Charleston Cafe - American Type Restaurant in Surfside Beach with 29 reviews

Charleston Cafe

American Restaurant in Surfside Beach

 
Charleston Cafe
Rated: 4.4 out of 5 with 29 Reviews

Simply the best kept secret in Surfside. Moderate prices - good selections & personal service in a quiet and comfortable setting. Great wine selection too. Say hellow to David at the bar when you drop in.


Charleston Cafe
SURFSIDE DRIVE
Surfside Beach
843-238-2200
Hours: N/A
There are currently 29 user submitted reviews for this restaurant.

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Charleston Cafe
Posted: Sep 28th, 2013 at 3:05 pm
From: Burlington, NC
By: do


Avg. Rating:5
My husband and I loved eating at the Charleston Cafe. Last summer we ate there several times. Each night a different entree and dessert, all were excellent. However sadly enough this year we found they are no longer in business.
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Charleston Cafe
Posted: Nov 15th, 2011 at 5:38 pm
From: Surfside Beach, SC
By: amb


Avg. Rating:5
Enjoyed dinner at Charleston Cafe tonight. Their honey cornbread muffins are to die for (had to bring half dozen home with me). Had salmon....very good...husband had beef tips also a winner. Caesar salad was cold and crisp. Not a complaint. Our server was a sweetheart. Highly recommend this place for good food and ambience. Try it, you'll like it!
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Charleston Cafe
Posted: May 30th, 2011 at 10:03 pm
From: Surfside Beach, SC
By: dat


Avg. Rating:2.3
We just returned from your restaurant. We were so disappointed in our meals and the waiter. Their were 4 of us, celebrating a friends 80th birthday. (When we mentioned it was his birthday, Chris ignored it, you would have thought he would have at least said Happy Birthday.) Two of us ordered the Flounder Almondine special. The nuts were fried to a crisp and not very good. The waiter (Chris) had the personality of nothing. When two in our party asked for glasses for their beer, Chris responded, well I have to go back up stairs to get the glasses. The two to said to him, any type of glass would be fine, even if it was plastic. He rolled his eyes and walked off. Though he did bring two glasses. The four of us were the second seated (we had reservations), we didn't received our main meal for approximately 45 minutes to an hour and they were not busy. We will not return. We are locals and own rental property, which we will not refer any of the rentals too. I will say, that when our friend (80 year old) and I walked upstairs to see the upstairs, the bartender upstairs, was a delight. She greeted us and asked if we would like anything.
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Charleston Cafe
Posted: Apr 01st, 2011 at 2:53 pm
From: murrells inlet, SC
By: bc


Avg. Rating:4.5
I had the shecrab soup as an app and it was unbelivably good. My wife had the green fried tomatos, very good. She had flounder and scollops and i had the mahi special. Both were very good but the best was saved for last. we split a very large piece of white chocolate rasberry cake that was out of this world. we would come back just for the desert. one of our favorite places to eat.
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Charleston Cafe
Posted: Mar 03rd, 2011 at 9:22 am
From: Cambridge, ONTARIO
By: pp


Avg. Rating:5
My wife and I ate at the Charleston Cafe Feb 25, upstairs in the Lounge. The menu choices are abundant. We sat at the bar and had a great chat with Laurie, the hostess who was extremely friendly and with another gentleman who was also at the bar with us. We had a couple of drinks and two appetizers- the sliders and the scallops with Jamaican salsa. Both dishes were prepared perfectly and the taste was outstanding and we felt that we received good value for the price.We'll definitely be returning with friends and family who are visiting with us this month.
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Charleston Cafe
Posted: Feb 11th, 2011 at 3:31 pm
From: SURFSIDE BEACH, SC
By: blh


Avg. Rating:2.3
My husband and I were excited to try the Charleston Cafe out. We went there and thought the menu was exciting, but were sadly disappointed by everything from start to finish. We loved the decor and were seated immediately. We ordered soup as our appetizers, but the soup arrived cold (not even lukewarm). This was a bad start, but we thought well maybe the rest will be better. I ordered a hot turkey sandwich. Again, the turkey was dry and cold. The french fries were also cold and bland. My husband ordered a Fried Green Tomato BLT, the fried green tomato was soggy and disgusting and the wrap was not warm as it said it would be on the menu. The service was also poor, the staff were just chatting and we couldn't get anyone's attention. In short, just a very bad meal overall. Would never consider going back. The food is overpriced as well. I would try some other place. If you are willing to drive try Quigley's Pint and Plate in Pawley's Island which has some awesome food (it is a hidden gem...and definitely worth the drive).
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Charleston Cafe
Posted: Sep 11th, 2010 at 4:49 pm
From: Charleston, SC
By: ksc


Avg. Rating:4.5
We usually visit twice a year and have thoroughly enjoyed all previous dinners. This year we found the dishes too sweet. There was too much sugar in everything. The bread was like a cupcake, the sweet potato fries were sugared, and the scallops had a sweet caramel glaze. Many people might like the taste, but much too sweet for me.
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Charleston Cafe
Posted: Sep 09th, 2010 at 7:42 pm
From: Lusby, MD
By: dgw


Avg. Rating:5
We have been coming to Surfside for around 10 years and never knew the Restaurant was there. We were pleasantly surprised. The staff was warm and inviting and patrons were also warm and friendly. The food was excellant. We had the Shrimp and Grits, Filet one night, also the Salmon special one night. The review from Rochester, Minnesota that said the restaurant should be called the dog bowl, obviously doesn't know what good food should taste like.
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Charleston Cafe
Posted: Aug 19th, 2010 at 1:04 pm
From: rochester, MN
By: dwq


Avg. Rating:3
mediocre. Food okay but presentation was awful. The shrimp and grits was a sea of brown slop. Couldn't distinguish the 5 shrimp from the sausage and peppers - all textures were variations of pudding and the plate color scheme consisted of different shades of puke brown. The absurd dank lighting contributed to the overwhelming feeling of dirt. The staff was cold and lacked genuine southern hospitality. Should be renamed the dog bowl.
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Charleston Cafe
Posted: Jul 21st, 2010 at 5:37 pm
From: Surfside Beach, SC
By: ch


Avg. Rating:5
I have lived in Surfside for over a year now and have experienced many dining options as a new comer to the area. I just tried the Charleston Cafe for the first time and it now tops the list of all places that I have tried since being here. The food is excellent and it is fairly priced as well. I have paid much more for meals not nearly as good. I highly recommed the Charleston Cafe to any one looking for a great meal.
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Charleston Cafe
Posted: Jul 21st, 2010 at 4:41 pm
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: gm


Avg. Rating:5
I had a business dinner there and the food was absolutely wonderful. My business associates congratulated me for choosing Charleston Cafe. One gentleman was so enthused with his shrimp and grits that he lost all that was discussed during the meal. Fantastic. Hats Off to the Charleston Cafe.
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Charleston Cafe
Posted: Jul 11th, 2010 at 3:28 pm
From: Huntington, IN
By: j.p.


Avg. Rating:5
We returned to the Charleston Cafe again this year while we were vactioning at Garden Ciy Beach. We ate lunch one day and came back in the evening later that week. Both times the food was excellent. We had the bacon wrapped scallops, fish and chips, fettucini/blackened chicken, and crab cakes. The piano music was very enjoyable.
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Charleston Cafe
Posted: Apr 27th, 2010 at 9:05 pm
From: St. Marys, GA
By: kkd


Avg. Rating:5
What a wonderful little restaurant. Everything about our meal was perfect. We were a little embarrassed because we practically licked our plates clean. Delicious food and unbelievably reasonable prices for the quality of food served. Atmosphere was classic and casual. Service was friendly and efficient. A real treat.
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Charleston Cafe
Posted: Mar 25th, 2010 at 1:39 am
From: surfside beach, SC
By: pod'


Avg. Rating:3
What did they do to there shrimp and gritz it was so good, now it is less than desired. Two months ago we had great food and a great server, now none of the above. We were treated like second class citizens by the owner who seemed less then pleased to seat us because she wanted to stand there and chit chat with a fat old man who looked like a bull dog and his toothless wife. They were smoking in the lounge upstairs while a foul mouth man chanted his republican propaganda. It was supposed to be a restaraunt not a political meeting place. I am disgusted.
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Charleston Cafe
Posted: Mar 16th, 2010 at 8:00 am
From: surfside, SC
By: es


Avg. Rating:1
the food here drastically went down hill, they must have changed hands again. I hope they didnt get rid of that chef they had. Who is that lil blonde lady who walks around starring at your table and saying retarded stuff that makes no sence. The other week she was in a chef jacket with her name on it. I want a golden goose daddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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