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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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The best reviewed restaurant in Downtown Charleston is Cru Cafe

The best vegan restaurants in Downtown Charleston are Ma'am Saab, Anson and Coast Bar & Grill – Charleston

The best vegetarian restaurants in Downtown Charleston are Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar, Anson and The Establishment

The restaurants with the best service in Downtown Charleston are Historic Charleston Supper Club, Halls Chophouse and Leyla Fine Lebanese Cuisine

The restaurants with the best ambiance in Downtown Charleston are Historic Charleston Supper Club, Leyla Fine Lebanese Cuisine and Halls Chophouse

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