Best Restaurants in Charleston
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Located in historic downtown Charleston, this award-winning restaurant focuses on lowcountry cuisine, with James Beard Award-winning Chef Sean Brock's motto, "If it doesn’t come from the South, it’s not coming through the door." That’s not referring to Husk's diners, of course, who hail from all over the U.S.
FIG takes "locally sourced" and "farm-to-table" to an all-new level, using local ingredients at their peak and preparing them minimally to capture the flavor of the season. This laidback bistro’s simple approach is felt in the ambiance with its unpretentious "neighborhood café" vibe.
Coast Bar and Grill
If you’re tired of seafood (is that even possible in this city?), this is the place to go. Offering the finest cuts of Angus beef steaks in a sophisticated space, Oak Steakhouse has an upscale menu and sources ingredients from local farmers and fisheries. Yes, there’s mouthwatering seafood on the menu here, as well. This is Charleston, after all.
One of Charleston’s best high-end restaurants, Magnolias offers contemporary dishes in the city’s celebrated historic district. Savor items off its "New Southern" menu like sautéed mussels, pimiento cheese flatbread and spicy catfish.
Amen Street Raw and Fish Bar
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Slightly North of Broad
This bustling bistro wows diners with playful and innovative takes on Southern dishes like stuffed Carolina quail breast, BBQ tuna, and chocolate pecan upside down cake. And, like many of the restaurants in this town, Slightly North of Broad proudly serves products sourced from local farmers.