Fish So Fresh You'll Think It Swam To The Table

No trip to Charleston is complete without some fresh from the dock seafood. From Lowcountry shrimp and grits, to fresh oysters and she-crab soup, Charleston is the place to go for delicious seafood and southern hospitality.
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Gracious hospitality and seasonal menus which represent the freshest Southern cuisine. Indoor or Courtyard dining.Learn More
A casual restaurant featuring distinctly Charleston fare. Lunch, dinner & brunch with outdoor dining overlooking Historic City Market.Learn More
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A blend of tropical elegance, serving great cuisine and cocktails in a shabby chic surrounding, offering guests a taste of the good life in a casual, island atmosphere. Fresh seafood, sushi and refreshing salad selections are prepared with the use of local South Carolina produced ingredients. Come experience The Islander atmosphere, there is something for everyone from young to old.
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Named Best Seafood Restaurant for 13 consecutive years by readers of the Charleston City Paper, locals love to eat at Hank’s Seafood. Chef Frank McMahon serves classic brasserie-style seafood with Lowcountry influences seven nights a week.
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Charleston’s original raw bar and restaurant right on historic Market Street. New menu inspired by classic Charleston tradition that includes stuffed shrimp, she-crab soup, and seafood casserole that’s a legend among locals! Extensive selection of craft beers from our bar.
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Charleston’s freshest seafood, with laidback Lowcountry style. Coast’s chefs meet daily with local farmers and fishermen to procure the freshest seafood and produce available. Featuring wood-grilled fish, a full raw bar, and a refreshing drink list. Open nightly from 5:30. Outdoor seating available.
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The Charleston Harbor Fish House has unparalleled views of the Charleston Harbor and downtown skyline from our main dining room or rooftop bar. The menu features a variety of options from both land and sea which is sure to fit every appetite with a daily market board featuring seasonal fresh catches of the day.
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Serving Fresh Lowcountry seafood everyday! Indoor/patio seating and banquet rooms are available. Visit James Island for waterfront dining or Market Street for rooftop dining. Reservations recommended.
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Fleet Landing - Historic downtown's Best Waterfront Dining on the Charleston Harbor features Chef Drew Hedlund's classic and contemporary Southern fare. Enjoy sustainable seafood and waterfront views from the wrap-around deck and maritime chic dining room. Reservations recommended.
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Serving Fresh Lowcountry seafood everyday! Indoor/patio seating and banquet rooms are available. Visit James Island for waterfront dining or Market Street for rooftop dining. Reservations recommended.
blossom
Blossom, located on historic East Bay Street, serves American cuisine highlighting the Lowcountry’s best seafood. Executive chef Adam Close offers simple, clean preparations, which feature ingredients sourced from area fishermen and local farmers. Private dining available for parties of 12-20.
hyman_s_seafood
Open 7 days a week. Voted best seafood in Southeast by Southern Living Magazine reader’s poll survey out of 18 states and 8 years running. A fourth or fifth generation are in the building 7 days a week to insure 100% satisfaction. A Hyman establishment since 1890.
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Offering one of the only oceanfront dining destinations in the Charleston area, BLU features a unique combination of spectacular ocean views with delicious seasonal specialties. With an open, vibrant and welcoming atmosphere; enjoy fresh, local and sustainable dishes. Located within Tides Hotel Folly Beach.
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Voted Best Raw Bar, Oysters, and Happy Hour in Charleston by City Paper readers, this eclectic little oyster bar is a fun place to go for the freshest seafood around. Both Pearlz Oyster Bar locations feature an assorted mix of raw shellfish and Lowcountry favorites and raw bar.
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Charleston's eclectic oyster bar. features an assorted mix of raw shellfish, local seafood, Lowcountry recipes and regional favorites. Our raw bar offers a variety of oysters and fresh seasonal shellfish. Pearlz has become a favorite meeting spot for both locals and tourists.
Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar
Amen Street Fish & Rawbar is located in the heart of downtown Charleston. Specializing in fresh, local, sustainable seafood dishes. Amen Street offers quintessential Lowcountry cuisine. Our rawbar features the best variety of fresh shellfish and seafood in Charleston.
Anson Restaurant
Open Su-Th 5:30-10pm;F-Sa 5:30-11pm, Bar Opens Daily at 4pm. Charleston flavors and elegant decor in the heart of the old City Market. Specializing in delicious seafood caught daily in Charleston waters. Crispy whole flounder, shrimp & grits, oysters, intimate dining. Private rooms available.
Bonefish Grill
Founded in St. Petersburg, Florida, Bonefish Grill specializes in market-fresh fish and savory wood-grilled specialties. Guests receive “chef’s coat service” and are guided through an innovative, seasonal menu featuring the highest-quality, fresh ingredients. Hand-crafted cocktails and a distinct list of wines by the glass.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant & Market
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. captures the charm and American spirit that made "Forrest Gump" a smash hit. Shrimp is the specialty at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., but in our fun, casual setting there is definitely something for everyone.
Charleston Crab Shacks
Named one of Southern Living Magazine's "Ten Best Seafood Spots in South Carolina,” The Crab Shacks feature overflowing buckets of fresh seafood served in a fun & casual atmosphere. Three locations: Folly Beach, West Ashley and Coosaw Creek. It's a shell of a good time.
FISH
South Carolina’s only French Master Chef Nico Romo blends classic French technique with artful Asian flair to create a menu complementing local harvests. Straight-off-the-boat seafood, innovative dim sum, handcrafted cocktails and boutique wines. Local favorite for weekday happy hour.
Grill on the Edge
The Grill on the Edge is casual Folly Beach dining at its finest. Fresh seafood, pasta, sandwiches and daily specials, plus weekend brunch, interactive nightly events and live music on the patio. All local, all farm fresh, all the time.
Leon's Oyster shop
Leon’s Oyster Shop is a fried chicken and oyster joint serving on Upper King Street. Open 7 days a week, it has quickly become a well loved neighborhood restaurant, with lighter updates on classic Southern fare, cheap beer and expensive champagne.
Old Towne Grill & Seafood
We are Charleston landmark being the oldest family owned restaurant in Charleston. Specializing in flame grilled steaks, broiled-steamed-fried seafood, slow roasted chicken, large salads, great sandwiches, Greek dishes, desserts and full bar. Private dining rooms available for larger groups.
R.B.'s Seafood Restaurant
A Shem Creek staple since 1979, R.B.’s is a local favorite for waterfront dining and fresh local seafood. With both indoor and open air dining, we offer picturesque views and our famous crab dip, weekly happy hour specials, and great service.
Red's Ice House - Mt. Pleasant
Located on historic Shem Creek, Red’s Ice House is the perfect distance from downtown Charleston and the beaches of Sullivan’s Island. If you’re looking for a friendly spot to enjoy fresh seafood in a laid back setting, you’re going to love Red’s.
Red's Ice House - Seabrook
The new Red's Ice House is located in Bohicket Marina nestled just between Kiawah and Seabrook Islands. Enjoy the same casual, kick back atmosphere and diverse menu while you watch literally one of the most amazing sunsets in the Lowcountry. Two Red's are definitely better than one!
The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course
With grand, sweeping ocean views, The Atlantic Room is Kiawah’s signature seafood restaurant. Enjoy Chef Jonathan Banta’s menu comprised of seasonal ingredients with an emphasis on the freshest seafood, or stop by the Ryder Cup Bar for post-round pub fare.
The Ordinary
The Ordinary is a James Beard nominated convivial seafood hall and oyster bar, helmed by award-winning Chef Mike Lata. Housed in a thoughtfully restored historic bank in the Upper King District, Lata supports local and regional fisherman, farmers and producers.
Zeus Grill & Seafood
We specialize in flame grilled steaks, broiled-steamed-fried seafood, slow roasted chicken, large salads, great sandwiches, Greek dishes, desserts, and full bar. Private dining rooms available for larger groups. We are open every day for lunch and dinner. Sunday brunch at 10:00.