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Dining Guide for Charleston, SC

Charleston SC Restaurants

Charleston is home to a wide variety of cuisine. When looking for a place to eat, your possibilities are endless. With everything from seafood to Italian to traditional Low Country Cuisine and southern cooking, making a decision on where to eat is much harder than it sounds. You really can’t go wrong at one of our award winning restaurants. Some of the most famous restaurants in Charleston are known for their phenomenal seafood dishes that are sure to be a crowd favorite. Charleston also embraces that Low Country and southern cooking and is sure to please that home cooking craving many guests have. If you are just looking for a quick bite to eat, many of the bakeries, coffee shops and cafes are sure to suite your needs. Wherever you choose to dine, every restaurant in Charleston is sure to be a memorable experience.


Featured Restaurants in Charleston SC

  • Hank's Seafood Restaurant

    Despite the fierce competitive culinary atmosphere in Charleston, Hank's Seafood vies for a spot on the list of top-tier seafood restaurants. Located in a turn-of-the-century warehouse, this restaurant models itself after the classic Charleston fish houses of the 1940's, complete with a deep wood bar, circular leather booths and warm lighting. Its extensive menu consists of specialties such as Fried Seafood Platters, Charleston Oyster Stew, Pan-fried Crab Cakes and Shellfish Cocktails. The ever-present crowd is testament enough to Hank's fabulous food.

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Recommended Charleston SC Restaurants


Hank's Seafood

The aroma of freshly cooked seafood hits you as soon as you walk it. The mussels are a must have and the service is great!


Friendly Service, Amazing Seafood and a ridiculous amount of history. It's a little busy so be sure to get there early.

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Pearlz Oyster Bar

Raw Oysters, Steamed Oysters, Fried Oysters, Oyster Rockefeller, Oyster Shooters plus Great Martini's, Mahi Taco's and more...

Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

Awesome Oysters and a huge selection of great starters. Try the Oyster Po-Boy or an Oyster Shooter and maybe some Beer!

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She Crab Soup

Poogan's Porch

Some of the BEST She-Crab Soup, but the Cheese Fritters, Biscuits and Shrimp and Greats are equally amazing!


Definitely start with the She-Crab Soup and maybe the Crab Cakes or Wedge Salad. Just about everything on the menu is great!

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Fine Dining


Hidden down exchange near the waterfront. Amazing menu and fantastic service! A spectacular date night restaurant.


You will need to walk down the alley to get into the restaurant but it only adds to the ambiance. Great wine list and amazing food!

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Kid Friendly

Hominy Grill

Great southern menu for really any time of the day; breakfast, lunch or dinner. And it's really kid friendly, super fast service!

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

Absolutely perfect for kids. Great menu. Energetic service. And perfect location right alongside the market.

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Toast of Charleston

Truly just a great breakfast restaurant and it's open for Breakfast 7 days a week. You're not going to be disappointed!

Red Drum Restaurant

Located over the bridge in Mt. Pleasant, this is a great hidden neighborhood gem with an excellent brunch menu and more...

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