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Idle Hour

Diner, American
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1065 E Montague Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405-4823
+1 843-747-3280
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great service in a great location. Prices are reasonable and the food is just what you'd expect from a neighborhood diner. Daily specials keep things fresh.

Thank Jose G
Hartwell, Georgia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Been eating here for 50+ years.... Local, casual dining. Thanks Dolly! Sometimes I'll make a 250 mile ride just for a chili cheeseburger and fries. Thanks Dolly!

Thank mdo1953
Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We've loved the Idle Hour since we started going there about 20 years ago. It's still owned and operated by Dolly, she's pretty much a North Charleston icon. If you want local, casual, reasonably priced food, this is a great place to go. We like the daily specials (ham, lima beans & rice, souhern style cabbage, mac'n'cheese, etc) and their... More 

Thank Gregg H
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Slightly prejudice. I have going since a teenager. Old fashioned type of hamburgers and hot dogs with homemade chili. Always great place yo meet and greet locals.

Thank Ralph C
Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Used to go there frequently for their specials of the day, reasonably priced for a meat, 2 sides and a roll. Good sweet tea. And the staff, well we love them all! Dolly the owner knows her customers, and remembers them even when they come back after decades. They return cause this is a down-home type place with good home... More 

Thank Gregg H
North Charleston, South Carolina
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

This restaurant has been in the neighborhood for a very long time. It is a lunch time only type of place because they close around 2 or 3. So we have only been able to try it once. I had a salad with spaghetti. Not much to rave about but the service is friendly and fast.

Thank Cheyenneismydog
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143 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

This is exactly what an old fashioned diner/hamburger joint should be. Great burgers and hot dogs. You have to try the Chili-cheeseburger. Best hot dog chili in Charleston. Great service. Nothing fancy, just good burgers and dogs at a good price.

Thank Tim P
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2014

The staff, service and food are great. They make you feel like a respected guest not just a customer.

Thank Robert C
Budapest, Hungary
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We arrived late, but were served as valued customers. Best burger maybe I've ever had. Server was terrific, knew the menu, helped us find what we wanted, made sure we were well taken care of but did not rush us.

Thank Eastward
Charleston, South Carolina
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

I have been eating at the Idle Hour for most of my life. They have the very best chili dogs, chili cheeseburgers and daily dinners one can get in the North Charleston area. Idle Hour is no-frills which is more than made up for in the quality of the food!

Thank E L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Diner, American
Restaurant features
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Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1065 E Montague Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405-4823
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  North Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-747-3280

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