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Anson Restaurant

12 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401-2018
+1 843-577-0551
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“crispy flounder” (82 reviews)
“filet” (30 reviews)
“fries” (63 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
12 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401-2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I live here, but family was in town and we wanted to treat them to some low country cooking, so made reservation at Anson based on menu. The staff was attentive from the moment that we walked in, and our waiter -...More

1  Thank J86HUB
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was phenomenal. The service was excellent. The food was way above expectations. The crispy flounder is out of this world. My Steak was perfect. The fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits are excellent appetizers. This restaurant should be on everybody’s short list...More

Thank llcooltone
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our dinners were very good. The wine list is lacking. We chose a $75 bottle that was not very good at all. Too young to be on this restaurant's list. Our service was very good along with the food. Just not great.

Thank Bobbie021
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Anson came highly recommended and did not disappoint. Everthing was perfect . ..food, service and atmosphere. My personal faves were the calamari and the crispy flounder! Yum!

1  Thank mmcmain7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finally got to this restaurant downtown and came away very pleased. Nicely appointed dining area downstairs where you can actually hear one another talk! Selection of local fish good and the scallops were to die for. We were crunches on time to make it to...More

Thank cpumph
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beautiful Anson is within the heart of Charleston, near all the carriages, in view of City Market. Exterior wall off alley is gorgeously adorned with greenery from vines. Picturesque. The entranceway and front doors speak volumes for Charleston's history. A superb meal, from start...More

Thank Robin C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first time at Anson's while visiting family. An amazing dining experience. Three of us had the crispy flounder for an entree, a signature dish. Fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, fried okra, calamari (we obviously love appetizers), key lime pie for dessert. Staff couldn't...More

Thank pftzgrld
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A trip to Charleston would never be the same without dinner at Anson’s. It was an impromptu trip and the restaurant is always wonderful accommodating our timing for reservations. The GM Phil gave us such a warm welcome. We took our family and every one...More

Thank mariadima2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother and I went here for dinner years ago and loved it. They had a fire and closed to remodel when my husband and I came down 3 years ago and was disappointed we couldn't go. Just went back again after 8 years and...More

Thank Heather G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Crispy fish was amazing. Jalapeño martini was also amazing. Grouper was over cooked but they corrected the mishap. I recommend reservation ahead of time, if it is a holiday weekend. Dinner. Anson Restaurant. Girls’ get together Memorial Day Weekend trip! Downtown Charleston, SC. 5/27/18.

Thank DrSkippy
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13 June 2018|
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Response from MJJJB | Reviewed this property |
No there is not.
Kim S
13 December 2017|
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Response from Drgole | Reviewed this property |
We were there in April-May. Some people dressed up for dinner, some dressed smart casual, and some were casual. From my observation I would say its up to you.
Yvonne G
2 March 2017|
Response from Cilburke | Reviewed this property |
No. Just wear what you'd normally wear to a decent restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401-2018
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-577-0551
  • E-mail
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