Charleston Eat & Drink Restaurants Travel

Tattooed Moose

January 22, 2016

Do you ever have one of those mornings when you wake up and desperately need something that’s greasy and will leave you feeling blissfully happy for the rest of the day? If so, I have the perfect restaurant for you–the Tattooed Moose in Charleston, SC.

I’d first heard about Tattooed Moose on the Travel Channel a few years ago and so when I found out they opened another restaurant near where my parents live, I practically dragged my dad out to lunch with me after a morning spent playing golf.

Just a little warning: you CANNOT go to the Tattooed Moose unless you’re ready for some serious eats. While I think that there’s a salad or two on the menu, this is the kind of restaurant you go to when you’re looking for fries, beer, bacon, and other naughty foods. Although I’ve been trying to eat cleaner lately (i.e. bringing a salad to work for lunch and drinking smoothies for breakfast everyday), Tattooed Moose is perfect for the most epic meal cheat meal and it’s so ridiculously delicious that you can’t even bring yourself to feel bad about it. Plus you’ll be so stuffed afterward that you’ll be too sleepy to think about much other than how you’re probably going to dream about their famous duck fat fries for the rest of the day!


As a recommendation from our waiter, I ordered their Mike’s Famous Duck Club which was a serious mouthful. With duck confit, hickory smoked cheddar, lettuce, tomato and garlic aioli, I spent the majority of my meal raving about how good it was between mouthfuls… And nodding my head enthusiastically about how much I loved it while I was chewing. Dad was a little healthier and went with the Smoked Chicken Salad BLT, but I don’t regret one bite of my lunch.

We shared their duck fat fries and they were absolutely amazing. I’m probably a little biased though because I love french fries (definitely a guilty pleasure of mine that I don’t indulge in often), but these were light and super crisp which is exactly how I like them.


So the next time you’re in the low country, drive on over to Tattooed Moose for an epic meal that’ll leave you wanting more!


Tattooed Moose

3328 Maybank Highway

Johns Island, South Carolina 29455


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  • Amy Ann

    Yes! I totally have those days sometimes. You just need a full belly with some killer food. Looks like the place for it!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Courtney

      That’s exactly how I feel! Most days I’m all about eating as many fruits and veggies as I can but sometimes you just need a few french fries!

  • mintnoti

    Sounds like an awesome place and yes those look like serious eats lol! Definitely going to remember this spot if I’m in the area, great review!

    • Courtney

      Tattooed Moose is definitely one of my favorite places to eat in Charleston! The entire menu is amazing!

  • Oh soo yummy! Love it! Happy weekend!
    much love, Len

    • Courtney

      My duck club sandwich was amazing!! Have a happy weekend as well!

  • MC

    That sandwich looks awesome! Yum! Enjoy your weekend lady!

    • Courtney

      My club sandwich was so delicious!! I hope that you have an awesome weekend as well!

  • Alice

    That sandwich looks so tasty! Fries are my guilty pleasure too xx

    • Courtney

      I’m a little obsessed with fries but unfortunately they tend to make me feel bloated, so I don’t tend to eat them very often… But I love them when I do!

  • I love fries too! But I also love all forms of potatoes! “fries, beer, bacon, and other naughty foods” I think you just explained what Heaven will be like 🙂


    • Courtney

      That’s definitely my kind of heaven too! If only my waistline would agree!!

  • ummm yess!! oh my yum! I crave grease more than sugar! lol putting this on my list of food to try! thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend, sending love!

    • Courtney

      I’m definitely the same way! Salt > sugar!

  • I just ate but I find myself suddenly hungry again..This looks bomb!

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

    • Courtney

      Both of our meals were amazing! Tattooed Moose has the best menu for a cheat meal!

  • This looks amazing!!! YUM!

    Simply Rachel Nicole

    • Courtney

      Tattooed Moose is amazing!! My duck club sandwich was so delicious!

  • For starters, I love the Tattooed Moose name and that duck sandwich looks delicious!

    • Courtney

      My sandwich was amazing! And I love the name as well!

  • Danielle

    The Tattooed Moose sounds perfect for a burger and beer meal. Thanks for sharing!

    • Tattooed Moose is perfect for exactly that!

  • Oh my GOSH this looks insanely good – suddenly my simply sandwich for lunch seems far less appealing haha!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • That’s exactly how I felt about my salad this afternoon!

  • This looks to die for!!XX

    • The food at Tattooed Moose is delicious! Definitely the ultimate southern indulgence!

  • Carina Vardie

    It looks so delicious, it made me hungry!


    • I can’t wait to go back and try out more of their menu for myself!!

  • YUMMY. Would love it if you could check out my new winter ASOS lookbook!

    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love

    • My club sandwich was to die for!

  • This looks yummy! I feel quite hungry now!

    LEACH |

    • If only I could eat meals like this everyday!! unfortunately I’d probably have to spend 2+ hours in the gym afterward!

  • This looks so amazing – I could go for one of those sandwiches right about now!


    • Me too! The food at the Tattooed Moose is true southern indulgence!

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