the Elderflower G&T as a very refreshing compliment to the oysters. The fried chicken was also good. I was not crazy about the...More

Thank angelaohedgepeth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our absolutely favorite Southern restaurant. Love the décor, service, and vibe of Leon's. We went twice on a week-end trip. We enjoyed hush puppies, grilled oysters, Fried Chicken, and the most delicious scallop potatoes. Scallop potatoes are sliced thin and layered with butter, cream, and...More

Thank Janice B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the price, this is not a lot of food, and even my eighteen year old said "Everything I am eating is too seasoned -- you can't taste the food." The fried brussels sprouts were a good example, awash in so much red wine vinegar...More

Thank Margaret O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best fried chicken I ever had! (hot chicken it is!) I did not know that hot chicken is a 'thing', but it is and it is delicious! Leon was super crowded and it was worth the wait. We had the oysters and the chicken... Chicken...More

Thank Lina S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They serve a fresh fish of the day which is the whole fish. Red Snapper was the fresh fish of the day and it was fabulous. My wife and I share this and it satisfied both of us and I’m a big guy. Moist and...More

Thank Thomas I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner with friends and had a great time. The drinks, food, and wine were all excellent. Nice casual, fun atmosphere.

Thank nbuchman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Atmosphere is very cool - eclectic. Has outdoor seating, which would be nice during milder months. Menu is limited. I ordered brussel sprouts and the charred broccolini only because nothing else stood out to me. They were both sub-par. The brussel sprouts were supposed to...More

Thank kg4clemson
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24 February 2018|
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Response from Mamjensen | Reviewed this property |
They do have a full bar. Not sure about a drink menu though.
Christina B
21 July 2017|
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Response from ChicSouthernBlonde | Reviewed this property |
Totally casual! Very laid back place
Barbara W
9 November 2016|
Response from citadel76 | Reviewed this property |
bulgar, tomato, carrot, pecsns, parmesan.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 698 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-4745
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-531-6500
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