Deciding on Charleston restaurants is not an easy task. There is no shortage of great dining whether it’s fine dining for a special night out or a burger and beer with friends.
New restaurants seem to open weekly, but thankfully most restaurants are on Open Table or Resy. As much as possible, try to make reservations in advance. I’ve highlighted a few of my downtown favorites below.
DOWNTOWN FOOD & DRINK
OFF THE PENINSULA BUT WORTH THE DRIVE (OR UBER FARE)
CHARLESTON AREA BEACHES
“Come quickly, have found heaven.”
– Artist Alfred Hutty in a wire to his wife upon discovering Charleston
“I don’t think you ever think of a big city as sweet or community, but there are cities that I think of as charming and particular and interesting cities. I live in one now, Charleston,”
– Anne Rivers Siddons
“There is no city on Earth quite like Charleston. Wandering through its streets can be dreamlike and otherworldly, its alleyways and shortcuts both fragrant and mysterious, yet as haunted as time turned in on itself.”
― Pat Conroy
“I trust my last days will be spent there between the Ashley and Cooper rivers, where most Charlestonians never doubt, the Atlantic Ocean begins.”