Restaurants in South Carolina

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Sit under the surf art that covers the bamboo-lined walls, and order grilled grouper sandwiches in this narrow space on Center Street with a surfboard... Read More

At lunchtime and dinnertime, hungry locals pack into this pillbox eatery to sip champagne flutes and eye the seafood counter, where they can slurp down... Read More

Chef Nate Whiting earned his reputation as one of Charleston's gastronomical wizards, serving up elevated tapas-style dishes that make dinner... Read More

Meat lovers will want to slide into booths at Artisan Meat Share ("AMS") and order up boards of artisanal charcuterie—perhaps even splurge on the $50 ... Read More

One of those surprises-in-a-plaza places, Bacco serves octopus and clams, just-baked breads, pizza, and other delicious Mediterranean fare from their... Read More

When the “open” light is on at this non-descript store front on Folly Road, it’s time to stop by for whatever’s just come out of the oven. Specialties... Read More

East Bay Street sees the brunt of the tourist crowds, and many visitors are happy to stumble upon this independent bakery and coffeehouse. Bakehouse... Read More

Antler laced chandeliers and white tablecloths set a rough-meets-regal tone, perfect for noshing on crispy oysters with smoked bacon, or quail over... Read More

Worth the short drive to Sullivan's Island, this bright little sweet shop churns out dreamy artisanal gelato and sorbets using locally sourced... Read More

From the outside, this King Street bar often looks like it’s closed. There are no overhead lights here, no bright signs or TV screens—just a room of low... Read More

Black Tap is easily Charleston's hippest coffee purveyor, and for good reason: they roast their beans on a nearby island, achieve perfect pour-overs,... Read More

Black Tap is without a doubt, Charleston’s favorite minimal coffee house. The coffee at this light-filled Beaufain Street shop is hand-poured... Read More

Overlooking the beach and the fishing pier, Blu is a champion of the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood program and it’s where local high... Read More

When owner Robert Barber accepted a James Beard Award in New York City for his family’s super-rustic oyster and fish house, he was wearing white rubber... Read More

At Bowens, fresh steamed oysters are served by the shovel-full. Hungry patrons line up for heaping portions of crispy fried whitefish, Frogmore Stew,... Read More

Chef Frank McMahon already has a following for his fish cookery at Hank’s Seafood nearby, but this place goes Parisian—with tile floors and café chairs... Read More

Brasserie Gigi opened in 2014 and is already earning buzz for its Parisian style and flowing French Champagne, but not many people have discovered the... Read More

This one is a local favorite. In a narrow house with a long side porch on St. Phillip Street, the Brown’s Court crew bakes everything from English... Read More

Deliciously inventive sandwiches with dedication to local sourcing (they even have a garden out back) make this hip and rustic eatery a go-to lunch spot... Read More

De-licious sandwiches are the bread and butter (or grilled squash or roast beef or local fish or whatever else they’re serving) at this lunch hangout in... Read More

Tucked on a side street just off King, Café Framboise lures passersby with excellent coffee, freshly baked breads, creative crepes, puff pastry tarts,... Read More

This small shop on upper King serves a variety of hot biscuits, like cheese-chive, buttermilk, country ham, fried chicken, or black pepper bacon, with... Read More

Housed inside the Charleston Place Hotel in downtown the Charleston Grill offers diners a unique blend of southern, French, and contemporary cuisines,... Read More

More than 1,300 wine labels fill the cellar in this Charleston Place restaurant, including many rare vintage wines arranged in the mahogany cabinets in... Read More

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