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

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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Located on Upper King St, under the Hyatt Place Hotel near the corner of Spring & King St. With an artistic, energetic & casual atmosphere, MESU works best for the casual welcome reception, dinner or conference after party. Offering Mexican fare & fresh sushi complimented by a wide selection of tequila, sake and other beverage selections.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Swig & Swine is the Lowcountry's authentic all-wood smoked barbecue joint. With custom smokers that burn only wood, Swig & Swine specializes in house-smoked meats and creative sides served in a funky BBQ spot with outdoor seating, craft beer and bourbon.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Swig & Swine Mount Pleasant is the Lowcountry's authentic all-wood smoked barbecue joint. With custom smokers that burn only wood, Swig & Swine specializes in house-smoked meats and creative sides served in a funky BBQ spot with outdoor seating, craft beer and bourbon.
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 groups of 25-120.
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.
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.
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.
Bourbon N’ Bubbles is Charleston's luxury restaurant & bar, available for private dining & events. Our restaurant seats 70+ guests, 200 standing and offers two elegant spaces that can be separated to semi-private spaces for small groups.
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.
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.
Swig & Swine is the Lowcountry's authentic all-wood smoked barbecue joint. With custom smokers that burn only wood, Swig & Swine specializes in house-smoked meats and creative sides served in a funky BBQ spot with outdoor seating, craft beer and bourbon.
?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.
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.
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.
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.
One restaurant with two distinct experiences: Modern Steakhouse & Lively Casual Patio. Three private event spaces with capacities from 25-100 people. Utilizing the finest, freshest ingredients, it has been voted a Top 100 Steakhouse and Bourbon Bars in America.
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 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.
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.
Wild Common is a wildly unique and unforgettable culinary experience by Chef Pagan featuring Tasting Menus, a la carte dining & Chef's Table - great for groups & celebrations!