Charleston Restaurants

Seafood & Sushi

167 Sushi Bar: An intimate sushi restaurant with only 24 seats serving an array of nigiri, sashimi, futomaki rolls and unique hot items from the “Izakaya” side of the menu.

Oyster House Seafood Restaurant: Industrial seafood fixture in a former warehouse with a raw bar, craft cocktails and an outdoor patio.

Tempest: Elegant destination offering seasonal, locally sourced seafood delicacies and a robust wine list.

Hank’s Seafood Restaurant: Bustling eatery and bar serving up seafood, including raw-bar items, in a grand, classic setting.

Charleston Crab House: Casual eatery with a convivial atmosphere, serving a crab-heavy menu of classic seafood dishes.

Pearlz Oyster Bar:  Relaxed, light-filled eatery with outdoor seating serving classic seafood, raw bites, and burgers.

Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar: Bustling spot for refined seafood dishes, served in a clubby, brick-walled environment.

Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar: Southern seafood staples served in sleek, light-filled quarters, with a patio overlooking the water.

Southern Fare

Magnolias: A refined take on traditional Southern cooking, served in a warm, sophisticated environment.

Slightly North of Broad: Modern Southern and Lowcountry cuisine served in an airy, 18th century warehouse.

FIG: Elevated takes on Southern classics with seasonal ingredients served in an upscale, bistro setting.


Poogan’s Smokehouse: Industrial-chic hot spot serving locally sourced, traditional Southern BBQ and stylish cocktails.

Queology Barbecue: Barbecue specialists turning out chicken and ribs, with sauces and sides, in a casual environment.

Taking It up a Notch

Church and Union Charleston: Post New American dining destination and cocktail bar in a former church with dramatic decor.

High Cotton Charleston Restaurant: Spacious, refined eatery featuring Lowcountry fare prepared using ingredients from nearby farms.

Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill: Refined American steakhouse fare offered in elegant, contemporary accommodations. 

82 Queen: A swanky bar and intimate courtyard help make this refined Southern spot a special occasion favorite.

Eli’s Table: High-end bar/eatery with artful décor and locally sourced Southern fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.