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  • Rapunzel
    New York / Tri-State Area •3 reviews
    Dined 4 days ago
    The staff are so friendly and the breakfast delicious. The portions are generous so you could even share especially if you partake in one of the yummy bloody marys as that takes up room too!
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    Virginia's on King$$$$• Southern• Downtown Charleston
  • MeghanSvip
    Atlanta Metro •107 reviews
    Dined 7 days ago
    Had a wonderful dinner on the patio while we were traveling in Charleston. The reviews are correct - the muscles are delicious! We were sitting next to another couple who dine here especially for the muscles! My son enjoyed a filet for his meal and quickly gobbled it up! Service was great, ambiance on the patio was lively but not distracting. Look forward to returning to Charleston to dine again!
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    39 Rue de Jean - Charleston$$$$• French• Downtown Charleston
  • FreqDiner57
    Washington, D.C. Area •18 reviews
    Dined on Jan 1, 2023
    Had a lobster roll, very good! The french fries were very crispy, done just right. And my wife had the fried shrimp basket. She said it tasted very good as well. This is our second time eating there, both times good, our server was very attentive, and knew the menu. We enjoyed the dinner, and we will certainly be back.
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    The Darling Oyster Bar$$$$• Seafood• Downtown Charleston
  • JanisKvip
    Grand Rapids / Western Michigan •12 reviews
    Dined on Jan 1, 2023
    Friendly casual atmosphere with high quality food and great service. Well balanced meal and the carrot cake was to die for!
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    Coast Bar & Grill – Charleston$$$$• Seafood• Downtown Charleston
  • IsmailU
    South Carolina •1 review
    Dined on Jan 1, 2023
    Great service, delicious food! I wish the brunch buffet comes back.
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    Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room$$$$• American• Downtown Charleston

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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.

Frequently asked questions

The best reviewed restaurant in Downtown Charleston is Poogan's Porch Restaurant

The best vegan restaurants in Downtown Charleston are Neon Tiger, Maya and Sorghum & Salt

The best vegetarian restaurants in Downtown Charleston are Maya, Neon Tiger and Indaco

The restaurants with the best service in Downtown Charleston are Halls Chophouse, Warehouse and McCrady's Restaurant - Permanently Closed

The restaurants with the best ambiance in Downtown Charleston are Warehouse, High Cotton - Charleston and McCrady's Restaurant - Permanently Closed

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