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Restaurants in Charleston

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Early Bird Diner 1644 Savannah Hwy, Charleston
Early Bird Diner
American • $$

Early Bird Diner

1644 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407

This has been a go to spot for over six years and I have never been disappointed. The food and service has always been great, if not glorious! Yes, it's...

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  • Superb492 Reviews4.8
Rodney Scott's BBQ - Charleston 1011 King St, Charleston
Rodney Scott's BBQ - Charleston
Barbecue • $$

Rodney Scott's BBQ - Charleston

1011 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

The restaurant was twinkling from the street at night, with exterior string lights and mid century globe lights on the interior- I was immediately intrigued...

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  • Superb622 Reviews4.6
Lewis Barbecue 464 N Nassau St, Charleston
Lewis Barbecue
Barbecue • $$

Lewis Barbecue

464 N Nassau St, Charleston, SC 29403

Oh man Lewis hits the spot. You can order meat by the pound (or half or quarter pound) and add on sides. I tried the turkey and pulled pork. Amazing. I really...

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  • Superb424 Reviews4.8
167 Raw Oyster Bar 193 King St, Charleston
167 Raw Oyster Bar
Seafood • $$

167 Raw Oyster Bar

193 King St, Charleston, SC 29401

First time here. My husband and I are on vacation from Cali. We ordered, oysters, shrimp cocktail, fish tacos and a Lobster Roll! All were outstanding! Sooo...

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Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar 186 Concord St, Charleston
Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar
Seafood • $$

Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar

186 Concord St, Charleston, SC 29401

I had a 2:30 reservation on Friday, the 29th with my husband and sister. We were pleased with the seating, the waitress, and the food. We will definitely be...

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  • Superb650 Reviews4.5
Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar 205 E Bay St, Charleston
Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar
Seafood • $$

Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar

205 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

They say your experience with a restaurant can either be enhanced or destroyed by the wait staff. Our dinner at Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar could not have been...

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Husk 76 Queen St, Charleston
Husk
American • $$$

Husk

76 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401

One of my favorite restaurants ever. Be aware, if you're making a reservation don't expect to get in for a month. Having said that once you are able...

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  • Superb652 Reviews4.4
Prohibition 547 King St, Charleston
Prohibition
Cocktail Bar • $$$

Prohibition

547 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

We had a reservation at 5:30 we sat in the restaurant not knowing that for happy hour you have to sit at the bar to take advantage of the specials. That was a...

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  • Superb641 Reviews4.4
Oak Steakhouse 17 Broad St, Charleston
Oak Steakhouse
Steak House • $$$

Oak Steakhouse

17 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401

The Oak is a superb restaurant in every way. The steaks were cooked to perfection, the sides were fresh and delicious, the Caesar salad was the best I have had...

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  • Superb509 Reviews4.5
Indaco 526 King St, Charleston
Indaco
Italian • $$

Indaco

526 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Wife and I went here for our 10th anniversary dinner with our daughter. Outstanding service and attention - we were served glasses of Prosecco compliments of...

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  • Superb501 Reviews4.5
Anson Restaurant 12 Anson St, Charleston
Anson Restaurant
Seafood • $$$

Anson Restaurant

12 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401

Great dinning experience in Charleston, SC. Great service and food was perfect. The pinot noir recommended my the server was a hit with my guests and I bought...

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  • Superb433 Reviews4.6
Sorghum & Salt 186 Coming St, Charleston
Sorghum & Salt
Seafood • $$

Sorghum & Salt

186 Coming St, Charleston, SC 29403

This place is a little diamond! We absolutely loved it! Our waiter was awesome and gave us a lot of information about the wines (3 of us had the wine pairing...

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  • Superb367 Reviews4.7
5Church Charleston 32B N Market St, Charleston
5Church Charleston
American • $$

5Church Charleston

32B N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401

This was our 2nd visit to Charleston and our 2nd visit to 5Church. It was outstanding, despite the limitations we imposed due to an over scheduled afternoon....

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  • Superb619 Reviews4.3
Slightly North of Broad Restaurant 192 E Bay St, Charleston
Slightly North of Broad Restaurant
Fine Dining • $$$

Slightly North of Broad Restaurant

192 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

Sampled a few things at lunch and nothing disappointed. We sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful weather, but the inside was beautiful. We were given a...

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  • Superb356 Reviews4.7
The Darling Oyster Bar 513 King St, Charleston
The Darling Oyster Bar
Seafood • $$

The Darling Oyster Bar

513 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Service was excellent, dessert was not to be missed! Edited to add: we saw someone else dined here the same night as us and had poor service and lackluster...

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  • Superb527 Reviews4.4
Muse Restaurant & Wine Bar 82 Society St, Charleston
Muse Restaurant & Wine Bar
Mediterranean • $$

Muse Restaurant & Wine Bar

82 Society St, Charleston, SC 29401

Amazing dining experience. Like being in Paris. Ambiance was very romantic in the traditional French style. Cheese plate, braised short ribs and flourless...

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  • Superb524 Reviews4.4
82 Queen 82 Queen St, Charleston
82 Queen
Southern • $$

82 Queen

82 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401

The restaurant itself makes this place like the bread makes the sandwich. Come in and eat at your grandma's house. The cuisine may be a bit over rated,...

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  • Superb397 Reviews4.6
Rappahannock Oyster Bar 701 E Bay St No. 110, Charleston
Rappahannock Oyster Bar
Seafood • $$

Rappahannock Oyster Bar

701 E Bay St No. 110, Charleston, SC 29403

Every single thing about this place is 5 stars.Convenient parking ✅Energetic vibe ✅Ambiance (perfect lighting) ✅Service and Management ✅Cocktails...

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  • Superb507 Reviews4.4
Cru Cafe 18 Pinckney St, Charleston
Cru Cafe
American • $$

Cru Cafe

18 Pinckney St, Charleston, SC 29401

Not our first visit, nor will it be the last. The food is outstanding and can only be rivaled by the service. 5 stars is not enough. Make a reservation here...

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  • Superb334 Reviews4.7
Halls Chophouse 434 King St, Charleston
Halls Chophouse
Steak House • $$$$

Halls Chophouse

434 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Oh, heavens...this is our favorite place in Charleston for a fine dining dinner. It's been 3 or 4 years since we've been here. This time, to...

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  • Superb393 Reviews4.8
FIG 232 Meeting St, Charleston
FIG
American • $$$

FIG

232 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401

Oh FIG, how I love you so. First time I was here was in 2019 and it blew me away! 2021 just as amazing. Incredibly fresh, thoughtful pairings of food… we had...

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  • Superb333 Reviews4.7
Little Jack's Tavern 710 King St, Charleston
Little Jack's Tavern
American • $$

Little Jack's Tavern

710 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Hands down best Brussel Sprouts and Burger I've ever had in my life. Of all the restaurants I've been to in Charleston, this is 100% the best. You...

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  • Superb434 Reviews4.5
Virginia's On King 412 King St, Charleston
Virginia's On King
Southern • $$

Virginia's On King

412 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Excellent shrimps and grits. Fried green tomatoes came uncooked, batter wasn’t fully cooked so we sent it back. Other food was great and I’ll be back. Like...

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  • Superb551 Reviews4.3
Eli's Table 129 Meeting St, Charleston
Eli's Table
Southern • $$

Eli's Table

129 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401

We were in town for a bachelorette and this was our first dinner in Charleston. The scallops and grits were delicious and overall the food was good. Huge shout...

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  • Superb425 Reviews4.5
Circa 1886 Restaurant 149 Wentworth St, Charleston
Circa 1886 Restaurant
Fine Dining • $$$

Circa 1886 Restaurant

149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401

Amazing. The service, the food, the atmosphere, the parking(being downtown), everything. Amazing. Laura was our hostess and a great one at that. We got the...

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  • Superb272 Reviews4.8
Millers All Day 120 King St, Charleston
Millers All Day
Southern • $$

Millers All Day

120 King St, Charleston, SC 29401

Came here for brunch after wandering around the city. We were starving and very lucky as there was no wait. We had low-ish expectations, but the food was...

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  • Superb358 Reviews4.6
The Glass Onion 1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston
The Glass Onion
American • $$

The Glass Onion

1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407

Omg! I finally found a place where their Brussel sprouts are absolutely delicious. Soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. Melts in your mouth. I wish I...

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  • Superb306 Reviews4.7
High Cotton Charleston Restaurant 199 E Bay St, Charleston
High Cotton Charleston Restaurant
Cocktail Bar • $$$

High Cotton Charleston Restaurant

199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

Our first trip to High Cotton was a success. We went in at we're greeted by two very friendly and accommodating staff members. We sat in the bar area at a...

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Hank's Seafood Restaurant 10 Hayne St, Charleston
Hank's Seafood Restaurant
Seafood • $$$

Hank's Seafood Restaurant

10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401

Great food,went right after the show reservation matters for dinner here as the food was delicious! Seriously the fried scallops was amazing tasty buttery. A...

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  • Superb402 Reviews4.5
R. Kitchen 212 Rutledge Ave, Charleston
R. Kitchen
New American • $$

R. Kitchen

212 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403

Just go!! Had the best experience with Dan and Patrick at the downtown location...itll be the best dining experience you've had in a long time or ever, I...

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  • Superb257 Reviews4.8

American Restaurants

American in Charleston
The Tattooed Moose 1137 Morrison Dr, Charleston
The Tattooed Moose
American • $$

The Tattooed Moose

1137 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403

Had a terrific lunch here today: porkstrami Reuben on rye with duck fries! Best sandwich and fries that I ever had! Excellent waiter as well. Wish they had...

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  • Superb314 Reviews4.5
BASIC KITCHEN 82 Wentworth St, Charleston
BASIC KITCHEN
American • $$

BASIC KITCHEN

82 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401

While the menu may seem small and not that elaborate, I can assure you the food does not. Each dish is very uniquely prepared and served fresh to a high...

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  • Superb263 Reviews4.6
Rutledge Cab Company 1300 Rutledge Ave, Charleston
Rutledge Cab Company
American • $$

Rutledge Cab Company

1300 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403

Two words: okra fries. These are a must have at Rutledge Cab Co. One of the other people who I dined with eats a ton of BLTs. She said that Rutledge's BLT is...

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  • Superb383 Reviews4.3

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Charleston
Edmund's Oast Brewing Co. 1505 King St #115, Charleston
Edmund's Oast Brewing Co.
Pizza • $$

Edmund's Oast Brewing Co.

1505 King St #115, Charleston, SC 29405

This was a great place for dinner and brews! Delicious beer and a lovely outside patio area for eating/mingling. The veggie lovers pizza was delicious with all...

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D'Allesandro's Pizza 229 St Philip St, Charleston
D'Allesandro's Pizza
Pizza • $$

D'Allesandro's Pizza

229 St Philip St, Charleston, SC 29403

This place always delivers on tasty foods. My personal favorites are the Italian caljoe and the spinach salad that includes basil leaves and chunks of fresh...

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  • Superb264 Reviews4.5
Park Pizza Co 1028 E Montague Ave, Charleston
Park Pizza Co
Pizza • $$

Park Pizza Co

1028 E Montague Ave, Charleston, SC 29405

Amazing menu all around! My coworkers and I love splitting a large salad and medium pizza. It's also the best option for a salad in park circle. They have...

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  • Superb196 Reviews4.7

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Charleston
Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant 1119 Wappoo Rd Unit Q, Charleston
Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $$

Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant

1119 Wappoo Rd Unit Q, Charleston, SC 29407

Picture this: you are craving some good, fast, Mexican food. You walk through the doors of Los Reyes only to be welcomed, immediately seated at a table that...

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Mex 1 Coastal Cantina 817 St Andrews Blvd, Charleston
Mex 1 Coastal Cantina
Mexican • $$

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

817 St Andrews Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407

I had the Pineapple Margarita for the 1st time and it was so good! I had a virtual happy hour meeting and it was perfect. I definitely love a good sip. I...

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  • Superb243 Reviews4.3
Taco Boy 217 Huger St, Charleston
Taco Boy
Mexican • $$

Taco Boy

217 Huger St, Charleston, SC 29403

Stopped by Friday night for an early dinner with the family. Ordered three tacos and street corn for myself. We shared nachos as an appetizer. Service was...

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  • Good303 Reviews4.1

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Charleston
Pearlz Oyster Bar 153 E Bay St, Charleston
Pearlz Oyster Bar
Seafood • $$

Pearlz Oyster Bar

153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

I would give Pearlz 4.5 stars. There was a line up at the door before the 2pm opening so it would have been good if there was a "take a number"...

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Hyman's Seafood 215 Meeting St, Charleston
Hyman's Seafood
Seafood • $$

Hyman's Seafood

215 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401

I wanted to give you an update that my husband and I were at Hyman's again in December of 2020, and I have to say I tried your shrimp and grits and they...

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  • Superb399 Reviews4.3
The Establishment 28 Broad St, Charleston
The Establishment
Seafood

The Establishment

28 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401

This place was recommended to us after our reservations had been accidentally canceled at another restaurant and they refused to honor them. They recommended...

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O-Ku 463 King St, Charleston
O-Ku
Sushi Bar • $$

O-Ku

463 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

The BEST. Get the wagyu beef entree- what they don't tell you is that it comes out on a fire torched skillet and you cook the pieces yourself. It is delicious...

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Sushi-Wa 1503 King St Ext, Charleston
Sushi-Wa
Sushi Bar • $$

Sushi-Wa

1503 King St Ext, Charleston, SC 29405

Just finished an absolutely amazing meal! I enjoyed getting to try so many different types of fish, many of which were flown over from Japan. Everything was...

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  • Superb136 Reviews4.7
Aji Asian Bistro 1011 Harbor View Rd, Charleston
Aji Asian Bistro
Sushi Bar • $$

Aji Asian Bistro

1011 Harbor View Rd, Charleston, SC 29412

Finally! Flavor on James Island! So glad I found this place. Had pork dumplings, soft shell crab, and Tom Yam soup. Every morsel and spoonful was delish....

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  • Superb138 Reviews4.6

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Charleston
Bohemian Bull 1531 Folly Rd, Charleston
Bohemian Bull
Hamburger • $$

Bohemian Bull

1531 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412

Thank god for bohemian bull. I think I would hate living on James Island without bohemian bull. They always have great and reliable food. It's never too...

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Dellz 1617 Ashley River Rd, Charleston
Dellz
Burgers • $$

Dellz

1617 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29407

This place is so cozy and the food is AMAZING and so fresh. I’ve tried a lot of vegan nachos/pizza options around Charleston and this was by far the best....

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Big Gun Burger Shop & Bar 137 Calhoun St, Charleston
Big Gun Burger Shop & Bar
Hamburger • $$

Big Gun Burger Shop & Bar

137 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401

The food was excellent and the bartender was extremely friendly and helpful. My husband and I both really enjoyed this place. Highly recommend the brussel...

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Italian Restaurants

Italian in Charleston
Fratello's Italian Tavern 1050 E Montague Ave, Charleston
Fratello's Italian Tavern
Italian • $$

Fratello's Italian Tavern

1050 E Montague Ave, Charleston, SC 29405

Great Italian food in a very comfortable and inviting setting. Used OpenTable to find the restaurant and it looked closed when we walked up, but they were VERY...

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La Farfalle 15 Beaufain St, Charleston
La Farfalle
Italian • $$

La Farfalle

15 Beaufain St, Charleston, SC 29401

We had a great date night here and the service was wonderful. My husband had the chicken parm and it was delicious. I was not a huge fan of my linguine with...

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  • Superb238 Reviews4.5
Crust Wood Fired Pizza 1956 Maybank Hwy #B, Charleston
Crust Wood Fired Pizza
Italian • $$

Crust Wood Fired Pizza

1956 Maybank Hwy #B, Charleston, SC 29412

Omg! Best dinner we've had in nearly 3 weeks of traveling through FL, GA, VA, and NC! This place wasn't even on our radar, but overheard a woman next...

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  • Superb206 Reviews4.4

Barbeque Restaurants

Barbeque in Charleston
Swig & Swine 1217 Savannah Hwy, Charleston
Swig & Swine
Barbecue • $$

Swig & Swine

1217 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407

Let's start off by saying that the waitress was hysterically wonderful. The food was absolutely delicious and the prices are decent. The turkey was...

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Poogan's Smokehouse 188 E Bay St, Charleston
Poogan's Smokehouse
Barbecue • $$

Poogan's Smokehouse

188 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

The party I was with in Charleston was allergic to shellfish so most seafood, well all seafood joints seemed unattainable. So bbq it is! And Charleston is...

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Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint 1622 Highland Ave, Charleston
Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint
Barbeque • $$

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint

1622 Highland Ave, Charleston, SC 29412

My wife and I split the bbq nachos and a brisket tray with green beans and mac & cheese.Nachos were great. Queso was a little gummy but ultimately we...

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Home Team BBQ 126 Williman St, Charleston
Home Team BBQ
Barbeque • $$

Home Team BBQ

126 Williman St, Charleston, SC 29403

Downtown and West Ashley (Charleston) locations have great atmospheres. On my list of favorite bbq places. The smoked cheeseburger is always good at the West...

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  • Superb243 Reviews4.4

Southern Restaurants

Southern in Charleston
Poogan's Porch 72 Queen St, Charleston
Poogan's Porch
Southern • $$

Poogan's Porch

72 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401

Great experience !! Amazing biscuits to start out brunch. She crab soup and fried chicken Collard greens and mac & cheese for entree . Absolutely delicious...

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Leon's 698 King St, Charleston
Leon's
Southern • $$

Leon's

698 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

The food at this place was amazing. I had the grilled fish sandwich (amberjack) and the pea salad and hush puppies. Everything was fresh and amazing. Others in...

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Revival 162 E Bay St, Charleston
Revival
Southern • $$

Revival

162 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

Our best night out in Charleston. The food and service were excellent. I had the Grouper over succotash and it was perfect. He has shrimp and grits. Not your...

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  • Superb275 Reviews4.5