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49 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-2004 (Church Street and South Market)
+1 843-302-0290
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11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was in town on business and stopped in on the recommendation of a local friend/colleague. Service was great--my server, Kevin, was helpful, friendly, Started with the Fried Green tomatoes which were wonderful. As much as I'd like to like grits I'm not a fan, but these goat cheese grits were actually pretty delicious! I had the Shrimp Panzanella salad... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The chicken and waffles with vanilla bourbon syrup were just wonderful. We also shared a Mac and cheese that was billed as having both crab meat and lobster. It had some crab meat but the lobster must have evaded the chefs trap because there wasn't a speck of lobster in it to see or taste. We sat out on the... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A restful patio on the 2nd floor was the spot we were given to dine for lunch. I had an excellent pistachio & lentil soup. I split a crab cake with my spouse. We enjoyed the porch-like atmosphere and the attention by our friendly waitress.

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Flemington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place was terrific. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, and the manager went out of his way to sit and chat with us. The decor was very nice, and the food was outstanding.Need to put this place on your list if you like this style of cooking. Hats off to Krystal, our server, and Waylon, the manager.

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a late lunch, and sat at the bar. Wonderful service, great and friendly bartender/waitress. The She-Crab Soup and fried green tomatoes on grits were divine! I practically licked the bowl. My husband's BLT with fried green tomatoes was amazing too. He also enjoyed some local beers. A great choice and great service.

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Thank RhondaFS
Patti_Travasos, Director of Sales at LowCountry Bistro, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us here at Lowcountry Bistro! We pride ourselves on fresh and local recipes along with our friendly and knowledgeable staff and we are thrilled to hear that you feel as if you experienced those things during your time with us! We hope to see you again in the near... More 

Anderson, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Found this place while wondering around the market. Stopped in for a light afternoon snack and cocktails. Highly recommend food items and the Sweet Tea Mojio was spot on. Our waiter Chris was superb, checking in regularly. The entire staff was super friendly and even the owner Ivan stopped bu to chat. We made a special trip back for a... More 

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Thank sheck327
Patti_Travasos, Director of Sales at LowCountry Bistro, responded to this review

We are happy you joined us here at the Bistro for some of our signature recipes! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us, we truly appreciate it and hope to see you again in the future. More 

Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely delicious meal! The Crawfish Quinoa and Sorghum Sweet Potatoes were amazing. Shrimp and Grits were ifferent from any we have ever tried and very good. Service was wonderful and atmosphere very casual. Several options for children as well. We will go back for sure.

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Thank scaim
Patti_Travasos, Director of Sales at LowCountry Bistro, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that you joined here at Lowcountry Bistro! We pride ourselves on our fresh and local recipes along with our friendly and attentive staff and we are happy that you feel as if you experienced that during your time with us. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and comments, we truly appreciate... More 

North Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had 3 kids and 4 adults with us in our party and they were so accommodating with our party-- great food and specials along with a $15 bottomless Mimosa-- it does not get better than that!! Thanks Casey for your wonderful service!!

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Thank Kelley E
Patti_Travasos, Director of Sales at LowCountry Bistro, responded to this review

We are ecstatic to hear that you enjoyed your time with us here at Lowcountry Bistro! We strive to provide our guests with the best customer service and lowcountry recipes and we are thrilled that you feel as if you experienced that. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, we truly appreciate it! More 

Portland, Maine, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This bistro is conveniently located next to the City Market and is in a cute building with nice indoor and outdoor decor. It was cool the night we were there, but it looked like there was a lovely patio. The dinner menu is a bit small, but everything sounded delicious. The She Crab soup was very good--exceptionally smooth and the... More 

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Patti_Travasos, Director of Sales at LowCountry Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us! Here at Lowcountry Bistro, we pride ourselves on our fresh and local lowcountry cuisine along with our signature southern atmosphere. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancé and I went here on vacation. We live in North Carolina and get chicken and waffles and shrimp and grits whenever we can, low country bistro is definitely some of the best of the best and their she crab soup (which has been served at the White House since the Taft administration) is spectacular! Historic and lovely, well... More 

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Patti_Travasos, Director of Sales at LowCountry Bistro, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that you and your fiancé enjoyed your experience with us here at Lowcountry Bistro. We are glad that you were able to have some of our most famous dishes such as our Shrimp & Grits and our She Crab Soup. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us, we truly appreciate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisine
Seafood, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-2004
    (Church Street and South Market)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-302-0290
Description
SIMPLY LOWCOUNTRY: Lowcountry Bistro focuses only on the freshest ingredients since all of the food we cook is from scratch. On the menu you will find cult favorites like Chicken and Waffles to Lowcountry classics like Shrimp and Grits. We also believe that great food can be affordable. Many of our lunch dishes are under $10. Our goal as a restaurant is to serve high quality, delicious food, at a fair price. We hope you agree after your meal at Lowcountry Bistro. SISTER RESTAURANT TO 82 QUEEN As an icon of the city for over 30 years, we have seen restaurants come and go. We pride ourselves on the fact that we were one of the first original Lowcountry cuisine restaurants to open their doors in the city. We know Lowcountry and after diligently researching Market Street restaurants, have come to the conclusion that what the area needs is a true, authentic Lowcountry restaurant.

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