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Treat your taste buds: Explore Downtown Charleston restaurants

Downtown Charleston Restaurants

A photo of Maison restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(424)
$$$$
• French • Downtown Charleston
Booked 29 times today

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 crazy energy. Tradition juxtaposed with au courant innovation.

A photo of Anson restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2660)
$$$$
• Southern • Downtown Charleston
Booked 25 times today

Anson was named one of OpenTable's 50 Best Southern Restaurants in America for 2018 |

A photo of Peninsula Grill restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(6496)
$$$$
• American • Downtown Charleston
Booked 59 times today

This AAA Four-Diamond restaurant located in the very heart of Charleston’s famed Historic District has been recognized by Departures, Condé Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, The New York Times, Southern Living, Travel + Leisure, Wine Spectator, and others for serving the finest and freshest ingredients...

A photo of Oak Steakhouse restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(4154)
$$$$
• Steakhouse • Downtown Charleston
Booked 47 times today

Oak Steakhouse presents an exquisite selection of succulent signature cuts of PRIME Certified Angus Beef such as the 24-Ounce Prime Bone-In Ribeye or Prime NY Strip. Seafood specialties include Local Seasonal Market Catch, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Oysters Rockefeller or Oysters on the Half Shell....

A photo of Indaco restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2006)
$$$$
• Italian • Downtown Charleston
Booked 32 times today

Genuine Italian flavors fill an airy, modern space accented by lime-wash, white brick, blonde butcher block and silver lighting pendants. An antique pizza peel dating to the 1850s hangs on the wall, portraying Indaco’s dedication to authenticity. The restaurant boasts a craft cocktail program...

A photo of Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1110)
$$$$
• Seafood • Downtown Charleston
Booked 14 times today

Travis and Ryan Croxton debut their spinoff from the highly acclaimed Rappahannock Oyster Bar at Union Market in Washington, DC. They’ve even brought their DC Chef, Kevin Kelly, to man the kitchen at this outpost. This location in the historic Cigar Factory Building on East Bay Street, allows...

A photo of Bistronomy by Nico Downtown restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(189)
$$$$
• French • Downtown Charleston
Booked 24 times today

New door, new venture, new dishes, same Chef Nico. Look for dishes like duck confit steamed buns, tuna tartare, escargot dumplings, and steak du boucher on Bistronomy’s menu, which Romo developed as an homage to the food he’s cooked since arriving in Charleston in 2007.

A photo of Muse Restaurant restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2220)
$$$$
• Mediterranean • Downtown Charleston
Booked 13 times today

This Charleston locals’ favorite is nestled away in a historic home in downtown Charleston. The charming restaurant and intimate bar are reminiscent of a Mediterranean Villa, where Executive Chef, Josh Ogilvie, melds the cuisines of Italy, Spain, France, & Greece, featuring fresh preparations of...

A photo of Sorghum & Salt restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(86)
$$$$
• Tapas / Small Plates • Downtown Charleston
Booked 2 times today

Vegetable & seafood driven small plates with a seasonal, always-revolving menu. Our tasting menu is available Tuesdays -Thursdays and Sundays.

A photo of Prohibition restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1404)
$$$$
• American • Downtown Charleston
Booked 34 times today

It's true that Prohibition is a nod to the classic 1920's Speakeasy, but our elevated cuisine and progressive cocktail program are anything but old-fashioned. At Prohibition you can expect the culinary delights of Executive Chef Greg Garrison to leave you completely Jazzed, from savory local...

A photo of Burwell's Stone Fire Grill restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1961)
$$$$
• Steakhouse • Downtown Charleston
Booked 7 times today

Best Steakhouse 2018 - Charleston Living Magazine. Burwell’s is a true leader in sustainable practices, 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...

A photo of East Bay Meeting House Bar & Cafe restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(277)
$$$$
• Café • Downtown Charleston
Booked 2 times today

In the heart of Charleston's French Quarter is a cafe described as the marriage of Southern hospitality and European cafe culture. A gathering place for both locals and tourists, the East Bay Meeting House is open daily for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner and all those times in between. Stop in...

A photo of Tempest restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(257)
$$$$
• Seafood • Downtown Charleston
Booked 47 times today

USA Today 10Best, #1 Best New Restaurant in the Country. Upscale seafood restaurant, located on historic Market Street next to sister location, 5Church Charleston. Tempest features hyper-local, sustainable South Atlantic seafood, with a seasonal menu curated by Chef Adam Hodgson and Bravo Top Chef...

A photo of The Darling Oyster Bar restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1939)
$$$$
• Seafood • Downtown Charleston
Booked 98 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...

A photo of Camellias restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(17)
$$$$
• Afternoon Tea • Downtown Charleston
Booked 2 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...

Discover Downtown Charleston

The downtown area of Charleston is rich in South Carolina state history and features a wide assortment of restaurants. Seafood is abundant in town as it's caught fresh daily. From tourists to locals, food is on the mind of many while they are walking along the city streets. You'll find that grits are a staple for downtown Charleston along with specially prepared coffees. There are outdoor cafes that allow you to enjoy the scenery, and oyster roasts are held by the dock. Meals are prepared fresh so that you can enjoy the flavors that blend together. Southern charm is found in older restaurants that feature picture windows, giving a brilliant view of people passing by on the city streets.

The downtown area of Charleston is rich in South Carolina state history and features a wide assortment of restaurants. Seafood is abundant in town as it's caught fresh daily. From tourists to locals, food is on the mind of many while they are walking along the city streets. You'll find that grits are a staple for downtown Charleston along with specially prepared coffees. There are outdoor cafes that allow you to enjoy the scenery, and oyster roasts are held by the dock. Meals are prepared fresh so that you can enjoy the flavors that blend together. Southern charm is found in older restaurants that feature picture windows, giving a brilliant view of people passing by on the city streets.

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