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.
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$4 burgers and local pints every Thursday at The Alley! Come check out downtown Charleston’s Best Sports Bar and only bowling alley.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
Slightly North of Broad, an eclectic Lowcountry bistro that brings together local ingredients and thoughtful, expert presentation with a contagious energy. The dining room, an extension of the kitchen, where culinary skill, considered wine program and warm service meld together.
Kitchen 208 offers a fast casual Southern breakfast, lunch, and Sunday Brunch. A whimsical menu with pastries, sandwiches, salads, coffee, wine and local beer. Relax inside our beautifully renovated 100-year-old cafe or on our shaded street side patio. Great fare, fresh air: served daily.
Tucked 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.
82 Queen
Nestled in Charleston's French Quarter, 82 Queen is known for it's gracious hospitality, seasonal menus, and fresh Southern cuisine. Quaint dining areas and a brick courtyard surrounding a magnolia tree.
Dixie Supply Cafe & Bakery
Traditional 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.
Hominy Grill
Nationally 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.
Jestine's Kitchen
Jestine'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 Bistro
Lowcountry Bistro is a casual restaurant featuring Charleston fare including Southern classics and seasonal dishes made using fresh ingredients. Enjoy lunch, dinner and brunch with outdoor dining overlooking Historic Market.
Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar
Casual 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 Macintosh
Chef Jeremiah Bacon showcases cuisine from the modern American South, utilizing the bounty of Lowcountry farms and waterways to create a fine dining experience with a casual vibe. The complementary bar program features local beers, seasonal cocktails, and wine.