While stunning beaches, unique architecture, and intriguing historical sites attract visitors to Charleston, the food scene in the Holy City is unlike any other. Though Southern cuisine takes the front seat at many eateries, you’ll also find an interesting array of other offerings and influences including Italian, French, Lebanese, and Greek, to name a few. When visiting this beautiful city, use our Foodies’ Guide to Charleston to discover the best, most unique spots to dine. For tips on our favorite bars, check out this cocktail map of Charleston.
As you begin to plan your trip to Charleston, be sure to request access to our complimentary Destination Guide. Inside, you’ll find helpful tips from locals on favorite attractions, beaches, restaurants, and more. To learn even more about the food scene in the Holy City, keep a look out for the second part of your Foodies’ Guide to Charleston!
Discover the Best Restaurants With Our Foodies Guide to Charleston
Located along the Atlantic, Charleston is brimming with outstanding places to get the freshest seafood. Oysters may be one of the most popular seafood items to try while visiting the area. As you plan your trip, take a look at some local events to see if you can attend a traditional Lowcountry oyster roast during your stay. Here are some of our top recommendations on where to find delicious seafood:
With an influx of northerners moving to the South, an abundance of authentic Italian places have manifested in Charleston. Whether you’re craving a tasty, thin-crust pizza or an elegant three-course meal, there’s a restaurant you’re sure to love.
Vegan & Vegetarian
Charleston has responded to the increase in people following a plant-based diet with the arrival of new vegan- and vegetarian-friendly eateries. While many restaurants offer meat-free options on their menu, if you’re looking for an establishment completely focused on a vegetarian menu, check out these places:
In Charleston, Brunch is a cherished weekend ritual, and where you choose to eat is as important as whether or not the restaurant serves mimosas. Break out your best brunch outfit and try out these places known for their weekend eats.
Stay in the Heart of Charleston at Hotel Bella Grace
Located on Calhoun Street directly across from Marion Square, Hotel Bella Grace allows guests to experience the beauty of downtown Charleston. Use our Foodies’ Guide to Charleston to pick the restaurants you’d like to try. From the hotel, you can walk to nearly every downtown attraction and restaurant, or you can hail a bike taxi and enjoy a scenic ride to your destination.
When booking a room, consider our Governors Suite for a special occasion. This large room features a spacious living area, walkout balcony overlooking Marion Square, and a nightly turndown service. Contact our personal concierge service Tick Tock before your arrival to have groceries waiting for you in the full kitchen, which includes a fridge, oven with a stovetop, and dishwasher.
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