Seafood in Charleston/Downtown

Fish so fresh you'll think it swam to the table.

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.

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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.

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Old Towne Grill & Seafood

We are Charleston landmark being the oldest family owned restaurant in Charleston. Specializing in flame grilled steaks, broiled-steamed-fried seafood, slow roasted chicken.

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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.

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The Darling Oyster Bar

Housed in a restored 115-year-old storefront, you can grab a stool at the 14-seat raw bar and settle into a table full of deliciousness. Or, perch beside the full-service bar.

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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.

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