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Early Bird Diner 1644 Savannah Hwy, Charleston
Early Bird Diner
American • $$

Early Bird Diner

1644 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407

Ordered breakfast for the office! Excellent food! Quality and value! Grits are phenomenal!! I highly recommend breakfast here! Dine in area is small, be...

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  • Superb482 Reviews4.8
Rodney Scott's BBQ - Charleston 1011 King St, Charleston
Rodney Scott's BBQ - Charleston
Barbecue • $$

Rodney Scott's BBQ - Charleston

1011 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Hands down the best BBQ and sides my mouth has ever tasted!! And I've eaten NC pit cooked BBQ my whole life and this is the gold standard of what whole...

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  • Superb608 Reviews4.6
167 Raw Oyster Bar 193 King St, Charleston
167 Raw Oyster Bar
Seafood • $$

167 Raw Oyster Bar

193 King St, Charleston, SC 29401

I remember coming to Charleston to eat here when they were still at their small location closer to the water and the dine-in queue were ridiculously long....

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  • Superb413 Reviews4.8
Lewis Barbecue 464 N Nassau St, Charleston
Lewis Barbecue
Barbecue • $$

Lewis Barbecue

464 N Nassau St, Charleston, SC 29403

One of the best meals I have ever had. The brisket is phenomenal. Melt in your mouth, perfectly cooked, smoked heaven on a plate. The hot guts (i.e. sausage)...

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  • Superb406 Reviews4.8
Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar 186 Concord St, Charleston
Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar
Seafood • $$

Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar

186 Concord St, Charleston, SC 29401

One of the best views of the harbor. Call in advance for a table! Parking is a nightmare to figure out. Food was amazing. They are cool with you drinking at...

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  • Superb588 Reviews4.5
Husk 76 Queen St, Charleston
Husk
American • $$$

Husk

76 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401

Walked in and got a seat at the Bar at Husk. Drinks: Phenomenal (had the Dragoon punch). Food: TASTY AF!! (fried chicken so good and juicy and flavorful it...

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  • Superb603 Reviews4.4
Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar 205 E Bay St, Charleston
Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar
Seafood • $$

Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar

205 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

The hush puppies were delicious. We had a free appetizer of fried green tomatoes which we got from our carriage ride. They were very good. The blackened mahi...

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Prohibition 547 King St, Charleston
Prohibition
Cocktail Bar • $$$

Prohibition

547 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Our Bartender Greg was awesome. He was so busy and yet able to wait on us too. Great info about his favorites on the menu and super cocktails. Great night...

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  • Superb569 Reviews4.4
Slightly North of Broad Restaurant 192 E Bay St, Charleston
Slightly North of Broad Restaurant
Fine Dining • $$$

Slightly North of Broad Restaurant

192 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

First time there and I LOVED this place. I had the burrata salad to start and my husband had the beef carpaccio. Holy smokes both were amazing! They also give...

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Oak Steakhouse 17 Broad St, Charleston
Oak Steakhouse
Steak House • $$$

Oak Steakhouse

17 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401

Delicious food. Interesting and tasty drink selection. Awesome service. Great atmosphere. What more could you want from one of the best places in town. The...

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  • Superb461 Reviews4.5
Indaco 526 King St, Charleston
Indaco
Italian • $$

Indaco

526 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

It was our Anniversary and the server came over with 2 glasses of Champagne. That was totally unexpected and much a surprise! Enjoyed it very much! Thanks...

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  • Superb449 Reviews4.5
82 Queen 82 Queen St, Charleston
82 Queen
Southern • $$

82 Queen

82 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401

Amazing food omg. Crab cake Benedict was $22 and seemed small so, I was a little hesitant in ordering but glad I did. It was amazing and very filling. Best...

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  • Superb390 Reviews4.6
Sorghum & Salt 186 Coming St, Charleston
Sorghum & Salt
Seafood • $$

Sorghum & Salt

186 Coming St, Charleston, SC 29403

I felt like I needed a week in Charleston just to get to all my dining destinations! Unfortunately, we only had two days, so I picked one night for Southern...

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  • Superb336 Reviews4.7
Anson Restaurant 12 Anson St, Charleston
Anson Restaurant
Seafood • $$$

Anson Restaurant

12 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401

We called at 4:30 and asked if we cold be seated in an hour, very courteous and their pleasure. Ordered She Crab Soup, Caesar Salad, Shrimp and Grits and of...

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  • Superb385 Reviews4.6
5Church Charleston 32B N Market St, Charleston
5Church Charleston
American • $$

5Church Charleston

32B N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401

The she crab soup was probably the best I’ve ever had. The meal was fairly good, but took almost an hour to receive the main course. Of course this was at...

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  • Superb561 Reviews4.3
Cru Cafe 18 Pinckney St, Charleston
Cru Cafe
American • $$

Cru Cafe

18 Pinckney St, Charleston, SC 29401

9/22/21. Dinner with wife. CC is a converted old house like many restaurants in Charleston. It has outside sitting in a courtyard and also on an upstairs open...

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  • Superb325 Reviews4.7
FIG 232 Meeting St, Charleston
FIG
American • $$$

FIG

232 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401

Exceptional server. Divine food and cocktails. The frozen Greek yogurt with watermelon and basil has left me craving more...but its a 6 hour drive from home....

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  • Superb325 Reviews4.7
Halls Chophouse 434 King St, Charleston
Halls Chophouse
Steak House • $$$$

Halls Chophouse

434 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

I can say without a doubt this is the classiest steakhouse I have ever been to. It started with meeting the owner the minute I walked in. I’ve never felt so...

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  • Superb376 Reviews4.8
Little Jack's Tavern 710 King St, Charleston
Little Jack's Tavern
American • $$

Little Jack's Tavern

710 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

If you're in search of a place you can make a reservation for 7pm and be sat down, with an amazing brussel sprout appetizer and hand crafted cocktails by...

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  • Superb424 Reviews4.5
Muse Restaurant & Wine Bar 82 Society St, Charleston
Muse Restaurant & Wine Bar
Mediterranean • $$

Muse Restaurant & Wine Bar

82 Society St, Charleston, SC 29401

A wonderful restaurant set in an historic house offers simply wonderful food. Prices range from moderate to more on the expensive but every dish is work it. We...

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  • Superb470 Reviews4.4
Circa 1886 Restaurant 149 Wentworth St, Charleston
Circa 1886 Restaurant
Fine Dining • $$$

Circa 1886 Restaurant

149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401

My boyfriend took me to Circa 1886 for my 30th birthday and I couldn't have asked for a better dining experience! Our server, Tanya, was the sweetest and...

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  • Superb264 Reviews4.8
Eli's Table 129 Meeting St, Charleston
Eli's Table
Southern • $$

Eli's Table

129 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401

Went for a business dinner. Great atmosphere, a little music but not too loud. Perfect to enjoy a conversation. Beet Salad was excellent. Vegetarian risotto...

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  • Superb412 Reviews4.5
Rappahannock Oyster Bar 701 E Bay St No. 110, Charleston
Rappahannock Oyster Bar
Seafood • $$

Rappahannock Oyster Bar

701 E Bay St No. 110, Charleston, SC 29403

Once again, we enjoyed a delightful experience at Rappahonnock. The place was quite busy and the talented servers did their utmost to please. My husband...

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  • Superb459 Reviews4.4
Millers All Day 120 King St, Charleston
Millers All Day
Southern • $$

Millers All Day

120 King St, Charleston, SC 29401

Do yourself a favor, stop reading this review, get in your car, Drive straight to miller’s all day and order one of everything on the menu. You will not...

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  • Superb349 Reviews4.6
Virginia's On King 412 King St, Charleston
Virginia's On King
Southern • $$

Virginia's On King

412 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

The food was delicious and the staff was wonderful. My only complaint is that the upstairs bathroom was absolutely filthy and falling apart. It was not a great...

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  • Superb509 Reviews4.3
Hank's Seafood Restaurant 10 Hayne St, Charleston
Hank's Seafood Restaurant
Seafood • $$$

Hank's Seafood Restaurant

10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401

This was the first restaurant I went to in Charleston and it was great! My friend knew it was a bit difficult to get reservations since it is so popular, so we...

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  • Superb395 Reviews4.5
The Glass Onion 1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston
The Glass Onion
American • $$

The Glass Onion

1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407

We were drawn here after reading reviews and learning the chef was an Alabama native like us. The staff was super friendly and the portions were plentiful. My...

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  • Superb296 Reviews4.7
R. Kitchen 212 Rutledge Ave, Charleston
R. Kitchen
New American • $$

R. Kitchen

212 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403

Wow, this place is incredible! We went for a special occasion dinner and it definitely did not disappoint. It was a very intimate kitchen, and we sat at the...

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  • Superb252 Reviews4.8
High Cotton Charleston Restaurant 199 E Bay St, Charleston
High Cotton Charleston Restaurant
Cocktail Bar • $$$

High Cotton Charleston Restaurant

199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

The best thing about this restaurant was the service. Our server, Paula was very attentive and sweet. The Wait staff were incredible. They worked together...

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The Darling Oyster Bar 513 King St, Charleston
The Darling Oyster Bar
Seafood • $$

The Darling Oyster Bar

513 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

A very hip, moderately priced upscale spot, the Darling is the place to be. We loved the friend oysters, shrimp cocktail and the drinks. Very reasonably...

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  • Superb497 Reviews4.3

American Restaurants

American in Charleston
The Tattooed Moose 1137 Morrison Dr, Charleston
The Tattooed Moose
American • $$

The Tattooed Moose

1137 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403

Doesnt look like much! But, what a great place. We had the the Special sandwich, the Cuban and the burger. If we had more we would go back. Moderate cost and...

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  • Superb304 Reviews4.6
BASIC KITCHEN 82 Wentworth St, Charleston
BASIC KITCHEN
American • $$

BASIC KITCHEN

82 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401

The special drink of the day was delicious. Vegan nachos were superb. Overall this was a fun, good, healthy environment with great food to start the day. Great...

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  • Superb257 Reviews4.6
Rutledge Cab Company 1300 Rutledge Ave, Charleston
Rutledge Cab Company
American • $$

Rutledge Cab Company

1300 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403

We flew in from Kansas City and were looking for a place for lunch. Not far off the highway we found this amazing place!! Service was great but the FOOD was...

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  • Superb352 Reviews4.3

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Charleston
Edmund's Oast Brewing Co. 1505 King St #115, Charleston
Edmund's Oast Brewing Co.
Pizza • $$

Edmund's Oast Brewing Co.

1505 King St #115, Charleston, SC 29405

We can no longer sit at the bar inside with our dogs, but the outside area was nice. You order your food through the hostess outside and then it was brought to...

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Park Pizza Co 1028 E Montague Ave, Charleston
Park Pizza Co
Pizza • $$

Park Pizza Co

1028 E Montague Ave, Charleston, SC 29405

This is by far the best pizza we have ever had! We got the Kurt Brussell - the bleu cheese was super creamy and the flavor was soo good! The staff was so...

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  • Superb193 Reviews4.7
D'Allesandro's Pizza 229 St Philip St, Charleston
D'Allesandro's Pizza
Pizza • $$

D'Allesandro's Pizza

229 St Philip St, Charleston, SC 29403

This place always delivers on tasty foods. My personal favorites are the Italian caljoe and the spinach salad that includes basil leaves and chunks of fresh...

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  • Superb256 Reviews4.4

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Charleston
Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant 1119 Wappoo Rd Unit Q, Charleston
Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $$

Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant

1119 Wappoo Rd Unit Q, Charleston, SC 29407

It’s everything I expect from a restaurant serving Mexican cuisine. Music, fast service, courteous people. Outdoor seating is a plus! The house margaritas...

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  • Superb314 Reviews4.5
Mex 1 Coastal Cantina 817 St Andrews Blvd, Charleston
Mex 1 Coastal Cantina
Mexican • $$

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

817 St Andrews Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407

Food was delicious, service was great, indoor and outdoor seating. Our party sat outside. The weather was perfect. We went during restaurant week which was...

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  • Superb237 Reviews4.3
Taco Boy 217 Huger St, Charleston
Taco Boy
Mexican • $$

Taco Boy

217 Huger St, Charleston, SC 29403

Best margs and tacos around!The venue and the feeling were welcoming and festive. Staff was incredible too! They have a cute little outdoor seating that’s...

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  • Good291 Reviews4.1

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Charleston
Pearlz Oyster Bar 153 E Bay St, Charleston
Pearlz Oyster Bar
Seafood • $$

Pearlz Oyster Bar

153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

I would give Pearlz 4.5 stars. There was a line up at the door before the 2pm opening so it would have been good if there was a "take a number"...

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Hyman's Seafood 215 Meeting St, Charleston
Hyman's Seafood
Seafood • $$

Hyman's Seafood

215 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401

I went today and I’m not even going to talk about the food 5 Stars as always. I noticed the sign where they offer people who are less fortunate, free food...

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The Ordinary 544 King St, Charleston
The Ordinary
Seafood • $$$

The Ordinary

544 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Food was exquisite and divine!!!!!! I am a work traveler and a foodie I don’t usually give reviews but this restaurant was absolutely amazing. I have been to...

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O-Ku 463 King St, Charleston
O-Ku
Sushi Bar • $$

O-Ku

463 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Food was fantastic but service was a little on the slow side. Understand it’s good food and it takes time but it took longer than 30 minutes to have our food...

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  • Superb349 Reviews4.4
Sushi-Wa 1503 King St Ext, Charleston
Sushi-Wa
Sushi Bar • $$

Sushi-Wa

1503 King St Ext, Charleston, SC 29405

My boyfriend brought me here for an early birthday dinner Saturday. We had the omakase, and not only was the food delicious, it was such an incredible,...

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  • Superb133 Reviews4.7
Aji Asian Bistro 1011 Harbor View Rd, Charleston
Aji Asian Bistro
Sushi Bar • $$

Aji Asian Bistro

1011 Harbor View Rd, Charleston, SC 29412

I ordered the unagi don and a seaweed salad and loved it! 10/10 from me and reasonably priced. My wife got a cucumber roll, sweet potato tempura roll, and miso...

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  • Superb135 Reviews4.6

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Charleston
Dellz 1617 Ashley River Rd, Charleston
Dellz
Burgers • $$

Dellz

1617 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29407

Highly highly recommend this place! I took my vegetarian friend here and she absolutely loved it, and I eat meat but also enjoyed an amazing vegetarian meal...

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Bohemian Bull 1531 Folly Rd, Charleston
Bohemian Bull
Hamburger • $$

Bohemian Bull

1531 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412

Waitress was great. Burger was high quality and tasty. Cheese steak was also quite good. Good lunch or dinner spot on james Island. Bar looks like Good...

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  • Superb273 Reviews4.4
Big Gun Burger Shop & Bar 137 Calhoun St, Charleston
Big Gun Burger Shop & Bar
Hamburger • $$

Big Gun Burger Shop & Bar

137 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401

The food was excellent and the bartender was extremely friendly and helpful. My husband and I both really enjoyed this place. Highly recommend the brussel...

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  • Superb207 Reviews4.4

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Charleston
Fratello's Italian Tavern 1050 E Montague Ave, Charleston
Fratello's Italian Tavern
Italian • $$

Fratello's Italian Tavern

1050 E Montague Ave, Charleston, SC 29405

Food was amazing, great atmosphere too. Played old Italian music from artists like Frank Sinatra, and some swing as well. Nicely decorated restaurant and...

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La Farfalle 15 Beaufain St, Charleston
La Farfalle
Italian • $$

La Farfalle

15 Beaufain St, Charleston, SC 29401

We loved our dinner at Le Farfelle. I had booked the table months ago for a special dinner with friends after dropping our daughters off at College of...

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  • Superb227 Reviews4.6
Crust Wood Fired Pizza 1956 Maybank Hwy #B, Charleston
Crust Wood Fired Pizza
Italian • $$

Crust Wood Fired Pizza

1956 Maybank Hwy #B, Charleston, SC 29412

Fantastic pizza!! One of the bests I’ve had. Not too filling and the toppings were delicious. Can tell lots of care and love go into this gem.Highly...

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  • Superb201 Reviews4.4

Barbeque Restaurants

Barbeque in Charleston
Swig & Swine 1217 Savannah Hwy, Charleston
Swig & Swine
Barbecue • $$

Swig & Swine

1217 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407

Overall, this is good BBQ. Friendly staff serving your typical BBQ meats and a pretty good whiskey selection. My only issue was the meat was served a bit...

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Home Team BBQ 126 Williman St, Charleston
Home Team BBQ
Barbeque • $$

Home Team BBQ

126 Williman St, Charleston, SC 29403

My husband and I went here for drinks and appetizers because a friend recommended we try the wings, and Home Team's speciality drink called, the Game...

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  • Superb234 Reviews4.5
Poogan's Smokehouse 188 E Bay St, Charleston
Poogan's Smokehouse
Barbecue • $$

Poogan's Smokehouse

188 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

Loved it! Great BBQ! I had the pulled pork and my husband had the Southern Ruben. Both were fabulous. The BBQ sauces were excellent and there was a great...

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  • Good318 Reviews4.2
Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint 1622 Highland Ave, Charleston
Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint
Barbeque • $$

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint

1622 Highland Ave, Charleston, SC 29412

My wife and I split the bbq nachos and a brisket tray with green beans and mac & cheese.Nachos were great. Queso was a little gummy but ultimately we...

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  • Superb186 Reviews4.6

Southern Restaurants

Southern in Charleston
Poogan's Porch 72 Queen St, Charleston
Poogan's Porch
Southern • $$

Poogan's Porch

72 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. You won’t leave hungry. Shrimp and grits were excellent. Fried chicken was delicious and could feed two people....

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  • Superb417 Reviews4.3
Leon's 698 King St, Charleston
Leon's
Southern • $$

Leon's

698 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

We needed a fried food fix! Oysters, clams, shrimp, catfish, hush puppies. Not the best I've had......but close. Not greasy or oily. Slaw side and...

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  • Superb353 Reviews4.3
Revival 162 E Bay St, Charleston
Revival
Southern • $$

Revival

162 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

Our best night out in Charleston. The food and service were excellent. I had the Grouper over succotash and it was perfect. He has shrimp and grits. Not your...

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  • Superb270 Reviews4.5