Avondale

Avondale can be reached from downtown Charleston in just a few minutes by way of a quick but scenic drive and across the Ashley River. Catch sight of some sailboats and maybe a quick glance of passing seagulls, and you’ll be in the area known as West Ashley before you know it. The first borough you’ll reach is Avondale, an area that has much to offer beyond its conveniently close proximity to downtown Charleston.

As Charleston has continued to grow, so has this high-spirited hub known to locals as West Ashley’s downtown. While small in stature, the trendy, village-like community of Avondale is home to quite a few shopping and dining destinations. Fiercely local, eclectic and charming, Avondale is well worth the quick trip off of the peninsula.

From Downtown

Get on Ann St
Turn left onto Meeting St
Turn left onto Spring St
Continue straight onto US-17 S/Spring St
Continue to follow US-17 S
Use the right 2 lanes to turn slightly right onto US-17

Explore Avondale

Home Team BBQ - West Ashley

With 3 locations serving award-winning barbecue, ever-evolving bar offerings, a family-friendly atmosphere, catering & live entertainment, it’s easy to root for Home Team BBQ!

MEX 1 Coastal Cantina - West of the Ashley

Mexican restaurant inspired by the Baja Peninsula. Mex 1 offers flavorful food, freshly squeezed drinks and a vibrant atmosphere featuring weekly live music and specials.

Ms. Rose's Fine Food and Cocktails

Traditional southern dishes share the menu with updated interpretations of comfort food favorites. Enjoy family meals, patio dining and cocktails in a funky-cool atmosphere.

Swig & Swine West Ashley

We believe in making people happy with our all-wood-smoked BBQ, cold beer, and delicious whiskeys. Join us at one of our three locations or let us cater your next event!

The Glass Onion

Offering a seasonal, local menu that draws inspiration from the rural South, New Orleans & Lowcountry. Beer, cocktails & wine sourced from smaller, sustainable wineries.

Triangle Char and Bar West

Laid-back, open-air atmosphere, an inviting bar and plenty of outdoor seating. Triangle offers creative, affordable eats while respecting the environment and local community.

Lodging In Avondale

Avondale

The Triangle

In the heart of Avondale is a mini district known as the “Triangle.” This area, bordered by Savannah Highway and Magnolia Road, is home to quite a few locally loved specialty shops and lively atmosphere restaurants. Pick up some locally made treats and special souvenirs from the area’s one-of-kind storefronts, catch happy hour at one joint and restaurant hop for dinner at another. Follow your nose and the universal sounds of a good time, and you can’t go wrong in finding some of Charleston’s most popular watering holes.

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