to JohnKing Grill and Bar—Awesome Food in a Laid-Back Joint

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Welcome to JohnKing Bar & Grill

In the former Joe Pasta space on Upper King sits our newest addition to the Juanita Greenberg's and Andolini's Family—JohnKing Bar & Grill.

A laid-back joint with awesome, delicious Smashed Style Burgers, Bacon Fat Confit Fried Chicken Wings, Locally Sourced & Antibiotic Free Chicken Sandwiches & Wraps, House Pork Rinds with Craft Beer Cheese, a full array of Salads, Veggie Burgers, and much more... with sidewalk cafe dining tables to people watch on King Street!

Live Music & Happy Hour

Our Upstairs Venue hosts Live Music shows Every Night of the week! And with 11 big-screen TV's, you're game is always on!

Open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. with Happy Hour and Daily Specials.



Join us for Happy Hour DAILY from 4pm-8pm for $1 OFF of ALL Beer, House Liquor and Glass Wine.


BASIC BURGER & DRAFT $10 with House Draft Beer or Soda.


Fireball, Rumple, Van Gogh Espresso, Jameson, Jager, Espolon, Deep Eddy (Lemon, Sweet Tea, Cranberry, Orange, Ruby Red, Peach)* -*Shot Selections subject to change.

Full and Happy Belly...

Walked by and decided to try it out. I had the Colonel fried chicken sandwich and he had the Charleston Smash burger. The food came out quickly and service was good. The chicken was fresh and fried perfectly! Thin layer of batter, fried, crunchy and moist! He enjoyed his smash burger, but it was super messy! The buns looked thick, but were perfect buttery and airy, so they smashed down for a perfect ratio. We left with full bellies!

- Tripadvisor.com

What a gem!!! This place was incredible!

The waiter we had was awesome! He recommended the wings, which were probably the best wings I've ever had!
He also recommended an IPA that was satisfying! I had the Charleston burger, and oh my goodness was it fantastic! Each bite was better than the next! Definitely recommend to anyone and everyone!!

- Danielle, Yelp.com

Moans and grunts of delight

Quaint and cozy. Indoor and outdoor seating in downtown Charleston. Fast service and extra friendly staff. Our drink were brought out promptly and the food was right behind .... I had a 1/2 pound smashed burger the classic. This was the BEST burger I have ever had from a restaurant. And I consider myself an connoisseur of hamburgers. The meat was juicy and flavorful. My friend had hotdogs that were loaded with toppings. He enjoyed his local and Carolina dogs and we basically ate in silence for the first few minutes, with just a few moans and grunts of delight. This was a must try find!

- Michelle, Yelp.com

JohnKing Grill and Bar Downtown Charleston Restaurant

428 King St, Charleston, SC 29403 / 843.965.5252

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