The second-largest city in South Carolina, Charleston is steeped in history and bursting with authentic southern charm. Condé Nast Traveler dubbed it America’s friendliest city in 2013. Charleston has well-preserved architecture and several notable restaurants serving world-class cuisine as well as local dishes. Whether you crave genuine low-country cooking or international fare, there’s a Charleston restaurant that will serve up exactly what you want.
Tbonz Gill and Grill
As its name suggests, Tbonz Gill and Grill serves steaks cooked according to your precise specifications. They also have a full menu including sandwiches, salads and a variety of fresh local seafood. The restaurant also serves several homegrown ales on tap — a perfect companion to your hearty meal. It features a family-friendly dining area with a children’s menu for patrons under 12 years old.
Pearlz Oyster Bar
This restaurant certainly lives up to its claim to be "the best seafood in South Carolina." Enjoy an assorted mix of raw shellfish, fresh local seafood and a wide range of regional favorites. Pearlz participates in the Sustainable Seafood Initiative and uses seafood only from local sustainably managed fisheries. They also have a full-service bar serving cold beer and refreshing one-of-a-kind cocktails. Night owls can order their favorite Pearlz signature dishes from their late-night menu.
Kaminsky’s Baking Company
What’s a night on the town without dessert? Baked fresh daily and changed several times during the day, their desserts are always hot off the oven and finger-licking delicious. Order one of their unique hot or cold signature beverages to go along with your dessert for a perfect way to end your day. For the kids (or the kid in you), Kaminsky’s has sundaes and milkshakes to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Liberty Tap Room
Liberty Tap Room's Mount Pleasant branch is located just 10 minutes from downtown Charleston and offers fine dining in a casual, fun atmosphere. It has patio seating, 38 beers on tap and features a wide variety of dishes from juicy Angus beef burgers to freshly baked pizzas. It’s the perfect place to unwind after a long day at work.
Be sure to visit any one of these restaurants on your next trip to Charleston. As America’s friendliest city, you will always feel welcomed in these and other restaurants in the Charleston area. These restaurants serve up more than good food and refreshing beverages; you can also expect to have a great time and a memorable dining experience you will cherish long after you leave this charming southern city.