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The Oyster Shed at Leon's Oyster Shop

Charleston, South Carolina

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The Oyster Shed at Leon's Oyster Shop logo
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The Oyster Shed at Leon's Oyster Shop

Charleston, South Carolina

(263)

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In The Oyster Shed at Leon's,
We invite you to enjoy a different event experience: a less formal, more relaxed gathering; kick back, laugh loudly, and enjoy your celebration.

Within a historic Charleston home, our space takes cues from much of the reclaimed, comfortable charm that makes LEON’S so inviting.

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Bob Secreto

20 September 2019

the mahi dip was awesome. cool unique cocktails. friendly staff

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Dan Anderson

16 September 2019

Great chicken as well. Oysters were great.

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Graham Gott

14 September 2019

Awesome food, beer and ambiance. Oysters and Old Bay shrimp are on point, as is the music selection. We'll be back...

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Freddie Brown

8 September 2019

Great atmosphere! Enjoyed the food. Service was first class.

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Jerry Beamer

4 September 2019

Slushy Gin & Tonic set us right from the start. The oysters, hushpuppies, and sides are fabulous. Great vibes and vittles!

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Michael Kuhn

2 September 2019

GreAt food and service def would go back

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Bo Ellis

30 August 2019

Eccletic atmosphere in a converted auto body shop. Fresh oysters from around the east coast cooked and raw. I had the grilled. Perfect! Also the cocktails are delicious. More...

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Devin Takacs

1 August 2019

Awesome food, great staff. Bar tender was super knowledgeable about oysters and helped find something close to what we are used to up North.

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Mary Ocelik Ley

26 July 2019

The Oysters and the Bloody Mary.

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Chris Stout

20 July 2019

Pricey but good. Atmosphere was good. Plenty of people in the joint.

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Molly Conn Vietmeyer

13 July 2019

Love the Siam salad w shrimp - delicious!!!

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Richard Greenway

13 July 2019

Best place in Charleston!

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Jonathan Kharfen

9 July 2019

Great food, drinks and atmosphere. I’d definitely go back.

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Susan Adams Cunard

6 July 2019

Love Leon’s Absolutely THE best place for fried chicken and my favorite ‘oysters’ on the half shell! So grateful that both my adult children love oysters on the half shell as much ad I do!

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Renee English

5 July 2019

We are visiting from Indiana. Leon’s came highly recommended. And!! The place did NOT disappoint! Great oysters & drinks. Staff extremely helpful, attentive & friendly. Thank you Will! We will come back on our next trip to Charleston. More...

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Lynn Cross-Trois

4 July 2019

Char broiled oysters and scalloped potato side were awesome!

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Bob Wing

2 July 2019

really cool joint. good food.

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Nick Jacobs

29 June 2019

great seafood, service, and atmosphere!

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SQ Willis Jr.

26 June 2019

Great food great atmosphere has a very local feel

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Tim Kurtin

24 June 2019

Great food, customer service, and drinks. Atmosphere was great too. I thought the Japanese-style restrooms were unique and the funnel sconce shades too. The fried chicken, oysters, black-eyed pea salad and hush puppies were tasty. More...

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Allison LaRue Dudycha

24 June 2019

Frozen G&T’s, amazing chargrilled oysters and easily the best fried chicken I have ever put in my mouth!

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Chris Owens

24 June 2019

Probably our favorite dining experience in Charleston ever. Service was great, food was spectacular and the surroundings were perfect!
Thank You!
The Clam Wrap is great beyond words.
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Robby Comer

24 June 2019

I sat at the bar, had a few IPA's, the roasted oysters, the shrimp roll and a side. Very well prepared with thoughtful ingredients. Love this place.

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Sarah Fountain Worel

24 June 2019

I am always impressed with every visit. The food is amazing! The staff is friendly and they make each visit memorable. Have the mahi sandwich and brussel sprouts for the table.

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Thomas P O'Brien Jr.

24 June 2019

It's not too often you can say that everything you ate was amazing, but at Leon's it was! Fried chicken, oysters, black eyed pea salad, fried brussel sprouts, all absolutely delicious!

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Michael Davis

24 June 2019

Very surprised with the first visit. The fried chicken was excellent and surprisingly a flavor profile I never had before. The shrimp roll was good too. Our table of 6 devoured their meals. Will visit when I return again into two weeks! More...

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Mary Jane Horton Smart

24 June 2019

This place was fantastic!!! I love how they bring out your water in a wine bottle for your table...very nice touch! I had a white wine spritzer...very light and refreshing. I had fried clam wraps-EXCELLENT!!!!! As my side I got scallop potatoes can I just say they are the best I’ve ever eaten...better than my own!!!!! Great service...cute place!!! My husband loved his dish. He got mixed fried seafood and loved it. The pea salad was very good. We will definitely go back and tell our friends about it! More...

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James Voorheis

24 June 2019

My guests loved their seafood dishes which were peel and eat shrimp and the fried oyster plate. I thought the fried chicken sandwich was a bit above average, minus the (asian I think) cucumber salad on the side which was a total mismatch.
I’d make the drive there anytime for the fried Brussels Sprouts!!!
Atmosphere was a 11 out of 10 and the waitress couldn’t have been friendlier. The entire staff was, incidentally, very easy on the eyes which indicated to me that the management/ownership placed a high priority on making good impressions!
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Liz Ciardi

24 June 2019

We loved it! We had the oysters, so good.
The cucumber salad, side of corn and hush puppies were wonderful!
The have an excellent po boy, normally with fried oysters but we asked for fried shrimp and the accommodated .
Excellent will go there again.

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Jeremy McKinney

24 June 2019

Started out with a dozen char grilled oysters; delicious and only lightly cooked. We all then chowed down on fried shrimp, fish and oysters and shared sides of their brussel sprouts and potatoes. Service was great. Leon’s knocked it out of the park. More...

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Larry Debevec

24 June 2019

Our party of four had the grilled oysters and the peel & eats as an appetizer. For dinner we all had the two piece chicken with sides of hush puppies, scalloped potatoes and the brussels sprouts. All of the food was awesome, as usual and the service was outstanding. Leon's continues to be one of our favorites. More...

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Joe Schumaker

24 June 2019

Simply a great experience. Staff was awesome, polite, attentive, made spot-on recommendations. Which includes fried chicken sandwich. Combination of batter, pickles and slaw make it the best. Hushpuppie so good it should be illegal. Scalloped potatoes. So good, I have no words. Thank you Katie, Cassie, Edison and Lauren for a great experience. More...

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Frances Broadfoot Warner

24 June 2019

BEST FOOD EVER!!! We had hushpuppies (the best I have ever eaten), their fried chicken (amazing), and some kind of salad that was soooogood I won't mention how any helpings I had!! We will be back. If you miss this restaurant while in Charleston......then go back! It is worth it! More...

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Michele Steele Dickerson

21 June 2019

Fun one-off atmosphere- casual and welcoming. Great food- we did not try the oysters this time, but everything we ordered was good!

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Jennifer Ellen Jenkins

19 June 2019

Whole grilled snapper w/charred lemons.... sublime

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Mikkel A Petersen

19 June 2019

Good food, good company and good service

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Juan Carlos Fernandez

18 June 2019

Great oysters and best hush puppies

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Pam Greco

13 June 2019

Great oysters! Pleasant staff

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Kevin Nolley

9 June 2019

Guest chef...outstanding menu...wonderful place.

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Jed Mccracken

4 June 2019

As my lunch date said its a hidden treasure

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Elizabeth McAlhany

3 June 2019

I tried the shrimp and oysters and fish - all delicious. But y’all, that fried chicken is special. I can’t wait to go back.

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Larry Richard

2 June 2019

Great spot in Charleston S.C.!

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Robert Walter

31 May 2019

Atmosphere and food is top notch. Best meal since we arrived. Crispy Catfish sandwich and side of Black-eyed Pea Salad with a dash of the Red Clay Verde hot sauce! Yum!!!

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Jeffrey S. Culp

28 May 2019

Amazing seafood, don’t know about fried chicken

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Anthony Culbreath

28 May 2019

in the heart of downtown Charleston there's this little fabulous place called Leon's Oyster Shop. sidewalk patio with a nice tropical atmosphere and the rear of the restaurant shaded patio for special events interior ball room. they even take care of your special events party bring your families and friend out and have a good time More...

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Craig Tillison

27 May 2019

Great atmosphere, great food and great service

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Leslie Collins

10 May 2019

Fantastic food and atmosphere

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Matthew Brown

6 May 2019

Awesome both times we were there!

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Sean Wilson

3 May 2019

Amazing Chicken and Oysters

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Ashley Elizabeth

25 April 2019

We used Leon’s Oyster Shed for our rehearsal dinner and it couldn’t have been better!! Everyone we worked with prior to and the day of was amazing! The food was incredible and we felt like royalty all night. Our guests had the very best time and we couldn’t have been happier. We highly recommend the Oyster Shed for any party you have especially an intimate Rehearsal dinner. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Leon’s staff for being so great! We’ll never forget it. More...

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Bob Bell

24 April 2019

Great food. Fun atmosphere. Very casual

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Jerry Brown

19 April 2019

Great food.. great atmosphere

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Lane Christianson

19 April 2019

Our server Kitty was fantastic!! Made us feel special.

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Andrew Burden

19 April 2019

the oysters are outstanding , the atmosphere is fun and the beer is pretty darn good too !

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Calvin L. Elliott

17 April 2019

Great lunch with Family from Philadelphia PA today on the patio. Food and service never disappoint ❤❤

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Kisha McLendon

17 April 2019

Omg so amazing loved everything about it. Their drinks are amazing

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Regina Freeman White

16 April 2019

Mike the bartender ROCKED. I came in alone and ate like a gavone and he did not judge :) He did not miss a beat. But missing my southern food I felt at home. Ty

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Gil Via

12 April 2019

Good restaurant we simply happened upon some years ago...frankly, if Hatcher recommends it, that's good enough for me!

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Al Brochu

8 April 2019

Great chicken and oysters.....

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Pamela MacLeod Cooper

16 March 2019

Great food , good vibes! We enjoyed.

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Laurie McGinn

5 March 2019

Awesome atmosphere, AMAZING oysters/menu!

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Maddie Minor

1 March 2019

Tried Leon’s for the first time last week and had a great experience. We had a party of 8 and sat out on the patio. Awesome food and drink selection; there was something for everyone. Our server was great as well. We will definitely be back! More...

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Lindsey Torphy

28 February 2019

The food and the drinks and it’s good

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Ann Marie Lonsdale

26 February 2019

Delicious, relaxed, really kind service

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Debbie Wilkins

15 February 2019

FABULOUS fried chicken & oysters at reasonable prices. My husband & I will definitely come back here whenever we visit Charleston!!

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Darryl Parker

13 February 2019

Really great atmosphere and the food was incredible, my first visit but I will be back!!!

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Nancy Leddy

6 February 2019

Fried chicken was the best I have ever had. The scalloped potatoes are indescribable. Ambiance is terrific..

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Susanna Candia-Smith

23 January 2019

Delicious & Fun Atmosphere

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Barbara Brown

22 January 2019

Loved the food. Met the Manager . We had just left his his playing with little Oscar. An amazing little guy . Very friendly and doesn't meet a stranger. Also met his Mom. Had delicious friend oyster , great salad , and tasted friend Brussels sprouts to die for. Great atmosphere. Everyone should try it. . More...

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Sal Pusateri

19 January 2019

Great place for oysters!!

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Vi Yee

12 January 2019

This is the second time we have dined at Leon’s (this is our second visit to Charleston). We came back for the Siam salad, but of course, their oysters on the half shell, chargrilled oysters, deep fried oysters, and fried chicken are great, too! Friendly staff makes the overall experience wonderful. More...

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Della Jarrett

12 January 2019

You know when a place is crowded at 2:30 in the afternoon it must be good and i it was. I had the fried chicken sandwich with coleslaw..the coleslaw was different but delicious . Hubby had fried chicken plate also delicious. Good thing we don’t live close as we’d be there every day More...

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Georgia Kincaid

11 January 2019

Great atmosphere, great service , and the food was fabulous! Only downside was finding a good parking place.

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Sergio Herrera

29 December 2018

the place was packed and we had 7 people plus a baby on a Friday night. We ended up at the bar. great food, but when we got home, I looked at the receipt and realized I was charged for food/drink that was not ours! (we moved bar seats to make room for other people, so we caused the confusion). More...

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Edward Scott

28 December 2018

has always had been the most amazing day ever so much for the best one of the day I wanna was a great

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Beth Spannaus Trice

27 December 2018

They have terrific oysters and fried chicken. Mixed drinks are fun too! Don’t forget the jalapeño hush puppies with honey butter!

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Whitney Maltempo

24 December 2018

Great service, Amazing food and adorable place!

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Thomas Wingard

19 December 2018

Great food and atmosphere!

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Francisco Ortiz

25 November 2018

Best fried chicken ever!!

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Jason Hudson

24 November 2018

Great food,great service and the music is awesome

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Rachel Hyatt

24 November 2018

Great food and atmosphere! Service was great also!

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James L Wolford

23 November 2018

Not much to look at outside, but jumping inside. We had an order of fried oysters and shrimp.. very good.

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Jim Fuller

16 November 2018

Had the clam lettuce wraps, fried oysters, cole slaw and black eye pea salad. Everything was great!

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Valentina Gabela

14 November 2018

Fried chicken was delish! Had the oysters and champagne . It was perfect ending for our trip to Charleston

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Jack Daniel

12 November 2018

Grilled oysters and a fire in the fireplace on a late chilly Sunday evening - need I say more?!

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Carla Maria

6 November 2018

Service off the hook and food delicious!!!

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MaryPat Cahill Rose

22 October 2018

Great food and atmosphere!

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Patti Lee

21 October 2018

Attentive wait staff. Food was tasty served hot and quickly. Grilled oysters were quite delicious. Fun atmosphere.

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John Beth Naron

18 October 2018

Real fried chicken and raw oysters..... my two favorites together in one place! Definitely worth the Uber ride from downtown. Great food, great atmosphere, hands down my favorite restaurant of the entire week. Well done! I would have loved to have visited and eaten here many years ago when the original “Leon” was the owner..... More...

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Eli Jordan

14 October 2018

Order a bunch of small plates so you can get an amazing variety of flavors! The mignonette on the oysters had the right amount of acidity and the hush puppies are fried until golden brown and have an amazing sweet flavor and aroma.

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Alexis Carlisle

7 October 2018

Went there this evening for an early anniversary dinner... fantastic food, fantastic drinks, great service! We both are still craving more char-broiled oysters. AMAZING!

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Kimberly

3 October 2018

FIVE STARS! I held my rehearsal dinner at The Oyster Shed at Leon's in September 2018 and it was the highlight of the weekend (other than saying "I do" of course!). Mia, Leon's event manager, is wonderful to work with and she'll help you create a menu that fits your budget. As a destination bride, it was so easy to plan this event. Leon's staff executed it seamlessly. Our friends and family had the best time! More...

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Jim Hoffman

2 October 2018

Everything was outstanding!

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Leland Edwards

30 September 2018

Everything was on point! Char grilled oysters the highlight!!

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Larry T Gay Jr.

9 September 2018

Try the shrimp roll, it’s not just a sandwich!!!!

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Scott Fixari

18 August 2018

It was FABULOUS!!! Parmesan Oysters and Fried Chicken were amazing!!!

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Robert Anthony Casagrande

16 August 2018

Great food in a local neighborhood funk zone that makes Charleston the total cool foody place to be!

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Mindy Alexander Hanna

16 August 2018

Oysters were excellent and the fried chicken is like nothing I’ve eaten before! Casual, laid back atmosphere. Great variety of beer and cocktails. Service was fantastic. I will be back next time I am in Charleston! More...

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Erica L Nelson

22 July 2018

Good food great atmosphere

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Donald Laverdure

22 July 2018

Great food and good prices.

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Tony Bevacqua

21 July 2018

All the food was very good but the peel n eat shrimp & hush puppies were outstanding.

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Kelly Funk

14 July 2018

It was delicious! Must visit if you are around there!

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Heather Williams Finn

7 July 2018

The atmosphere was fun and food was amazing!

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Dave McCaskill

29 June 2018

Great atmosphere. Great food and most important great staff

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Chris Holly

25 June 2018

Really cool atmosphere - everything on the menu is very good - well managed too �

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Dana Macher

25 June 2018

great!!!!!!!

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Erin Scott Jankowski

19 June 2018

Good food, fine drinks and a fun atmosphere.

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Jim Reilly

18 June 2018

Friendly atmosphere professional staff excellent food....hush puppies, scalloped potatoes and oyster sandwich...

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Tommy Small

10 June 2018

Awesome service , great food

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Alex Cords

6 June 2018

Excellent food and great service. Nice selection on tap as well

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Kevin Diksa

21 May 2018

Frozen Rose! Fried Chicken! Very good oysters s and bourbon!

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Jackie Hraba

18 May 2018

Yummy chargrilled oysters! We just stopped by for drinks and immediately started making plans for our next weekend �

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Tony O'Rourke

2 May 2018

An all around great experience! I highly recommend a stop at Leon's Oyster Shop!

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Nick Bussell

29 April 2018

Amazing food, first time trying oysters and i didn’t cry. Pretty long wait but only shows how popular they are.

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Richard Lipton

24 April 2018

Great food and drinks, Jacob was great, very knowledgeable about Charleston and local cuisine. Oysters were delicious, will definitely be back!!

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Bill Morse

21 April 2018

Funky eclectic interior. Excellent food and service! I highly recommend it when you're in the Charleston area.

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Jack Gold

17 April 2018

Quaint lace with excellent food. Menu states it is located at “King and I” in Charleston.

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Matthew Bird

14 April 2018

we came from England for the fried chicken, it’s amazing!

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Sharon Ann

14 April 2018

Loved every amazing bite...fried chicken, clam rolls, house smoked mahi-mahi dip. Yummm!

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Janet Smith Wald

6 April 2018

Food, drinks, and atmosphere is great. Parking is the only challenge.

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Kia Jagger

6 April 2018

Food, service, drinks and ambiance are amazing! This restaurant lives up to all expectations. Perfect fish sandwiches and salads.

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Joe Sennabaum

6 April 2018

We loved our meal. We intend to frequent Leon’s Oyster Shop often.

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Jennifer L. Foster

1 April 2018

FABULOUS! Best Oysters ever... raw of course! Mmmmmmm....

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Gordon Burriss

25 March 2018

Food was awesome and the place is unique. Check out the draft pulls...

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Mike Arnau

19 March 2018

Excellent lowcountry experience.. highly recommended

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Krista Surface Sigmon

18 March 2018

My favorite place! Delicious oysters, fried chicken and Rose on tap! And the whole fish rocks. A must go!

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Vicki Harrison

12 March 2018

Amazing from the food to the atmosphere to the people. A great experience all around . Try the frozen gin and tonic .

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Katrina Davison Hreha

20 February 2018

This place is awesome! Avocado Toast...yummy!! Oysters were great, too!!!

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Carol Bohannon

12 February 2018

Food and service were excellent and We will go back!

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Frankie Beckham

11 February 2018

Best oyster sandwich EVER and the barley spoon salad was fantastic.

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Robin Murray

3 February 2018

Food Is diversified, delicious-any choice you make, courteous servers that are knowledgeable to their menu items. Consistent

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Donna Hicko

2 February 2018

Loved our fried chicken scalloped potatoes and Do get the Brussels sprouts. They were awesome. Special thanks to our bartender Charlie

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Christina Martin

21 January 2018

Awesome food, great service and a spectacular atmosphere.

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Jade Ward

1 December 2017

The scalloped potatoes, chicken and the oyster sandwiches were phenomenal.

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Bo Oliver-Nelson

27 November 2017

Fantastic food and environment! Staff was great! I will be coming back!

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Holly McMahan Larson

23 November 2017

Food was fresh and delicious. Service was excellent. We’ll definitely be back.

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Michele Graynor Enersen

17 November 2017

Such a great place to have drinks and yummy food! The hush puppies and fried chicken are delish!!

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Marcie Rosenstock

6 November 2017

The best meal I had in Charleston. The fried chicken is to die for as well as the grilled oysters, scalloped potatoes, wedge salad.

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Michael Elliott

31 October 2017

Great food and very friendly staff. The fried chicken is AWESOME!

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Stizzy Choengroo

16 October 2017

I was visiting Charleston, SC for my sister's birthday weekend, and the AirBNB host told us that Leon's has the best fried chicken and oysters ever. I initially thought he was just hyping the place up, but he was right. This place is the real deal Holyfield. I also bought a t-shirt, too. I am a sucker for cartoony t-shirts. Oh, our server was awesome, too. She was so nice. The girl who sold me the t-shirt didn't like me very much, but she told my sister that my ma was cute, so I let it slide. More...

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Brian Price

11 October 2017

Excellent service, beverages and food, primarily oysters, chicken and low-country fare. A little outside of the historic district but with the trip.

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Lisa Bacon Caggiano

10 October 2017

I had the grilled radicchio with a fabulous yogurt dressing. Outstanding with the grapefruit soda.

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Chad Foster

9 October 2017

The fried chicken was absolutely delicious and randomly they have the best scalloped potatoes I've ever had - together is was a meal not to be soon forgotten. Super friendly service and laid-back atmosphere. More...

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Danielle Bamford Comley

9 October 2017

Great food, fun, romantic edgy atmosphere. Fabulous drinks.

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Courtney Myers

6 October 2017

I loved the everything!!! The service was amazing too!!!

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Michelle Fecher Byrd

6 October 2017

Delious food and fabulous service. I love the atmosphere!!

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Rebecca Farina

3 October 2017

Worth the hype! Relaxed atmosphere and excellent drinks. Food is delicious. Suggest an Uber if you don't have a car. Too far to walk from lower King.

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Paige Belote Addison

26 September 2017

A great choice for an afternoon lunch!! We had our puppy with us so outside dining it was but it was a perfect afternoon for such! Collectively we started with avocado toast and drinks and then had the fried chicken, fried oyster sandwich, Brussels sprouts and hush puppies!! We left nothing on our plates but had big, full bellies!! All was delicious and the atmosphere and conversations with other diners made for a very great experience!! More...

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Alice Gordon

20 September 2017

Great food and service! Loved the laid back atmosphere at Leon's too. The interior is very nice . Fun night with Family!!

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Leisa Wade

11 September 2017

Great place, yummy oysters, unique cocktails that are a must try. Not your typical place. A must on the bucket list!

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Scarlett Lee Herbkersman

5 September 2017

Love the atmosphere, service and food. Everything my family had was delicious!

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Betsy Byrne

28 August 2017

Best fried chicken and best scalloped potatoes ever! All of the side dishes were delicious and the ambiance warm southern hospitality at its finest!!!

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Jason Kirkpatrick

27 August 2017

Best char-grilled oysters in the low country! Chicken is really good too!

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Angie John Barbee-Rowden

27 August 2017

We loved our food and the wait staff! Our wait was short, the atmosphere casual and we will return.

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Peter Kaizer

24 August 2017

Excellent Hush Puppies and Fried Chicken. And the soft serve ice cream is excellent as well.

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Christine Bianculli Guilmette

17 August 2017

Amazing staff, tasty bites... love the truth behind the menu "Cheap wine... Good Bourbon... Fancy Whiskey"... we were here 3 times on 36 hours. .

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Suzanne Plaza

17 August 2017

Great food and atmosphere ! Very attentive waiter !

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Harry Haas

14 August 2017

Trending hot spot in beautiful Charleston. Great food and "draft wine". A favorite of the cast of the TV show Southern Charm.

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Michael Heffner

13 August 2017

Great chicken and oysters. Also delicious brussel sprouts and scalloped potatoes.

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Kristin Barclay

10 August 2017

Love the atmosphere, and the staff was super friendly. My chargrilled oysters were so flavorful. The fried chicken sandwich was also one of the best I've had.

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Dave Hemink

10 August 2017

Great spot! Super atmosphere and the grilled oysters were fantastic! Peel n' eats weren't good, mushy and disappointing, otherwise 5 stars. Fried chx was really good. Overall, a great spot to grab lunch, we loved it! More...

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Abigail Deirdre Gullo

10 August 2017

I loved the clam strips. The oysters were fresh and clean and the cocktails were suburb. Liz at the bar took great care of us and the fried chicken is juicy, hot and crispy. Great vibe and feeling. I want to live nearby so I could go every day. I want to go back for the soft serve and milkshakes More...

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Mia Cusumano

9 August 2017

This was the very best lunch spot we visited while in Charleston. Everything was delicious. I loved the grilled Mahi sandwich. Exceptional. The atmosphere was charming and inviting. Staff could not have been lovelier. More...

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Michele Ogilvie Wright

28 July 2017

The best fried chicken ever! The brussel sprouts and scalloped potatoes were delicious too!

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Jeffery Robinson

27 July 2017

Awesome experience Will return everything was wonderful the staff was excellent fast excellent service is what I like

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Dawn Hutchinson

26 July 2017

Walked right in and was seated... Ordered the Fish Fry... delicious food!!!

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TamiMarie Bishop

23 July 2017

Food was amazingly wonderful and service was great.

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Courtney Van Hoy

23 July 2017

Great food, great atmosphere, great bartenders, great drinks. Can't wait to bring more family and friends back for more!

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Joel Doyle

23 July 2017

Had great fun!! Sat outside and relaxed and had great food and drinks!!

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Marcus Sebastian Mason

9 July 2017

The food is great and I love the decor. The service and servers were polite and charming. The wait for the chicken is well worth it!

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Kellie Meczka Niles

4 July 2017

One of the best restaurants in Charleston. We did a lot of dining and this place was amazing. Great service, cozy seating, and top-notch food and drinks!

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Brad Donelson

1 July 2017

Best food, best atmosphere, best service. We sat at the bar and everything was perfect! Chicken sandwich and shrimp roll hit the spot for my wife and I.

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Lew Iacovelli

24 June 2017

One word = WOW. Great atmosphere, great food and the oysters were outstanding!

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Ana Hardy

12 June 2017

Between fantastic food, wonderful service and relaxing ambiance I got lost in the dream! Fabulous experience!

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Mackenzi Mitchell

6 June 2017

The Oysters and Fried chicken were amazing!!! I'll be sure to go back next time I'm in Charleston.

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Karla Bradley Taylor

1 June 2017

Amazing food-amazing service! Well worth your time to go local! When I come back - this will always be on my list to eat!

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German Villatoro

30 May 2017

Deliciois and worth the wait.

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Katy Ray Williams

26 May 2017

Absolutely amazing! Great food, service, and atmosphere!

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Jeff Cramner

19 May 2017

I had the char grilled oysters for an appetizer and fried oysters for my entree. Everything was delicious! Great atmosphere and excellent service.

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Rafael Malonjao

13 May 2017

me and my pup stopped in there yesterday about quarter after 12. i ordered char-broiled oysters and a oyster sandwich. service was good and polite, food was tasty and well presented and arrived promptly. over all it was a good experience although a little more then what i prefer to spend on a quick lunch. More...

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Dyann Goodin

6 May 2017

Great atmosphere, delicious food. Staff is pretty awesome as well!

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Margaret Carr Giffin

3 May 2017

Stumbled upon it and wow was it great! Wonderful ambiance inside or out!!

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Coby Beddingfield

1 May 2017

Leo's was great!! Food..service..atmosphere..ESPECIALLY the food!!

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Lee Laurence Skinner

30 April 2017

Phenomenal establishment! So unique in every way. I can't believe I've lived in Charleston for so long and haven't visited until now! The Miller Pony's were cool from the get go. The oyster sandwhich was to die for, best I've ever had. The shrimp roll was savory perfection. The cucumber salad was crisp and addictive. The hushpuppies with creamed honey butter was the kitties titties! Loved the atmosphere, wonderful service, top notch food. I can't wait to go back and dive into more! More...

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Anthony P Brown

30 April 2017

I am from out of town and tried this place out. Amazing place was the best Oysters I have had was blown away. Service was great Haley was our server and she went above and beyond.

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Jennifer Stancil Fournier

28 April 2017

Exceeded my expectations. The chicken was of course amazing! The potato gratin was the best I've ever had. No one at our table had a single complaint. Definitely worth trying it out. Valet parking across the street. More...

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Robin Brownlee Giddings

28 April 2017

Well....Leon's is "the shit"...

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William Kerley

25 April 2017

Great place. Food was wonderful, service was excellent!

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Guy A Tunney

24 April 2017

Back again today ..................................

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Desiree DeJesus

19 April 2017

This has to be the most amazing piece of fried chicken I've ever had. It was crispy and juice and the flavor was amazing. We also had the hush puppies and the house oysters, which were both equally amazing.

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Ben Clore

18 April 2017

Everything is so carefully considered and delicious. Really wonderful food, drinks and vibes

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Tom Carney

16 April 2017

Love Leon's. I'm a bit confused about their reluctance to seat guests with open tables. They are missing the chance to sell drinks. I understand they can only fry so many chickens at a time but your guests are still in the restaurant the same amount of time. I would rather be at my table enjoying my champagne knowing it's going to be an extra 20-30 minutes than standing in the cramped entrance area. More...

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Kathy Zurowski Hartley

14 April 2017

Awesome atmosphere and amazing chargrilled oysters!!

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Brett Hemphill

14 April 2017

WOW! The oysters both raw and grilled were excellent. Our table also enjoyed mahi mahi dip, fish sandwiches. Great service too.

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John Newkirk

14 April 2017

Great service, fantastic atmosphere and superb food.!

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Joe Guadara

11 April 2017

Peel and eat shrimp was incredible. The local oysters were big and delocious. The dark meat fried chicken was the best fried chicken I've ever had. Ever.

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Laura Sanchez-Morgan

2 April 2017

One of our locations we enjoying when in town. Yummiest chicken I have ever had. Alway an enjoyable meal.

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Mike Garrett

2 April 2017

Food and ambiance are outstanding. Prices are a bit high

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Jennifer Kavaky Alvarez

25 March 2017

Best spicy fried chicken!! Wonderful casual vibe and staff. Super fun

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Meg Rath

21 March 2017

What's not to love - fresh oysters, rose slushies? A great afternoon meal

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Charles Kull

19 March 2017

The fried oysters, catfish, and chicken were excellent!

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Jay Germenis

14 March 2017

Besides eating in house, it being lunch and I was on my boat staying at the city marina, so I ordered dinner to go. I got the quail. The chef could have thrown it all together in one box but instead put the seasoned butter, glaze, greens and quails all in separate containers. Pride in product and left me with constructing the dinner that night which was a close second to eating it there. Thanks! More...

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Elia Nicholas

10 March 2017

The food was terrific. Mahi Mahi sandwich with fresh dilled pickles. The service, not so much. Considering it was after lunch and few tables were occupied it shouldn't have taken two hours.

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George Karen McCusker

8 March 2017

Terrific ambiance, great service, excellent fish fry and one inedible mahi sandwich! One bite and sent back. Not even sure if it was mahi. Dry and tasteless.

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Lisa Leone

6 March 2017

Went for dinner last night and it was great! Cool vintage feel with a wonderful ambiance. Hush puppies and shrimp were delicious!

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Aaron Butts

27 February 2017

I wish I lived next door, I would eat here everyday.

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Jason Brock

26 February 2017

This place is amazing. The staff is awesome, the food is great, the presentation is on point.

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PJ Powell

20 February 2017

I was pissed because they were (thank the good lord) out of the half chicken I wanted. So I kinda grumpily ordered the chicken sandwich. Fried chicken sandwich, which I definitely would not have normally ordered. Holy... s$&t! It was hands down, the best chicken sandwich I can remember ever eating in my life. No question. Came with a cucumber salad that was as well chart topping, but seriously... the Sammy phenom. I put the Red, Red Clay hot sauce and a dab of the Green. Mind blown. Staff was great, dude had I beard to rival ZZ Top and was definitely happy and eager to accommodate all my requests. You definitely have to come try that thing. Definitely coming back! More...

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Thomas W Boykin

19 February 2017

Great vibe. Great food. Love the chicken My wife says best fried oysters she ever had. Top it off with an ice cream cone with sprinkles Love this place. Go every time I come to Charleston

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Cory McIntyre

18 February 2017

Best god damn fried chicken over EVER had. Period.

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Laney Cowan

15 February 2017

Amazing oyster sandwich! Good atmosphere, decor, & music.

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Janine Carbis

11 February 2017

They were super busy but the waitress was helpful and fully described the different oyster options. I had both the fresh oysters and a fried oyster sandwich. I will definitely be going back to Leon's! More...

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Matt Webb

10 February 2017

The chicken is amazing and I'm not even an oyster fan but Leon's are amazing. Great atmosphere to boot!

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Bob Stargel

5 February 2017

Great spot and friendly service. Sat at the bar with wife and really enjoy d everything.

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Temmey Novit

5 February 2017

Chargrilled Oysters and Siam Salad - fabulous ++. Great lunch yesterday.

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Scott Warren

3 February 2017

Always listen to the locals! Can't wait to come back! Tom at the bar is Awesome!

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Kelly Lynn Salmon

15 January 2017

Nothing bad to even consider saying about this place. The Brussels were phenomenal and the oysters were fresh and delicious. The mignonette is out of this world. Super cute and cozy! More...

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Jeff DeHart

1 January 2017

This place far exceeded my expectations. From the outside I was expecting a chicken shack. Instead what I got was the Juke Joint chicken shack reimagined in the best way possible. The fried chicken may be the the best I've had. More...

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Bonne Terre

23 December 2016

Atmosphere, service, warmth, feel good food that is perfectly edgy! Don't hesitate on the fried chicken if you love heat, it's perfection!

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Frank Fredericks

30 November 2016

I enjoy a great meal here at least a couple of times a month . . .always outstanding! The staff is especially hospitable and every single dish is outstanding!!!

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Kevin LeDuff

22 November 2016

Oysters. Fantastic! Peel and Eats... damn. Whiskey selection... needs some love. But that's ok. All else. Yummy

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Arianne Rogers Meredith

6 November 2016

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this place. Every single bite and sip was phenomenal. The service was wonderful. We will definitely be going back any time we are in town. More...

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Desiree Neel

5 November 2016

Fantastic in every way possible! A catfish sandwich to die for. Will come again next trip back east.

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David Bugg

20 October 2016

This place was great! Good deal on oysters, best hush puppies I've ever had, catfish sandwhich was spectacular! 10 out of 10!

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Brian Sumpter

14 October 2016

Really my place to go when I visit Charleston! Broiled Oysters and OMG the potatoes are to die for!!! This is a must in Charleston. Love this place!

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Gwen Lilley

17 September 2016

From the outside, we weren't sure but once we got inside, such a great place! The menu is small (only one page) but after looking at it we chose the Siam salad with shrimp and the mixed fish platter which included shrimp and oysters. Food was really good, our waiter/bartender Tom was attentive and cool, dude. We enjoyed our evening and would definitely go back. More...

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Jennifer LoMonaco

11 September 2016

Best fried chicken I've ever had! Everything else on the menu is awesome too!!

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Katharine Joyce

10 September 2016

Just went here for lunch yesterday and was very impressed. My whole table had the same thing, the Siam Salad with Shrimp and we all agreed it was amazing. Our server was great and checked on us a lot without annoying us. I'm not to afraid to admit either that the first thing I saw on the menu said cheap wine and that's when I knew I was in love. The only thing I didn't like was the parking. The parking lot before the restaurant was full, so I had to ride around and there are a lot of tow signs. More...

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Ginny Thompson Wright

10 September 2016

I had a wonderful dinner here with family! The chargrilled oysters and fried brussel sprouts were delicious appetizers. I had fried oysters and black eyed pea salad for an entree and was so happy with just the right amount of crunch to the oysters. Tartar sauce was homemade and fabulous. And the gin and tonic and rose slushies are perfect on a warm night. Can't wait to come back! More...

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Zander Aycock

30 August 2016

Outstanding food and outstanding service! I will be back to eat at Leon's as soon as possible.

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Marla Shipley

17 August 2016

Fried chicken melts in your mouth! Oysters! Oysters! Oysters!

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Daleandjulie Kenison

31 July 2016

Yes authentic eclectic interior deliciously Fresh menu enjoyed our visit there and we'll go back

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Michel McNinch

12 June 2016

I and my family enjoyed Leon's thoroughly. Perfection for a Charleston oyster joint. Well done.

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Janis R. Ehlers

28 May 2016

The decor is charming and the food absolutely delicious. We were recommended to try Leon's and we are so glad we ventured forth. Delicious fried chicken that has an awesome crust. The scalloped potatoes were decadent. Can't wait to try more. More...

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Tom Williams

14 May 2016

WOW!!!! A must go!! This is so Charleston, the food is prepared by a chef. You need to have a mature palate to appreciate the quality. If burger king is a top 10 for you, don't go. More...

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Marshall Conner

1 April 2016

Great fried chicken, oysters and beer. Perfect dinner after a memorable fishing trip.

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Amy Norton

28 March 2016

We had the pleasure of dining at Leon's on a Friday evening. The crowd was large, but we never felt the size or craziness. In fact, we felt unrushed and relaxed-- we were treated well by Kaylynn who fostered the laid back feel and made us feel right at home. The food was absolutely phenomenal-- fresh, flavorful, crisp. Each dish embraced the ingredients in a new, unique way, but felt so familiar. We will definitely be back when we visit next! More...

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Teresa Ferrin

10 February 2016

It was so good to come home to South Carolina and be in such a welcoming environment as Leon's. The staff were very kind and helpful to our Marine Layer crew. The brussel sprouts and scalloped potatoes were by far the best I have ever tasted. Thank you for meeting us and inviting us over, Brooks! More...

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Johan Mauritzson

31 December 2015

Great atmosphere, fantastic Southern cooking, nice staff and awesome interiors and concept.

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Mark Jeffrey Scharaga

10 October 2015

Nothing beats good food, great service, and nice unpretentious dining. Nice selection of oysters and beers. Fried chicken has nice mild heat to it, brussel sprouts were excellent, and lettuce wraps were a nice side too. Not overly pricey for the quality. Definitely should be on your list of dining options. More...

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Bri Drose

14 September 2015

Grilled chicken sandwich from heaven and awesome pickle salad. Definitely coming back to Leon's for the good vibes and perfectly cooked deliciousness!

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Jim Maginnis

29 August 2015

Great grilled oysters and cocktails! Great atmosphere and service too

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Pixie Roberson

21 August 2015

Love this restaurant!!!! Best peel and eat shrimp....EVER! Hope to be back soon!

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Jennifer Tripp Hooker

15 August 2015

Leon's was in Garden and Gun as one of Charleston 's up and coming restaurants. ..The food is excellent and on par with the atmosphere. Leon's is Charleston as it is; at its best. More...

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Stephanie Earhart

30 July 2015

The oysters were so fresh and the char grilled oysters blew my mind! I had the fish sandwich (for that day it was catfish) and that was excellent as well. The Rose on tap was great also :)

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Jenny D Dennis

19 July 2015

Don't miss this spot when you visit Charleston. Highly recommend. Dp

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Shawn Cantley

30 June 2015

I've never eaten a better fried oyster in my life. Beautiful place with delicious food and a great vibe. Special.

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Hannah McEntire

27 June 2015

Great neighborhood place, really cool atmosphere, skip the milkshake ($6 for nothing special) but anything else is spot on.

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Michael Jones

13 May 2015

What a awesome place to eat! Great food, great people,and, a over the top staff!!!

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Jamie Richardson

30 April 2015

My first night there i got sick from what i ate,but we went back and we had the fried chicken sandwich and it was the best i had in my.entire life...i definitely recommend Leon's to anyone. Great service from the bartender Constatine (spelling) he was great. Kudos to the chef tonight too!! More...

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Melanie Hylton Lamb

25 April 2015

Worth the drive from Brunswick, GA. Fresh, creative, delicious food! Leon's rocks!

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Danielle LeClair Snider

24 April 2015

Love love love this restaurant! Awesome atmosphere and amazing food!!!

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Schanen S. Smith

26 March 2015

Head to Leon's new official Facebook page (leonsoystershop)

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Myriam Acevedo

12 March 2015

Great place with outstanding fish and fresh food, had the Siam salad and fried oyster sandwich, it was divine. If you like oysters, have them in every way they are offered!

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Donnie Carrigan

28 February 2015

The very best fried oysters I've had

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David Charles

26 December 2014

Gotta say, some if the best offerings we've had in a city filled with great spots! Great chicken, fantastic oysters and awesome atmosphere. I can't recommend Leon's enough. Go now and go often! More...

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David Robinson

25 November 2014

I haven't been here yet, but I will, after meeting Brooks, Leon's will be defenite stop in Charleston

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Patrick H Brittingham

8 November 2014

I love those charbroiled oysters and fried seafood.

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Edwin French

26 October 2014

Oysters charred and raw fantastic. Fried chicken is nod the hook. Better that I've ever had!

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Chuck Simpson

20 October 2014

Awesome dinner tonight at Leon's with friends on our last night for this trip in Charleston. The Fried Chicken is the bomb and the raw oysters direct from VA tonight were great…..Taleshia….our waitress…..is THE best server at Leon's……. (Taleshia…..I want my props back! ) More...

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Brandon Cordina

13 October 2014

Best oysters in town!

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Bill Hansley

17 August 2014

Great oysters and super fried chicken - with a little kick. Siam salad and heirloom salad were both unexpected surprises, each with its own flavor and texture pop. Bonus points for being not in the middle of downtown. More...

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Julie McCue Cassell

12 July 2014

Love this place! Beer, chicken and Jamie! Great place to visit while you are in Charleston! Thanks for a wonderful meal!

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