Peninsular Charleston, South Carolina may be better known when it comes to being a foodie town, but Mount Pleasant is not-so-quietly stealing the show with some truly impressive restaurants east of the Cooper. Make a trip over the bridge from downtown and you'll discover a wide variety of restaurants adored by both locals and visitors to Charleston, with, in many cases, a more reasonable price tag, shorter wait times, and more space.
If it's Mount Pleasant waterfront dining you seek, look no further than Tavern & Table on beautiful Shem Creek, where dolphin spotting is a regular occurrence. Old Village Post House, a restaurant-inn hybrid located within the historic Old Village residential neighborhood of Mount Pleasant, is within walking distance of one of the lowcountry's prettiest views from Pickett Bridge Rec Area.
For an authentic sampling of what the Charleston metro area has to offer, visit one of the many Mount Pleasant restaurants that prioritize locally grown produce, meats, and seafood, such as The Granary in Belle Hall Shopping Center, The Pickled Plate garden cafe on Coleman, or Red Drum's southwestern-style gastropub.
Want to scope out a lively brunch or Sunday Funday across the bridge? Check out Crave Kitchen & Cocktails, or kick back on the lighted patio at Sesame Burgers & Beer.
Wherever you choose to dine, you'll quickly realize the true identity of Mount Pleasant as a culinary destination all its own.