Permanently Closed - King Street Dispensary

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This restaurant is permanently closed. From the team who created Charleston's favorite Blind Tiger Pub, and local sensation Vintage Lounge wine bar, King Street Hospitality Group is proud to introduce its newest addition: “King Street Dispensary.”

During a painstaking restoration of our historic property, a cache of relic South Carolina Dispensary liquor bottles were unearthed. Now salvaged and proudly displayed, these bottles have inspired a living history surrounded by one of the most extensive selections of LOCAL and CRAFT beer and spirits in Charleston.

To pair with our extensive beverage offerings, we proudly serve a full GASTROPUB style menu. Signature items include delicious handmade Bavarian Pretzel, Beer Cheese Fondue, and our famous old fashioned double-stacked, bacon-crusted Dispensary Burger, certain to soak up ANY appetite!

Join the LOCALS for great food, amazing Sunday brunch, nightly live music, and the best patio on King Street!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good, casual food for the money. Service was excellent. Ate before the bar crowd came in.

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Date
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place, lively and fun

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

If you’re looking for a college atmosphere filled with boozed up teens/young adults, lots of loud cursing and drunk convo and expensive drinks, this is the place for you. Though this place his potential to be very good, the company it keeps just makes it not the mature people. The food was ok. However our server was very polite and gave great drink recommendations. If I’m bar hopping I might come back, otherwise....meh

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ChristineH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was tasty and flavorful. Server was fantastic maneuvering through the Saturday night bar rush. Band was a pleasant surprise and very good. Fun night.

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vipKKGnyc
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and our server was excellent! Nice fun vibe!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and great food!

DG
DavidG
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SUCH a treat to find this restaurant! Charming, wonderful food served in large portions, and staff so ready to make you comfortable! We'll go back again whenever we are in Charleston!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere and decor were great, we were early for our reservation and they sat us right away, staff was friendly and helpful and the food and drink was so good!

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GraceM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Great happy hour!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Great vibe and ambiance. Very friendly and helpful staff. Limited draft beer selection for a trendy bar. The ribs were not the best. They were tuff and dry.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Came for dinner and drinks before a comedy show. It was way louder then I expected. But food and drinks were great.

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vipSCFoodie
Charleston
39 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious and creative food, it is loud though, for sure a younger crowd. Great service, great drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to both eat and drink. Had great cocktails and the food was amazing. Didn’t expect the food to be so good!! Excellent experience

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viplala
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great NYE date night. We always come here for drinks on the weekend, but this was our first time eating here. Food was fantastic and the service was great. Great energy and service. Highly recommend the mozzarella sticks and fried oysters!

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ShereeR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My husband and I were there with 2 other couples ~ all of us in our 50's for NYE. It was a really young 20 something crowd. We had a lot of fun chatting with them. The (young) band lead singer/keyboard player sat down with us to eat his dinner & was super pleasant to get to know. Atmosphere was festive and fun. Seems to be a really popular spot as the line was out the door most of the night. We all enjoyed our dinner (shrimp tacos, prime rib special, burger, etc) and drinks which were all reasonably priced. I would recommend for a laid back & casual meal while in Charleston!

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ChristinaA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The door was left open the entire time when it was 54 degrees out. I along with other had to keep our jackets on.

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RobertD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent! Will definitely be going back next time I am in town!

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Bigsexy1
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Big mistake people vaping passing one Juul up and down bar length pretty sure it was laced with something, Guys at end of bar groping young women then passing small packs that were quickly stuffed into there pockets made you wonder what was going on . Otherwise loud and obnoxious overserved patrons diffenetly will not go back and will let others know my thoughts on this place

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience1

Me and my good buds got together for some yummy eats and super delish drinks.

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sdlkafjabhs
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Ableist bouncer really made our night, not.

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Journeyman5k
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Went early and it was quite loud. So if you want a date night to chat, not the best place. The food was phenomenal and the service was on point.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun vibe, great food and service

PM
vipPMJr
Charleston
49 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed brunch at the Dispensary. Got the $15 mimosas that served more than the 4 stated on the menu. (nice!) My wife had the blackened shrimp salad (cucumbers, tomatoes, guacamole, crispy tortilla chips, cheese, romaine, and honey cilantro dressing $13) and I had the madame croquette (ham, gruyere, creole mustard, mornay sauce, sunny side egg, and toasted brioche $12). Everything tasted great although the ham was a bit too salty. (I guess that's too be expected?) All in all an enjoyable Sunday afternoon.

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SusanH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Decor gives you something interesting to look at in every corner. It was quiet as we went for lunch. really enjoyed it.

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jsmith4415
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We popped in for a bite to eat on a date night. We were really impressed by King Street Dispensary. The atmosphere is great, the staff is accommodating, and the service is prompt. We really enjoyed the pretzels and beer cheese for an appetizer. The wings are a good size and tossed in a good amount of sauce, but isn’t too saucy. The truffle fries are to die for. There is also a great selection of beer here as well. I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This was my first trip to the Dispensary. It was more of a bar atmosphere than a dining one on this night. I am a sports guy, so I did not mind the Carolina game being on with volume. A table farther away from the bar would have been better for me to talk to the other members of my party without having to yell. The food was great! We had the buffalo chicken dip and mozzarella sticks as appetizers. Entrees we’re Ribs, French Dip, Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos, Chicken Wings, and an Oyster Po Boy. All were delicious. I will be back but will check the football schedule a little closer next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Kinda lame

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vipluvchucktown
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great courtyard for outdoor eating etc out back.
Good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place... Good food and very nice servers

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Greek salad and the Caesar salad with chicken on it with excellent the table next was had this fantastic looking hamburgers that look really good I'll try that next time we go.... The waitress was great.... Very accommodating

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CamiloR
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It is ok to go out and have a good time with friends, good service, but very noisy.

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viprobschwa
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun place with live music. Took family and it was great!

KF
KateF2016
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

It's a frat bar parading as a gastropub. Food is nothing special. Loud space, unpleasant staff who seem bothered you showed up. I wouldn't return.

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CMFuller
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was very helpful and friendly. Initially, the only table available was a bar table right outside the bathrooms. We sat there and as soon as something else was available, the staff offered a booth in main dining area. We split a French dip, truffle fries and a salad which were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't know which was better the food or the service since they were both outstanding! Will definitely be going back anytime we're in Charlston.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Service, and atmosphere terrific. 6 top tables would be nice. We were slightly cramped in the booth. Will definitely return!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The Bavarian pretzel and short rib poutine were amazing. The service was sub par.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a wonderful job accommodating our large group! It rained right before and although our table was reserved for outdoor dining they moved us indoors!

MG
MarGo
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The outside seating was great. There was a private party that had the upstairs balcony reserved and a band started playing around 9pm, the music on the patio was playing also so it sounded terrible. The patio got busy around that time and people started coming out there to smoke. But overall we had a very positive experience and would definitely go back!

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alevml
New England
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation very last minute, but were seated right away and received our food and drinks in a timely manner. Though they were busy, our waitress did not forget to check in and ask if we needed anything. We both got the steak frites and they were fantastic! Good portion size - did not feel over full but was able to finish the meal! Will definitely be coming back.

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Permanently Closed - King Street Dispensary offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 737-4284.

Permanently Closed - King Street Dispensary is rated 4.6 stars by 95 OpenTable diners.