Great Breakfast. On a weekend trip to Charleston, we tried country ham benedict and crabcakes benedict for breakfast. Both were great. Ham was well seasoned and aged, but not too salty. Crabcakes were light & delicious. Our server, Catrina, was pleasant, attentive & witty. Biscuits were large, light, fluffy & tasty. Homefries were ok, but seasoning was not to my taste.
delicious food, bad service, great history, worth the wait!. The food was delicious! It has great history in the house. The employees were nice about questions of the history. The wait was pretty long but worth it! The employees are nice and love it when people take pictures for ghosts. All i have to say is , bring your cameras!
Traditionally a family favorite-but.... We have visited Charleston many times, and always had to visit Poogan's. However, the last time was somewhat disappointing. The service was slow for a weeknight at 5pm. The food was served unevenly-slow on the appetizer, then entrees came so quick we couldn't enjoy the appetizer. Felt rushed although there were no big wait for the table that we could see. I would agree with the other review that the bathrooms leave alot to be desired but it is an old building. We do enjoy the ambience and even buy a Tshirt now and again. We might give it a try again this summer but it has definitely fallen off the "must do" list.
Poor service, extremely discriminatory.. This was the worst restaurant experience of my lifetime. The staff is extremely rude, they do not have any courtesy or customer service sense. We were served food after 2 hours of waiting, were not apologized to and to top it off, the manager insulted us by telling us(in so many words) that we were free to leave and not come back; she said something like "the food has been taken care of, u can do whatever u want with the food" Lets sum it up by saying 'If u are not a white male, dont go here'
worst service ever! discrimination galore.
We were highly recommended by the hotel concierge to stop over this place for a brunch before we left Charleston....So we did. the wait was half hour and when our name was called the person said " the name that start with a "D"" & we knew it was us! We were seated and after 4 rounds of coffee and one hour after placing our order we were told that they forgot to turn in our order! We werent apologised to but just told...& so we waited for 15 more minutes & after seeing the family that came in 30 mins after us leave happy n full we were disgusted at the treatment meted out at us... So we requested to talk to the manager who told us that she had taken care of the food (read we dont have to pay anything) & we were welcome to eat it, or take it with us, or leave it. How insulting? I think jim Carrey was joking with them on the note thats plastered on their walls, but they should probably hear from our lawyers!
By the way we were the only brown skinned group of 5 people in the room! I expected better from someone from New York even if they are in the deep south...More tolerance, more courtesy, and an apology?
I cant comment about the food as we could hardly have a few bites after being treated this way...we lost our appetite to four cups of coffee and discrimination!
Charming, but inconsistent.
Lovely location and great Southern sweet tea, but watch out for the added spice on the chicken puff pastry dish!
I happened to be dining with a member of my family that has a distinct dislike for spice and nowhere on the menu did it mention an inclusion of spice for this particular dish (perhaps it was a "chef's discretion?"). Didn't bother me, but then again, I do like a little zip in my food!
The biscuits and honey butter were great, the crabcake sandwich average, and after a lunch I wasn't in the mood for dessert.
The bathrooms were pathetic (2 women's stalls for the whole restaurant) and had large waiting lines that erupted into the small hallway into the dining area (rather affects the ambience when a restaurant begins to look like a gas station!).
But I have an affinity for restaurants with history and character, and this surely has both.
I might be back, but only with some friends or family who may be visiting and will enjoy the quaintness over the food.
PS For those of you with K9 friends, they do allow dining with your pets on the porch out front.
Eww-gan's Porch. The atmosphere was kind of neat, being in an old house and everything. I was afraid to use the bathroom as it's supposedly "haunted". The biscuits were good, the honey butter was yummy, and the fish was pretty tasty. But my brother and aunt were both dissatisfied with their dishes, and so I must conclude that they definitely focus more on the restaurant's ghost legend than on their food.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors. Fresh local ingredients are combined with international delicacies to create innovative Southern cuisine at this popular bistro in historic Charleston.
Nice place to have breakfast on the front porch.. I enjoyed having Eggs Benedict with champagne & orange juice on the front porch with my friends. We had a good time watching the little birds and laughing it up. The waitress was delightful. The food was really good. I would definitely go back as long as I could sit on the front porch.
Try the South.
For me, a Yankee boy, this place is not all that bad. Yes, it's a tourist spot - which may mean that it's less than authentic - but it's still pretty good.
Try any of their items "calabash", still not sure exactly what that means, other than it's fried.
I've been there with my family and I have taken very large tour groups. Everyone always left very happy.
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