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Restaurants in South Carolina

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these South Carolina restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best South Carolina restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in South Carolina to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best South Carolina restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in South Carolina.

  • Bluffton Oyster Factory

    Be sure to stop by to watch Gullah women hand-shuck buckets of briny May River bounty. More
  • 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
  • Chocolate Tree

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • 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
  • Inlet Crab House Restaurant & Raw Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The bivalves here come steamed or on the half shell. More
  • Lee's Inlet

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Linda's Bistro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Malia's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Martha Lou's Kitchen

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

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