The Ordinary

The Ordinary


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๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—บ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ. ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜, ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—จ๐˜€๐—ฒ. ๐—œ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜, ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ-๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ.
๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—บ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ:
๐—œ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜†, ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐˜†๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜†.
๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ.
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Five Lowcountry restaurants have landed a spot on Eater Carolinasโ€™ best restaurant meal of 2021 list, including The Ordinary, Wild Common + Pink Bellies. ๐Ÿด
Iโ€™ve spent a lot of time traveling the U.S. in the past 2 years, so it only seems right that I highlight some of my favorite destinations. Letโ€™s get started with Charleston!

WHERE TO STAY, EAT & PLAY IN CHARLESTON, SC (and of course where to sip โ˜บ๏ธ)

If I had to pick one southern city besides New Orleans to live in it would be Charleston. Charleston has food, history, and charm in spades. It also happens to be close to beaches, some of the best golf in the country, and itโ€™s one of the few destinations where you can experience Gullah culture.

Iโ€™m sharing just a few of my recommendations for how you can spend a day in Charleston!

Stay: Charleston Place, A Belmond Hotel is the perfect mix of high-touch, old school Southern charm, and elegance. The City View Suites are my favorite rooms at the hotel for two reasons. Theyโ€™re corner suites which always adds a little square footage, and they have floor to ceiling windows so you can people watch all of the happenings on King Street.

Eat: Obsessed does not describe how I feel about places like 167 Raw Oyster Bar - Charleston, The Ordinary, and Leon's Oyster Shop. From the vibe, to the service, to the menu itself these restaurants will have you in a happy food coma in no time. And when you canโ€™t eat one more southern staple head to Circe's Grotto for some of the best sandwiches in town.

Play: Wander through Charleston City Market and pick up a handmade sweetgrass basket from a local artisan. Pop into Candlefish for a class on candle making class. Then see what events or tours the Historic Charleston Foundation is offering. The advocacy organization has worked with historic houses like Aiken-Rhett House and Nathaniel Russell House tell historically accurate stories of these homes, including those of the enslaved. If you feel like no vacation is complete without a trip to the beach, youโ€™re just 22 minutes to Folly Beach.

Sip: Bin 152 is Charlestonโ€™s oldest wine bar and has an astonishing 40 different wines by the glass.

The Cocktail Club has a serious speakeasy vibe and a menu full of classic cocktails and new innovations.

*Save this post* for when you need a visit to the Holy City!

Now tell me... whatโ€™s your favorite Charleston spot? And if youโ€™ve never been which of these ideas sounds like your kind of vacation?
We saved the best for lastโ€ผ๏ธ
A foodie I trust shared that The Ordinary was the best food in Charleston, and Iโ€™m here to CONFIRM. Itโ€™s the food Iโ€™ve been taking about constantly since we got back.
First, โ€œmartini serviceโ€ with vermouth steeped in oyster shells & seaweed so the ocean flavor came through in every sip. I only want โ€œmartini serviceโ€ from now on. ๐Ÿคฃ
First plate - the zucchini carpaccio with grana Padano cheese, pine nuts, basil & mint.
Next, raw and โ€œdressedโ€ oysters. I was skeptic about fruit & mint on raw seafood but clearly I was dead wrong. So, so flavorful - herbaceous, sweet, vinegary and the brine of the oyster was magic. My favorite bite of the night!
Next, an oyster slider bahn mi-style. I wished I had room for more than half of one, but I was delighted Big shared once I tasted it!
A rich, dark spicy gumbo for me and fish & clam chowder for him. Both were so refined and elegant, yet seriously deep in flavor.
Lastly, we shared the local bbq shrimp dish - and justโ€ฆ wow.

This was beautiful, elegant, delicious Southern fare. They took the cuisine to a whole other level, and I will recommend this to anyone traveling to Charleston so I can live vicariously through them until our next visit!

PS: Our love and thanks to Ginger, Honesty, and Bridget for the gift cards for Revival and Husk this weekend. #weshowlovethroughfood

#tradingcardioforcosmos #eattheordinary #theordinary #theordinarycharleston #southerncharm #southernliving #southerncuisine #charleston #charlestonsc #charlestonsouthcarolina #charlestoneats #charlestondatenight
Chef Mike Lata of The Ordinary has prepared mouthwatering seafood dishes for the people of Charleston, South Carolina for years, after spending years prior cooking everywhere from New Orleans to France. ๐Ÿฆ #shrimp #seafood #WildAmericanShrimp
Get your newest issue of Charleston Magazine because it has a great recipe for our Lump Crab Bruschetta (and a great pic of Chef Drew ๐Ÿ˜) along with some amazing other recipes from Crosby's Seafood, The Ordinary, Red Orchids China Bistro, The Grocery, Delaney Oyster House, and Charleston Grill as well as excellent directions to host your own Crab Crack!

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Double tap this post if you love fresh, summer seafood ๐Ÿฆž

Next time you're craving freshly shucked oysters or some simply grilled salmon, here are my picks for the best seafood in the Lowcountry!

167 Raw - Charleston
The Ordinary
The Darling Oyster Bar
Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston, SC
Bowens Island Restaurant
Chubby Fish Inc
Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar - Summerville SC

โ€‹What did I miss? Tag your favorite spots in the comments so I can add them to my list to try!
Every Southern restaurant needs a signature pimento cheese, and the Garden & Gun Club is no exception. Developed in collaboration with chef Mike Lata of FIG Charleston and The Ordinary, executive chef Ann Kimโ€™s recipe has every hallmark of the classic dip, along with a few delicious departures.
New episode ๐Ÿšจ: David Thompson and I chat storytelling in architecture, what happened when the hoods wouldnโ€™t fit in The Ordinary , and why he shipped an alligator skeleton to Vegas. Davidโ€™s designs are behind some of my favorite restaurant spaces, so ๐ŸŽง for a little behind the scenes shop talk: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeartRadio , your fave streaming audio app or @ ๐Ÿ”— in profile. #restaurantarchitecture #letsdigin ๐Ÿ“ธ: BoncekImages
Y'all... today is "National Eat What You Want Day!" ๐Ÿ˜… Our dream foodie day begins with Banana Pudding Stuffed French Toast at Magnolias for brunch, continues with an Oyster Tower at The Ordinary for dinner & ends with Peninsula Grill's Ultimate Coconut Cake! What does your ideal foodie day in Charleston look like? Sound off in the comments below! ๐Ÿ˜‹ #ExploreCharleston
New to town and looking for the best oysters? Here are our five favorite spots:
1) 167 Raw - Charleston
2) Leon's Oyster Shop
3) Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston, SC
5) The Ordinary

Fancy Seafood & Oyster Bar in Charleston, SC We will be closed for some minor renovations starting Monday, January 24th. Please stay tuned for our reopen date, sometime in early February.

Operating as usual


Your Sunday plans can be crystal clear: join us for a drink at the bar and try our "Lifeboat Party" made with rhum, coconut vermouth, and salers aperitif ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ
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Tag a friend who should meet you for a celebratory Friday drinkโœจโฌ‡๏ธ
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Freshly baked and ready to be made into our crispy oyster sliders! ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿฆช

๐Ÿ“ธ: @aedods

Photos from The Ordinary's post 03/06/2022

We are thrilled to welcome the talented @juliakeelin of Henrietta Red in Nashville, @themomsomm of Vida et Fils Wine Consulting, and @girlnextdoughchs of Girl Next Dough to The Ordinary for today's @chswineandfood Signature Wine Lunch. It's sure to memorable ๐Ÿ’ซ
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Friendly reminder The Ordinary will be closed for today's event (tickets required.) We will resume regular hours on Wednesday! ๐Ÿ˜„


Hello, weekend! Have you tried our Papa Doble? It's a refreshing mix of real mccoy 3yr, grapefruit cordial, maraschino, fresh lime. ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‹
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A Lowcountry trifecta: Old Bay Saltines, Fresno Hot Sauce & Smoked SC Oysters.
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A not so Ordinary rum & coke โšก๏ธ


The start of something wonderful: prepping our Hawaiian rolls for everyone's favorite oyster sliders ๐Ÿฆช

Timeline photos 02/08/2022

After a little R&R (and a lot of fresh paint!) we're re-opening our doors tomorrow, February 9th ๐Ÿพ Head to @Resy to book a table or click the Reserve button in our bio.


Sneak in tonight for some fancy local seafood before we close up shop for some kitchen upgrades, dining room renovations, and much needed rest for our team. We will be closed starting tomorrow, January 24. If all goes smoothly, we plan to reopen the doors on February 9. We look forward to serving you soon.


Come meet one of @mikelataโ€™s absolute favorite chefs, authors, restaurateurs! @chefreneeerickson of @eatseacreatures is in the house tomorrow night and thereโ€™s still time to get your tickets to our aperitivo cookbook fรชte in her honor. Tickets linked in bio.

Photos from The Ordinary's post 10/20/2021

Come GETAWAY with our friend @chefreneeerickson. Expect an intimate evening of aperitivi celebrating her beautiful new cookbook. (And snag a few signed copies for holiday gifting!)

Coming this Tuesday 10/26, 5:00-7:30pm. Tickets available via @resy at the link in bio.

The Ordinary updated their info in the about section. 09/07/2021

The Ordinary updated their info in the about section.

The Ordinary updated their info in the about section.

The Ordinary updated their business hours. 09/07/2021

The Ordinary updated their business hours.

The Ordinary updated their business hours.


After 6 years of service (4 as the Chef de Cuisine), We are proud to announce, the talented and very organized @torischu, has been promoted to Executive Chef of The Ordinary! It has been our promise to ourselves and our employees that we want everyone in our company to emerge from the COVID19 pandemic in a better place than before all this mess began. Tori has helped guide us all though some very turbulent times and has remained steadfastly dedicated, poised, and always a gentleman.

With continued mentorship from Chef Lata, we look forward to watching Tori push the cuisine at The Ordinary forward and lead the team in the pursuit of expertly crafted and locally sourced seafood. Bravo Tori!

The Ordinary updated their business hours. 08/30/2021

The Ordinary updated their business hours.

The Ordinary updated their business hours.


Take the next step in your hospitality career with us! We are looking for a Front of House Manager with a beverage focus to join our team at The Ordinary. Interested in learning more? Please apply via our website by scrolling to the bottom to see all opportunities or send us your resume and cover letter to [email protected] for consideration!


Thanks to our friends @holycityhog weโ€™re now a seafood & oyster hall with an identity crisis.


Cheers to the long weekend! We will be closed Sunday, July 4th ๐Ÿ’ฅ Back at it Wednesday!


6 ft. Wahoo in the house!




Triple Seafood Tower, the makings of a great Sunday.


@lowcountrylocalโ€™s Chefs Potluck is back with a new format and new location, but the same mission to connect the farming and chefย communities and bring YOU some of the best, freshest tastes and sips the Lowcountry offers.ย We hope youโ€™ll join usย @thebendcharleston onย Juneย 6,ย 4โ€“7p.m. Every purchase ofย a 10ร—10โ€ฒ โ€œpodโ€ (up to 4 people / pod) will be all-inclusive, with a Potluck Basket of food prepared by some stellar local chefs, plus localย beverages andย sweets. Enjoy live music by the Ashley River and celebrate the bounty we have here in theย Lowcountry. Weย canโ€™t wait to see you!


This spring staple is back! Zucchini Carpaccio, Pine Nut, Mint + Basil, Parmesan


Hey @eatatfig, have you seen our 10 veg salad ๐Ÿ˜ Spring Vegetable Salad, Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing. Shoutout to our community of local farmers for all that you do! #supportlocal #eatlocal

@ambrosefamilyfarm - carrots, spring onions, beets
@spadeandclover - squash, potatoes
@growfoodcarolina - asparagus
@lowlandfarms - lettuces, radishes, beans
@kuriosfarms - tomatoes


Smoked King Mackerel Pรขtรฉ, Radish + Benne-Buttermilk Crackers


Poached Tiger Shrimp, Mojo Verde, Citrus + Fresno Chili


Big City, Little Island | This drink get its name and its palate from the classic Manhattan. Composed of Martinique and Blackstrap Rums, Italian Vermouth, Angostura Bitters & Expressed Lemon. You get all the familiar flavors of the boozy and bitter stirred classic with a little island verve.


Pickled Lilโ€™ Neck Clam, Coconut, Lime, Fennel


Thereโ€™s nothing quite like a sunny Sunday afternoon paired with local clams & oysters on the half shell.
#chseats #supportlocal #explorecharleston #sustainable #seafood


We ๐Ÿ’› our Thursday drops from @storey_farms with the โ€œgooood eggsโ€


Smokey Oโ€™s aka Smoked Oysters + Old Bay Saltines, Fresno Hot Sauce, Creme Fraiche


We are gearing up for an optimistic (and busy) future at the restaurants. Weโ€™re excited to announce these new positions at our company and to have the opportunity to introduce growth & fresh perspective to our culinary teams. If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, or simply want to work for our company please email us your resume and a quick note about yourself to [email protected]


@Drewdeets21 having fun behind the raw bar with @Ambrosefamilyfarm Strawberries and our seasonally inspired dressed Single Lady SC Oysters with Strawberry Dill Mignonette


Our daily AM dough routine for our Fresh Baked Hawaiian Rolls.

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General Manager

Justin Coleman

Culinary Team

Executive Chef: Mike Lata







544 King St
Charleston, SC

Opening Hours

Wednesday 5pm - 10:30pm
Thursday 5pm - 10:30pm
Friday 5pm - 10:30pm
Saturday 5pm - 10:30pm
Sunday 5pm - 10:30pm

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