Husk is the most popular restaurant in Charleston and if you know someone who knows someone or make a reservation weeks in advance, you should definitely go. The menu changes daily, but you can count on a wide range of beautifully plated dishes, like Kentuckyaki glazed crispy pigs ears and cornmeal dusted catfish, that will make you think, “Wow, I really know nothing about Southern food.” If you don’t plan ahead, go next-door to the Bar at Husk instead. You can still drink great cocktails and eat delicious things, like their famous cheeseburger, pimento cheese, and country ham. It’s not the full Husk experience, but with a much shorter wait and a huge variety of bourbons to try, it’s still pretty great.
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Peninsula Grill at the Planters Inn is an upscale steakhouse and seafood restaurant that's well known for their famous Ultimate Coconut Cake.
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The Ordinary is an upscale oyster bar in Cannonborough-Elliotborough known for their multi-tier shellfish towers and great cocktails.
Pearlz Oyster Bar
Pearlz Oyster Bar is a low-key spot in the French Quarter known for cheap beers, fresh oysters, and a great Happy Hour.
Poogan’s Porch is located inside a century old Victorian house and is known for their Lowcountry brunch dishes, like pimento cheese fritters.
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The Darling Oyster Bar
The Darling Oyster Bar is where to go in Radcliffeborough for fresh oysters, a beautiful bar, and the most over-the-top Bloody Mary in Charleston.
Magnolias in the French Quarter serves upscale versions of Lowcountry classics and is great for a slightly fancy, celebratory night out.
The Obstinate Daughter
The Obstinate Daughter is where we go on Sullivan’s Island for pizza, pasta, and shrimp rolls before or after a trip to the beach.
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