Cuisine is the heart and soul of Charleston, and if you’re hungry for a mix of inventive and traditional, farm-fresh and just-caught, you’ve come to the right place.
Charleston cuisine is all about celebrating our seafaring and agrarian cultures, reveling in the abundance gathered from our waters, gardens, and fields, and being embraced by some of the world’s most gracious hospitality.
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Enjoy tasty American and Southern favorites, cocktails, fresh seafood, and ocean views from Folly’s famous pier.Details
Indulge in local delicacies taken to innovative new heights, an incredible wine program, flawless service, and nightly live jazz in one of the city’s most elegant settings.Details
Southern favorites meet modern interpretations. Savor sinfully good things like homemade potato chips with crumbled bleu cheese or fresh shellfish over grits.Details
Fresh-caught seafood, sandwiches, and more – all with amazing views of Charleston Harbor and downtown from the dining room and rooftop bar.Details
An array of wet and dry aged Certified Angus beef, locally sourced seafood and farm-fresh vegetables are just the beginning.Details
Charleston is an international food destination now, like Paris or San Sebastian, Spain. You can't walk half a block without stumbling on some inventive new oyster bar, café, or barbecue joint."
Discover that grits are better than good, biscuits are best when served with gravy and cocktails taste better when you sip them while listing to jazz. Spend three days dining your way through Charleston.
Discover your ideal home away from home. Savor heirloom recipes and sample innovative culinary creations in a thriving culinary scene. Explore must-see sights and shop one-of-a-kind treasures on this unforgettable Charleston getaway.
Published annually, the official Charleston Area Visitors Guide is full of gorgeous photography, insider tips, maps, and resources to help you plan your Charleston vacation.