Breakfast

The Daily

652 B King St.

This place is quick and easy, no frills and great food for breakfast or brunch. They also have a small cafe inside from Butcher & Bee that sells pastries and smoothies, including charcoal lemonade. Don’t forget to grab a sea-salt chocolate chip cookie on your way out, they are amazing!

Price Range

$$

Callie's

476 1/2 King St.

A famous establishment in Charleston, you can’t skip this if you want to walk with the locals. I guess in the U.K. we would call a biscuit a scone, so to U.K. readers, think of them as a savoury scone filled with anything from meats to cheese to jams. My favourite was the goats cheese and strawberry jam, it tasted like a cheese board! We had it for breakfast but they are known to stay open till the after hours if there is a local event happening.

Price Range

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Park Cafe

730 Rutledge Ave.

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Price Range

$$

Lunch

167 raw

289 E Bay St.

I had read online that this place sold the best lobster roll in the U.S. Until I’ve tried them all (and you know I will), I’m yet to make a decision, however, it was incredible. We were so impressed by the service and knowledge of the staff here, everything was super fresh and carefully prepared, these guys know everything there is to know about oysters. You can’t leave this place without trying the shrimp taco’s!

Price Range

$$$

Obstinate Daughter

2063 Middle St, Sullivan's Island

If you take a short drive over to Sullivan’s Island, which I strongly recommend you do if you’re visiting Charleston, this restaurant is great for lunch or dinner.

Price Range

$$

Poe's Tavern

2210 Middle St, Sullivan's Island

Away from the touristy areas, this neighbourhood cafe has indoor and outdoor seating so it's

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Dinner

S.N.O.B.

192 E Bay St.

I am not saying this lightly, I had the best meal I’ve ever had here and I’ve not stopped thinking about it since. It had been recommended to us by our tour guide and pretty much everyone else we knew that had visited Charleston. I had the duck, red cabbage and blue cheese biscuit – half way through our meal we ordered a second blue cheese biscuit because it was that good. Like most restaurants in Charleston they book up quickly so make sure to have a reservation.

Price Range

$$$

The Ordinary

544 King St.

If you take a short drive over to Sullivan’s Island, which I strongly recommend you do if you’re visiting Charleston, this restaurant is great for lunch or dinner.

Price Range

$$$$

Darling Oyster

Bar

513 King St.

TBC

Price Range

$$$

Sweets

Carmella's

198 E Bay St.

If you’re like us, and fancy a sweet treat offering at 11pm, 7 days a week, look no further. I’m so glad we discovered this place on our last night. Get the chocolate fudge cake to share between two, you won’t regret it!

Price Range

$$

Jeni's

501-A King St.

We actually have a Jeni’s in D.C. but hadn’t got round to visiting, so we decided there will be no better place than by the sea. It’s known for the unique flavours offered, I’d recommend trying one’s you’d never think you’d like, they’ll surprise you! Wild-berry Lavender and Strawberry Buttermilk were my favourites. If you can’t wait to get to your nearest ‘scoop shop’ to try them, you can order them by the pint online!

Price Range

$$

Sugar 

Bakeshop

59 1/2 Cannon St.

TBC

Price Range

$$