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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.

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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!

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 - 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!

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.

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.

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.

Iron Rose

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.

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.

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 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!

Poogan's Porch

Charleston's oldest independent dining establishment, serving seasonal, elevated Lowcountry cuisine in a restored (and purportedly haunted) Victorian home on Queen Street.

Poogan's Smokehouse

Charming without pretension, tried and true, a seat at Poogan's Smokehouse is a bite into the American South. Casual regional fare with bold flavors and a barbecue backbone.

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.

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!

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