Featured Restaurants

The Darling Oyster Bar Adds More Flair to Upper King

For raw oysters with a touch of class, visit The Darling Oyster Bar on Upper King Street. Read More

The Ordinary is Anything But!

If you’re exploring Upper King, you’ll come across a beautiful old stately building between Woolfe and Spring streets. Read More

Food is Good at FIG Downtown

While this area is home to several excellent restaurants, FIG’s reputation is second to none. Read More

5 Church Brings Upscale Class to Market Street

The building – an old church dating back to the early 1900s – has a rich history. Read More

492 Has Taken Upper King Street by Storm

Rustic, yet classy, the space occupying 492 King St. is eye-catching and easy to spot from several blocks away. Read More

Oyster House a great addition to Market Street

This new and improved seafood restaurant has the look of an upscale establishment, but the prices are more reasonable. Read More

Elevated Barbecue at Smoke on Upper King

The best barbecue restaurants are in remote towns around Charleston and are well known for their great tasting food. Read More

Cupcake Offers Sweets and a Great Success Story

If you’ve ever walked by Cupcake Down South on King Street, you likely drooled while staring in the window. Read More

Victor’s Social Club is a hidden gem off John Street

Victor’s Social Club is now a stop on our Upper King Street Tour. Once you see it, you’ll know why. Read More

Ruth’s Chris a great addition to Market Street

Ruth’s Chris Steak House is a well-known restaurant, but it’s still relatively new to the Charleston market. Read More

Molly Darcy’s Brings More to the Table than Irish Flair

Molly Darcy’s Traditional Irish Pub and Restaurant is located in the heart of Charleston’s historic district. Read More

Carmella’s Dessert Bar brings up-scale sweets to East Bay

If you’re looking for an after-dinner treat downtown, look no further than Carmella’s Dessert Bar on East Bay Street. Read More

Don’t leave Charleston without trying Christophe’s

If you appreciate gourmet, then you will appreciate Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Patissier. Read More

Virginia’s on King Highlights Southern Specialties

If you are looking for good, old-fashioned Lowcountry cuisine combined with the best in Southern traditions, look no further than Virginia’s on King. This restaurant is situated in the heart of bustling King Street, where shopping and dining mix together … Read More

Fulton Five has great food and great history

A hidden gem in downtown Charleston, Fulton Five, is situated on Fulton Lane, which looks more like a quaint alley, but is indeed a street – a street steeped in history. The building just to the left of the restaurant … Read More

Burwell’s Stands Out

Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill is situated on a quiet corner off Market Street just a short distance from the water and a mere block from East Bay Street. The renovated building with its white exterior and modern finishings is a … Read More

Always Setting the Right Mood at Muse

On a quiet side street off the bustling area of Meeting and King, sits Muse, a restaurant that hasn’t received a ton of hype, but is definitely deserving of a high-ranking status among downtown Charleston restaurants. The name accurately reflects … Read More

Cru Café Is Gourmet at Its Finest

The location may be slightly off the beaten path, but the experience will be quite memorable. Cru Café is nestled in a classic 18th-century Charleston single-style home on Pinckney Street. Since it opened in 2002, the restaurant has consistently ranked … Read More

The View Puts Fleet Landing at the Top of the List

Fleet Landing, the only restaurant in downtown Charleston located on the water, has more than just a magnificent view to offer patrons. The contemporary ambiance and delicious menu options also deserve a mention alongside this restaurant’s spectacular location on the … Read More

AW Shucks is a Staple in Downtown Charleston

AW Shucks has been a favorite restaurant for about 35 years. Since opening its doors in Charleston in 1978 – long before Charleston became such a sought-after tourist destination – locals flocked to the Market Street location for the delicious … Read More

Nick’s on King Street Is All about Barbecue

Nick’s Bar-B-Q on King Street has earned a reputation in Charleston as one of the best barbecue joints in town. Not only has it been there for nine years, but as far as barbecue goes, you just can’t beat it … Read More

Down Home Cookin’ at Dixie Supply Bakery and Café

Dixie Supply Bakery and Café is nestled in the heart of downtown’s popular Charleston City Market area on State Street. The atmosphere is small and more like a diner than a fancy restaurant. But, the food, well, that’s a different … Read More

Blossom Has a Small Atmosphere, But Large Reputation

For a delicious meal in an intimate setting, look no further than Blossom restaurant. Located on East Bay Street, this downtown Charleston restaurant has a reputation that rivals its sister restaurants, Magnolias  and Cypress, which are located just next door. … Read More

Experience the Talent that is Cypress

Just walking by Cypress is intriguing. From the sidewalk of East Bay Street you can see its colorful ambiance and unique atmosphere. With its beautiful place settings and exceptional bar, Cypress is definitely a restaurant to stop and try at … Read More

Carolina’s Continues a Southern Tradition

If you aren’t local, you might not be aware of one of Charleston’s hidden culinary gems, Carolina’s, located a half a block off Rainbow Row on Exchange Street. The building itself dates back to Revolutionary times and the restaurant pays … Read More

Magnolias Is the Epitome of Southern Charm

Magnolias opened in 1990 as one of the first leaders in the culinary renaissance that was about to change Charleston forever. Today Charleston is known for its amazing restaurants and the uniquely southern cuisine that will complete anyone’s visit to … Read More