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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

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.
Located on King Street, Stars Rooftop & Grill Room offers an exceptional menu highlighting local ingredients. With beautiful rooftop views and two spacious private dining rooms, Stars is the perfect spot for any event.
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
Located on Queen Street, Poogan’s Porch is Charleston’s oldest independent culinary establishment. Recognized by Martha Stewart Living, Southern Living, and The Travel Channel (among many others), our beautifully restored Victorian house is the perfect southern spot for daily brunch and dinner.
Situated on East Bay Street, Rudy Royale offers a seasonal influenced and locally sourced chicken + cocktail menu. While chicken and cocktails are our specialty, we are honored to showcase our diverse menu highlighting our location in the Low Country and its abundant resources. Rudy’s three private event spaces offer an enchanted getaway for any event.
Elegant dining room with a menu serving shareable appetizers such as seafood towers, and oysters and classic steakhouse entrees, and local seafood specialties. The centerpiece bar offers signature cocktails, as well as a selection of barrel-aged cocktails, beer, and wine.
Good old-fashioned Italian American fare, celebrating domestic ingredients, handmade pastas, rich homemade sauces and a full-service bar. Step back and enjoy classic flavors!
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.
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.
Host your event on the water with Islander 71. Breathtaking views of the Intracoastal waterway and Morgan Creek. Perfect for gatherings in an open environment. From our tranquil Intracoastal waterway views on the rooftop, to the lively atmosphere at our Boat Ramp Bar, we have something for everyone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
From our house-made baked goods to our famous buttermilk fried chicken, fluffy biscuits and fresh seafood, Poogan's Southern Kitchen offers a comfortable and approachable dining experience in Nexton, in Summerville, SC.
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.
Located in a historic warehouse, Coast's atmosphere is reminiscent of an eclectic beach bar. Our chefs are dedicated to procuring the freshest seafood from Charleston and the surrounding Lowcountry. Indoor & outdoor seating available.
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.
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 both intimate & larger format dinners.
39 Rue de Jean is a refined French Cafe and Bar reminiscent of a late 1800’s Brasserie. Parisian-inspired classics, custom cocktails, and a tailored selection of wines.
Hotel Bennett's signature restaurant, Gabrielle opens onto Marion Square Park, offering a sought-after terrace dining. Gabrielle also boasts upper-level dining with park views, seating up to 54, as well as a semi-private indoor dining room that can accommodate 16 guests.
Located within the iconic 1 Broad Street corner building, Brasserie la Banque is an homage to traditional French cuisine in a lively environment. The seasonally inspired menu features traditional French dishes alongside more innovative fare. La Banque is a true neighborhood brasserie, celebrating life's memorable moments from impromptu drinks to leisurely meals.
Classically and casually Southern, Poogan’s Smokehouse brings all that is tried and true to the supper table, sourcing from local farmers and purveyors to create bold, authentic flavors. Located in downtown Charleston on East Bay Street, our industrial loft is ideal for groups.
Specializing in fresh, local, sustainable seafood dishes. We offer quintessential Lowcountry cuisine and the best variety of fresh shellfish and seafood in Charleston.
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.
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.
Serving fresh Lowcountry seafood every day in our casual, family friendly restaurant! Enjoy waterfront dining overlooking Shem Creek. Indoor and patio seating available.
The Matador Charleston features a stunning second floor event space with multiple dining rooms, patio access, and a private Mezcaleria bar. Available to rent individually or book the entire floor!
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.
Little Jack's is a spiffed-up casual American tavern, serving familiar standards and a bevy of classic cocktails. Our back room is a beautiful space available for private lunches or intimate dinners for up to 20 guests.
Melfi's is a grown-up classic Italian restaurant in downtown Charleston offering fresh pasta, salads, larger plates, and Roman-ish thin-crust pizza. Melfi's offers sophisticated surroundings perfect for corporate lunches or daytime social gatherings. Melfi's can be booked privately for up to 50 guests between the hours of 11AM-2:30PM.
A Charleston classic, the refined, award-winning Charleston Grill is renowned for its unparalleled dining experience and warm hospitality. Helmed by Chef de Cuisine Suzy Castelloe, who was mentored by Michelle Weaver, the seasonal menu showcases imaginative dishes that honor the purveyors and makers of the South.
Located in the original carriage house of the historic Wentworth Mansion in downtown Charleston, Circa 1886 has long reigned as one of Charleston’s finest restaurants. Whether you're looking for a romantic celebration, a place to conduct business in style, or a remarkable venue for a special occasion, Circa 1886 and the visionary creations of Chef Marc Collins deliver an unforgettable dining experience.
Rancho Lewis is inspired by the food Pitmaster John Lewis of Lewis Barbecue fame grew up eating in El Paso, Texas. The menu of “Border-food-meets-cowboy cookin’” includes enchiladas, fajitas, & chile rellenos, alongside chips and tortillas from the in-house tortilleria.  
Award-winning Lewis Barbecue offers its legendary Texas-style ‘cue for on-site and off-site catering as well as large orders for pickup or delivery. Allow Famed Pitmaster John Lewis and his crew to create a customized barbecue feast for your next event.
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.
Holy City Brewing boasts a 20,000 square-foot brewhouse, taproom and kitchen. It sits on 4.5 acres of land next to Noisette Creek for guests to eat, drink and enjoy.
Discover modern American cuisine with a coastal influence while enjoying spectacular views of Charleston at our vibrant rooftop bar and restaurant.
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.
Charleston Marriott’s signature restaurant, Saffire, artfully blends the spirit of Charleston with high energy American Fusion cuisine.
Unapologetically interesting sandwiches, & heavy doses of Italian hospitality. Try the "Such a Nice Italian Boy". Call ahead for take out and catering needs!
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.
Anything but common, Wild Common is Charleston's wildly unique and unforgettable culinary experience. Featuring Executive Chef Orlando Pagán’s menu, share this experience at your next downtown event.