Where to Dine

Many come to Charleston with one thing on their mind: food. The best grits you'll ever have, prepared in ways you never imagined. Festive dockside oyster roasts. High-end restaurants. Outdoor cafe's. Fresh from the dock seafood. Every meal is an event in itself. Prepared with perfection. Served with a warm smile. Enjoy.


A chic, classic, sophisticated place to have a cocktail and cuisine. Offering a diverse wine list & cocktails that each tell a tale of their own. We pay homage to the social club legend, serving local classics boasting flavors from around the world.
French style cafe and bar offering the best in Brasserie cuisine. Enjoy indoor/outdoor patio seating, cocktails and a well-rounded wine list. Sunday Brunch from 10am, lunch daily from 11:30am, dinner service beginning at 5:30pm. Late night menu through 1am.
Led by James Beard semifinalist Executive Chef Jeremiah Bacon, The Macintosh is home to technique-driven fare with locally sourced ingredients, firmly rooted in the South. Host a private courtyard fete in this hidden gem on bustling upper King Street.
Pawpaw offers a modern, Southern-inspired menu of small plates, craft cocktails, and boutique wines.
Stars Rooftop and Grill Room is located on upper King Street. Featuring its signature Carolina Cuisine in a stunning 1930's style Grill Room and Walnut Bar, Stars also has Charleston's only Rooftop with a 360' degree views of the city.
The Old Village Post House Inn has a number of unique spaces that are perfect for hosting your next event! Whether you're joining us for business or pleasure you are sure to enjoy our warm hospitality and delightful cuisine!
Simply Lowcountry. A casual, Southern style restaurant offering traditional Lowcountry cuisine crafted with a farm-to-table approach. Our menu features the freshest proteins and produce from local farms and docks. Located in the heart of downtown Charleston with patio seating overlooking City Market, "LB's" is a favorite of locals and visitors alike.
High Cotton Charleston is high steppin' Lowcountry living. It's a feeling of warmth and celebration that begins the moment you step inside. You'll find it in our gracious, knowledgeable servers, expertly prepared dishes and a remarkable wine and cocktail program. Now offering Saturday and Sunday Brunch.
This sophisticated Southern dining spot blends the comforts of a traditional Southern kitchen with familiar regional dishes prepared with the utmost care for quality and flavor. The menu incorporates local fresh ingredients and old family recipes to bring you Southern cooking, Lowcountry style.
One of Charleston's oldest most famous seafood restaurants. Private banquet facilities available. No room fees, set up fees or hidden charges. Order from set menus or off regular menu. Prices range from $28-$42 for all inclusive tax and tip set menus.
Tucked away in a Victorian house on Queen Street, Poogan's Porch is one of Charleston's oldest restaurants. With private dining space for groups of varying size, enjoy Chef Daniel Doyle's contemporary approach to Lowcountry cuisine at your next event.
Blossom serves Lowcountry-inspired cuisine highlighting the best local seafood. Executive Chef Adam Close showcases simple, clean dishes sourced from area fishermen and farmers, featuring raw bar selections, plus favorites including She Crab soup, Pan-Roasted Mahi and Jumbo Lump Crab Cake.
The Fish House is Charleston’s premier location for waterfront dining from our main dining room or rooftop bar. The menu changes seasonally and offers a variety of options from both land and sea with a focus on featuring fresh catches of the day and locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible.
Join us onboard the Spirit of Carolina for a fantastic evening of delicious food and breathtaking harbor views. The “Live & Local” Dinner Cruise features live music and a locally-sourced menu, all prepared to order onboard. Whether you are celebrating a romantic evening for two or a celebration for 100 the dinner cruise is an unforgettable experience.
For 33 years, 82 Queen has been known for gracious Southern hospitality and fresh, local, award-winning cuisine. Our private dining rooms and exquisite brick courtyard create perfect settings to accommodate parties of 10-40. Nestled in the historic French Quarter between Meeting and King Streets.
McCrady's Tavern is a lively, everyday gathering place and offers reimagined American Classics created by Chef Sean Brock.
Classically and casually Southern, Poogan's Smokehouse sources from local farmers and purveyors to create authentic flavors. This bright, industrial loft offers private dining for groups of varying size, making it the perfect casual event space on East Bay Street.
Tucked away, off of historic King Street, we provide Charleston’s ultimate dining experience, and pride ourselves in serving the highest quality cuts of steaks. We are your prime choice, offering fresh seafood, signature prime rib, succulent steaks, tableside salad preparations & enticing desserts.
Touted as "one of the best and most distinctive steakhouses in America," Oak Steakhouse presents classic steakhouse cuisine alongside locally sourced seafood and produce. The timeless setting artfully complements its classic menu making Oak among the most distinctive dining spaces in the country.
Vincent Chicco's serves up Italian-American fare. Celebrating classic flavors, domestic ingredients & house made pastas in a sophisticated atmosphere. Offering dinner nightly with a private banquet room to host up to 100 guests. Step back in time and enjoy classic Italian-American flavor.
Igniting a culinary renaissance upon opening in 1990, Magnolias remains a forerunner in upscale Southern cuisine. The celebrated menu features classics and interpretations of traditional local cuisine like the Down South Egg Roll, Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Shellfish over Grits.
The acclaimed Forbes Four Star Charleston Grill features a unique balance of Southern, French and Contemporary cuisines while nightly jazz creates an elegant, yet relaxed ambiance. From the impeccable service to the nearly 1,300-label wine list, Charleston Grill is a favorite among locals.
Fresh Lowcountry seafood every day- all day! Dining on the Patio deck overlooking the Market. Casual atmosphere. Groups welcomed. Reservations accepted."Southern Seafood and a Darn Good Time" Call 843-853-2900
Casual dining featuring Lowcountry specialties. Award-winning shrimp & grits and Certified SC farm fresh ingredients artfully prepared by our chefs. Overlooks historic Marion Square and King Street and features live piano music on the weekends. Private dining available for up to 30.
Featuring custom-aged, USDA Prime steaks, served with the signature sizzle, an award-winning wine list and legendary hospitality, Ruth's Chris Steak House is synonymous with refined taste, exceptional service and top notch cuisine. Conveniently located on Market Street, Ruth's Chris is open daily at 4:00PM for dinner and happy hour. Open for lunch/brunch on Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 11:30AM.
Oyster House is located in the heart of historic downtown Charleston. Enjoy fresh seafood and lowcountry favorites in our newly renovated dining room and bar. A private dining room is available for your special occasion or gathering.
Charleston's freshest seafood, with laid back Lowcountry style. Coast's chefs meet daily with local farmers and fishermen to procure the freshest seafood and produce available. Featuring wood-grilled fish, a full raw bar, and a refreshing drink list. Open nightly from 5:30pm. Outdoor seating available.
Halls Chophouse is a family-owned restaurant. We value hospitality and a dining experience that guests revere. Call for private parties or functions- breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Dinner open to the public 7 nights a week and a Gospel Brunch on Sunday.
Swig and Swine is all about BBQ done the old fashioned way; hardwood smoked. We are serious about four things BBQ, Craft Beer, Bourbon, and having fun. If you are looking for a pig pickin' at your home or venue, we will roll up "The Smoker Rig" right up to your event!
Circa 1886 Restaurant features a menu inspired by historic Southern dishes highlighting what is local and in season. Awards: Forbes Four Star, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, AAA Four Diamond, TripAdvisor Travelers Choice and Dirona recommended.
Located next to The Visitor Center, The Bus Shed and The Visitor Center parking garage in Downtown Charleston, SOL serves made from scratch food with Southwestern influences as well as fresh juiced margaritas and handcrafted cocktails.
Edmund's Oast can host events in The Bower and adjacent courtyard, the private patio or the entire restaurant. Located less than a mile away, the production brewery and taproom--Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co—can host inside and on the outside patio.
​The Alley offers am experience unlike anything in Charleston! In addition to 8 retro bowling lanes and arcade games, the venue features a 150-seat restaurant, 10+ television screens including 2 projectors, and a classic American menu.
The unique charming Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview captures the spirit of Charleston and invites your group to enjoy the spectacular views of the Charleston cityscape and harbor. The Harborview Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails. Group meal options available.
At Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., we serve shrimp specialties, chicken, pasta and other Lowcountry favorites. We specialize in group events and have indoor and outdoor banquet space available. c. 1880 refurbished Ice House, located in the Historic Market District.
Fresh Lowcountry seafood every day-all day! Waterfront dinning on the Intracoastal Waterway. Casual atmosphere. Large groups welcomed. Reservations accepted."Southern Seafood and a Darn Good Time" 843-795-1963
With a thoughtful menu of multi-regional barbecue, inspired plates, and eclectic beverage offerings, served with a side of hospitality, Home Team BBQ's casual, family-friendly atmosphere provides the perfect space for your next event!
The Middleton Place Restaurant offers classic southern fare served in a beautiful garden setting. For lunch, visitors may select from a wide variety of traditional southern dishes. Dinner guests can enjoy a stroll in the gardens before pampering themselves in an elegant candlelit atmosphere.
Tucked away on Charleston's bustling upper King Street, The Cocktail Club offers an extensive selection of housemade infusions, rare liquors and one-of-a-kind beverages. The Cocktail Club features three spacious interior lounges as well as a spacious rooftop terrace and bar.