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Charleston, SC

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Early Bird Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Early Bird DinerSee Early Bird Diner Video ($$)
(815 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
815 ratings
since 2008
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FIG: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
FIGSee FIG Video ($$$)
(1017 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
1017 ratings
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Magnolias: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
MagnoliasSee Magnolias Video ($$$)
(1711 ratings)

185 E Bay St Map It!
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-7771
https://magnoliascharlest...
  • Pimento Cheese with Flatbread
    appetizer; "Southern caviar"; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1711 ratings
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Tattooed Moose: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tattooed MooseSee Tattooed Moose Video ($$)
(828 ratings)

1137 Morrison Dr Map It!
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 277-2990
tattooedmoose.com
  • Duck Club
    sandwich of pulled duck mixed w/ deep-fried & chopped duck skin, served w/ bacon, cheddar cheese, garlic aioli and served on Hawaiian bread; looks good
  • Lucky #1
    sandwich w/ homemade braised pork belly & 7-day-fermented homemade kimchi, crispy onions; looks good
4.5 out of 5
828 ratings
opened in 2010; taxidermied animals all over the place; college atmosphere (they give you Sharpies to write on the tables); Other Recipes: Duck Confit
5
Bowens Island: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bowens IslandSee Bowens Island Video ($$)
(391 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
391 ratings
opened in 1946; on pier; oysters from local area: fresh; named one of the Top 10 Southern Seafood Dives by Southern Living
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Dixie Supply Bakery & Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dixie Supply Bakery & Cafe (CLOSED) ($)
(213 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
213 ratings
CLOSED; opened in 2007; breakfast & lunch joint; everything made from scratch; mission: "Fine Southern Food for a Reasonable Price." (from its website)
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Glass Onion: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Glass OnionSee Glass Onion Video ($$)
(368 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
4.0 out of 5
368 ratings
"funky casual environment"; use local fresh ingredients
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Hominy Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hominy GrillSee Hominy Grill Video ($$)
(2257 ratings)

207 Rutledge Ave Map It!
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 937-0930
hominygrill.com
  • 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
2257 ratings
#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
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Husk: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
HuskSee Husk Video ($$$)
(2202 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
2202 ratings
located in historic downtown Charleston
10
Martha Lou's Kitchen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Martha Lou's KitchenSee Martha Lou's Kitchen Video ($)
(316 ratings)

1068 Morrison Dr Map It!
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-9583
marthalouskitchen.com
  • Fried Chicken
    looks good
  • Okra Stew
    tomato-based; looks good
4.0 out of 5
316 ratings
#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
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Bessinger's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bessinger's BBQSee Bessinger's BBQ Video ($$)
(194 ratings)

1602 Savannah Hwy Map It!
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 556-1354
www.bessingersbbq.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food (New), 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
194 ratings
since 1939; known for their signature mustard-based BBQ sauce which you can purchase bottled
12
Fuel Caribbean Cantina: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fuel Caribbean CantinaSee Fuel Caribbean Cantina Video ($$)
(427 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
3.5 out of 5
427 ratings
1950's gas station-turned-to-restaurant; indoor/outdoor bar, huge patio
13
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "On a Stick"
  • Caramel Apple
3.5 out of 5
54 ratings
formerly Charleston's Candy Kitchen
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Bushido: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
BushidoSee Bushido Video ($$)
(132 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
132 ratings
Charleston, SC   (14 restaurants)    

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