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Diners' Choice: Best Value restaurants in Charleston

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best value restaurants in Charleston? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of The King Claw - Charleston restaurant
4.8
4.8 (108)
$30 and under
Seafood
West Ashley
About the restaurant
King Claw: Juicy Seafood & Bar, a Viet-Cajun restaurant, in the former Yokoso Japanese Steakhouse at 1734 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
Top review
JD1964
Dined 5 days ago
This was our first visit - but not our first time eating seafood/boil. Our server was wonderful. Very responsive and knew the menu well. We sat down at Noon, so we were the first ones there. There were plenty of servers later when people started arriving. The food was great, the drinks were fantastic. We had a part of 8, so the cost was a little high, but we knew that ahead of time. Good experience, we will be back.
A photo of Nick’s German Kitchen restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1226)
$31 to $50
Contemporary German
Mount Pleasant
About the restaurant
Featuring scratch-made German specialties like Schnitzel, Spaetzle and more, Nick’s German Kitchen offers an authentic German kitchen infused with a modern vibe. Flavorful, fresh and appealing, Nick’s German will make you rethink everything you think you know about German food! Guten Appetit!
Top review
davidb
Dined 3 days ago
We've eaten at Nick's several times, now, and have never been disappointed. The food is delicious, the service is perfect, and the staff are friendly.
A photo of Maison restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1581)
$31 to $50
French
Downtown Charleston
About the restaurant
Maison is a French Bistro located in downtown Charleston, SC. Our concept is food forward with bright, balanced beverages to compliment. Maison's cuisine is inspired by classic French fare recreated with a breath of modernity and local influence. Tradition meets au courant innovation. The space is intimate and paralleled with energy.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
My wife and I had a great time celebrating our 5 year anniversary. The mushroom tart and chocolate mousse were pretty special and the service was very good
A photo of La Rustica restaurant
4.7
4.7 (31)
$30 and under
American
Summerville
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious food every time!! One of our favorite restaurants.
A photo of O-Ku restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2618)
$30 and under
Japanese
Downtown Charleston
About the restaurant
O-Ku, a Japanese restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina, is a triumph of execution and concept. The restaurant's menu is a modern take on traditional Japanese cuisine, and it features fresh, seasonal ingredients that are prepared with care. The dishes are beautifully presented, and the flavors are both complex and delicate. Focused on incorporating authentically Japanese flavors into the fare, O-Ku's menu is comprised of signature contemporary Japanese entrées and traditional sushi of the season reflecting the uniquely designed space. Guests can enjoy chef specialties including kurobuta pulled pork don-buri, braised short rib with shiso pesto, coconut curry, and hakozushi a box-style sushi. A wide variety of nigiri, sashimi and crudos are also available. The beverage program at O-Ku is a sophisticated blend of specialty cocktails, premium sake, bubbles, red and white wines and unique beer selections.
Top review
Annalyle
Dined 2 days ago
Laura was fantastic! The host staff was all smiles, very accommodating and friendly! Food was delicious and my friends and I had a wonderful time! Laura turned me on to a new yummy tequila AND was very helpful with the menu. We are just happy and thankful. Thank YOU ALL!!
A photo of La Bonne Franquette restaurant
4.8
4.8 (424)
$31 to $50
French
Downtown Charleston
About the restaurant
PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT FOR RESERVATIONS AT 843.709.7962. WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING RESERVATIONS THROUGH OPENTABLE.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
Food was amazing, my favorite that day was the octopus. Our server Logan was great. Love it there, and love to support local!
A photo of Burwell's Stone Fire Grill restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3486)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Downtown Charleston
About the restaurant
Diners Choice Ten years running, aligned with extraordinary cocktail bar, make this 14 N Market Street stop a must for steak and seafood lovers. Burwell’s is a true leader in progressing hospitality, from use of the entire resource to local ingredients not harmful to our communities or environment. From shrimp to beef, you’ll only taste the best at Burwell’s. One of a kind, unlike any steakhouse back home, and one of the must visits in Charleston. Visit while in the historic Market Distirct.

You can expect a casual, thoughtful design features highlighting Charleston and its rich history throughout. Burwell’s takes great pride in being approachable to all, with high craft memorable food, ensuring guests a warm and welcoming Charleston visit. Don't miss the Wagyu!

Best place to dine in the low country - South Magazine
One of Charleston’s “local favorites” - bon appetit grub crawl

Walk-ins welcome, Burwell’s popular bar is available for full menu dining

Plenty of parking near by


Top review
DonL
Dined 5 days ago
This is truly one of the superior restaurants in Charleston. I don’t know if many out of towners know of it, but the local sure do. Fantastic steaks, absolutely the best service in town and a wonderful restaurant staff all around. Whether you live here or you’re visiting, you don’t want to miss this gem!
A photo of Indaco restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3634)
$30 and under
Italian
Downtown Charleston
About the restaurant
Located on Charleston's Upper King Street, Indaco (Italian for "indigo") serves rustic Italian cuisine. Wood-fired pizzas, hand-crafted pastas, housemade salami and cured sausages fill the restaurant's menu which can be enjoyed family-style or a la carte. With community tables, an open kitchen, and a comfortable atmosphere, Indaco can accommodate 100 guests for a casual night of food and drinks. The wine list is focused on affordable Italian varietals, the Negroni cocktail is on tap, and the fresh sodas are made in-house. The massive wooden doors on Upper King Street are your first indication that Indaco is different from the typical Charleston restaurant. Rustic details continue inside with butcherblock tables, lime-wash walls, and white brick. An open kitchen with nearby community tables lets interested diners keep an eye on the action inside the kitchen. Outside, a patio puts you streetside to watch Upper King Street's vibrant nightlife scene.
Top review
Jillvip
Dined 3 days ago
The burrata and focaccia apps were excellent. We got 2 pastas and the half chicken. The chicken was good. Wished for more gnocchi tho. The pastas were good, not great. We’ll definitely go back and try the pizzas. They looked amazing.
A photo of Fratello's Italian Tavern - Park Circle restaurant
4.7
4.7 (935)
$30 and under
Italian
North Charleston
About the restaurant
Fratellos Italian Tavern is an American Italian restaurant located in Park Circle featuring Italian comfort cuisine with a menu driven by local seasonal ingredients and a homestyle feel. The word Fratello in Italian refers to fraternity or brother. It is this bond that our proprietor Richard Tuorto and Chef Kevin Bruntz had in mind when they shared favorite family recipes to create a unique dining experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The very best clams and linguine I have had in a very long time! Delicious, buttery, garlic - perfect!!
A photo of Anson restaurant
4.9
4.9 (4617)
$50 and over
Southern
Downtown Charleston
About the restaurant
Anson was named one of OpenTable's 50 Best Southern Restaurants in America for 2018 |
Top review
ChristianWvip
Dined 1 day ago
Service and Food were top notch! We would dine here again for sure. Jackson took care of our table and gave us excellent service.
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