It doesn’t have to be #TacoTuesday, Cinco de Mayo or National Margarita Day to celebrate with one of our favorite cocktails in Charleston. Whether you prefer frozen or on the rocks, classic or creative twists, the Holy City has got your margaritas needs met. Scroll on to discover the 15 best margaritas in Charleston.
If you thought a burrito was just beans, salsa and cheese rolled up in a flour tortilla, you haven’t tasted the best America has to offer. This weighty selection, though not strictly traditional, feature ingredients such as fried avocado, fries and tater tots, and come dripping in sauce. Whether you prefer yours modern or classic, these are the best in every state.
There’s something to be said about an eatery that strives to do the humble hamburger justice — which explains why it finds its way onto the menus of both dive bars and fine dining establishments. There’s purists looking for the classic ground beef with yellow American cheese, but many restaurants mix it up the burger blends with short rib, brisket, and even mushrooms. There are always new places popping up in Charleston, but these are the 16 Lowcountry establishments that have and continue to serve the best burgers in town.
For those sportsball fans who are only interested in the epic eating that comes with Super Bowl Sunday, no need to drag your borrowed jersey out to a downtown bar. Order a spread from one of the below and settle in for a night of commercial watching:
Venerable old Charleston is growing like a supercharged kudzu vine: The U.S. Census Bureau ranks it 12th in the nation for rate of growth. As the city continues to win over new converts to its unique blend of easy living and creativity, neglected districts are being reclaimed and developed. That means new neighborhoods are being added to maps and the boundaries of established ones are shifting. Areas that simply used to be suburbs have taken on distinctive characters and become destinations in their own right. In short, you need more than a map to get a handle on Charleston, so we’ve created this guide to help you keep up with the ever-changing city.
Quick and easy doesn’t have to mean flavorless when it comes to lunch in Charleston. These destinations provide options, local ingredients, and fast service. Everything is made with care, allowing Charlestonians to not waste the mid-day meal — even if crunched for time. Skip the stale packed lunch this time and try one of these essential spots instead.
Chicken wings — that messy appetizer that bar-goers are always after, often debating which destination has the best offering. The Lowcountry is of course filled with fried chicken, but it also has its fair share of establishments serving some quality chicken wings. Whether the occasion calls for smoked, fried, charred, dry-rubbed, or lathered in hot sauce — these destinations are the undisputed best 12 stops in Charleston for that essential bar snack.
Eating without wheat, barley, rye, and other gluten-containing ingredients doesn’t have to be so difficult in the Lowcountry. With the riches of restaurants around, there are plenty of eateries catering to those going without. Though, many establishments that don’t identify as gluten-free are happy to amend dishes for allergies and dietary restrictions. Places like FIG, The Macintosh, Charleston Grill, and many others are happy to help guide your menu choices and omit gluten-containing items if ask your server before ordering.
Come fiesta in Charleston! You don’t have to travel all the way to Mexico for a taste of authentic Mexican inspired cuisine. From cantinas to taquerias, and everything in between, Charleston is the place to go to try the best Southwestern-style restaurants in the Southeast. Scroll on for the top 10 taco locales in Charleston, including Minero, SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar, Mex 1 Coastal Cantina, Taco Boy, Home Team BBQ, COAST, Ink N Ivy, Cantina 76, Santi’s Restaurante Mexicano and Poe’s Tavern.
The Lowcountry is a melting pot for international foods, drinks and people. Eat globally, stay locally in Charleston!
Effective March 17, 2020: Minero Charleston is temporarily closed. Nothing is more critical to The Neighborhood Dining Group than the safety and health of our guests, our staff, and the communities in which we serve. Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, we feel that it is our civic duty to do all we can to help confine the spread of the virus. We feel it is impossible to operate our businesses knowing our staff and guests are at risk, even with precautionary measures such as limiting guests and tables and extensive sanitation.
We want to do our part to help put this worldwide crisis behind us, so that we may swiftly resume serving you, our valued guests. We are a compassionate and resilient community, and we will get through this life-threatening pandemic by working together.