Whole Crispy Flounder
apricot shallot sauce, slaw
Fried Green Tomatoes
bacon jam, pimento cheese
She Crab Soup
Great staff making everyone feel welcomed. Food was so delicious,
Exceptional food quality
Drinks from the bar were excellent. Okra and shrimp and grits were great. We thought the grouper was overpriced.
Very nice restaurant. Greeted warmly, seated quickly and service was great: food was great, my filet was cooked perfectly. Very relaxing enjoyable dinner
It was generally pretty good, however, it seems as though it's being sold as fine dining and I personally didn't really get that impression upon actually eating there. Staff was very friendly, but the restaurant could use some interior design updates and the presentation of the food was rather underwhelming. The taste of the food itself was rather good, but kinda simple and I didn't get the feeling that what I was eating at this restaurant couldn't be found somewhere else. I would describe it as an excellent high-end casual dining experience, but really not a competitor in the fine dining world in my personal opinion. I would probably go back and with a new expectation in mind would likely enjoy my experience much more.
Another home run for Anson! Superb service from Darnell and delicious food and drink. Nothing beats their Crispy Whole Flounder!
Service was OK - Fried Flounder was a lot of work to eat and was just OK
Outstanding service provided to my party of 6. We were celebrating a college graduation and everyone was exuberant and happy. Anson’s meal selections were outstanding and the customer service was phenomenal. The food was fresh and not over cooked. We will return!
Graduation, we waited a long time so the way to take our drink order then to come back to take our food order the shrimp arrived Raw Had to be returned and our entrées took a very long time as well
This was our "big" meal on our recent trip to the Charleston beaches. We were celebrating a friend's birthday and wanted a nice night out. Anson's accommodated! The food was quite good and the service was excellent. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable, particularly with the wine recommendations. We had a quiet upstairs room with only one other party, mitigating COVID concerns. There were multiple seafood options, several of which were traditional and at least one of which was quite innovative. All in all, an excellent dining experience.
We absolutely love the crispy flounder! We always have a great experience.
The food we got was good but portions are chintzy on the soup and appetizer fried green tomatoes. We get the fried green tomatoes everywhere, and usually have at least 4 pieces, possibly more (one place serves 6 large pieces), but Anson gives you 3. We were a party of 4, so we had to split some to give everyone a nice taste. She crab soup advertised as a bowl was barely a half cup for $10, so that was very sub-par comparison other restaurants. Shrimp and grits was delicious, as was the lamb. Halibut was very tiny portion for the price and delicious but still hungry after eating due to small sliver of fish plated. Fried whole flounder would have been excellent without the tremendous amount of sauce. The sauce was cold so the fish was as well. Maybe serving the sauce on the side would work better. Instead of crispy skin, it was soggy. Nice about of meat but next time I will try without the sauce. We will be back in the future to try again.
Special dinner while on vacation
Food was good
Host was rude
Waiter did not engage and was hurried even though the place was not too busy at all
Great evening. Food was delicious. The crispy flounder was exceptional.
Warm welcome as we entered. Enjoyed our upstairs dining and excellent service. Their flounder dish is my favorite but we also thought that the grouper dish was delicious. Being southern we tried the okra appetizer and were not disappointed. We had a great evening!
As visitors to Charleston from Los Angeles, we very much enjoyed the food and wonderful service at Anson.
The restaurant was very nice and the server was very kind, the food was very good and overall the restaurant was very nice.
First time dining at Anson. Food, service, and ambience all excellent. Will definitely be dining there again.
The service was great and the food was even better. The shrimp pasta was one of the best things I’ve ever tasted and the cashew crusted grouper was also outstanding.
Great food! Get the fried green tomatoes & the flounder!
We had an amazing visit in Charleston, SC and enjoyed our exquisite experience at Anson’s!!!
Our meals were both delicious and the service
We highly recommend this place ~ there is no
PLACE like it!!
Enjoy ~ Bon appetit’
Our server was excellent great food. Good location.
Wonderful dinner! The service was excellent and we received good wine suggestions for our entrees. The entrees were delicious and my first experience with she crab soup was great. We would definitely go back.
Was told no bread was to be served due to COVID. Three other restaurants within two blocks did serve us bread with our meal. Cheap!!
The food was amazing!!! I would highly recommend. Shrimp and grits were the best I have ever had.
Still on the best restaurants in Charleston. Both food and service could not have been better.
My boyfriend and I are here from nyc visiting my parents who live in the Charleston area, and whenever we come down we always try to hit at least one restaurant we’ve never been to before. Last night was Anson (in downtown Charleston), and it was FANTASTIC. We don’t have pics of our meals, we ate them too quickly and I regret nothing.
The restaurant is in a beautifully restored old southern house. The rococo mirrors, crystal chandeliers, and wall murals were gorgeous, the service was 5 stars, and the atmosphere in the upstairs dining room was calm and tranquil. We sipped passionfruit martinis and French 75s while looking out the window over Anson St at golden hour. We felt bougie.
For apps we ordered the Shrimp de Johnge, Arugula Salad, and Fried Green Tomatoes. There was bacon jam, there were buttery garlicky bread crumbs, there was a dressing on the salad that I can only describe as “happiness”.
For entrees we got the Cashew Crusted Grouper and the Scallops.
The Grouper was everything I never realized I’ve actually wanted breaded chicken to be. Crunchy, flakey, moist, very slightly sweet. It came with French green beans and rice & black eyed pea situation that was delicious. I don’t know what else was in it and frankly I’m not concerned. You could tell me it was muskrat and I’d say “cool, muskrat be a vibe”.
The Scallops were everything a scallop should be. Seared with a crusty little top that you can’t help but tap your fork against obnoxiously in excitement, because you know what that crispy bite will be like. They were smooth and came served on a pile of something green that wasn’t a vegetable. It looked like couscous mixed into a green stew. Again, I don’t care what it was because we licked the plate clean. I would’ve ordered just a bowl of the green stuff if I could. I want more of that green stuff in my life.
We will be back, hungry for more!!
Quickly sat us down, we arrived early. Very attentive. Wait staff explained specialties well. Great atmosphere, amazing food. I had the flounder, friend had the sirloin.
Great food and some of the friendliest staff in Charleston. Our waitress was efficient and helpful, and the manager was just adorable. Looking forward to returning on our next trip.
Good food. Excellent service. Slightly dusty interior. And extremely dark. I would really love to actually see well what I was served.
Waitress was fabulous and the food was excellent!
Great experience overall
Mike took care of us and server Billy was attentive and friendly.
Amazing from Greeting to check. I am sure we had one of the best servers in Charleston. She made suggestions as she listened to our wants. Attentive but not hovering. Beautiful service! The food was gorgeous and pleasing at every taste. Steaks cooked to perfection. Get the Fried Green Tomatoes and Shrimp and Grits! But I don't think you can go wrong at any turn.
Julia was an outstanding server. We were a party of 5. Each of us thoroughly enjoyed our cooked to perfection meal. Loved the atmosphere. Appreciated the soft spoken conversations from the tables on the second floor dining room. Cannot wait to return. Thank you all for the experience.
The shrimp and grits were amazing! Great food and great service.
everything we got was so amazing! and the service was excellent! I would come back here
Great experience overall with excellence in all areas from the time we walked in the door. An exceptional and highly recommended dining experience