Southern Food Restaurants in Charleston, SC in Charleston/Downtown

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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