Some would say Charleston tastes as good as it looks.Many come to Charleston with one thing on their mind: food. The best grits you’ll ever have, prepared in ways you never imagined. Festive dockside oyster roasts. High-end restaurants. Outdoor cafe’s. Fresh from the dock seafood. Every meal is an event in itself. Prepared with perfection. Served with a warm smile. Enjoy.
best fresh seafood Charleston has to offer. Mix of raw shellfish, local seafood, Lowcountry recipes and regional favorites. Raw bar offers a variety of oysters and fresh seasonal shellfish, and a full-service bar serves up cold beers and unique cocktails.
Caviar & Bananas Gourmet Market & CafeFrom the ordinary to the extraordinary, Caviar & Bananas offers an epicurean experience to excite the senses. This upscale specialty food destination features gourmet prepared foods, sandwiches, salads, sushi, artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, beer, wine, an espresso bar and more! Open 7 days. B, L, D, BR, $$
Fish RestaurantLocally owned and world-influenced, a classic and modern café in a renovated Charleston single on Upper King Street. French Master Chef Nico Romo reimagines classic French dishes with an Asian twist and unrivaled presentation, showcasing the finest local, seasonal ingredients.
Grill 225This fine dining establishment stockpiles accolades, like Fodor’s Choice. A member of “Great Steakhouses of North America,” seafood and live lobsters flown in daily. Start with a smokin’ Nitrotini cocktail and segue to a 100% USDA Prime filet.
Husk RestaurantHusk transforms the essence of Southern food. Led by Chef Sean Brock and Chef de Cuisine Travis Grimes, the kitchen reinterprets the bounty of the surrounding area, exploring heirloom products and redefines what it means to cook and eat in Charleston.
Hyman's SeafoodOne of Charleston’s oldest most famous seafood restaurants. Private banquet facilities available. No room fees, set up fees or hidden charges. Order from set menus or off regular menu. Prices range from $28-$42 for all inclusive tax and tip set menus.
MercatoOverlooking the historic City Market, Mercato combines an expressive, stylish, and fun attitude with authentic and fresh Italian regional classics. The sophisticated surroundings include a European-style bar framed by richly-hued Venetian plaster walls. Enjoy live Café Jazz and dinner nightly.
Muse Restaurant & Wine BarTucked away in a unique historic home with many private settings, locally sourced ingredients are melded with Mediterranean flavors and complemented by 100 glass pour selections of wine. The cozy bar opens onto a terrace, offering outdoor dining and cocktails.
O-KuNamed one of Esquire's Top 20 Best New Restaurants of 2010, O-Ku offers upscale Japanese cuisine with a contemporary twist that showcases rare seafood from the world's finest fish markets in a modern atmosphere on upper King Street.
Oak SteakhouseOak Steakhouse captures the essence of fine dining in Charleston, offering an inspired menu of succulent steaks, seafood specialties and vegetarian dishes in a stunning setting inside a restored 150-year-old bank on historic Broad Street.
Old Towne Grill & SeafoodWe are the oldest family owned restaurant in Charleston. Corner of King and Market Streets, same location and ownership since 1972. In the “Who’s Who of Dining” New York Times. Flame-grilled steaks, slow roasted chicken, and broiled-fried-steamed seafood.
Pavilion BarAtop the Market Pavilion Hotel, Charleston’s sophisticated rooftop hot spot features signature cocktails and contemporary Lowcountry cuisine. Enjoy panoramic city and harbor views, spectacular sunsets amid a soothing cascading pool. DJ electrifies the nights on weekends. Private parties and reserved tables available.
Sermet's DowntownSermet's Downtown combines an elegant Charleston fine dining atmosphere with crisp hospitable service to create the ultimate culinary experience. The open & uplifting restaurant design offers true Mediterranean cuisine that maintains the integrity of it's roots- fresh, innovative, and healthy.
Stars Rooftop & Grill RoomStars Rooftop & Grill Room offers a private second floor with seating for 100 and a rooftop accommodating 140 that can be transformed to fit any event. Executive Chef Thurston artfully commands Stars’ signature process of live fire cooking. Customizable menus available.
Swamp FoxCasual dining restaurant features local cuisine and overlooks historic Marion Square. Chef Steve Klatt creates farm fresh regional specialties reminiscent of the old South. Features evening live jazz piano on weekends. Private dining in The Parkview for 30 people.
The Cocktail ClubAn 1881 residence is transformed into a handsome lounge with upper King Street's only rooftop patio, offering craft cocktails that feature housemade infusions, rare spirits and farm-to-shaker ingredients paired with a menu of light fare from the chefs at Oak Steakhouse.