News & Events


Join us as we partner up with Wild Olive for a special fund raising event for the St. John's High School Scholarship Fund.

Great food, live music by Stavia Slim and Friends, and a fantastic cause!

Hosted by the Fat Hen and The Wild Olive

Tickets are $25 (Children under 12 are $15)

Cash bar available
Silent Auction & 50/50 Raffle

Chef Neuville and Brewmaster Andy Elliott discuss how their collaboration on the Low Tide Honey Black Pepper Belgian Blonde beer came to be. Cheers!

Here is Part 2 of the Coq au Vin tutorial where Chef Neuville shows us the cooking process. In part 1 Chef demonstrated how to make his signature brine, as well as the proper breakdown of a whole chicken. If you have not already seen part one you can view it first by clicking here.


In this video tutorial, Chef Neuville shows how to prepare his delicious Grouper entree. Also included is step-by-step instructions on how to make the succotash sauté. Now you can enjoy a little bit of Fat Hen at home! Bon appétit!

In part 1 of the Coq au Vin tutorial, Chef Fred Neuville demonstrates how to make his signature brine, as well as the proper breakdown of a whole chicken. Stay tuned for part 2, where Chef Neuville will show us the cooking process for the Coq au Vin. Coming soon!


This week, we have part two of our video series with Chef Fred Neuville featuring his recipe for Potato Gratin. Chef Neuville takes you through a step-by-step process to make Potato Gratin on your very own. Stay tuned for part three of our video series featuring his famous collard greens.
Bon appétit!

This week, we have part one of our new video series with Chef Fred Neuville featuring his recipe for Pork Chop Brittany.Stay tuned for more great recipes!

As 2016 comes to a close, we would like to take the time to thank our community for their continued support over the last year. Fat Hen would not be possible without the support and dedication from our vendors, patrons, and employees, and for that we are forever thankful.

The end of the year is a time for reflection and change, so we would love to hear feedback from our community. Please send any and all feedback to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We take all feedback into consideration and will use it to continue to make Fat Hen the best it can be.

We hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous New Year!

Delicious Drinks on Johns Island

Our new fall cocktails, created by Fat Hen’s lead bartender Austin Lee, feature fresh, local, seasonal flavors.

Austin knew he wanted to feature apples in his fall cocktail list, with prime picking season right around the corner. Thinking of the change of the season, Austin immediately thought of pairing local apples from Nano Farms with cinnamon. This lead him to create our house-infused apple and cinnamon rum.

Being a Lowcountry French restaurant, Austin thought of using an applejack brandy to enhance and intensify the apple flavor. Topped off with local apple cider and ginger beer, this cocktail is sure to be a hit through the fall season.



While it may not feel like it here in the Lowcountry quite yet, fall has officially arrived. We love fall here at Fat Hen because with it comes exciting changes to our menu and wine list.

We have a few menu items here at Fat Hen that aim to capture the flavors of fall. Our squash rice, available in two portion sizes, is complemented with fall favorites like butternut squash and corn. Not to mention, it’s vegetarian and gluten-free.

Our rich and smoky seared duck confit served with garlic spinach and sweet potatoes is sure to put you in the fall mood, as is our braised lamb shank, deliciously accompanied by carrots and parsnips. With the introduction of our fall wine list, our experienced servers can help you find the perfect wine pairing for your fall inspired dish.

Make the most of fall by checking out our fall menu items and wine list, or enjoying cool evenings at The Coop with live music, good friends, and great drinks. Happy fall, ya’ll!

Drumroll please…

We are excited to finally be able to announce that we were voted Best Johns Island Restaurant and Best Brunch by the readers at Post & Courier in their 2016 Charleston’s Choice Awards! We are honored to be the top choice in two categories of this year’s awards. In its inaugural year, 21,000+ readers nominated approximately 6,000 businesses in more than 300 categories casting an astounding 200,000+ votes! On Sunday, September 25th, Fat Hen was featured along with the other winners in a special section of the paper announcing winners!

We’re in good company! Check out the rest of the winners here.

We’ve just rolled out Fat Hen’s newest reservation system! Meet Resy.

With an app available to download on the App Store (or by visiting the Reservation page on our website), our newest addition will eliminate the multiple steps it used to take to make a reservation.

Each restaurant is road tested and handpicked.

No waiting games. Two taps and the table is yours.

Bon Appétit
Take our word for it, the magic doesn’t stop there.

If you have an upcoming reservation, don’t stress! All reservations made prior to today’s switch will just be rolled over in Resy’s system.

To read more on the reservation scene changes in Charleston, check out The Post and Courier’s article here.

Click here to make your online reservations on our website.

Click here to download the Resy App for on-the-go reservations.

Join us for a #SundayFunday evening benefitting the Lowcountry Maritime Society on Sunday, October 9th starting at 5:00 pm.

Cash bars will be both indoors and outdoors and all food will be inside.

Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders
Fried Chicken
Collard Greens
Blue Cheese Bacon Cole Slaw
Mac and Cheese

Tickets are just $12 per person plus tax and all ticket sales will go directly to the Lowcountry Maritime Society!

The evening will be topped off with live music with Pork Chop Meyer.

Check out the Facebook event here and let us know if you’ll be joining in on the fun!

We are always looking for ways to support our local community and this cookbook helps to do just that! The Feeding Charleston cookbook by Michael Glasgow spotlights Charleston’s cuisine featuring the backstories of 33 of Charleston’s most renowned restaurants and their acclaimed chefs.

The 264-page hardbound coffee table edition includes recipes from each featured chef and $10 of the sale of every copy benefits the Lowcountry Food Bank. The book can be purchased at Fat Hen for $45.

It doesn’t matter how many times we get acknowledged for the dining experience people have at Fat Hen, we are always flattered to be included among the best of the best in Charleston!

We have always admired Eater Charleston‘s dedication to the local food scene. A few times a year, they create a list of 38 Essential Charleston Restaurants. They define the restaurants that make the list as “the places that you think of when you think of Charleston”. Fat Hen found a place on the list last quarter and we are excited to be featured on the list again this go-round!

Summer is always a busy and exciting time for us here at Fat Hen! Recently, we were mentioned in an article from Traveler of Charleston Magazine as one of the 20 places to dine in Charleston right now. As the article mentions, this is such a hard thing to narrow down, so we are honored to have made the list! Check out the article to see their dinner recommendations!

It’s no secret, we love our Johns Island community! No matter where you’re coming from, you can always find some fun on Johns Island. Whether you’re staycationing or vacationing, Summer is the best time to do a little exploring and discover new things!

So while you’re on Johns Island, here are 3 fun things to make time for this Summer:

Angel Oak Tree

The live oak is estimated to be nearly 500 years old. It measures 66 and a half feet tall, and is 28 feet around. This tree throws shade like you’ve never seen. The massive oak produces shade that covers 17,200 square feet. The City of Charleston purchased the tree and the park that encompasses the area in 1991 and it has been open to the public ever since. Plan to pack lunch and find a spot on one of the picnic tables surrounding the tree. This is truly a can’t-miss sight!

Low Tide Brewing

Founded in 2015, our Maybank Highway neighbors run a production brewery and taproom that is well worth a visit. They are open Wednesday-Sunday and often have local food trucks stop by to serve up something yummy to pair with their brews. They also love working with others in Food and Bev! They currently have a blonde ale on tap that they created with Charleston Beer Works. And incase you haven’t heard, they are responsible for the creation of our signature beer, Brewdy, a local peach habanero IPA.

Johns Island Farmers Market

Also on Maybank Highway, Johns Island’s weekly farmers market takes place every Saturday from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. At Fat Hen, we have a passion for all things local and sustainable. This farmers market shares that passion with us. With 11 regularly featured farmers, the stands are packed full of the ripest fruits and vegetables and the freshest meats. You’ll even be able to shop local eggs and herbs. It doesn’t stop there though! The square always has food trucks offering up some delicious bites and other local vendors that you can browse. It’s the perfect way to start your weekend!

Our hardworking employee, Tenia Lowry has had to undergo surgery and will be out for 6-8 weeks. Let’s help Tenia get back on her feet!
The evening’s menu will include BBQ pork, fried chicken, mac and cheese, collards, bacon blue cheese cole slaw, and brownies.
There will be live music from Pork Chop Meyer.
Tickets will be available on the day of the event for $12.
For more information, check out the Facebook Event here or give us a call at 843-559-9090! We hope to see you there!

We have some exciting news brewing. We are teaming up with our Johns Island neighbors, Low Tide Brewing, to create Fat Hen’s very own beer! Founded in 2015, Low Tide is a production brewery and tap room located right down the road from us on Maybank Highway.

We worked with Low Tide to create a brew that represented Fat Hen and could be refreshing during the hot, Charleston summer! It will be a Local Peach Habanero IPA made with peaches sourced from Johns Island’s Rooting Down Farms. Being the local lovers that we are, we wanted to make sure that our beer was definitive of what kind of restaurant we are. Finding peaches that were locally grown was so important to us and we think you’re going to love the flavorful combination!  

There will be a keg of our IPA both outside at The Coop and inside as of June 22nd!