Charleston Restaurants

Charleston is blessed with a bevy of Southern-inflected selections, from barbecue parlors to fish shacks to casual places serving Lowcountry fare like shrimp and grits. If you'd like to try something new, there are plenty of places serving updated, inspired versions of classic dishes. Before you leave, you'll definitely see why Charleston is considered one of the greatest food cities in the world.

The city's dining scene status continues to rise, boosted by a group of James Beard Foundation repeat award winners. Robert Stehling of Hominy Grill, Mike Lata of FIG and The Ordinary, Jason Stanhope of FIG, and Sean Brock of McCrady's and Husk each earned the designation of Best Chef: Southeast, in successive years. The city boasts other prodigious talents, too: Alex Lira of Bar Normandy, Jeremiah Bacon of the Macintosh, Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill, Ken Vedrinski of Trattoria Lucca, Jacques Larson of Wild Olive and The Obstinate Daughter, and Josh Walker of Xiao Bao Biscuit. It's the establishment of the New South, circa now.

As for attire, Charleston invites a crisp yet casual atmosphere. Don't forget, it was recognized as the Most Mannerly City in the country by Marjabelle Young Stewart, which means that residents are slow to judge (or, at the least, that they're doing so very quietly). On the whole, the city encourages comfort and unhurried, easy pacing. The result is an idyllic setting in which to enjoy oysters on the half shell and other homegrown delicacies from the land and sea that jointly grant the city its impressive culinary standing.

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  • 1. Chez Nous

    $$$ | Upper King | French

    The menu may be nearly illegible, the space minuscule, and locating the tucked-away location like finding Waldo, but the food is almost always...Read More

  • 2. 39 Rue de Jean

    $$$ | Upper King | French

    Against a backdrop of classic French-bistro style—think gleaming wood, cozy booths, and white-papered tables—Charleston's night owls feast on...Read More

  • 3. Gaulart & Maliclet Café

    $$ | South of Broad | French

    This local favorite, also known as Fast & French, has been a fixture in the neighborhood for more than 35 years, thanks to the consistent...Read More

  • 4. Goulette Rotisserie & Grill

    $$$ | Cannonborough | French

    Years after shuttering the much beloved La Fourchette, Perig Goulet revived his French bistro setup in a roomier dining room on Rutledge Avenue...Read More

  • 5. Maison

    $$$$ | North Central | French

    After helping to establish the Ordinary as one of the city's finest restaurants, chef Vandy Vanderwarker set out on his own to create an exquisite...Read More

  • 6. Brasserie Gigi

    $$ | Market | French

    In the Market area, this French restaurant offers a respite from the tourist buzz. Chef Frank McMahon, who spent years honing his craft at Le...Read More

  • 7. La Fourchette

    $$$ | Upper King | French

    French owner Perig Goulet moves agilely through the petite dining room of this unpretentious bistro. With back-to-back chairs making things...Read More

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