Charleston Restaurants

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  • 1. Bowens Island

    $$ | Seafood

    This seafood shack has survived hurricanes, fires, and the onslaught of trendy restaurants hitting downtown. Littered with oyster shells and...Read More

  • 2. Butcher and Bee

    $ | North Morrison | American

    Healthy and light but always satisfying, this local favorite has grown into new digs and expanded its lunch and dinner menus. The seasonal menu...Read More

  • 3. Edmund's Oast

    $$$$ | North Morrison | American

    It's not just what's in the pint glasses at this upscale brewpub that has locals raving. The kitchen dishes up heritage chicken and Carolina...Read More

  • 4. Extra Virgin Oven

    $ | Pizza

    Known to locals as EVO, this Park Circle pizzeria is considered by many to be the area's best, doling out Neapolitan-style pies with super-thin...Read More

  • 5. Lewis Barbecue

    $ | North Morrison | American

    Austin pitmaster John Lewis transformed Charleston's smoked meat scene when he opened this Texas-style joint that serves prime rib, pulled pork...Read More

  • 6. The Obstinate Daughter

    $$ | Italian

    Known for his fine Italian cuisine at Wild Olive on Johns Island, chef Jaques Larson expands his creative touch with the Obstinate Daughter...Read More

  • 7. Tomato Shed Cafe

    $$ | American

    This Johns Island roadside joint presents a banquet of locally raised delicacies. Owners and farmers Pete and Babs Ambrose maintain a 135-acre...Read More

  • 8. Coda del Pesce

    $$$$ | Seafood

    On Isle of Palms, Ken Vedrinski's homage to the sea is not to be missed. Sure, it's a hike from downtown, but it's worth it because the chef...Read More

  • 9. Home Team BBQ

    $ | West Ashley | American

    This bar and restaurant has swiftly earned the endorsement of even the old-school barbecue set (the restaurant's newfangled pork tacos...Read More

  • 10. Jack's Cosmic Dogs

    $ | American

    The Galactic, Krypto, Orbit City, and Blue Galactic hot dog varieties at Jack's Cosmic are otherworldly excellent, with blue-cheese slaw, spicy...Read More

  • 11. Poe's Tavern

    $ | Burger

    The bar and restaurant is beloved among visitors and locals for its fish tacos and gourmet burgers, all named after stories by Edgar Allen Poe...Read More

  • 12. Sesame Burgers & Beer

    $ | Burger

    This burger-and-beer joint makes just about everything on the premises—from its house-ground burgers right down to the mustard, ketchup, and...Read More

  • 13. Southern General

    $ | American

    This no-frills strip mall spot's 18 options include meaty masterpieces like the Super Butt, house-braised pork with smoked sweet onions and...Read More

  • 14. The Glass Onion

    $$$ | West Ashley | American

    The Alabama roots of this eatery's chef-owner show in the beaucoup Southern eats. Take a peek at the ever-changing, seasonal menu: deviled...Read More

  • 15. Voodoo Tiki Bar & Lounge

    $ | West Ashley | Eclectic

    Who would you rather share a mai tai with—Bruce Lee, Elvis, or Wile E. Coyote? At Voodoo, all three are set in velvet portraits and framed in...Read More

  • 16. Perfectly Frank's

    $ | Hot Dog

    Former Summerville High quarterback Perry Cuda and ex-Atlanticville chef Billy Condon make a dynamic duo at Perfectly Frank's. As owner/operators...Read More

  • 17. Heart Woodfire Kitchen

    $$ | American

    On James Island, Heart Woodfire Kitchen turns out perfect skewered meats, roasted vegetables, and flatbreads aboard its open-flame rotisserie...Read More

  • 18. JB's Smokeshack

    $ | American

    If you're hankering for a country barbecue joint, JB's will do ya. Most patrons choose the reasonably priced buffet, which consists of barbecue...Read More

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