Charleston’s Iconic Desserts

Charleston’s Iconic Desserts

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Charleston is noted for its renowned cuisine, thanks not only to mainstays like She Crab soup and shrimp and grits, but to the impeccable desserts that find their way to restaurant tables, ending the diner’s experience on a sweet note. These decadent treats are Charleston staples, and bucket list must-adds for locals and travelers alike. Scroll on for our sweet round-up of the destination’s 9 best treats and begin planning your foodie escape to #ExploreCharleston!

Kaminsky’s Dessert Café

Tollhouse Pie, Kaminsky’s Dessert Café
Cookie dough, pecans, caramel sauce, chocolate sauce


Port Citrus Poached Pear, 39 Rue De Jean
White chocolate goat cheese mousse, toasted pistachios

Carrot Cake Fritters, Charleston Grill
Carrot granola, cream cheese ice cream


Almond Semifreddo, FIG
Blueberry, praline

Whiskey Bread Pudding, Halls Chophouse
Sun dried cherries, pecans, bourbon crème anglaise

Banana Cream Pie, Hank’s Seafood
Signature pie, chock full of bananas, drizzled with caramel and chocolate sauces

Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée, High Cotton
Green tea infused citrus segments

Magnolia’s Warm Cream Cheese Pecan Brownie, Magnolias Uptown Down South
White chocolate ice cream, fudge sauce

The Ultimate Coconut Cake, Peninsula Grill
Coconut anglaise, strawberries

Which dessert can’t you wait to try? Sound off in the comments below!

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