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Tucked away on charming Queen Street, Poogan’s Porch is one of Charleston’s oldest independent culinary establishments, with a fresh approach to Lowcountry cuisine. Recognized by Martha Stewart Living, Wine Spectator and The Travel Channel, this beautifully restored Victorian house is the perfect southern spot for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch.

Since opening in 1976, Poogan’s Porch has been a favorite of well-known celebrities, politicians, tourists and locals alike who rave about this Southern institution. Whether it’s a warm homemade buttermilk biscuit and 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. A state-of-the-art, 1500-bottle wine cellar and over 28 wines offered by the glass will be a perfect complement to any meal.

Open 365 days a year, Poogan’s Porch serves a Lowcountry lunch from 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., dinner from 5-Until. and weekend brunch from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. A variety of rooms are

available for special events throughout the year. Whether an intimate dinner for two or a luncheon for 20, Poogan’s Porch looks forward to accommodating you.

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Built as a spacious and grand Victorian home in 1888, the structure and its neighborhood had, by 1976, changed suitably to allow for the conversion of the house into a restaurant. The owners sold their home and moved away. A little, down-home Southern dog named Poogan stayed behind.

As far as he was concerned, our porch was his. After all, he’d been a neighborhood fixture for years, wandering from porch to porch, in search of back scratches and table scraps, endearing himself to all. From his proud porch perch, he served as official greeter. It seemed only right to the name the restaurant after him. Poogan died a natural death in 1979. We still miss him. His porch and restaurant live on in his honor.