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: email@example.com
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
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.
Freshly shucked oysters were one of the ...
Freshly shucked oysters were one of the best I have had. Blue Crab bisque had 2.5 oz of crab meat and it was delectable. the Porterhouse Porkchop was amazing!
The wine selection is limited and leaves something to be desired and so was the gin selection. However, the food will knock the socks off of you!
First, let me state that the people who ...
First, let me state that the people who served us were lovely and get my highest rating.
Second, I should confess that although I have eaten many different types of food at restaurants all over the world and do some cooking at home, I don't consider myself a gourmet diner and keep telling myself that chefs who are culinary school graduates are obligated to try to break new ground with their entree's.
Ok, now the feedback.
My characterization of the menu I read is that it was inscrutable. What do I mean? Well, each dish consisted of 5 or more ingredients in a list that described it. And each ingredient typically was a food that I recognized modified by adjectives or noun modifiers that rendered the ingredient completely confusing to me. So I read the menu 3 times, then waited for the waitress to explain. Ok, she explains the dish and then I have this picture in my mind of what I'm going to get. When it comes, I don't even recognize it as my dish.
So, I guess the menu needs more information, with pictures?
A fair question is what did I order. I tried to google your menu and didn't see it.
It was a pasta dish with lamb sausage and it was green.
That's all I got.
To McCrady's, no hard feelings, please.
Tom from New Jersey
We had a fantastic meal at McCrady's Tav ...
We had a fantastic meal at McCrady's Tavern. Everything surpassed expectations. The crab soup was the best I've ever had. The staff was extremely accommodating after we were late for our reservation. Can't wait to go back soon.
I want to start by acknowledging that bo ...
I want to start by acknowledging that both the food and the wait/bar staff at McCrady's are exceptional. However, our experience was marred by the fact that the front of house staff failed to properly honor our reservation, which had been made well in advance. I cannot physically sit in a booth, and so when we made our reservation, I noted that we needed a table and not a booth. However, when we arrived, they attempted to seat us at a booth and then told us that if that didn't work, we could sit at the bar or their high top community table, neither of which option worked for us. The staff acknowledged that they had seen my note and just ignored it, then shoved us off to the side saying that they would seat us whenever they could, and pushing us off to the bar to wait. As a result, while our reservation was at 8:30, we did not order until just before 10 that evening. The staff did nothing to apologize, despite admitting that they had messed up. I honestly can't believe that a restaurant of such calibre would allow customers to be treated like this.
Wow, we ate for the first time at McCrad ...
Wow, we ate for the first time at McCrady's Tavern. We had frequented the old McCrady's many times and are fans. We had a great meal! The Deviled Clams and Oyster's McCrady were great!
I had the flounder with eggplant and my husband had the shrimp pasta dish. Both were so good. We finished the meal with the chocolate souffle and coffee. Great dinner! So happy with the new concept as we are locals and would eat here often. Our server Randall was wonderful as was our busboy Dan. Both wanted to make our evening memorable.
Service and ambiance were exceptional. ...
Service and ambiance were exceptional. The fois gras, oysters, steak tartar and chocolate suffle were phenomenal. It was the perfect ending to our stay in Charleston and would be on our list the next time we visit as well as be referred to as the place to go.
McCrady's Tavern is a new restaurant and ...
McCrady's Tavern is a new restaurant and reflects some of the newness. The ambiance is outstanding. The exposed brick walls, the attractive bar are very pleasant. The wine storage on a balcony is memorable. While the food was very good, it was not excellent. I had the oysters McCrady which was acceptable but not excellent. The steak royale was tasty but tough. The liquor and wine lists were top drawer but without expected premium standard brands, i.e. no Beefeater's gin or Cabernet Sauvignon by the glass.
Host: Hosts promptly greeted/welcomed us ...
Hosts promptly greeted/welcomed us and sat us. and sat us.
Jodi was our waitress, and she provided us with an amazing service experience, potentially outdone by the food. overall Jodi balanced being professional with friendly and everything was well-timed.
cocktail service was great-Garth the somm/manager was especially warm and welcoming. cocktails were perfect and balanced.
wine service was on point.
food: my girlfriend has a food allergy that was addressed in a timely and professional manner.
starters- beet au poirve, beef tartare, crab soup. all outstanding.
main-shared the steak royale and broccoli side- steak cooked perfectly. broccoli side was somewhat swimming in sauce, could have used a better presentation style IMO.
dessert- citrus/cheesecake type dessert & chocolate soufflé- both perfect way to end a meal.
overall really can't expect much more. impeccable meal and experience.
We went to McCrady's many times and were ...
We went to McCrady's many times and were excited when we read about them transforming it into McCrady's Tavern - McCrady's as it was needed a revamp. Unfortunately, we were quite disappointed by many things during our Saturday brunch dining experience. We bought a $15 shrimp appetizer with shrimp from Shem Creek. We were told that the shrimp would be peeled except for the head and the tail. The shrimp were not peeled and it felt like we had paid $1 per shrimp for peel and eat shrimp at any seafood shack in the area. The menu had no descriptions of the plates which left you either guessing what they were composed of or asking your server about each item - for instance "McCrady's Oysters, Dressed Shrimp, Hot Brown, etc". During the meal, there was some classic rock general radio station playing about twice as loud as it should have been leaving much to be desired for a laid back brunch atmosphere. I will say that the GM attempted to fix everything - our apps were comped and the music was turned down. I understand that the restaurant recently re-opened and they just started lunch/brunch service, but it was not the McCrady's/Sean Brock experience that we expected. We hope that things continue to improve there.
We had never eaten at McCrady's before. ...
We had never eaten at McCrady's before. Surprising, since we held our wedding and reception there (it was amazing by the way). Now, the decor and menu have been updated to McCrady's Tavern. We decided to try it out again.
The service was top notch. The hostess, waiter and supplemental wait staff were friendly and catered to our every need.
The decor has been updated. I really loved the copper top tables and brick walls.
The food was delicious. I wish the charcuterie board had cheeses on it as well as meat it was still very tasty.
I had the pork chop sandwich which was pretty tasty. I also had tavern fries that take up to three days to make. Crispy on the outside, fluffy in the center. The Pie called Macaroni was also tasty. We ended with a delicious lemon-lime icebox pie.
Price: We thought it would be a little cheaper now but that is not the case. Each main has little or no sides requiring you to purchase sides for an extra charge. Still, for the scale of quality in the food, it's somewhat reasonable.
Overall, the experience was positive and we would definitely go there again for a celebratory event.
Visited September 2016
The Beet au Poivre is a solid starter. ...
The Beet au Poivre is a solid starter. The Tavern salad is exceptional. The Crispy Veal Blanquette was divine. Try Bartram's Garden for a refreshing specialty cocktail. Loved the key lime dessert with heavenly meringue. The service was impeccable. Fun evening for our party of 5.
We were dining at mcradys for our weddin ...
We were dining at mcradys for our wedding anniversary. The Burger was delicious, reminded us of shake shack. Fries were not cooked all the way through. Beef tartare was average. Crab soup was the best part of our meal. For our side we got oxtail broccoli and cheese and it was nothing special.
The occasion, Labor Day Weekend Get-a-wa ...
The occasion, Labor Day Weekend Get-a-way. I treated my Parents and the Mrs. to a very "FINE Dinner outing" while we were in Charleston. Raw Oysters Appetizer was described by my Father as "BEST EVER", and we have eaten Raw Oysters in Charleston, SC many times at various locales. My Wife, a Food Network junkie, was Blown Away and is still Raving four days after the fact. My Mother, ordered and enjoyed the Ice Cream Brulee for Desert to the Utmost. Myself, 1/2 Dozen Raw Oysters also, Spaghetti Chittara w/Shrimp, and completed the meal with a piece of Lady Baltimore Cake for Desert.
A wonderful time had by "ALL", and even more so, A Very Fine Dinner Meal was had by "ALL'.
Plan on making Reservations on Our next trip to Charleston, SC.
Love the relaunch of this Charleston Fav ...
Love the relaunch of this Charleston Favorite Especially the Pork Porterhouse and Oxtails over broccoli - I wouldn't advise going off menu of the cocktail list - nothing really jumped out at us so we just went for a couple old fashioned's with lower-end bourbon - they were nearly twice the price of all specialty cocktails on the menu! I guess we angered the mixologist....
I was so happy to hear that McCready's h ...
I was so happy to hear that McCready's had re-opened as a "Tavern", presumably a more relaxed, less expensive format. It is a charming space, and we had a fun, enthusiastic server who was very knowledgeable about wine. But we are not likely to return. First of all, there was nothing inexpensive about our meal. Two of us split three appetizers and a burger, with a cocktail each and a $50 bottle of wine (modest for the wine list). With tip, this casual meal for the two of came to $175. What really got under my skin, though, was the fussiness of the "tavern menu". The beet au poivre appetizer, highly touted by our server, turned out to be a too cute ersatz steak-like presentation, which did not really taste like a beet. What I want is authentic food, that tastes like itself, its best self, at reasonable prices. I'd be there every week.
So disappointing! We have been going to ...
So disappointing! We have been going to McCradys for 3 years. It was one of my favorites. We chose to spend our 21st anniversary there I am so sorry we did. It was not the same restaurant. They have changed this to McCradys Tavern the menu is very overpriced bar food. Gone are the wonderful entrees and sweetbreads. We started with McCradys oyster appetizer told it was their rendition of Rockefeller they were cold bland and mushy. I tried the Tavern Burger alas disappointment. Very small preshaped recently thawed patty on not very fresh bun My husband chose the $60 ribeye not even close to restaurant quality steak dinner. What happened to my favorite Charleston Classic???
Thought the booths gave it a very casual ...
Thought the booths gave it a very casual feeling. Service was slow and out of five of us only one person thought the food was more than average. We had a variety of food, including the burger,chicken. Two good choices were the Mac and cheese, we all loved it and my friend said the tartar was very good.first time there for all of us
Redesigned recently so a little more cas ...
Redesigned recently so a little more casual atmosphere than before. Food is still great, but gone is the spectacular tasting menu. We were told, however, that they're adding a room next door to host the tasting menu. Service was fantastic as always. Friendly, knowledgeable waitstaff.
Extremely disappointed in the service. I ...
Extremely disappointed in the service. I am a restaurant management recruiter and eat out all over the country. For me to have to get up off the table and find someone to clear our dinner plates after waiting 20 minutes with dirty dishes is hardly acceptable. All in my party of 6 locals were unimpressed with the operation. The dining room was 1/2 full on a Monday so it was difficult to determine why our service was so terrible. No management was apparent, we struggled to find anyone to assist us and the overall experience was extremely disappointing.
Chef Brock could not have been in the kitchen, or, he thinks a thick cut of a hard beet, lathered with peppered gravy reminding one of canned Campbell's, was making me forget a great steak au poivre. Granted, they had only been opened for two weeks, but, James Beard would have walked out disappointed after this experience.
I am a huge McGradys fan over the years. ...
I am a huge McGradys fan over the years. I love the look and feel to the new McGradys tavern concept. We had brunch on Sunday and the food was delicious, innovative and fresh. Everything you would expect from McGradys. The one thing that would prevent me from returning would be the incredibly loud music played at 11 am on Sunday morning I assume to create the tavern experience. I get the idea but we couldn't hear our waiter telling us the specials. It was crazy. We asked for the music to be turned down so we could hear each other, but our request was not granted. Please play the music loudly during evening tavern hours and then it down a bit during the day.
We had made a few reservations for a lar ...
We had made a few reservations for a larger group, this being one of them. We called the restaurant before hand to make them aware we were together. The restaurant handled the reservations very poorly, and neglected to give us a table of 4 that we reserved. They were not accommodating at all, and we later found out from one of the servers that they could have provided us with a bigger space upstairs that would be appropriate. It felt very clear they were not interested in accommodating us and didn't want us there. Very disappointing.
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