About McCrady's Tavern
Charleston, SC 29401
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
Wanted it to better than it was. Aside f ...
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.
The food and service was above and beyon ...
The food and service was above and beyond. Incredible apps (beef tartare, beet au poivre) and entrees (spaghetti chittari, mackerel feature) and great wine and beer selection. Cocktails were wonderful, as well. The cheesesteak was phenomenal.
Really great dinner date. Our server was ...
Really great dinner date. Our server was robotic with his motions and knowledge but still had personality and a sense of humor. He knew the history and details of every single dish. The bar seemed pretty much unchanged during the switch over which is great because it is beautiful.
I think they nailed what they were going for with the style of food and presentation. It was like simple classic food my grandmother would make...after she watched food network for a while. Everything was simple, but elevated in a classy manor. Every aspect of the dishew had a purpose.
The music seemed a little out of place (pearl jam, rem, soundgarden)...I am definetly stretching to find something to criticize though!
Simply fantastic. We had a table reserv ...
Simply fantastic. We had a table reservation and sat at the bar while we waited. Were so comfortable that we decided to stay and dine there. Every bite from start to finish was sublime. The stuffed clams were the best we've ever had. We treated ourselves and got the caviar and tater tots, oh my, yum! We split everything and decided on the veal blanquette. Tender and the most delightful white sauce with crisp tender peas. We were getting full but couldn't resist trying the porterhouse pork chop! The most wonderful piece of pork ever to enter our mouths! We had only one night left in Charleston and wanted to return again for our final dinner but tried another famous dining spot. Was good but not the level of cooking that McCradys. Definitely one of those memorable meals.
First time at the tavern - had been to t ...
First time at the tavern - had been to the original McCrady's many times. We ate light - shared the dressed shrimp, a burger and bruleed ice cream. The shrimp was light and delicious. The burger was simply outstanding - one of the best we've ever had, anywhere.
Dessert felt like a nod to the old McCrady's where there was sometimes a sleight of hand and food was not always what it appeared. This dessert looked like creme brulee, but instead of a creamy custard, it was in fact very cold ice cream bruleed on top to resemble creme brulee. Always loved those twists at McCrady's, so it was fun to see some of that replicated here.
Was looking forward to the new McCrady's ...
Was looking forward to the new McCrady's experience as I hadn't dined with them since their renovation. Food and service was excellent and we really enjoyed the atmosphere. However, both the volume and selection of HARD rock and roll music (Led Zeppelin, The Who, Rolling Stones) was inappropriate for Sunday Brunch. I expect the sound system was still programmed for the previous night's full house and management graciously lowered the volume after a polite request. I would simply recommend more easy-listening selections for that time of day.
Grossly overrated! Based on most favora ...
Grossly overrated! Based on most favorable experiences under the former owner, our dinner was most disappointing. After ordering starters, we were told they were not available only to be told a short time later that they actually were. Entree servings were skimpy, the presentation was unimpressive, and overall unsatisfactory. Two members of our party went elsewhere after dinner to eat! We will not be returning to McCrady's Tavern.
I enjoyed the food and service at McCrad ...
I enjoyed the food and service at McCradys. The bar was beautiful, the staff was knowledgeable and efficient. Our food was delicious but pricey for our family. It was a special occasion so I did not mind the cost. The price tag was worth the experience. I will go again when visiting Charleston.
I have heard so much about this restaura ...
I have heard so much about this restaurant, but I was very disappointed. We go to Charleston often and we always come home pleased with every restaurant we dine at. We always say, its hard to be unhappy with dinner in Charleston. I suppose there is first time for everything. This chef gets rave reviews from food critics but I can't understand why. The selection was bare minimum and the portions were ridiculously small.
The taste of the food was not exceptional at all. We dine at some really nice places most of the time and consider ourselves pretty savvy about food, so this is coming from a gourmet cook and well traveled person. Go somewhere else.
Why does a restaurant use Open Table, do ...
Why does a restaurant use Open Table, does a reminder call the day of the reservation and then gives you the worst table in the place when you show up. We were well dress and plan our dinner a Thursday night to avoid all the rush that restaurants get for weekend dining. Ordered the baked oysters appetizer which were served without a seafood fork which was then presented as an after thought. Took at least 40 minutes to get their famous hamburger item which they are known for. Really, it doesn't take that long to grill a burger. Service was so-so. As a local, we have many fine restaurants to choose from and we won't be coming back here. Major disappointment!
The renovation work done here is extensi ...
The renovation work done here is extensive and wonderful executed to product a warm and welcoming environment. We arrived at lunch on a week day and the place was, save a couple of booths, empty. We had been warned on other sites that the experience here would be uneven at best and overpriced. The onion soup was terrible..about 1 inch of liquid, not sure what it was with a egg yoke below and a large floating muffin? atop, it was disgusting (8$) a vegetarian dish order was so small and average it was beyond belief. My burger ordered pink was raw! The bill for these items, a beer and ice tea was just below $60. The head chef Sean Brock is said to have a very good reputation (Husk) if that is true those executing his menu are KILLING HIM. A bad day, the wrong item ordered, perhaps but this type of poor execution show up a more endemic problem. What resulted in the good rating here is beyond my understanding. Mr. Executive Chef pay attention to your Sous Chefs execution! The barkeep/waiter was an excellent fellow and the bar great looking and well stock so perhaps stop for a drink and move on to find a sure thing for lunch or dinner, this is NOT a sure thing.
They have done a great job laying out th ...
They have done a great job laying out the new place, as it's roomy, welcoming, energetic, and rustic all at the same time. The food was phenomenal, and for sure the best I've ever had at a place with "tavern" in the name. While it's on the high end of prices for that type of establishment, it's a great deal when you look at the quality of the dishes and what you would pay for the same thing at other restaurants in town. Stuffed clams, tilefish, burger, oxtail/broccoli/cheese, and chocolate souffle were all things I want again ASAP. Our server was nice, but pretty slow and distracted on a night where maybe half the tables were occupied.
It was our daughter's birthday. We made ...
It was our daughter's birthday. We made reservations and told them it was her birthday and she was glutton intolerant. When we got there, the wait staff didn't seem to know either. We ordered cocktails and appetizers. Then we ordered a bottle of wine. After our waiter brought the wine, we were ignored. After 20 minutes, I got up to find him and told him we were ready to order entrees. He took our orders and he topped off our wine and we waited and waited. After about 25 minutes our entrees came. We were saving our white wine to have with our entrees but by now it was warm. He told us that if we didn't order both the appetizers and the entrees together it took a lot longer to prepare the entrees. I wondered why he didn't tell us this earlier. I also wondered why he poured wine when he knew it would be 25 minutes before the food would be ready. I asked him to take our picture and he did and we told him it was her birthday. He asked if we wanted to order a desert for her. We said no. Most all restaurants offer something on a birthday even a cupcake with a candle. My wife pasta was the worse she has had. It had no flavor at all. Big dish but just pasta, tomato sauce and a couple of tomatoes. Our waiter never came by to ask about our orders. The other two entrees were fish which were pretty good but small pieces. We have eaten at all Sean Brocks restaurants and this was the worst by far. We are not likely to return.
Food was innovative and delicious, espec ...
Food was innovative and delicious, especially the spaghetti chitterra. Bread served with the meal was exceptional. Our waiter was very friendly, professional and helpful, and there was hardly any waiting for our entrees. Just a fabulous dining out experience for myself, my son and daughter!
The food was excellent. We were a little ...
The food was excellent. We were a little disappointed with how long we waited between our first course and our entrees. The waiter was very attentive continuing to fill our water and offer more bread but clearly the kitchen was running behind. Prices were a bit higher than expected considering it now is slated as a more casual Tavern type place. Wine pours were very small for $15 per glass price!
McCrady's has changed a lot since I was ...
McCrady's has changed a lot since I was last there. Some of the music was okay, but I don't want to listen to Led Zeppelin when I'm eating in a nice restaurant. The playlist needs to be changed or pipe it into the bar.
Visited at the suggestion of a friend. ...
Visited at the suggestion of a friend. Was seated at a comfortable table however way too close to a particularly loud table. Ordered a steak medium well and was served a very rare piece of meat. Although the restaurant has a great interior, there was no ambiance. I would not visit in the future.
This was a wonderful experience all arou ...
This was a wonderful experience all around. Starting with being welcomed by our hostess, Katie . She gave us a tour of the building & it was fascinating !!! The gentleman who served us was extremely knowledgeable.
I regret I do not remember his name but he said he studied organic chemistry and should receive accolades
For his service! None of this should shadow our meal.
My husband & I have eaten at some of the finest restaurants all over the country and McCrady's is one
Of the most inventive and delicious...
This restaurant is a must when in Charleston!
We did an update on open table to add an ...
We did an update on open table to add an extra person, but open table failed to update. We ended up eating at the bar and we were treated like celebrities. The bartenders were awesome and the service was amazing. The food even better. Mcgradys is the bomb!!
It's been awhile since I was at McCrady' ...
It's been awhile since I was at McCrady's Tavern. We we're early and were seated right away at the banquette. My wife's cosmo was spot on and their version of Manhattan with Benedictine was delightful. Being in a tavern m wife ordered the burger. She loved it. Cooked to her liking of medium. I got to share in her fries, which were to die for. I was disappointed in the steamed sea bass. The meal was warmish and not every piece was cooked the same. Some were soft rather then firm.
I did mention texture of fish to waitress and her response was "it's steamed". To my palate, steamed fish should be as firm as properly baked or fried fish. I'll go back but I'll order the burger.
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