An A-Z Guide Featuring Charleston’s BEST Restaurants


An A-Z Guide to Charleston’s BEST Restaurants

When my husband and I get a babysitter for date night, 90% of the time we go to a restaurant. While there are plenty of other things to do in Charleston, we both love dinner vibes and delicious food. In the past, I’ve shared about places to dine sans children, with girlfriends, and with kids in tow; today, I am sharing an A-Z guide featuring Charleston’s BEST restaurants. That’s right! I am sharing ONE restaurant for each letter, A-Z (even if I really wanted to share four or five for some letters), along with some of my personal recommendations.

Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

205 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
Seafood: $$

Eat: She Crab Soup

Brasserie la Banque

Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401
French: $$

Eat: Steak Frites

Insider Tip: After dinner, check out the speakeasy downstairs.

Chubby Fish

252 Coming St, Charleston, SC 29403
Seafood: $$

Eat: Smoked Mackerel Curry

Insider Tip: They don’t take reservations, so have someone from your party head over early to get a time!


280 Ashley Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
Breakfast: $

Eat: Egg and Cheese Sandwich with Sausage

Insider Tip: Order a side OG pancake to share with the table.


122 Spring St, Charleston, SC 29403
Spanish Tapas: $$

Eat: Matrimonio Hashbrowns
Drink: Menorquina Gin and Tonic

Insider Tip: Enjoy the panna cotta for dessert!


232 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401
American: $$$

Eat: Ricotta Gnocchi


55 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
Latin and South American: $$

Eat: Ropa Vieja
Drink: Passionate Mule

Halls Chophouse

434 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Steakhouse: $$$$

Eat: Dry Aged Ribeye

Insider Tip: Book in advance and go to Gospel Brunch!


526 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Italian: $$$

Eat: Burrata

Jackrabbit Filly

4628 Spruill Ave #101, North Charleston, SC 29405
Chinese: $$

Eat: Pork and Cabbage Dumplings

The Kingstide

32 River Landing Dr, Daniel Island, SC 29492
Seafood: $$

Eat: Oysters Rockefeller

Insider Tip: Take the Daniel Island Ferry from downtown for added fun!

Little Jack’s Tavern

710 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
American: $$

Eat: Tavern Burger


479 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Coastal Mexican: $$

Eat: Tuna Tostada
Drink: Pineapple Ginger Margarita

Insider Tip: Request to sit outside! Their courtyard is stunning.


201 Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
Seafood: $$$

Eat: Baked Alaska
Drink: Smoky Paloma

The Obstinate Daughter

2063 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482
Italian: $$

Eat: Old Danger Pizza

Post House

101 Pitt St, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
American: $$

Eat: Cinnamon Sticky Bun
Drink: Mimosa

Insider Tip: Walk around Old Village and look for your favorite blogger’s house. 🙂

82 Queen

82 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401
Southern: $$$

Eat: Jambalaya

Rodney Scott’s BBQ

1011 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Barbecue: $$

Eat: Pulled Pork

Insider Tip: Share the banana pudding for dessert!

Sushi Wa

1503 King St Ext, Charleston, SC 29405
Sushi: $$

Eat: Chef’s Special

The Ordinary

44 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Seafood: $$$

Eat: Seafood Tower

Uncork Charleston

476 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Tapas/Small Plates: $

Eat: Charcuterie Board
Drink: Wine


41 Bogard St A, Charleston, SC 29403
American: $$

Eat: Escargot

Wild Common

103 Spring St, Charleston, SC 29403
American: $$$

Eat: Chef’s Tasting Menu

Xiao Bao Biscuit

224 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
Asian: $$

Eat: Okonomiyaki

Ye Old Fashioned

474 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407
Drive-through Ice Cream: $

Eat: BLT
Drink: Milkshake

Zero Restaurant and Bar

0 George St, Charleston, SC 29401
American: $$$

Eat: Multi-Course Tasting Menu
Drink: Wine Pairings

Let us know in the comments which restaurant you try from our A-Z list!

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Brandy Wales
Born and raised in Indiana, Brandy spent a decade as an elementary teacher and instructional technology specialist in Chicago. After getting married to her husband Chad and starting their family in the Midwest, they decided it was important for their family to live somewhere where they could be outside year round. In 2020, they traded in their snow boots for swimsuits and purchased a duplex in downtown Charleston. Since then, they've renovated 8 properties - you can check them out @thecharlestonsuites on Instagram! Brandy loves spending time with her husband, their three kids, and two dogs. She also enjoys being outdoors, taking pictures, exploring new restaurants, blogging, and organizing anything and everything! From being landlords and Airbnb hosts to parents and travel enthusiasts, you can get a peek at her family's adventures at