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Henrietta's - The DewberryHenrietta's - The Dewberry
433 reviews
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French American | Downtown Charleston, Charleston

Lovely Lunch for special friends. Excellent service, wonderful food, and a perfect treat for a special occasion! More

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5Church - Charleston5Church - Charleston
2190 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown Charleston, Charleston

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Rappahannock Oyster Bar - CharlestonRappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston
666 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown Charleston, Charleston

A fun atmosphere! Loved the food, and they have a kids menu too. Great place for families. More

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Bourbon n BubblesBourbon n Bubbles
18 reviews
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American | Downtown Charleston, Charleston

We had a great meal taking advantage of Happy Hour where you get 50% off appetizers and 25% off entrees. Also, some drink specials. Our server was fantastic and very knowledgeable. We will go back again with friends! More

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Manny’s Mediterranean GrillManny’s Mediterranean Grill
93 reviews
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Mediterranean | West Ashley, Charleston

The food was great! Unfortunately they were very short staffed. They only had one bartender and one server. The two of them tried as hard as they could but they could not keep up which resulted in a long wait for our drinks and food. I would suggest when they are in that situation that maybe they turn off their online ordering, Uber eats and delivery until they can get caught up. We had a reservation for 8 people and a lot of the tables were full. I would think the customers in the restaurant would be prioritized over delivery. The delivery guy could of helped get stuff to tables at least. I felt horrible for the two who were left to handle everything. More

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McCrady's Restaurant1. McCrady's Restaurant
257 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown Charleston, Charleston

A fun evening for our anniversary but hard to justify the expense except for special evening. More

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Charleston Grill2. Charleston Grill
4051 reviews
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American | Downtown Charleston, Charleston

Fabulous, start to finish. More

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Cru Cafe3. Cru Cafe
4166 reviews
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Comfort Food | Downtown Charleston, Charleston

The service and food were both excellent as always. More

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Peninsula Grill4. Peninsula Grill
5555 reviews
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American | Downtown Charleston, Charleston

The food and service was excellent. Make sure to save room ( if possible )for the coconut cake! More

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Circa 18865. Circa 1886
3372 reviews
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Southern | Downtown Charleston, Charleston

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Ellis Creek Fish CampEllis Creek Fish Camp
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Seafood | James Island, Charleston

Located at the site of the old Boathouse on Ellis Creek (formerly Mimi’s), the casual camp-like setting consists of indoor seating as well as outdoor picnic tables and other seating overlooking the marsh and creek.

**Groups over 20 please call to set up a reservation time and a limited menu**More

Flying Biscuit- Mt. PleasantFlying Biscuit- Mt. Pleasant
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Fusion / Eclectic | Mount Pleasant, Charleston

OUR FIRST CAFÉ OPENED FOR BREAKFAST AT ABOUT 7 A.M. ONE MORNING IN 1993. SETTLED IN A QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD CALLED CANDLER PARK ON THE EAST SIDE OF ATLANTA, WE SOLD OUT OF OUR SIGNATURE BISCUITS BY 11 A.M. THAT DAY.

More than 20 years later, we are an institution–growing to 19 locations throughout Georgia, North Carolina, Florida and Texas. But we always kept that quintessential neighborhood spirit and focused on our Southern-inspired menu of comfort food made with fresh ingredients. Though we’re famous for our grits and biscuits (we bake almost 5,000 biscuits per week at each location), our loyal guests throughout the Southeast come join us to enjoy Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner throughout the day.More

MaisonMaison
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French | Downtown Charleston, Charleston

French bistro. Food forward. With beverage to compliment. Cuisine has been inspired by the cultural relevance of France and its celebrated history and traditional. Intimacy paralleled with energy. Tradition juxtaposed with au courant innovation. More

Page's Okra GrillPage's Okra Grill
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Southern | Mount Pleasant, Charleston

Local food for local folks. Page’s Okra Grill combines simple Southern cuisine with the casual elements of traditional coastal seafood. We look to use fresh, seasonal, local ingredients in our made-from-scratch dishes wherever we can. While our kitchen partners with local farms and seafood suppliers, our bar program follows suit and focuses on local spirits and craft breweries. Come join us for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner and let our professional and courteous staff show you true Southern hospitality.More

Republic Garden and LoungeRepublic Garden and Lounge
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Comfort Food | Downtown Charleston, Charleston

Located in the heart of Charleston’s upper King Street district, Republic Garden & Lounge is a modern venue setting the Gold Standard in hospitality through great food, great drinks, luxurious surroundings and exceptional personalized service.

Charleston’s only street level garden remains the place to be seen. With live entertainment every day of the week, the city’s best happy hour transforms into an evening swarm of Champagne and cocktails. VIP tables starting at 10:00pm. Available for both daytime and evening private events.

As the evening heats up step inside to the gold standard of Charleston nightlife. Book a VIP table or settle at the bar. Our DJ lineup keeps the party going all night. Late night pizza will keep you all the way to closing time.

Enjoy a bite with shared plates and comfort food. From an afternoon cheese plate to the best beef sliders in town at the bar, we’re sure you’ll find something to carry you through the evening.More

Discover Charleston

When you're in the historic port town of Charleston, you'll see an abundance of seafood. From the Low Country boils that include lobster and potatoes to shrimp and grits, there is a bit of everything for you to enjoy. Seafood restaurants are found on almost every corner and serve the freshest seafood possible as it's caught from the ocean on the same day in most cases. Another favorite dish that you'll find is fried chicken and waffles. Be sure to stop by one of the many souvenir stores in Charleston to get fresh fudge or a bag of saltwater taffy.