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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“grilled oysters” (49 reviews)
“hush puppies” (106 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
698 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-4745
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1 - 10 of 628 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best fried chicken ever! Don't even think about going to Charleston without checking this place out!

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not to be missed....Fried chicken, oysters, and Rose! Great spot to kick off a foodie tour of the Holy City!

Thank Clayzie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fried chicken breast with spicy coating was excellent. Stay away from wines. Atmosphere very casual but was very warm. Would go back for food.

Thank stevewG3006YY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small but unique little restaurant in Charleston but not in the trendy downtown area. Parking is limited but there is valet parking about a block away. It is family friendly but does seem to appeal to the younger couple crowd. Selection of...More

Thank Barbara J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my significant other there for a birthday celebration. The restaurant is located in Charleston SC. The food was scrumptious. I had their Mix-Fry platter. It was out of this world.I didn't even have to season it. Their scallop potatoes were out of this...More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First oyster experience! Good but not for me! The shrimp was great and we had great service as well.

Thank Madeline C
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We waited at the bar for approximately 30 min and had a few of their craft cocktails which were delicious. Once we were seated, we had oysters (grilled and raw) and the fried chicken sandwich. Everything was delicious and I would recommend for anyone looking...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Went here for dinner one night and it was great. I had their grilled oysters. Being a Louisiana native I am a little finicky about my seafood. Leon's did not let me down. I sat across from the window where all the food was coming...More

Thank Pat P
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We went for brunch, we ordered 1/2 a fried chicken, roasted Brussels sprouts, cucumber salad and roasted oysters. The chicken skin was dark brown and crispy with a bit of a bite, the inside was super juicy and not greasy. The oysters were divine, wish...More

Thank lioness5000
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We walked from south of Broad St. to Leon's, in August heat, and would do it again. Super cute atmosphere, music, bar, and best of all - the char-grilled oysters were as described in reviews. Fried chicken also good. Nice variety of beverages as well....More

Thank Marilynska
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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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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