Restaurants in Charleston

Best Restaurants

Lewis Barbecue Charleston 464 N Nassau St, Charleston Barbecue • $$

“FABULOUS smoked brisket/turkey ...sides are southern at its best...Local favorite....can't wait to go back!!!!!”

4.8 Superb412 Reviews
Magnolias 185 E Bay St, Charleston Southern • $$$

“Lunch...terrific. started with fried green tomato blt sandwich that was off the chart. Sinfully delicious... now that I have your attention please note this sandwich was paired with deviled eggs. An over-the-top combination that takes you to an over-the-top state of pure bliss. Rest assured that you will be in a dream state after this meal.”

4.7 Superb385 Reviews
Delaney Oyster House 115 Calhoun St, Charleston Seafood • $$$

“I dined at Delaney oyster tonight, and had an incredible experience. Our server was Charlie (easy to remember, we have the same name) and he gave us an experience we could never forget. 10/10 I will be back and I will be asking for Charlie!”

4.8 Superb129 Reviews
Halls Chophouse 434 King St, Charleston Steak House • $$$$

“A couple weeks ago, I took someone special to Halls for his birthday! The love, care and respect we received were matched only by exquisite cuisine and stellar service. In fact, so people waited on us, sadly we could not keep up with names! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for such a lovely experience. We will be back! And I so enjoy playing Gospel Brunch! :)Vegetarian options: The vegetarian options are exquisite! Halls is very attentive to dietary restrictions, and made a few items the way we needed. Thanks for that!Dietary restrictions: I enjoyed the scallops so much! I can eat most seafood and vegetarian options, but sadly don’t digest red meat well. I leave that for my guests!”

4.8 Superb409 Reviews
Hank's Seafood Restaurant 10 Hayne St, Charleston Seafood • $$$

“We made reservations for a later hour and got there early. The hostess was kind enough to get us seated right away. The atmosphere"Elegant Old World" with lots of wood, cloth napkins and table clothes. The service was impeccable. And the food excellent. I would recommend getting reservations.”

4.6 Superb311 Reviews
The Darling Oyster Bar 513 King St, Charleston Seafood • $$

“This place is a must if you want oysters!! Highly recommend reservations. We had to wait for a while at lunch yesterday for a couple of spots to open up at one of the 3 areas around the bar. Great food ??”

4.5 Superb516 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

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

“Great restaurant! We had lunch here after walking around the park and rainbow row, conveniently located. The grilled salmon was absolutely delicious and the gazpacho was refreshing and tasty. The tacos were just okay, they were the best but they good for lunch. Mahi was the best, tuna is a seared tuna btw and the shrimp was just okay and fried. Landon, our server was on top of our waters and very nice. Great vibes and would come back!- Insta @ SpicyAivy”

4.5 Superb194 Reviews
Anson Restaurant 12 Anson St, Charleston American • $$$

“We had an amazing experience at Anson's. We were with friends, having a little reunion. KJ was our waitress and she was EXCELLENT! The food was great..the atmosphere was superb and we all had a great time!”

4.7 Superb546 Reviews
167 Raw Oyster Bar 193 King St, Charleston Seafood • $$$

“Great vibe! Lots of fun people having a great time! The food is excellent--some of the best scallops I have ever had, very juicy and tender. Whatever you do, do not skip the key lime pie!! Oh my gosh. They lightly brown the top (like a creme brûlée) and I cannot tell you how it just pushed the already divine pie over the top and into paradise. So delicious. Who would have thought?”

4.6 Superb268 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

“FABULOUS smoked brisket/turkey ...sides are southern at its best...Local favorite....can't wait to go back!!!!!”

4.8 Superb412 Reviews
Delaney Oyster House 115 Calhoun St, Charleston Seafood • $$$

“I dined at Delaney oyster tonight, and had an incredible experience. Our server was Charlie (easy to remember, we have the same name) and he gave us an experience we could never forget. 10/10 I will be back and I will be asking for Charlie!”

4.8 Superb129 Reviews
Doar Bros. 225 Meeting St, Charleston Cocktail Bar • $$

“Yes, it is as amazing as the others mentioned. You can stop looking for another cocktail bar now, this is on your must-see/try short list. With some of the best well-crafted balanced cocktails you'll find anywhere, coupled with an amazing staff, you'll want to visit again, trust me.”

4.9 Superb82 Reviews
Chasing Sage 267 Rutledge Ave, Charleston American • $$$

“This review is LONG overdue. My sister & I visited Charleston July 2023. The night we flew in from Seattle we had Chasing Sage for dinner - what a delight! From the atmosphere to the food to the incredible staff and chef, it was an amazing experience. My sister and I still randomly bring up our experience at Chasing Sage, and how delicious the food was. Honestly, we'll probably be back to SC and this place is a decent part of the reason why. Cannot express enough how much we enjoyed this place! *edit to add that at the time there was some sort of a seasonal drink on the menu that included peas and my sister thought it was to die for!”

4.7 Superb102 Reviews
Magnolias 185 E Bay St, Charleston Southern • $$$

“Lunch...terrific. started with fried green tomato blt sandwich that was off the chart. Sinfully delicious... now that I have your attention please note this sandwich was paired with deviled eggs. An over-the-top combination that takes you to an over-the-top state of pure bliss. Rest assured that you will be in a dream state after this meal.”

4.7 Superb385 Reviews
Pearlz Oyster Bar 153 E Bay St, Charleston Seafood • $$

“Great restaurant! We had lunch here after walking around the park and rainbow row, conveniently located. The grilled salmon was absolutely delicious and the gazpacho was refreshing and tasty. The tacos were just okay, they were the best but they good for lunch. Mahi was the best, tuna is a seared tuna btw and the shrimp was just okay and fried. Landon, our server was on top of our waters and very nice. Great vibes and would come back!- Insta @ SpicyAivy”

4.5 Superb194 Reviews
Sushi-Wa 1503 King St Ext, Charleston Sushi • $$$$

“Best omakase in Charleston and probably South Carolina. On par with places I’ve been in Seattle and NYC. You won’t be disappointed. One of the better sake selections I’ve ever seen and Chris knows his stuff. If you like high quality omakase you need to snag a reservation here.”

4.9 Superb40 Reviews
Edmund's Oast 1081 Morrison Dr, Charleston Brewpubs • $$

“this place is good. my dad worked here and it was pretty nice. he made me food and would always get me a cuban sandwich. dang those things r so gooooood. its a petty big space and u can sit outside or inside. there is a place i can get ur kids to play too. they sometimes have a band playing and there always good but loud.”

4.5 Superb99 Reviews

“We made reservations for a later hour and got there early. The hostess was kind enough to get us seated right away. The atmosphere"Elegant Old World" with lots of wood, cloth napkins and table clothes. The service was impeccable. And the food excellent. I would recommend getting reservations.”

4.6 Superb311 Reviews
167 Raw Oyster Bar 193 King St, Charleston Seafood • $$$

“Great vibe! Lots of fun people having a great time! The food is excellent--some of the best scallops I have ever had, very juicy and tender. Whatever you do, do not skip the key lime pie!! Oh my gosh. They lightly brown the top (like a creme brûlée) and I cannot tell you how it just pushed the already divine pie over the top and into paradise. So delicious. Who would have thought?”

4.6 Superb268 Reviews
The Ordinary 544 King St, Charleston Seafood • $$$

“This placed lived up to the hype! Food was fantastic! Our server was very accommodating & provided a dairy free option for my wife that was not on the menu. Great vibe to the restaurant which was buzzing with all the diners eating there. Can’t recommend this place enough!!! Go there you won’t be disappointed!”

4.4 Superb118 Reviews

FIG

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

“Had a spectacular lunch at another restaurant and went over the top with dinner at FIG. Arugula salad + ricotta gnocchi with lamb bolognese + desert of strawberry profiteroles with greek yogurt. Off-the-chart meal capped off an unbelievable food day in Charlestown. If I eat another meal this good in this city I may never leave Charlestown. Wow!”

4.6 Superb257 Reviews
AZUR 159 Market St, Charleston Tapas/Small Plates • $$

“We devoured the most epic dinner at Azur Charleston last night to celebrate our anniversary! If you haven't been, get ready for a taste bud explosion! We started with fancy cocktails that made us feel like high rollers, then feasted on an Azur burger with beef braised in burgundy on a croissant bun - it was like a party in our mouths! And don't even get me started on the lamb wrap with Boston lettuce and crème fraiche, it was like a flavor bomb went off! The service was top-notch, especially when we sat at the bar and got entertained by the bartender's fancy mixology tricks. What a night to remember in downtown Charleston!”

4.8 Superb110 Reviews

“The Best food in Charleston‼️ Great ambiance & wonderful customer service. I highly suggest the Suya, Shito crab rice, Plantains, and Pineapple Ginger juice.”

4.8 Superb109 Reviews
Halls Chophouse 434 King St, Charleston Steak House • $$$$

“A couple weeks ago, I took someone special to Halls for his birthday! The love, care and respect we received were matched only by exquisite cuisine and stellar service. In fact, so people waited on us, sadly we could not keep up with names! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for such a lovely experience. We will be back! And I so enjoy playing Gospel Brunch! :)Vegetarian options: The vegetarian options are exquisite! Halls is very attentive to dietary restrictions, and made a few items the way we needed. Thanks for that!Dietary restrictions: I enjoyed the scallops so much! I can eat most seafood and vegetarian options, but sadly don’t digest red meat well. I leave that for my guests!”

4.8 Superb409 Reviews
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FIG

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

“Had a spectacular lunch at another restaurant and went over the top with dinner at FIG. Arugula salad + ricotta gnocchi with lamb bolognese + desert of strawberry profiteroles with greek yogurt. Off-the-chart meal capped off an unbelievable food day in Charlestown. If I eat another meal this good in this city I may never leave Charlestown. Wow!”

4.6 Superb257 Reviews
Doar Bros. 225 Meeting St, Charleston Cocktail Bar • $$

“Yes, it is as amazing as the others mentioned. You can stop looking for another cocktail bar now, this is on your must-see/try short list. With some of the best well-crafted balanced cocktails you'll find anywhere, coupled with an amazing staff, you'll want to visit again, trust me.”

4.9 Superb82 Reviews
Hyman's Seafood 215 Meeting St, Charleston Seafood • $$

“There are now words to adequately describe the food experience here at Hyman's! For all you mollusk lovers out there, try the mussels scampi and thank me later! Miss Ansley was an amazing waitress with lots of southern charm!”

4.8 Superb1395 Reviews

Online Reservation Available

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

“This place is a must if you want oysters!! Highly recommend reservations. We had to wait for a while at lunch yesterday for a couple of spots to open up at one of the 3 areas around the bar. Great food ??”

4.5 Superb516 Reviews
Anson Restaurant 12 Anson St, Charleston American • $$$

“We had an amazing experience at Anson's. We were with friends, having a little reunion. KJ was our waitress and she was EXCELLENT! The food was great..the atmosphere was superb and we all had a great time!”

4.7 Superb546 Reviews
Port of Call - Food & Brew 99 S Market St Suite 5, Charleston Food Court • $

“Wonderful ambiance, great food and a wonderful server, Austin. he indicated he was new but he was terrific! Answered all our questions, his recommendations were spot on (if you love crispy perfect fries you'll love this place) and he even sent us with to-go drinks. We had the burger and the fish sandwich, delicious!”

4.6 Superb155 Reviews
Charleston Grill 224 King St, Charleston Fine Dining • $$$$

“Many of the local restaurants are overrated, but not Charleston Grill. Great ambiance, service, and the food is fantastic. The knowledgeable staff will help with a wine or cocktail selection to add to your experience. I recommend a jacket for men as this is an upscale venue. Go here, it's worth it.”

4.7 Superb104 Reviews
The Glass Onion 1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston American • $

“This was an incredible find on our East Coast trip. The best gumbo we've ever had. I'm glad this was my first shrimp and grits It was a perfect balance of creamy and toothy with delicious pink shrimp. The service and attention to detail was spot on.”

4.6 Superb147 Reviews
SHIKI 334 E Bay St Suite E, Charleston Sushi • $$

“Shiki looks unassuming on the outside, but the food is amazing and the interior is adorable! Since it is such a small space, you need a reservation to guarantee a spot. I was able to make same day reservations though! We got lucky, someone canceled! Even though this is a sushi spot, they had vegetarian options, and they had non-sushi options like the pork katsu. Their veggie sushi roll was SO good. I love when places get creative with veggie rolls and put a variety of veggies in. I also tried the roll that had lemon and jalapeño. I'm not the biggest fan of crab, but this roll was amazing. The lemon adds the perfect amount of zest! Plus, it's fun to try rolls I've never seen before. Even though we were absolutely stuffed, I needed to order the fried ice cream. It was SO GOOD. The fry batter is super light and crispy, and the red bean ice cream was amazing. If you're in Charleston, you should definitely try to get a reservation here!”

4.7 Superb100 Reviews
167 Sushi Bar 289 E Bay St, Charleston Sushi • $$$

“This place is the real deal--so much so that I had it three different times on my trip to Charleston. The fish is some of the freshest I've ever tasted and the hot items on the menu are home runs at every level 100% recommend this place, it may be my new favorite sushi spot in America.”

4.6 Superb136 Reviews
Big John's Tavern 251 E Bay St, Charleston Bar • $$

“Cool place with incredibly attentive and fun bar team. Regan from Alabama was new and a lot of fun. Walter greeted us immediately. Incredibly welcoming. We watched them working and they were so engaged with all the patrons I can see this having a great bunch of regulars! Thanks very much Regan and Walter.”

4.6 Superb128 Reviews
Vern's 41 Bogard St A, Charleston American • $$$

“A beautiful little restaurant that has it all. The service was fantastic and the ambiance perfect.The sourdough was fenominal. Flounder was amazing but many bites were over salted. Same issue with the rabit pasta being good but much too salty.The dessert - flourless cake was perfect! So glad we ordered it!Really only issue was the saltiness. I would definitely return though, its a lovely spot”

4.6 Superb127 Reviews
Leon's 698 King St, Charleston Southern • $$

“Very good! We went for Friday lunch and got seated immediately. We had the Leon’s fish fry and the fried oyster roll. Both were great! We would definitely go back!”

4.5 Superb203 Reviews
Lenoir 68 Wentworth St, Charleston Southern • $$$

“Absolutely delicious food. We started with the s'mores and carrot cake and were not disappointed. So rich and delicious. We moved on to the fried sweet potato skins, topped with an arugula salad blend. So well balanced and fresh. The main course was the tomato pie. Honestly the best meal I've ever had in Charleston! Highly recommend!”

4.2 Good165 Reviews
Bar167 5 Fulton St, Charleston Cocktail Bar • $$

“Came here on a rainy day, but Marvin and Carly behind the bar brought the sun! Very attentive service, delicious drinks and immaculate food. Would highly recommend this gem in Charleston !”

4.6 Superb116 Reviews
Kultura Charleston 73 Spring St Unit A, Charleston Filipino • $$

“Been following Chef Nikko since his Mansueta's pop up days and very proud of him and all he has accomplished thus far! Kultura definitely did not disappoint! The Sisig Carbonara and Bistek were very good and the Ube latte was the icing on the cake! We will definitely be back for another dinner visit but also looking forward to trying their brunch. Kultura is small but very intimate with the kitchen staff and Chef Nikko himself up close and personal working their magic. Highly recommend!”

4.6 Superb102 Reviews
Malagón 33 Spring St, Charleston Spanish • $$$

“I would argue that Malgón has the best bread service in Charleston. We stopped in for appetizers and wine. Our server was great and the patio was suuuuper cute. Blankets were provided on the patio as well, which was the perfect touch on this chilly evening. I’ve dinned here a few times and this is easily one of my favorite spots in Charleston.”

4.6 Superb99 Reviews
Last Saint 472 Meeting St B, Charleston Bar • $$$

“Highly recommended by cocktail loving co-workers, I visited the Last Saint twice - once in the main bar and once in the Annex. I loved this place. Located just a little off the people heavy King Street Last Saint had a front room which is very grandma-chic, like a bar met an antique store and had a kid, and a back room, the Annex, which is mellow, intimate, and delightful. The difference is that the front bar has a fixed menu of delightful cocktails and the Annex doesn't believe in menus. They need no menus because they are awesome. Both visits I had a great time. The Last Saint offers amazing, inventive cocktails while acknowledging the classics with all the hospitality I enjoy in Charleston. I was shocked to find that I was remembered from my first trip. I don't consider myself noteworthy, so I was taken off guard with the recognition. It was such an amazing experience!”

4.7 Superb72 Reviews
Chasing Sage 267 Rutledge Ave, Charleston American • $$$

“This review is LONG overdue. My sister & I visited Charleston July 2023. The night we flew in from Seattle we had Chasing Sage for dinner - what a delight! From the atmosphere to the food to the incredible staff and chef, it was an amazing experience. My sister and I still randomly bring up our experience at Chasing Sage, and how delicious the food was. Honestly, we'll probably be back to SC and this place is a decent part of the reason why. Cannot express enough how much we enjoyed this place! *edit to add that at the time there was some sort of a seasonal drink on the menu that included peas and my sister thought it was to die for!”

4.7 Superb102 Reviews
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Indaco

Indaco 526 King St, Charleston Italian • $$

“Excellent service, excellent food! This restaurant was one of the few that is able to handle a large reservation (for us 13 people). We were split into two tables and had to order family style (meaning they serve a variety of dishes, you are able to tell your waiter if you have any specific requests though). The food was so amazing, for the first course they gave my table of 6 two pizzas, meatballs and a caesar salad. The second course they served a roasted chicken with gnocchi and asparagus. It came with 2 pastas (a red sauce and a carbonara) as well as brussel sprouts. The dessert was a tiramisu. The caesar salad was SO good, it was well dressed and had the right amount of parm! A person in our group has a celiac allergy and the staff here were so so accommodating. It was impressive how knowledgable they were in ensuring there was no cross contamination (asking questions such as if it was ok to fire the gluten free pizza in the same oven as the others). They were able to create gluten free versions of the pizza, pasta, and dessert. In addition in each course they clearly communicated which dishes were specially made as well as which of the normal dishes were safe as well. Overall super impressed!”

4.6 Superb478 Reviews
The Establishment 28 Broad St, Charleston Seafood • $$$

“Our server Kayla was phenomenal! She was extremely knowledgeable about the menu offerings and was able to answer all of our questions! The food was absolutely delicious. The drinks were spot on. This was our second time dining here and will definitely be returning again.”

4.6 Superb457 Reviews

24 Hour Restaurants

Waffle House 325 Savannah Hwy, Charleston Breakfast • $

“I ordered take-out. The young lady that took my order left half of my order out of the bag. always check for exactness. She was so sweet and apologetic. The waffle was smaller than I remembered. The whites of my over medium eggs were a little too runny. But the food was delicious.”

3.9 Good89 Reviews

“I love the coffee I make in my own kitchen- and I also savor the 20 min or so sitting at home drinking my delicious coffee in the morning before I get into my day. It takes a lot to get me to break from that routine. I prefer to meet someone for almost anything else other than coffee- to protect that time for myself in my own kitchen with the wonderful coffee I make at home. That was at least until I tried the coffee at Bottleneck. I had it for the first time several years ago at a local farmers market- the Vietnamese coffee (as another reviewer mentioned is mind blowing). I loved it but I tend to be a coffee purist- don't add anything. I want to taste the coffee. Now Bottleneck comes to MUSC- where I work. I will now forgo my coffee at home for a coffee from Bottleneck. I mostly get the Nitro- cool, black coffee infused with nitrogen. No ice. The varietal changes regularly so I know I am getting a world tour over time. Sometimes I switch it up and get hot black coffee, sometimes iced black coffee. No matter, it's always delicious.”

4.3 Superb10 Reviews
The Ryder Hotel 237 Meeting St, Charleston Pubs • $$

“The staff at The Ryder Hotel is just incredible. Everyone we came across was so friendly, helpful and always in high spirits. It was such a pleasure to stay there and not to mention how beautiful everything is! Great food and location too. Thank you again for such a pleasant stay.”

3.5 Good88 Reviews
Waffle House 2229 Savannah Hwy, Charleston Breakfast • $

“Keep it simple and enjoy a hearty meal without breaking the bank. Nothing special, just diner food made accessible. Service with a smile and a hot pot of coffee is a great way to start the day in my book.”

2.7 Average82 Reviews
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AZUR

AZUR 159 Market St, Charleston Tapas/Small Plates • $$

“We devoured the most epic dinner at Azur Charleston last night to celebrate our anniversary! If you haven't been, get ready for a taste bud explosion! We started with fancy cocktails that made us feel like high rollers, then feasted on an Azur burger with beef braised in burgundy on a croissant bun - it was like a party in our mouths! And don't even get me started on the lamb wrap with Boston lettuce and crème fraiche, it was like a flavor bomb went off! The service was top-notch, especially when we sat at the bar and got entertained by the bartender's fancy mixology tricks. What a night to remember in downtown Charleston!”

4.8 Superb110 Reviews

“The Best food in Charleston‼️ Great ambiance & wonderful customer service. I highly suggest the Suya, Shito crab rice, Plantains, and Pineapple Ginger juice.”

4.8 Superb109 Reviews
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Husk

Husk 76 Queen St, Charleston Southern • $$$

“Beautiful propertyGreat barClean facilityFriendly serviceI have been dreaming to eat at one of Sean Brocks restaurants for a long time. Finally found myself in Charleston for business and made my move.Man am I glad I did! It did not disappoint.I wanted to try everything, but one can only eat so much ?I wish I could come back with 3 hungry friends, so we can order everything on the menu and go family-style.If you are in town, do not miss the opportunity to eat at Husk!”

4.1 Good678 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

The Griffon 18 Vendue Range, Charleston American • $

“If you're near the pineapple fountain at the waterfront park in Charleston and in the mood for some good food and drinks, this is the place to go. The food here is always fresh and delicious; especially the fish and chips. The place is covered in dollar bills left by prior guests with lots of interesting drawings on them so your eyes will never get bored. The bar itself is a little small, but most go here for the food and dining area anyways. The only thing that was lacking was the absence of any air conditioning, so it was quite humid and warm inside. Other than that, I would definitely recommend coming here for a quick bite to eat and some beers along with it.Parking: Free street parking around the neighborhood.”

4.5 Superb168 Reviews
Hyman's Seafood 215 Meeting St, Charleston Seafood • $$

“There are now words to adequately describe the food experience here at Hyman's! For all you mollusk lovers out there, try the mussels scampi and thank me later! Miss Ansley was an amazing waitress with lots of southern charm!”

4.8 Superb1395 Reviews
Kudu Coffee and Craft Beer 4 Vanderhorst St, Charleston Coffee Shops • $

“I don't think we could've found a better coffee shop in Charleston! This was a local recommendation for us, and I am so happy that we got to stop in here. The baristas were super friendly and the atmosphere was perfect. I ordered an iced chai, we both got the quiche, and I also got a peach pop tart on my way out. We decided to sit outside since the weather was beautiful. They had the cutest outdoor seating which really tied the whole experience together. There is also indoor seating but we couldn't pass up sitting outside on such a nice day. The iced chai was delicious and the quiche was cheesy and yummy too! Parking was a bit of a scavenger hunt but it's totally worth it!”

4.6 Superb93 Reviews

“6/5! Visiting Charleston and had an amazing meal here, best of the trip. I ordered the oysters (to die for), scallops (pretty good) and Brussel sprouts (best of my life). My wife got the salmon. We were celebrating our baby moon and they made us feel special with amazing service and free champagne/sparkling cider. Very professional wait staff, excellent vibes and ambiance. Would definitely return! Be sure to get a reservation or show up right when they open.”

4.4 Superb248 Reviews
Chez Nous 6 Payne Ct, Charleston French • $$$

“Enjoyed a flavorful meal at Chez Nous. The menu of the day included 2 apps, 2 entrees and dessert options - all hand written by the chef. Highly suggest making a reservation as it’s a smaller restaurant. Also, there is no parking, so ride share or garage/street parking will be necessary.”

4.5 Superb129 Reviews
Indaco 526 King St, Charleston Italian • $$

“Excellent service, excellent food! This restaurant was one of the few that is able to handle a large reservation (for us 13 people). We were split into two tables and had to order family style (meaning they serve a variety of dishes, you are able to tell your waiter if you have any specific requests though). The food was so amazing, for the first course they gave my table of 6 two pizzas, meatballs and a caesar salad. The second course they served a roasted chicken with gnocchi and asparagus. It came with 2 pastas (a red sauce and a carbonara) as well as brussel sprouts. The dessert was a tiramisu. The caesar salad was SO good, it was well dressed and had the right amount of parm! A person in our group has a celiac allergy and the staff here were so so accommodating. It was impressive how knowledgable they were in ensuring there was no cross contamination (asking questions such as if it was ok to fire the gluten free pizza in the same oven as the others). They were able to create gluten free versions of the pizza, pasta, and dessert. In addition in each course they clearly communicated which dishes were specially made as well as which of the normal dishes were safe as well. Overall super impressed!”

4.6 Superb478 Reviews
The Establishment 28 Broad St, Charleston Seafood • $$$

“Our server Kayla was phenomenal! She was extremely knowledgeable about the menu offerings and was able to answer all of our questions! The food was absolutely delicious. The drinks were spot on. This was our second time dining here and will definitely be returning again.”

4.6 Superb457 Reviews
Cafecito 471 King St, Charleston Coffee Shops • $

“Went for breakfast and got a Cuban breakfast sandwich with ham and a cafe con leche and it was absolutely delicious! Love the plants in the window and the bird of paradise wallpaper. Great place for a quick bite before sightseeing in the city!”

4.9 Superb114 Reviews
Rancho Lewis 1503 King St, Charleston Mexican • $$

“Finally, an authentic West Texas [El Paso] Mexican restaurant in Charleston, SC. The food was delicious with layers of seasoning and flavors. Authentic Hatch Chilis!! Everything was wonderful. Not your Daddy's Mexican restaurant.Update 4.16.2024: unfortunately the food quality has decreased since Patty left Rancho Lewis. Our last few visits have seen a significant slip in food quality - stale tortillas, room temp food, un-melted cheese in Chilis Rellenos, .... the food just misses the mark. Some items are still excellent, but there are disappointments also in execution.”

4.4 Superb187 Reviews
Uncork Charleston 476 King St, Charleston Wine Bar • $$

“I had the Walnut Salad and I couldn’t get enough of it, the bartender Jae served back to back delicious drinks all while juggling hoard of orders from multiple bachelorette parties.Impressive joint”

4.8 Superb145 Reviews
Berkeley's 624 1/2 Rutledge Ave, Charleston American • $

“Great food and atmosphere. The service was awesome! Sam gave great recommendations and was very friendly and attentive. Highly recommend for a nice lunch! Definitely get the ice cream after your meal”

4.7 Superb56 Reviews
Cru Cafe 18 Pinckney St, Charleston Cafe • $$

“A qaint lil cafe we discovered while visiting Charleston...Reservations are recommended,eat in or outside dining....I had the Cru burger and my spouse had Gen Tao's chicken....Both were very good,service was excellent....We'd go there again the next time we visit!!!”

4.7 Superb189 Reviews
Circa 1886 Restaurant 149 Wentworth St, Charleston Fine Dining • $$$$

“Had a solo intimate birthday dinner here, while visiting SC. Wonderful dining experience, service, and atmosphere. To top it off my server told me my whole tab was covered by a complete stranger, who did not want to reveal themselves. If you ever see this review…THANK YOU!”

4.8 Superb127 Reviews
Frannie & The Fox 181 Church St, Charleston Italian • $$

“Great food, great service, beautiful decor. Be prepared for an unusually loud interior due to hard surfaces everywhere. Marinated olives with orange zest and pizza were awesome. Probably need a loud atmosphere to turn tables because the pizza is so good and so many people order it, but just don’t expect a peaceful atmosphere. In a hurry and want great pizza in a place that looks super cool and feels lively and loud with incredibly friendly staff? Go for it! Sometimes that’s what you want to celebrate something and to keep things upbeat. We prefer to be able to have a conversation and relax, but it’s probably great for young people who are on dates and nervous because they don’t know how to have a conversation yet or people who like drinking at dinner and cackling and hollerin’ at each other.”

4.3 Superb344 Reviews
Legend Deli 41-A George St, Charleston Sandwich Shop • $

“Damn these was good. I gots 2 of the "Let the cook decide" breakfast sandwiches and it was the moistest... I mean mostest pleasure I've had in my mouth...... ever! Including my childhood years. Them breakfast ones are like soft yet firm enough to hold you and stroke your hair, and warmed up but like gently kind of bagels. And heavens to Besty,I have no idea what that ol' big burly man put in dem but they was packed full of flavors. I'm feeling slightly dehydrated now but I'm afraid to wash away the wonderful after taste.”

4.8 Superb113 Reviews
Chubby Fish 252 Coming St, Charleston Seafood • $$$

“From the moment you walk in, Chubby Fish in Charleston captures the essence of a truly memorable dining experience. This charming seafood spot not only offers a cozy and welcoming atmosphere but also excels in delivering innovative dishes that highlight fresh, local ingredients.The menu, although compact, bursts with unique and flavorful seafood creations that change regularly, keeping the offerings exciting and seasonally fresh. The chef’s ability to balance classic Southern flavors with modern culinary techniques is nothing short of brilliant. Standout dishes include the perfectly seared scallops and the succulent lobster roll, both of which are must-tries.The service at Chubby Fish complements their exquisite dishes with staff that are attentive, knowledgeable, and genuinely friendly, making you feel right at home. Pair this with their thoughtfully curated wine and craft cocktail selections, and you have the perfect backdrop for a delightful evening.What sets Chubby Fish apart is their commitment to sustainability and supporting local fishermen, ensuring that each dish not only tastes good but also feels good to support. Whether you’re a Charleston local or just visiting, Chubby Fish is a culinary jewel not to be missed. A true five-star experience that leaves you planning your next visit before you've even left!”

4.7 Superb120 Reviews
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Leon's

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

“Very good! We went for Friday lunch and got seated immediately. We had the Leon’s fish fry and the fried oyster roll. Both were great! We would definitely go back!”

4.5 Superb203 Reviews
167 Sushi Bar 289 E Bay St, Charleston Sushi • $$$

“This place is the real deal--so much so that I had it three different times on my trip to Charleston. The fish is some of the freshest I've ever tasted and the hot items on the menu are home runs at every level 100% recommend this place, it may be my new favorite sushi spot in America.”

4.6 Superb136 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

Rodney Scott's BBQ 1011 King St, Charleston Barbecue • $

“Pretty good amount of food for the price.Ordered two 2 meat combos. Whole hog, ham, hush puppies, mac n cheese & Pulled pork, pulled chicken, baked beans, collard greens. (& 2 sweet teas).Tastes great, came out fast, plenty of seating, parking at the Food Lion next door.”

4.3 Superb363 Reviews
Breizh pan Crepes 39 George St, Charleston Breakfast • $

“Absolutely love this place! The servers are very sweet and the food is awesome. We even went two days in a row during our stay in Charleston. Definitely would reccommend.”

4.5 Superb110 Reviews
interstate 95 coffee 1300 Savannah Hwy suite 3, Charleston Coffee Shops • $

“Food was great, bagel sandwich was delicious and the hot chocolate is a must try ?. Service was very friendly and the atmosphere is very comfortable. Met a fairly large group there and we were well accommodated. Will definitely be back!”

4.5 Superb61 Reviews
Fire Grill Asian Fusion 293 King St, Charleston Sushi Bar • $

“We couldn't figure out where we wanted to eat late last night and didn't want to spend too much money since we'd already had an appetizer somewhere else. We walked by here and thought it would be good. The restaurant isn't exactly the cleanest and to food isn't exactly the highest quality that you may be used to in Charleston but it was pretty good, especially for the price. My husband and both ordered a drink and entree and shared a roll, all for about $50. It's almost impossible to get all that anywhere else. I even opted for the duck, which was a thigh portion but I really liked it. The curry was good and the vegetables were fresh. The roll wasn't very fancy but they had some that sounded really good to choose from. At under $10 for a roll, the price was right. Our server was nice and the food came out pretty quick. This looks like one of the hot spots for the college kids, probably because it is so affordable and it's pretty darn good. I'd definitely recommend and if we were local, we would definitely be back.”

4.2 Good86 Reviews
Melvin's Barbecue 538 Folly Rd, Charleston Barbecue • $

“I wish I had tried this place sooner. I got the 2 meat combo with 2 sides and everything was delicious and I couldn't even finish it all! Will be coming back”

4.1 Good81 Reviews

“Everyone in there is really kind! The service is super fast!If you go inside, you can find a new riddle everyday!The scuba and electric dragon are nice refreshers!And the magic milk is just ?✨The blueberry muffin has sugar on top, it’s moist and fluffy! And there donut holes are super good and soft!We really recommend it! ☕️”

4.1 Good53 Reviews
Niko's Gyros & Wings 1729 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston Fast Food • $

“I ordered the Philly steak with fried okra. The okra was hot, fresh and crispy... It tasted like it had a Cajun seasoning. The Philly had a soft but crunchy bread, the meat was seasoned well and the whole sandwich was juicy. I enjoyed my meal. Niko's is definitely a go to on my trips to Charleston now!”

4 Good67 Reviews
Ye Ole Fashioned Ice Cream 474 Savannah Hwy, Charleston Ice Cream Shop • $

“Comfort cravings! Dishes are for the indulgent. The wait times can be long for dishes, but when you want it, you want it. Whether you want a burger or ice cream, this place satisfies.I love these overstuffed sandwiches, but honestly this chicken salad has changed a bit over time and would be a much better hit with just a little seasoning.... salt and pepper will be just fine.”

4 Good141 Reviews
Chick-fil-A 4 Ave of Remembrance, Charleston Fast Food • $

“A small but quality Chick-fil-A on The Citadel campus. This one is located within The Citadel Canteen building beside Mark Clark Hall. No, you do not have to be a cadet to go eat there as it is open to the public. The dining area is always clean, and the food always comes out great. They are usually busy serving cadets, but the line is always served quickly. Overall, it's a great little fast food restaurant.Parking: Free parking lot just behind the building.”

3.9 Good18 Reviews
Baskin-Robbins 1798 Ashley River Rd, Charleston Ice Cream Shop • $

“My kids love ice cream cake for their birthdays. They have a wide selection of cakes online to choose or premade ones at the store. I like we can customize cake and ice cream flavor. They have been ready when we arrive to pick them up and friendly service. The cakes are always a hit!”

3.6 Good16 Reviews
Starbucks 1117 Savannah Hwy, Charleston Coffee Shops • $

“After 1 hr drive thru Charleston to Get some SBs met the best guy Joey who made us laugh after sitting in traffic ( due to accident) . Thanks Joey!! The peeps from NJ!”

3.8 Good47 Reviews
Subway 3417A Shelby Ray Ct, Charleston Sandwich Shop • $

“This is by far the best subway in town! The staff is always friendly the building is always clean and the food is always fresh. If you’re craving Subway, make the drive to this one!”

3.5 Good17 Reviews
Chick-fil-A 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd Unit FC5, Charleston Fast Food • $

“Ordered from the app for the first time today. Hunter, (at Citadel Mall) thank you ever so much for your EXCELLENT customer service! You are the epitome of "service with a smile"! Ask about the manager's program! ?”

3.2 Average13 Reviews
Subway 1704 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston Sandwich Shop • $

“It's a great choice if you're looking for a leaner way to go by way of dietary needs. Though it's in the fast food category, if greassy food or fattening food is a no no, then this is where I come to. They usually anchor every place food is sold and the service is usually friendly and your food is prepared to your specifications while you watch which is a plus for me.”

3.7 Good50 Reviews

“I went to Ladles for lunch on James Island.I had a Shecrab soup and a turkey griller sandwich.I was so savory and filling.The service was great the environment was kind great.But being that it was lunch it was extremely busy and no place to seat.I had to take my lunch to go. AGAIN TRY TRY TRY LADLES WONT DISAPPOINT.THE FOOD WAS GREAT!”

3.6 Good47 Reviews
Uncork Charleston 476 King St, Charleston Wine Bar • $$

“I had the Walnut Salad and I couldn’t get enough of it, the bartender Jae served back to back delicious drinks all while juggling hoard of orders from multiple bachelorette parties.Impressive joint”

4.8 Superb145 Reviews
Cru Cafe 18 Pinckney St, Charleston Cafe • $$

“A qaint lil cafe we discovered while visiting Charleston...Reservations are recommended,eat in or outside dining....I had the Cru burger and my spouse had Gen Tao's chicken....Both were very good,service was excellent....We'd go there again the next time we visit!!!”

4.7 Superb189 Reviews
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Maison

Maison 708 King St, Charleston French • $$$

“Made a reservation at Maison for our last night in Charleston. It was a wonderful meal from start to finish. Our server Allie was fantastic, lots of detail about flavors and highlights of the menu. The food was great, chef had different takes on classic French dishes. Maison will definitely be on the list of restaurants to visit when we return to Charleston.”

4.6 Superb274 Reviews

Fine Dining

Wild Common Left Side, 103 Spring St, Charleston American • $$$$

“Amazing culinary experience. The detail that goes into every dish was incredible to watch. Definitely recommend if you are looking for a once in a lifetime meal.”

4.6 Superb73 Reviews
Southbound 72 Cannon St, Charleston Cocktail Bar • $$$$

“Great service from the moment I walked up without a reservation. I appreciated the hospitality and service. The food was delicious, and I would highly recommend it.”

4.6 Superb181 Reviews
Sorelle 88 Broad St, Charleston Italian • $$$$

“Our waiter Shea was wonderful and the sommelier made a great recommendation for our wine. The food and service were impeccable. It has become our favorite restaurant in Charleston and we can’t wait to come back.”

4.5 Superb266 Reviews
Grill 225 225 E Bay St, Charleston Steak House • $$$$

“Great diner with friends. Great service. Pricey for the food which was good, but not top notch. I had the scallops and was surprised to seem them prepared in a brown sauce which I really didn't care for. Perhaps I just didn't read the menu description throughly. Rib eye was very good, but very pricey.”

4.3 Superb316 Reviews
Raw Lab 99 S Market St, Charleston Live/Raw Food • $$$$

“From exquisite presentation to unparalleled freshness, every bite is a symphony of flavors. The ingredients were fresh, the dining ambiance was intimate and the wine pairings were perfect! The omakase experience is a masterpiece of tradition and innovation, leaving you craving more. A must-visit for oyster and raw fish aficionados seeking luxury and impeccable service. We can’t wait to go back!!”

4.5 Superb72 Reviews
The Restaurant at Zero George Left Side, 0 George St, Charleston New American • $$$$

“Food left me speechless. I can sit here and go over but I want to talk about the innovation that was put into the food. Of course it was good but you can't even put a number on it. You will just have to try it. Worth every penny plus a tip. I didn't really get alcohol but if you want to pair things they have a Somme there for you. The service was top notch even got to speak to the owner. The ambiance matched everything. This was an experience while eating and being served. Just go.”

4.5 Superb62 Reviews

“We attended the dinner tribute to Sarah Rutledge. It was awesome. The food was delicious, the historic commentary very interesting, and the other guest fun and from all different areas of the country. Actually the highlight of our trip to Charleston.”

4.9 Superb76 Reviews
Peninsula Grill 112 N Market St, Charleston Southern • $$$$

“For an expensive fine dining restaurant, the food was adequate but the side dishes selection was minimal. They really need to add some items like Charleston rice, sauteed Brussels, etc the potatoes were average; nothing spectacular, and chunky...Dessert selection ok.”

4.3 Superb665 Reviews
Oak Steakhouse 17 Broad St, Charleston Steak House • $$$$

“Wow!!! The steak is absolutely amazing. The service is pleasant and quick which is wonderful. The bread appetizer is delicious. It's is fresh baked every day. The honey butter pairs really well. The whipped potatoes are great and don't taste like processed food. Will definitely come back the next time we are in town. The only draw back is the two flights of stairs up to the main dining area. There are lower seating options in the bar and terrace areas.”

4 Good490 Reviews
Amuse Bouche Supper Club 577 Meeting St, Charleston American • $$$$

“We attended the tavern lunch and it was great! What a fantastic way to learn more about the area’s history. Mike was fantastic and the food was delicious. Must do!”

5 Superb22 Reviews
High Cotton Charleston Restaurant 199 E Bay St, Charleston Cocktail Bar • $$$

“6/5! Visiting Charleston and had an amazing meal here, best of the trip. I ordered the oysters (to die for), scallops (pretty good) and Brussel sprouts (best of my life). My wife got the salmon. We were celebrating our baby moon and they made us feel special with amazing service and free champagne/sparkling cider. Very professional wait staff, excellent vibes and ambiance. Would definitely return! Be sure to get a reservation or show up right when they open.”

4.4 Superb248 Reviews
Charleston Grill 224 King St, Charleston Fine Dining • $$$$

“Many of the local restaurants are overrated, but not Charleston Grill. Great ambiance, service, and the food is fantastic. The knowledgeable staff will help with a wine or cocktail selection to add to your experience. I recommend a jacket for men as this is an upscale venue. Go here, it's worth it.”

4.7 Superb104 Reviews
Edmund's Oast 1081 Morrison Dr, Charleston Brewpubs • $$

“this place is good. my dad worked here and it was pretty nice. he made me food and would always get me a cuban sandwich. dang those things r so gooooood. its a petty big space and u can sit outside or inside. there is a place i can get ur kids to play too. they sometimes have a band playing and there always good but loud.”

4.5 Superb99 Reviews

Cheap Eats

Hannibal's Kitchen 16 Blake St, Charleston Soul Food • $

“The food was as good as my Nana and Cousin Odessa's cookin' - delicious! Gabe was our hostess and her service was excellent! The ambiance included good music, beautiful wall art, pictures and of course our joy and laughter shared with everyone. Our drink will always be the "Dirty Obama!" Celebrating three birthday's, we were serenaded with Stevie Wonder's HBD song sung by everyone in the place! Thank y'all for the best dining experience of our SC visit!”

4.3 Superb244 Reviews
Cold Shoulder Gourmet 1684 Old Towne Rd, Charleston Sandwich Shop • $

“If you guys haven’t tried this place out, try it out and run! This place is so incredibly good, I looked at the menu and wanted a certain sandwich, my coworker came back with two random sandwiches because that was all that the guy had left his inventory, and dude!! I don’t even care what the sandwich was, it was absolutely phenomenal. Definitely will be back, and I will be highly recommending this place!”

5 Superb72 Reviews
Harken Cafe 62 Queen St, Charleston Cafe • $

“This is a must go to in Charleston. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting and there is a fabulous covered porch on the side we loved. The staff is super friendly and the food is incredible. My husband said they made the best cup of coffee he has ever had. And they are super vegetarian friendly as well!Make sure you try the turmeric pound cake and have it warmed up! Absolutely delightful!!Vegetarian options: QuicheBroccoli saladPasta saladPotato salad(AllListed above rustic and not boring at all - really great savory options packed with flavor!)Amazing selection of patties and sweet treats”

4.7 Superb151 Reviews

“We love Harbinger. The coffee is great but the pastries are TO DIE FOR. The Spice girl is one of my favorite pastries in Charleston. It’s a small place so it can get kind of busy, but we have always been able to find a spot when we visit. Would highly recommend to anyone!!”

4.8 Superb109 Reviews

“The cutest little spot! Saw a video on TikTok raving about it and had to visit. The folks working were so lovely and kind- politely answered questions about each item. We grabbed a sandwich, a strawberry biscuit, a slice of honey pie, a slice of olive oil cake, and two pistachio cream sandwich cookies + two iced coffees. Sampled a little bit of everything and loved every single bite- I cannot choose a favorite. 100% will be back! Thank you!”

4.9 Superb81 Reviews
babas on meeting 804 Meeting St Suite 104, Charleston Cafe • $

“Everything was amazing! My son and I had tacos, banana bread, OJ and coffee. Amanda had great customer service she guided us with patience and kindness through the menu. Love this place.”

4.7 Superb34 Reviews
The Cocktail Club 479 King St, Charleston Cocktail Bar • $

“Wow!! What a unique location with fabulous bartenders... pros, like life time drink efficianados... but beware the bar downstairs, if you did not walk up a staircase your in the wrong joint.”

4.4 Superb79 Reviews
Bertha's Kitchen 2332 Meeting Street Rd, Charleston Soul Food • $

“When you eat at Bertha's, it is like visiting family who have been eager to see you. Before you even open the front door, the aroma of delicious food fills the air and invites you to come in. Once you do walk in, the sounds of laugher and good company let you know that you've shown up at the right place. Savor every moment and be reminded of a what a good family meal really means.When my family and I visited Bertha's, we knew little about it, but we were greeted with the warmest hospitality. We did not feel like strangers, but like another member of the family. And the staff at Bertha's made sure that we were well-fed.The fried chicken was fresh and piping hot. The red rice was bursting with flavor. The mac & cheese was warm and comforting. And each bite of my meal just made me want to have another bite.Thank you, Bertha's Kitchen! It was a meal I will not soon forget!”

4.3 Superb69 Reviews

“I really appreciated this place! Cute little spot you wanted even notice if you were driving over the speed limit. I got a burger and fries and girlfriend got chicken salad sammy and side of pickles. I hate mentioning a side item first but these were some of the best fries I have ever had. The crisp was phenomenal! The burger was very good and the toppings were very fresh. The burger was "clean" in the fact the bun stayed in tact and the burger and toppings didn't just crumble off. The chicken salad was super flavorful and had big chunks of chicken! The service was ELITE. Just two youngins in there but super attentive and very kind. Made ya feel important. As for inside this place, it's so cool. Wine bottles to buy, and coffee beans and tea to purchase. Overall a really cool spot that I hope sticks!”

4.7 Superb89 Reviews

“Large parking lot ... spacious dining room ... attentive service ... well priced menu ... delicious food - that's 5 stars! This oldie, but, goody still rocks!”

4.2 Good108 Reviews
The Pass 207-A St Philip St, Charleston Salad • $

“So freaking good omg. So glad I started working within walking distance! I've had a couple of their sandwiches but the Italian boy is by far my favorite. It's so delicious and filling that it usually lasts me two meals. Unfortunately there was a car accident a few weeks ago but they're still open and making the most out of a terrible situation. I would highly recommend coming here”

4.6 Superb108 Reviews
babas on cannon 11 Cannon St, Charleston Bar • $

“We stopped in about 830 for coffee. We split a delicious grilled cheese and got two,espressos. It is not "fast food" by any means long shot, but very good food at reasonable prices.”

4.6 Superb101 Reviews
Moe's Crosstown Tavern 714 Rutledge Ave, Charleston Bar & Grill • $

“The go to spot for bar food in town! My friends and I love going here. Cheap drinks and food. As mentioned, you can expect bar style food...but cooked to perfection. The fries are cut and made in house, making them the best fries in town. Staff is usually swapped but will always greet you with a smile. The food can take a bit longer when they're busy, definitely worth the wait if you've got the time to hang out!”

4.6 Superb99 Reviews
Daps Breakfast & Imbibe 280 Ashley Ave, Charleston Breakfast • $

“I finally got to try daps, I always want to try but always tend to go to my regular spots but today I really wanted a breakfast burrito so I sought out a new spot for me! I ordered online because I heard that it can get really busy and it was easy to do so, I went and picked it up at the counter. I ordered the classic breakfast burrito and it was really yummy, I will say I am more of a spicy breakfast burrito kind of person but this was savory and cheesy! They put a cheese sauce inside and it was yummy, the eggs were very fluffy and the onions and potatoes were yummy! I think if I had a hot sauce or something to put on top it would be a 10/10 for me they give a green sauce on the side but it wasn't spicy. I still loved trying this place and I think next time I'll order a breakfast sandwich. Also their drinks looked so yummy. Definitely will be back for one of those.”

4.6 Superb99 Reviews
Sightsee Shop 125½, Line St, Charleston Coffee Shops • $

“We tried a few different coffee shops during our stay in Charleston and this was #1 on our list!!! The honey oat latte was incredible! Parking was slightly difficult but not terrible overall. The shop was so cute and had a coastal surf vibe Absolutely LOVED this place.”

4.8 Superb57 Reviews
Big John's Tavern 251 E Bay St, Charleston Bar • $$

“Cool place with incredibly attentive and fun bar team. Regan from Alabama was new and a lot of fun. Walter greeted us immediately. Incredibly welcoming. We watched them working and they were so engaged with all the patrons I can see this having a great bunch of regulars! Thanks very much Regan and Walter.”

4.6 Superb128 Reviews
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Vern's

Vern's 41 Bogard St A, Charleston American • $$$

“A beautiful little restaurant that has it all. The service was fantastic and the ambiance perfect.The sourdough was fenominal. Flounder was amazing but many bites were over salted. Same issue with the rabit pasta being good but much too salty.The dessert - flourless cake was perfect! So glad we ordered it!Really only issue was the saltiness. I would definitely return though, its a lovely spot”

4.6 Superb127 Reviews
The Ordinary 544 King St, Charleston Seafood • $$$

“This placed lived up to the hype! Food was fantastic! Our server was very accommodating & provided a dairy free option for my wife that was not on the menu. Great vibe to the restaurant which was buzzing with all the diners eating there. Can’t recommend this place enough!!! Go there you won’t be disappointed!”

4.4 Superb118 Reviews
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SHIKI

SHIKI 334 E Bay St Suite E, Charleston Sushi • $$

“Shiki looks unassuming on the outside, but the food is amazing and the interior is adorable! Since it is such a small space, you need a reservation to guarantee a spot. I was able to make same day reservations though! We got lucky, someone canceled! Even though this is a sushi spot, they had vegetarian options, and they had non-sushi options like the pork katsu. Their veggie sushi roll was SO good. I love when places get creative with veggie rolls and put a variety of veggies in. I also tried the roll that had lemon and jalapeño. I'm not the biggest fan of crab, but this roll was amazing. The lemon adds the perfect amount of zest! Plus, it's fun to try rolls I've never seen before. Even though we were absolutely stuffed, I needed to order the fried ice cream. It was SO GOOD. The fry batter is super light and crispy, and the red bean ice cream was amazing. If you're in Charleston, you should definitely try to get a reservation here!”

4.7 Superb100 Reviews
Swig & Swine 1217 Savannah Hwy, Charleston Barbecue • $$

“Fun fun place to eat. Food delicious and staff fantastic! Had brisket and pulled pork. So very good. Corn pudding to die for. What can I say about the chocolate pecan pie and peach cobbler!! Yummy.”

4.6 Superb246 Reviews
Circa 1886 Restaurant 149 Wentworth St, Charleston Fine Dining • $$$$

“Had a solo intimate birthday dinner here, while visiting SC. Wonderful dining experience, service, and atmosphere. To top it off my server told me my whole tab was covered by a complete stranger, who did not want to reveal themselves. If you ever see this review…THANK YOU!”

4.8 Superb127 Reviews
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Bar167

Bar167 5 Fulton St, Charleston Cocktail Bar • $$

“Came here on a rainy day, but Marvin and Carly behind the bar brought the sun! Very attentive service, delicious drinks and immaculate food. Would highly recommend this gem in Charleston !”

4.6 Superb116 Reviews
Frannie & The Fox 181 Church St, Charleston Italian • $$

“Great food, great service, beautiful decor. Be prepared for an unusually loud interior due to hard surfaces everywhere. Marinated olives with orange zest and pizza were awesome. Probably need a loud atmosphere to turn tables because the pizza is so good and so many people order it, but just don’t expect a peaceful atmosphere. In a hurry and want great pizza in a place that looks super cool and feels lively and loud with incredibly friendly staff? Go for it! Sometimes that’s what you want to celebrate something and to keep things upbeat. We prefer to be able to have a conversation and relax, but it’s probably great for young people who are on dates and nervous because they don’t know how to have a conversation yet or people who like drinking at dinner and cackling and hollerin’ at each other.”

4.3 Superb344 Reviews

“Wonderful place to eat. Had a group of 10 celebrating birthdays and retirement and were given complimentary champagne and desert.Food was amazing and atmosphere was great. We were there late and never rushed us to leave.”

4.6 Superb204 Reviews

“Dinner was very good & everyone was so very nice. Had reservations & they seated us at 5. It was Mothers Day& graduation week so they were really busy BUT no one made us feel rushed. We will definitely come back..”

4.4 Superb918 Reviews
Rancho Lewis 1503 King St, Charleston Mexican • $$

“Finally, an authentic West Texas [El Paso] Mexican restaurant in Charleston, SC. The food was delicious with layers of seasoning and flavors. Authentic Hatch Chilis!! Everything was wonderful. Not your Daddy's Mexican restaurant.Update 4.16.2024: unfortunately the food quality has decreased since Patty left Rancho Lewis. Our last few visits have seen a significant slip in food quality - stale tortillas, room temp food, un-melted cheese in Chilis Rellenos, .... the food just misses the mark. Some items are still excellent, but there are disappointments also in execution.”

4.4 Superb187 Reviews
82 Queen 82 Queen St, Charleston Southern • $$$

“Last night, we had one of the best meals in Charleston! Our server, Ariel, was the best. Her suggestions and overall care for us was on point and top notch. Food was delicious and the portions were very nice. We will definitely return soon!”

4.5 Superb301 Reviews
Kultura Charleston 73 Spring St Unit A, Charleston Filipino • $$

“Been following Chef Nikko since his Mansueta's pop up days and very proud of him and all he has accomplished thus far! Kultura definitely did not disappoint! The Sisig Carbonara and Bistek were very good and the Ube latte was the icing on the cake! We will definitely be back for another dinner visit but also looking forward to trying their brunch. Kultura is small but very intimate with the kitchen staff and Chef Nikko himself up close and personal working their magic. Highly recommend!”

4.6 Superb102 Reviews
Chez Nous 6 Payne Ct, Charleston French • $$$

“Enjoyed a flavorful meal at Chez Nous. The menu of the day included 2 apps, 2 entrees and dessert options - all hand written by the chef. Highly suggest making a reservation as it’s a smaller restaurant. Also, there is no parking, so ride share or garage/street parking will be necessary.”

4.5 Superb129 Reviews
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Lenoir

Lenoir 68 Wentworth St, Charleston Southern • $$$

“Absolutely delicious food. We started with the s'mores and carrot cake and were not disappointed. So rich and delicious. We moved on to the fried sweet potato skins, topped with an arugula salad blend. So well balanced and fresh. The main course was the tomato pie. Honestly the best meal I've ever had in Charleston! Highly recommend!”

4.2 Good165 Reviews
Malagón 33 Spring St, Charleston Spanish • $$$

“I would argue that Malgón has the best bread service in Charleston. We stopped in for appetizers and wine. Our server was great and the patio was suuuuper cute. Blankets were provided on the patio as well, which was the perfect touch on this chilly evening. I’ve dinned here a few times and this is easily one of my favorite spots in Charleston.”

4.6 Superb99 Reviews
Southbound 72 Cannon St, Charleston Cocktail Bar • $$$$

“Great service from the moment I walked up without a reservation. I appreciated the hospitality and service. The food was delicious, and I would highly recommend it.”

4.6 Superb181 Reviews
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Sorelle

Sorelle 88 Broad St, Charleston Italian • $$$$

“Our waiter Shea was wonderful and the sommelier made a great recommendation for our wine. The food and service were impeccable. It has become our favorite restaurant in Charleston and we can’t wait to come back.”

4.5 Superb266 Reviews