9 Entrees Inspired By Charleston History (& Where to Enjoy Them)

Want to experience the heart and soul of Charleston? Taste the local cuisine. Comprised of heirloom recipes proudly passed from one generation to the next, Lowcountry cuisine has evolved over the past 300 years. Today’s chefs reap the best local ingredients to create dishes that celebrate Charleston’s authentic flavors, including She Crab soup, shrimp and grits, Lowcountry boil, corn bread, pimento cheese and more! Scroll on to discover 9 entrees inspired by Lowcountry history and the top spots to enjoy them, including 82 Queen, Hominy Grill, Husk, Jasmine Porch, Lowcountry Bistro, Middleton Place Restaurant, The Glass Onion, Virginia’s on King and Charleston Grill

1. SHE CRAB SOUP


2. SHRIMP & GRITS

3. CORN BREAD

4. SALMON FEATURING CAROLINA GOLD RICE


5. FRIED GREEN TOMATOES


6. PIMENTO CHEESE

7. OKRA

8. FRIED CHICKEN

9. LOWCOUNTRY BOIL

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