Charleston, SC Casual Dining in Charleston/Downtown

Today’s chefs reap the best local ingredients to create dishes that celebrate Charleston’s authentic flavors. Whether you prefer thick crust style pizza or grab-and-go BBQ sandwiches, the perfect meal awaits you. Have your taste of Charleston's crave-worthy casual fare.

Basic Kitchen

Basic Kitchen uses tons of local produce and a rainbow of ingredients to create food that’s nourishing, healthful and delicious. Open for lunch + dinner M-Sat and Sun. brunch.

Beech

The basic necessities of a healthy diet including fresh: fruit, fish, rice and vegetables, sourced sustainably, locally and organically when possible. Fast-casual atmosphere.

Bon Banh Mi - Charleston

Southeast Asian, fast, casual kitchen. We offer our customers a well prepared, fresh, Southeast Asian inspired meal at a reasonable price. We let the food speak for itself!

Bumpa's

Elevated bar fare, curated cocktails and craft beer in a beautifully restored 19th Century warehouse. The family-owned spot has 7,770 different French fry combinations to try.

Butcher & Bee

Honest-to-goodness eats made with locally sourced ingredients. Serving Middle Eastern-leaning menus for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.

California Dreaming

California Dreaming serves a mix of hearty American classics that are prepared from scratch daily. See for yourself why it's been an institution since 1987.

Carmella's Cafe & Dessert Bar

Carmella's on Historic East Bay St. features handmade ice creams, Italian ice, premium coffees, wine, adult dessert cocktails, pastries, cannolis, cookies, & gourmet desserts.

Caviar & Bananas Downtown

Extraordinary product offering, sourced locally and globally to create the ultimate culinary experience. Upscale, sophisticated environment that stimulates the five senses.

Culinary Institute of Charleston (CIC)

Taste the future of Charleston's culinary scene in the Culinary Institute of Charleston's student-run restaurants, Relish and 181 Palmer. Reservations: OpenTable.com.

East Bay Meeting House

A cafe described as the marriage of Southern hospitality and European cafe culture. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, high tea, dinner. Cocktail bar, espresso bar, decadent desserts.

Edmund's Oast

Edmund’s Oast restaurant is a a rare combination of brewery, locally and seasonally driven menu, impressive cocktail and wine lists, outdoor courtyard and covered event space.

Eleve

Discover modern American cuisine with a coastal influence while enjoying spectacular views of Charleston at our vibrant rooftop bar and restaurant.

Handy & Hot

Helmed by award-winning chef, TV personality & cookbook author, Vivian Howard, Handy & Hot is a small batch bakeshop located at 68 Wentworth Street open daily from 7am – 4pm.

Hot Little Biscuit

Callie's grab & go eatery serves a variety of piping hot, award winning biscuits, pimento cheese sandwiches, and locally inspired breakfast, lunch, and late night treats.

Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer

Serving freshly roasted coffee & boasting over 20 rotating taps. Relax in their spacious courtyard with a sandwich, pastry or slice of quiche prepared daily by local bakeries.

La Patisserie

La Pâtisserie serves the Holy City’s finest breads and pastries. Choose to dine in or are on-the-go, our French Pastry Chef Remy Funfrock ensures authenticity & freshness.

Little Jack's Tavern

A friendly neighborhood joint with classic cocktails and smart updates to classic tavern fare. Think burgers, fresh fish, generous salads and nightly steak offerings.

MESU

MESU is a lively urban spot with a dual cuisine of both Mexican and Sushi. Tequila infusions complement Sake Sangrias with a full cocktail list.

Millers All Day

Millers All Day celebrates breakfast and brunch with timeless food and drinks in a centuries-old King Street building outfitted with a midcentury modern aesthetic.

Paolo's Gelato & Gourmet

Paolo's Gelato Gourmet was created in order to provide an authentic Italian experience - including pastas, sauces, olive oils and sweet treats for every palate.

Republic Garden & Lounge

Republic Garden & Lounge is a modern venue setting the gold standard in hospitality through great food and drinks, luxurious surroundings and exceptional personalized service.

Rutledge Cab Co.

Rutledge Cab Co-voted “Best American Restaurant” 2 years running and “Best Burger” by several media outlets. Guests love our all day/night menu including breakfast anytime.

Ted's Butcherblock

A neighborhood butcher shop & cafe offering premium quality meats, seafood & charcuterie, award-winning sandwiches, prepared foods, wines & craft beer. Tues-Sat, 11am - 7pm.

The Alley

The Alley offers an experience unique to Charleston. In addition to 8 bowling lanes and arcade games, the space features a 150 seat restaurant, 40ft bar and event space.

The Daily

The Daily is a cafe + market that serves coffee + juice, breakfast, pastries, sandwiches, breads, and SC made provisions that are great for gifting.

The Park Cafe

A restaurant that celebrates Charleston's beautiful Hampton Park with a seasonal menu offering dishes such as house-made pastas, gourmet hot dogs & a local catch of the day.

The Rise Coffee Bar

Located on Wentworth Street, The Rise is an effortless, sip and stroll coffee shop that offers guests the finest selection of local coffees, teas, and homemade pastries.

Uptown Social

Iconic and lively location that includes a rooftop bar with classic design and festive atmosphere. Overflowing menu of drink specials, happy hours, pizza and more.

Verde - Downtown

Fresh, bright, and satisfying healthy food. Create your own salad or wrap from over 45 toppings & handmade dressings or choose one of our signature creations.

Workshop

Located on Charleston’s Upper Peninsula, Workshop is a fancy food court, elevating the idea of a shared kitchen and dining space with six chef-driven restaurant concepts.

Today’s chefs reap the best local ingredients to create dishes that celebrate Charleston’s authentic flavors. Whether you prefer thick crust style pizza or grab-and-go BBQ sandwiches, the perfect meal awaits you. Have your taste of Charleston's crave-worthy casual fare.

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