10Best Charleston, SC Restaurants
FIG, a simple acronym for Food Is Good, is often hailed one of the best restaurants in Charleston. You'll find community tables in a no-frills interior, a cozy bar, and the kitchen's promise of using only locally-sourced ingredients.
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New & Notable Charleston Restaurants
Hot, new Charleston restaurants & notable dining experiences you shouldn't miss.
Fire Street Food, a new addition to the Savannah dining scene, serves Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese and American cuisine in a casual, fast-paced environment. Just like sister restaurants Tangerine Fusion and Sushi Bar, The King & I and Ele Fine Fusion, Fire Street Food has quickly become a favorite among locals, who appreciate owner Ele and Sean Tran’s attention to detail and fresh, flavorful food. The Historic District restaurant has also developed a dedicated following thanks to its low prices and quick service. Read more »All New & Notable Charleston Restaurants »
Charleston, SC has a new burger bar in town: HōM on Upper King Street serves creative burgers, hand cut french fries, and locally sourced ingredients with beer, wine, and quirky specialty cocktails. This downtown Charleston, SC bar and restaurant is home to professional level ping pong tables alongside its comfy diner style booth seating, providing for a vibrant neighborhood bar feel. Read more »All New & Notable Charleston Restaurants »
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About Charleston, SC Restaurants
It's official: Charleston has made it to the national stage of fine dining and popular modern cuisine. It's about time! There are over 200 restaurants to choose from on the Charleston peninsula, several featuring James Beard Award winning chefs, and many boasting AAA Four Diamond ratings. Southern Living and Bon Apetit Magazines both declared one Charleston restaurant the Best New Restaurant in the country in 2011!
If you're visiting the lowcountry for the first time, just follow the golden rule: When in Charleston, dine where the Charlestonians dine. Any local will tell you, that the best way to wrap up a day spent exploring the city’s romantic streets and rich history is to reward yourself with a meal at one of Charleston’s many restaurants. Sample local, sustainable seafood with views of the water at Fleet Landing; a fun spot for families and children. Take a carriage ride to Peninsula Grill to share a piece of their famous Coconut Cake. Break off the beaten King Street path for lunch at Five Loaves in the Cannonborough neighborhood, or try Shrimp ‘n Grits for brunch at Hominy Grill - we do.
Whatever you do, open your heart and your palate to real southern cuisine, and Charleston's world-famous Southern hospitality. You may discover the South isn’t all what it’s fried up to be, (Although some honey fried chicken skins never hurt).
- Charleston Expert Clare Sweeney