Top 5: Restaurants in Charleston

by Katie Skrzek

Sep 22, 2019

Charleston, S.C. © Sean Pavone |
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Charleston is a popular dining destination. With numerous award-winning restaurants throughout the city, it can be difficult to choose where to dine. You can’t go wrong with these five essential Charleston restaurants.


Lewis Barbecue

This barbecue spot is popular among locals and tourists. Pitmaster John Lewis draws on his Texas roots for barbecue inspiration. Come for the perfectly smoked meats and stay for the tasty sides.



One of the most popular restaurants in Charleston, Husk now has locations in three other southern cities. The menu changes daily and puts a spin on traditional southern flavors. Be sure to make a reservation well in advance.



The menu at FIG presents seasonal, local ingredients to craft a meal with the best of the region. Don’t be surprised to see new items daily. FIG also boasts an extensive wine list.


Edmund’s Oast 

Edmund’s Oast takes brewery dining to another level. The brunch, dinner and happy hour menus offer a stellar selection of elevated southern pub grub. If beer isn’t your favorite, the restaurant also features a wine and cocktail list.


The Darling Oyster Bar 

Don’t leave Charleston without experiencing fresh seafood at The Darling Oyster Bar. Open daily for dinner and brunch on Sunday, the restaurant boasts charming décor and a menu full of seafood favorites, from raw oysters and clam chowder to lobster rolls and shrimp and grits.


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