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

Early Bird Diner

1644 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407

Staying at a hotel close by and decided to give this small diner a try. Loved it!!! Food was delicious and prices weren't too bad either. We are there 3...

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  • Superb450 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 whole hog plate is the thing to get here - pulled pork from all different parts of the pig that has a rich, deep, and slightly sweet earthy smoked flavor...

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  • Superb565 Reviews4.6
Lewis Barbecue 464 N Nassau St, Charleston
Lewis Barbecue
Barbecue • $$

Lewis Barbecue

464 N Nassau St, Charleston, SC 29403

Quality food and quality people serving it. The BBQ itself is next to none, and the sides equally impress (try the green chili corn pudding!). The atmosphere...

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  • Superb364 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

One of the best restaurants in Charleston. I have been dining at 167 since they were on east bay and they never disappoint! The service is always amazing and...

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  • Superb379 Reviews4.7
Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar 186 Concord St, Charleston
Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar
Seafood • $$

Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar

186 Concord St, Charleston, SC 29401

A great option for a combination of an easy visit to the Charleston Market and a scenic lunch overlooking the water. We parked in their adjacent parking lot...

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  • Superb439 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

All southern staples knocked out at 1 restaurant. Green fried tomatoes, she crab soup, and shrimp & grits. Oh my gosh !! Did not disappoint. Michael , our...

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  • Superb492 Reviews4.4
Husk 76 Queen St, Charleston
Husk
American • $$$

Husk

76 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401

I ate at 5 top Charleston restaurants for dinner last week. This was by far best in food quality, creativity and service. This restaurant was on my bucket...

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  • Superb485 Reviews4.4
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

Fantastic food and great service. The complimentary cornbread they gave us was the best cornbread we've had in our lives. Truly. It was crispy on the...

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  • Superb315 Reviews4.7
Prohibition 547 King St, Charleston
Prohibition
Cocktail Bar • $$$

Prohibition

547 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Our entire experience was excellent. My husband and I arrived an hour early for our 7 pm reservation and sat at the bar while we waited for our table to become...

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  • Superb474 Reviews4.4
82 Queen 82 Queen St, Charleston
82 Queen
Southern • $$

82 Queen

82 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401

We went here for lunch and really enjoyed it. We dined there on a Thursday and wanted to have brunch but when we arrived they did not serve brunch on that day....

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  • Superb360 Reviews4.6
Cru Cafe 18 Pinckney St, Charleston
Cru Cafe
American • $$

Cru Cafe

18 Pinckney St, Charleston, SC 29401

Stopped for lunch on a Friday, we were there by 11:15 and it was nearly full. We were seated quickly and deliberated over the menu. A few very delicious salads...

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  • Superb302 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

My friend Chris and I visited here- we were crunched for time, they warned us about a small wait but they were quick, food was fresh and came out quickly....

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  • Superb393 Reviews4.5
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

Amazing ambiance and excellent food! Oysters were excellent and got the salmon while my husband got the duck. Both dishes prepared perfectly. The salmon could...

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  • Superb294 Reviews4.7
Sorghum & Salt 186 Coming St, Charleston
Sorghum & Salt
Seafood • $$

Sorghum & Salt

186 Coming St, Charleston, SC 29403

This was the best dinner I have ever had in my life. The food was absolutely delicious. The service was amazing. The menu offered dishes I have never tasted...

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  • Superb287 Reviews4.7
Halls Chophouse 434 King St, Charleston
Halls Chophouse
Steak House • $$$$

Halls Chophouse

434 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Hands down the best steak I've ever had done in a restaurant. Every single dish between the appetizers and steaks we ordered was delicious. Service is...

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  • Superb338 Reviews4.8
Swig & Swine 1217 Savannah Hwy, Charleston
Swig & Swine
Barbeque • $$

Swig & Swine

1217 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407

Friday evening at the Swig & Swine with Lisa. Arrived an quickly got a table, wide variety on the menus, but, we were here for BBQ. I ordered brisket,...

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FIG 232 Meeting St, Charleston
FIG
American • $$$

FIG

232 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401

Getting a reservation at FIG is nearly impossible. You really need to be online and ready to book as soon as they become available. That being said, we were...

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  • Superb280 Reviews4.7
Eli's Table 129 Meeting St, Charleston
Eli's Table
Southern • $$

Eli's Table

129 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401

Great place. Arrived at 9 am..seated quickly and given drinks as our guests arrived to join my daughter and myself. Wonderful menu options. Milan was very...

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  • Superb370 Reviews4.5
Magnolias 185 E Bay St, Charleston
Magnolias
Southern • $$$

Magnolias

185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

If I could 4.5 stars I would. Service was great and food was good. The cornbread croutons on the Caesar salad were nice and warm inside with a slight crunch...

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  • Superb319 Reviews4.6
Oak Steakhouse 17 Broad St, Charleston
Oak Steakhouse
Steak House • $$$

Oak Steakhouse

17 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401

What a great place! From the ambience, to the food and all of the wait staff, they made us feel so special. Our waitress was Anne and she was so wonderful! She...

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  • Superb318 Reviews4.6
Hank's Seafood Restaurant 10 Hayne St, Charleston
Hank's Seafood Restaurant
Seafood • $$$

Hank's Seafood Restaurant

10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401

Hank's never disappoints in my opinion. We did have a late rezzy and when you arrive for a late reservation you have to assume that many popular dishes...

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  • Superb364 Reviews4.5
Circa 1886 Restaurant 149 Wentworth St, Charleston
Circa 1886 Restaurant
Fine Dining • $$$

Circa 1886 Restaurant

149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401

This place deserves all 5 stars! The food is absolutely impeccable!!! First the food... it's broken up into 4 different influences Charleston has had in...

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  • Superb230 Reviews4.8
Anson Restaurant 12 Anson St, Charleston
Anson Restaurant
Seafood • $$$

Anson Restaurant

12 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401

The food was fabulous and the service was excellent. The portions of the main courses are large so sides were not necessary. We really enjoyed this meal—the...

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  • Superb311 Reviews4.6
Millers All Day 120 King St, Charleston
Millers All Day
Southern • $$

Millers All Day

120 King St, Charleston, SC 29401

Fantastic breakfast place to go for breakfast. I anticipated a long wait, but we only had to wait for maybe 10 minutes on Saturday. The service was excellent...

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  • Superb310 Reviews4.6
5Church Charleston 32B N Market St, Charleston
5Church Charleston
American • $$

5Church Charleston

32B N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401

This restaurant doesn't belong to USA. Amazing food, reasonable size portions, decent prices, work of art dessert. Wine list, a bit expensive... but oh...

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  • Superb400 Reviews4.4
R. Kitchen 212 Rutledge Ave, Charleston
R. Kitchen
New American • $$

R. Kitchen

212 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403

This spot was the most unique and fun way to eat. DEFINITELY worth going to!!! It was the highlight of our trip to Charleston/Sullivan's island. We had a...

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  • Superb224 Reviews4.8
The Glass Onion 1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston
The Glass Onion
American • $$

The Glass Onion

1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407

My wife and I stopped on our way up the coast Saturday and we’re promptly seated and had a server within a minute. We discussed the menu and he (I think his...

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  • Superb258 Reviews4.7
Doar Bros. 225 Meeting St, Charleston
Doar Bros.
Cocktail Bar • $$

Doar Bros.

225 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401

Doar Bros serves some amazing cocktails in their uber-cozy location! The cocktails are delicious, reasonably priced and strong; food options are minimal, but...

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  • Superb183 Reviews4.9
Muse Restaurant & Wine Bar 82 Society St, Charleston
Muse Restaurant & Wine Bar
Mediterranean • $$

Muse Restaurant & Wine Bar

82 Society St, Charleston, SC 29401

Amazing food and service. Donnie did an amazing job and made outstanding recommendations. Best meal I’ve ever had. We did family style so I tried...

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  • Superb335 Reviews4.5
Gnome Café 109 President St, Charleston
Gnome Café
Vegan • $$

Gnome Café

109 President St, Charleston, SC 29403

Great place for breakfast or lunch. Visiting from out of town, I was happy to find and all vegan place. We went during brunch hours on a Tuesday and it was...

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  • Superb211 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

My favorite lunch spot in Charleston! It was featured on Triple D, and for good reason. The prices are excellent, especially for Charleston. They have cheap...

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  • Superb272 Reviews4.6
Edmund's Oast 1081 Morrison Dr, Charleston
Edmund's Oast
American • $$

Edmund's Oast

1081 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403

My 3rd time back!!!!Great place! Dog friendly!! Very efficient....Extra friendly staff!! Limited menu ....Drinks at the bar!! Food is soooo fresh and tasty!!...

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  • Superb235 Reviews4.6
BASIC KITCHEN 82 Wentworth St, Charleston
BASIC KITCHEN
American • $$

BASIC KITCHEN

82 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401

If you are a clean eater and are craving fresh pressed juices and some dark leafy greens to cleanse your body and feel good, this is the place. The food was so...

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  • Superb219 Reviews4.6

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

WILL!! All I can say, is that you have an amazing server on your hands. Will was super hospitable, knowledgeable, and gave us such an amazing experience for a...

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  • Superb221 Reviews4.6
Park Pizza Co 1028 E Montague Ave, Charleston
Park Pizza Co
Pizza • $$

Park Pizza Co

1028 E Montague Ave, Charleston, SC 29405

I'm not a pizza fanatic unless we're talking about Park Pizza, it is just so good. The nacho pizza is life changing and their salads are great also....

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  • Superb174 Reviews4.7
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

Excellent menu. Freshest ingredients. Great staff. Interesting decor. The photos are of the three pizzas that we ordered+1 beer. $39.00 total bill. That's...

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  • Superb223 Reviews4.4

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

My absolute favorite Cantina in Charleston. Owner lives in my neighborhood and upon last minute request catered Mother’s Day last year for me and knocked it...

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  • Superb293 Reviews4.5
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

Omg the food is sooo good! The drinks too. I sat at the bar alone and was very comfortable. The bartenders were awesome. I am never disappointed when I eat...

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  • Superb217 Reviews4.3
Taco Boy 217 Huger St, Charleston
Taco Boy
Mexican • $$

Taco Boy

217 Huger St, Charleston, SC 29403

Have to say not quite sure what the hype is about here, the tacos were decent, really not just special. I was really hoping for more from my fried fish...

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  • Good263 Reviews4.1

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Charleston
The Darling Oyster Bar 513 King St, Charleston
The Darling Oyster Bar
Seafood • $$

The Darling Oyster Bar

513 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Oyster happy hour is the way to go! The perfect date spot. Make sure to get there right at 4:00 to get a spot at the oyster bar. It fills up quick.We enjoyed...

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

Pearlz Oyster Bar

153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

Best Key Lime Pie in Charleston, and I’ve been coming to town for years. Pearlz is always one of my favorite stops, the staff is super friendly, the seafood...

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  • Superb278 Reviews4.5
Hyman's Seafood 215 Meeting St, Charleston
Hyman's Seafood
Seafood • $$

Hyman's Seafood

215 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401

Had a great time, food was terrific and authentic sea food! Wait time was half of what they told us, which was a plus. Our server was Liz. She was extremely...

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  • Superb334 Reviews4.3
O-Ku 463 King St, Charleston
O-Ku
Sushi Bar • $$

O-Ku

463 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Went to this restaurant on my honeymoon. Ordered some drinks at the bar, went to a table, ordered two rolls of sushi, the shrimp tempura, and the teriyaki...

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

Sushi Wa Izakaya

1503 King St Ext, Charleston, SC 29405

Absolutely amazing. The quality of the sushi was like no other in Charleston, SC. Left with our bellies full and absolutely amazed. Great service. Will be back...

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  • Superb123 Reviews4.7
Kings Sushi 1119 Wappoo Rd # H, Charleston
Kings Sushi
Sushi • $$

Kings Sushi

1119 Wappoo Rd # H, Charleston, SC 29407

This place was amazing! It was my first time eating here and I was not disappointed. For 23.99 it was all you can eat sushi and whole bunch of other things....

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  • Superb116 Reviews4.6

Burger Restaurants

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

Bohemian Bull

1531 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412

The first thing i noticed walking in to this restaurant is the rainbow safe place sticker on the door. They also have three unisex bathrooms, single toilet of...

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  • Superb243 Reviews4.4
Dellz 1617 Ashley River Rd, Charleston
Dellz
Burgers • $$

Dellz

1617 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29407

I love Dellz!! Best cuisine, culture and community in the LowCountry!! You’ve got to try the new local mushroom items on the menu!! Ask for Oyster, Lion’s...

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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

Famished and stumbled onto this hidden gem of a dive bar across from Marion Square. Didn't expect much til I sunk my teeth into a dang delicious...

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  • Superb181 Reviews4.4

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Charleston
Indaco 526 King St, Charleston
Indaco
Italian • $$

Indaco

526 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

This was some of the best food I've had in Charleston! Definitely the best Italian food. I got the chefs special and it was so fun to have them bring me...

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  • Superb302 Reviews4.5
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

Quite a bit distant from downtown Charleston. Food portions more than ample, and very well prepared. Excellent value for the money. Establishment seemed short...

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  • Superb359 Reviews4.3
La Farfalle 15 Beaufain St, Charleston
La Farfalle
Italian • $$

La Farfalle

15 Beaufain St, Charleston, SC 29401

From the warm and inviting decor to the very professional and courteous staff, very nice portions, unique wines, and just overall enjoyable ambiance, this is a...

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  • Superb186 Reviews4.5

Barbeque Restaurants

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

Home Team BBQ

126 Williman St, Charleston, SC 29403

Okay their wings are the best, the sauces are great, all the sides are amazing, the frozen drinks are to die for. Imy only complaint is when it's busy,...

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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

Friendly staff, fast service, and food is amazing. I got the four porksman. One of the best meaty meals!! Went back for 2nd time. Shared a 3 meat combo with...

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  • Good286 Reviews4.2
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

I have been to this restaurant several times while working in a nearby neighborhood. It never disappoints. I have had the bbq, chicken, turkey and brisket,...

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  • Superb155 Reviews4.6

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

We came for brunch on a Saturday during the July 4th weekend. Here is our feedback:✨Cozy, casual, and laid back atmosphere in a historic home. Really feel...

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  • Superb376 Reviews4.3
Virginia's On King 412 King St, Charleston
Virginia's On King
Southern • $$

Virginia's On King

412 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

We went for Fathers Day with my husband and some of our children and grandchildren. The food and servicee were was outstanding. The she crab soup was some of...

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  • Superb355 Reviews4.3
Leon's 698 King St, Charleston
Leon's
Southern • $$

Leon's

698 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Great spicy fried chicken. Very nice grilled oysters (but I still prefer raw oysters overall). Cucumber salad side was lovely and fresh - great with the fried...

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  • Superb314 Reviews4.3