Fodor's Expert Review Leon's Oyster Shop

$$ North of Broad American Fodor's Choice

Casual, quirky, and a tad Wes Anderson-y, this oysters-and-fried-chicken joint sports a kitschy ambience and blues-heavy soundtrack. Fried catfish, oyster, and chicken sammies come towering, dressed in fresh slaw or "comeback sauce" and nestled on perfectly prepared rolls. The oysters are from near or far, depending on the season. Don't forget to ask for a soft-serve ice cream before you go; you can grab it at the window outside the former auto repair shop.

American Lively Lunch Dinner Southern $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

698 King St.
Charleston, South Carolina  29403, USA


Known For:
  • Lively stand-up bar scene
  • Extensive champagne list
  • Old-school soft-serve ice cream

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