The Ordinary

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Housed in a grand old bank building on Upper King, this downtown oyster bar and seafood restaurant serves only the highest quality fish and shellfish, sourcing locally and sustainably. The Ordinary...  Read More


  • Seafood, Best Restaurants: "Oyster lovers, this is your haven! Oyster haters, there's plenty for you, here too. Lobster roll, anyone?"
  • Oyster Bars: "Snag a seat at the bar. Something about the historic bank building makes a drink go all too nicely with your smoked oysters and saltines."
  • Best for Seafood Because: Blossom's entire set of Southern style menu offerings are stellar, but their seafood dishes are a standout among local restaurants.
  • Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: The Ordinary is a wise choice whether you're looking for a few oysters or a filling meal, just as long as you enjoy fresh seafood.
  • Best for Oyster Bars Because: The Ordinary reigns supreme among Charleston raw bars for its unprecedented attention to detail, stunning presentation, and sheer variety of local and exotic shellfish.

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