All Best Restaurants in Charleston

  • Purlieu

    $$$
    9.68/10 Rating
    French
    9.68/10 Rating $$$
    237 Fishburne St
    Charleston, South Carolina 29403
    843-300-2253
    Neighborhood: Westside 2

    A welcoming neighborhood bistro and eatery Purlieu pulls inspiration from both traditional European cooking and from the culinary traditions of the Lowcountry. Situated on the edge of Charleston’s Westside neighborhood, the name “Purlieu” pays homage to both the French definition – “a piece of land on the edge of a Read more [...]

  • Halls Chophouse

    $$$$
    9.60/10 Rating
    Steakhouse, Seafood, American, American (Traditional)
    9.60/10 Rating $$$$
    434 King Street
    Charleston, South Carolina 29403
    843-727-0090
    Neighborhood: Downtown Charleston

    Halls Chophouse is American-Fine Dining, serving prime steaks, Lowcountry and fresh seafood specialties in an energetic, visually striking environment. Complemented by signature desserts, an extensive wine list, a vibrant bar and innovative, rich decor true to old-world steakhouses, Halls Chophouse is the latest restaurant offering in the heart of Charleston’s Read more [...]

  • 167 Raw

    $$
    9.44/10 Rating
    Seafood
    9.44/10 Rating $$
    289 East Bay Street
    Charleston, South Carolina 29401
    843-579-4997
    Neighborhood: Downtown Charleston

    Established in 1978 on Nantucket Island, we pride ourselves on bringing you the freshest, most delicious seafood our oceans have to offer. 167 Raw is a seafood market and raw bar in the heart of downtown Charleston, SC.

  • Charleston Grill

    $$$$
    9.38/10 Rating
    Southern, American, American (New), Seafood
    9.38/10 Rating $$$$
    224 King Street
    Charleston, South Carolina 29401
    843-577-4522
    Neighborhood: Downtown Charleston

    The Charleston Grill offers Contemporary Lowcountry cuisine featuring fresh local produce, seafood & game, prepared with a French accent. Emphasis is placed on the quality of the ingredients, unique presentations & sophisticated textures. Local ingredients include rabbit, oysters, crabmeat, shrimp, fish, duck, greens & grains. Paneled walls, herringbone floors, softly Read more [...]

  • Peninsula Grill

    $$$$
    9.29/10 Rating
    Southern, American, American (New)
    9.29/10 Rating $$$$
    112 North Market Street
    Charleston, South Carolina 29401
    843-723-0700
    Neighborhood: Downtown Charleston

    There is a special place in the very heart and soul of Charleston’s Historic District, where copper carriage lanterns flicker and guests pause to wonder what awaits on the other side of the wrought iron gate. The lovely sounds of soft laughter, palmetto fronds rustling in an evening breeze, and Read more [...]

  • Circa 1886

    $$$$
    9.28/10 Rating
    Southern, American, American (New)
    9.28/10 Rating $$$$
    149 Wentworth Street
    Charleston, South Carolina 29401
    843-853-7828
    Neighborhood: Downtown Charleston

    Circa 1886 is a fine dining restaurant located on the grounds of the Wentworth Mansion in downtown Charleston, SC. One of Charleston’s best restaurants, Circa 1886 serves a seasonal menu with a focus on local product, high-quality ingredients, and Southern flavors. Executive Chef Marc Collins puts his own forward-thinking spin Read more [...]

  • FIG

    $$$
    9.24/10 Rating
    American, American (New), Southern
    9.24/10 Rating $$$
    232 Meeting Street
    Charleston, South Carolina 29401
    843-805-5900
    Neighborhood: Ansonborough

    We have a passion for pure flavor, quality ingredients, and for creating an atmosphere that is convivial, approachable, and a haven for people who simply love food. We work with our local farmers, growers and purveyors to source products with integrity, flavor and soul, and incorporate these seasonal offerings into Read more [...]

  • Zero Restaurant + Bar

    $$$
    9.16/10 Rating
    American, American (New)
    9.16/10 Rating $$$
    0 George Street
    Charleston, South Carolina 29401
    843-817-7900
    Neighborhood: Downtown Charleston

    A tucked-away gem among Charleston restaurants, Zero Restaurant + Bar serves Charleston’s most celebrated cuisine in its most sublime and charming ambiance. At Zero Restaurant + Bar, fine dining is utterly refined as fresh local ingredients dazzle under Chef Vinson Petrillo’s hand. Come see, and taste, for yourself why Zero Read more [...]

  • McCrady’s Restaurant

    $$$$
    9.15/10 Rating
    American, American (New), Southern
    9.15/10 Rating $$$$
    2 Unity Alley
    Charleston, South Carolina 29401
    843-577-0025
    Neighborhood: Downtown Charleston

    McCrady’s is a tasting menu-only restaurant helmed by James Beard Award-winning Chef Sean Brock. The 22-seat space, located in historic downtown Charleston, features exceptional hospitality and an open kitchen creating an intimate and adventurous dining experience.

  • Magnolias

    $$$
    9.11/10 Rating
    Southern, American, American (New)
    9.11/10 Rating $$$
    185 East Bay Street
    Charleston, South Carolina 29401
    843-577-7771
    Neighborhood: Downtown Charleston

    In 1990, Magnolias ignited a culinary renaissance when it opened in Charleston, S.C. paving the way for countless other restaurants across the South. Today, led by chefs Don Drake, Kelly Franz and team, Magnolias remains a forerunner in upscale Southern cuisine, blending traditional ingredients and cooking techniques with modern flair Read more [...]

  • The Macintosh

    $$$
    9.06/10 Rating
    American, American (New)
    9.06/10 Rating $$$
    479B King Street
    Charleston, South Carolina 29403
    843-789-4299
    Neighborhood: Downtown Charleston

    The Macintosh is where Executive Chef Jeremiah Bacon, a five-time James Beard semifinalist, merges his exceptional technique-driven fare with locally sourced ingredients for a modern American experience. The menu, which changes daily, is rooted in the South, relying on the bounty of the Lowcountry’s farms and waterways to inspire unique Read more [...]

  • Oak Steakhouse

    $$$$
    8.99/10 Rating
    Steakhouse, American, American (Traditional)
    8.99/10 Rating $$$$
    17 Broad Street
    Charleston, South Carolina 29401
    843-722-4220
    Neighborhood: Downtown Charleston

    Located on Charleston’s historic Broad Street, Oak Steakhouse is a classic American steakhouse. A classic array of both wet and dry aged Certified Angus® Beef are featured on the menu. Chef Bacon, a Lowcountry native, sources locally and regionally from sustainable farmers and fisherman to accent the steakhouse menu. Items Read more [...]

  • Hank’s Seafood Restaurant

    $$$
    8.92/10 Rating
    Seafood, American, American (Traditional)
    8.92/10 Rating $$$
    10 Hayne Street
    Charleston, South Carolina 29401
    843-723-3474
    Neighborhood: Downtown Charleston

    At Hank’s, Chef Frank McMahon has fashioned a menu that re-creates that of a classic Charleston fish house serving a creative blend of traditionally fried seafood platters and time-honored Low Country dishes. Chef McMahon also showcases his creativity with local, sustainable, and contemporary culinary fare. Hank’s, overlooking the historic market, Read more [...]

  • Husk Restaurant

    $$$
    8.89/10 Rating
    Southern, American, American (New)
    8.89/10 Rating $$$
    76 Queen Street
    Charleston, South Carolina 29401
    843-577-2500
    Neighborhood: Downtown Charleston

    Husk is centrally located in historic downtown Charleston, Husk, the newest offering from James Beard Award-winning Chef Sean Brock of McCrady’s and the Neighborhood Dining Group, transforms the essence of Southern food. Led by Brock and Chef de Cuisine Travis Grimes, a Lowcountry native, the kitchen reinterprets the bounty of Read more [...]

  • Grill 225

    $$$$
    8.74/10 Rating
    Steakhouse, Seafood, American, American (Traditional)
    8.74/10 Rating $$$$
    225 East Bay Street
    Charleston, South Carolina 29401
    843-723-0500
    Neighborhood: Downtown Charleston

    Welcome to Grill 225, Charleston’s first and only 100% USDA Prime steakhouse, and member of the Great Steak Houses of North America. Located at the luxurious Market Pavilion Hotel in the heart of historic Charleston, we offer a dining experience like no other. As Charleston’s premier steakhouse, our menu is Read more [...]