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Fat Hen

3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4814
+1 843-559-9090
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (101 reviews)
“mussels” (104 reviews)
“coq au vin” (29 reviews)
Closes in 24 min
16:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4814
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1 - 10 of 937 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

My wife called in advance to let them know that my birthday was this week. She talked to the general manager and made a reservation for us. Their short ribs were very good as usual. Our waitress was very bad. When I finished my entrée,...More

Thank Larry A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a fun place! Started with cocktails at the Coop, an open air bar with picnic tables. We had reservations for the dining room and were seated right on time. Had the mussels and she crab soup along with sour dough bread. Amazing! Then had...More

1  Thank happilydisplaced
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The diverse menu offered something for everyone. The mussels were great! The farm to table concept offered a very nice pork chop special that was well cooked! Good atmosphere!

1  Thank Brock T
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Brock! We work very hard to put together a menu that everyone can enjoy. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I LOVE the Fat Hen. The food is absolutely incredible! It's a great place to enjoy food with a group of people or with a couple. I always get the Coq au vin and it never disappoints. The food and service is absolutely wonderful!!!

2  Thank Amarah612
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! We love the Coq au Vin too! We appreciate your review, and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brunch out with friends Sunday morning and thankfully we had reservations! We pulled into the parking lot and we thought we were at some "event". the place was packed and we just knew we were never going to get seated. But, with only a 10...More

2  Thank patspetpalace
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with our food and service! We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coq au Vin was incredible. Recommended by a great friend. She was right. Great service, good parking.

1  Thank Nancy C
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Nancy! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to the Fat Hen. We were able to secure a reservation for a busy Friday night, a few nights out, (reservations can be made online) and were seated promptly when we arrived a few minutes early, even though the place...More

1  Thank G1032AJbarbarag
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing us a second time while you visited Kiawah Island. We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you all again very soon!

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Fat Hen is our favorite place to eat Brunch when we are visiting the Charleston area. I always get the omelette because I love the fresh veggies that usually come in it. My husband always get the breakfast burrito and Let’s not forget the french...More

2  Thank Tina H
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Tina, thank you for your review. We love that you come here when you visit Charleston. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 15 October 2017

We had heard such great things about this restaurant from some friends who had stayed at Seabrook. So- we went there one night while on vacation. It was a dreadful meal. My husband had the escargot to begin- and he said that he should have...More

Thank acekingqueenjack
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

First, I would like to thank you for choosing to come in and dine with us. Secondly, I apologize for your experience at Fat Hen that evening. That is certainly not the standard we hold ourselves to. We appreciate your feedback, and use it to...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The service is great. Free parking is ample. Access to the restaurant is easy. The food is great. The meal was rich but fresh. Plates are well thought out, prepared perfectly, and presented with great care. The flavors are full and very filling. You can...More

1  Thank Robert F
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Robert! Thank you for also appreciating the many aspects we use to put your experience together. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Louis H
7 July 2017|
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Response from Fred N | Property representative |
Good afternoon, We do offer a corkage fee of $15 if you decide to bring your own bottle of wine. However, we ask that you do not bring anything that is on our own wine list, which you can find on our website under the Menus... More
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Belinda M
22 November 2016|
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Response from Fred N | Property representative |
Good afternoon! We always recommend making reservations. Please feel free to give us a call at 843.559.9090. We look forward to seeing you.
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Culinarium
6 October 2015|
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Response from Fred N | Property representative |
Hi there! Absolutely! We have lots of local, fresh produce to use in vegetarian meals!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Meals
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4814
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Johns Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-559-9090
  • E-mail
Description
Chef Fred Neuville is excited to embark on his first solo venture. "With Fat Hen, I am striving to create a neighborhood restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere and signature French-inspired Southern cuisine," he says. "Johns Island is a fast-growing area and I believe island residents - along with others from around Charleston - will appreciate what we have to offer." Fat Hen's main dishes center around innovative French classics with Low country flourishes, sourced from the finest local produce farmers. The Braised Chicken features locally raised free-range chicken braised in red wine with rich bacon lardons, root vegetables & mushrooms. Fat Hen's Short Rib, a favorite signature dish among family and friends, is braised for hours in a rich veal broth.
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