Southern Food Restaurants in Charleston, SC

In Charleston, food is more than just sustenance, it's a way of life. Southern cooking is a work of art, meant to be relished and savored with every bite. So, make a reservation and see for yourself why Charleston restaurants are consistently ranked amongst the best in the country.

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.

Bourbon N' Bubbles

Bourbon n’ Bubbles is Charleston’s luxury restaurant and bar. Located at the corner of King and Spring Streets, enjoy our offerings of shared plates & select southern entrees.

Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House at Osprey Point

Genuine Southern BBQ, house smoked over local hardwoods. Enjoy hearty BBQ platters, house made sauces, famous mac & cheese, signature sides, salads. Large craft beer list.

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.

Husk Restaurant

A celebration of the South using only ingredients from Southern farmers & purveyors. Offering extensive bourbon selection, wine list, Southern beers & handcrafted cocktails.

Jasmine Porch

Enjoy fresh native ingredients rendered into traditional Lowcountry favorites such as shrimp & grits, she-crab soup, crab cakes and Jasmine's Sunday brunch.

Laura Alberts Tasteful Options

Cafe & purveyor of fine wine & craft beer. Experience our innovative Low Country menu paired with wine or craft beer while dining in the cafe or herb-studded courtyard.

Lewis Barbecue

Pitmaster John Lewis brings Texas barbecue to the Lowcountry with Lewis Barbecue (464 N. Nassau St). Dig in Tues. – Sun., from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Visit lewisbarbecue.com.

Magnolias

Magnolias ignited a culinary renaissance in 1990 and remains at the forefront of upscale Southern cuisine, featuring classics and modern interpretations of local cuisine.

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint

Rooted in the tradition of whole-hog BBQ, Martin’s is known for low and slow-cooked BBQ, and everything is made fresh every single day. Lucky to be located on James Island, SC

Mercantile and Mash

Located inside the Cigar Factory. Mercantile, a food emporium offers breakfast, lunch, coffee, gifts + more. Bar Mash, a cozy spot for a thoughtfully crafted beverage + more.

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.

Page's Okra Grill

Combining simple Southern cuisine with the casual elements of traditional coastal seafood. Fresh, seasonal, local ingredients in our made-from-scratch dishes wherever we can.

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.

Prohibition

Inspired by the jazz age, Prohibition combines amazing food, award winning drinks and a unique atmosphere...all without a secret knock.

Rodney Scott's BBQ

Rodney Scott's BBQ serves true South Carolina whole-hog barbecue alongside Southern favorites in a lively, upbeat atmosphere in the North Central neighborhood.

Saltwater Cowboys

Charleston's new darling on the creek. Local seafood and smoked BBQ. Join us for an unmatched view inside or outside on our expansive deck - with food fresh off of the boat.

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.

The Macintosh

Southern cuisine from Chef Jeremiah Bacon, utilizing the Lowcountry farms & waterways for a fine dining experience with a casual vibe. Local beers, seasonal cocktails, & wine.

Uptown Social

Iconic and lively location that includes a rooftop bar with classic design and festive atmosphere. NEW outdoor dining space, happy hours, appetizers and more.

In Charleston, food is more than just sustenance, it's a way of life. Southern cooking is a work of art, meant to be relished and savored with every bite. So, make a reservation and see for yourself why Charleston restaurants are consistently ranked amongst the best in the country.

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