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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.

Dining

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.
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.
King Street's only day garden! Offering southern inspired al fresca dining experiences, our street level garden makes for the perfect lunch, reception, dinner or after party. The garden is equipped with overhead heaters and partial covered space for inclement weather.
Located on Queen Street, Poogan’s Porch is Charleston’s oldest independent culinary establishment. Recognized by Martha Stewart Living, Southern Living, and The Travel Channel (among many others), our beautifully restored Victorian house is the perfect southern spot for daily brunch and dinner.
With an iconic location on Upper King Street and 2725 square feet of event space that includes a rooftop bar, Uptown Social marries classic Charleston design with a festive atmosphere for meetings, corporate events and retreats.
Elegant dining room with a menu serving shareable appetizers such as seafood towers, and oysters and classic steakhouse entrees, and local seafood specialties. The centerpiece bar offers signature cocktails, as well as a selection of barrel-aged cocktails, beer, and wine.
Igniting a culinary renaissance upon opening in 1990, Magnolias remains at the forefront of upscale Southern cuisine. The Upper-Level Gallery offers two elegant dining rooms located directly above Magnolias restaurant, accommodating both intimate & larger format dinners.
Good old-fashioned Italian American fare, celebrating domestic ingredients, handmade pastas, rich homemade sauces and a full-service bar. Step back and enjoy classic flavors!
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.
Located within the iconic 1 Broad Street corner building, Brasserie la Banque is an homage to traditional French cuisine in a lively environment. Helmed by chef Jeb Aldrich, the menu features traditional French dishes alongside more innovative fare. La Banque celebrates life's memorable moments from impromptu drinks to leisurely meals.
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.
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.
Classically and casually Southern, Poogan’s Smokehouse brings all that is tried and true to the supper table, sourcing from local farmers and purveyors to create bold, authentic flavors. Located in downtown Charleston on East Bay Street, our industrial loft is ideal for groups.
For 37 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.
Serving fresh Lowcountry seafood every day in our casual, family friendly restaurant! Enjoy waterfront dining overlooking Shem Creek. Indoor and patio seating available.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
From our house-made baked goods to our famous buttermilk fried chicken, fluffy biscuits and fresh seafood, Poogan's Southern Kitchen offers a comfortable and approachable dining experience in Nexton, in Summerville, SC.
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
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.
Southern style restaurant offering traditional Lowcountry dishes, with a farm-to-table approach. Our menu features the freshest proteins & produce form local farms and docks.
Just steps away from bustling King Street lies the newly renovated Forbes Four Star Charleston Grill. Featuring a unique balance of Southern, French, and Contemporary cuisines and nightly local 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 and visitors alike.
?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.
Featuring a large outdoor patio, live music inside and out and an incredible selection of flavors from the wood-fired kitchen and our 27 taps. Relax and join us!
The Oyster Shed is Charleston’s premier venue for casual, contemporary luncheons, dinners and special events. Our 70+ capacity space, housed in a traditional Charleston single house and flanked by a gorgeous brick patio, is the ideal space for Lowcountry entertaining.
Circa 1886 is an award-winning fine-dining restaurant featuring a unique menu concept that takes guests on a journey through the belly of South Carolina foodways from its humble beginnings. From anniversaries and family reunions, to weddings, bridal luncheons and rehearsal dinners, our staff is experienced in creating unique, personalized and memorable events.
Award-winning Lewis Barbecue offers its legendary Texas-style ‘cue for on-site and off-site catering as well as large orders for pickup or delivery. Allow Famed Pitmaster John Lewis and his crew to create a customized barbecue feast for your next event.
The unique charming Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview captures the spirit of Charleston and invites your group to enjoy spectacular views of the Charleston cityscape and harbor. The Harborview Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails. Group meal options available.
Holy City Brewing boasts a 20,000 square-foot brewhouse, taproom and kitchen. It sits on 4.5 acres of land next to Noisette Creek for guests to eat, drink and enjoy.
Discover modern American cuisine with a coastal influence while enjoying spectacular views of Charleston at our vibrant rooftop bar and restaurant.
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.
Charleston Marriott’s signature restaurant, Saffire, artfully blends the spirit of Charleston with high energy American Fusion cuisine.
At The Watch Roopftop Kitchen & Spirits, The Restoration's very own farm to table restaurant, it's all about celebrating the bounty of local ingredients, sourced directly from nearby purveyors, and enjoying one of the best views in the entire city.
Anything but common, Wild Common is Charleston's wildly unique and unforgettable culinary experience. Featuring Executive Chef Orlando Pagán’s menu, share this experience at your next downtown event.