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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The Drawing Room Restaurant and Bar is located in a thoughtfully restored 1780s Charleston warehouse building and melds effortlessly into the art exhibition space of The Vendue.Learn More
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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.
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The 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.
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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.
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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.
82 Queen
Nestled 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.
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 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 Porch
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.
Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar
Casual 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.
Yardbirds
At 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.