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

A bit pricey, but cannot complain as our dinner was delightful. Excellent food, "service with a smile" and nice atmosphere. We'll be back! More

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

Went for Fathers Day and the food and service were great. Loved the feel of the space and great cocktails as well. More

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5Church - Charleston5Church - Charleston
2357 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown Charleston, Charleston

Wonderful food and great service! More

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

Great variety of offerings, something for every palette, beef seafood vegan salads etc. wide variety of oysters from up and down the east coast. Servers pleasant friendly and knowledgeable, with a thorough understanding of the composition of the offerings. Manager engaged us as we were leaving and explained chefs background and philosophy. This was our 4th visit; they have been consistent on each visit. Love this place! More

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Bistro ToulouseBistro Toulouse
763 reviews
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French | Mount Pleasant, Charleston

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Food and service were good. Crepes and hash were very tasty for out Fathers brunch. More

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

We had the most amazing experience last night at McCrady's! We were celebrating our wedding anniversary so we wanted something special and boy did we get it. We chose the tasting menu, and we're ushered into a very special dining area at exactly 8:30 pm and the experience began. Staff were amazing, food was amazing, all together a top class experience! More

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Sorghum & Salt2. Sorghum & Salt
12 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown Charleston, Charleston

Wonderful neighborhood casual dinning room. A surprising number of inventive, and fun, flavorful dishes. More

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Peninsula Grill3. Peninsula Grill
5692 reviews
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American | Downtown Charleston, Charleston

There are few certainties in life and one of them is an excellent dinner at Peninsula Grill. It is our restaurant in Charleston for our celebratory dinners whenever we are down in South Carolina. We decided to come here to celebrate my wife’s retirement. As usual, there wasn’t a false note from the moment we arrived to the end of our dinner. We felt welcome and comfortable throughout our meal and our server, Daniella was the epitome of southern charm. Both my halibut and my wife’s scallop were perfectly cooked and were textbook examples of how to cook seafood with a perfect golden sear. We had a wonderful evening and look forward to celebrating my 60th birthday and my retirement. More

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Charleston Grill4. Charleston Grill
4170 reviews
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American | Downtown Charleston, Charleston

The food was tasty and creative, the deserts were the piece of art, the service was impeccable, overall fair prices to quality ratio, live music added value to the atmosphere. More

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Cru Cafe5. Cru Cafe
4275 reviews
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Comfort Food | Downtown Charleston, Charleston

Superb food and service. If you’re in Charleston it’s a ‘must do’. Simply divine. More

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Hooked- CharlestonHooked- Charleston
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Seafood | Downtown Charleston, Charleston

Hooked Seafood is the latest venture from the trio behind Saltwater Cowboys on Shem Creek and offers seafood favorites with a modern twist in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Come take in the harbor breezes and sights of the City Market in our airy dining room that's surrounded by open garage style doors and windows. The sleek bar is stocked with local craft beers, classic cocktails and crisp, seafood friendly wines from around the world and is the perfect spot to while away the afternoon or enjoy a date night drink.
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Josephine Wine BarJosephine Wine Bar
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Contemporary American | Downtown Charleston, Charleston

Joséphine is a chef-driven modern French wine bar in Charleston’s flourishing Cannonborough-Elliotborough neighborhood. A new breed of wine bar, Joséphine transforms the traditional experience by combining elevated food and approachable wines and cocktails in a relaxed, convivial setting with flawless service. Whether enjoying dinner and drinks in our beautiful interior space or al fresco in our charming outdoor courtyard, the end result is one of the most enjoyable and unique dining experiences in Charleston. More

WarehouseWarehouse
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Contemporary Asian | Downtown Charleston, Charleston

Housed in a 1940’s warehouse in historic downtown Charleston, SC.

We do ramen bowls, small plates, Sunday brunch, funky cocktails, crafty local beer, fun wines and lots of Bourbon.

A casual open dinning room and bar with banquette seating, community tables and high tops.

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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.

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.