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Charleston, SC

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Early Bird DinerSee Early Bird Diner Video ($$)
(1183 ratings)

1644 Savannah Hwy Map It!
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 277-2353
www.earlybirddiner.com
  • Chicken and Waffles
    w/ honey mustard & syrup drizzle
  • Fried Pork Chop
    top seller; topped w/ homemade pepper jelly; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1183 ratings
since 2008
FIGSee FIG Video ($$$)
(1425 ratings)

232 Meeting St Map It!
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 805-5900
www.eatatfig.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Sauced"
  • Hanger Steak w/ Agrodolce Sauce
    looks good
4.5 out of 5
1425 ratings
Glass OnionSee Glass Onion Video ($$)
(621 ratings)

1219 Savannah Hwy Map It!
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 225-1717
ilovetheglassonion.com
  • Crispy Chicken Leg
    cooked confit-style; served on mashed potatoes & collard greens & topped w/ sweet pepper relish; "that's dynamite!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Smoked Pork Loin Po' Boy
    sliced smoked pork loin w/ bread-and-butter pickle relish, tomatoes, lettuce & "creole-aise" spread (creole-mustard-mayo) served on Leidenheimer french bread
4.5 out of 5
621 ratings
"funky casual environment"; use local fresh ingredients
MagnoliasSee Magnolias Video ($$$)
(2641 ratings)

185 E Bay St Map It!
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-7771
magnoliascharleston.com
  • Pimento Cheese with Flatbread
    appetizer; "Southern caviar"; looks good
4.5 out of 5
2641 ratings
Peninsula GrillSee Peninsula Grill Video ($$$$)
(568 ratings)

112 N Market St Map It!
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-0700
www.peninsulagrill.com
  • The Ultimate Coconut Cake
    top seller; w/ coconut anglaise & strawberries, topped w/ cream cheese frosting & toasted coconut; "I dream about this cake!" -Maneet Chauhan
4.5 out of 5
568 ratings
est. 1997; fine dining restaurant serving elevated Southern fare
Sunrise Bistro ($)
(234 ratings)

1797 Main Rd Map It!
Charleston, SC 29455
(843) 718-1858
www.sunrise-bistro.com
As Seen On:
Cheap Eats, Episode: "Charleston"
  • Grits Bowl
    scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, ham, cheese, onions, peppers & tomatoes over grits w/ toast; "do yourself a favor!" -Ali Khan
4.5 out of 5
234 ratings
est. 2009; 3 locations; comfort food cafe serving a diverse homemade menu
Bowens IslandSee Bowens Island Video ($$)
(634 ratings)

1870 Bowens Island Rd Map It!
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 795-2757
www.bowensislandrestauran...
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Charleston"
  • Frogmore Stew
    Seafood boil (oysters, shrimp) w/ sausage and corn
  • Oysters
4.0 out of 5
634 ratings
opened in 1946; on pier; oysters from local area: fresh; named one of the Top 10 Southern Seafood Dives by Southern Living
  • Cinnamon Biscuit
    buttermilk biscuits made of flour, salted butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, & topped w/ cinnamon sugar; served w/ cinnamon butter; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1569 ratings
started in 2008 as an online food business
Dixie Supply Bakery & Cafe [CLOSED] ($)
(220 ratings)

62 State St Map It!
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-5650
  • Shrimp B.L.T.
    pan-fried shrimp, fried-green tomatoes, bacon & lettuce; looks good
  • State Street Biscuit
    all natural chicken fried chicken on homemade biscuit and topped w/ provolone cheese & sausage gravy
4.0 out of 5
220 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2007; breakfast & lunch joint; everything made from scratch; mission: "Fine Southern Food for a Reasonable Price." (from its website)
Fleet Landing Restaurant ($$)
(2897 ratings)

186 Concord St Map It!
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-8100
fleetlanding.net
As Seen On:
Cheap Eats, Episode: "Charleston"
  • Stuffed Hush Puppies
    twice fried & filled w/ veloute of lobster, rock shrimp, leeks & corn over Creole tomato sauce, topped w/ chive & fried leek
4.0 out of 5
2897 ratings
opened in 2004; waterfront restaurant known for Southern seafood staples
Fuel Caribbean CantinaSee Fuel Caribbean Cantina Video ($$)
(646 ratings)

211 Rutledge Ave Map It!
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 737-5959
www.fuelcharleston.com
  • Braised Pork Tacos
    pulled pork, green chili aioli, sweet onion relish, and green slaw; served w/ tortilla taco shells
  • Jerk Chicken Sandwich
    36-ingredient marinated chicken w/ apple wood smoked bacon, fresh grilled pineapple, lettuce, tomato & cilantro mojo; looks good
4.0 out of 5
646 ratings
1950's gas station-turned-to-restaurant; indoor/outdoor bar, huge patio
Hominy Grill [CLOSED]See Hominy Grill Video ($$)
(2395 ratings)

207 Rutledge Ave Map It!
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 937-0930
  • Big Nasty
    biscuit w/ fried chicken breast, cheddar and sausage gravy; looks good; biscuit w/ fried chicken breast, cheddar and sausage gravy; looks good
  • Shrimp & Grits
    signature dish; signature dish; signature dish
  • Chocolate Pudding
4.0 out of 5
2395 ratings
[CLOSED]; #87 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown);
#8 (America's Best: American Classics); opened in 1996; outdoor seating available; in historic Charleston; country-style institution; Other Recipes: Sausage Gravy
HuskSee Husk Video ($$$)
(3092 ratings)

76 Queen St Map It!
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-2500
www.huskrestaurant.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Smoky"
  • Smoky Bacon Cornbread
    cooked in iron skillet in wood-fired oven; bacon from Benton's farm in TN
4.0 out of 5
3092 ratings
located in historic downtown Charleston
  • Leon's Big Chicken Platter
    the whole bird w/ choice of 2 large sides; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1088 ratings
opened in 2014; Southern-style seafood restaurant housed in an old body shop
Martha Lou's Kitchen [CLOSED]See Martha Lou's Kitchen Video ($)
(370 ratings)

1068 Morrison Dr Map It!
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-9583
  • Fried Chicken
    looks good
  • Okra Stew
    tomato-based; looks good
4.0 out of 5
370 ratings
[CLOSED]; #1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Fried Chicken); #70 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1983; legendary known for its soul food in pink house
  • Whole Hog Sandwich
    6 oz of pit cooked whole hog, served open face on white bread, topped w/ "Rod's" sauce & crunchy pig skins, plus choice of side
4.0 out of 5
1066 ratings
opened in 2017; known for slow-smoked barbecue, Southern stapes & signature sauces & rubs
Smoky Oak Taproom [CLOSED] ($$)
(263 ratings)

1234 Camp Rd Map It!
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 762-6268
As Seen On:
Cheap Eats, Episode: "Charleston"
  • Pulled Pork & Beans Plate
    smoked pulled pork, sweet baked beans w/ brisket, rice & hash, cornbread, pickle; "crazy good!" -Ali Khan
4.0 out of 5
263 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 2009; known for barbecue & craft brews
Bessinger's BBQ ($$)
(302 ratings)

1602 Savannah Hwy Map It!
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 556-1354
www.bessingersbbq.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Charleston, SC"
  • Colossal Joe Sandwich
    half-pound pulled pork, NC-style slaw, Texas brisket, signature mustard BBQ sauce; looks good
3.5 out of 5
302 ratings
since 1939; known for their signature mustard-based BBQ sauce which you can purchase bottled
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "On a Stick"
  • Caramel Apple
3.5 out of 5
85 ratings
formerly Charleston's Candy Kitchen
BushidoSee Bushido Video ($$)
(180 ratings)

1975 Magwood Dr Map It!
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 573-2440
www.bushidojapaneserestau...
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Charleston"
  • Spicy Tuna Hand Roll Challenge
    challenge: eat 10-increasingly hot levels of sushi; Adam won
3.0 out of 5
180 ratings
Charleston, SC   (20 restaurants)    

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