Seafood Restaurants in Charleston, SC

No trip to Charleston is complete without some fresh from the dock seafood. From Lowcountry shrimp and grits, to fresh oysters and she-crab soup, Charleston is the place to go for delicious seafood and southern hospitality.

The Crab Shacks

Voted Top 10 Seafood Spots in S.C. by Southern Living. Come roll up your sleeves for one SHELL of a good time!

A.W. Shuck's Seafood Shack

Fresh & fast! Enjoy Lowcountry favorites as well as a taste of the islands at our fast casual seafood restaurant! Indoor & patio seating is offered.

Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar

Specializing in fresh, local, sustainable seafood dishes. We offer quintessential Lowcountry cuisine and the best variety of fresh shellfish and seafood in Charleston.

Anson Restaurant

Long known for taking the best ingredients historic Charleston's seasons have to offer & crafting them into innovative turns on traditional Southern Cuisine.

Bonefish Grill

Specializing in market-fresh fish and savory wood-grilled specialties. Guests receive chef’s coat service and are guided through an innovative, seasonal menu.

Gilligan's Seafood Restaurants

Where locals go for fresh seafood in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Fantastic lowcountry signature dishes, world famous hushpuppies & fried shrimp. Open daily. Kids menu.

Grace & Grit Restaurant

Grace & Grit focuses on fresh, local seafood while keeping the menu familiar and approachable. An abundance of local fish & shrimp, bacon smoked in house and seasonal produce.

Leon's Oyster Shop

A fried chicken & oyster joint on Upper King. A well loved neighborhood restaurant, with lighter updates on classic Southern fare, cheap beer and expensive champagne.

Nigel's Good Food II

Nigel & Louise Drayton, present their #1 Geechie One Award winning, family friendly restaurant serving up soul food, seafood, and Lowcountry favorites!

Peninsula Grill

Your enchanted evening awaits. The Four Diamond ranked Peninsula Grill serves the finest ingredients in a resplendent garden setting. Charleston's premier culinary experience.

Rappahannock Oyster Co.

Nestled in an 1890s cigar factory along the Cooper River, this 4-star, oyster farmer-owned restaurant features light, bright seafood creations. And the oysters are to die for.

Red Drum Restaurant

Awarded Mt. Pleasant's best restaurant 6 years running! South by Southwest cuisine from our wood-fired grill. Local Seafood, original margaritas, specialty beers, & Fine wine.

Red's Ice House

If you’re looking for a friendly spot to enjoy cold beer & fresh local seafood in a laid back setting, you’re going to love Red’s Ice House on historic Shem Creek.

Rita's Seaside Grille

The most fun spot on Folly Beach, just steps away from the beach and pier! Dine indoors or outdoors on our patio - enjoy the big games on our outdoor TVs!

Saltwater Cowboys

A one of a kind place for fun, food and drinks located on historic Shem Creek featuring some of Charlestons most scenic views, local seafood and authentic southern BBQ.

Salty Dog Seabrook Island/Charleston

The beauty of Seabrook Island paired with our waterfront dining, sunset views, live music, and private picnic boat charters make for an island experience like no other.

Shem Creek Crab House

Serving fresh Lowcountry seafood every day in our casual, family friendly restaurant! Enjoy waterfront dining overlooking Shem Creek. Indoor and patio seating available.

Tavern & Table

Tavern & Table on famed Shem Creek is home to classic cocktails & delicious Lowcountry inspired dishes in an atmosphere as casual & comfortable as your own living room.

Tempest

“Best New Restaurant” in the country by USA Today 10Best. Upscale dining featuring hyper-local seafood, with a seasonal menu curated by Chefs Jamie Lynch and Adam Hodgson.

The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course

Kiawah’s signature seafood restaurant. Chef Ondo uses seasonal ingredients with an emphasis on the freshest seafood. Dining room provides sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Establishment

Everything at The Establishment begins with well-sourced ingredients from sea and field. Working with local farmers and fishermen allows our menu to be seasonal, fresh & pure.

The Ordinary

A James Beard nominated convivial seafood hall and oyster bar, helmed by award-winning Chef Mike Lata. Lata supports local and regional fisherman, farmers and producers.

The Royal Tern

Nestled in the heart of Johns Island, Chef David Pell showcases a seasonal menu of seafood and steaks centered around a wood fire grill and raw bar.

Request a Visitors Guide

Where should we send your visitor guide?

*We will not sell or give away your personal information. Your privacy matters to us.

Would you like to receive e-mail updates about deals and events in Charleston?
May we send you offers from our partners?
Interests