Emily YatesCity Guide Writer
Emily is a freelance content creator whose work has appeared in Charlotte Magazine, ContentAsia Magazine, and in marketing campaigns for dozens of clients. Travel planning is her passion, second only to actually traveling. Her favorite destinations are those that have the best noodles and dumplings. Emily also enjoys reading (primarily books and restaurant menus), anything that gets her outdoors, and coming up with wedding hashtags.
Our favorite places to eat and drink in Charleston
Hank’s Seafood is an upscale Ansonborough restaurant known for seasonal lobster, local oysters, and shellfish towers
Kudu Coffee and Craft Beer in Radcliffeborough roasts their beans on-site, has 20+ beers on tap, and a great backyard patio to enjoy either on.
Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit on King Street serves their famous biscuits and custom sandwiches all-day long, including until 2am on the weekends.
Hominy Grill in Cannonborough-Elliotborough serves classic Southern breakfast food, like biscuits and gravy and shrimp and grits, within an old house.
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.
Husk serves refined Southern food and is the best known restaurant in Charleston. If you can't get a table, head next door to the Bar at Husk instead.
Market Pavilion Rooftop Bar serves great cocktails, has a wraparound infinity pool, and is great for bachelor and bachelorette parties.
The Cocktail Club is where we go on Upper King for really good cocktails, the occasional live show, and a great rooftop terrace.
The Rooftop Bar at Vendue is one of the more low-key rooftop bars in town and is a great place to escape the crowded French Quarter.
Pearlz Oyster Bar is a low-key spot in the French Quarter known for cheap beers, fresh oysters, and a great Happy Hour.