Food is the Heart and Soul of Charleston. One bite and you'll see why.They say "the best things in life are worth waiting for," and they couldn't be more right. Lowcountry cooking is done by hand with special attention to detail to ensure that every dish is one of perfection. Stop by and see for yourself why Charleston restaurants are consistently ranked amongst the best in the country.
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.
Glass OnionThe Glass Onion offers a seasonal, local menu that changes daily and draws inspiration from the rural South, New Orleans and the Lowcountry. They also offer local beer, classic cocktails and wine sourced from smaller, sustainable wineries.
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.
Jasmine PorchOverlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Jasmine Porch offers fresh native ingredients and traditional Lowcountry favorites served with warmth and cheer in a casual dining atmosphere. Named "Best Down Home Cookery" by Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report.
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!"
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.
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.
Swamp Fox Restaurant & BarCasual dining featuring regional specialties reminiscent of the old south. Noted for award-winning shrimp & grits and Certified SC farm fresh ingredients artfully prepared by Chef Klatt. Overlooks historic Marion Square and features evening live jazz piano. Private dining available for 30.
The Grill and Island BarThe Grill and Island Bar is casual Folly Beach dining at its finest. Our menu offerings focus on fresh, local ingredients prepared with a fun, Folly twist.Enjoy grilled and fried fish and seafood, burgers and sandwiches, soups, salads and pastas. Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.
YardbirdsAt Yardbirds, we’re head over heels for fried chicken – and we’re cluckin’ proud to be serving the best fried chicken in beautiful downtown Charleston! Come see us at the Farmers Market in Marion Square every Saturday and try our golden fried chicken & rice-flour waffles.