Restaurants in South Carolina

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There’s something urban, international and comfortably familiar about this well-loved hotel restaurant, particularly when host Mickey Bakst makes his... Read More

Snuggled into a tiny, rustic house hidden down a side alley, chef Jill Mathias keeps diners salivating for her daily menu that gives a nod to Southern... Read More

Oops, we stayed more than two hours for lunch (again), ordered three courses, and drank coppery-colored rosé. I just don’t want to leave this one-room... Read More

Please, please meet me here, anytime. Owners Fanny (a French beauty) and Patrick Panella (tall and handsome) already had the city’s favorite wine bar,... Read More

In a line-up of beach bars, condos, and ice cream shops on the front beach of Isle of Palms, Coda del Pesce is an outlier, serving octopus, snapper,... Read More

Sister restaurant to Charleston mainstays Magnolias and Blossom, Cypress serves a seasonal, Lowcountry- and Pacific Rim-inspired menu by James Beard... Read More

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... Read More

The bartender recommends the fresh charcuterie (they also have a cured option), and we think the catfish rillettes are smoky-incredible. Another sure... Read More

Two words: pizza and fire. This restaurant features in-season ingredients, and makes great dough, pies, and salads, all while cooking and baking with a... Read More

The founding pitmaster at Fiery Ron’s is a chef with big restaurant experience, and he’s featured live music since day one. Friends with kids love this... Read More

The kitchen consistently churns out marvels such as duck egg tartine, mangalitsa prosciutto with sage and persimmon, fluffy ricotta gnocchi, and locally... Read More

Though it’s best known for its seasonal, locally sourced cuisine, the wine program of this beloved downtown restaurant has also won serious... Read More

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... Read More

I love to order the Lowcountry gumbo at Fleet and sit on the outside deck. Right downtown and literally on pilings above the water and marsh grass, it’s... Read More

Another clandestine location, you’ll get to the entrance along a narrow, one-block street. Then enter a cozy room with a small, well-worn bar, the clink... Read More

Open since 1984 on Broad Street, this is not a coffee shop per se, but it’s a well-known fact that G&M helped bring French press coffee to... Read More

Several times, I have been lucky enough to be at the table when one of Chef Frank McMahon’s icy towers of seafood arrives. It feels like everyone in the... Read More

Get this—a fried egg, pimento cheese, grilled okra, fresh tomato, pineapple, Sriacha mayo, Canadian bacon—the toppings for BBQ sandwiches and tacos here... Read More

Hemingway vibe. High Cotton, which serves roughly 800 Espresso Martinis a month, takes its name from an old southern term for living well; high-growing... Read More

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... Read More

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,... Read More

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