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The Palmetto Cafe

205 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3110
+1 843-722-4900
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (52 reviews)
“crab salad” (21 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
205 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3110
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This may be one of the greatest bargains in Charleston! Sumptuous buffet at $27. Fabulous food, omelettes, applewood bacon, and friendly service.

Thank Gammadearest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No prettier setting. Service beyond amazing. Food delicious. Come with time to relax and enjoy. They have a wonderful French 75.

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Before hitting King Street for shopping we stopped by this fabulous place for some sustenance. Without a doubt the best choice we could have made. We both had the crab and avocado salad. The presentation was out of this world. Our server, John Scott, was...More

Thank JEFFandMB
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I took my Hubby to Palmetto Cafe last Father's Day, and was truly delighted by the experience. They offered a buffet that we chose as our selection, but if one did not want to partake of buffet, It was also possible to order off the...More

Thank feetfly1
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Happened on this restaurant for lunch, after visiting the Charleston City Market. We split a lump crab salad (portions are HUGE), and it was amazing!

Thank Betty S
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The Hungry Detective and family had Sunday Brunch at the Palmetto Cafe last Sunday. What a great experience and relaxing atmosphere. Our server Gray was awesome and knows the food businness. Gray went above and beyond the call of duty!!! Eggs Benedict, sausage, cheese blinxt,...More

Thank TheHungryDetective
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Great service in a warm welcoming room. The food is first class. Try the Palmetto Omelet for a real treat.

Thank templetongirl
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

My boyfriends parents were in town for his graduation. We went here for lunch, they have real fresh peaches in their tea and 3 different types of butter (olive, tomato, and basil)and 5 different types of bread. You get to try all of them! And...More

Thank hbronson1996
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Whenever we come to Charleston, we have all of our lunches at the Palmetto Cafe, with its superb She-Crab soup, wonderful peach ice tea, and excellent service.

Thank niccolo
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

In the Belmont hotel, very nice atmosphere and excellent staff with smiles. The food.was good needed seasoning. On the pricy side but you stop in here.

Thank Vincent L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3110
    (Hassel Street)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-722-4900
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The AAA Four-Diamond Palmetto Cafe offers a tranquil, garden-like setting perfect for breakfast, lunch or weekend brunch. This casual, yet elegant restaurant features a lush courtyard complete with circular bronze fountain and impeccably kept gardens, perfect for enjoying nice weather.
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