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High Cotton Charleston

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199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605 (Cumberland)
+1 843-724-3815
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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Toronto, Canada
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163 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a group supper with many of my business colleagues here last week. Our reservation was handled very nicely and we had a couple of tables in a separate room off from the main dining room. Service was very polite and helpful. However both the soup and scallops were a little too salty for my taste. However the overall experience... More 

Thank skibumal
Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

High Coton is a staple in Charleston. I highly recommend going here for a true Charleston eating experience, between the food, charm of the restaurant and the excellent staff

Thank Mike H
Madison, Wisconsin
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A truly first class experience; the waiter was obviously well trained, and enjoyed his job. The food was excellent, perfectly cooked and presented. The ambience was cozy and romantic, although our table was next to the front window, which is normally nice I am sure, but this weekend was cold so the position of the table wasn't as ideal! But... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was polite, and the excellent food arrived in a timely fashion. My husband said the prime rib was perfect, and I loved the shrimp and grits. The setting is quite elegant. One problem -- but it was corrected. The staff mixed up our credit card with another table's bill -- so those transactions had to be redone. They... More 

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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We selected High Cotton for dinner based on Trip Advisor reviews and were extremely disappointed. Our server was very nice and attentive, but the meal was served in a seemingly rushed manner (with drinks, then wine, appetizers and dinner, we were out of there in under an hour). The food was unremarkable, to put it charitably. My husband ordered a... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We like to meander through Charleston and pop in to try several places for food and/or drinks. We popped into High Cotton for their Happy Hour and were so glad we did! We sat at the very comfortable bar and were treated to excellent service by the bartenders. We were told about the HH specials and the bartender listened to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostesses were very sweet and attentive. We ordered drinks first and the wine was average, cocktails awful. Bad pour or just conserving their alcohol! Our waitress was nice, but there were several miss cues. One that ruffled our feathers was the appetizer and salads were placed on the table at the same time. Seriously? When you dine in a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had brunch here New Year's Day. Lovely ambiance, attentive, friendly and informed wait staff topped off by tasty food. Can not go wrong here with a choice of seafoodor meat.

Thank Sebastiendog
Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is quite nice. getting seated and table service were pretty good, but it ended there. the meat and cheese plate came at the same time as all of our salads- salads so so and meat and cheese pretty good. Big gap before we got our entrees- and all 4 were not very good. so, for spending $100 bucks... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a few coworkers for dinner on a Tuesday. Staff was very friendly but it took 90 minutes to get our food from the time we ordered - for which staff kept apologizing. And then the food was just OK, not what we expected for the prices - which were on the high side. Many wonderful/better food options in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-724-3815
High Steppin' Lowcountry Living. It's a feeling of warmth and celebration that begins the moment you step inside. You'll find it in our gracious, knowledgable servers, expertly prepared dishes and a remarkable cocktail and wine program.

From conversation and laughter in our bar to our stylish dining rooms of heart pine floors and antique brick, you'll come to understand true Charleston hospitality. That is, there's always cause for celebration - of our neighbors, our food and drink and each other. It's our great pleasure to share it with you.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?