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Guidebook for Charleston

Food Scene
Awesome Southern food in a old converted car garage.
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Leon's Oyster Shop
698 King Street
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Awesome Southern food in a old converted car garage.
Cool bar and restaurant with open booths and outdoor seating.
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Rutledge Cab Company
1300 Rutledge Avenue
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Cool bar and restaurant with open booths and outdoor seating.
Great Chinese food, opened by one of the great restaurant owners in Charleston, and it's a stone's throw from the house.
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Lee Lee's Hot Kitchen
218 President Street
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Great Chinese food, opened by one of the great restaurant owners in Charleston, and it's a stone's throw from the house.
Great Pizza in a College dive bar setting, a nice stop off between upper King Street and the Cottage.
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D'Allesandro's Pizza
229 Saint Philip Street
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Great Pizza in a College dive bar setting, a nice stop off between upper King Street and the Cottage.
Fun new Vietnamese spot
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Bon Banh Mi
162 Spring Street
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Fun new Vietnamese spot
Fun Southern Restaurant located in an old gas station.
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Fuel Charleston
211 Rutledge Ave
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Fun Southern Restaurant located in an old gas station.
This is an amazing spot with great food and fancy pricing, but its housed in a great old bank building you have to see!
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The Ordinary
544 King St
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This is an amazing spot with great food and fancy pricing, but its housed in a great old bank building you have to see!
Traditional Brasserie style restaurant, open late late to satisfy your french comfort food needs.
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39 Rue De Jean
39 John Street
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Traditional Brasserie style restaurant, open late late to satisfy your french comfort food needs.
Great farm-to-table Southern food with outdoor seating right by the park
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The Park Cafe
730 Rutledge Avenue
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Great farm-to-table Southern food with outdoor seating right by the park
A cool high-end restaurant in one of the oldest (200 years) taverns. Go there for dinner, or pull up a chair at the bar, both are just as good!
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McCrady's
2 Unity Alley
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A cool high-end restaurant in one of the oldest (200 years) taverns. Go there for dinner, or pull up a chair at the bar, both are just as good!
Great seafood right on the water, make reservations because it's always packed
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Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar
186 Concord Street
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Great seafood right on the water, make reservations because it's always packed
Close spot with great pastries and coffee
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WildFlour Pastry
73 Spring Street
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Close spot with great pastries and coffee
The classics—brioche, crusty baguettes, tangy sourdough boules—are well represented. But it’s head baker's creations such as Sriracha croissants, benne seed hamburger buns, and porter pretzel breads that you won’t find at just any bakery. Go early, but if you can't you can get leftovers at a discount during a nightly 5:00 to 7:00 happy hour.
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Brown's Court Bakery
199 Saint Philip Street
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The classics—brioche, crusty baguettes, tangy sourdough boules—are well represented. But it’s head baker's creations such as Sriracha croissants, benne seed hamburger buns, and porter pretzel breads that you won’t find at just any bakery. Go early, but if you can't you can get leftovers at a discount during a nightly 5:00 to 7:00 happy hour.
Coffee and craft beer with outdoor seating, great place to get some work done, and it's an easy spot to walk anywhere from!
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Kudu Coffee and Craft Beer
4 Vanderhorst Street
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Coffee and craft beer with outdoor seating, great place to get some work done, and it's an easy spot to walk anywhere from!
has a great beach vibe with a bar that opens up to a deck with a tree growing through it, oh and the burgers
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Poe's Tavern - Sullivans Island
2210 Middle St
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has a great beach vibe with a bar that opens up to a deck with a tree growing through it, oh and the burgers
cool modern mexican
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Taco Boy
217 Huger Street
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cool modern mexican
This is a hidden gem and must see while you're in the South. It's just a shack at the end of a pier on an island in the middle of the marsh, and everything is fried...
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Bowens Island Restaurant
1870 Bowens Island Road
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This is a hidden gem and must see while you're in the South. It's just a shack at the end of a pier on an island in the middle of the marsh, and everything is fried...
It's like the one downtown, but even better because it's down the street from the beach
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Taco Boy
15 Center Street
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It's like the one downtown, but even better because it's down the street from the beach
Menu changes often with craft sandwiches, BYOB and guest chefs
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Butcher & Bee
1085 Morrison Dr
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Menu changes often with craft sandwiches, BYOB and guest chefs
Tuscan style italian in a sweet little space, and very walkable. The menu changes often based off of local ingredients
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Trattoria Lucca
41 Bogard St
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Tuscan style italian in a sweet little space, and very walkable. The menu changes often based off of local ingredients
Mid-upscale new American Cuisine that takes advantage of local produce, and fishermen.
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The Grocery
4 Cannon St
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Mid-upscale new American Cuisine that takes advantage of local produce, and fishermen.
A locally owned restaurant with a modern feel. Features a great wine list, craft beers, and Seasonal American cuisine
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Two Boroughs Larder
186 Coming Street
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A locally owned restaurant with a modern feel. Features a great wine list, craft beers, and Seasonal American cuisine
This is one of the most famous and written about Southern Restaurants in town, has amazing brunches, try shrimp and grits and just about anything else.
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Hominy Grill
207 Rutledge Avenue
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This is one of the most famous and written about Southern Restaurants in town, has amazing brunches, try shrimp and grits and just about anything else.
Great Italian restaurant and local favorite.
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Lana Restaurant & Bar
210 Rutledge Avenue
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Great Italian restaurant and local favorite.
All natural organic food at a great price. They offer half priced bottles of wine every Wednesday and Saturday!
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Five Loaves Cafe
43 Cannon Street
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All natural organic food at a great price. They offer half priced bottles of wine every Wednesday and Saturday!
Asian Soul Food with dishes from all over Southeast Asia.
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Xiao Bao Biscuit
224 Rutledge Avenue
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Asian Soul Food with dishes from all over Southeast Asia.
Good for a quick lunch, mostly vegetarian
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Dellz Uptown
511 Rutledge Avenue
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Good for a quick lunch, mostly vegetarian
Great Southern Comfort Food
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Martha Lou's Kitchen
1068 Morrison Drive
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Great Southern Comfort Food
Amazing baked goods!! Such a cute place too.
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Sugar Bakeshop
59 1/2 Cannon St
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Amazing baked goods!! Such a cute place too.
Has an amazing happy hour, with half priced bar menu, oysters, and drinks from 5-7
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Pearlz Oyster Bar
153 East Bay Street
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Has an amazing happy hour, with half priced bar menu, oysters, and drinks from 5-7
Great spot that opened up only a year ago, has gotten lots of write ups including Garden & Gun
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Cannon Green
103 Spring Street
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Great spot that opened up only a year ago, has gotten lots of write ups including Garden & Gun
The light-filled Vegan eatery attracts a crowd looking for healthier breakfast or lunch options. It's also a good stop for a cup of coffee and grab-and-go items.
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Gnome Café
109 President St
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The light-filled Vegan eatery attracts a crowd looking for healthier breakfast or lunch options. It's also a good stop for a cup of coffee and grab-and-go items.
Great new deli spot with a HUGE selection, pick up a sandwich and hit up Hampton Park, maybe even share some with the ducks :)
North Central Delicatessen
396 Huger St
Great new deli spot with a HUGE selection, pick up a sandwich and hit up Hampton Park, maybe even share some with the ducks :)
This posh soda and hot dog shop are the talk of downtown Charleston.
Parlor Deluxe
207A St Philip St
This posh soda and hot dog shop are the talk of downtown Charleston.
The fashionable crowds are visiting to gawk at the revamp and have a cocktail and the foodies are going for the lamb burger.
5Church Charleston
32B N Market St
The fashionable crowds are visiting to gawk at the revamp and have a cocktail and the foodies are going for the lamb burger.
Seafood house The Darling Oyster Bar draws King Street visitors in with stunning interiors, the raw bar facing the front window may become the most coveted street on the block.
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The Darling Oyster Bar
513 King St
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Seafood house The Darling Oyster Bar draws King Street visitors in with stunning interiors, the raw bar facing the front window may become the most coveted street on the block.
The hip crowds are flocking to The Westendorff to take in the stunning renovations of the Radcliffborough building and sample the new American menu.
The Warren Room at The Westendorff
114 Saint Philip Street
The hip crowds are flocking to The Westendorff to take in the stunning renovations of the Radcliffborough building and sample the new American menu.
The menu reflects Lowcountry products, new Southern flavors, and a cosmopolitan feeling.
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The Watch Rooftop Kitchen and Spirits
75 Wentworth St
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The menu reflects Lowcountry products, new Southern flavors, and a cosmopolitan feeling.
The menu takes cues from traditional Southern restaurants, but elevates the quality of the sides and appetizers, while sourcing local products and consciously-raised meats.
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Poogan's Smokehouse
188 E Bay St
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The menu takes cues from traditional Southern restaurants, but elevates the quality of the sides and appetizers, while sourcing local products and consciously-raised meats.
Tiny raw bar with a big fan club—be prepared to wait
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167 Raw
289 East Bay Street
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Tiny raw bar with a big fan club—be prepared to wait
Chic third-wave caffeine haven.
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Second State Coffee
70.5 Beaufain Street
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Chic third-wave caffeine haven.
Comfy old-school coffeehouse.
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City Lights Coffee
141 Market Street
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Comfy old-school coffeehouse.
Retail shop, juice bar, and all-day café.
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The Daily
652 B King Street
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Retail shop, juice bar, and all-day café.
Jeni's has a way with Southern flavors. Her Dixie-inspired farm-to-pint frozen offerings—think whiskey and pecans, and Savannah buttermint—keep a people coming to her new Charleston outpost.
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Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
501 King Street
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Jeni's has a way with Southern flavors. Her Dixie-inspired farm-to-pint frozen offerings—think whiskey and pecans, and Savannah buttermint—keep a people coming to her new Charleston outpost.
Vickery's used to be the place to go downtown for a great burger or cuban reuben back in the day, but has since migrated to this location and they've upped the ante with the view of the marsh and the shrimp boats that come in, try them at sunset for a show.
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Vickery's Bar & Grill
1313 Shrimp Boat Lane
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Vickery's used to be the place to go downtown for a great burger or cuban reuben back in the day, but has since migrated to this location and they've upped the ante with the view of the marsh and the shrimp boats that come in, try them at sunset for a show.
The Famous Frank Lee has been the Chef for the last 40 years creating a blend of French and Southern cuisine that is local and sustainable even before that was a trend.
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Old Village Post House Inn
101 Pitt Street
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The Famous Frank Lee has been the Chef for the last 40 years creating a blend of French and Southern cuisine that is local and sustainable even before that was a trend.
A tiny oooooold school soda fountain where you can grab a quick lunch and sit at the counter, it's one of the more iconic spots of Old Village.
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Pitt Street Pharmacy
111 Pitt Street
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A tiny oooooold school soda fountain where you can grab a quick lunch and sit at the counter, it's one of the more iconic spots of Old Village.
Find cheese plates, sweet potato grits, garlic crabs, truffle lobster macaroni and cheese, and tuna sashimi, among other sharable items.
Butter Tapas
5070 International Blvd
Find cheese plates, sweet potato grits, garlic crabs, truffle lobster macaroni and cheese, and tuna sashimi, among other sharable items.
A traditional "chippy" (proper fish and chips) in the Lowcountry, hurry because they sell out fast.
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The CODfather, Proper Fish & Chips
1809 Reynolds Ave
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A traditional "chippy" (proper fish and chips) in the Lowcountry, hurry because they sell out fast.
Feel free to indulge in beef ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and other meaty delights. Give the agua frescas a try too.
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Lewis Barbecue
464 N Nassau St
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Feel free to indulge in beef ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and other meaty delights. Give the agua frescas a try too.
The roomier cousin of it's non-penisula outpost (in West Ashley), with even more cocktails.
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Home Team BBQ
126 Williman St
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The roomier cousin of it's non-penisula outpost (in West Ashley), with even more cocktails.
I personally have been awaiting the opening since it's about a block away from the Cottage. The inside reflects the name, it feels like a buddy's funky mountain home but with savory grits, giant, fluffy biscuits and the occasional Bill Murray sighting (he's an investor).
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Harold's Cabin
247 Congress St
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I personally have been awaiting the opening since it's about a block away from the Cottage. The inside reflects the name, it feels like a buddy's funky mountain home but with savory grits, giant, fluffy biscuits and the occasional Bill Murray sighting (he's an investor).
Old-school interiors combined with classic, comfortable fare, and half-price martinis during lunch make for a win. Oh and try the burger.
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Little Jack's Tavern
710 King St
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Old-school interiors combined with classic, comfortable fare, and half-price martinis during lunch make for a win. Oh and try the burger.
While Luke's Craft Pizza only offers carry-out pizza, people are racing to get to the Ashely Avenue eatery to guarantee they'll get a few of the artisanal pies to bring home.
Luke's Craft Pizza
271 Ashley Ave
While Luke's Craft Pizza only offers carry-out pizza, people are racing to get to the Ashely Avenue eatery to guarantee they'll get a few of the artisanal pies to bring home.
The menu celebrates Lowcountry produce with many vegetable-heavy dishes and homemade pastas — for example, one of the seasonal starters is heirloom tomatoes with ricotta, basil, and lavender granola. It a light and airy space and all dishes are $20 and under.
Feathertop Bar & Restaurant
23 Ann St
The menu celebrates Lowcountry produce with many vegetable-heavy dishes and homemade pastas — for example, one of the seasonal starters is heirloom tomatoes with ricotta, basil, and lavender granola. It a light and airy space and all dishes are $20 and under.
The eatery offers top-notch cookout foods like St. Louis ribs, deviled ham, leg of lamb sandwiches, smoked corn on the cob, and more. Grab some meat, a can of beer, and watch the crowds go by from a picnic table on the patio.
Wise-Buck Smoked Meats
23 Ann St
The eatery offers top-notch cookout foods like St. Louis ribs, deviled ham, leg of lamb sandwiches, smoked corn on the cob, and more. Grab some meat, a can of beer, and watch the crowds go by from a picnic table on the patio.
This used to be an old Government building but don't let that stop you, it's now a completely renovated hotel - stop by Henrietta's and The Living Room on the ground floor (corner of Henrietta and Meeting Streets), the menu is inspired by classical French cooking, but with a lighter, more vegetable driven touch.
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Citrus Club
334 Meeting St
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This used to be an old Government building but don't let that stop you, it's now a completely renovated hotel - stop by Henrietta's and The Living Room on the ground floor (corner of Henrietta and Meeting Streets), the menu is inspired by classical French cooking, but with a lighter, more vegetable driven touch.
Get ready for an island vacation with plenty of umbrella-topped drinks and Caribbean-inspired fare, like jumbo garlic prawns and coconut curry chicken.
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Cane Rhum Bar
251 E Bay St
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Get ready for an island vacation with plenty of umbrella-topped drinks and Caribbean-inspired fare, like jumbo garlic prawns and coconut curry chicken.
A Harleston Village Italian restaurant that unlocks the floodgates to fresh pasta in an airy space. There are small plates, seasonal vegetables, pasta, a $90 steak for two, and Italian-inspired entrees.
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Le Farfalle
15 Beaufain St
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A Harleston Village Italian restaurant that unlocks the floodgates to fresh pasta in an airy space. There are small plates, seasonal vegetables, pasta, a $90 steak for two, and Italian-inspired entrees.
Essentials
Closest supermarket
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Food Lion
1015 King Street
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Closest supermarket
Higher end groceries, but has everything!
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Harris Teeter
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Higher end groceries, but has everything!
A huge grocery store that has everything and is pretty close to the house
BI-LO
445 Meeting Street
A huge grocery store that has everything and is pretty close to the house
Good grooming, plain and simple. A throwback to old-school barbershops, Holy City takes only walk-ins and doesn’t accept cards or checks.
Holy City Barber
684 King St
Good grooming, plain and simple. A throwback to old-school barbershops, Holy City takes only walk-ins and doesn’t accept cards or checks.
Drinks & Nightlife
Cool location and interior with a german brewhouse touch
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Closed for Business
453 King Street
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Cool location and interior with a german brewhouse touch
Great neighborhood bar with good burgers til late
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Moe's Crosstown Tavern
714 Rutledge Avenue
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Great neighborhood bar with good burgers til late
Amazing views and close to all the established restaurants with quiet streets to stroll on afterwards!
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The Rooftop Bar at The Vendue
19 Vendue Range St
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Amazing views and close to all the established restaurants with quiet streets to stroll on afterwards!
Mash is the the boozy component of the renovated Cigar Factory with tons of whiskeys and upscale bar snacks like ham hock rillette or pretzel bites with cheesy beer sauce.
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Mercantile and Mash
701 E Bay St
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Mash is the the boozy component of the renovated Cigar Factory with tons of whiskeys and upscale bar snacks like ham hock rillette or pretzel bites with cheesy beer sauce.
You’ve never seen more beer—ever
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Edmund's Oast
1081 Morrison Drive
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You’ve never seen more beer—ever
Natural wine bar worth the trek to North Charleston
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Stems & Skins
1070 E Montague Ave
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Natural wine bar worth the trek to North Charleston
Charleston’s greatest dive bar— it's the restaurant crew's secret hangout, go ahead and add a dollar to the wall.
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The Griffon
18 Vendue Range
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Charleston’s greatest dive bar— it's the restaurant crew's secret hangout, go ahead and add a dollar to the wall.
A quiet cocktail den perfect for pre-dinner drinks, Proof is an easy walk to most King Street restaurants. The signature Dark and Stormy gets an extra kick from house-made ginger beer.
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Proof
437 King Street
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A quiet cocktail den perfect for pre-dinner drinks, Proof is an easy walk to most King Street restaurants. The signature Dark and Stormy gets an extra kick from house-made ginger beer.
Culinary Institute of America–trained baker turned distiller Scott Blackwell bottles two small-batch rums, a gin, a vodka, and an award-winning limited-run sorghum whiskey. (Look for bourbon and brandy soon.)
High Wire Distilling
652 King Street
Culinary Institute of America–trained baker turned distiller Scott Blackwell bottles two small-batch rums, a gin, a vodka, and an award-winning limited-run sorghum whiskey. (Look for bourbon and brandy soon.)
Brand new space where Vodka, Gin, with a Rye in the works. Both offer tastings and tours, where you can follow the entire process from grain to glass.
Charleston Distilling Co.
501 King St
Brand new space where Vodka, Gin, with a Rye in the works. Both offer tastings and tours, where you can follow the entire process from grain to glass.
Crooked Crown recently opened on Spring Street with a perfectly simple summer menu — boozy popsicles and tamales, what else do you need? They infuse mezcal, tequila, and gin with appropriate flavors to create an adult version of the melty treat. There's also cocktails, wine, beer, and hooch-free versions of the popular pops.
Crooked Crown
21 Spring St
Crooked Crown recently opened on Spring Street with a perfectly simple summer menu — boozy popsicles and tamales, what else do you need? They infuse mezcal, tequila, and gin with appropriate flavors to create an adult version of the melty treat. There's also cocktails, wine, beer, and hooch-free versions of the popular pops.
Entertainment & Activities
The largest park in Charleston, great for bike riding, and right next to the Citadel
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Hampton Park
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The largest park in Charleston, great for bike riding, and right next to the Citadel
Local baseball team is in walking distance of the house, and Bill Murray is part owner, what more do you need...
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Charleston RiverDogs
360 Fishburne Street
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Local baseball team is in walking distance of the house, and Bill Murray is part owner, what more do you need...
Come early (before 7:00 p.m.) to claim one of eight lanes at this retro sixties-style bowling alley. Go a couple of rounds on vintage arcade games. Or work on your actual jump shot on the outdoor half-court. Refuel with local beers at the bar or honey habanero wings.
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The Alley
131 Columbus Street
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Come early (before 7:00 p.m.) to claim one of eight lanes at this retro sixties-style bowling alley. Go a couple of rounds on vintage arcade games. Or work on your actual jump shot on the outdoor half-court. Refuel with local beers at the bar or honey habanero wings.
Sightseeing
The place everyone goes to see, I love it because the park has oak trees that are over 100 years old, and of course the view :)
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White Point Garden
2 Murray Boulevard
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The place everyone goes to see, I love it because the park has oak trees that are over 100 years old, and of course the view :)
An 1808 home that has great tours, and is located in a beautiful old neighborhood. I recommend walking down any of these streets for a self-guided tour!
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Nathaniel Russell House
51 Meeting Street
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An 1808 home that has great tours, and is located in a beautiful old neighborhood. I recommend walking down any of these streets for a self-guided tour!
An old plantation in town (used to be the edge of town), it's a great spot to check out especially if you don't want to drive to see a plantation
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Aiken-Rhett House
48 Elizabeth Street
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An old plantation in town (used to be the edge of town), it's a great spot to check out especially if you don't want to drive to see a plantation
Has more than 10,000 plants and animals, the largest exhibit is the Great Ocean Tank, which extends from the first to the third floor of the Aquarium with sharks oh my!
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South Carolina Aquarium
100 Aquarium Wharf
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Has more than 10,000 plants and animals, the largest exhibit is the Great Ocean Tank, which extends from the first to the third floor of the Aquarium with sharks oh my!
This is the oldest part of Mt. Pleasant and it feels like you're jumping back to the 50s, The Notebook was filmed on this main street, need I say more ;)
The Old Village Mount Pleasant SC
This is the oldest part of Mt. Pleasant and it feels like you're jumping back to the 50s, The Notebook was filmed on this main street, need I say more ;)
Open 7 days a week, it was built in 1841 to sell produce and meat, today it has touristy trinkets, antiques and a flea market feel.
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Historic Charleston City Market
188 Meeting St
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Open 7 days a week, it was built in 1841 to sell produce and meat, today it has touristy trinkets, antiques and a flea market feel.
Philip Simmons was a master blacksmith who created many of the gates and iron work you see in Charleston, he was also a gentle soul that I always wanted to meet but never got a chance before he passed away at 97. The Foundation has a commemorative garden that preserves some of his work.
Philip Simmons Foundation, Inc.
30-1/2 Blake St
Philip Simmons was a master blacksmith who created many of the gates and iron work you see in Charleston, he was also a gentle soul that I always wanted to meet but never got a chance before he passed away at 97. The Foundation has a commemorative garden that preserves some of his work.
This is a fun plantation to visit because it has the oldest landscaped garden in America, go figure. There are sheep too!
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Middleton Place
4300 Ashley River Road
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This is a fun plantation to visit because it has the oldest landscaped garden in America, go figure. There are sheep too!
This is probably the quintessential plantation to visit with the alley of oaks leading you to the front door, there are tours and everything has been restored to the time period.
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Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens
1235 Long Point Road
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This is probably the quintessential plantation to visit with the alley of oaks leading you to the front door, there are tours and everything has been restored to the time period.
It has the most beautiful gardens that you can walk for miles, if you're here during the Spring go check out the azaleas, they take extra pride in them!
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Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
3550 Ashley River Road
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It has the most beautiful gardens that you can walk for miles, if you're here during the Spring go check out the azaleas, they take extra pride in them!
This is an older site that brought back it's tea within the last decade. Go for a free factory tour and hear about how they make their tea. Try the peach tea, it's a favorite of mine!
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Charleston Tea Plantation
6617 Maybank Highway
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This is an older site that brought back it's tea within the last decade. Go for a free factory tour and hear about how they make their tea. Try the peach tea, it's a favorite of mine!
The oldest cemetery in Charleston, founded in 1849 on the edge of the Cooper River, find the founders and leaders here.
Magnolia Cemetery Trust
70 Cunnington Avenue
The oldest cemetery in Charleston, founded in 1849 on the edge of the Cooper River, find the founders and leaders here.
Parks & Nature
Farmer's Market every Saturday morning, with craft vendors and food stalls too
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Marion Square
329 Meeting Street
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Farmer's Market every Saturday morning, with craft vendors and food stalls too
This is my favorite Beach because of it's small town feel and old beach houses, head to Station 18 1/2 to sit by the old lighthouse
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Sullivan's Island
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This is my favorite Beach because of it's small town feel and old beach houses, head to Station 18 1/2 to sit by the old lighthouse
Folly has a funky deserted island feel, head to the right off the main strip to find a less touristy spot to enjoy the beach, or head to the left to see the old lighthouse that's stuck in the water.
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Folly Beach
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Folly has a funky deserted island feel, head to the right off the main strip to find a less touristy spot to enjoy the beach, or head to the left to see the old lighthouse that's stuck in the water.
Oak trees are an iconic part of this area, and Angel Oak is the oldest and coolest one around, some think it could be as old as 1,500 years.
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Angel Oak Tree
3688 Angel Oak Rd
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Oak trees are an iconic part of this area, and Angel Oak is the oldest and coolest one around, some think it could be as old as 1,500 years.
This 200 year old Fort went through two battles, the Revolutionary War and the Civil War and it's located next to my favorite part of the beach where you can watch the cargo ships and Shrimp boats pass through the deep waters on their way to Charleston. It's a cool $3 dollar entrance fee to talk a walk around.
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Fort Moultrie
1214 Middle Street
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This 200 year old Fort went through two battles, the Revolutionary War and the Civil War and it's located next to my favorite part of the beach where you can watch the cargo ships and Shrimp boats pass through the deep waters on their way to Charleston. It's a cool $3 dollar entrance fee to talk a walk around.
Rent your kayak, canoes, paddleboards or find a hiking tour here (or the place just across the creek). This creek is also the hotspot for spotting fresh catches and more than one legendary shrimp boat.
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Nature Adventures
1 Shrimp Boat Lane
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Rent your kayak, canoes, paddleboards or find a hiking tour here (or the place just across the creek). This creek is also the hotspot for spotting fresh catches and more than one legendary shrimp boat.
An alternative spot for your kayak, canoe, or paddleboard rental!
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Coastal Expeditions
514 Mill Street
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An alternative spot for your kayak, canoe, or paddleboard rental!
This penguin of a lighthouse is a bold black and white triangular lighthouse that is a modern symbol of Sullivan's. It isn't open to the public, but, it's one of the nicest spots to park and stroll a short boardwalk to the beach to spend the day.
Sullivan's Island Lighthouse
1815 Ion Avenue
This penguin of a lighthouse is a bold black and white triangular lighthouse that is a modern symbol of Sullivan's. It isn't open to the public, but, it's one of the nicest spots to park and stroll a short boardwalk to the beach to spend the day.
Everything Else
Grab some rental bikes and explore the town!
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Affordabike Bicycle Shop
573 King Street
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Grab some rental bikes and explore the town!
Closest Pharmacy
CVS
1015 King Street
Closest Pharmacy
You can get your flower fix close by!
Stems
208 Coming Street
You can get your flower fix close by!