Bistronomy by Nico is an upscale dining experience offering modern, innovative French cuisine with a nod to the classics. Petit plates feature Escargot Rice Dumplings, Goat Cheese Spring Rolls, and Curry Crab Soup. Dinner plates include Naked Fish, fresh off […]
Eat & Drink
When it comes to dining in Charleston, there’s more to digest than what you eat.
With chefs from around the world, you’ll easily find most any type of food you crave. But finding the best places to eat in Charleston is about more than the style of cuisine.
Whether you’re looking for an intimate fine dining establishment serving French cuisine and Premier Cru wine, or a funky bar with awesome fried chicken and local draft; or maybe you’re up for oysters on the half with local distillery spirits at a waterside bar, or fusion small plates with craft cocktails on a rooftop for sunset — the choices around Charleston are endless.
No matter what you seek, you’ll find it in our feature articles, and with our valued patrons.
- Rooftop Cocktails
- Charming Cafes
- Southern Shrimp ‘n Grits
- Brewery Tasting Rooms
- Finger Lickin’ Barbecue
- Jazzy Bars
- Oysters Oysters Oysters
- Cozy Coffee Houses
- Soulful Gullah Cooking
- Picturesque Waterfronts
- Seafood Towers
- Lowcountry Brunches
Bowens Island Restaurant is a true Lowcountry experience. Locals and tourists alike come to enjoy fresh oysters, hushpuppies, and other fresh seafood dishes on their waterfront patio. Catch a beautiful sunset and if the Charleston tide is right, maybe spot […]
Located in the renovated historic Cigar Factory on East Bay Street, Rappahannock Oyster Bar is one of Charleston’s more unique venues for fresh oysters and other seafood. The 40 seat copper bar is a great place to meet new folks, […]
Live hardwood coals are carefully placed to control the slow roasted cooking — the work is long, hot, smokey and rewarding. This is the only way Rodney Scott knows how to cook whole hog BBQ, and it’s the only way […]
Located in the heart of Downtown Charleston, Wild Common is ideal for intimate dining and memorable celebrations. The restaurant’s culinary experiences feature Executive Chef Orlando Pagan’s custom tasting menu in one of Charleston’s most inspired spaces -Wild Common at Cannon […]
At Felix’s, dining, sipping, and cocktailing are meant to be savored. Located on the trendy upper King Street section, our unique Parisian influenced small plates and cocktails are served from open to late. Offering such temptations as Lobster Deviled Eggs, […]
Located on historic North Market Street in downtown Charleston, Tempest features sustainable South Atlantic seafood, with a seasonal menu. Under the direction of partner Chef Jamie Lynch — Cheftestant on All Star of Bravo’s Top Chef Raw — raw, roasted, […]
The newly redeveloped Upper Westside of the peninsula holds many of Charleston’s restaurants and Park & Grove is one of the best. Originating with the successful Park Cafe, a destination for coffee and a casual lunch, the owners rebranded and […]
Nico Romo is one of only 66 French Master Chefs in the country, so it should come as no surprise that before opening an oyster bar on Shem Creek he and some associates embarked on what they playfully refer to […]
82 Queen, is a staple in the Charleston food scene for their exquisite menu of Lowcountry Cuisine and level of southern hospitality. Those looking for an upscale authentic Charleston dining experience should look no further. They are well known for […]
The first Hero Doughnuts outpost was a shared commercial kitchen where founder Will Drake’s 2-day process of making brioche style, yeast doughnuts started. Fresh fruit cooked down and mixed into glazes and fillings, topped with crunchy nuts, streusel, chocolate and […]
167 Raw is a Charleston local’s favorite serving up fresh seafood with pizzazz. A New England style oyster bar serves fresh catch from along the east coast, from New Brunswick, Canada down to the warmer Lowcountry waters. Eclectic craft cocktails, […]
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