Category Archives: Restaurants & Cuisine

Charleston in September

September is shaping up to be an absolutely delicious time to visit Charleston! Yes, you read that right, delicious… The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association is hosting two culinary events next month, Charleston Restaurant Week and the Southern Living Taste of Charleston. Both events are highly-anticipated and will be sure to please. Charleston Restaurant Week Charleston Restaurant Week is the best way to explore local flavor! The event begins September 3rd and lasts through the 14th, so it includes two full weekends. Participating restaurants (a list of over 100 casual and fine-dining establishements) will offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. For a complete list of participating restaurants and information about the Charleston … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Kiawah Island Restaurants to Try During Your Stay

Wake up in your room at The Governor’s House Inn and spend your day exploring the Holy City. You can visit Isle of Palms and walk around historic downtown Charleston, but we do recommend trying out one or all of our favorite Kiawah Island Restaurants! Ocean Room at The Sanctuary This is the only steakhouse in the United States to earn both Forbes 4 Star and AAA 4 Diamond ratings. The Ocean Room is Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s premier restaurant. It offers an unparalleled steakhouse experience featuring a variety of signature dishes. There is a dress code at this restaurant. Ladies should wear dresses, skirts or pants paired with a … Continue reading

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Favorite Charleston Restaurants Among Locals and Visitors

Attn: Foodies! The Holy City is the place to be if you’re looking for great dining options. Whether it’s brunch, lunch or dinner, there’s no shortage of phenomenal Charleston restaurants to choose from. We at the Governor’s House Inn have compiled a list for you of a few favorites among locals and visitors. Husk Restaurant Husk is a celebration of southern ingredients. It is centrally located in downtown Charleston, and is the newest offering from James Beard Award-winning Chef Sean Brock of McCrady’s and the Neighborhood Dining Group. The kitchen is led by Brock and Chef de Cuisine Travis Grimes, a Lowcountry native. They explore an ingredient-driven cuisine that begins … Continue reading

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Charleston Restaurant Week Back in January!

One of the most highly anticipated culinary events in the Charleston area is back next month. Charleston Restaurant Week is set for January 8 through January 19, 2014. The event, which is put on by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association Inc., offers an opportunity to enjoy the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry. Participating restaurants will be offering prix fixe lunch and dinner menus that consist of three items for one low price. You do not want to miss this event! Here’s a look at the participating restaurants. 3 for $20 AW Shuck’s Seafood Restaurant Baroni’s New York Pizza – Mt. Pleasant Baroni’s New York Pizza – West Ashley Basico Basil … Continue reading

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What is Taste of Charleston?

It is the culinary event of the entire year. Visit the Governor’s House Inn and the Lowcountry for The Southern Living Taste of Charleston. The three-day event showcases delicious dishes served by Charleston Restaurants. There are several components to the Taste of Charleston. First, there is the main event. It’s held at the historic Boone Hall Plantation. Fifty of the best casual and fine dining restaurants in the Lowcountry will serve up sample size portions, along with beer and wine. There will be live music from The Piedmont Boys, a specialty and imported beer tasting tent, the legendary ‘Waiter’s Race,’ and a children’s area. US Foods, Sysco, Blue Moon, Biltmore … Continue reading

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Charleston Restaurant Week Back in September

It’s one of the most highly anticipated culinary events in the Charleston area. Mouth-watering Lowcountry cuisine recognized worldwide will once again be available to you at participating restaurants. Charleston Restaurant Week is back from September 4-15. Restaurants will offer prix fixe menus consisting of three items for one price. They’ll be set at $20, $30 or $40. What a deal! Here’s a look at your options. For $20, you can enjoy three courses at these great restaurants. It’s a steal, so why don’t you try one, or as many as you can fit into the week?! Basil Thai Restaurant – Downtown Charleston or Mt. Pleasant Big Billy’s Burger Joint – … Continue reading

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Best Southern Food in Charleston

Sweet tea, rich history, beautiful churches, mannerly people and southern comfort … food, that is. If you’re a foodie, Charleston is the place to dig in, but there are oh-so-many choices when locating the best southern food in Charleston and deciding where to secure that mind-blowing southern dish. Fresh seafood is abundant in Charleston, and other local favorites include boiled peanuts, she-crab soup, fried green tomatoes, and of course the famous Charleston shrimp and grits. Here are a few delicious eateries that promise to deliver the best southern food on your visit. There’s nothing better than a good southern brunch. And Magnolias is a must. You can’t go wrong with the fried … Continue reading

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Charleston Restaurants to Fit Any Budget

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. Fine Dining: 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 … Continue reading

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Best Brunch Places in Charleston

Most of us love to eat. Whether you are a foodie or just enjoy a good meal, it’s hard to find bad food in Charleston. We have an abundance of good restaurants and wonderful chefs. From casual to upscale, there’s something to suit every taste and satisfy every craving. When you take a trip to Charleston, you might want to sleep late and enjoy brunch. Here are just a few of the places you won’t want to miss. In a random and unofficial poll, High Cotton , at 199 East Bay Street, was mentioned as a favorite of locals for brunch. It was also named the best brunch spot in … Continue reading

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Popular Charleston Restaurants

Charleston has become synonymous with fine dining. Over the past 20 – 25 years its reputation has gained world-class status with award-winning chefs, and restaurants earning the moniker “best new restaurant in the United States.”  While it would take quite a while to visit all the top spots in Charleston, we’ve culled the list to some of the most popular spots. McCrady’s Restaurant Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Landmarks, McCrady’s represents some of the best in new Southern fine dining. The menu, created by Chef Sean Brock, recipient of the 2010 James Beard Best Chef Southeast award, centers around inventive cuisine fresh from the farm and … Continue reading

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Restaurants in Charleston, SC: Peninsula Grill

The Charleston area is filled with many great restaurants that each have something unique to offer. When you visit it can be tough to figure out where you should make your reservations.  At the Governor’s House Inn, we are available to not only help your stay be one to remember, but we are willing to help you plan out your trip, including your dinner reservations, so you get an authentic taste for what Charleston has to offer.  In the meantime, here is a restaurant review from Charleston Magazine on Peninsula Grill, a restaurant that has been a favorite among many in Charleston for several years: With culinary skill developed at … Continue reading

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Where to Eat in Charleston, SC?

Are you planning a vacation, but wanting to know where to eat in Charleston, SC.  When you visit Charleston, you will quickly learn that there is no shortage of restaurants, and you don’t have to venture far from the inn to find a great spot for lunch or dinner. Here’s a look at some great restaurants recommended by Urbanspoon, that you should definitely keep in mind on your next visit to the Holy City: Basil 87% Liked it on Urbanspoon $$$ Peninsular Charleston – Asian, Thai, Vietnamese 460 King St Slightly North of Broad 87% Liked it on Urbanspoon $$$ Peninsular Charleston – Seafood, Southern/Soul, Modern American 192 E Bay St 39 Rue … Continue reading

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Charleston Restaurant Week, Bon Appétit!

Charleston restaurant week started yesterday.  The Charleston Restaurant Week is an event sponsored by the South Carolina Hospitality Association in conjunction with the Charleston Restaurant Association (CRA).  It is a great opportunity to try the many great restaurants in the area, and it is truly one of the best culinary events in the city. You can expect to see prix fixe menus with three courses or items priced between $20 and $40 at a large number of participating restaurant  Be sure to check out a complete list of all the restaurants, but in the meantime, here are just a few of the specials taking place this week, courtesy of the … Continue reading

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