Charleston, SC is known around the world for its FOOD (among other things)! Fantastic eateries are everywhere and can accommodate any budget and any desired atmosphere. In fact, some folks come to the Lowcountry simply for its unique and titillating cuisine! Here are just a few suggestions for you to try during your stay on the peninsula, but the list is definitely much longer than this. Feel free to be adventurous as you visit our Charleston restaurants.
82 Queen (located conveniently at 82 Queen Street) is the epitome of elegant atmosphere, dining in one of the restaurant’s three 300 year old buildings, or if the weather permits, one may enjoy their meal in the quaint and quiet courtyard, surrounded by magnificent oaks and magnolias. They are open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11:30-3:00, for Sunday brunch from 10:30-3:00, for dinner on Friday and Saturday from 5:30-10:30, and dinner on Thursday and Sunday 5:30-10:00. Visit their website at http://www.82queen.com/.
Casual Fine Dining:
Fleet Landing (186 Concord Street) is located directly on the water, right next to Charleston’s gorgeous Waterfront Park. The restaurant, itself, is an old 1940s Naval building and actually sits over the marsh for some of the most spectacular views of our stunning harbor. The menu caters to all cravings and features many traditional and signature dishes. This is a fun place for all members of the family and is sure to satisfy! Their website is http://www.fleetlanding.net/.
Hominy Grill (207 Rutledge Avenue) is a rare jewel of a restaurant in that it provides fresh and inspired fare, and yet leaves the wallet happy. Known for its southern and soul food, the restaurant, located in an historic Charleston single house, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and for brunch on weekends. One can even enjoy a cool cocktail while sitting in their courtyard! For more information, visit their website at http://hominygrill.com/.
Taco Boy is the place to be! Now serving in two locations, the first is located at 217 Huger Street and the newest member of the family is at 15 Center Street on Folly Beach. Taco Boy serves some of the freshest and most inspired Tex/Mex fare that is sure to delight! Be sure to try their margaritas while sitting either in their festive dining room or out on the patio. With the motto “Skip Siesta, Let’s Fiesta”, how can anyone go wrong? http://www.tacoboy.net/index.php
Eating is an important part of your trip to Charleston, but you must also secure accommodations! For a really special stay, consider the Governor’s House Inn. It is a beautiful and historic B & B and will not disappoint. Click here for availability!!
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