Charleston Itineraries

Food Lover’s Guide

Three Days To Discover Brunch, Bubbles & Everything In-Between

Food Lover’s Guide

Day One

Over the next 72 hours, you'll discover that grits are better than good, biscuits are best when served with gravy and cocktails taste better when you sip them while listening to live jazz.

Poogan's Porch

Start your culinary tour at this family-owned restaurant that has been serving southern fare, including homemade buttermilk biscuits and She Crab soup, since 1976.

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Husk Restaurant

Named Bon Appetit's 2011 Restaurant of the Year, Husk is a must on any Charleston Culinary Tour. Our recommendation? The Husk Burger.

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82 Queen

A meal at 82 Queen is an essential downtown dining experience. Known for gracious Southern hospitality and savory local cuisine, dining at this timeless restaurant is a treat. Their She Crab Soup, a Lowcountry favorite, is not to be missed.

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High Cotton

Weave your way through the bar and grab a seat close to the live jazz. Order the Charleston Cocktail, a smooth blend of Maverick vodka, Madeira, sweet tea, lemonade, and mint-infused syrup.

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Food Lover’s Guide

Day Two

Early bird gets the best bite.

Mercantile & Mash

Fuel your day with locally roasted coffee and grab-and-go provisions at this gourmet food emporium located in the historic Cigar Factory.

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Butcher & Bee

Head to local favorite Butcher & Bee for hearty eats from a rotating menu driven by locally sourced ingredients.

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Charleston Grill

Put a little pomade in your hair and shine your shoe -- it's time for supper at the Mobil Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond restaurant located inside Charleston Place hotel. Treat yourself to the six-course tasting menu.

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Food Lover’s Guide

Day Three

Slow down and savor your last day.

Virginia's on King

Kick start the day with another round of delicious local flavors. This family-owned restaurant was opened in honor of the matriarch Virginia, and the menu celebrates the foods enjoyed during traditional Sunday Suppers in the South.

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Cru Cafe

Experience a delicious lunch at this tucked away cafe inside an 18th century Charleston single house. The duck confit and arugula salad with caramelized pecans, tomatoes, and fried onions in a port wine vinaigrette is one of our favorite dishes.

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Charleston City Market

Stroll one block south to the Charleston City Market, where you'll find a variety of savory souvenirs such as benne wafers, cheese straws, dried okra, and stone ground grits.

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Circa 1886

For your final meal, we are sending you somewhere special. At Circa 1886, the horse-stable-turned-fine-dining-restaurant situated in the Wentworth Mansion's garden, Chef Marc Collins puts a sophisticated spin on southern ingredients.

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