Dinner tonight will be a true Lowcountry treat at a locally loved establishment that provides the finest French-influenced southern fare, Fat Hen. Head chef Fred Neuville has put together a traditionally Southern yet French-sophisticated menu that has blown up in popularity in Charleston, a foodie haven for those looking for something that encapsulates the essence of Charleston as a whole. The cozy and lively eatery draws a popular brunch crowd but also serves an excellent dinner, the innovative French fresh plates served from 5:30 to 10 pm each night.
One of the greatest things about this place is that it places a heavy emphasis on remaining local, meaning that it uses local farmers for produce and local breweries and distilleries for drinks. Sitting on John’s Island, it makes sense that Fat Hen would draw from John’s Island Farmers produce, really ensuring you get the best quality ingredients possible. One of the most popular dishes here is the Flounder Nicoise with bacon cheese grits, but some close seconds on the menu include the Steak Tartare, Boiled Peanut Salad, Farmer’s Plate, and of course, fried green tomatoes. For those a little less adventurous there are the American staple foods as well, such as hamburgers, ribs, brisket, pasta, and pork chops. They are just a bit more elevated in their taste and presentation than most!