A dynamic amalgam of modern regional southern cuisine, with a focus on local ingredients, exceptional wines & unparalleled service are what you will find at McCrady's where Chef Sean Brock blends progressive American cuisine & modern culinary technique while giving respect to the highest quality & freshest ingredients. The comfortable, richly detailed & visually sensuous space is positioned in Charleston's first tavern built in 1771. This National Historic Landmark is located in the heart of the historic French Quarter District in downtown Charleston.
Hours of Operation:
Bar: 5:00pm-til; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Happy Hour: 5pm-6:30pm Monday - Thursday
East Bay & Broad
$31 to $50
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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), 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 Ratings and Reviews
Top notch in every way. Delicious and cr ...
Top notch in every way. Delicious and creative food, exceptionally friendly and attentive service, and a Gorgeous historic setting. One of the top meals I've enjoyed in the last 5 years. Truly memorable.
Wonderful dinner...inventive and delicio ...
Wonderful dinner...inventive and delicious food in a beautiful historic location.
Best meal ever. Flavors were phenomenal. ...
Best meal ever. Flavors were phenomenal. Service was excellent. Ambiance was lovely. But the star of the evening was the food.
Marginal food, slow service. Past its pr ...
Marginal food, slow service. Past its prime. Does not live up to expectations.
AMAZING staff. Very friendly and knowled ...
AMAZING staff. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Food was good. I was not wowed, but appreciated the meal.
Had the tasting with my dad for his birt ...
Had the tasting with my dad for his birthday, we both thought it was fantastic. Thanks for the great time.
Still as wonderful as ever
Still as wonderful as ever
Good but not great.
Pretty good, but probably not worth the price. Service was great. The first course and the desert were excellent. The entree was OK, but limited in size and the steak was not quite done to the level requested. Although the overall experience was very good, we felt that for the price paid the experience could have been better. There are a number of restaurants that we feel are a bit better.
Amazing service and food. Brown Derby C ...
Amazing service and food. Brown Derby Cocktail was a great way to begin my experience. My server Matt was excellent he expertly guided through my experience and recommended some great wine pairings. Food was superb, timely and perfectly executed. Best dining experience in Charleston.
Elegant food at a special occasion resta ...
Elegant food at a special occasion restaurant. My husband and I enjoyed our dinner. I had grouper with butter beans and he had swordfish with tiny brussel sprouts. Both fish dishes were perfectly prepared.
Excellent! Can't wait to return!
Celebrated our wedding anniversary at McCradys. Relaxed atmosphere. Pleasant surroundings. Especially appreciate preservation of integrity of the original building. Our waiter was polite, knowledgable about menu and ingredients. Professional but not stuffy. Food was excellent- very fresh- Chef Sean Brock is a master at reinventing southern cuisine! Look forward to returning soon.
Excellent food, outstanding service. Don ...
Excellent food, outstanding service. Don't miss this place!
Always interesting, usually fabulous. On ...
Always interesting, usually fabulous. One of my favorite places in Charleston for evening meals. Less hype, better food
McCrady's was recommended to us by my so ...
McCrady's was recommended to us by my son and daughter. We went for a special birthday dinner for a friend. The food was excellent, the sommelier was very helpful in choosing a great wine and the ambiance was pleasant. We never felt rushed and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.
Little stuffy and wait staff very uptigh ...
Little stuffy and wait staff very uptight.
Sophisticated but not pretentious. Moder ...
Sophisticated but not pretentious. Modern-ized but satisfying. Loved it.
Combo: Wedding Anniversary and Mother's Day
My wife, middle adult child and I had a wonderful evening this past Saturday night. Food was terrific, presentation cool and Matt a great server.
Food was impecable and our server Myers ...
Food was impecable and our server Myers was excellent!
One out the best meals I've eaten.
One out the best meals I've eaten.
Simply wonderful. I had wreck fish for t ...
Simply wonderful. I had wreck fish for the first time and it was divine! Unusual yet extremely edible food combos. Can't wait to go back!
Always a wonderful meal. I would say it ...
Always a wonderful meal. I would say it is the best in Charleston, but that would not be enough. It is one of the best restaurants ANYWHERE. Amazing service, food, wine list, and cocktails.
McCrady's is a must if you're in Charleston. Every review we read prior to making the reservation - whether by hungry folks or food critics - is spot on. The menu, while not extensive because of its commitment to fresh, locally available ingredients, seemed a bit unusual. Our waiter was knowledgable, encouraging, and wonderful. Everything we ate, from appetizer through dessert and coffee, was truly exceptional.
Ten corses of Heaven
One of the best meals in my life. We did a ten course tasting menu with wine pairing. Flavors were unexpected and explosive.
Elegant historical restaurant with great food
We had a wonderful experience dining at McCrady's - the food was delicious, the ambiance was lovely and our waiter treated us like we were the only ones there. Our waiter shared with us the historical portion of the restaurant and let us look around some. There were other places that had been recommended to us for our visit to Charleston, but I'm so thankful we chose McCrady's. I would recommend it to friends for a nice evening for two and I can't wait to go back.
Food choices limited but very good. Port ...
Food choices limited but very good. Portions a bit small so if no app, even I would have not been full. Some servers routinely asked if you desired another slice of bread, others automatically gave you one of each. I had to request a 2nd and called over the bread server. The waiter brought a perfect glass of wine. I would try another restaurant if ever in Charleston again. Overall good.
The menu was so limited to fish Very lit ...
The menu was so limited to fish Very little seafood option
We have made an annual pilgrimage to McC ...
We have made an annual pilgrimage to McCrady's to celebrate our anniversary for the last 7 years (skipping two years in between for the birth of our children). Chef Brock and his team never disappoint. Entering the historical brick warehouse from Unity Alley makes you feel like you are in on a secret. The staff is inviting and warm and they are incredibly well trained. The ambuanve is great but the food is the star of the show. Oh, the food! Always fresh and mostly local. The evolving menu is a pleasant surprise every time opt for the tasting menu with wine pairing and get ready for one of the most memorable meals of your life! Your server will even give a copy of the menu for your scrap book!
Beyond our expectations...chef's tasting ...
Beyond our expectations...chef's tasting menu paired with wine...very well done. Presentation, pace and taste...fabulous!
Very delicious food and experience. The ...
Very delicious food and experience. The wait staff was attentive, and happily answered all questions. Perfect for a anniversary dinner.
Such a cozy, special place. The chose th ...
Such a cozy, special place. The chose the chef's tasting menu and experienced it "blind", waiting to review the printed menu until the end. Such an adventure! Our server did a great job of pacing the menu and recommending wine pairings.
Very Nice Evening
Food was very good. I liked my wife's selections better than mine (hence the less than 5 stars for food), but both dinners were tasty, attractive and well presented. Service was excellent, although we were given only one small slice of bread (very good, but only one slice?) before dinner and no one offered us more. Servers explained each dish before we ordered and again when food arrived at our table. Timing of course serving was good. Portions were small-ish, but with appetizer, main and dessert we were filled and satisfied. We did not have wine due to wife's surgery scheduled for the next day, but a perusal of the wine list (along with beer/cocktail list) showed them to be very extensive and varied. Overall good experience, but probably not a place we would frequent regularly... maybe for special occasions. As we are from out-of-town, there are many other fine restaurants we have not yet tried, but we would certainly recommend McCrady's to anyone who asked. BTW... we have also eaten at Chef Brock's Husk and found it slightly better in our opinion.
Tasting menu does not disappoint!
We did the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. It was springtime and everything felt fresh and seasonal. It was delicious!!
Great build-up but disappointing.
The building has amazing history and the setting is beautiful and interesting. The service was excellent but we were underwhelmed by the food, particularly when considering the prices. It was good but not amazing.
upclass dining in chaleston, SC
good, central locatio, great food, friendly staff and lovely interior. can recommend it!
must place to have a meal
We made reservations when we found out our cruise ship stopped in Charleston on my 78th birthday. It was great, the restaurant, the food, the wine and the service, we recommend everyone going to Charleston should make it a must stop for a meal.
Bob Woods is a ham whisperer.
Bob Woods is a ham whisperer.
I was hoping for more.
I asked the hostess SEVERAL times before I reserved seats if dress attire was required. She told me yes and that it was upscale and dress attire was necessary. I don't ever get to go to anything expensive so when I pay top dollar, I want top dollar treatment. when I arrived, I saw half the men in very unsightly everyday clothing, which brings down the elegance and the table placing was awkward and I faced a wall the whole night. I wanted the waitress to bring us some bread in a basket but she placed one small piece on my plate (which is elegant but I was starving). The wine was terribly overpriced for what kind of a feeling I was getting. I've never complained about a place before in my entire life. I just graduated from a grad program and was very displeased with my experience. $300 later for 3 people and it could have been fixed from the get if attire were demanded to remain business attire. I will say, though, the service was quite amazing. Waitress and waiter were both very kind.
My only critique was that the food and wine prices were dear, although probably not out of the range for high end places here.
We read some reviews about small portion size. I would have to say if you order an appetizer, salad, entre and dessert it is adequate along with the bread. If you are expecting big plates of food you will be disappointed. Food is very creative in appearance and flavoring. My spouse was not thrilled with her courses, mine were great. So it depends on your tastes.
Special Service at McCrady's
The seven course Chef's tasting menu was extraordinary. Our server asked if there were any allergies or dislikes he should know about. I explained my intense dislike of uncooked onions. When he brought a dish out that included pickled onions, he very thoughtfully put the onions in a small bowl. So you can sample them, he said, and add them if you like. I loved the pickling and the crunch, but couldn't get past the onion taste. I apologize, but I have always disliked onions and deeply appreciated the gesture. It was all perfect, and we really enjoyed the meal!
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