Charleston

Peter Frank Edwards
Local Experts: Charleston, Sandy Lang

By Local Expert Sandy Lang

Best Places to Eat in Charleston’s Cannonborough

1
Hominy Grill

Hominy Grill

This breakfast-lunch-and-dinner menu is built on many of the signature Charleston flavors I love most—like butter beans, collard greens, fish and grits, and homemade chocolate pudding. The patio and pass-through cocktails window added a few years ago made it a destination for a pre-meal Bloody Mary or Planter’s Punch; the hefty mugs of strong coffee make it equally ideal for weekday breakfasts.

2
Two Borough’s Larder

Two Borough’s Larder

This rustic nook of a place is best known for its delicious noodle bowls made with pork broth and an egg on top (so good); but all sorts of comforting, tasty food comes from the tiny, fiery kitchen. There are interesting beverages too, including sake, brown-rice green tea, and growlers of the Larder’s own craft beer. 

3
Xiao Bao Biscuit

Xiao Bao Biscuit

There’s no restaurant sign here; just a Monkey King mural painted on the side of this former gas station to let you know you’re in the right place. The cabbage pancakes here are a  must-order, with or without the egg or pork. So are the Mapo Mule cocktails. And no one minds if you go solo to the long bar for drinks, Thai spicy papaya salad, or the egg roll with duck-leg confit.

4
The Grocery

The Grocery

It’s fascinating to sit near the kitchen of this restaurant, and watch Chef Kevin Johnson and his crew get their farm-to-table plates ready to serve. The whole, wood-fire-roasted fish is superb; I like to put it at the center of the table and let everyone taste. But I also make sure to order the charcuterie, the bone marrow with pickled cauliflower, or the duck and beans in the cast-iron pan of cassoulet. 

5
Dave’s Carry-Out

Dave’s Carry-Out

This place is a classic for fried seafood, turkey wings, and a can of soda while you’re waiting…and you’ll probably have to wait a bit. At this longtime corner take-out (right next door to Two Borough’s Larder), the soul food is served hot and to-order, with white rice, lima beans or French fries.


Visit the Best Places to Eat in Cannonborough Charleston

Dave’s Carry-Out
47 Morris St (Coming St.), Charleston, SC 29403, United States
6.1/10

People like this place

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
1
The Grocery
4 Cannon St (at King St), Charleston, SC 29403, United States
9/10

People like this place

American Restaurant
3
Xiao Bao Biscuit
224 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403, United States
9.2/10

People like this place

Vietnamese Restaurant
2
Two Borough’s Larder
186 Coming St, Charleston, SC 29403, United States
8.9/10

People like this place

New American Restaurant
2
Hominy Grill
207 Rutledge Ave (at Cannon St), Charleston, SC 29403, United States
9/10

People like this place

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
2
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