Over the next 72 hours, you’ll discover that grits are better than good, biscuits are best when served with gravy and cocktails taste better when you sip them while listening to live jazz.

  • Hominy Grill

    Start your culinary tour beneath the mural that proclaims “Grits are Good for You.” Don’t let the name deter you from ordering this spot’s best-known breakfast option: the Charleston Nasty Biscuit.

  • Husk Restaurant

    Named Bon Appetit’s 2011 Restaurant of the Year, Husk is a must on any Charleston Culinary Tour. Our recommendation? The Husk Burger.

  • Hank’s Seafood Restaurant

    Step right up and order the Seafood Castle, a selection of seafood fare all nestled on beds of ice. Hank’s was the first to introduce the community table to Charleston, and it’s been a lively party ever since.

  • High Cotton

    Weave your way through the bar and grab a seat close to the live jazz. Order the Charleston Cocktail, a smooth blend of Maverick vodka, Madeira, sweet tea, lemonade, and mint-infused syrup.



Early bird gets the best bite.

  • Mercantile & Mash

    Fuel your day with locally roasted coffee and grab-and-go provisions at this gourmet food emporium located in the historic Cigar Factory.

  • Artisan Meat Share

    This butcher and sandwich shop serves up hearty sandwiches made from freshly butchered meats and house made condiments. You can’t go wrong ordering any of the delicious offerings on the menu.

  • Charleston Grill

    Put a little pomade in your hair and shine your shoes—it’s time for supper at the Mobil Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond restaurant located inside Charleston Place hotel. Treat yourself to the six-course tasting menu.



Slow down and savor your last day.

  • Virginia’s on King

    Kick start the day with another round of delicious local flavors. This family-owned restaurant was opened in honor of the matriarch Virginia, and the menu celebrates the foods enjoyed during traditional Sunday Suppers in the South.

  • Cru Café

    Experience a delicious lunch at this tucked away café inside an 18th century Charleston single house. The duck confit and arugula salad with caramelized pecans, tomatoes, and fried onions in a port wine vinaigrette is one of our favorite dishes.

  • Charleston City Market

    Stroll one block south to the Charleston City Market, where you’ll find a variety of savory souvenirs such as benne wafers, cheese straws, dried okra, and stone ground grits.

  • Circa 1886

    For your final meal, we are sending you somewhere special. At Circa 1886, the horse-stable-turned-fine-dining-restaurant situated in the Wentworth Mansion’s garden, Chef Marc Collins puts a sophisticated spin on southern ingredients.


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