Explore the Best of Charleston’s Culinary Scene

It’s no secret that Charleston is one of America’s top food cities. With restaurants that are almost constantly garnering media praise and accolades, visitors to the area plan their trips around what — and most importantly, where — they’re going to eat.


Year after year, there are the usual suspects like Hominy Grill, FIG and any concept by the Neighborhood Dining Group always rounding out the list of James Beard Award nominations and wins. And most recently, Charleston Grill and Hall Chophouse made the list of TripAdvisor’s “Top 10 Fine Dining Restaurants in the U.S.”

Travelers looking to learn about Charleston’s culinary heritage can join Bulldog Culinary Tours for Taste of the Lowcountry food tour, which offers an exclusive look behind the ever-evolving restaurant scene in Charleston.


Using locally-sourced ingredients, chef Miles Huff creates a culinary experience filled with seasonal flavors. Chef Huff, a culinary pro, leads the tour of the Trident campus, hosts a cooking demonstration and teaches interesting facts about Lowcountry cuisine.

If self-guided exploration is what you’re after, then make sure some of the city’s leading restaurants like The Darling Oyster Bar, 82 Queen, Husk, McCrady’s and Minero top your list. Wherever your cravings take you, your taste buds will not be disappointed.

For more on dining in Charleston, read the digital edition of Discover Charleston.