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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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“brunch” (250 reviews)
“shrimp and grits” (160 reviews)
“souffle” (37 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are looking for fine dining in Charlestown, you must try High Cotton on East Bay in Charleston. The bartenders were wonderful. They have a great jazz band that was playing. Our server at dinner was Seth, he was very attentive and made great...More

Thank Vickie M
Reviewed yesterday

Pricey, but great atmosphere. More expensive then most restaurants. We had a filet and lobster gnocchi. Definitely walk all day before eating this rich food! Bartender was really nice and attentive.

Thank sbrovan
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I dined here on Valentine's Eve at a recommendation of our hotel concierge. We had 6:00 reservations and were seated immediately in a booth in the main dining room area. The restaurant atmosphere and service was absolutely wonderful and very high end!...More

Thank Robertoisfun
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Six of us were in Charleston and went to dinner here. The place is elegant Food wonderful. Service fantastic. Two of us had the swordfish. It was delicious over white beans and lobster chunks. The steak was like butter. The seafood tower was great and...More

Thank ms.go-go
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

High Cotton is above expectation... during a very busy weekend, our group received impeccable food and service... sincere dedication to providing the best of southern hospitality... congratulations

Thank momo367
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate in the main dining room and experienced a completely perfect evening! Shrimp and grits, a perfect Manhattan...incredible ambiance accompanied by live music. This place is Charleston!

Thank marylmullican
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I drove to Charleston to spend a few days, including Valentine’s Day with my girlfriend. I got a last-minute reservation at High Cotton restaurant. We got there a little early, so we sat at the bar and listened to a three-piece band, and had a...More

Thank Z3716AQjeffreys
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to High Cotton for an early Valentine's celebration and had the best restaurant experience of our lives. The service and food were out of this world and the atmosphere was romantic and elegant. We were treated like royalty and spent...More

Thank Taylor H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very noisy. Felt rushed. Waiter was go, go, go. To fast for such a highly rated place. My steak came out to well done. Just not up to the reviews.

Thank ByeByeMissAmericanPi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

High Cotton in Charleston SC is a must. The live Jazz is good, the food is delicious and our waitress, Kyrston, was so much fun. Sit in her section if you can. The first photo is of a Malibu Rum and Coke, I know it...More

Thank P S
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Eddie T
24 October 2017|
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Response from Anthony L | Reviewed this property |
Not certain but if you go online or call them, certain you will get your answer. Good luck
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
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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