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Popular Restaurants in Charleston

If you're a first time visitor to Charleston, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a smaller local eatery could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the restaurants may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about restaurants in Charleston.

What are some good restaurants in Charleston?

Here are some of the most recommended restaurants in Charleston.

76 Queen St Charleston, SC (843) 577-2500
Hominy Grill
207 Rutledge Ave Charleston, SC (843) 937-0930
232 Meeting St Charleston, SC (843) 805-5900
Slightly North of Broad
192 E Bay St Charleston, SC
Middleton Place
4300 Ashley River Road Charleston, SC (843) 556-6020
Bowen's Island Restaurant
1870 Bowens Island Rd Charleston, SC (843) 795-2757
Poogan's Porch
72 Queen St. Charleston, SC
2 Unity Aly Charleston, SC (843) 577-0025
495 King St Charleston, SC (843) 577-0100
Cru Cafe
18 Pinckney St Charleston, SC (843) 534-2434
Charleston, SC (843) 577-7771
Hyman's Seafood
215 Meeting St Charleston, SC
Gaulart & Maliclet Fast & French Inc.
98 Broad St Charleston, SC (843) 577-9797
Edmund's Oast
1081 Morrison Dr Charleston, SC (843) 727-1145
167 Raw
289 E Bay St Charleston, SC (843) 579-4997

Here's what Trippy members had to say about restaurants:

"As far as food goes, try to get a reservation at either Husk or its sister restaurant McCrady's."  See More

"there are any number of places on Upper King Street (Area of king street north of Calhoun): Proof, Prohibition, Charleston Place Hotel all have great cocktails, Stars and The Cocktail Club are top notch rooftop bar spots along with great drinks."  See More

"I would eat at FIG - makes reservations, literally, one month in advance; and Poogan's Porch or Cru Cafe."  See More

"Restaurant-wise: Husk, Slightly North of Broad, and Magnolia's are amazing (with Husk being incredibly amazing)."  See More

"Middleton Place - also very beautiful property with lots of history."  See More

"Gaulart & Maliclet Fast & French Inc is a great place for breakfast or an inexpensive lunch"  See More

"On Queen Street in 100 yards there is a Napa Vally winery tasting room and 3 of the best restaurants in Charleston (Poogan's Porch, Husk and 82 Queen St - Great bar at Husk too"  See More

"I don't have experience with the catering in Chalreston, but I've heard good things about Caviar & Bananas and Cru Cafe."  See More

"I hate to tell you, but Hyman's Seafood is the most touristy restaurant in Charleston."  See More

"A few suggestions, Husk, Poogan's Porch (both on Queen Street), 167 Raw on East Bay, The Drawing Room at the Vendue Inn and the Peninsula Grill on Market and the Charleston Grill in the Charleston Place."  See More

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. Husk
  2. Hominy Grill
  3. FIG
  4. Slightly North of Broad
  5. Middleton Place
  6. Bowen's Island Restaurant
  7. Poogan's Porch
  8. McCrady's
  9. Stars
  10. Cru Cafe
  11. Magnolia's
  12. Hyman's Seafood
  13. Gaulart & Maliclet Fast & French Inc.
  14. Edmund's Oast
  15. 167 Raw
Where can I find out more about Charleston?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Charleston locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Charleston.

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