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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Seafood Restaurant
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“Shrimp po boys! Need I say more? Also secret tip- On the weekends when I bike or walk by here on my way home I stop by Leon’s side service window. Their side window serves only soft serve with sprinkles in a cup or cone. Charleston is hot 10-11 months out of the year, so this is a nice cool perk on the way home. ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Local favorite. Off the beaten path downtown Charleston. Eclectic Eastern food.”
  • 100 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Neighborhood fav. Very good food with casual vibe and reasonable prices. Worth a visit in your not in the mood for fancy. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Cafe
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“If you’re a vegetarian or just love clean eating, this is your spot. They make healthy tasty! Also, the owners live just down the street, so I know everything is made from their heart. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Unique and romantic upscale downtown French restaurant with a new menu every night. Check out their Instagram and make a reservation!”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bar
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“Amazing homemade Italian pasta and fare! Intimate dining environment great for couples or groups alike.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
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“Best pizza in town! While you are there pop over to the owners other establishment-Cutty’s. This is one of Charleston’s best dive bars located across the street. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Comfort Food Restaurant
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“Best paella! Plus for those who like to drive instead of walk or bike this restaurant has its own parking lot! I’ve been told this is the place of the oldest bar in Charleston. That the building used to be a pirate bar. I’m local but I’m not sure on that one. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Probably the best bbq in town. No frills. The place is super basic, take out at the counter. But the food is great. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Another dive bar that is bit of a walk if its too hot out but a short uber ride away. They sell the most PBR in the USA.”
  • 18 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Voted Best Burger 2 years in a row at Miami Burger Festival. Try it and you won’t argue why!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Juice Bar
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“Healthy life style? You must try this place. No meat has ever tasted this good! ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bar
“My favourite spot for late night bites and when you just need a good stiff drink. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favorite bars downtown, they often have live music. Kind of divey but always a good time. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Café
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“Trendy spot for homegrown veggies & local meats from the breakfast & lunch menu. Bill Murray is the owner! ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
“Popular place for happy hour drinks in a beautifully restored space. If you're looking for a dressy place to have dinner, this is an excellent choice. ”
  • 13 locals recommend