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The Ordinary

544 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-5520
+1 843-414-7060
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood tower” (50 reviews)
“oysters” (285 reviews)
“razor clams” (26 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
544 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-5520
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate at the Ordinary on a Sunday night. The place was packed, and the atmosphere is pretty upscale. I had a daiquiri and another drink my waitress recommended, and I think the drinks were better than the food. My 7-year-old was with us, and...More

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Everything about our dinner was on point. Food was excellent, and the service was impeccable. You will not be disappointed by this place!

Thank matkiss
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tower of seafood, lobster roll, salads, you name it and it is delicious. Server was very attentive to possible seafood allergies of one of our party and followed up. Great Martinis and Daquiris, too. Excellent selection of oysters including delicious representatives (Lucky Limes) from P.E.Island.

Thank jrjojo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service with amazing seafood...the seafood tower is a must do! Beautiful dining space adds to a great ambiance.

Thank Ben G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was amazing. Especially the doughnut sliders. The beers on tap were excellent as well. I wasn’t a huge fan of the mule drinks however there are some great ones to choose from!

Thank graziella f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit. My initial impression was that the space is very large - one huge room with a very, very high ceiling. (It was formerly a bank). There is a small balcony level that overlooks the room - a good place to people watch....More

1  Thank TheNJShore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking forward to this meal and saved it for our last night in Charleston. The oysters were good and everything else average to below average. Service was abrupt to almost rude. Wine by the glass selection poor. Not enough atmosphere to make up...More

Thank happyhour52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent crab cocktail. Superb whole Bass. Good wines by the glass. Very good service. And Pierre Ferrand cognac as a digestif; they clearly anticipated my every need ;-). If you are looking for fine dining in Charleston, look no further. If you want loud and...More

1  Thank GreatProphetZarquon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I were planning on a lovely dinner with ordering salty food, not a salty waiter. They sat us very close to the open door, which was cold and constantly windy, we had to keep our coats on. Then it was very, very...More

Thank JimR99898
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service, we had a really sweet waitress by the name of Bryce who was very attentive. One of the best meals we had during our stay in Charleston. The drinks were also fantastic! Will be back!

Thank ADP147255
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Carol C
11 August 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth111760 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no idea about the cost of the lobster roll.
Megan B
23 March 2017|
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Response from jmsgso | Reviewed this property |
Nice casual. Jackets not required. My own opinion is that T shirts and flip flops are too sloppy.
5 March 2017|
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Response from marieb313 | Reviewed this property |
It wasn't that it is noisy - but tables are close to each other, so you can easily overhear the conversation of your neighbor. Normal level of business and people talking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 544 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-5520
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-414-7060
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