Skip to main content

Southern 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.

Skip to search results

Home Team BBQ - Downtown Charleston

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!

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!

Home Team BBQ - Sullivan's Island

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!

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 beer & bourbon list.

Eli's Table

Southern cuisine in the heart of Charleston's French Quarter specializing in bold, worldly flavors using fresh & local ingredients.

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.

Hannibal's Kitchen

One of Charleston’s popular legacy businesses, Hannibal’s Kitchen has been serving up authentic gullah geechee cuisine since the 80’s from shrimp & crab rice to okra soup!

Iron Rose & The Black Door Café

Tucked inside the walled courtyard at The Mills House, Iron Rose brings elevated Southern Coastal Fare to the historic French Quarter, with indoor and outdoor dining.

Jasmine Porch at The Sanctuary

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

Award-winning, Texas-style barbecue from legendary Pitmaster John Lewis. Open daily for lunch + dinner. Offering catering + shipping. 464 N. Nassau St | lewisbarbecue.com.

Mercantile and Mash

Located at the Cigar Factory, Mercantile is a food + retail emporium offering breakfast, lunch, coffee and more. Bar Mash is a cozy spot for a well crafted beverage + bite.

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.

My Three Sons of Charleston

My 3 Sons of Charleston offers a modern twist on original Charleston dishes ranging from deviled crab to chicken & waffles priding themselves on something for everyone to eat!

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.

Poogan's Southern Kitchen

From our house-made baked goods to our famous fried chicken, fluffy biscuits, and fresh seafood, we offer a comfortable and approachable dining experience in Nexton.

Queology

We cook our BBQ with a balanced, signature flavor of savory, sweet & smoky that folks can't resist. Queology has over 25 years of experience serving moist and tender barbecue.

Rodney Scott's BBQ

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

Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar

Featuring Lowcountry specialties reminiscent of the old south. Award-winning shrimp & grits and Certified SC farm fresh ingredients artfully prepared by Chef James.

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.

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.

Well Hung Vineyard

Named for a wine industry term for grapes hanging low, five of our wines have won medals. Try out our amazing lunch and dinner, wines and cocktails in the historic market!

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








Request a Digital Visitors Guide

contact_sendemail
udf_544













udf_659