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Lowcountry Cuisine is closely associated with the cuisine of another popular southern city, New Orleans. The cultural influences found in New Orleans are very much similar to those of Charleston, which include the English, French, Spanish, Irish, Italians, Africans, and Caribbean Islanders who settled here over three centuries ago. They all brought with them the tastes from their native lands and over these passing centuries have blended their distinctive recipes together using Charleston's geography as the food palate because its geography is a critical factor in distinguishing the region's culinary identity.

Charleston's rich estuary system provides an abundance of shrimp, fish, crabs, and oysters captured daily along with locally grown squash, green beans, broccoli, spinach, okra, collards, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, a number of different lettuces and a variety of herbs that are the prime ingredients used to capture this flavor of Charleston. Some Lowcountry signature dishes are she-crab soup, Huguenot torte, benne wafers, fried green tomatoes, sweet potato pone, crab cakes, shrimp and grits, and frogmore stew.

Charleston has more fine dining establishments per capita than any other city in the South. So, make it a family affair or a romantic evening out. All are ready to cater to your taste buds with their own personal blend of herbs and spices perfectly matched to the offering sprinkled with a pleasing ambiance and southern hospitality.

82 Queen 82 Queen St.
Call for Reservations (843) 723-7591 or Book Online Reservations
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39 Rue de Jean 39 John Street
Call for Reservations (843) 722-8881
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Anson 12 Anson St.
Call for Reservations (843) 577-0551

Barbadoes Room and Courtyard Dining 115 Meeting Street.
Call for Reservations(843) 577-2400

Blossom 171 E. Bay St.
Call for Reservations (843) 722-9200 or Book Online Reservations

Carolina's a Southern Bistro 10 Exchange St.
Call for Reservations (843) 724-3800 or Book Online Reservations

Charleston Grill at Charleston Place Hotel 224 King St.
Call for Reservations (843) 577-4522 or Book Online Reservations

Circa 1886 at Wentworth Mansion 149 Wentworth St.
Call for Reservations (843) 853-7828 or Book Online Reservations

Coast Bar and Grill 39-D John St. (behind 39 Rue de Jean Hutson Alley)
Call for Reservations (843) 722-8838

Cypress 167 East Bay Street
Call for Reservations (843) 727-0111 or Book Reservations Online

Eli's Table 129 Meeting St
Call for Reservations  843-405-5115 or Book Reservations Online
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Fig 232 Meeting Street
Call for Reservations (843) 805-5900 or Book Reservations Online

Fish 442 King Street
Call for Reservations (843) 722-FISH or Book Reservations Online

Fleet Landing 186 Concord Street
Call for Reservations (843) 722-8100 or Book Reservations Online

Grill 225 at Market Pavilion Hotel 225 East Bay Street
Lunch and Dinner Daily.
Call for Reservations (843) 266-4222 or Book Reservations Online

Hank's Seafood Corner of Church and Hayne Streets
Dinner Nightly starting at 5pm.
Call for Reservations (843) 723-3474 or Book Reservations Online

Halls Chop House 434 King Street
Dinner Nightly. Brunch Sunday.
Call for Reservations (843) 727-0090 or Book Reservations Online

High Cotton 199 East Bay Street
Lunch Sat. Dinner Nightly.
Call for Reservations (843) 724-3815 or Book Reservations Online
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Husk 76 Queen Street
Lunch Mon-Sat. Dinner Daily. Brunch Sunday.
Call for Reservations (843) 577-2500 or Book Reservations Online
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Lana Restaurant 210 Rutledge Avenue
Lunch Mon-Fri. Dinner Mon-Sat. Closed Sunday.
Call for Reservations (843) 720-8899

Leaf 15 Beaufain Street
Open 7 days a week for Lunch and Dinner. Outdoor Seating. Sunday Brunch.
Call for Reservations (843) 793-2230 or Book Reservations Online
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Drawing Room at Vendue Inn 19 Vendue Range
Open 7 days a week
Happy Hour--4pm-6:30pm, 7 days a week
Dinner--4pm-11pm Sun – Thurs, 4pm-midnight Fri and Sat
Sunday Brunch--11am-2pm
Call for Reservations 843-414-2334

Macintosh 479B King Street
Call for Reservations (843) 789-4299 or Book Reservations Online

Magnolias 185 East Bay Street
Dinner Nightly. Sunday Brunch.
Call for Reservations (843) 577-7771 or Book Reservations Online

McCrady's 2 Unity Alley
Dinner Nightly.
Call for Reservations (843) 577-0025 or Book Reservations Online

Mercato 102 North Market Street
Dining Nightly.
Call for Reservations (843) 722-6393 or Book Reservations Online

Muse Restaurant and Wine Bar 82 Society Street
Dinner Nightly. Outdoor Dining.
Call for Reservations (843) 577-1102 or Book Reservations Online

Oak Steakhouse 17 Broad Street
Dinner Nightly.
Call for Reservations (843) 722-4220 or Book Reservations Online

O-Ku 463 King Street
Lunch Mon-Fri. Dinner Nightly.
Call for Reservations (843) 737-0112 or Book Reservations Online

Peninsula Grill at Planters Inn 112 N. Market Street
Courtyard Dining. Dinner Nightly.
Call for Reservations (843) 723-0700 or Book Reservations Online

Poogan's Porch 72 Queen Street
Lunch and Dinner Mon-Fri. Brunch and Dinner Sat and Sun.
Call for Reservations (843) 577-2337 or Book Reservations Online
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Sermets Downtown 276 King Street
Good for: Lunch · Dinner Cuisine: Mediterranean · Italian
Call for Reservations (843)853-7775
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Slightly North of Broad 192 East Bay St.
Lunch Mon-Fri, Dinner Nightly.
Call for Reservations (843)723-3424 or Book Reservations Online
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Social Restaurant and Bar 188 East Bay St.
Open Nightly 7 days a week til 2am.
Call for Reservations (843) 577-5665 or Book Reservations Online

Stars Restaurant 495 King Street
Open Nightly 7 days a week 4pm til 2am.
Call for Reservations (843) 577-0100
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Mount Pleasant

Charleston Harbor Fish House 32 Patriots Point Road
Open from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM. - $30 and under
Call for Reservation  (843) 284-7070 or Book Reservations Online
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Pages Okra Grill 302 Coleman Blvd
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Call for Reservations (843)881.3333
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Shem Creek

RB's Seafood Restaurant 97 Church Street
Hours: LUNCH - Mon-Sun, 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. DINNER - Mon-Thu, Sun, 4:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Fri-Sat, 4:00 - 10:30 p.m.
Call for Reservations (843) 881-0466
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Red's Ice House 98 Church Street
Happy Hour 4 to 7pm - Live Music - Hours
Call for Reservations (843) 388-0003
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Isle of Palms

Boathouse at Breech Inlet 101 Palm Boulevard
Price-$30 and under
Call for Reservations (843) 886-8000 Book Reservations Online
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Summerville

Oscar's 207 W 5th North St
Monday through Saturday - Lunch and Dinner 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Call for Reservation (843) 871-3800
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Eva's on Main 129 South Main Street
Monday and Tuesday - 7am to 3pm, Wednesday through Friday - 7am to 8pm
Saturday and Sunday - 9am to 2pm
(843) 873-5081
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Five Loaves
214 N Cedar St, Summerville, SC
(843) 804-9410
Open until 9 PM
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