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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%
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“brunch” (121 reviews)
“mussels” (103 reviews)
“coq au vin” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4814
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1 - 10 of 930 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here a couple of times. My husband likes the duck. I like the shrimp & grits. Prices on the higher end. Worth the visit. Great service!

Thank scdiz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the advice of locals on this one. It's a 20 minute drive from Kiawah Island but well worth the effort. Family run. Farm to plate philosophy. Every meal better than the next. Warm home made bread. Steak tartare out of sight. For entrees our...More

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

Thank you for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed everything, and we look forward to seeing y'all again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last minute find on the way to Kiawah Island. We got right in and sat in their beautiful patio. Food was phenomenal and service to match. Overall good value. They even had a live musician.

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

Thank you for your great review. We pride ourselves in finding the best ingredients, as well as the best people around. Please come back in to see us soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of French cooking influence. Fresh ingredients, great flavor, complex dishes. We were well taken care of, daily specials were exceptional including a squash blossom appetizer. A well hidden gem.

1  Thank Kerry G
Fred N, Owner at Fat Hen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, Kerry. We love taking the freshest ingredients and making great dishes with them, so we appreciate you noticing our attention to detail. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A year or so ago we took our first trip to Folly Beach/Charleston and experienced Fat Hen for the first time. It was highly recommended to us by a friend. We were so impressed we tried to return but they were booked solid for the...More

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

John, thank you for your very kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed both your brunch and dinner experience here at Fat Hen. Please come by and see us again on your next trip to Charleston.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This locally owned restaurant has a mix of French and southern cuisine. I had fresh caught Mahi with a medley of veggies. It was wonderful! My husband ( a meat and potatoes guy) actually enjoyed the collard greens. The shrimp and French fries were fantastic....More

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

Judith, thank you for your review! We are so glad you and your husband enjoyed everything. We are honored he decided to try OUR collards, and liked them! :) We look forward to seeing y'all again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant by mistake! We had just arrived in Kiawah Island & were looking for a restaurant close to our hotel. Everything around hotel had mediocre reviews from Trip Adviser! I saw this restaurant which was 10 miles from our hotel but had...More

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

Thank you Karen! You're right, we have a great local following, but we also love seeing new faces like yours! We look forward to seeing y'all soon when you visit Charleston 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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