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The Darling Oyster Bar

513 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6231
+1 843-641-0821
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“oysters” (226 reviews)
“kale slaw” (16 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 02:00 Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
513 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6231
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The guys really enjoyed the oyster shooters. Staff very knowledgeable about the various types of oysters. I was disappointed with the other menu options. My fry basket was over done. I expected much more. We kept getting wafts of mothballs off of the drapes that...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cindyak60
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Darling is located in the up and coming North King Street area. There is a great deal of new development in this area with bars, restaurants, and shops. There is a lot of energy at night and this carries over to The Darling. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank W8920BRcharlesh
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the best shrimp cocktail I have ever had. So fresh! The variety of oysters is very good. And the collards are out of this world! We will definitely go there again.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Week25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this Charleston jewel!! Atmosphere spot on. Food very tasty. Cocktails were divine. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cocktails_at_Seven
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great restaurant!!! We ordered a dozen oysters on the half shell for $1 each!!! Delicious!!! Service was outstanding!!! You must try this fabulous eatery!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CathyP1953
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, helpful staff. Loved the meal and will be back. Try the oysters, clam strips and clam chowder! The place is hopping to recommend reservations.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DennisE1961
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great find on our first night in Charleston. We had one person in our party that had never eaten oysters, we returned 3 more times at her request! Great atmosphere, service & food!! The baked oysters with pimento cheese/bacon & the ones with Alabama white...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Danyelle R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first dinner in Charleston at the recommendation of the local record store owner. We loved the atmosphere and our server, Zaid, was great. The oyster menu was interesting and our choices were super tasty! Shrimp and grits, delish. Lobster/king crab roll- yum. Key lime...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AH1206
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The wide choice of oysters makes everything great, fantastic quality of all the products with good wines.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Anita M
Reviewed 8 November 2018

I came here for brunch with my mom and baby on a Sunday. We made reservations for a 2pm brunch and were seated immediately. They gave us a table in one of the circular booths that offered a lot of room for us and a...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Sissi C
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Questions & Answers
16 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Philip H | Property representative |
We do take reservations through either open table or by phone. You can also email us the day and time you were thinking about and we should get back to you in a couple days. Thanks
10 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Philip H | Property representative |
We do! It's every day from 4-7. We have $1 house James River oysters and $1 off of all draft beers and draft cocktails.
10 October 2017|
Response from 368jennies | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do! I believe it’s 4-7
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 513 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6231
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-641-0821
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