167 Raw

What started as a small seafood company has become one of Charleston’s hottest and best restaurants, serving creative and exceptional dishes.

167 Raw Sushi Bar

When 167 Raw outgrew its original space and moved to a new home, the restaurant reopened its original location as a fantastic sushi bar.

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit

Long-established biscuit brand Callie’s Charleston Biscuits is behind this tiny storefront on King Street, serving flaky treats to eager patrons in the morning, throughout the day and well into the night. The menu features seven flavors (Buttermilk, Onion and Chive, Shortcakes, Country Ham, Black Pepper Bacon, Blackberry, Cinnamon) and a “biscuit of the day,” as well as a few indulgent extras and a small selection of the brand’s bestselling products.

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Food at Chez Nous, Charleston, American South

Chez Nous

Spun from a romantic vision by the French owners of Bin 152, Chez Nous is an off-the-beaten-path restaurant that’s as charming as it is delicious.
Food at Cru Café, Charleston, American South

Cru Café

Sit outside on the porch for lunch at this casual restaurant situated in an old single-family house. Offers include salads, wraps and sandwiches, and a specialty is the delicious shrimp BLT, a local favorite.

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Edmund’s Oast

This groundbreaking pub has become one of Charleston's hottest spots for foodies and beer enthusiasts alike. The uniquely styled eatery, which features a “meat-case” to house their charcuterie, is the place to go for modernized down-home cooking (think cornbread pudding, pickled shrimp and a killer brunch).

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Short for “Food Is Good,” this buzzing restaurant is a favorite among locals, and for good reason. The pioneering restaurant features ingredients from the greater Charleston area, served in exciting and thoughtful ways.

Meals at FIG undoubtedly begin for most with a cocktail from the inventive bar. The make-your-own Manhattans, where guests can chose their bourbon, bitters and vermouth from an extensive menu, are particularly fun.

Culinary specialties include the soft-shell crab and an extraordinary coddled egg dish, which includes English peas, blue lump crab, chives and scallions and uses the egg whites to make a rich soup, all the while keeping the yolk intact. Other options include smoked salmon tartar with fried quail egg, homemade potato chips and watercress. A recent visit delivered a melt-in-your-mouth appetizer of lemony leeks with mustard vinaigrette. It comes as no surprise that chef Mike Lata won a James Beard award.

The wait staff is cool and passionate about the menu, adding to the dining room’s exciting vibe.

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Dinning Area at Fuel, Charleston, American South


This gas station turned funky Caribbean cantina is a laid-back retreat for the local set. The dog-friendly patio is the setting of many bocce games and boasts all the makings of a relaxed hangout for guests of all ages.

Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts

Swing by Glazed for a sugar high unlike any you’ve ever experienced. Foodies know that a visit here is the only way to begin a Charleston stay. New, inspired flavors—curry, cheddar and Champagne are all frequent ingredients—are constantly being added to the menu, and so far, they’ve all been hits.

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goat.sheep.cow north

The second location of the popular Charleston fromagerie, the new shop offers seating so its patrons can enjoy wine with select cheeses and charcuterie.
Food at Grocery, Charleston, American South


This farm-to-table restaurant, run by chef Kevin Johnson, features oysters, small bites and family-style dishes such as cassoulet and bouillabaisse.

Exterior View - Husk, Charleston, American South


Situated in a 19th-century home, this elegant yet rustic restaurant serves exceptional high-end Southern cuisine. All ingredients must come from the American South in order to earn placement on the menu, resulting in the chefs creating new takes on tried-and-true recipes. Specialties include a fried catfish BLT and bacon cornbread. (Calories tend to not be counted here.) Be sure to check out the porch’s joggling board: a seesaw meets rocking chair meets bench, this piece of outdoor furniture is a Charleston novelty. In an era when unwed couples were rarely left unsupervised, this bench, because of its sloping incline in the middle, causes two people sitting on it to inch closer and closer together until touching. The next-door Husk Bar, which serves artisanal and old-school cocktails, is a great spot for a pre- or post-dinner cocktail.

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Le Farfalle

Charlestonians head to this airy and elegant downtown osteria for reliably delicious and innovative Italian fare, such as fresh, hand-rolled pasta.

R. Kitchen

R. Kitchen is one of Charleston’s best kept dining secrets. The atmosphere is casual, the prices are attainable and the food is next-level.
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The Ordinary

The team behind FIG celebrates Charleston’s coastal location in this seafood hall and oyster bar. Rooted in farm-to-table support of local fishermen and historical preservation of the old bank it resides in, this restaurant is as beautiful as it is delicious and a must-visit for seafood lovers.

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Food at Xiao Bao Biscuit, Charleston, American South - Courtesy Olivia Rae James

Xiao Bao Biscuit

An ode to classic pan-Asian cuisine, Xiao Bao Biscuit features dishes from China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Translated, the name says it all, Asian Soul Food.

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