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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A casual restaurant featuring distinctly Charleston fare. Lunch, dinner & brunch with outdoor dining overlooking Historic City Market.Learn More
Serving fresh seafood and Southern cuisine in a fun, casual atmosphere, The Crab Shacks are the perfect location for your group, meeting or special event. Private rooms and bus parking available. Three locations: Coosaw Creek, Folly Beach, and West Ashley near the Gardens.Learn More
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.
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. Enjoy local and sustainable dishes in BLU's vibrant and welcoming atmosphere, located within the Tides Folly Beach hotel.
Voted Best Seafood Restaurant for 15 consecutive years by the Charleston City Paper Hank's Seafood is housed in a beautifully restored 100-year-old warehouse located one block from the Charleston City Market. The lively community table is very popular with solo travelers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fun, eclectic & serving the very best in fresh seafood, including an assorted mix of raw shellfish, local seafood, Lowcountry and regional favorites. A full-service bar providing cold beers and refreshing cocktails is the epicenter of the restaurant's lively environment.
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.
This eclectic little oyster bar is a fun place to go for the freshest seafood around. Raw bar offers a variety of oysters and fresh seasonal shellfish. A favorite happy hour meeting spot for both locals and visitors alike.
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.
At Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., we serve shrimp specialties, chicken, pasta and other Lowcountry favorites. Our exciting atmosphere and inviting patio are located in the Historic Market District in a refurbished ice house c. 1880.
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.
Charleston Crab Shack, Inc.
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.
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.
Folly Beach Crab Shack
Roll up your sleeves and see why Crab Shack is one of Southern Living’s “10 Best Seafood Spots in South Carolina.” It’s an elbows on the table, napkin in your lap, family feast. Plus great daily specials and a rockin happy hour.
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.
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.
Rita's Seaside Grille
Rita's is the most fun spot on Folly Beach, just steps away from the beach and pier! Dine indoors our outdoors on our patio - enjoy the big games on our outdoor TVs! Daily 7am - 12am for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snacks and drinks. Sat and Sun brunch 10am.
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.