Widely known simply as “Rue”, this Downtown eatery has been abuzz since it opened its doors. Inspired by the style of classic French Brasseries, the impeccable flavor and European design lend an air of sophisticated comfort. Rue’s menu incorporates classic French staples with contemporary fare. Sample mussels in your choice of six different preparations followed by Steak Au Poivre, or savor Charleston’s favorite burger, ground in-house and served alongside hand-cut pommes frites. A dining destination for both leisurely lunches and lively dinners, 39 Rue de Jean has become a favorite meeting spot for both locals and visitors. Experience a taste of Paris in Downtown Charleston.Visit
Nestled among historic oaks and stately Charleston residences, 60 Bull Café enlivens Harleston Village with bright, interesting offerings in an approachable, relaxed setting. At 60 Bull Cafe guests will enjoy friendly service, numerous wine and beer selections, fresh-made food, great standbys, and new local favorites in regular rotation on the menu. Stroll into the Café for a bite, or linger over a glass of wine at one of our outdoor tables. Come join us soon.Visit
Nestled in downtown Charleston’s historic French Quarter for over 31 years, 82 Queen is known for its gracious Southern hospitality and fresh local cuisine. Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, the restaurant is spread throughout three buildings with eleven quaint dining areas including an 1800’s style courtyard featuring a mammoth Magnolia tree. Executive Chef Steven Stone cooks up traditional Lowcountry Cuisine from the award-winning She Crab Soup to the famous BBQ Shrimp-n-Grits while adding a modern flare to the menu. These dishes are paired perfectly with an awarding winning wine program focusing on a diverse selection of wineries. Consistently called on as a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike, this 300-year-old address represents both the history and the cuisine of the Lowcountry.Visit
Recognized as an American classic by numerous media outlets and publications, Bowens Island restaurant has been serving the best seafood since 1946. A recipient of the prestigious James Beard Award and ranked #4 in Best Seafood Restaurants by USA today, you won’t have to travel far for casual low country dining and good fellowship at its best. Famous for its legendary locally harvested, roasted oysters and lightly battered shrimp, locals and travelers alike will find themselves immersed in a panoramic view of rivers, abundant wildlife and spectacular sunsets. A simple place with traditional fare and an unforgettable ambiance, come and join Bowens Island Restaurant - an island, a restaurant, a state of mind. Visit
Located in the original carriage house of the historic Wentworth Mansion in downtown Charleston, Circa 1886 has long reigned as one of Charleston’s finest restaurants. For more than a decade, Executive Chef Marc Collins has worked with a network of local farmers and fishermen creating a special kind of culinary magic, elevating even an ordinary night out to spectacular new heights.
The unique menu takes guests on a journey through the belly of South Carolina Foodways from its humble beginnings, multinational influences, and what that means for modern-day cuisine. Fused together from this rich history, the flavors come together to tell a beautiful story.
TripAdvisor Travelers’ choice “Best Fine Dining Restaurants in the US” 2021
Architectural Digest “The Most Romantic Restaurants in the World” 2020
USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice award 2021
Forbes Four-Star Restaurant, 2006-Present
AAA Four Diamond Award, 2004-Present
COAST serves up Charleston’s freshest seafood with laid back Lowcountry style. Established in 2002, and housed in what was originally an indigo warehouse, this Charleston fish house redefines “fresh” from the menu to the decor. COAST features 40-ft ceilings, rustic tin roofs, and paintings from around the world, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of an eclectic beach bar. COAST’s chefs meet daily with local farmers and fishermen to procure the freshest seafood and produce in the Lowcountry. At the heart of the restaurant is the hickory and oak custom made wood burning grill, a preparation you will only find at COAST.Visit
Southern Living Magazine named the Charleston Crab Shack “One of the 10 Best Seafood Spots in South Carolina." We offer overflowing buckets of fresh, local seafood, smiling faces, and cheap to boot! The Crab Shacks have the best fried fish, succulent crab legs and big baskets of shrimp. Come on in and roll up your sleeves for one shell of a good deal! Serving lunch and dinner daily. Three Crab Shacks locations: Coosaw Creek, Folly Beach and West Ashley. Visit
Southern Living Magazine named the Charleston Crab Shack “One of the 10 Best Seafood Spots in South Carolina." We offer overflowing buckets of fresh, local seafood, smiling faces, and cheap to boot! The Crab Shacks have the best fried fish, succulent crab legs and big baskets of shrimp. Come on in and roll up your sleeves for one shell of a good deal! Serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Three Crab Shacks locations: Coosaw Creek, Folly Beach and West Ashley. Visit
Southern Living Magazine named the Charleston Crab Shack “One of the 10 Best Seafood Spots in South Carolina." We offer overflowing buckets of fresh, local seafood, smiling faces, and cheap to boot! The Crab Shacks have the best fried fish, succulent crab legs and big baskets of shrimp. Come on in and roll up your sleeves for one shell of a good deal! Serving lunch and dinner daily. Three Crab Shacks locations: Coosaw Creek, Folly Beach and West Ashley.Visit
Cru Café - Located at 18 Pinckney Street, in a classic 18th century Charleston single-style home, Cru Café offers the best in upscale comfort food. Guests of the restaurant enjoy indoor and outdoor porch seating; gourmet comfort food; a wine list tailored to the varied menu; and rich, satisfying desserts.Visit
Florence’s Lowcountry Kitchen is a tribute to Florence Powell, the Great Grandmother of Jonathan and Patrick Kish of 82 Queen Restaurant, established in 1982. Florence Moseley was born in 1908 in Charleston, South Carolina. She worked at The American Tobacco Company’s Cigar Factory, where she met and married the plant manager, Jesse Powell. They enjoyed their life in the Lowcountry - crabbing, fishing, visiting the Limehouse Farmers Market on Wappoo Road, and creating delicious home-cooked southern meals. They passed their recipes down to their granddaughter, Tyler Kish, wife to Steve Kish, chef-owner of 82 Queen. Florence and Jesse’s favorite dishes to cook were Crab, Shrimp, Fish, and Fried Chicken & Waffles. Every holiday, Florence would make her famous Granny's Punch. Visit
When chef Sean Mendes envisioned this restaurant he wanted you to feel like you are at Grandma’s house... a place full of love, warmth, wisdom and a good meal for your soul! Sundays in his family home involved coming in from church, You’d fix up a plate, pull up a seat, bless your food and feed your soul! Soul Food? Our food is all scratch made because Granny wouldn’t have it any other way. From collards, red rice, and meatloaf to our country style ribs and lima beans...everything has been seasoned with love! This is what Soul Food means to us.Visit
Halls Chophouse presents delicious cuisine in an energetic, visually striking environment. The restaurant features exposed brick walls, leather banquettes and warm lighting true to old-world traditional steakhouses. The 160-seat chophouse is situated on two rustic floors with tables and banquettes available for general dining. The first floor also offers a 16-seat antique African mahogany bar and a lounge, while a hardwood stairway to the second floor reveals a masterful 350-bottle wine rack, hallway bar and a private dining room. Complemented by superior service and a knowledgeable staff, Halls Chophouse offers the community of Charleston a sophisticated, quality cuisine. Halls Chophouse is a "Classic American Steakhouse" located in historic downtown Charleston.Visit
Halls Chophouse Nexton, located on Nexton Square Parkway, offers wet and dry-aged USDA Prime and Choice Beef as well as locally-sourced fish, poultry, vegetarian and gluten-free options, the Halls Chophouse Nexton menu features expertly-crafted dishes that highlight the essence of culinary creativity and distinguished flavor.Visit
Henry’s is centrally located in historic downtown Charleston at 54 North Market Street, across from the Charleston city market. Established in 1932, Henry’s is the oldest continuous restaurant in Charleston and the state of South Carolina.
From 1932 through the 1960’s, Henry’s house was the only place to be in Charleston. “henry’s: famous for seafood” and “In Charleston, it’s henry’s for food” was branded on every menu, postcard, and matchbook in town. The restaurant has undergone many changes throughout the years, and this newest incarnation offers an authentic Lowcountry menu with a modern flair: shrimp and grits, she-crab soup, Carolina cannonballs, and a few twists on the classics. Superb cocktails and desserts compliment your meal perfectly whether seated in our main dining room or enjoying our traditional southern porch and rooftop deck.
Henry’s offers the best of Charleston: a historic, eclectic restaurant and bar featuring live music, a beautiful southern porch and rooftop deck, an exclusive dance lounge, and a classic speakeasy bar. Since 1932, Henry’s is still the place to be. We promise, once you enter our door, you won’t want to leave!
High Cotton Charleston is... High Steppin’ Lowcountry living. It’s a feeling of warmth and celebration that begins the moment you step inside. You’ll find it in our gracious, knowledgeable servers, expertly prepared dishes and a remarkable wine and cocktail program. From conversation and laughter in our bar to our stylish dining rooms of heart pine floors and antique brick, you’ll come to understand true Charleston hospitality. That is, there’s always cause for celebration - of our neighbors, our food and drink and each other. It’s our great pleasure to share it with you.Visit
A Hyman establishment since 1890, Hyman’s Seafood is a MUST when visiting Charleston. Reviewed by over 30 national publications and Voted #1 Seafood Restaurant in the Southeast by Southern Living Magazine 9 years in a row. Enjoy our relaxed family atmosphere and our menu that features extensive shellfish selections and 8-15 different fish to choose from daily. Don’t forget about Aaron’s Deli. We also serve a full NY Style Deli menu as well. Please come early or late to avoid the wait. Remember we definitely have the space to accommodate large groups as well.Visit
Established in 2002 by mother-daughter team, Karen Elsey, and Laura Leppert, Laura Alberts Tasteful Options is a restaurant, wine, beer and gift shop. A short drive from downtown Charleston, LA features two quaint dining rooms, bar, private cellar and relaxing courtyard. Laura Alberts brings fresh, local Southern cuisine to Charleston with a homegrown menu inspired by Laura and named in honor of her and late husband, Albert.
Our farm-to-table menu provides an innovative twist on traditional southern favorites. From fresh shrimp and grits to homemade pies and spreads, Laura Alberts Tasteful Options will make you feel at home and longing for your next visit.Visit
A hidden garden courtyard illuminated by flickering carriage lanterns provides the enchanting entry to Peninsula Grill, Charleston’s most romantic dining experience. Offering refined American cuisine with a hint of a Southern accent, the swank & service of a 1940s supper club, and an aesthetically stunning yet unpretentious dining room, Peninsula Grill earned a Best New U.S. Restaurant nod from Esquire magazine upon its opening and has since become one of the South’s most beloved restaurants. And no dinner at Peninsula Grill is complete without tasting the famous 12-layer Ultimate Coconut Cake®, called a “slice of heaven” by The New York Times.
An establishment with a tip the hat-- namely, Capone’s fedora-- to the age of Fitzgerald, flappers, the speakeasy and ragtime kids. We’ve captured the essence of an era when the American Dream flowed as freely as the bathtub gin, when Charleston and its rag were the song and dance of the day. This venue brings the swing back to King Street and downtown Charleston.Visit
Casual, kicked back waterfront restaurant on Shem Creek, with one of the most amazing sunset views in the Lowcountry.Visit
We're known for high standards in hospitality, casual American cuisine, house-smoked BBQ, and an unforgettable ocean-side dining experience. Dine indoors or alfresco on the inviting dog-friendly patio, home to live music and outdoor flatscreen TVs to watch the big games.Visit
Established in 2017 - Saltwater Cowboys prides itself on being Shem Creek's finest. With a passion for delectable local seafood and BBQ to boas about, SWC is sure to please any palate. Whether it's the captivating concept, or the casual atmosphere ft. some of Charleston's most scenic views, you're sure to leave craving more.Visit
An eclectic lowcountry bistro with contagious energy. Here the dining room is a natural extension of the kitchen, a place where culinary skill, a claver, considered wine program, warm service and conversations meld together. Our local farmers, fishermen and producers are as integral to the food we make as they are to our place in this community.Visit
Charleston is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Enjoy extraordinary harbor views, while passing notable landmarks, from the comfortable decks of the Spirit of Carolina. Our Executive Chef prepares a delicious three or four course dinner made to order onboard from local, seasonal ingredients. With live music from local musicians nightly and an amazing sunset over the Charleston Harbor - This is truly Live & Local Waterfront Dining!Visit
The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar, named for Revolutionary War hero, General Francis Marion, features classic Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Executive Chef Heyward Davis and Chef De Cuisine Daniel James create regional specialties.Visit
Like neighborhood taverns of old, Tavern & Table on Shem Creek is designed to be that local gathering place where friends and family get together for classic cocktails and spectacular handcrafted food in an atmosphere as comfortable as your living room. The inventive menu, created by Executive Chef Katie Lorenzen-Smith, celebrates the flavors of the Lowcountry using as many local vendors, fishermen and farmers as possible. Tavern & Table is rustic but refined offering familiar flavors presented with a little flair and a lot of fun.Visit
The Darling Oyster Bar is a full-service casual restaurant featuring fresh seafood and hand-crafted ingredients. Housed in a lovingly restored, 115-year old King Street storefront, The Darling is anchored by an exciting, 14-seat raw bar it features a reasonably priced menu, full cocktail program, semi-private event space and more. The Darling is welcoming of all palates, with several non-seafood options available daily.Visit
The Washout on Folly Beach is your place to relax and get in the Folly frame of mind. A huge patio, tons of tvs and a menu with everything from burgers and wings to kebobs and fried seafood; it’s all at The Washout.Visit
Centrally located on Coleman Blvd with private parking, our complete renovation of a historic landmark in Mt. Pleasant offers an inviting and relaxing atmosphere. Come relax with your friends on our outside patio with sectional sofa and fire pit, enjoy views of the Ravenel bridge and our grand oaks, while listening to our great Spotify music playlists. The food is outstanding, featuring seafood and steak creations that will simply amaze you, such as the Surf and Surf, with lobster, crab, scallops and shrimp. Our cocktails are simple, yet elegant. We put a great deal of care into their ingredients, from a choice of spirits, the squeezing of juices, the recipes for our mixers or the ice that goes in the glass.Visit
Great views, good times! Funky, fresh and fun! Opened February 13th, 1999, on the one of the country’s most picturesque locations, Shem Creek, Mount Pleasant, SC. With water on three sides, all tables are good tables at Vickerys. You can stroll outside onto the deck where there is additional seating, the shark bar and telescopic viewers for a closer look at nature. Vickery’s also provides first-come-first-serve public docking for customers. It is Vickery’s intent to serve a variety of dishes, some simple and creative, some complex from various regions and ethnicities, consistently good and fairly priced. All in a friendly, fun and casual atmosphere with attentive, professional service.Visit
Today at Victor Social Club, we pay homage to the social club legend, serving classic cocktails made with you in mind, icy cold beers, as well as an extensive wine list boasting with flavors from around the world. Like most club life established in the eighteenth-century, Victor Social Club is based strongly on Charleston foundations of leisure and community – values we uphold with prideVisit
Located on scenic Shem Creek, Water’s Edge brings “Downtown Dining” to the Mount Pleasant area. Just minutes from historic Downtown Charleston, we offer both waterfront and outdoor dining where guests can view the local fish and shrimp boats unloading their daily catches.
“Best Happy Hour” 8 Years Running!
Award by the Town of Mount Pleasant
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence