Charleston Restaurants

Circa 1886

Nestled in the gardens behind the Wentworth Mansion in downtown Charleston, Circa 1886 offers a true Charleston fine dining experience in a unique and intimate atmosphere. Our exquisite menu, original carriage house ambiance and professional service provide the perfect setting for any occasion including Charleston weddings, bridal luncheons, corporate meetings and private parties.

Location: 149 Wentworth Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 853-7828

 

Coast Bar & Grill

With laid back Lowcountry style, COAST serves up Charleston's freshest seafood. Established in 2002, and housed in what was originally an indigo warehouse, this Charleston fish house redefines "fresh" from the menu to the decor. COAST features 40-ft ceilings, rustic tin roofs, and paintings from around the world, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of an eclectic beach bar. Enjoy a Peach Blanco Sangria outside on the patio, or a delicious bottle of wine in the spacious bar lined with preserved palm trees

Location: 39-D John Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 722-8838

 

Southend Brewery & Smokehouse

Located in the heart of the historic downtown Charleston Peninsula, we offer a variety of American food and microbrews. From regional cuisine, exquisite custom-crafted beers, a rustic-but-upscale setting, kid-friendly environment, and live entertainment, we provide our guests with the Charleston restaurant experience for lunch, dinner, and after-hours entertainment. The center of attention is a functional and beautiful "brewhouse" encased in glass and Charleston's only indoor glass elevator. Come enjoy a casual, relaxed atmosphere with live acoustic music, great beer and spectacular waterfront views overlooking the Charleston Harbor.

Location: 161 East Bay Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 853-4677

 

Poogan's Porch Restaurant

Since opening in 1976, Poogan’s Porch has been a favorite of well-known celebrities, politicians, tourists and locals alike who rave about this Southern institution. Whether it’s a warm homemade buttermilk biscuit and sausage gravy for brunch, a bowl of lump crab she-crab soup for lunch, or our signature peanut-encrusted catfish for dinner, we know your meal at Poogan’s will be unforgettable. We hope you will visit us on the porch soon!

Location: 72 Queen Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 577-2337

 

MUSE Restaurant & Wine Bar

Restaurant set in an elegant home features Mediterranean flavor. Cozy open bar leads out to a terrace. Great wine selection.

Location: 82 Society Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 577-1102

 

Tristan

We see the world a little differently here at Tristan. We have a passion for distinctive ingredients - whether they come from exotic places or in farm fresh baskets from nearby Johns Island. We invite you to drop in any time - for a quick drink, a meal, or an occasion you want to savor for decades to come.

Location: 55 South Market Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 534-2155

 

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Fleet Landing Restaurant

Charleston has a new “come as you are” casual seafood restaurant with a waterfront view that is a distinctive destination unto itself. Housed in a 1940s retired naval building on the east side of the Charleston peninsula, Fleet Landing restaurant features Chef Drew Hedlund’s fusion of classic and contemporary Southern seafood fare in a setting that celebrates the area’s waterfront heritage.

Location: 186 Concord Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 722-8100

 

Toast Of Charleston

The home of the bottomless Mimosa…voted best breakfast by the New York Times!

Location: 155 Meeting Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 534-0043

 

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Anson Restaurant

Anson Restaurant ... a favorite Charleston, SC restaurant with Southern architecture, elegant interior decor and gracious hospitality...Anson's cuisine and ambiance reflect worldly sophistication and Lowcountry lifestyle.

Location: 12 Anson Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 577-0551

 

The Library at Vendue Inn

The Library is located in The Vendue Inn, surrounded by historic Charleston. Both hotel guests and locals savor the elegance and sophistication in this decidedly Lowcountry restaurant. The Library has been a traditional haunt of residents and visitors to Charleston's Historic District.

Location: 19 Vendue Range, Charleston

Phone: (843) 577-7970

 

Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar

Known for its award-winning Shrimp and Grits, The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar overlooks historic Marion Square Park and is popular with both locals and visitors to Charleston. Guests can enjoy live jazz piano Friday and Saturday nights while sipping cocktails in the casually elegant surroundings.

Location: 387 King Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 724-8888

 

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Bocci's Italian Restaurant

Bocci’s is a great Italian restaurant with a great wine selection serving lunch and dinner daily.

Location: 158 Church Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 720-2121

 

The Buccaneer

The Buccaneer restaurant resides in an historic warehouse dating back to the late 1700s. It’s located in what was Charleston’s original wharf front district on cobblestoned Faber Street.

Location: No. 5 Faber Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 805-5065

 

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Carolina's

A landmark in Charleston’s rich culinary history, Carolina’s offers a contemporary approach to Lowcountry cuisine, with local ingredients and classically rooted preparations.

Location: 10 Exchange Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 724-3800

 

Caviar & Bananas

The Caviar & Bananas experience is filled with a love of best-of-breed products, sourced locally and from around the globe. Our gourmet market and café is designed to indulge and gratify the five senses with all things gourmet. Bring an appetite. Bring a friend.

Location: 51 George Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 577-7757

 

Sticky Fingers Smokehouse

Welcome to Sticky Fingers. Our restaurants are known for the best authentic Memphis-style ribs and barbecue in the South.

Location: 235 Meeting Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 853-RIBS

 

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High Cotton

Welcome to pure Charleston. Our heart pine floors, wide-bladed ceiling fans and walls of hand-made brick have been the signatures of Lowcountry high-life since antebellum times. Even our name is derived from plantation jargon for livin’ large. You can almost hear the echoes of local planters doing deals over glasses of brown whiskey.

Location: 199 East Bay Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 724-3815

 

McCrady's Restaurant

Inventive cuisine fresh from the farm…McCrady’s is committed to using sustainable, local products as possible.

Location: 2 Unity Alley, Charleston

Phone: (843) 577-0025

 

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Slightly North Of Broad

In a 19th century brick warehouse located just north of historic Broad Street, you'll taste what the Maverick brand of southern cooking is all about. Award-winning executive chef Frank Lee starts with the Carolina Lowcountry's rich resources, then adds his own blend of flavors from Charleston's multicultural heritage. Our open kitchen brings this whole process within view, making the sights, sounds and scents a tantalizing part of your dining experience.

Location: 192 East Bay Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 723-3424

 

Hyman's Seafood

Enjoy your favorite seafood cook the way you like it!

Location: 215 Meeting Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 723-6000

 

TBonz Gill & Grill

Our daily Happy Hour in the bar attracts locals and tourists alike. Enjoy one of our award-winning Homegrown Ales on tap that complement any meal. We highly recommend our signature appetizer Tommy's Texas Cheese Fries Deluxe.

Location: 80 North Market Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 577-2511

 

PearlZ Oyster Bar

Located in the historic district of Charleston on East Bay Street, the original Pearlz is a fun, eclectic restaurant serving only the freshest seafood in a casual dining atmosphere.

Location: 153 East Bay Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 577-5755

 

Kaminsky's

Located in downtown Charleston, Kaminsky's "most excellent" desserts are prepared fresh each day by our talented pastry chefs with selections changing daily. We encourage you to explore our selection of signature desserts housed in the case at the front door.

Location: 78 North Market Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 853-8270

 

82 Queen

Nothing compares to the fine dining experience offered by this charming restaurant nestled in Charleston’s historic French Quarter. With a focus on gracious Southern hospitality and fresh local cuisine, 82 Queen has been providing her guests with a uniquely “Charleston” dining experience for almost a quarter of a century.

Location: 82 Queen Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 723-7591

 

The Boathouse Restaurants

The Boathouse at Breach Inlet offers lunch, Sunday brunch and dinner service. The Boathouse is committed to using local products whenever possible, and is a Platinum Member of the Sustainable Seafood Initiative.

Location: Isle of Palms

Phone: (843) 886-8000

 

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

Food is the hero at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. We serve food that makes our employees proud and will make you want to return. Our menu features shrimp, of course. But we’ve won awards for our dixie-style baby back ribs and our drink menu as well. Once you've had one of our margaritas hand-shaken at your table, you’re sure to be a fan.

Location: 99 South Market Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 723-5665

 

California Dreaming

Make it Fresh and Make it Right. These two simple ideals make California Dreaming the perfect night out. Whether you want to get away from the kids or bring them along, California Dreaming always has huge portions, generous pricing and unbeatable American cuisine.

Location: 1 Ashley Point Drive, Charleston

Phone: (843) 766-1644

 

Charleston Crab Shack

Overflowing buckets of fresh, local seafood, smiling faces, and cheap to boot! The Crab Shacks have the best fried fish, succulent crab legs and big, big baskets of shrimp. Come on in and roll up your sleeves for one shell of a good deal! Lunch and dinner served 7 days a week at all three locally-owned Charleston restaurant locations.

Location: 1901 Ashley River Road, Charleston

Phone: (843) 763-4494

 

Oak Steak House

We invite you to enjoy our historical setting on elite Broad Street, our Prime, wood-fired beef, and our superior service and genteel hospitality.

Location: 17 Broad Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 722-4220

 

Hank's Seafood Restaurant

Great food and a charming ambiance can only equal an extraordinary dining experience! Hank's Seafood restaurant is located in a turn-of-the-century warehouse overlooking the Historic Market.

Location: 10 Hayne Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 723-FISH

 

Wild Wing Cafe

Whether you're a wing lover or not, we think you'll love Wild Wing. Because at Wild Wing Cafe, we dedicate ourselves to quality. You won't find a lot of pre-packaged processed food around here. We hand patty our own burgers from fresh Grade A lean ground beef. Our chicken fingers are fresh tenderloins, dipped in our homemade batter and fried to order. Our onion rings are hand cut and dipped in a mildly spicy beer batter. We even make our own dressings fresh every day.

Location: 36 North Market Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 722-WING

 

Mercato Italian Restaurant

MERCATO brings delicious Italian-American dishes to Charleston’s historic City Market. It conveys an Italian attitude - expressive, stylish and fun. MERCATO offers a comfortable ambiance and spirited bar scene paced by Café Jazz Monday - Saturday nights.

Location: 102 North Market Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 722-6393

 

Peninsula Grill

Elegant but not pretentious, stylish but not stuffy, The Peninsula Grill at the Planters Inn captures the true essence of Charleston in both ambiance and cuisine. Enjoy four-star, four-diamond dining in the heart of the City Market.

Location: 112 North Market Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 723-0700

 

Gilligan's On The Market

Join us downtown at 14 N. Market Street at the end of the Market (between East Bay and Concord). We're open for lunch and dinner daily, plus Gilligan's on the Market is offering a great late night menu at the bar. We have a great selection of dishes to satisfy all of your lunch, dinner or late night cravings!

Location: 14 North Market Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 853-2244

 

39 Rue de Jean

Located in historic downtown Charleston, SC, 39 Rue de Jean is a refined French café and bar offering the best in classic Brasserie cuisine. The creations of our culinary team pay homage to the classic brasserie cuisine that inspired vehemently loyal Parisians.

Location: 39 Rue de Jean, Charleston

Phone: (843) 722-8881

 

A.W. Shucks Oyster Bar

In 1978, long before Charleston became known as an international tourist destination; A. W. Shuck’s opened on The Market. It was a place for locals, where one could get a plate of fried shrimp, a dozen raw oysters, or an ice cold pitcher of beer.

Location: 70 State Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 723-1151

 

Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar

We specialize in a variety of seafood dishes such as oysters, clams, shrimp, fresh fish, and raw bar. A Charleston tradition in downtown dining with the best of lowcountry cooking and cuisine.

Location: 205 East Bay Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 853-8600

 

Blossom

Traditional twists and innovative flavors…Sunday Brunch.

Location: 171 East Bay Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 722-9200

 

Tommy Condon's Irish Pub

Have you ever been in an authentic Irish pub and restaurant? Well, tucked away on Church Street, just a half block off Charleston's historic market; you will find Tommy Condon's, a pub that will delight your soul. At Tommy's you will very likely happen upon a bit of frolic, friendly conversation, laughter and song.

Location: 160 Church Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 577-3818

 

Virginia's On King

Virginia's on King specializes in upscale interpretations of traditional Southern fare. Each plate, prepared with the freshest, local ingredients, is a reflection of family recipes and Southern cooking traditions.

Location: 412 King Street, Charleston

Phone: (843) 735-5800