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The 38 Essential Charleston Restaurants, Winter 2018 Where to find crab rice, mezze platters, brisket, and fried oysters

Welcome to the Eater 38, the answer to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” While the Eater Heatmap covers the newest and hottest eateries, this specially selected group covers much of the city, spans myriad cuisines, and aims to collectively satisfy all of your restaurant needs. Every couple of months, Eater adds pertinent restaurants that were […]

Charleston Restaurants to Try

There are few Southern cities with as dizzying food scenes as Charleston. While in the past, it was known as a sleepy, historic town where visitors could find a plate of genuine shrimp and grits, now the peninsula is packed with some of the region’s best restaurants, and new ones are constantly opening. For a first-timer, […]

Where to Eat in Charleston

Charleston is one of America’s top dining destinations, but deciding where to eat (and once there, what to eat) can be overwhelming. Here’s a first-timer’s guide to some of the best places and dishes to eat in Chucktown.

10 Essential Taco Stops in the Lowcountry

Maybe you demand free chips with your order or expect the joint to serve offal speckled with cilantro and onions, but there’s a taco joint of every sort in Charleston. From authentic Mexican tortillas to creative multicultural offerings to places with giant margaritas, this is the list of the top taquerias in town. Don’t see your favorite? […]

An Insider’s Travel Guide to Charleston

This old South Carolina city sparkles with history and natural beauty, but a new generation of hotels, restaurants, and shops has infused it with fresh energy. Hit our favorite spots to get your fill of culture and style.

8 Best Mezcal Bars in the Country

Chef Sean Brock catapulted to national recognition with Husk, where his elevated Southern cuisine won him a James Beard Award. Now Brock is applying Southern flavors at this casual Mexican cantina. We’ll be swinging by for the outstanding mezcal and agave lists as well.  Try a Mr. Niebla for a less alcohol-forward drink — the […]

Best Cheap Eats in Charleston

However you meander your way through this menu—though we recommend starting with your staple chips and salsa—you’ll love this Mexican feast by star chef Sean Brock of Husk fame. Mix and match dishes under $10, including Southern-influenced fried catfish tacos on house-charred tortillas made daily. Beans here are heirloom, not refried, and the bag of churros at the end of […]

Charleston Eats: A 16 Stop Tour

Charleston’s culinary scene continues to evolve, as residents and visitors alike increase their expectations and as the city grows outward. Chef Brock’s newest concept, Minero, offers diners casual Mexican cuisine with a hint of Southern influence. Locals swear by Ko Cha, a Korean joint beside a gas station in West Ashley, a western district of […]

A Pre-Democratic Primary Guild to Charleston

For the political set, this winter may have been devoid of snowbird escapes to tropical locations but included plenty of travel to Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina. And although Des Moines and (chilly) Manchester may not appeal for your next weekend jaunt, Charleston should already be at the top of your must-visit list. […]

20 Signature Recipes From Top Kitchens and Bars Across the Country

While Tom Sietsema toured the country in search of America’s best food cities, we collected and tested signature recipes from notable restaurants he dined in along the way.