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The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel

The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar, named for Revolutionary War hero, General Francis Marion, features classic Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Executive Chef Simon Andrews and Restaurant Chef Phil Gaulin create regional specialties that emphasize farm to table practices using locally grown fruits and vegetables with respect to the traditional beloved flavors and techniques of the Old South.

Known for its award-winning Shrimp and Grits, The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar overlooks historic Marion Square Park and is popular with both locals and visitors to Charleston. Guests can enjoy live jazz piano Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights while sipping cocktails in the casually elegant surroundings.

The restaurant also has a private dining room, the Parkview, that seats thirty and overlooks King Street and Marion Square Park. This intimate space is perfect for private events and small parties.
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205 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
(205 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 205 reviews
5 stars
(89)
4 stars
(70)
3 stars
(34)
2 stars
(8)
1 star
(4)
Food 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
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  • great for lunch(44)
  • neighborhood gem(44)
  • good for groups(33)
The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel Reviews List
Review 1 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Anniversary treat

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We enjoyed a lovely anniversary dinner. The food was delicious and the wait staff was exceptional. They were helpful without being overly attentive. One of my pet peeves are waiters who stop at your table too often. The SFR got it just right. Thanks!"
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2016
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Staff is FANTASTIC! We were there with a party of 10 and our waitress Liz and hostess Kalei were very attentive. The food was flavorful, and the drinks tasty. I suspect we'll definitely be back. The noise from the bar carried over so at times it was a little noisy but not unbearable."
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2015
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Review 3 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Dined on 1/22/2016
 2008
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Review 4 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Good Sunday brunch and lunch menu.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 5 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Disappointing

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"All the food tasted great. Other then that, was pretty disappointing. Delayed in seating although we had a reservation and there seemed to be tables available. Then when we were seated, it was elbow to elbow with other diners when other tables were available (and never filled). Small and underwhelming wine list. Forgot to put in our appetizer order. Wouldn't go back, especially with so many other options."
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
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Review 6 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Relaxed but elegant dining.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We enjoy quite relaxing dinners here often, as the atmosphere is cozy and inviting. It's a departure from the trendy quick-service restaurant businesses that seem to be so popular here.
The food is always delicious and one of the reasons we come here again and again. Most recently I enjoyed the Baked Brie with a fruit jam, green apple slices, tupelo honey and arugula. Wonderful combined flavors and very refreshing. Then I had the Flat Iron Steak with sweet peppers and fingerling potatoes. Refined comfort food at its best.
The wait staff is very professional and you will want for nothing while really not even noticing their attention to detail and, for me, this is the icing on the cake.
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Dined on 1/15/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic
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Review 8 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 1/15/2016
 2006
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Review 9 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/14/2016
 2010
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Review 11 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2011
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Review 12 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/08/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2014
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Review 13 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/01/2016
 2007
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Review 14 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Swamp Fox

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Truly enjoyed ourselves here on a Monday night with family from NH and they loved it. We always have a great time here and keep coming back. I truly believe that people don't know about how great the food here is; maybe because its in a hotel and most people go out from the hotel to explore and see the city, but I telling ya you need to try it at least once."
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/01/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2010
Special Features: late-night find
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Review 16 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 17 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Charleston has much better offerings for Foodies

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The hotel was impeccable and accommodations fantastic. The swamp fox restaurant service was fantastic but the food was at best mediocre and bland. The wine list limited and the overall experience sub par. It's very convient for breakfast but there are much better places for dining."
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2010
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Review 18 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 19 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/26/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2015
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Review 20 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/23/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2015
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 21 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/28/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2015
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Review 22 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Delightful Christmas Buffet

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The Christmas Day buffet was beautifully presented and prepared. The selection was creative, elegant and full of variety. The staff members were wonderful, attentive and fun. I have also been there for lunch and have always found their food to be excellent. Highly recommended, and the absolute perfect location."
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 23 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 24 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Christmas Dinner

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We enjoyed Christmas Dinner at The Swamp Fox! Complimentary mimosas, live music, and buffet. Best gingerbread cookie I have ever had. Waitress was very attentive."
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2012
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 25 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 26 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 27 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 28 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2007
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2007
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Review 29 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Good food, but price deserves table cloths

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The food and service were good, but for the price which is high moderate, I thought they could have tablecloths to add a little more class."
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 30 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Really confised...

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"We had a reservation for lunch, arrived right on time, stood at the front host stand for 15 minutes, and no one came around. There were diners, so we knew they were open and serving. Very strange place...
Went to 167 Raw instead, and thank god it was great!"
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2015
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Review 31 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view
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Review 32 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A most pleasant experience.

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Dined on 12/19/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"A most pleasant experience. Good food. Good selection. A great touch is the live piano music."
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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Review 33 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Nice dining that's close to everything downtown...

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We live in Charleston and have tried most every restaurant downtown, but admittedly this was our first experience with The Swamp Fox. Perhaps because it's a "hotel restaurant", we cast it aside but now that we have experienced it, that was unfair.
The primary reason I chose The Swamp Fox Restaurant this particular evening was because it is within walking distance to the Gaillard Center. We had tickets to a show there and I wanted a dinner location that would allow us to park, have dinner and then walk to the show. The Swamp Fox, located within the Francis Marion was perfect but not only for its location but for what it also offers as a class dining venue.
We were seated promptly for our Open Table reservation and immediately greeted by our server Shane, who was attentive without being intrusive. The oyster parmesan appetizers did the trick while the prime rib and stuffed salmon entrees were excellent and brought out in a timely manner.
Overall an excellent experience for a relatively modest price, given it's downtown location where dining can be pricey for such fare. The background entertainment pianist was also excellent and a nice touch. We tipped her on the way out!
The only thing that could have made the evening a bit nicer was not being placed at a table in front of the kitchen door when there were many other options available. But, "eh"; not that big of a deal, I suppose . The rest of the experience more than compensated.
So, don't be like us and discount The Swamp Fox as merely a "hotel restaurant". It's much more than that in a location that can't be beat for experiencing much of what downtown Charleston has to offer. Give it a chance. You'll be pleasantly surprised."
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2004
Special Features: notable wine list
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Review 34 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

The Swamp Fox was absolutely great.

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Dined on 8/06/2015
 2007
Dined on 8/06/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/06/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 35 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 36 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/10/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/10/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 12/10/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 37 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/10/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/10/2015
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/10/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 38 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great service, good food!

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We visited while on a trip to Charleston with our 2 & 4 year olds in tow. They welcomed our daughters as well as us and that made a great impression from the get go. Our waiter was very efficient and friendly. They provided a kids menu with crayons. The food prices on the kids menu were amazingly affordable! The kids got a large plate of chicken tenders with fries and a drink for $6.
The bread they brought to the table was warm and delicious. My husband ordered the salmon and really enjoyed it. I ordered the vegetable plate with butternut squash & mushrooms, Carolina red rice, mashed potatoes and collard greens. The only thing I really enjoyed was the mashed potatoes. The rest of the food had very interesting flavors. I would have done much better sticking with a regular entree.
Overall, this was a great dinner and we enjoyed our meal. We would definitely go back!"
Dined on 12/07/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Excellent meal with outstanding service"
Dined on 11/25/2015
 2014
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Review 40 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Christmas time

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We stayed at the Francis Marion, and decided to dine there as well for dinner. The restaurant was very good, ambiance was definitely there, with a piano player playing soft holiday music in the background.. We were seated on the window, which was the idea of the waitress, since there was going to be a tree lighting at dark. It made the night magical, and our dinner was wonderful as well. There were a number of people in the bar area, but that did not detract from our dining as noise level was fairly low. All in all, a very nice experience, and we would return. I had the prime rib which was outstanding. My husband had a seafood dish was which he enjoyed, but would have enjoyed more if it did not have peppers in it. Otherwise, all was delicious."
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 41 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food can be found in a hotel

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Good reviews on TripAdvisor so thought we would give it a shot. Waitress gave us a window table so we would be able to see the tree lighting in Marion Square which just so happened to be going on this same night. House wines were very good. Who would have thought they could beat your run of the mill "house" salad? Well they did! No need to recut your salad before eating! Delicious lettuce, onions, tomatoes with a really nice creamy dressing. My husband had the blue cheese dressing and was really happy with all the chunks of bleu cheese he received. Then the main course of Prime Rib...yum...so very, very delicious! Cooked just exactly the way we asked and melted in my mouth. The asparagus was so thin (which is good), but was grilled too long and was a little dry. Baked potatoe done to perfection. Save room for German chocolate cake because it is to die for! Will be back often!"
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 42 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Thanksgiving 2015

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My sister and I enjoyed a marvelous Thanksgiving buffet at the Francis Marion. The food selections were varied, at the same being comforting in the many traditional Thanksgiving dishes available. We were not disappointed in the array of selections. The wait staff was very helpful with descriptions of the various stations. They were quite pleasant and presented themselves very professionally. We never felt rushed and enjoyed the ambiance of the Colonial Room, lovely in its décor and arrangement of tables. We will definitely be returning for the 2016 Thanksgiving Dinner!"
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2012
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 43 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/26/2015
 2011
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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Review 44 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/27/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 45 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Love this place!

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Dined on 11/26/2015
 2014
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Thanksgiving dinner is always wonderful here! The food was delicious and the service cannot be beat! I miss it being in the main restaurant, wish they wouldn't have moved it to the ballroom - it's not as intimate. However, still a great family meal when you're from out of town."
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 46 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 11/26/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2015
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Review 47 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Swamp Fox - Charelston, SC

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Attended Thanksgiving Dinner at the Swamp Fox/Frances Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC --
They had an amazing assortment of food -- the fresh seafood (scallops, shrimp, crab legs/claws) was fabulous. The Shrimp & Grits were worth several visits. All of the food was great and the complimentary mimosas were a really nice touch. The ambiance was wonderful -- beautiful room with a nice arrangement so you didn't really hear the conversations going on around you (just a hum) -- the staff was great -- water glass never got empty -- this is a place I would recommend for anyone seeking a really nice meal whether it be large or small group -- so glad I had the opportunity to dine there!
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Dined on 11/26/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 48 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/10/2015
 2009
Dined on 11/10/2015
 2009
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food was tasteless. We could have gotten better food at a grocery store salad/soup bar and their freezer section. It is a great place for senior citizens on a fixed income."
Dined on 11/10/2015
 2009
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Review 49 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/08/2015
 2014
Dined on 11/08/2015
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/08/2015
 2014
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Review 50 for The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Weekend Brunch

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We decided to try the Swamp Fox for our Sunday Brunch. Most tourist skip this "hotel restaurant", so we got to enjoy great food, no wait, and no crowds! The service is great, you never go empty on your coffee or OJ. The omelet station was great, she made us each a HUGE omelet. They had delicious fruit smoothies, fresh fruit, excellent French toast and grits, biscuits & gravy, bread pudding, eggs made to order, bacon, sausage, potatoes... My husband said the only bad thing in the spread was the pancakes, they do not stay reheated well in the chafing dishes. We have been here for dinner before and the food and service is always the best. I think with all the tourist stops in town, this place gets overlooked, but then we get the best food with no wait! Worth the stop!"
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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