Charleston Oyster and Raw Bars a Local Indulgence

Clare Sweeney

By , Local Expert, Charleston
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As soon as you arrive in Charleston, you know you're in a special place - unique with its own southern, coastal graces and charms. And if you're a foodie, and especially an oyster lover, you'll feel right at home in any Charleston seafood restaurant. In the lowcountry, with seafood dining comes incredible sunset and ocean views, outdoor patio and shady courtyard seating, and nightly fresh catch and entertainment specials. Try casual downtown spots like The Noisy Oyster or A.W. Shuck's with the family after a long day of sightseeing and shopping at the Old City Market, or get your oyster fix at neighborhood newbie Amen Street...  Read more »

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    Pearlz Oyster and Raw Bar

    Local Expert Tip: "Pearlz' late night menu offers night owls a between bars pit stop for oyster shooters, nightcaps, and small bites."

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    Bowens Island Restaurant

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to bring a marker to add your name to the visitor graffiti covered walls and tables!"

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    Hank's Seafood Restaurant

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the popular Hank's Seafood Tower of assorted shellfish - a great appetizer for large parties!"

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    Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar

    Local Expert Tip: "Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar is almost always packed! Be sure to make a reservation by phone or online through their website!"

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    Charleston Crab House - James Island

    Local Expert Tip: "Charleston Crab House offers kids and gluten-free menus - everyone's welcome at this waterfront spot!"

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    Noisy Oyster Seafood Restaurant

    Local Expert Tip: "Kids eat free every Monday and Tuesday at the Noisy Oyster!"

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    AW Shucks

    Local Expert Tip: "With shady outdoor seating and Market Street location across from the Historic City Market, A.W. Shuck's is a great lunch spot for a shopping break!"

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    Local Expert Tip: "Head to COAST on Sunday nights for live music, $3 Fish Tacos, and half price bottles of wine!"

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    Water's Edge

    • Cuisine: American
    • Average Main Course Price: $23
    • Neighborhood: Mount Pleasant

    Local Expert Tip: "Keep an eye out for Shem Creek's porpoise passers-by from outdoor deck and patio dining! "

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    Folly Beach Crab Shack

    • Cuisine: Seafood
    • Average Main Course Price: $16
    • Neighborhood: Folly Beach

    Local Expert Tip: "Fuel up for a long Folly beach day with Saturday and Sunday Brunch and build your own Bloody Marys at the Folly Beach Crab Shack!"



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