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$$ - $$$American, ,
209 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2608
+1 843-297-4443
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“truffle fries” (23 reviews)
“hush puppies” (47 reviews)
“biscuits” (58 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
11:30 am - 11:00 pm Hours
American, Grill, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
209 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2608
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This location was recommended by hotel staff. Food was very good. The only reason for the average rating was that the staff moved so fast that it made our evening dinner uncomfortable. We were not planning on fast food and a "rushed" evening meal. If...More

Thank Louis M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting from Hilton Head, so are used to good food with good service. Pawpaw served mediocre food with poor service. We would not return.

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I had a 2 hour experience which should have been an hour. Very rude waitress could have cared less about serving us or being in the restaurant. People have bad days but this was over the top. Even when we cleaned and...More

Thank briceobrien1968
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best option is to reserve through open table. We had biscuits for appetizer and they were beyond amazing. Ceviche is really good too. Fillet was delicious. USDA Steak was good as well and the hamburger amazing. Strawberry cornbread was delightful and fresh. Manager was really...More

Thank Nomad779930
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charleston has so many great restaurants, but Pawpaw definitely stands out. We met friends there for cocktails and appetizers. The atmosphere is calming and upscale. The mac & cheese, blue crab dip and hush puppies were fantastic. Seriously, the best mac & cheese I've ever...More

Thank shastam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely horrible service. Waited about 10 minutes to even order our drinks. Didn't get our appetizer until after our meals - which took about 30-40 minutes (in fairness they did comp it). We had to ask for refills every single time. The waiter did not...More

Thank Celine B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for an early lunch. Cocktails outstanding, service great, and shrimp & grits was mind-blowing. Run don't walk to this place.

Thank Tropean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was outstanding. Grilled fish on wood grill was great. My daughter had fried chicken and I gave it a 10. Excellent restaurant and I would highly recommend to anyone on downtown Charleston

Thank wofford79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a beautiful restaurant !! We happened upon this restaurant on East Bay and decided to try for a late lunch. The food was excellent and so was the service ! Love the NC tap wines they have. The hushpuppies are a treat !!! The...More

Thank Patti M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the blue crab dip was so tasty. fried chicken is amazing. coating is just right and great flavor. collard greens with bacon were quite good.

Thank Ed H
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Questions & Answers
Anthony P
11 March 2018|
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Response from Rob55 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, lots of gluten free options there.
Kim S
13 December 2017|
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Response from Taylor B | Reviewed this property |
It’s casual, but a nice casual. Not just t-shirt and jeans, but not dresses and suits, if that makes sense.
30 May 2017|
Response from TheHungryDetective | Reviewed this property |
Yes...they have a website with menu. SOUP OF THE DAY | 9.50 local ingredients DAVEE’S BUTTERMILK BISCUITS+ | 6.50 smoked pimento cheese, honey butter, strawberry jalapeno jam CHARCUTERIE BOARD+ | 16.50 candied pecans, jam... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 150
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2608
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-297-4443
  • E-mail
Situated on Charleston's storied East Bay Street, Pawpaw offers a modern, Southern-inspired menu helmed by Chef Jared Rogers. Rogers' menu focuses on family farms and seasonality, changing according the peak seasons for local and regional ingredients. The menu features a live fire grill, handmade pastas, and shareable plates. General Manager Jared K. Jones curated the beverage program for Pawpaw, which highlights local liquor, rare bourbons, and South Carolina beers on tap, as well as unique wine varietals from around the globe. Notably, he also spent a year traveling, tasting, and building relationships in order to source high quality wines from North Carolina.
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