Take a seat on one of the bar stools for a feast of Atlantic coast seafood, from fresh oysters to yellowfin tuna tacos to voluminous lobster rolls, dense with claw meat and light on mayo.

167 Raw
289 E Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Pick up rosy salami and mortadella studded with pistachios, or get a sandwich—perfect for a picnic in Hampton Park—such as the Porchetta, a glorious pile of pulled pork, 'nduja, and cracklins on ciabatta.

Artisan Meat Share
33 Spring Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Chef Michelle Weaver blends Southern, French, and modern fare at her elegantly refined spot inside the Belmond Charleston Place hotel.

Charleston Grill
224 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401

The menu at this 16 seat diners' hideaway, located in a two-story 1835 house, showcases classic French fare through the pantry of the Lowcountry. It changes daily and is about as tiny as the space (two appetizer, entrée, and dessert options each).

Chez Nous
6 Payne Court
Charleston, SC 29403

Edmund's features some 40-odd beers on tap, a relentlessly ambitious cocktail program, and dishes like pickled shrimp on rye bread, creamy corn custard, and lemony chicken porridge with poached shrimp.

Edmund's Oast
1081 Morrison Drive
Charleston, SC 29403
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F.I.G., a spot known for food cooked with technical precision and fueled by excellent ingredients served at their peak, remains a must-visit in Charleston. Order the Ricotta Gnocchi & Sea Island Grass-Fed Beef Bolognese.

FIG
232 Meeting Steet
Charleston, SC 29401

Order the Fried Chicken Skins with hot sauce and honey; The Husk Burger, quite possibly the finest example of a hamburger in the South; and a side of skillet cornbread with Allan Benton’s bacon. Oh, and the veggie plate. Honestly, this is the perfect opportunity to #ordereverything.

Husk
76 Queen Street
Charleston, SC 29401

This buzzing trattoria champions rustic Italian fare with wood-fired pizzas and inspired pastas, such as bucatini with mushroom bolognaise, fermented chili, and pumpkin seeds.

Indaco
526 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

At this former garage on Upper King, crispy yardbird, glasses of bubbles, and raw oysters by the dozen anchor tables at this always-packed new neighborhood favorite.

Leon's
698 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Eating at McCrady’s is like getting a glimpse behind the curtain at the genius who’s pulling the levers of contemporary Southern food: beef tartare with puffed beef tendon; Berkshire pork with corn, cherries, and chanterelles; frozen grits parfait.

McCrady's
2 Unity Alley
Charleston, SC 29401