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High Cotton Charleston

199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
+1 843-724-3815
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“souffle” (39 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
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Reviewed yesterday

We made a reservation for High Cotton before arriving into Charleston after reading the wonderful reviews. We wanted to have at least one formal dining experience while in the city. We both got the Shrimp and Grits, and it was amazing. The atmosphere was exactly...More

Thank Valentina T
Reviewed 2 days ago

There a lot of great restaurants in Charleston, and new ones coming on line every day. High Cotton is as iconic as they come and well worth it. Food was spot on, service was efficient but genuine. We went for Sunday brunch, and the toughest...More

Thank Don S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enormously pleasant and welcoming restaurant. Service was superb from the second you escape the searing heat and humidity of the Charleston streets. The decor was Charleston comfortable, the noise level tolerable. The food was excellent: tasty, not too spicy. Portions were human sized. The manager...More

Thank sinusmd
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went here for our second anniversary and the food was delicious. Large portions, delicious daily specials, and very attentive and friendly staff. You could tell everything's from the bread to the entree was made from scratch. Would definitely visit again.

Thank P3204JHjessicac
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I dined at High Cotton two nights ago. We knew of this restaurant but this was our first time dining there. It is a lovely, open restaurant and we were seated at a table by the windows which overlook East Bay Street...More

Thank johnvT6638FQ
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great Food little pricey but worth the money. The triple chocolate cheesecake is delicious, so save room. Steaks are cooked just right.

Thank Martin Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Charleston for a business meeting and had a group of about 35 for dinner in the back room. If I am being completely honest, the food was good but not great. We had a set menu so did not get to order...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time celebrating some very special birthdays at High Cotton. We had planned the dinner well in advance and the staff were so very helpful with our planning. There were 29 of us in all, ranging in age from 1 to 89....More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten at High Cotton many time for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner The dining room is very cozy the staff is very accommodating and attentive The food is outstanding a must visit if you are in Charleston A very special place

Thank Ivan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We met friends also from out of town at Tall Cotton. The location was selected based on their many past visits. My wife and I arrived early and were seated in a waiting area next to the bar. A helpful bar server brought cocktails and...More

Thank Michael G
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Questions & Answers
15 April 2017|
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Response from Marci A | Reviewed this property |
We went for brunch and dressed casual with flip flops. I would dress nicer for dinner for sure.
31 January 2017|
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Response from Trixtravels | Reviewed this property |
😊i did not see that specifically on the menu. But many options if you want avoid wheat/grains. I know gluten still be an ingredient in recipes so i am sure you could find out from them directly. It's a wonderful full... More
19 January 2017|
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Response from Peter R | Reviewed this property |
sorry for late answer. no specific kids menu. this is the top of fine dining in Charleston. your three kids will look great in a dress or jacket and tie.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Dinner, Brunch, 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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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
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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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