Tucked away on a charming downtown street, Poogan's Porch is one of Charleston's oldest & most reputable culinary establishments, serving upscale ... More
Poogan's Porch Restaurant
Tucked away on a charming downtown street, Poogan's Porch is one of Charleston's oldest & most reputable culinary establishments, serving upscale Lowcountry cuisine daily. Since opening in 1976, Poogan's has been a favorite of well-known celebrities, politicians, tourists & locals alike who rave about this Southern institution. Recognized by Martha Stewart Living, Wine Spectator & the Travel Channel, this beautifully restored Victorian house is the perfect southern locale for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Whether it's a warm homemade buttermilk biscuit & sausage gravy for brunch, a bowl of she-crab soup for lunch, or our signature buttermilk fried chicken for dinner, your meal at Poogan's will be unforgettable. Open year-round, Poogan's Porch serves dinner seven days a week, & brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Both indoor & outdoor seating is offered, & a variety of rooms are available for special events throughout the year. Reservations are recommended.
I husband and I tried the restaurant this Friday and the biscuits are light flaky and good. We had the alligator for the appetizer and it wasn't good. Way too much batter plus it's an old novelty. I had the chicken fried steak and it was enjoyable. The mashed potatoes were a good combination and had nice seasonings. The calabash shrimp was slightly overcooked but I was still pretty good.
Know in advance, when visiting this place at the same time as everyone on the cruise ship and their uncle, the wait will be LOOOOOOOONG. Otherwise, Charleston average 15-20min.
We went there for Brunch. Good, friendly service, attentive.
Scale of 1-10, 10 best
Ordered Biscuits and Gravy as an appetizer - arrived fast and was great, the best B&G I've ever had - 10. Set my hopes real high.
Crab Florentine - 5.75. It seems that its missing something, maybe a tomato or bacon or mushroom, just feels like it is almost there. Hollandaise was bland. comes with the following:
Grits - 8 out of 10 - very good
Crab - 3 - too salty and had tons of shells, very little amount
Spinach - 9 - money!
Poached eggs - 3 - almost hard boiled.
Captain Lee’s omelet - too much salt, would have been a good dish otherwise. Shrimp and tomato and ham work great together. Omelet was cooked just right. Total score - 5
Cinnamon French Toast - 2. No cinnamon, not sweet, very little powdered sugar. Doesn't come with syrup. Just egged bread is all. Would have given it 1, but it was cooked well, moist and creamy inside.
Poogan’s Porch is a bit of tourist trap. The food is pretty good and the service is the same. The only thing that is great about the place is the story of the restaurant. I went there once. It was good, but I truly feel there is better places to eat at in the Holy City. Swing by for brunch on Sunday.
I visited Charleston for my nieces baptism and we had our celebatory brumch at Poogan's after the church service.. IT WAS WONDERFUL!!! I will always return to this resturant when visiting charleston. The food, service, and everything about it was wonderful!!!!
Being new to Charleston, and having an occupation that includes recommending restaurants to my guests, I went and had lunch at Poogan's Porch. Such a big dissapointment. I had crab cakes with hoppin john and asparagus. There was sooooo much hot seasoning that I could not taste anything but the seasoning. Just plain hot with no flavor and large crystals of salt on the asparagus. I like salt, but this just covered up the flavor. It made me wonder if the crab was going bad and they were trying to get one more serving from the batch. Service was par. The server asked me if I like the crab cakes and when I told him they were too spicy, he did say he was sorry. Good thing Charleston has a large selection of restaurants. I will not be recommending this restaurant to any of my guests..
Total tourist trap with awful customer service. They continually lie about the length of time you will have to wait. Even with reservations be prepared to wait up to an hour. Once you wait that long to get your table don’t expect your food in a timely manor either. There is plenty of other amazing Charleston restaurants close by. Please don’t waste your money or time at this establishment.