2024 Charleston Foodie List

It's a Thursday night, and I'm looking for a great dining experience with my wife. A colleague is in town and wants to sample "a unique Charleston experience." Most common yet, friends are coming in from up north and are asking for a recommendation. What follows is my personal list of food recommendations for the Charleston area.

Gourmet Pop-tart


Fleet Landing $$ reviews
on the water, fresh off the boat
167 RAW $$$ reviews
northern east coast seafood (lobster rolls) pretty good po boys
Cod Father $ reviews
top rate British fish and chips
The Ordinary $$$ reviews
IDK it's on my list per a recommendation

Fun / Experience

EO (Edmunds Oast) $$$ reviews
upscale food + brewery
FIG $$$$ reviews
local farm to table type place, menu rotates out A LOT, but food is super good and fresh
Church and Union $$$ reviews
american and breakfast food, served from inside an old church
R Kitchen $$$ reviews
New menu’s nightly
Circa 1886 $$$$ reviews
Low country seafood (Fancy AF)
The Obstinate Daughter $$ reviews
Low Country comfort food


Maison $$$ reviews
recommended to me multiple times
Chez Nous $$$ reviews
Vern’s $$$ reviews
French/ European


Wild Olive $$$ reviews
Rustic-Chic Italian
Le Larfalle $$$ reviews
Regional Italian, cool vibes
Fannie & the Fox $$$ reviews
breakfast and dinner, wood fire pizza and hideaway bar


Halls Chop House $$$$ reviews
it's a steakhouse, not much to say
Oak Steakhouse $$$$ reviews
it's a steakhouse, not much to say


Matt's Burgers $ reviews
No frills, nothing fancy, just a classic, delicious burger
Little Jacks Tavern $$ reviews
Comfort food and good burgers


Malagón $$$ reviews
haven't gone but heard good things


Lewis Barbeque $$ reviews
The definitive local best bbq in downtown
Proper Texas Style BBQ
Expect a wait in line
HomeTeam $$ reviews
haven't been (yet), but on the top of our list

Soul Food

Nigel's Good Food $$ reviews
Classic southern soul food
Meat n 3 kind of place


Recovery Room reviews
dive bar. cool place, weirdly into PBRs, has foosball and pool
The Alley reviews
bar + okay food. Has bowling, classic arcade cabinets, Skee-Ball, pinball ping pong tables, and lots of space (covid may have changed somethings)
Rusty Bull reviews
fun bar, good beer
The Whale reviews
craft beer collective
Paddock & Whiskey reviews
Wide whiskey & bourbon selection


If it doesn't include mimosa's it's just a late breakfast

Millers All Day $$ reviews
good food and mimosa, amazing cinnamon roll
Pink Cactus $$ reviews
mexican style brunch; also are a good dinner. They have a taco and tequila happy hour (Personally a fan of their huevos divorciados)


PricePer person
$Less than $25
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