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Best Fun Restaurants in Downtown Charleston

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53 restaurants available nearby

A photo of Virginia's on King restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(2264)
$$$$
• Southern • Downtown Charleston
Booked 28 times today
This sophisticated Southern dining spot blends the comforts of a traditional Southern kitchen with familiar regional dishes prepared with the utmost care for quality and flavor. The menu incorporates local fresh ingredients and old family recipes to bring you Southern cooking, Lowcountry style.
A photo of Coast Bar & Grill – Charleston restaurant
4.4
Awesome(4035)
$$$$
• Seafood • Downtown Charleston
Booked 56 times today
Charleston’s freshest seafood, with laidback Lowcountry style. Coast’s chefs meet daily with local farmers and fishermen to procure the freshest seafood and produce available. Featuring wood-grilled fish, a raw bar, and a refreshing drink list. Open nightly from 5:00. Outdoor seating available.
A photo of The Darling Oyster Bar restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2858)
$$$$
• Seafood • Downtown Charleston
Booked 84 times today
The Darling Oyster Bar is a casual seafood restaurant and raw bar. The Darling's menu features fresh seafood and creative ingredients, served with an approachable style. The Darling Oyster Bar’s atmosphere promotes comfortable hospitality; with a lively, neighborhood feel. Anchoring The Darling Oyster Bar is a stunning raw bar showcasing fresh, made-to-order seafood. Guests can enjoy the lively raw bar scene while overlooking historic King Street from The Darling’s iconic storefront. The Darling raw bar also offers full service dining.Located in the heart of Upper King Street, The Darling Oyster Bar is housed in a 115-year old historic building that enjoys a storied past. A mix of the original 1900’s reclaimed wood, whole exposed brick walls, classic tile, antique molding, and nautical theme combine to create a setting that is all at once convivial, charming, and comfortable.
A photo of O-Ku restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2228)
$$$$
• Sushi • Downtown Charleston
Booked 65 times today
O-Ku celebrates authentic Asian cuisine with a southern approach with a menu that focuses on unique ingredients and sophisticated presentations. From petite plates to sushi specialties, O-Ku showcases the freshest fish from the world’s finest markets and producers in areas such as Norway, Scotland, Hawaii and New Zealand, as well as local sustainable sources. Focused on incorporating authentically Japanese flavors into the fare, O-Ku’s menu is comprised of signature contemporary Japanese entrées and traditional sushi of the season and reflects the uniquely designed space. The beverage program at O-Ku is a sophisticated blend of specialty cocktails, premium sake, bubbles, red and white wines and unique beer selections.
A photo of Vincent Chicco's restaurant
4.2
Awesome(1325)
$$$$
• Italian • Downtown Charleston
Booked 19 times today
Boasting chic comfortable surroundings and offering dinner nightly, Vincent Chicco’s delivers good old-fashioned Italian-American cuisine, presenting authentic ingredients, handmade pastas, rich homemade sauces, delectable desserts and a full-service bar.
A photo of Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room restaurant
4.4
Awesome(2155)
$$$$
• American • Downtown Charleston
Booked 24 times today
Stars Rooftop & Grill Room brings the art of live fire cooking to Charleston. Stars exemplifies an artistic appreciation for live fire cooking by focusing on the details of each dish – the seasoning, balance, pairing and presentation. The restaurant has a full bar and grill room on the first floor and multiple event spaces on the second floor. The rooftop bar has a 360-degree view of downtown Charleston. Dedicated to serving locally sourced food within 100 miles of Charleston, Stars’ food and beverage menus are fresh and seasonal. Stars brings a new tradition of open flame cuisine to Charleston and is not to be missed.
A photo of Camellias restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(135)
$$$$
• Afternoon Tea • Downtown Charleston
Booked 11 times today
As colorful as its namesake flower, Camellias is Charleston’s premier Champagne Bar, featuring an extensive collection of bottle and by-the-glass offerings paired with a decadent selection of caviar, ceviche and tartare. Additionally, Camellias offers a champagne-inspired cocktail program and a collection of delectable desserts, including the signature Camellias Cake, and afternoon tea.The bar’s stunning pink hue reflects a piece of Charleston history: marble that once clad the library building where Hotel Bennett stands. The marble was reclaimed, restored and now graces the bar and tabletops. The egg-shaped room design was inspired by the famous Faberge jewel boxes and features four pieces of art which depict the Camellia flower. Reflective finishes, including an etched-mirror ceiling and beautiful strings of crystal cascading from the chandelier, add both shimmer and style to the atmosphere.
A photo of Gabrielle Charleston in Hotel Bennett restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(834)
$$$$
• Contemporary Southern • Downtown Charleston
Booked 5 times today
Gabrielle captures the spirit of Charleston with quintessential hospitality, warm design, a vibrant bar, charming views and a menu that puts fresh, locally sourced ingredients on center stage. Each bold and flavorful dish showcases the South’s fresh bounty, allowing ingredients to speak simply and powerfully for themselves. Featuring a lively indoor bar and dining room, as well as the city’s finest outdoor dining terrace, the menu is complemented by views overlooking historic Marion Square.
A photo of Victor's Seafood and Steak restaurant
4.3
Awesome(151)
$$$$
• American • Downtown Charleston
Booked 26 times today
Victor’s Seafood & Steak featurees an elegant dining room with a menu serving shareable appetizers such as seafood towers, and oysters and classic steakhouse entrees, and local seafood specialties. The centerpiece bar offers signature cocktails, as well as a selection of barrel-aged cocktails, beer, and wine.
A photo of Maya restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(381)
$$$$
• Mexican • Downtown Charleston
Booked 34 times today
Located in Charleston’s lively Upper King Street District, Maya is an elevated Mexican eatery that celebrates Mexico’s vibrant regional cuisines. Executive Chef Brett Riley’s menu includes a selection of playful, yet authentic, dishes organized into appetizers, tacos, enchiladas, tostadas, and a signature mole dish. Maya’s beverage program features mezcals, Mexican cervezas and cocktails focused on fresh and seasonal flavors. The restaurant’s décor embraces influences from the Yucatán coast, welcoming nature indoors with rich mixed woods and greenery throughout. The space also features an open-air patio with lush greenery, a full bar, and a comal, a circular, flat griddle traditionally used to cook masa.
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