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Food and restaurants in Charleston

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Located off the beach on Sullivan’s Island. Awesome food and unique drinks. Take a beach day and be sure to stop in! ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ SOL Southwest Kitchen is a family-friendly establishment featuring indoor & outdoor dining, food with bold Southwest flavors and “just juiced” cocktails.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Piano Bar
“THE BEST LIVE ENTERTAINMENT IN CHARLESTON! ... Fill Restaurant & Piano Bar offers an American eclectic, chef-driven menu for dinner and late-night.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“If you are a Wine connoisseur or just want to enjoy some wine I highly recommend Ardoa! Clement is happy to explain the different types of wine and explain the taste you should notice. Make sure you tell them Ryan and Audrey sent you! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“People to rave about this spot for getting a southern kick. You'll find a long wait for a table here almost any day so plan accordingly! ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Great steaks and 2 locations now Downtown on King St and in Summerville at Nexton.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“Xiao Bao Biscuit is two blocks down the street on Rutledge. Not only is it close, it is delicious, and you can walk. Their cocktails are fabulous, and the food is a Southern/Asian fusion of perfection. Don't be put off by the exterior appearance, this location used to be a service station,”
  • 100 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“A 1930's vibe restaurant with a rooftop bar perfect for enjoying cocktails and views. ”
  • 74 locals recommend

Cafes

American Restaurant
“Neighborhood fav. Very good food with casual vibe and reasonable prices. Worth a visit in your not in the mood for fancy. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Cafe
“If you've just finished shopping on King and need a place to rest, we suggest this local favorite for a beer or coffee! Great patio!”
  • 55 locals recommend
Cafe
“This is my go-to breakfast or brunch spot. Light, airy and super friendly service. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Café
“breakfast and lunch...amazing sausage biscuits breakfast taco and other local farm tasty treats. Grab and go sandwiches and such too. local Kambucha . Just go there!”
  • 44 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Here at Black Magic Cafe, we strive to only serve the best quality food and drinks in a family friendly atmosphere. We use natural, hormone-free meats and eggs, and try to source our ingredients from local farms as much as possible. Each and every dish is made fresh to order, and we use daily baked breads and pastries. Our coffee and espresso beans are roasted LOCALLY by our friends @ King Bean to ensure quality and freshness. We offer breakfast and lunch daily, complemented by our large variety of gourmet coffee and cocktails.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Juice Bar
“Healthy life style? You must try this place. No meat has ever tasted this good! ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Best coffee on earth. This shop which has been featured in the NYT is locally owned and roasted in their James Island facility. They have 2 locations, but this location is near King St and the historic district. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“A Park Circle staple. The Orange Spot is owned by two awesome ladies that have helped revitalize Park Circle. Their coffee is as good as you’ll find anywhere. ”
  • 31 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Coffees and pastries and the hands down best cookie in all of Charleston resides here. The Gluten Free Monster Cookie. Sooo good. Lots of restaurants featured their baked goods but why not get it from the source! ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bakery
“Right around the corner you will find amazing cupcakes and delicious pastries. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Market
“This is where the cool kids go ;) The coffee is outstanding and it’s a convenient little resting spot when touring downtown. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Small and quaint coffee shop, tucked out of the way; serving locally sourced, good coffee and snacks; the marshmallow and pumpkin focaccia is literally to die for.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bakery
“Because they have the best cake and bread and a thing called a doughnut muffin! Eat in or take out. And as a bonus, you can walk around the hip Canonborough-Elliotborough neighborhood, the Brooklyn of Charleston. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Great dessert bar with anything from alcoholic milkshakes to reeses pie. My favorite is the Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake. It is definitely a must see if you are heading downtown during your stay! Make sure to call ahead or get there early as the place fills up quick! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bakery
“OMG! Best homemade croissants I've ever tasted. A must try for anyone looking for a morning treat. Also, fresh French pressed coffee is superb.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
“The raspberry glaze and the purple goat are our favorites, but they are known for the maple bacon ”
  • 18 locals recommend
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