Wondering where to eat in Charleston, South Carolina? How about where the locals eat? We found four fun places to eat in Charleston that are unique, quirky, and oh so delicious!
Fun And Unique Places To Eat In Charleston, SC
Charleston is an amazing city, and one that we quickly fell in love with. It’s a city known for its food, so during our visits we really tried to find the most unique places to eat in Charleston. We think we’ve done alright so far, considering both our visits were pretty short (one visit was a day trip from Savannah). We would even say we found some hidden gems!
Pro Tip: If you are visiting Charleston for it’s historical aspect, check out our Fort Sumter guide.
Little Palm Bar
This little oasis is definitely one of the most fun places to eat in Charleston. And we’re not the only ones that think so. In fact, Little Palm Bar was voted one of the best bars in America by Esquire. It’s located inside The Ryder Hotel, next to their pool. The bar and seating areas are beautifully decorated with bright pinks and greens.
Little Palm has a great cocktail menu as well as seasonal, ingredient-driven dishes. They also have yummy snacks; try their chili lime popcorn!
Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit
When we say these biscuits will change your life, we mean it. They are warm, buttery, flaky goodness and the best biscuits in Charleston! Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit on Upper King is a small establishment; we almost walked right passed it. There are only a few seats along the wall, but if you’re wondering where do locals eat in Charleston, this is it. It was packed the whole time we were there!
The woman at the register was kind enough to explain all of our options since they have different types of sandwiches and different types of biscuits. We decided on a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich on two cheese and chive biscuits and a fried chicken sandwich on a butter biscuit. Our mouths are watering just thinking about those biscuits. Seriously, eating those biscuits is one of our favorite memories of Charleston!
Pro Tip: If you’re looking for a relaxing place to walk off some calories, we suggest Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.
FIG (Food Is Good)
Fig is considered the best restaurant in Charleston. We went on the first night of our first visit to Charleston and the food was absolutely amazing and the service was probably the best we’ve ever had. We have no pictures of the food, however, because we decided to really live in the moment (we tend to forget to do that once in awhile!).
The menu changes nightly due to the fact that they use local, seasonal ingredients. We had the chicken liver pate, ricotta gnocchi alla bolognese, pork schnitzel, and yukon gold potato puree. It was all incredible; it’s no wonder why the chef has won a James Beard award!
The Boathouse is technically not in Charleston. It’s actually about 25 minutes east on Isle of Palms, but we wanted to include it in case you’re up for a little drive. The Boathouse is fun because it’s right on Breach Inlet and they have a rooftop bar that is perfect for spotting dolphins and watching the sunset.
They also have drinks and fresh seafood. We got the Fried Calamari and the Tuna Tartare. Both were really good!
Final Thoughts On Fun Places To Eat In Charleston
These certainly are fun places to eat in Charleston, South Carolina and they’re all special in their own way. We loved the food scene is this historic city and can’t wait to visit again and try more unique restaurants in Charleston.
Have you eaten at any of these unique eateries? What other fun Charleston restaurants would you suggest? We’d love to read your comments below! 🙂
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