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 QueenA staple in Lowcountry cuisine for 30 years, we've never forgotten our roots. Executive Chef Steven Lusby continues “Reconstructing the South” with fresh, local cuisine and gracious hospitality. 11 quaint dining areas and a 19th century courtyard underneath a breathtaking Southern Magnolia tree.
Dixie Supply Cafe & BakeryTraditional Lowcountry dishes, including shrimp & creamy grits, omelets, stuffed French toast & specialty pancakes. Our famous tomato pie or bacon bourbon pecan pie, the shrimp bacon & fried green Tomato sandwich or the Dixie Burger & pastries. As seen on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives. Like us on Facebook.
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.
Lowcountry BistroLowcountry cuisine with a creative touch featuring fresh, local ingredients and simple, southern, scratch cooking. With double Charleston porches and a gorgeous view overlooking the Market, LB's offers Charleston favorites like She Crab Soup, Chicken & Waffles, Shrimp & Grits, and more.
Middleton Place RestaurantThe Middleton Place Restaurant offers menu items reflecting the finest Low Country and Southern culinary traditions, including produce grown at the on-site Organic Farm. Special events include weekly Wine Strolls and beer dinners with local craft brewers.
Morgan Creek GrillOverlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, serving local seafood, choice steaks and nightly chef specialties. Our rooftop provides outdoor dining with panoramic vistas and a casual menu. Reservations accepted, large groups welcome, free boat docking available.
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.
The MacintoshThe Macintosh explores the breadth of Lowcountry flavors in a comfortable setting. Executive chef and partner Jeremiah Bacon creates upscale, American cooking using the seasonal bounty provided by local farmers and fishermen throughout the menu.
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.