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Restaurants in Charleston

Restaurants in Charleston typically focus on traditional Southern cuisine, exploring the region’s ingredients and history. Shrimp and grits, ribs, catfish, gumbo and other Lowcountry classics are at their best here. But Charleston restaurants are not afraid to innovate, and some of the most exciting eateries in the country can be found here. Charleston Grill serves a refined menu divided into four categories: Pure, with light, clean dishes; Lush, featuring luxurious, French-inspired flavors; Southern, interpreting local classics; and Cosmopolitan, splashed with influences from all over the world. Live jazz music sets the mood for a lovely night.

At Husk, get a taste of the greatest Southern ingredients, courtesy of James Beard Award-winner Sean Brock. To ensure absolute freshness, the menu changes daily, depending on ingredient availability. You might find rabbit paté, pork ribs or an arugula-peach salad–who knows? There’s only one rule: “If it doesn’t come from the South, it’s not coming through the door.” You can’t visit Charleston without treating yourself to a serious barbecue. Head to Home Team BBQ, one of the best casual restaurants in Charleston for wings, pulled pork, ribs and fried catfish.

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  • Charleston Grill

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Housed inside the Charleston Place Hotel in downtown the Charleston Grill offers diners a unique blend of southern, French, and contemporary cuisin... More
  • Cintra

    Classic Northern Italian More
  • Circa 1886

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Cypress

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Sister restaurant to Charleston mainstays Magnolias and Blossom, Cypress serves a seasonal, Lowcountry- and Pacific Rim-inspired menu by James Bear... More
  • FIG (Food Is Good)

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Fleet Landing

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Tradd Newton renovated an abandoned, 1940’s naval building to open Fleet Landing. The restaurant sits on top of the marsh on the city's peninsula t... More
  • High Cotton, Charleston

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Hemingway vibe. High Cotton, which serves roughly 800 Espresso Martinis a month, takes its name from an old southern term for living well; high-gro... More
  • Hominy Grill

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Chef Robert Stehling may not be a Lowcountry local, but his "highrise" biscuits and breakfast shrimp are as authentic as Nana used to make, and the... More
  • Martha Lou's Kitchen

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Three generations of the Gadsden family cook at this tiny soul-food cookshop. More
  • McCrady's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Luxe low country. McCrady's is Charleston's first tavern, built in 1778 in the heart of the city's historic French quarter. More
  • Mercato, Charleston

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located on North Market Street, Mercato serves upscale interpretations of classic Italian fare. While the menu contains the requisite fettuccine al... More
  • Oak Steakhouse

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Housed inside the 150-year-old South Carolina Loan & Trust building, Oak Steakhouse serves steaks, local seafood, and vegetarian dishes with a farm... More
  • Peninsula Grill

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The Peninsula Grill, which opened in N. Market Street’s Planters Inn in 1997, transports diners into the state’s historic past with its southern-in... More
  • Pitt Street Pharmacy

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Slightly North of Broad

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar

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