• Brown Dog Deli

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Has a vegetarian menu section listing meat alternatives and "fake meat" for a range of deli-like items. Call for hours - tell us.

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44 Reviews

First Review by Draw Down


Points +438

22 Jul 2023

solid vegan options

very reasonable prices for sandwiches whilst everything else is getting more expensive. Think I got the vegan chickn sandwich and remember it being a really good option.



Points +176

08 May 2023

Nice vegetarian menu! Quick service at the counter.

Nice vegetarian menu! I liked the vegetarian meatloaf with a side of broccoli-kale salad. You can sit at the small counter which is quicker than getting a table.

Pros: Multiple vegetarian options, Quick , Friendly


Points +356

04 May 2023

Better than we imagined!

We stopped in for a great lunch after touring Charleston. We could only be seated in the outdoor patio, but we were comfortable enough. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, the food was excellent. I had the Black Bean Santa Fe wrap.

Pros: Great options for vegans, Friendly staff, Ample portions

Cons: More vegan options 🌱


Points +29

06 Apr 2023

Great food and atmosphere

Excellent food. Reasonable prices. The vegan chicken sandwich was tender and tasty. It’s like a diner and is decorated with cool old board games. They also have non-vegan options. Lots of vegan options.


Points +1401

15 Jan 2023

Great Vegan options

Excellent vegan options clearly marked. Went for breakfast at the new Calhoun Street location and the 80’s themed decorations make it a fun conversation spot. We got thw vegan breakfast bisquit sandwich with vegan egg, vegan sausage, vegan cheddar and avocado-it was great and the vegan bisquit was amazing. We ate it too fast to take a picture!!#Veganuary

Updated from previous review on 2023-01-15

Pros: Great clearly marked menu, Many options for breakfast and lunch


Points +30

20 Sep 2022

Multiple Vegan options.

Not a full vegan menu, but the menu item I got was great. Fully vegan option, did t have to ask for modifications.

Pros: Vegan option was good and not just a salad


Points +73

17 Aug 2022

Worth the try

Vegetarian section clearly marked. Told them I was vegan and they were happy to accommodate and sub out ingredients as needed.

Pros: Lots of options, Good quality, Good atmosphere

Cons: No sides with sandwiches


Points +230

09 Apr 2022

3.5 stars

Nice selection, I had the "chick feel ayyyy" on sourdough which was very tasty

Pros: Separate veggie menu which can be vegan, Friendly staff, Average prices

Cons: Quite a long wait , Felt a little rushed off my table


Points +54

07 Mar 2022

Amazing sandwich

They had several vegetarian items on the menu that looked like the could easily be made vegan. Our waiter checked with the kitchen to confirm that plant loaf sand which was indeed vegan with no modifications. It was amazing. The vegan Gouda and the apple butter sriracha glaze really made the sandwich. I would definitely return here if I were in the Charleston area again

Pros: Several vegetar options that could be made vegan, Cool atmosphere with 80s decor, Good service


Points +1185

27 Feb 2022

Good chicken sandwich

I went there once and ordered a chicken sandwich which was very good :)


Points +30

03 Jan 2022

Just what I needed

They seem to have eliminated a lot of the options that other reviewers have mentioned - however what they do have on the menu is solid and it’s perfect hangover food. They’re also able to modify their vegetarian dishes to make them vegan. They only offer sourdough and pita as their vegan bread options but the sourdough was absolutely delicious and went well with my burger!

Pros: Food tastes good , Got to see lots of dogs inside , Helpful staff

Cons: Not many vegan options


Points +174

01 Apr 2021

Not Sure

First of all, the food I ate tasted good. They had some vegan options. However, I ate there twice and I'm not sure that my server knew which foods were vegan the first time I ate there, which is not a good feeling. I recommend to keep asking, someone will know.


Points +218

20 Mar 2021

Two locations! Visited Calhoun St.

Excellent service, friendly staff & kid/dog-friendly too. We had sandwiches - the not tuna and plantloaf. Both were excellent and very generous portions for the price.

Pros: Lots of veg options, Vegan items are clearly marked , Great for breakfast or lunch

Cons: Closes early


Points +101

10 Mar 2021


we got the vegan dog, chicago style. it was awesome. SUPER friendly and helpful staff in regards to a million questions about bread, what kind of fake cheese, are you sure we can eat that? haha - they were AWESOME. sat outside, covid friendly, and good food!


Points +173

01 Mar 2021


They deserve 5 star review! Food was insanely delicious. I had a vegan plantloaf sandwich. Great flavors! Amazing balance of sweet and spicy! Perfect spot if you are going out with non vegans. Nice service, too! 10/10


Points +782

14 Feb 2021

We went to the Calhoun location.

The Calhoun location serves breakfast items. And the have dine-in available. We got the vegan breakfast plate and Avocado toast veganized. Even though we were disappointed that they had run out of vegan sausage, we were super impressed. Really delicious food and coffee. Also the inside is filled with nostalgic memorabilia. So fun!


Points +434

13 Aug 2020

Enjoyable and fun

The hummus & veggie wrap I had was very flavorful. The environment was cute and comfortable.

Pros: Nice environment , Great vegan options

Cons: Little bit of a wait


Points +102

28 Feb 2020

Very good

Good food, lots of options, tastes very fresh


Points +59

Non Veg
25 Feb 2020

Great place!

So many veggie options! A few vegan options. In a good part of town where you can walk to it while doing other activities in the area.

Pros: Lots of VEGETARIAN options, Nice outdoor seating , Good location

Cons: Can get expensive , Serves meat, Few vegan options


Points +120

14 Feb 2020

Good lunch option

I had the tempeh BLT which was super good, the tempeh had a nice, smoky, bacon-esque flavour and the guacamole in it was yummy too

Pros: Clearly marked vegan or vegetarian options, Good service


Points +16

20 Oct 2019

So cute!

A very cute diner type restaurant. Vegetarian menu with about 10 great options easily veganized. Had a delicious tempeh Reuben.


Points +60

19 Oct 2019

So so

The food was ok. They were out of a lot of the vegetarian options. They forgot part of my order. It wasn't bad, but I don't think I'd go back.


Points +36

25 May 2019

Everyone wins!

I traveled to Charleston with two meat eaters (I’m vegan) and this was the only place we ate at that everyone had plenty of options and left satisfied. It’s nice that they have both processed vegan options (sietan and veggie-based burgers and “chicken” patties) and healthier fare. Pretty authentically casual-Southern too, with fried green tomatoes and spicy jams and BBQ sauces that really complement the dishes. Be sure to order the homemade lemonade! We also loved eating outdoors because you had more room and could dog-spot.


Points +190

25 Apr 2019

Acceptable for Vegans - nothing more

Charleston doesn't offer a ton of variety for vegans, but I really don't think this is a great option. There is a large selection of vegetarian sandwiches, but modifications to make things vegan are pretty limited. Yes, you can get a chili cheese dog, but you have to get it on pita or sourdough, so it really loses the chili cheese dog feel.

Pros: Many vegetarian options, OK food

Cons: Limited vegan options


Points +178

19 Apr 2019

A great dog-friendly cafe

Lovely to have a shaded outdoor garden that welcomes dogs. A relaxed cheap cafe with vegan options.


Points +41

08 Apr 2019

Love the wraps

This is my kind if eatery, the staff is very friendly, the menu has something for everybody, you can watch them prepare the food and the prices are ok too


Points +98

30 Mar 2019

Several Vegetarian options but medium quality.

We has been there after see the menu with several vegetarian option . I got the focaccia with mushroom but was such a small portion and the mozzarella inside was very cheap quality, after that still hungry I got the hummus but was heavy to digest .

Pros: Several vegetarian option , Fast table service

Cons: Medium low quality , Small portions , Small dining room

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