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. The building is a restored 115-year-old downtown Charleston home, so it’s both upscale and welcoming. Bask in the coziness of the bar with it’ vast drink menu.

Many seafood restaurants and oysters bars are known for their hustle and bustle, and The Darling is no different. Located in the heart of the Upper King culinary district, this restaurant serves up some of the freshest seafood on the peninsula.

Of course oysters are the star of the show at The Darling, but this restaurant has plenty more on its menu. Try the fried clam strips, creole shrimp or just regular old fried baskets of your choice of shrimp, flounder or oysters. If you want something other than southern seafood, try the fried chicken sandwich or classic hamburger. You really can’t go wrong with anything you order.

The Darling Oyster Bar opened in early 2016, so it’s celebrated a year in the prime foodie real estate of Upper King. It is the brain child of consulting Chef Nathan Thurston and Executive Chef Joe DiMaio – two talents on a long list of brilliant chefs who call Charleston home.

Also, if you are looking for a unique event space, check out The Darling. Your guests will be impressed. For more information visit or call 843-641-0821. The Darling is at 513 King St., just across from the Charleston Visitors Center and is open daily starting at 4 p.m.