5 Must-Eat Meals in Charleston

Foodies delight in Charleston. From heirloom recipes to innovative up-and-coming restaurants, Charleston has a bite to satisfy any palate. Dig in!

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Gospel Sunday Brunch

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Sunday brunch is even more satisfying with live gospel music. Serving up the best cuts in Charleston, Hall's Chophouse is especially known for its Grass Fed Filet Mignon and Dry-Aged Tomahawk Rib Eye. The brunch menu is filled with Southern classics, like biscuits & gravy, shrimp & grits, sweet potato pancakes, and more.

She Crab Soup

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Developed centuries ago in Charleston, this blend of sherry, crab, and heavy cream remains a popular dish today. Grab a bowl at 82 Queen, located in the historic French Quarter and known for its Southern hospitality and local cuisine.

Crab Cakes

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Chef Michelle Weaver keeps this southern food tradition alive at Charleston Grill, an award-winning restaurant featuring a unique balance of Southern, French, and Contemporary cuisine, with nightly live jazz music.

Char-Grilled Oysters

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Fresh seafood is a staple of southern cuisine, and the char-grilled oysters at Leon's Oyster Shop top the list. This laid-back restaurant is a true neighborhood favorite, open 7 days a week with a come-as-you-are attitude.

Mouthwatering BBQ

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You can't visit the south without indulging in some southern barbecue. Award-winning pitmaster Rodney Scott roasts 8 to 10 whole hogs every night with his signature Hemingway-based method, beloved by locals and visitors.

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