Charleston Dining Guide: Something for Every Taste
Equally as famous as its rich history and luxurious islands are the exceptional restaurants in Charleston, SC. Whether you opt for gourmet dining in the Market or seafood on Shem Creek - fresh off the trawler - you'll find a delightful array of eateries listed in our Charleston dining guide.

Food enthusiasts will love the five-star bistros which use fresh, local ingredients to create new menus nightly. Rather have a light lunch? Outdoor caf├ęs are plentiful and serve unique creations as well as low-country favorites. From dawn till dusk, you'll find restaurants in Charleston, SC can satisfy every craving.
39 Rue de Jean - A French style cafe and bar offering the best in Brasserie cuisine. Indoor/outdoor patio seating, predominantly French wine list with champagne and sakes. Sunday Brunch from 10am, Lunch daily from 11:30am, served continuously through to Dinner service beginning at 5:30pm. Late nite menu through 1am, featuring steaks, sushi and salads. 39 John St., Charleston, SC 29403.

82 Queen - 82 Queen is open 365 days a year; 11:30am till 10:30pm- Sunday Brunch 11:30am. Serving Charleston's most authentic Lowcountry cuisine for 25 years. Offering the freshest seafood and aged steaks garnished with locally grown herbs and vegetables. Enjoy award-winning She Crab Soup and desserts. Voted "Best City Restaurant" by the readers of Southern Living Magazine. 82 Queen St., Charleston, SC 29401.

A.W. Shuck's Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar - A.W. Shuck's is open Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm and Friday and Saturday 11am-11pm. Charleston's original raw bar and restaurant on historic Market Street. A selection of the best seafoods dishes in Charleston, including award-winning stuffed shrimp entree, the best She-Crab Soup and a seafood casserole that's something of a legend among the locals! Fresh-off-the-boat fish specials. 35 S. Market St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Anson Restaurant - Anson Restaurant is open Sunday-Thursday 5:30-10pm and Friday-Saturday 5:30-11pm. With Charleston flavors and elegant historic decor in the heart of the old city market. Anson specializes in delicious seafood caught daily in Charleston waters. Cashew crusted grouper, crispy flouder, shrimp and grits, intimate romantic dining. Private rooms available by arrangement. 12 Anson St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Blossom - Blossom is open Sunday-Thursday11:30am-11:00pm and Friday-Saturday 11:30am-12:00am. From simply prepared fried shrimp to seared tuna and housemade crab raviolis, Blossom features fresh seafood utilizing the finest local and regional produce. Just steps away from the Charleston Harbor, enjoy Blossom's high energy exhibition kitchen and charming courtyard. 171 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401.

The Boathouse on Easy Bay - The Boathouse on East Bay is open Sunday-Thursday 5-10pm and Friday-Saturday 5-11pm with a Sunday Brunch from 11am-2pm. Located in downtown Charleston, the Boathouse on Easy Bay's signature "simply fresh seafood" includes a variety of prime seafood, steaks and chef's specialties, as well as a full sushi and raw bar. Dine in our open-air dining room or on our enclosed, climate-controlled patio. 549 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29403.

Bocci's Italian Restaurant - Dinner is served Monday-Thursday 4:30-10pm and Friday-Saturday 4:30-11pm. Service in a casual, comfortable, ethnic setting. A favorite among locals seeking a romantic escape. Bocci's chefs are known for their authentic specialties. Excellent wine list, a variety of gourmet coffees, and desserts. Italian dining on par with New York's "Little Italy." 158 Church St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant & Market - You'll love what Bubba's servin' up! Come experience this delighful destination filled with fantastic food and fun, where each visit creates fresh memories for family and friends, and each visit tops the last. Menu includes a variety of Southern and Cajun dishes! 99 S. Market St., Charleston, SC 29401.

California Dreaming - Waterfront dining. Sit beside the Ashley River and enjoy an unmatched view of the Charleston Harbor in the only restaurant in Charleston where every table has an excellent view. Featuring steaks, seafood, prime rib, signature salads, chicken and fall-off-the-bone ribs. 1 Ashley Pointe Dr., Charleston, SC 29407.

Carolin's - Carolina's is open Sunday-Thursday 5-10pm and Friday-Saturday 5-11pm. A landmark in Charleston's culinary history for over 40 years. Carolina's offers guests eclectic Lowcountry cuisine. Executive Chef Tin Dizdarevic has cornered the market on European-inspired Lowcountry cuisine and creates seasonal menus unique to any other restaurant in the region. 10 Exchange St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Charleston Crab House-Roof Top Dining - Charleston Crab House is open Monday-Sunday 11:30am-until. Voted #1 Seafood restaurant by the Locals! Steamed Snow Crabs, Lowcountry Crab Cakes, "World Famous" Steamed Crab Pot, seafood platters, pastas dishes, Wasabi Encrusted Ahi Tuna, kids menu, ice cold beer, cocktails, and great wines. "It's fun to be crabby!" Three locations in Charleston: 41 South Market St-Roof Top dining; James Island- waterfront dining; Mt. Pleasant Hwy 17 N.

Charleston Crab House-Water Front Dining - Charleston Crab House is open Monday-Sunday 11:30am-until. Voted #1 Seafood Restaurant by the Locals! Steamed Snow Crab, Lowcountry Crab Cakes, "World Famous" Steamed Crab Pot, seafood platters, pasta dishes, Wasabi Encrusted Ahi Tuna, kids menu, ice cold beer, cocktails, and great wines. "Its fun to be crabby!" Three locations in Charleston: 41 S. Market St-Roof Top dining; James Island-water front dining; Mt. Pleasant Hwy 17 N.

Charleston Grill - Charleston Grill serves dinner Sunday-Thursday 6-10pm and Friday-Saturday 6-11pm; jazz nightly; cocktails from 5pm. Located in the Charleston Place Hotel. The most beautiful restaurant in Charleston for cocktails, live jazz and exciting Lowcountry and costal cooking prepared by Chef Bob Waggoner. South Carolina's acclaimed Mobil Four-Star restaurant and winner of Wine Spectator's "Best of Award of Excellence." 224 King St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Cintra Ristorante + Martini Bar - Cintra's intimate dining atmosphere with exhibition kitchen offer Italian-inspired culinary creations-perhaps the most interesting dishes in Charleston. Experience one of the 45 types of martini's or 110 varietal wine list. Private lunch and dinner events available for 30-65 guests. Complimentary parking. 16 North Market St, off East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Circa 1886 - Circa 1886 is open Monday-Saturday 6pm. Housed in an elegantly-restored historic carriage house in the gardens of the Wentworth Mansion. Circa 1886 features a succulent assortment of dishes, utilizing the freshest local produce, seafood and seasonal creations. Executive Chef Marc Collins offers Southern cuisine with a sophisticated twist. Smoke-free. Reserve your table online. 149 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29401.

COAST - Charleston's freshest seafood, with a relaxed beach inspired atmosphere, in the heart of historic downtown. Featuring the freshest fish and produce in the Lowcountry, a full raw bar, and a refreshing drink list. Open nightly from 5:30. Outdoor seating available. 39 D John St., Charleston, SC 29403.

Cordavi - Regarded as a thoroughly 21st century, very personalized restaurant with the bravery to do something quite different in an attempt to bring a very cutting-edge style to Charleston's gastronomy, Cordavi offers world class cuisine in a very comfortable setting and relaxed atmosphere. 14 N. Market St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Cru Cafe - Located in a classic 18th-Century Charleston home, Cru Cafe offers the best in upscale comfort food. Guests of the restaurant enjoy indoor/outdoor porch seating, gourmet comfort food, a wine list tailored to the varied menu, and rich, satisfying desserts. 18 Pinckney St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Cupcake - Charleston's first cupcake-only bakery! Our cupcakes are baked fresh daily from the finest ingredients and we offer up to 25 different flavor combinations. Make cupcakes a part of your special day. Call for more details. 843-853-8181. 433 King St., Charleston, SC 29403.

Cypress Lowcountry Grille - Dinner only, 7 days a week. Executive Chef Craig Deihl created Cypress's signature menu of updated classics made with the Lowcountry's finest ingredients. An extensive wine list and elegantly chic interior makes Cypress Charleston's hottest new place to dine. Private dining available for groups up to 70 people. 167 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401.

FIG - "There is much to like about FIG," wrote the late New York Times food editor, R.W. Apple. FIG is an intimate neighborhood bisrto serving simple, seasonal and uncomplicated cuisine with an emphasis on local and sustainable foods. Nationally acclaimed and a local favorite. 232 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Fish Restaurant - Fish serves lunch Monday-Friday 11"30am-2pm and dinner Monday-Saturday 5:30pm-until. Our menu changes with the seasons, allowing us to serve the freshest local seafood and produce available in South Carolina. Located behind the Visitor's Center on King St. next to the American Theater. There are many Fish in the sea, but only one restaurant in Charleston where it's all about fish. 442 King St., Charleston, SC 29403.

Fleet Landing Restaurant - Views from the wrap-around deck and maritime chic dining room. Fleet Landing is historic downtown's finest casual seafood restaurant. Fleet features classic and contemporary Southern seafood fare, regional favorites, burgers, salads, and more. Family friendly, full bar, outstanding wines, reservations accepted, complimentary parking. 186 Concord St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Gilligan's Steamer and Raw Bar - Gilligan's is open Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm and Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm. Family owned and operated since 1991. Gilligan's suits your style when the occasion calls for casual-roll up your sleeves, this is the place to dig into a bucket of oysters. Fresh local seafood...fried, steamed, or grilled. Lowcountry favorites! Children's menu. 160 Main Rd., Johns Island, SC 29455.

Grill 225 - High-energy eatery, replete with mahogany booths & alabaster chandeliers, serving 100% USDA Prime Beef & seafood under Executive Chef Demetre Castanas. Charleston's only USDA Prime steakhouse. Impressive wine list & desserts, & stellar service. Great Steak Houses of North America. 225 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Hank's Seafood Restaurant - Hank's is open Sunday-Thursday 5-10:30 pm and Friday-Saturday 5-11:30pm. BY design and cuisine, Hank's resembles a decades-old neighborhood fixture reminiscent of a classic 1940s Charleston fish house. Relaxed atmosphere is backdrop to Chef Frank McMahon's local seafood classics and innovative seasonal specials. Bar and communal table attracts a sociable crowd of locals, nightly. 10 Hayne St., Charleston, SC 29401.

High Cotton, Maverick Bar & Grill - Dinner nightly, lunch Saturday, jazz brunch Sunday, and entertainment nightly. This is first class, high spirited, livin' large. Mahogany woodwork, old brick walls, heart pine floors and slowly rotating rattan fans evoke warmth and Southern hospitality. The food is straightforward, hearty and robust; steaks, game and fresh seafood. Space for group dining. 199 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Hominy Grill - Hominy Grill serves breakfast Monday-Friday 7:30am-11am, Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm and Dinner Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm and Friday-Saturday 5:30pm-10pm and Brunch Saturday-Sunday 9am-2:30pm. "Everyone in town knows how good the food is and how fair the prices are" writes The New York Times. Nationally acclaimed and locally beloved, Hominy Grill's presentation of classic regional specialties have made "the Hominy" into a Charleston institution. Outdood patio dining. 207 Rutledge Ave., Charleston, SC 29403.

Hyman's Seafood and Aaron's Deli - Hyman's Seafood and Aaron's Deli is open 7 days a week. Voted best seafood in Southeast by Southern Living Magazine readers poll survey out of 18 states and 8 years running. Eli, one of the great grandchildren or Brad's son-in-law, are in the building 7 days a week to insure 100% satisfaction and quality control. 215 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Jim N Nick's BBQ - Famous for mouth-watering authentic Southern food and hickory-fired barebeque. Highlights include homemade cheese biscuits, Pig in the Garden Salad, Southern Style Bar-B-Q Burger, Baby Back Ribs, slice beef brisket, fried and grilled catfish. Catering and carry out available. 288 King St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Just Fresh Bakery Cafe - Just Fresh Bakery Cafe is open Monday-Saturday 8am-4pm and in the summer Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. Two locations in Mt. Pleasant-Seaside Farms and Belle Hall: Monday-Sunday 7am-9pm. At Just Fresh we're just as committed to serving great tasting foods consistent with today's healthier lifestyles. Wraps and sandwiches made with fresh baked breads. Great Kid's Menu! 360 Concord St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Mad River Bar & Grill - Located in the old Seamans Church in the Historic Market. A neighborhood restaurant and bar with and "outdoorsy" feel. The relaxing and cozy environment appeals to everyone, especially those wanting to watch every game on one of our 23 Plasma TV's. Serving lunch, dinner and late night from 11am-midnight. Brunch Saturday-Sunday 10am-2pm. 32B N. Market St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Maggie Moo's Ice Cream & Treatery - Choose from our wide selection of flavors made fresh daily, then add nuts, candy, fruit, and more and watch our ice cream artisans create you masterpiece. Incredible shakes, smoothies, sundaes and cakes also available. Enjoy indoor seating and experience "Ice Cream so fresh it Moo's." Open daily Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm, and Sunday 11am-9pm. 159 Church St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Magnolia's Uptown Down South - Magnolia's Uptown Down South is open Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-10pm and Friday-Saturday 11:30am-11pm. From its historic location to its dynamic "Uptown/Down South" cuisine, Magnolia's combines old world charm with contemporary excitement. Chefs Donald Barickman and Don Drake are recognized as pioneers in the creative use of the Lowcountry's bounty. 185 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401.

McCrady's Restaurant and McCrady's Lounge + Wine Bar - Built on romantic Unity Alley in 1788, McCrady's was Charleson's favorite even before George Washington dined there. Brick walls and fireplaces showcase soaring skylights, chandeliers, and a two-story wine bar. Featuring classic-yet-fresh Progressive American cuisine, an award-winning wine cellar and impeccable Four-Diamond service. 2 Unity Alley, Charleston, SC 29401.

Med Bistro - Have you ever eaten in an art gallery? Now you can! Visit Med Bistro, a funky little place that's been around for over 50 years. It's the place locals come for great upscale food, local artist exhibitions and the best entertainment in Charleston. 90 Folly Rd., Charleston, SC 29407.

Mercato - Mercato is open Sunday-Thursday 5-11pm. and Friday-Saturday 5-midnight; late menu until 1am nightly. Located in the historic City Market, Mercato combines an expressive, stylish, sexy and fun attitude with Chef Jacques Larson's intriguing blend of Italian regional culinary styles. The sophisticated surroundings include a New York-style bar and open antipasti kitchen, framed by richly-hued Venetian plaster walls. 102 N. Market St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Middleton Place Restaurant - At Middleton Place Restaurant lunch is served everyday from 11am-3pm; dinner is served Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday from 6pm-8pm and Friday and Saturday from 6pm-9pm. Enjoy Lowcountry cuisine at America's oldest landscaped gardens. For lunch, Middleton Place guests can enjoy a Prix Fixe menu. Dinner guests pay no admission after 5:30 and can stroll through the Gardens prior to an elegant, candlelit evening. 4300 Ashley River Rd., Charleston, SC 29414.

Noisy Oyster - Noisy Oyster has two locations for your dining pleasure. Downtown location is at Market Street and East Bay with windows open for the harbor breezes. Rivers Avenue location is right in the shopping hub of North Charleston. Extraordinary seafood and great service. 24 N. Market St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Oak Steakhouse - Oak Steakhouse is open Monday-Saturday 5-11pm and Friday and Saturdays from 11pm-2am. A refined Italian Steakhouse in Charleston's most impressive historical setting. After a $3.3 million restoration and renovation of this 1850's landmark, Chef Brett McKee created serveral stunning dining rooms for his signature cuisine and stellar wine collection. Live jazz and special late night menu. 17 Broad St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Old Towne Grill & Seafood - Old Towne Grill & Seafood is open daily 11am-11pm with a Sunday Brunch at 10am. Corner of King and Market Streets, same location and ownership since 1972. In the "Who's Who of Dining" New York Times. Flame-grilled steaks, slow roasted chicken, and broiled-fried-steamed seafood. Three private dining rooms from 10 to 120 people with no room fee. 229 King St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Pavilion Bar - Atop the Market Pavilion Hotel is the swanky Pavilion Bar, Charleston's alfresco rooftop hot spot, offering panoramic city & harbor views, cool cocktails & savory cuisine. Enjoy lobster thermador pizza & duck confit nachos. All day to late evening dining. Smart casual dress. 225 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Pearlz - Charleston's eclectic oyster bar, features and assorted mix of raw shellfish, local seafood, Lowcountry recipes and regional favorites. Our raw bar offers a variety of oysters and fresh seasonal shellfish. Pearlz has become a favorite meeting spot for both locals and tourists. 153 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Peninsula Grill - Peninsula Grill is open Sunday-Thursday 5:30-10:30pm and Friday-Saturday 5:30-11pm. Innovative, regional cuisine served in an elegant, yet comfortably relaxed atmosphere. This 4-star DiRoNa member has accolades from Bon Appetit and Wine Spectator. Voted Charleston's best restaurant for 8 consecutive years by Charleston City Paper. Located in the historic Planters Inn. Reservations coveted. 112 N. Market St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Poogan's Porch - Poogan's Porch is open 7 days a week. One of Charleston's oldest and most reputable culinary establishments. A historic landmark with entertaining past. Synonymous with providing impeccable Lowcountry hospitality and cuisine. Since 1976, we have become a hot spot for celebrities, politicians, tourists and locals who rave about this Southern institution. Brunch Saturdays and Sundays. 72 Queen St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Robert's of Charleston - One seating 7:30pm. Open Wednesday-Saturday. Fine dining and entertainment since1976. Luxurious 5 courses; Chateaubriand, seafood and duckling are the mainstays. AAA Four Diamond Award. "Palates are entertained as much as ear drums during the five course wine-paired meal."- Charleston City Paper, Dish Magazine. 182 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Slightly North of Broad - Lunch Monday-Friday and dinner nightly. Selected "Restaurant of the Year, 2006" by The Post and Courier, this lively restaurant receives rave reviews for Chef Frank Lee's award-winning Maverick cuisine. The choice for Charlestonians, it's praised by Gourmet, Food & Wine, Southern Living, GQ, USA Today, NY Times and more. 192 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Social - Wine is the star of the show in this brick-lined, light-filled space! Sample 70-plus wines by the glass- either alone, or in multi-tasting flights designed to delight and enlighten. Also featuring wood-fired pizza and small plates. 188 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Southend Brewery and Smokehouse - Dining Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-10pm; Friday-Saturday 11:30am-1pm. "#1 microbrewery in the South." Specializing in American cuisine featuring in-house smoked foods and wood oven pizzas. Located in a three story Historic District building. Harborview bar includes billiards and cigars. Live entertainment. Banquets from 15-500 people. Brewery tours. 161 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Spiritline Dinner Cruise - The Spiritline Dinner Cruise aboard the Spirit of Carolina features fine cuisine prepared to order onboard, live entertainment, dancing, beverages, and a magnificent cruise of Charleston Harbor. Departs Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Mt. Pleasant. 360 Concord St., Ste. 201, Charleston, SC 29401.

Starfish Grille - Lunch through dinner, 7 days a week, 11am-until. We serve an eclectic, moderately priced menu featuring fresh local and regional seafood. Your favorite appetizers, pastas, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and desserts await you. Enjoy a cocktail or frozen drink from our full service bar. Children's menu and parking are no problem! 520 Folly Rd., Charleston, SC 29412.

Sticky Fingers Ribhouse - Memphis style rib-house featuring hickory-smoked ribs, chicken and barbeque. Southern side dishes, huge dinner salads and a special kids menu are also featured. Voted "Best Ribs" in Charleston. Large banquet rooms at all 4 locations. 235 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar - Casual dining restaurant featuring local cuisine. Executive Chef Simon Andrews creates regional specialties that emphasize local fruits and vegetables with the beloved flavors reminiscent of the old south. The Park View Room, a private dining-room for 30 people overlooking Marion Square. Live jazz piano in the evening. 387 King St., Charleston, SC 29403.

SweetSmith Bakery & Coffee - Family owned and operated, SweetSmith Bakery & Coffee specializes in old-fashioned, made-from-scratch cakes, cookies, bars, pies & pastries. SweetSmith artists create unique edibles that are sure to please the eye as well as the palate. 1124 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Ste. 9, Charleston, SC 29407.

TBonz Gill & Grill - TBonz is open daily at 11am until late night. Our name tells you we're famous for tender, juicy steaks and fresh local seafood. Serving a complete menu to whet your appetite including grilled salads, hearty sandwiches, Lowcountry dishes and much more for you to savor in our casual dining atmosphere. 80 N. Market St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Ted's Butcher Block - A full-service neighborhood butcher and gourmet shop, the finest selection of international meats in the Charleston area. Featuring gourmet sandwiches, prepared meals, select wines, artisan cheeses and a variety of accompaniments, along with custom gift baskets and catering for picnics and special events. 334 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Tommy Condon's Irish Pub & Seafood Restaurant - Tommy Condon's is open from 11am-1am for lunch and dinner. This long-time Charleston tradition provides an experience crafted after a true Irish pub. Atmosphere is appropiate for families, couples, and folks just looking to hoist a pint! Seafood, steaks, burgers. Dine in the pub or on the outdoor deck. Live Irish music Wednesday-Sunday. 160 Church St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Toucan Reef - Private parties are a specialty at Toucan Reef. Featuring Charleston's best harbor view. Open Monday-Saturday for lunch and dinner 11am-until! Sandwiches, salads and Lowcountry favorites for lunch and more seafood and steaks for dinner. Free parking in IMAX lot. Appetizers and small plates on our patio and dockside. Happy hour Monday-Friday 4pm-7pm. 360 Concord St., Ste. 111 in Fountain Walk, Charleston, SC 29401.

Tristan - Chef Ciaran Duffy uses high quality, seasonal ingredients to create delightful dishes. Reviewers say the globally-infused dinner menu really takes you places, lunch is considered Charleston's best. Sunday brunch is a must-do. Over 400 wines, signature cocktails, private dining, and meeting rooms. Lunch/ Brunch 11:30-2:30 dinner nightly beginning at 5:30, bar opens daily at 11:30. 55 South Market St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Wholly Cow Ice Cream, Coffee & Catering - Wholly Cow is open Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. Wholly Cow is an all natural, local, super-premium ice cream and micro-roaster of gourmet coffees. Located at Aquarium Wharf adjacent to the IMAX. Serving breakfast pastries, specialty coffees, smoothies, ice cream, sundaes and a stunning harbor view. 360 Concord St., Ste. 110, Charleston, SC 29401.

The Wickliffe House - The Wickliffe House is open Monday-Friday 11-3pm. A magnificent historic Charleston mansion available for indoor and outdoor special events such as weddings, corporate functions and specail occasions with catering services provided by Mediterra Caterings. The Wickliffe House Tea Room also serves lunch daily. 178 Ashley Ave., Charleston, SC 29403.

Wild Wing Cafe - "The Best Wings South of Buffalo" in 32 different flavors and a whole lot more. Big beefy burgers, chargrilled chicken sandwiches, tender baby back ribs, mountains of nachos, salads and the Original Bucket O' Beer! Plus late night fun and live music! 36 N. Market St., Charleston, SC 29401.

North Charleston

Mount Plesant
Capriccio Ristorante - Our goal is that upon arrival your senses tell you that you are in Italy, and that you leave feeling perfectly content and a "bit" Italian. Favorites include mussels, antipasta, cioppino, chef's lasagna, tiramisu. Open M-Sa 5pm-until. 1034 Chuck Dawley Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.

Charleston Crab House - Voted #1 Seafood Restaurant by the Locals! Steamed Snow Crabs, Lowcountry Crab Cakes, "World Famous" Steamed Crab Pot, seafood platters, pasta dishes, Wasabi Encrusted Ahi Tuna, kids menu, ice cold beer, cocktails, and great wines. Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-until. 1101 Stockade Ln., Mt. Pleasant.

Gilligan's of Mt. Pleasant - Family owned and operated since 1991. Gilligan's suits your style when the occasion calls for casual-roll up your sleeves, this is the place to dig into a bucket of oysters. Fresh local seafood....fried, steamed, or grilled. Lowcountry favorites! Children's menu. 1475 Long Grove Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.

Old Village Post House - This Inn & Restaurant is acclaimed for award-winning Maverick cuisine and welcoming atmosphere in a historic seaside community. Minutes from Charleston, the Post House offers 2 dining rooms, a neighborhood tavern, courtyard, group dining, and 6 guest rooms. A gathering place for locals & visitors. Open 7 days a week. 101 Pitt St., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.

Red's Ice House - What once was a working ice house for the shrimping industry is now the coolest gathering spot on Shem Creek. Rustic and casual, Red's boasts its fresh seafood, indoor and outdoor dining on the docks and a Tree House Bar with sunset views. 98 Church St., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.

Wild Wing Cafe - "The Best Wings South of Buffalo" in 32 different flavors and a whole lot more. Big beefy burgers, chargrilled chicken sandwiches, tender baby back ribs, mountains of nachos, salads and the Original Bucket O' Beer! Plus late night fun and live music! 644 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.

Zeus Grill & Seafood - We took over 30 years experience in Charleston and built a beautiful 9,000 sq. ft. restaurant. Three private party rooms equipped with projection systems and wireless mircophone. Specializing in flame grilled steaks, broiled-fried-steamed seafood, slow roasted chicken, pastas, salads and delicious desserts. Sunday Brunch 10am. 725 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.

Isle of Palms
The Boathouse at Breach Inlet - Open Sunday-Thursday 5-10pm and Friday-Saturday 5-11pm with a Sunday Brunch 11am-2pm. Poised at the "Breach" between Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic. Featuring incredible cuisine, impeccable service, ocean breezes and panoramic waterfront views from any seat in the house or rooftop bar. Raw bar serving fresh seafood selections with waterfront view. 101 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms, SC 29451.

Morgan Creek Grill - Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, serving local seafood, choice steaks and nightly chef specialties. Our rooftop provides outdoor dining with panoramic views and a casual menu. Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch served with spectacular views. Reservations accepted, large groups welcome, free boat docking available. 80 41st Ave., Isle of Palms, SC 29451.

Sea Island Grill - Breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily from 6:30am-10pm and champagne brunch offered Sundays 10:30am-3pm. Located minutes from Charleston, the Sea Island Grill at The Boardwalk Inn at Wild Dunes Resort offers innovative yet familiar fresh Lowcountry seafood creations in an elegant atmosphere. 5757 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms, SC 29451.

Sullivan's Island

Kiawah Island
Osprey Point Grill - The perfect place to start and finish your day of golf, Osprey Point Grill overlooks the beautiful natural setting of this Tom Fazio-designed course. The Grill?s a la carte breakfast selections begin at 7:00am, while the Snack Shop offers an express hot breakfast. Lunch items served at the Grill include fresh salads, homemade soups, ?Sandwedges? and hearty burgers with your choice of toppings. Relax on the veranda with a cold beer or favorite cocktail and enjoy a fabulous view of alligators sunning on the lagoon banks while you tall your golf scores. Located at the Osprey Point Clubhouse. 843-768-2121.

Seabrook Island
Red Sky - Chef Matt Bolus, formerly of the Ocean Room at Kiawah, has reinvented a Seabrook stalwart. Red Sky?s contemporary dishes and clean flavors showcase Chef Bolus?s devotion to fresh, local ingredients. With an unpretentious atmosphere, Bolus has created upscale cuisine that is accessible and approachable.

Folly Beach
Folly Beach Crab Shack - Our guests are the only ingredient in our recipe for success. They are not dependent on us ? we are dependent on them. They are not an outsider in our business ? they are our business. We are not doing them a favor by serving them ? they are doing us a favor by giving us the opportunity to do so!

Locklears Restaurant on Folly Beach - Locklears Restaurant on Folly Beach, South Carolina features great seafood on the famous Folly Beach Fishing Pier. Enjoy the sites and sounds of the Atlantic Ocean while eating some of the best seafood in the Lowcountry. Stroll along the fishing pier or dig your toes in the sand while visiting our Folly Beach location. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner as well as offering Sunday brunch.

Blu Restaurant - Enjoy a meal of fresh local seafood or share from our eclectic menu of small plates. BLU is the perfect setting for a casual dinner for two or a night out with friends. Heighten all your senses with great food, a spectacular view, and ocean breezes.

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