The Darling Oyster Bar is known for being one of the most beautiful restaurants in the city and for serving a very over-the-top Bloody Mary. This spot on King Street has lots of exposed brick and white tile, as well as a huge bar that’s great for a quick drink or eating your weight in seafood. Come for dinner with friends, split the ceviche and some oysters, and finish with the fried shrimp basket and poutine-style chowder over fries. If you opt for brunch instead, the Bloody Mary comes with shrimp, hushpuppies, a king crab leg, and a lobster claw all sticking out the top. This is either insane or genius, but either way we’re into it.
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Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer
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.
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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.
Hall’s Chophouse in Mazyck-Wraggborough is where we go for a big steak and a stiff drink, along with Gospel Brunch on Sundays.
Magnolias in the French Quarter serves upscale versions of Lowcountry classics and is great for a slightly fancy, celebratory night out.
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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.
Lewis Barbecue in NoMo is where to go for Texas-style barbecue, like brisket and smoked sausage, along with cocktail pitchers and a big backyard.
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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