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About McCrady's Tavern
McCrady's Tavern is a lively, everyday gathering place and offers reimagined American Classics by Chef Brock.
Charleston, SC 29401
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm and Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm
East Bay & Broad
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(843) 577-0025 ext. 1
2 parking garages within 1 1/2 blocks of McCrady's in either direction. Street parking also available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We would be happy to host your private event, please call Ashley Wood at 843.801.4299 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, McCrady's can accommodate all your special event needs.
McCrady's Tavern Ratings and Reviews
This was our first visit after the remodeling. We actually thought the seating was better, with more privacy. We found the menu to be simple but creative, and our dishes were very tasty. Wine choices are excellent. Service was really good.
There is a little more bar feeling overall, which was fine as far as dining because of wall dividers and boothes, except that the music noise level intruded sometimes.
We dined at McCradys this past Monday night and we were very surprised by our experience. I love salt, but my soup, and both of our entrees were so overly salted they were almost inedible. Both tables beside us sent something back. Both the cuts of meat we had chicken and pork were poor quality. The chicken had a lot of gristle and the skin was soggy. The pork was a little under done, and the amount of fat on it was too much. The servers were very good and were by far the best aspect of the experience. I hope the food situation can be corrected because the menu looks good just doesn't taste good.
McCrady's Tavern is listed with Charleston's top romantic restaurants and it could be if it weren't for the bar music being as loud as it was. This distracted from the ambience of the restaurant and event being celebrated. The staff were exceptional and were on the mark in refilling water glasses, promptly removing empty plates in preparation for each course without hovering, or making us feel rushed. The food was not disappointing either but satiated the palate. The location was charming, tucked away down Unity Alley. I highly recommend McCrady's Tavern and would have give them fives across the board if it had not been for the loudness of the music at the bar, which was distracting.
2 pork orders as entrees. both very tasty, but one almost all fat. manager comes by after dinner and says> "So how was everything?Great huh!" So always a problem when someone answers their own question. When we showed him the plate with the fat he says. " oh I am sorry but you know it happens sometimes. " We understand it happens but really at those prices it should not and their should be more of a sincere apology. He said have some dessert and Ill get it for you. On the check however he did not, Did not pick up tab for alcohol, salad or nothing. Again we were not looking for any discount at all but at least be sincere in your apology. And of coarse we understand not every cut of meat will be great but again be honest and sincere. After that also service was cold. And we went out of our way to say service was great, even that meat was very flavorful. Just simply that meat was extremely fatty which we showed him. So in summary, be sincere in wanting to know how meal was and learn to take constructive criticism to improve
Don't miss this gem in an alley just off East Bay Street. Beautiful cavernous interior, great ambiance. The bar scene is excellent - with attentive and accommodating service. The restaurant service and food certainly did not disappoint - Foie Gras and Chicken Liver Parfait, Risotto Special, Filet Mignon - all perfect - paired with a superlative Ridge Zin. We had a very memorable evening and we look forward to an encore.
Entrees are done very well. The Roasted Chicken and Prime Rib Eye are wonderful. Sides are a la carte and ok. Unfortunately, the close table proximity for parties of two, general loudness/busyness of the atmosphere and price point make it a mixed bag experience that takes away from the overall enjoyment of the visit.
We came here for a special treat as we are both fans of low country cuisine and have been to McGradys (in this location) and Husk before. Both of these restaurant and FIG were full so we gave McGradys Tavern a shot. It's in a great spot and service was good although not as friendly other restaurants in this state.
The food however was a real disappointment - over salted and over cooked and a shrimp pasta dish that was completely unseasoned and the shrimp were inedible. A shrimp appetizer was very tasty but the oysters were tasteless. Overall there are many better restaurants in Charleston and the rest of the state that give good value for money.
Overall, very excellent service and food! Very attentive and friendly staff. There was one minor thing wrong with our table (wasn't an issue for us) and the staff and management both checked on us to ensure we were okay/see if we wanted to move (we didn't). Then, they gave us lovely desserts on the house! Really top notch service on top of top notch food.
Second visit to McCradys, eight years apart, and pleased to see that it hasn't changed! Still a gem! Great, knowledgeable staff, high quality food, nice selections. I had the pork chop and it was the best pork I've ever had! Most seating is in private booths, so the four of us could enjoy a wonderful meal without being aware of anyone around us. Can't wait to get back!
I had the flank steak and it was very tender and tasty. The puree'd potatoes were out of this world. The atmosphere was inviting and felt like old Charleston. Service was great. I ordered a glass of cabernet (the one with "Franc" in the name) and it was great. My friend and I ordered coffee after dinner, and believe it or not, I think it was the best coffee I have ever had! I will definitely return and may pop in to have a drink at their bar, which looked very appealing.
It was okay. I wasn't blown away by the food. Macaroni pie was very salty. The shrimp cocktail was very good. Flat iron steak very good, just a small portion. The mixed drinks good. My main issue was that the restaurant has a personality conflict. Based on the menu and setting I was expecting upscale atmosphere. However, they play rock music. That's fine if you want to be a "Tavern", then be upbeat and serve more comfort, simple fare. But trying to blend fancy dining with that atmosphere is too jarring for me.
I had been to this same exact restaurant 2 years ago and thought it one of my top three ever dining experiences. Not so this time, it was just a regular restaurant. Before, everything ordered was brought to you and the ingredients explained. I thought it was extraordinary. Now it is a restaurant just like all others, order, deliver, eat, leave. Sorry it changed. I won't be back
Service was awful. I was surprised due to all of this restaurants awards however my drink was spilled and then cleaned up (with half of its original contents) and the service was extremely slow and our food was not brought out as ordered. Overall the food was good however the overall experience was disappointing
The food preparation was creative and outstanding. Everything we ordered was well prepared and tasted very good. The waitress was professional and answered all our questions. The ambience was good however, where we were seated it was a bit noisy due to excessive wait staff traffic.
Everything was fantastic! Service was friendly and quick, food was amazing! My one small complaint is there was about a 15 min gap between our 2nd and 3rd round of food so we ended up being too full to enjoy the entrees. Enjoyed our experience here more than Husk.
McCrady's Tavern was wonderful. The historic building offers a little bit of Charleston culture and great food. They have an extensive wine list that's a bit pricey but very good choices. The menu is very nice and the food is delicious. The wait staff was terrific. Our server was not only professional, he was very knowledgeable and shared the history of the Tavern. Highly recommended.
Food was very salty - especially the beet appetizer. I thought the food was meh, nothing to write home about. I guess I was expecting great things, especially the escargot in the bone marrow. Neither of the flavors stood out. I was expecting to be wowed based on the reviews. I wouldn't go out of my way for the restaurant, but if you happen to be in the area and there's no waiting, go for it. The cocktails were superb though. Very different and tasty.
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