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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (298 reviews)
“shrimp and grits” (153 reviews)
“souffle” (37 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2605
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721 - 730 of 1,972 reviews

Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Went for brunch on a Saturday 11am. We were sat by the window. Lots of light an very comfortable ambiance. Restaurant looked super clean and silver and glassware clean and neat. The roomed seemed like a formal set up but you don't have to be...More

Thank franklin2015
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

It's such a beautiful place with affordable price. It's different, once you go inside it seems like you will be brunching in a really luxurious place but when you see the menu prices you get amazed!! Plus the waiters are.really nice people . I'd definitely...More

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 2 July 2015

High Cotton is one of the Charleston restaurants I recommend to friends & family. It has been several years since I visited and I was thrilled to dine here recently. My friend and our teenagers dined here one Sunday evening and everything was fantastic. High...More

Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed 2 July 2015

I will be returning to High Cotton next week, and I can't wait. You truly feel the southern charm oozing from every corner of this restaurant. Service, menu and food are amazing. While my scallops were quite a bit under cooked (even for scallops) my...More

Thank AudOnTheGo
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We had a really nice Saturday brunch, complete with bacon glazed doughnut holes and a salmon appetizer that was quite delicious. The entrees were not large, but the appetizers we had were so decadent that it all balanced itself out! The cocktails were also tasty....More

Thank wepd
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Let me say, I did not have an adult beverage. Atmosphere was great. Crab cakes were awesome. Grits were thick, also awesome. Fried-green tomatoes, only one was green (two total) burnt on outside doughy inside , big let down. Charleston crab soup was also very...More

Thank Sams1701
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Fairly priced and reasonable, it has to be one of Charleston's best. The food was of high quality garnished with excellent surroundings and décor. Took clients for the first time a few weeks ago and we were very impressed with the service, décor and the...More

Thank Rocky B
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner paired with a nice wine list. Service was top notch, and attentive. Easy to get to, with a warm ambiance. Will visit again.

1  Thank hawaii4me2000
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We're locals and have eaten at most of the restaurants downtown over the years but never made it into High Cotton. So we decided to give it a try last week. We were greeted by a very friendly hostess and manager, and got to our...More

Thank J H
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Wow, a really nice experience! Had a reservation in the later evening and it was a good time as many of the early diners had cleared out. Live music, old time bluesy, was just the right volume for eating and talking but it clearly had...More

Thank dthomas34
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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