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Middleton Place

Dining at Middleton Place Restaurant


12 a.m.  3 p.m. daily (General Admission required)


Sunday-Thursday:  6 p.m. – 8 p.m.*

Friday-Saturday:     6 p.m.  9 p.m.

*Closed for dinner on Monday evenings.

Call 843-266-7477 for Dinner reservations.

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View Lunch Menu


She Crab Soup
domestic lump crab, cream, sherry

Chef’s Seasonal Soup
locally sourced seasonal vegetables & grains

Field Greens Salad
house cured & pecan smoked bacon, organic heirloom tomato, bleu cheese crumbles, southern buttermilk dressing

Arugula Salad
SC peaches, candied SC pecans, Split Creek Farms goat cheese, sherry vinaigrette

You may add roasted free-range chicken breast ($9) or grilled salmon ($11) to either salads



(served with choice of two sides & cornbread)

Southern Fried Chicken
Adluh flour dredged & deep fried in vegetable oil

Pulled BBQ Pork  
pecan smoked w/tangy yellow mustard sauce

Shrimp & Grits
domestic shrimp, house made Tasso gravy & Anson Mills organic grits

Vegetarian Potluck
locally sourced seasonal vegetables & grains

SIDE OPTIONS (additional sides $4)

organic heirloom middleton tomatoes

hoppin’ john (field peas & rice)

braised SC collard greens

shredded cole slaw

savory corn pudding

macaroni & cheese


Please ask your server for our children’s options and inform them of any dietary requests.

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She Crab Soup
lump crab, cream, sherry

Chef’s Seasonal Soup


Garden Salad
romaine hearts, hardboiled egg, tomatoes, bleu cheese, heritage farms bacon, crispy fried onions, merlot vinaigrette

Arugula Salad
cranberries, SC pecans, Split Creek Farms feta cheese, champagne vinaigrette 


Chicken Livers
southern fried livers, caramelized onion gravy, whipped potatoes

Pork & Beans
Muddy Pond Mill sorghum baked beans,  house cured pecan smoked pork belly, apple fennel pecan slaw

Shellfish & Grits
east coast shrimp, lobster claw meat, tasso gravy, truffle Anson Mills organic grits

Foie Torchon
salt cured foie gras, pain perdu, bourbon syrup, toasted pecans

Polenta & Mushrooms
roasted Mepkin Abbey mushrooms, creamy Ashe County cheddar cheese & Anson Mills rustic polenta integrale, seasonal greens, parmesan


Hanger Steak
Certified Angus Beef hanger, fingerling potatoes, house cured Heritage Farms bacon lardons, arugula, whole grain mustard cream

Mushroom Papparadelle
local Mepkin Abbey mushrooms, scratch made pappardelle pasta, parmesan, seasonal greens, lemon butter

Catfish Stew
Carolina Catfish blackened, fennel, stewed tomatoes, leeks, Carolina Gold rice

Southern Fried Guinea Hen
fried Ashley Farms guinea hen leg quarter, truffle macaroni and Ashe County cheddar cheese, sautéed green beans, caramelized onion gravy

Sustainable Seafood Dish
An homage to the SC Aquarium. Dish changes often and incorporates local sustainably harvested seafood.

Grilled Manchester Farms Quail
cornbread & Benton’s country ham stuffed quail, mashed potatoes, crispy fried onions, Muddy Pond Mill sorghum whipped butter

Heritage Farms Pork Shank

Anson Mills Carolina gold & Carolina Plantation field pea hoppin’ john risotto, SC collard greens, Muddy Pond Mill sorghum

Naked Beef Georgia Short Rib
truffle Anson Mills organic grits, roasted Mepkin Abbey mushrooms, bordelaise sauce

View the Dessert Menu

Huguenot Torte
with whipped cream

SC Pecan Pie
bourbon caramel sauce, whipped cream

Flourless Chocolate Torte
salted caramel, whipped cream

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta
mixed berry sauce, fresh berries

Wholly Cow Ice Cream
choice of vanilla, cinnamon, or cappuccino chip


About the Restaurant

The Middleton Place Restaurant offers visitors traditional Low Country fare. Okra soup, she-crab soup, shrimp and grits, collard greens and Huguenot torte are just a few of the tempting dishes served for lunch daily. In the evening, guests enjoy elegant dining overlooking the Mill Pond and Azalea Hillside while savoring a more formal menu featuring local seafood, organic chicken, and carefully selected cuts of meat, and seasonal vegetables.
The influence of renowned Southern Chef Edna Lewis is still felt at Middleton Place, where she was the resident Chef for several years. The recipes Ms. Lewis developed for the Restaurant give special attention to authentic Low Country cuisine, and continue to be used for both lunch and dinner menu selections.
The Middleton Place Restaurant originated in 1928 when the Junior League of Charleston set up one of its first fund raising enterprises, a springtime Tea Room located in the Mill at Middleton Place. In the upstairs kitchen, League volunteers prepared okra soup and made sandwiches that were served to guests seated at tables overlooking the Ashley River. In 1949, the Tea Room, now the Restaurant, was moved to its present location.
The Restaurant building was designed by W. Bancel LaFarge in 1933, based on research done in Barbados, and has the same roof lines as the Mill. It was originally used as a guest house, with two bedrooms and a sitting room upstairs. The cypress-paneled room downstairs was a living and game room surrounded by a screened porch. The Cypress Room, now used as a private dining room, was originally a series of storerooms leading to the plantation office.
Proceeds from the operation of the Restaurant support the preservation work of the not-for-profit Middleton Place Foundation.
In keeping with traditional Southern Foodways, the Middleton Place Restaurant strives to use seasonal, local, and organic ingredients whenever possible, as well as supporting the conservation efforts of the Sustainable Seafood Initiative, the Billfish Foundation, Slow Foods and Fresh on the Menu.



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