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Grits and Groceries: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Grits and Groceries ($$)
(49 ratings)

2440 Due W Hwy Map It!
Belton, SC 29627
(864) 296-3316
www.gritsandgroceries.com
  • Apple Fried Pie
    pastry w/ apple pie filling, deep-fried, rolled in cinnamon-sugar mix; served w/ housemade cinnamon-flavored French egg custard
5.0 out of 5
49 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Fried Food); old country store in a cozy historic building; husband-and-wife team who used to work at at Emeril Lagasse's preeminent French Quarter restaurant, Nola
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Early Bird Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Early Bird DinerSee Early Bird Diner Video ($$)
(894 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
894 ratings
since 2008
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FIG: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
FIGSee FIG Video ($$$)
(1078 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
1078 ratings
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Magnolias: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
MagnoliasSee Magnolias Video ($$$)
(1870 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
1870 ratings
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Tattooed Moose: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tattooed MooseSee Tattooed Moose Video ($$)
(877 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
877 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
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Bowens Island: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bowens IslandSee Bowens Island Video ($$)
(418 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
418 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] ($)
(214 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
214 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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Dukes Bar-B-Que: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dukes Bar-B-QueSee Dukes Bar-B-Que Video ($)
(46 ratings)

1298 Whitman St Map It!
Orangeburg, SC 29115
(803) 534-2916
  • Hash
4.0 out of 5
46 ratings
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  • Collard Greens
    side dish; boiled-down w/ smoked ham hock, chicken base, pepper & salt; topped w/ hot pepper vinegar; actually looks good
  • Cornbread
    skillet-baked
  • Shrimp and Grits
    topped w/ tasso gravy; served on Fridays only; looks good
4.0 out of 5
36 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1999; family-owned produce market, garden shed & restaurant w/ over 70 years of farming experience; serving Southern comfort food
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Funnelicious: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Funnelicious ($)
(32 ratings)

155 Augusta St Map It!
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 631-1527
www.funnelicious.com
  • Deep Fried Kool-Aid Balls
    Kool-Aid mixed in to funnel cake battered, formed into balls & deep-fried; "tastes like a summer day"
  • Funnel Cakes
    signature dish; can be ordered normal size or super-sized (fill up a rectangular pizza box)
4.0 out of 5
32 ratings
opened in 2011; specialize in carnival-type foods
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Glass Onion: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Glass OnionSee Glass Onion Video ($$)
(389 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
389 ratings
"funky casual environment"; use local fresh ingredients
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Hominy Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hominy Grill [CLOSED]See Hominy Grill Video ($$)
(2371 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
2371 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
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Husk: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
HuskSee Husk Video ($$$)
(2373 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
2373 ratings
located in historic downtown Charleston
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  • Cosmic Dog
    house blue cheese slaw & house sweet potato mustard; looks good!
  • Blue Galatic Dog
    homemade chili, creamy cheddar cheese, house blue cheese slaw & house sweet potato mustard; looks good
4.0 out of 5
264 ratings
funky throwback to 1950s sci-fi retro theme
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Martha Lou's Kitchen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Martha Lou's KitchenSee Martha Lou's Kitchen Video ($)
(336 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
336 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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Perfectly Frank's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Perfectly Frank's [CLOSED]See Perfectly Frank's Video ($)
(219 ratings)

118 N Main St Map It!
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 871-9730
  • Sweet Tea Marinated Pork Chop Sandwich
    deep-fried pork chop w/ red-eye gravy mayo; looks good
  • The Frank Cuda
    deep-fried Nathan's hot dog w/ homemade chili, cheese sauce, fried applewood-smoked bacon bits, blue cheese coleslaw, crispy onions; named after owner's dad; looks good
4.0 out of 5
219 ratings
[CLOSED]; Perry Cuda (owner) is a former football star at Alabama, injured and came back home to open hot dog joint
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Poe's Tavern: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Poe's Tavern ($$)
(855 ratings)

2210 Middle St Map It!
Sullivan's Island, SC 29482
(843) 883-0083
www.poestavern.com
  • "The Horseshoe" (Burger)
    quarter-pound burger topped w/ hand-cut fries & smothered w/ homemade chili & scallions
4.0 out of 5
855 ratings
#49 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); located 2 blks from beach; named in honor of Edgar Allan Poe...entire restaurant is a shrine to Poe (even the burgers are named after his literary works)
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Sweatman's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sweatman's BBQ ($$)
(114 ratings)

1427 Eutaw Rd Map It!
Holly Hill, SC 29059
(803) 496-1227
www.sweatmansbbq.com
  • Pulled Pork
    smoked 12-14 hrs over oak & pecan wood; optional signature mustard/vinegar-based BBQ sauce
  • Hash
    side dish; ham, pork shoulder, onions & spices boiled down to a stew-like mix; served over rice; looks good
4.0 out of 5
114 ratings
#60-57 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 1977; written up in Southern Living Magazine; visited by Senator Strom Thurmond, Ian McKellan
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Big Billys Burger Joint: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Big Billys Burger Joint ($$)
(255 ratings)

5070 International Blvd Map It!
North Charleston, SC 29418
(843) 747-4949
bigbillysburgerjoint.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food (New), Episode: "Charleston, SC"
  • Belt Buster Challenge
    double cheeseburger, grilled cheese, fully loaded nachos, tater tots, milkshake in 20 min; Casey lost
3.5 out of 5
255 ratings
since 2003
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Fuel Caribbean Cantina: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fuel Caribbean CantinaSee Fuel Caribbean Cantina Video ($$)
(465 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
465 ratings
1950's gas station-turned-to-restaurant; indoor/outdoor bar, huge patio
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  • Fripp Island Burger
    topped w/ fried-green tomato, salsa and a mash of 5 different cheeses; served on preztel bun; looks good
  • Sullivan Burger
    topped w/ grilled pineapple, jalepeno pepperjack, guacamole on a pretzel bun; looks good
3.5 out of 5
435 ratings
grind their own meat for burgers; 12 types of burgers; served with knife down the burger; ("And the kicker is...doing it Southern-style"); Other Recipes: Roasted Jalapeno Pimento Cheese
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As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "On a Stick"
  • Caramel Apple
3.5 out of 5
56 ratings
formerly Charleston's Candy Kitchen
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As Seen On:
Man v. Food (New), Episode: "Charleston, SC"
  • Combo Platter
    grilled shrimp, scallops, fried oysters & fish of the day
3.5 out of 5
180 ratings
seafood dive overlooking Shem Creek; built on the site where a fishing boat (named Richard & Charlene) was tossed by Hurricane Hugo in 1989
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Beacon Drive-In: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Beacon Drive-In ($)
(263 ratings)

255 John B White Sr Blvd Map It!
Spartanburg, SC 29306
(864) 585-9387
www.beacondrivein.com
  • Chili Cheeseburger A-Plenty
    top seller; cheeseburger topped w/ homemade chili
  • Iced Tea
    w/ sugar & lemon
  • Onion Rings
    signature dish; sell over 2 tons per week!
3.0 out of 5
263 ratings
opened in 1946; Southern landmark known for its Beacon Iced Tea..."sell more tea than any other single restaurant in the U.S.A." (from its website); "A-Plenty" orders come w/ a mound of fries & onion rings topped on your order (rather on the side); offers curb service; uniqueness is J.C. Strobble who has worked here for over 50 years & barks out your order from the line to the kitchen
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Bessinger's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bessinger's BBQSee Bessinger's BBQ Video ($$)
(207 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
3.0 out of 5
207 ratings
since 1939; known for their signature mustard-based BBQ sauce which you can purchase bottled
South Carolina   (27 restaurants)    
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