It’s no secret that the food scene in Charleston is one that is tough to beat. When we were planning our trip I made sure to make reservations ahead of time since some of the more popular places tend to book up fast. There are so many incredible places to eat in Charleston, there’s no way to hit them all in just one trip. Below are the places we tried ourselves and really enjoyed. We would recommend these places over and over again, there was not a single place we went to that we didn’t absolutely love. Well done Charleston, well done.
Hominy Grill– Not far off King Street you’ll find this little gem. Their friendly and fast (I mean really fast) service will have you enjoying some good southern cooking in no time. Try the Charleston Nasty Biscuit and the Shrimp & Grits. If you aren’t a mushroom fan, don’t let that scare you away from getting the Shrimp & Grits. I’m not a huge fan of mushrooms but they were seasoned and cooked perfectly and just added even more flavor to the dish.
Toast– I would give just about anything to have their Eggs Meeting Street delivered to my door right now. Oh. My. Gosh. It even comes with a biscuit and grits or home fries. Grab a creme brûlée latte to go with it and enjoy.
Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit– For a quick breakfast on the go, stop in to Callie’s. The store is so cute and looks like something off of Pinterest. Orders come with two small biscuits and whatever you get make sure to add pimiento cheese.
Lunch and Dinner
Husk– Yes. Yes. Yes. Make your reservations well in advance. We tried a month out and they were completely booked for dinner, we made a reservation for lunch instead and all the hype about this place is true. Their menu changes daily so no matter what you choose, you know the ingredients are fresh and locally sourced.
Poogan’s Porch– I loved everything about this place. The restaurant is in a restored, yellow Victorian house that was built in the 1800’s and everything about it feels so welcoming and homey. I was all about anything with pimiento cheese while in Charleston so I went with the Pimiento BLT. Make sure to grab a cup of She Crab Soup to start with.
167 Raw– Where I discovered my new found love for raw oysters. The inside of the restaurant is small and there will most likely be a wait but it’s so worth. We sat at the raw bar and really enjoyed the hospitality of the guys working behind the bar. The Sampler and the Tuna Burger are a must.
Hall’s Chophouse– If you’re looking for a nicer dinner while in Charleston, this is the place. The definition of true southern hospitality from the minute you walk in the door. I would think you really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, but you have to start with the Fried Green Tomato appetizer and get the Creamed Corn as a side for the table. YUM.
We probably came back home 10 pounds heavier but we didn’t even care. I can’t wait to go back to Charleston, mainly so I can go back to these amazing restaurants. There are so many other places that are highly recommended that we didn’t get to. So many restaurants, so little time. What do you guys think, have you been to any of these Charleston hot spots?