Savor The Moment: Top 5 Picks For Dining Out In Charleston

The culinary scene in Charleston far surpasses most cities of a similar size. The South’s greatest dishes are constantly being perfected and still served by familiar and smiling local faces. But Charleston doesn’t just rely on their classics. Young chefs are making names for themselves by merging longstanding traditions with their own unique spin or flavor profiles. Lowcountry ingredients are finding innovative uses and the city’s farm-to-table movement is on an elevated level. There truly is something for everyone to eat in Charleston.

Kyle Norton recommends Hometeam BBQ
“Home Team Sullivan’s Island location is pretty hard to beat on a sunny Friday or Saturday. You’re bound to run into some old friends and the beer is always cold. Favorite drinking game would be to find whatever activities might be around and play for the next round of drinks.”

The Grocery / Andrew Cebulka

Grace Joyner recommends The Grocery
FACT: The restaurant accommodates an in-house canning program to preserve fresh produce for the menu.

SUSTO recommends the Obstinate Daughter
“I’m always looking for an excuse to get to Sullivan’s Island, so I’d say Obstinate Daughter. My partner and I eat there as often as possible. In fact, I think we’ll eat there tonight.”

Husk / Squire Fox

She Returns From War recommends Husk
“Looking to spoil yourself Charleston style? There are so so many options but one of my favorites is Husk. Sean Brock. Need I say more? This is a great place to explore a new spin on southern cuisine.” 

Xan McLaughlin recommends Park Cafe
“Best way to spend a leisurely Saturday afternoon: Up early to Marion Square to the Farmer’s Market. You have to get there early to get the best veggies before they’re picked through. Have breakfast at Outta My Huevos. Work up an appetite for lunch at The Park Cafe, on the porch of course with a couple of glasses for Rose. Head out to Sullivan’s Island for an afternoon nap on the beach with a book. Wake up just in time to hop in the boat for a sunset cruise. Home to cook dinner from the bounty from the Farmer’s Market.”

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photo by: Courtesy of CHS; Andrew Cebulka