About Edmund's Oast
Why Edmund's Oast?
The “Edmund” in the name comes from Edmund Egan, who began producing beer in Charleston after emigrating from England in the 1760s. "Oast” is a kiln used in the drying of hops.
Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday 5:30 to 10:00, and Friday-Saturday 5:30-11:00
$30 and under
Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
Edmund's Oast Ratings and Reviews
The restaurant is always a fun place. T ...
The restaurant is always a fun place. There is an amazing choice of beer. The server was very knowledgeable. Food was good. We had the charcuterie and cheese plate which was just okay. The rest of our choices were very good. IWe chose to eat outside as it was was too loud for conversation inside. It was an enjoyable evening.
This was the noisiest restaurant my husb ...
This was the noisiest restaurant my husband and I have ever visited. There was no way we could hear each other across the table. My ears hurt for several minutes after we left. The food was good -- not great-- and certainly inventive. The wine list is small and high-priced. The cheapest bottle of white was $45 and prices went up steeply from there. We ate and were out of there in 45 minutes, $110 poorer and reeling from the noise. There are many Charleston restaurants with food as good as Edmund's Oast and with much more pleasant dining experiences.
The place is spectacular, open space wit ...
The place is spectacular, open space with a nice view on the kitchen. Reception is cordial, we are quickly seated. It was a busy evening, even for a Sunday but the service was courteous and relatively fast. The beer is obviously the main reason why people come here but the food is no second to the quality of the beverages. The food was simply outstanding. We opted mostly for vegetarian and ordered some desserts. Everything was presented impeccably and the flavors were well balanced. The only negative is the level of noise but that was expected from an open space room. Highly recommended!!
We are huge fans of Edmund's Oast and ha ...
We are huge fans of Edmund's Oast and have never had a bad meal. The service was off by a mile this time. Food was rushed, everything else was incredibly slow and our primary server was highly disinterested in us. That said, the manager was lovely and provided several special touches even though we never mentioned our dissatisfaction with the service.
Highly recommend this restaurant!
This was our third time eating dinner at ...
This was our third time eating dinner at Edmund's Oast and tonight it felt like they were phoning it in. The food was fantastic as usual - that's the good thing. But the server forgot one of our appetizers (no big deal, we had plenty of food); twice the food runners brought us both food and drink that were not ours; and the service between courses was extremely slow. All the staff and servers seemed to have bad attitudes, scowls and frowns (eapecially the front of the house, who seemed extremely annoyed that anyone was eating there.) With plenty of dining options in Charleston, I don't know why we would rush back. Their success seems to have gone to their heads.
My husband and I picked this restaurant ...
My husband and I picked this restaurant primarily due to reviews of their beer selection. The beers were indeed excellent however we were pleasantly surprised with the quality of food! The mackerel crudo and grouper were amazing! We will sure to be back when we are visiting Charleston in the future!
We opted for dinner at Edmund's Oast whi ...
We opted for dinner at Edmund's Oast while vacationing in Charleston based on its favorable reviews and we were not disappointed. The building itself is beautiful, and the food was well prepared, interesting and delicious. My husband enjoyed the hangar steak, cooked medium rare and I opted for the baked grouper, which was flaky and delicious. Do not miss the fresh ricotta plate - it was amazing paired with sourdough bread and charred vegetables. There's a fun, young vibe to this restaurant, but the crowd was nicely mixed. Our waiter was not particularly attentive, but overall we enjoyed our dinner experience. I would recommend Edmund's Oast for the food and the place. I appreciated their interpretation of local southern ingredients with an inventive, lighter preparation.
It's a nice place, but VERY LOUD. To the ...
It's a nice place, but VERY LOUD. To the uninitiated (that was me) the concept, with beers listed on the wall - but they're not all beers, some soft drinks - but they're not all soft drinks, etc. was a bit hard to get a handle on. Perhaps the server could have asked if we'd been there before and given us an overview. I thought it was a bit overpriced for both food and beverages, although the quality of food served was just fine.
This restaurant had a very friendly staf ...
This restaurant had a very friendly staff. The bartenders were especially sincere and charming. It's a very loud restaurant however so be prepared. The food was good and innovative. The best dish by far was the fish and chips and it was on par with fish and chips we've eaten in Whitby, UK, the worlds best location in the world for British fare.
Definitely not your ordinary flavors and ...
Definitely not your ordinary flavors and dishes but everything was exceptional. They do a great job of combining unique flavors into both their dishes and cocktails. I would recommend trying a combination of the apps and small plates to get a good sampling of what they offer. Service was very good as well and they have a very good selection of beers and wine. Overall a great dining experience!
It was wonderful! Very well thought out ...
It was wonderful! Very well thought out. Service was prompt! My only consideration was that the charcuterie include the cheese. The restaurant probably did more research than me regarding charcuterie, but we have always have it with cheese. When we learned the cheese had to be ordered separately, it was confusing. Either way, when it came, it was fabulous! The drinks were outstanding and reasonably priced. My friend shared this with me and I agree! 'After I eat there, I think about the food for months!' That's the truth! I am still thinking about it! Very well done!
This restaurant has quickly become a fav ...
This restaurant has quickly become a favorite, we can't get enough of it! We have been several times and each time the food is outstanding, the service impeccable, and the ambiance comfortable yet energetic. The menu changes frequently and we are consistently blown away with everything we try. The chef has a knack for taking simple fresh ingredients and transforming them into amazing dishes. The servers are so knowledgeable and are great at steering you in the right direction if you are like us and want to try everything! It is also a pleasure to see the very personable owner there helping out in all aspects, making sure everyone has an outstanding experience! Don't miss the arancini, the ricotta, the pickled shrimp, the hanger steak, really everything is superb!! We are ready to go back already!
Recommended by friends, and it did not ...
Recommended by friends, and it did not disappoint! The food was unique and delicious and the drink menu was expansive, with many beer, wine, and cocktail options. We will definitely go back the next time we are in CHS.
Food was excellent. Waiter did a great j ...
Food was excellent. Waiter did a great job of explaining how different dishes paired well - and his recommendations did not disappoint. Outstanding collection of beers on tap - 48, with 12 made in house. Beautiful interior and while a little too hot, very nice outside tables and bar that was picked by the time we left
This place is incredible. I'm a beer lo ...
This place is incredible. I'm a beer lover, so that's what initially drew me to Edmund's Oast. The draft list is extensive, including a selection of their own beer and some options from other breweries near and far. My personal favorite was the Edmund's Oast PB&J beer. It literally tasted like a big bite of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich -- amazing. That being said, the food was not outdone by the multitude of delicious beer! We tried a variety of plates, which were all spectacular. My favorite dish was the chicken liver parfait -- just try it.
On top of the excellent consumables, the service was outstanding. Our waitress was on top of everything from beer orders to replacing plates and silverware with each new dish. All in all, I can't wait to go back!
The food was excellent. I had the tempur ...
The food was excellent. I had the tempura fish and chips, both of which were cooked perfectly. The service was a bit slow and one of the appetizers we ordered never appeared. In defense of our server, though, she didn't hear that part of our order because the restaurant is extremely noisy. (Wish they could do something about the acoustics). Our server apologized profusely, and offered all 4 people in our party free desserts of our choice. The house-made toffee ice cream was divine! We will definitely be back, despite the noise and spotty (but well-intentioned) service that night.
Food is tasty, acoustics horrible, skip ...
Food is tasty, acoustics horrible, skip on the desert. The acoustics are really bad. We couldn't hear what each other or the waiter were saying. The food however was super good! I had the flounder and the favors were delightful. The other people I was with got the ricotta and the burger and liked their food. We split two scoops of ice cream and corn bread for desert and should've skipped it.
Loved the creative menu and the beers on ...
Loved the creative menu and the beers on tap. Had the PB+J beer which was awesome. Food was off the charts as well... we had the burger, fresh ricotta, the beef jerky, fries, and the beef tartare. Everything was perfectly done. Good service, fun place, excellent food + beer! Looking forward to a return trip.
My reservation was at 12:45, and we arri ...
My reservation was at 12:45, and we arrived at 12:40 and were told our table would not be ready for a few minutes. The other member of my party was walking with a cane and said she could not stand for very long. The hostesses motioned her to a high top chair which she said she could not navigate. So, she was left standing and was never offered a regular chair. At 12:45 on the dot we were seated at a table that had been vacant and ready when we arrived. We were very disappointed that the unsympathetic hostesses refused to seat a disabled person because we were five minutes early. Had the table not been ready, it would have been understandable, but a regular chair should have been offered. I hope that this unfriendly policy towards the disabled was an aberration and not the way this restaurant treats handicapped people. The hostesses that were on duty that day need more training as they are not a credit to the restaurant. Except for the hostesses, our experience was very positive, and it was not our first visit there.
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