About McCrady's Tavern
McCrady's Tavern is a lively, everyday gathering place and offers reimagined American Classics by Chef Brock.
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 had brunch reservation and were seat ...
We had brunch reservation and were seated immediately by a very nice young lady. Kali was our server and came by to introduce herself and take our drinks order. Our drinks were delivered. Kali came with menu and suggestions. Our meal was delicious, service was excellent and we will be back very soon!
We highly recommend McCrady's!
Great meal to celebrate a birthday! We h ...
Great meal to celebrate a birthday! We had a Bloody Mary, which was fresh, spicy, and delicious. Also had good wine. The food was beautifully presented, especially the oysters, which were served with an atomizer. I had the flounder and my husband had crab soup and the pasta with lamb sausage. All was great! My daughter (8) ordered from the kid's menu and her patty melt was very well done. I think most kids would like it that way- and parents might not want any pink in the middle, but next time we will have her order off the regular menu. She loved our food! Will definitely be back!
My wife and I are doing our best to "eat ...
My wife and I are doing our best to "eat our way through Charleston" as we are frequent out of town visitors. McGrady's quickly became one of our favorites. Very knowledge and attentive staff that really new all aspects of the menu and frequently checked on us.
Not a place if you are looking for a quick dinner but not extraordinarily long either. Should be a must try on anyone's list.
Anyone expecting what McCrady's has buil ...
Anyone expecting what McCrady's has built their name on, like us, will be terribly disappointed. Their once epic wine list is a sliver of what it once was. The food, with the exception of the mousse pate, has become sub par college student microwave drivel. Once exceptional and knowledgeable service has been replaced with moonlighting CVS workers.
Hostess respected our request for a quie ...
Hostess respected our request for a quiet table, which is hard to find when the restaurant is full. Hamburger was the best I've ever had. The wine was superlative and server made a point of finding it for us. Food, service, and ambiance were perfect. Great place to meet friends.
Food was not good. Every dish was very b ...
Food was not good. Every dish was very bland. The Mcrady Oysters were not good, just oysters covered in melted cheese. Heard great things about the restaurant and left extremely disappointed. I would have rather waited 4 hours to get into Husk.
We had their Dressed Shrimp to start whi ...
We had their Dressed Shrimp to start which had very little flavor. I had the Steak Royale & my sister had the Roasted Chicken. Both were disappointing. The steak was extremely tough. I ordered it medium rare and it came out rare. I sent back & it seemed like they didn't cook it more. I hardly touched it when it came back out but the server only asked if I wanted it cooked more. The steak seemed to be very low quality. It shouldn't take an excessive amount of time to chew streak in a restaurant like this before you can swallow it.
This was such a disappointing experience ...
This was such a disappointing experience. We had been to McCradys several times before and loved it, but the new "tavern" decor and food is not worth the expense. Service was pleasant but slow, the portions were tiny, and the taste just adequate. There are so many wonderful restaurant to enjoy in Charleston, but this one is officially off our list. I would not recommend it.
Spectacular and creative food. Went for ...
Spectacular and creative food. Went for dinner one evening and enjoyed it so much that I returned for lunch the next day. Everything was exquisite, from the cocktails to the desserts. The appetizers (such as escargot cooked with bone marrow inside a bone) were delectable, the main courses equally good. Dessert (ice creme brulee) was magnificent and memorable. This is among the best restaurants I've ever experienced and I will be back the next time I visit Charleston!
Service was excellent and food was great ...
Service was excellent and food was great. Table was ready and waiting for us upon arrival. Prices were reasonable. The specials were a little pricey but well worth it. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the charleston area.
Went for brunch for my bday. The burger ...
Went for brunch for my bday. The burger is to die for! We also had the escargot, raw oysters, and the patty melt - each was delicious - but I dream about the burger every day. My friend and I weren't a huge fan of their spicy bloody Mary's, but that's the only thing that wasn't amazing and it's matter of preference.
This place was amazing. It's in a hidden ...
This place was amazing. It's in a hidden alley and you walk in and it's a gorgeous restaurant. The staff was amazing and everything on the menu sounded delicious. We got the burger, and it was outstanding. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a delicious meal
I regret writing this review. For years ...
I regret writing this review. For years, McCrady's was our favorite restaurant. But even before it closed and reopened as McCrady's Tavern, it had begun to lose it's appeal.
For this visit, I was pleased that the restaurant still has the cozy feel, but the music was jarring. Classic rock is great in a bar. But I would have preferred something more subdued for dinner. I consider myself a pretty adventurous eater and my husband will try ANYTHING once. But this menu is so wildly interesting and creative that it crosses over into unappetizing and weird for me. Since I was steering clear of eggs in chicken gelatin and calf's head soup, I ordered "dressed shrimp" as an appetizer. It was very bland and limp. My husband's blue crab bisque was way over salted. But since it was full of blue crab, he liked it. My entree of broiled flounder was bland and limp too. I was expecting the side of tomato and eggplant confit to be something other than a tablespoon of pureed eggplant and a little Roma tomato half.
I know it sounds like we have given up on McCrady's, but we are planning to try the tasting menu part of the restaurant within the next couple of months. I know that I will be forced to push my palate into the cabbage cooked in custard realm. But I'm up for it. Hopefully that review will negate this one.
This was our second visit to McCrady's T ...
This was our second visit to McCrady's Tavern. The ambience is great with booths, high top tables for 8 and a nice bar. Bar service is excellent. The service was very good and the waitstaff knowledgeable and efficient. It appears the kitchen has changed since the restaurant was reopened in its new form, and the menu and its execution need some fine tuning.
The Beet au Poivre salad was excellent. The Blue crab Bisque and the Foie Gras were good. The Pasta with Lamb Sausage was heavy and had about one third of a cup of pine nuts in the bottom of the plate. The Crispy Veal Blanchette was nicely flavored but the veal would have been better if pounded a little thinner. The Tavern Steak looked like it had been cooked sous vide and inexpertly finished and seasoned.
The biggest disappointment was having a request to have the Burger well done refused. How terribly anachronistic and somewhat arrogant. The fact that the server even suggested she would have to ask the chef was astonishing and poor customer response. I cannot recall ever having had such a request refused in recent memory. This is a burger we are talking about! Perhaps the chef on duty that evening thought he was Marco Pierre White! Overall, an extraordinary strong lapse.
I live in the neighborhood and like others would love to have another good casual restaurant there. Hopefully, Sean Brock will provide some more customer-friendly to the kitchen brigade.
We ate here because we'd heard Husk was ...
We ate here because we'd heard Husk was great and owned & run by same chef (Sean Brock). We actually ate here the day before we ate at Husk and we loved it. Our server was amazing and the food was creative and delicious. We would happily eat here again.
Brunch at McCrady's was spectacular. My ...
Brunch at McCrady's was spectacular. My wife an I truly savored our meals. The food was full of flavor, especially my Hot Brown Sandwich. Our waitress was super. Could not have had a better experience. Wish we saved room for desert but the entrees were too good!!!!
While I liked the atmosphere and the wai ...
While I liked the atmosphere and the waiter was attentive, the dishes we ordered left me wanting something more. The dishes I ordered did not really match the description given by the waiter. The Oyster's McCrady were described as being similar to Oysters Rockefeller; however, the dish that came out was poached and covered in a creamy sauce. The texture and flavor were not to my liking. The fish special, while tasty, was described as having many different types of mushrooms accompanying the fish, but when it came out I only had two mushrooms on my plate. There was no accompanying side.
Went to McCrady's Tavern while on vacati ...
Went to McCrady's Tavern while on vacation in Charleston. Some of the best food I've had in a long while, but my girlfriend and I won't go back. First of all, the food. We started with what may very well be the best oysters I've had in my life. My girlfriend had a pasta dish and I got a pork porterhouse, both of which were excellently prepared. We wrapped up with a pot of French press coffee and a fantastic slice of Lady Baltimore cake. (The cream the waitress brought was curdled, so we had to find her and get her to bring us another pot. We assumed the coffee would be gratis as a result, but that wasn't the case. Oh well.) All in all, a fantastic meal.
Which brings me to the one star for ambience and the reason I wouldn't go back. When we sat down, Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" was playing. Um, okay, haven't heard that one in a couple of decades, but whatever. Then throughout the meal we heard ZZ Top, more Lynyrd Skynyrd, some Van Halen, etc. Perfectly fine music if I'm at a wing joint for $1 Corona night, but thoroughly annoying if I'm spending $75-100 per person for what's supposed to be a world-class meal. When we mentioned this to our server, she told us, "That's what you get with Sean Brock, a laid-back atmosphere." Sorry, but no. When I'm in a laid-back atmosphere, I can relax and focus on my companion and the great meal we're enjoying. Forcing me to talk over every god-awful FM radio hit of the last 40 years is just annoying.
Really great food with all the ambience of a high school football player's Camaro Z28 in 1984. We won't be back.
Our meal was perfect! Red snapper and fl ...
Our meal was perfect! Red snapper and flounder entrees were impeccably fresh, sensitively cooked, and wonderfully sauced. Wait staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and assured a smooth flow to our experience. Five stars all the way round!
Food was very good as was service. The b ...
Food was very good as was service.
The biggest problem is the beverage menu. The cocktails are extremely overpriced for Charleston and in comparison to other bars and restaurants in the area. The wine list is small with few lower priced options. These prices are in contrast to a well-priced food menu so for people who like cocktails and/or wine with dinner I would strongly not recommend this restaurant.
As one would expect from a Sean Brock re ...
As one would expect from a Sean Brock restaurant, the food was outstanding. The menu nods to the past with recipes adapted from the likes of Thomas Jefferson alongside updated versions of recipes your grandmother might have made in the fifties. The service at the bar was excellent, but the dining room could use improvement.
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