Restaurants We Love

Great Restaurants in the Charleston Area

This list of restaurants was compiled exclusively by our team of locals. No business paid to be listed here. :)

 

Morgan Creek Grill

Isle of Palms

Seafood

Great waterside dining. Casual top floor, more formal main floor. Sunday bloody mary bar. Often outdoor games and live music.

Rita’s Seaside Grill

Folly Beach

Seafood & Southern

Great patio dining.

Loggerhead’s Beach Grill

Folly Beach

Seafood & Southern

Outdoor deck & bar and frequent live music.

Bowen’s Island

Folly Beach

Seafood

It’s a “no website” kinda place. Great for waterside sunset drinks & bites. Finding it is part of the fun.

Lost Dog Cafe

Folly Beach

Southern

Indoor & outdoor dining & dog friendly. Great for breakfast.

Jack Of Cups Saloon

Folly Beach

Asian & Indian Fusion

 

Poe’s Tavern

Sullivan's Island

 

Great for people watching, burgers, and beers. Outdoor dining.

Home Team BBQ

Sullivan's Island

American, BBQ

Excellent wings and “Game Changer’ frozen drinks.

The Obstinate Daughter

Sullivan's Island

 

Brick oven pizzas, local ingredients, and if you like bourbon… order a “Thunder & Friendship”. Reservations suggested.

High Thyme

Sullivan's Island

 

Great for a laid back, local Sunday Brunch in a small, quaint and friendly atmosphere.

Halls Chophouse

Historic Downtown Charleston

 

Jazz & brunch and a great place for cocktails.

High Cotton

Historic Downtown Charleston

Lowcountry, Fine Dining

Excellent jazz & brunch on Sundays at the bar area.

Gaulart & Maliclet Fast & French

Historic Downtown Charleston

French

Cafe. Excellent hidden gem for an autentic coffee and french light fare.

O-Ku

Historic Downtown Charleston

Asian

 

Pane e Vino

Historic Downtown Charleston

Italian

Great atmosphere and wine selection. Nice patio.

Rutledge Cab Company

Upper Charleston Peninsula

 

Brunch, vegan & vegetarian friendly.

Revelry Brewing

Upper Charleston Peninsula

 

Boisterous craft beer festivities

Edmund’s Oast

Upper Charleston Peninsula

American

Craft beers & very creative plates.

Leon’s

Upper Charleston Peninsula

Southern

Amazing fried chicken

Page's Okra Grill

Mount Pleasant

Southern

 

Burton’s Grill

Mount Pleasant

Fine Dining

 

Mi Xao

Mount Pleasant

Vietnamese

Take out and vegetarian friendly.

Five Loaves Cafe

Mount Pleasant

 

Vegetarian friendly

Water's Edge

Mount Pleasant

 

Waterfront dining. Excellent happy hour spot.

Red Drum

Mount Pleasant

 

Casual but proper & bustling space with an upbeat bar & regular live music

SIP

Mount Pleasant

 

Coffee, wine, and craft beers . Light breakfast, lunch, and appetizers suggested.

Opal

Mount Pleasant

Fine Dining

Amazing charcuterie and cheese platters

The Americano

Mount Pleasant

Cuban

Fun drinks

Baguette Magic

James Island

 

Bakery offering breakfast & lunch

Smokey Oak Taproom

James Island

BBQ

 

CURE

James Island

 

Prime Steak ~ Seafood

Craft Bourbon House

Tattooed Moose

John’s Island

 

Famous Duck Club

Fat Hen

John’s Island

French Lowcountry

Indoor & outdoor dining. Great brunch.

Wild Olive

John’s Island

   
       

Swig and Swine

West Ashley

BBQ

 

Boxcar Betty's

West Ashley

American, Southern

Creative fried chicken sandwiches, plus fries, floats & pickles offered in retro counter-serve digs

Triangle Char & Bar

West Ashley

 

Great for Sunday brunch & mimosas

Mex 1

West Ashley

Coastal Cantina

 

Early Bird Diner

West Ashley

 

Chicken & waffles… and featured on the TV show,  Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives

Laura Alberts

Daniel Island

Southern

Charming locale with a courtyard serving Southern favorites, craft beer & wine, and gifts.

The Codfather

North Charleston

British

Authentic fish & chips at a little hole in the wall.

The IMMORTAL LOBSTER

Food Truck

Lobster!

The most delicious lobster roll in theLowcountry.