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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
Lunch: Wednesday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm
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, Farm to Table, 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
We tried a variety of items on the menu, from specialty drinks, appetizers main courses and dessert. I was craving a hamburger... So I tried theirs and was not disappointed. I tried 2 specialty drinks and both were good.
The food was good as well as the aervice, but the prices were higher to make this a periodic stop versus a weekly one for dinner.
I have a hearing impairment and specifically requested a quiet table with my reservation request. We were seated in the first row of tables by the bar. Waiter was very knowledgeable about menu and wines, but noise from the bar was very tough with my impairment. My husband is a huge Brock fan, so I know we will be back, so he can get his cookbooks autographed!!. Cobia collar was good, not great...a bit on the fishy side with very little spinach. But the presentation was lovely. .
I must admit, my expectations were extremely high considering the folks behind the restaurant. If this was another place in another city, my review would be a little different. But one should only have high expectations with the Charleston culinary scene and a mastermind chef such as Sean Brock. The atmosphere was excellent. They totally nailed the tavern feel. I most certainly will be entertaining customers at there great bar soon. Cocktail, wine, and beer selections were on point. Our server was very friendly and timely with all we asked of her. Her knowledge of the menu and how the items on it were prepared was impressive. All the servers seemed to work as a team very well which is something you don't see in a lot of places. The menu items were priced well as far as I'm concerned with portions being just right. We ordered as our 1st course the oysters McCrady. While good, it was missing the taste of what should have been the star of the dish, oysters. The oysters seemed to be hiding under all the ingredients on top of it which we could only tell by a slight bite of the small oyster. After the 6 small oysters were gone, our tavern burger with fries and the special trout with shrimp butter and a tavern salad arrived. The special trout dish was not good at all. Again the star of the dish was smothered in a sauce. The shrimp butter sauce completely took away from the trout. After digging through the sauce, we found the trout. Unfortunately it was equally disappointing. It had a real fishy taste...which the trout we eat and catch often doesn't have. The saving grace of the meal was the tavern burger. It is possibly the best burger I have ever had. It was cooked to perfection and masterfully assembled. The fries were big and not crispy at all. Not exactly what I expect as a companion for a burger. No doubt we will be back. Great service, great atmosphere, great bar. I think we may have caught the kitchen on an off night.
WOW! McCrady's Tavern is killing it. Started at the bar, had great interactions with the bar tenders. Really friendly and knowledgeable. The hostess team was great about checking up on us while our table was getting ready. I was with a group so we ordered a little bit of everything. The apps and entres are phenomenal- something that is rare. Go for the caviar and tater tots, totally worth it. The tartare on a puffed something might be my favorite bite in town. The entrees I couldn't help but hog were the veal, bucatini and patty melt. Our server was new but you'd never know it. He was attentive, great food & wine knowledge and happy to be there. The whole service team was really friendly and made us feel comfortable. Thank you for an incredible meal!!
Food was good, burger great, the chicken was tasty, fresh and moist . The crinkle fries were delicious but mac/cheese side bland. Dessert disappointing. We had to send back 2 different drinks. Someone got them wrong! Waitress twice blamed a trainee bartender during a busy weekend! Plus, she knew little about wine! It was a special birthday and the thin tiny tiny 1/2" by 1 1/2 chocolate piece on a pie that said a tiny Happy Birthday not even noticeable by 4 people! The waitress did not bring it someone else placed it on table no acknowledgement and we could not see the chocolate piece. Service disappointing for a highly recommended restaurant.
Went for Sunday brunch 3/5/17. Started with the Cinnamon bun, it was scrumptious. Interesting descriptions for burgers, quiche, crepes, hot brown also. Very hard to decide what to get as they all sounded so good. Well go back to try different selection. I got the quiche and friend got burger both excellent! Not a big drinker but the Bloody Mary was too amazing, don't pass it up! Service was very very good. Nice atmosphere.
This was our second visit to McCrady's. My last was before they changed their restaurant concept. I was aware of a change, but was not expecting two different restaurants. With that being said, we had dinner at McCrady's Tavern. The food was great. Very fresh and exceptional attention to details. Bar style concept...giving the name "Tavern". The restaurant was a little loud and very full. Great location for a night out with friends. Overall we enjoyed the meal. Would return.
The wife and I went for a simple dinner. I ordered the steak while my wife rebelled and went for the burger.The salad that arrived with the steak was my favorite part of my meal. Simple, elegant, delicious. Earthy tones of arugula and a garlicky sauce came together with enthusiasm. While I was pleased with, it did not overtake me. It's flavors were delicate and teased you with a soul, but ended up lacking the punch to take it the rest of the way home.
My wife's burger though... she is tiny and beautiful, and could not eat but a half of it. But she was vicious from the first bite. She cooed and smiled with every mouthful . The crinkle cut fries were perfectly crisp and soft inside. When she resigned from eating, she declared that it was the best burger that she has ever had. I could not believe my ears and was dared to have a bite of the burger she deemed as royal. I grabbed ahold of this hefty culinary invention and took a bite...
The resounding explosion from the top of my head being ejected and my brain packing its bags and moving in with the chef, was indeed cataclysmic.
This burger was inspiring. It was glorious and it made you say "Murica!" With every single bite. The cheese was most likely illegally imported from some wizard, and the meat was carved from a mythical beast that was slain by Hercules. The bread was made by fairies, who's only purpose is to ruin every other bun for you from now on.
The fries are definitely made of alien technology because it is impossible to have that amount of crispy and that amount of chewy in the same component. Somehow, these crinkle fries break and defy all forms of physics. Albert Einstein probably invented these.I have had many burgers in my life and this one has ranked #2 in my very long list of amazing burgers. And that alone is quite an accomplishment! Especially since it replaced a Waygu burger !
Well played McCrady's, well played.. you are evil, you are cruel, and I will definitely be back for more punishment
Had been there is the past and decor service and food was much better. Very old wine list needs to be updated . Wine so old could not drink. They do not have vintage on list . They nicely replaced our choice with something acceptable. It is more like a pub not fine dining at all.
You head down a cute alley and come upon a lovely entry. The staff is friendly and professional. The room is fabulous with a gorgeous bar. OK, the house music is a bit odd...incongruous for the setting...but the food is just a total knockout! Try the veal and do not miss the Ladies Cabbage, an odd but spectacular side. Our best meal, anywhere, in a long time...
Wasn't sure what to expect since I have read and heard different reviews but everything was outstanding! Would definitely go back . Excellent wait staff. We had the Oysters McCrady and Escargot Stuffed Marrow Bone, Grilled Bread and Parsley. Both wonderful! All our entrees were terrific as well as the sides. Tavern Burger came with the best fries ever! .Also had one of the specials for the night, a pasta dish which was very light but full of flavor. Shared the Chocolate Silk Pie and it was so decadent that we couldn't finish it and brought it home. Looking forward to eating there again!
Totally disappointing for me although my husband did like his presentation of Oysters McCrady. i had the caviar which was mainly sour cream and chives drowning a bit of caviar and greasy potato nuggets. We each had a glass of no-name champagne which was a tiny pour for the price. The noise level was ridiculous. Maybe fine for college age but not for older folks. Would never go again and would never recommend to anyone who cared about good food.
Hadn't been to this gem in 20 yrs, so we were really looking forward to it. Our waiter was on in that he knew his menu and what to order. Hubby ordered the veal dish, which waiter said was his fave, but it was just ok. I ordered fresh trout and asked that it not be steamed but to sautee in butter, which the chef agreed. Upon tasting it, the fish had chemical taste. I softly took the waiter aside to tell him not to take it off the bill, but to have the chef taste it to understand the dish was awful. I had only three bites. He came back to say the chef thought it tasted fine. The h well. The sides were the very tasty thing. A Ladies cabbage and a mac and cheese Thomas Jefferson style. Those two plus beef tartare on onion crisps were the only positive
Our waiter was very polite and knowledgeable with the menu to ensure an amazing atmosphere. The food was remarkable and unforgettable. I would highly recommend and dine here again. 'A Pie called Macaroni' is hands down the best version of Mac and Cheese. Period. Thank you for helping provide a memorable anniversary meal!
Both standard menu items and specials of the day were top notch in terms of flavor and presentation. The service was as good as it gets and along with the outstanding food were the equal of what one hopes for in the most formal upscale settings. Assume from this experience that the chel serving the main restaurant is over-seeing the creative specials served in the "tavern" as well as the quality of the fixed menu oyster and clam appetizers that we had. If not, someone junior in the kitchen has mastered their trade.
It was a memorable meal with fantastic, creative food choices. The Escargot Stuffed Marrow Bone, with Grilled Bread and Parsley was delicious. The oysters were perfectly prepared and very fresh. For entrees, we had the Trout special with potatoes, capers and a wine sauce and the Grilled Pork Porterhouse with Melted Onions, Herb Salad and Sauce Robert. I ordered the pork medium to medium rare and it was outstanding! Never have I had better! The highlight of these meals was the shared side of "Ladies Cabbage". It was a delight and we enjoyed hearing about its historic story. The Charleston tavern itself is historically interesting which made the evening even more special. Wait staff was excellent - ask for Gabrielle!
Wanted it to better than it was. Aside from the appetisers, which were outstanding, main courses were got, but nothing great. As tourists, were seated in way back facing a wall. Plus, very small wine pours. Next evening went to Raw, at a quarter the price, and can't say enough good things about it.
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