Best Places To Eat in Charleston SC Serving Soul Food & Local Cuisine

If you're trying to research the best places to eat in Charleston SC, you're probably overwhelmed by all of the choices.  Charleston SC is a little city with a big food scene, and only the best restaurants survive.  Competition is high in the Lowcountry,  and choosing where to eat is difficult!   If you're trying to narrow down the best places to eat in Charleston SC  for your weekend getaway this post will save you some time.

There are thousands of restaurants in Charleston,  but if you want to experience southern cookin' at it's finest, my advice to you is to "Put some south in yo' mouth!"  Stick to the restaurants that are serving local cuisine, soul food, seafood, and of course..brunch! I'm talking about shrimp and grits, BBQ, oysters, Frogmore stew, cornbread, biscuits and gravy, pimento cheese, fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, bloody marys,  lawd' have mercy!


 

BEST PLACES TO EAT IN CHARLESTON SC

  1. 12 BEST RESTAURANTS IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON SC
  2. 6 BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS IN CHARLESTON SC
  3. 6 RESTAURANTS WITH THE BEST BRUNCH IN CHARLESTON SC
  4. 6 HEALTHY GLUTEN-FREE RESTAURANTS IN CHARLESTON SC

 

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12 BEST RESTAURANTS IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON SC

For more details about these 12 best restaurants in Downtown Charleston SC, including menus, store hours, and locations, explore the map above.
Hank's Seafood Restaurant
167 Raw
Lewis Barbecue
Coast Bar and Grill
Leon's
Halls Chophouse
Magnolias
Poogan's Porch
Grill 225
82 Queen
Husk

Callie's Hot Little Biscuit


6 BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS IN CHARLESTON SC

For more details about the 6 best seafood restaurants in Charleston SC, including menus, store hours, and locations, explore the map above.
Leon's
Hank's Seafood Restaurant
Magnolias
Grill 225
Pearlz Oyster Bar

Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar


6 RESTAURANTS WITH THE BEST BRUNCH IN CHARLESTON SC

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Eli's Table
Callie's Hot Little Biscuit
Early Bird Diner
Toast
5 Church St

Sweetwater Cafe


6 HEALTHY GLUTEN-FREE RESTAURANTS IN CHARLESTON SC

For more details about 6 healthy gluten-free restaurants in Charleston SC including menus, store hours, and locations, explore the map above.
Dellz Uptown
Basic Kitchen
Xiao Bao Biscuit
Basil
Five Loaves Cafe

Cru Cafe


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