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 cafés. Fresh from the dock seafood. Every meal is an event in itself. Prepared with perfection. Served with a warm smile. Enjoy.
82 QueenNestled in Charleston's French Quarter for the past 32 years, 82 Queen is known for it's gracious hospitality and Chef Steven Lusby's seasonal menus which represent the best in fresh Southern cuisine. 11 quaint dining areas and a brick courtyard surrounding a mammoth magnolia tree.
Amen Street Fish and Raw BarAmen 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.
Cannon GreenUsing fresh, local ingredients, Executive Chef Amalia Scatena gives a contemporary, Mediterranean twist to Lowcountry seasonal cuisine. Cannon Green features a la carte dining, an innovative cocktail and wine program, and impeccable service. Open for dinner Tuesday-Saturday and Sunday brunch.
CO banh mi..noodles..barCO is Charleston’s gateway into the exotic flavors of Vietnam. Saunter into the warm, urban atmosphere at CO and take your palate on a luxury flight to the Far East with exotic flavors for lunch, dinner, or after-hours cocktails.
Cupcake DownsouthFans flock to Cupcake, Charleston's first and only bakery dedicated to happiness in a paper liner. Flavors rotate daily, and are complemented by vegan and gluten-free flavors. Find out why so many folks (including USA Today and Ellen DeGeneres) are sweet on Cupcake!
DeSano Pizza BakeryDeSano Pizza Bakery at 94 Stuart Street, Charleston. Serving authentic Napoletana pizza Monday-Sunday 11:00 until the dough runs out. Our flour, fresh mozzarella, and pizza ovens are imported from Italy. Join us in our Italian kitchen . (843-637-4225) DeSano Pizza Bakery.com
Edmund's OastEdmund's Oast is a brew pub where artisanal beers are found alongside inventive cocktails and a thoughtfully curated wine list. The dinner and brunch menus feature seasonally inspired plates by the talents of Chef Andy Henderson and his culinary team.
FIGAt this neighborhood bistro, James Beard winner Chef Mike Lata serves up seasonal cuisine, focusing on fresh, sustainable product from local farmers. FIG has been featured in Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Food Network and The New York Times.
FISHSouth 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.
Food for the Southern Soul"Get your 'Cue On!" at Food For The Southern Soul's City Market 'Cue-osk featuring our award-winning BlackJack Barbecue. Pulled Pork & Sliced Beef Brisket Sandwiches with Lowcountry Red Rice & Macaroni & Cheese. Grab it to go or a seat.
Hominy GrillNationally acclaimed and locally beloved, Hominy Grill has become a Charleston institution. James Beard award-winning chef Robert Stehling has won accolades nationwide for his simple, pared-down approach to classic low country specialties served in a cozy and lively setting.
Hot Little BiscuitCallie’s Hot Little Biscuit will offer all seven varieties of Callie’s Biscuits sold piping hot in pairs or by the dozen as well as a “biscuit of the day” special. “What could be more fun than to feature some of the fine foods from other local restaurants and artisans with our ‘biscuit of the day.’ - See more at: http://www.calliesbiscuits.com/pages/callies-hot-little-biscuits#sthash.OhmEc6OI.dpuf
Hyman's SeafoodOpen 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.
IndacoIndaco serves rustic Italian cuisine by Chef Michael Perez. Available family-style or a la carte, the wood-fired pizzas, hand-crafted pastas, house-made salumi, and cured sausages can be enjoyed with approachable Italian wines, unique cocktails including the Negroni, and in-house sodas.
Jeni's Splendid Ice CreamsLocated at 499 King Street, the Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Charleston scoop shop serves a variety of built-from-the-ground-up ice creams and frozen yogurts. Enjoy flavors in a cup, hand-made waffle cone, as a sundae, or between two hand-piped, meringue cookies as an ice cream sandwich.
Jestine's KitchenJestine's Kitchen, serving SOUTHERN FOOD WITH LOTS OF SOUL, was opened in 1996 to honor Jestine Matthews by the Berlin children. Aleck and Etta Ellison hired Jestine to tend their child, SheraLee, who was on the way. SheraLee and Alwyn Berlin wed, four children came along, and so did Jestine!"
King Street GrilleCharleston's premier destination for food, sports, beers and spirits. An award winning upscale sports bar concept with an amazingly delicious, made from scratch menu. In a league of it's own. Definitely not your average sports bar. Great food, great beer, great atmosphere!
Kudu Coffee & Craft BeerKudu Coffee & Craft Beer serves freshly roasted coffee prepared by skilled baristas and has over 20 rotating taps, which can be enjoyed in their spacious courtyard with a sandwich, pastry or slice of quiche prepared daily by local bakeries.
Lee Lee's Hot KitchenLee Lee's Hot Kitchen offers authentic Chinese fare in a vibrant downtown setting. Based on the family recipes of co-owner Lily Lei, the menu offers Chinese staples such as General Tso's Chicken, Singapore Noodles and Mu Shu Pork. The back room is available for private parties up to 20.
Leon's Oyster shopLeon’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.
Lowcountry BistroLowcountry Bistro is a casual restaurant featuring distinctly Charleston fare including She-Crab Soup, Chicken & Waffles and Frogmore Stew plus seasonal dishes made using fresh ingredients that are indigenous to the area. Enjoy lunch, dinner and brunch with outdoor dining overlooking Historic City Market.
Manny's Neighborhood GrillConvenient to historic plantations and sites, folks from all walks of life come in for the energy-charged atmosphere, warm welcome and superb food. Specializing in seafood, pasta, pizza and Mediterranean cuisine. Manny's Neighborhood Grill, where the food is delicious and the fun never ends!
Mellow Mushroom - DowntownUnique starters, build-your-own salads, extreme hoagies & calzones. Gourmet pizzas -- Magical Mystery, Mighty Meaty, Mega Veggie and more. Craft beer, full bar. Two floors, outdoor patio. Events, catering, delivery.11am-11pm, Fri & Sat until 12am, Bar open late.
MercantileLocated inside the Cigar Factory, the 7,500 square feet project will feature a provisions style retail center, a casual eatery, several provision stations, a coffee shop and a 1,700 square foot casual bar. Modeled after Star Provisions in Atlanta, the retail space will feature a series of indoor markets all featuring unique, gourmet food items, gifts, cookware and more.
MineroMinero is a casual Mexican eatery located on East Bay Street in historic downtown Charleston. Delicious and fun food served in a lively environment. James Beard award-winning Chef Sean Brock offers a collection of dishes inspired by the flavors and culture of Mexico.
Molly Darcy's Traditional Irish Pub & GrillMolly Darcy's, Irish family owned & operated offers traditional Irish fare, fresh seafood & an excellent selection of Irish draughts & whiskeys. We offer a full bar, live music, sports shows on 8 HDTV's, entertainment room with pool table & a back patio bar.
Nicks Bar-B-QEverything is scratch-made. Yes, Everything! From our BBQ that is slow-smoked for up to 14 hours to our flour-and-rolling Pin-Fresh pies you can taste tradition in every bite. Join us for Lunch and Dinner.
O-KuO-Ku celebrates authentic Asian cuisine with Southern style by featuring unique ingredients and sophisticated presentations. Chef Thad Stuckey's menu showcases the freshest fish from the finest markets locally and worldwide, and offers high-end, traditional sushi in an approachable way.
Oak SteakhouseOak Steakhouse is an American classic in a historical setting. Chef Jeremiah Bacon sources locally and regionally from sustainable farms and fisheries for a menu that includes aged beef favorites and fresh seafood complemented by an expansive wine program.
Old Towne Grill & SeafoodWe 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.
Poogan’s PorchTucked away on charming Queen Street, Poogan’s Porch is Charleston’s oldest independent culinary establishment, with a fresh approach to Lowcountry cuisine. This beautifully restored Victorian house is the perfect place for brunch, lunch, dinner and southern hospitality.
ProhibitionInspired by the jazz age, Prohibition combines amazing food, award winning drinks and a unique atmosphere...all without a secret knock.
Queen Street GroceryEstablished in 1922, Charleston’s oldest corner store has been a little bit of everything through the years: from a true butchery, a 60′s candy shop, and late-night convenience store. It’s newest personality is the neighborhood corner store of your dreams.
Republic Garden & LoungeRepublic Garden & Lounge offers exquisite small plates and contemporary bar fare. Sip innovative cocktails or choose from extensive wine and champagne offerings.
Social Restaurant + Wine BarSocial is Charleston's preeminent wine bar, offering more than 50 wines by the glass from an award-winning cellar. Complementing the extensive wine selection, Social's menu is inspired by the wine-growing regions of the world. Social has been recognized by Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, and Travel + Leisure.
Southend Brewery and SmokehouseSouthend Brewery and Smokehouse specializes in regional cuisine and custom-crafted microbrewed beers, served in a kid-friendly setting to the tune of live music. Our menu boasts pastas, wood-oven pizzas, fresh fish, in-house smoked BBQ ribs, steaks, chicken and sausage.
Stars Rooftop & Grill RoomStars Rooftop & Grill Room brings a new tradition of live fire cooking to Charleston. Executive Chef Nathan Thurston offers well balanced seasonal cuisine crafted with local & southern ingredients. The rooftop bar offers an excellent view of Downtown Charleston.
Swamp Fox Restaurant & BarCasual dining featuring Lowcountry specialties reminiscent of the old south. Noted for award-winning shrimp & grits and Certified SC farm fresh ingredients artfully prepared by Chef Gaulin. Overlooks historic Marion Square and features evening live jazz piano. Private dining in The Parkview Room.
The AlleyThe Alley offers an entertainment experience unlike anything in Charleston. In addition to 8 retro bowling lanes and arcade games, the space features 150-seat restaurant with food from Home Team Kitchen, 40ft bar, event space and outdoor seating. The Alley offers a complete package!
The DailyFrom the makers of Butcher & Bee, The Daily offers coffee, juices and smoothies, breads and pastries, breakfast, prepared foods, beer, wine, and more. It is open Mondays-Saturdays from 7am-7pm and Sundays from 9am-4pm, and features plentiful parking and a convenient location.
The GroceryThe Grocery presents an ingredient inspired menu rooted in Southern and Mediterranean flavors ranging from small bites to family style portions. The warm, familial setting boasts an open kitchen and wood-burning oven, heightening the atmosphere in the former furniture warehouse.
The Kickin' Chicken DowntownThe Kickin' Chicken is a locally owned and operated full service restaurant with 5 locations in the Charleston area. Visit us for lunch, dinner, late night or for delivery. We're serving up the best wings, sandwiches, burgers, and local brews!
The OrdinaryThe 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.
The Park CafeThe Park Cafe is a neighborhood restaurant that celebrates Charleston's beautiful Hampton Park with a seasonal menu that offers dishes such as house-made pastas, gourmet hot dogs and a local catch of the day. The Park Cafe is open for breakfast through dinner and brunch on Sundays.
The PressFor those craving caffeine with a dose of history, The Press sits in the former home of The South Carolina Gazette. Grab a Starbucks coffee and a fresh pastry or sandwich made in-house before taking on the streets of Charleston.
The Royal AmericanThe Royal American is a restaurant, bar, and live entertainment venue in downtown Charleston that opened in 2011. Located on Morrison Street close to the Ravenel Bridge, it draws locals and visitors alike for its lively music scene, eclectic setting, diverse menu and stunning marsh views.
The Vendue Hotel Rooftop BarVoted "Best Rooftop Bar" year after year. The Rooftop bar at The Vendue combines live music, a casual atmosphere and one of the most captivating views downtown to create an unparalleled experience for locals and visitors alike.
Union ProvisionsUnion Provisions is a lively American Brasserie where Executive Chef Chari Skinner crafts a menu of fresh, seasonal ingredients inspired by the San Francisco market . Housed in a historic, 114 year-old building, Union Provisions features a bustling bar and exceptional wine selection.
VerdeVerde is the Charleston area’s source for fresh, bright, and satisfying healthy food. Create your own salad or wrap from over 45 toppings and handmade dressings or choose one of our signature creations, for under $10. Downtown and Mount Pleasant.
Wentworth GrillFusing the freshest ingredients with creativity, Wentworth Grill hand crafts delightful entrees, enticing appetizers and desserts prepared from scratch. Paired with specialty cocktails and notable wines in a bistro environment sets the stage for its highly coveted fireside dinners. Reservations are suggested but not required.