There are plenty of oyster bars in Charleston, but Pearlz is one of our favorites because it’s centrally located and they have a great Happy Hour. Located in the middle of the French Quarter, this is where to go when you want a dozen oysters, a beer, and a break from activities. Also, on weeknights from 4-7pm, Pearlz serves $1 oysters, $3 champagne, and $4 oyster shooters, which might be our favorite trio in town.
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Market Pavilion Rooftop Bar
Market Pavilion Rooftop Bar serves great cocktails, has a wraparound infinity pool, and is great for bachelor and bachelorette parties.
Magnolias in the French Quarter serves upscale versions of Lowcountry classics and is great for a slightly fancy, celebratory night out.
The Rooftop Bar At Vendue
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Rodney Scott’s BBQ
Rodney Scott’s BBQ in North-Central specializes in whole hog barbecue and serves classics like pulled pork, ribs, and lots of great sides.
Hank’s Seafood is an upscale Ansonborough restaurant known for seasonal lobster, local oysters, and shellfish towers
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.
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Leon’s Oyster Shop
Leon’s Oyster Shop in the West Side serves fried chicken, frozen and draft cocktails, soft serve, and yes, really good chargrilled oysters.
Slightly North Of Broad
Slightly North of Broad (SNOB) in the French Quarter serves Lowcountry dishes and local seafood and has a lively bar that’s very popular with locals.
The Obstinate Daughter
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