Charleston, SC is packed with insane yummy restaurants. It is a foodie’s paradise. You could spend a week on King Street alone and not hit all the fantastic restaurants. Let’s say you just have a weekend, and you want a guaranteed awesome dining experience. I can help you with that. For dinner, I strongly recommend 82 Queen, Magnolias, & Poogan’s Porch. They all three are amazing and have their own unique flair.
82 Queen is a dining experience. The 300 year old address comes with it lots of charm. The courtyard is very romantic, and dining rooms are very intimate. The food is Low Country goodness that is local and fresh. A must have, is a cup of the She Crab soup. I love the Shrimp & Grits, but you really can’t go wrong at 82 Queen.
Magnolias is classic southern elegance and charm. It has all the food I grew up on, prepared by a chef.
The "Down South Egg Roll" has collard greens, chicken, tasso ham, red pepper purée, spicy mustard sauce, peach chutney in it. Let me tell you, it is insane good. Their spin on Fried Green Tomatoes will make you want to slap your Momma (Sorry Fran Fran). They also have boiled peanut hummus. Umm umm um.
Poogan’s Porch is named after Poogan the dog who greeted visitors and passers-by until 1979. The food is pure southern stick to your ribs sole food & sea food. Save room for dessert! The seating is intimate nestled in a grand Victorian home. Awesome for lunch or dinner. They also have a few resident Ghost. I love this place.
One of Charleston's Iconic restaurants is Hyman's Seafood. Get your head out of the gutter, it is the family last name. The last time I ate there I sat in the same seat as Jimmy Buffet, also at that table sat Judge Judy, Sinbad, and Barbara Streisand. Imagine that diner. The tables have metal name tags on them with the names of celebrities who sat in that space. During the tourist season, this place is crazy packed, and they do not do reservations. This is the only reason I do not put it on the dinner list. The sea food is some of the best you will ever eat and you will be stuffed when you leave. The trick is to go during off hours during the day, so you do not have to wait in line.