Warning:  the food in Charleston will make you want to eat all the time!

Charleston has a well-earned reputation for its cuisine, and I’m not just talking seafood!  In fact, I bet that a number of tourists come here just to eat.  We have a list of great chefs who call Charleston home.

Whenever I’m asked about my favorite places to eat, I usually have to place them all in categories.  And, although I do not consider myself a food critic, I can tell you about the places I’ve enjoyed.

Here are my suggestions, in no particular order:

The Peninsula (Historic Area).  All of these restaurants have atmosphere to the max!  Oddly enough, they are all within walking distance of one another.
Slightly North Of Broad ( SNOB)
High Cotton
Magnolia’s
Blossom
Cypress
Fulton 5

Historic Area, but not as old
Market Pavilion Hotel - Grill 225 and Roof Top Bar
Charleston Place Hotel (Palmetto Grille)
Planters Inn/Peninsula Grill
Wentworth Mansion

Dining on the water
Fleet Landing - Downtown Charleston
The Variety Store & Restaurant at the City Marina - Downtown Charleston
Bowen’s Island near Folly - James Island heading towards Folly Beach
o Vickery's at Shem Creek - Mt. Pleasant
o The Wreck at Shem Creek - Mt. Pleasant
o The Boat House at Breach Inlet - Isle of Palms

Slightly Off the Beaten Path
Rue de Jean
Basil
Chai Tapas Bar
Fish
o Pane e Vino
o Coast

Further Off the Path
Al-Di-La
Old Village Post House