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Sup and Sip in Historic Charleston
Historic Charleston offers a wide variety of dining options, from laid-back Lowcountry favorites like fried green tomatoes, grits and catfish, to beautifully plated gourmet delicacies like duck confit, steak tartare, and artisanal cheeses. Located in the French Quarter district, our hotel's conveniently near dining spots aplenty, as well as lively Charleston nightlife, such as bars and lounges. In South Carolina, all bars have to sell food and most restaurants have bars in them, so often dining and drinking mingle. Check out this selection of some of our neighborhoods finest indulgences for both activities. For more information about the best places to eat and unwind in the evening, please contact us and we'll be happy to help.
Dining in CharlestonMERCATO
MERCATO serves Italian-American cuisine in a handsome upscale atmosphere, complete with live jazz music nightly.Husk
Located in historic downtown Charleston, Husk serves creative interpretations of Lowcountry fare using local, heirloom ingredients.Magnolias
"Another well-known chef in the Low Country and beyond is Donald Barickman of Magnolias in the historic district. His cooking might be called contemporary Southern with accents of the Low Country" -New York TimesBlossom
"Blossom is a seafood restaurant that almost defies categorization, which is part of its charm." -The Atlanta JournalCypress
"Great expectations are fulfilled in grand style at Cypress, the sophisticated sister of neighborhood Magnolias and Blossom and a premiere culinary stage for acclaimed James Beard-nominated executive chef Craig Deihl. Here - amidst the tasteful comforts of burnished brick, seductive corners, and an impressive wine wall spanning floor to lofty ceiling - this talented young chef spins a passionate tale of field, farm, and shore with carefully sourced heirloom ingredients and specialties that jog memories of classic favorites served alongside unique interpretations all Deihl's own" -Food & Wine MagazineHigh Cotton
Meats, game, seafood and produce are the freshest local ingredients, expertly crafted into the most delicious, expertly prepared Lowcountry dishes with a remarkable wine and cocktail program.Slightly North of Broad
An eclectic lowcountry bistro that brings together an abundance of local ingredients and thoughtful, expert presentation with a friendly, contagious energy.Fleet Landing
Charleston's Best Waterfront Restaurant has a view that is a distinctive destination unto itself. Housed in a 1940s retired naval building on the east side of the Charleston peninsula, Fleet Landing Restaurant features Chef Drew Hedlund’s classic and contemporary Southern seafood fare in a setting that celebrates the area’s waterfront heritage.Pearlz
Pearlz Oyster Bar is committed to serving only the best seafood South Carolina has to offer. Our Seafood Menu features an assorted mix of raw shellfish, local seafood, Lowcountry recipes, and regional favorites. Our raw bar offers a variety of oysters and fresh seasonal shellfish.82 Queen
Nestled in downtown Charleston’s historic French Quarter for the past 30 years, 82 Queen is known for its gracious Southern hospitality and fresh local cuisine. A three time winner of the ‘Best City Restaurant’ award from Southern Living magazine and five time recipient of the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine.Poogan's Porch
We believe in conversations on porches, Sunday brunch, old Southern dogs, ghosts!, seersucker, biscuits, homemade and handmade, sweet tea, handwritten recipes, friends old and new, great stories, gracious hospitality and our Moms. Not necessarily in that order.McCrady's
McCrady’s Restaurant represents the best of the amalgam that is new Southern fine dining, concomitantly serving as a canvas for postmodern gastronomy. The menu, created by Chef Sean Brock, recipient of the 2010 James Beard Best Chef Southeast award, centers around inventive cuisine fresh from the farm and local purveyors in an historic building.
Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar
Sip a cocktail or wine at the full-service bar, and enjoy fresh, sustainable, local seafood at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar.
Charleston NightlifeThe Cocktail Club
The Cocktail Club features a refined ambiance in a historic building renovated from an 1881 residence. The Club focuses on craft cocktails with house-made infusions and farm-fresh juices, as well as a light menu. There's also a rooftop terrace and garden.Proof
Located about a mile from The Anchorage Inn, Proof offers classic cocktails, an extensive wine list and a seasonal small plates menu.Mad River Bar & Grill
Enjoy upscale pub food and frosty beverages in a historic Charleston downtown setting that mixes the best of old and new, with exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and the original stained glass windows. Mad River Bar & Grill also features live music, a DJ and dancing.Social Wine Bar
Offering Charleston’s largest selection of wines by the glass, Social has become the preeminent wine bar of Charleston.
"This casual tavern refers to itself as 'Charleston's Best Pub.' A pretty accurate measure, we'd say. The ambiance and food may suggest a traditional British pub, but the heart of the Griffon is old-fashioned Southern cuisine." -Charleston City PaperTommy Condon's
An authentic Irish pub and restaurant tucked away on Church Street, just a half block off Charleston's historic market. At Tommy's you will very likely happen upon a bit of frolic, friendly conversation, laughter and song.