Charleston Downtown Restaurants
Dining In The Heart Of The Lowcountry

A plethora of Charleston Downtown restaurants awaits you!

With culinary experts from around the country as well as bred from local distinguished schools such as Johnson & Wales and the Culinary Institute of Charleston, it's no wonder Charleston has become known for it's great dining options.

You will find just about every type of dining establishment possible from casual to fine dining. We've even noted K i d F r i e n d l y Charleston Downtown restaurants to help families sort out all the available options. The listings here are tagged with descriptive information for your convenience to help you as you search for the best places to eat.

For more tidbits on dining in Charleston's Downtown restaurants see our Charleston Restaurants page.

The below list of dining establishments are cataloged alphabetically. To view a list of Charleston Downtown restaurants categorized by cuisine, click here.

Here is a quick guide for Downtown pricing:

$ Cheap – meaning up to about $20 ... it's Downtown!
$$ Moderate
$$$ Expensive
$$$$ Very Expensive – meaning much-much more than $20!

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Charleston Downtown Restaurants:

39 Rue De Jean
$$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, FRENCH
39 John Street
(843) 722-8881

82 Queen Restaurant
One of my favorite Charleston downtown restaurants! Best romantic ambiance in my opinion.
$$$
RESTAURANT, AMERICAN
82 Queen Street
(843) 723-7591

Amen Street
$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, SEAFOOD,
205 E Bay St
(843) 853-8600

Andolini's
One of my favorite Charleston pizza joints!
$
RESTAURANT, CASUAL DINING, PIZZA, K i d F r i e n d l y
82 Wentworth St.
843-722-7437

Anson
$$$
RESTAURANT, FINE DINING, AMERICAN
12 Anson Street
(843) 577-0551

Aromas
$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, ASIAN, MUSIC
50 N. Market St.
(843) 723-9588

A.W. Shucks
$$
RESTAURANT, SEAFOOD
50 N. Market St.
70 State Street
(843) 577-0551

Barbadoes Room Restaurant
$$
RESTAURANT, AMERICAN
115 Meeting Street
843-577-2400

Barbara Jean's Restaurant & Bar
One of my favorite Charleston Downtown restaurants!
$$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, SOUTHERN/SOUL, MUSIC, K i d F r i e n d l y
99 S Market St
(843) 637-3635

Blind Tiger
One of my favorite Charleston bars! Have never eaten here though, just love the ambiance of the patio.
$
BAR & RESTAURANT, AMERICAN
36-38 Broad St.
(843) 577-0088

Blossom Cafe
$$$
RESTAURANT, ITALIAN, MEDITERANEAN, SEAFOOD
171 E. Bay St.
(843) 722-9200

The Boathouse On East Bay Street
$$$
RESTAURANT, SEAFOOD
549 E. Bay St.
(843) 577-7171

Bocci's Italian Restaurant
$$
RESTAURANT, ITALIAN
158 Church Street
(843) 720-2121

Bubba Gumps
One of my favorite Charleston restaurants! Great for kids!
$
RESTAURANT, SEAFOOD, K i d F r i e n d l y
99 South Market St.
(843) 723-5665

The Buccaneer Restaurant, Bar & Museum
BAR & RESTAURANT, SEAFOOD
5 Faber St.
(843) 805-5065

Carolina's
$$$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, FINE DINING, SOUTHERN
10 Exchange Street
(843) 724-3800

Chais Lounge and Tapas
$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, TAPAS, MUSIC
462 King St.
(843) 722-7313

Charleston Crab House – Downtown
$
BAR & RESTAURANT, SEAFOOD, K i d F r i e n d l y
41 S Market St.
(843)853-2900

Charleston Grill
$$$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, LOUNGE, JAZZ MUSIC, FINE DINING, AMERICAN
224 King Street
(843) 577-4522

Circa 1886
$$$$
RESTAURANT, FINE DINING, AMERICAN
149 Wentworth St.
(843) 853-7828

Coast Bar & Grill
$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, SEAFOOD
39-D John St.
(843) 722-8838

Fleet Landing
$$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, SEAFOOD, K i d F r i e n d l y
186 Concord St.
(843) 722-8100

Fuel Caribbean Cantina
$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, CARIBBEAN
211 Rutledge Ave.
(843) 737-5959

Garibaldi's
$$
RESTAURANT, ITALIAN
49 S. Market St.
(843) 723-7153

Grill 225
$$$$
RESTAURANT, FINE DINING, AMERICAN
225 E. Bay St.
843-266-4222

Halls Chophouse
BAR & RESTAURANT, FINE DINING, AMERICAN STEAKHOUSE
434 King St
(843) 727-0090

Hank's Seafood
One of my favorite Charleston restaurants!
$
BAR & RESTAURANT, SEAFOOD, K i d F r i e n d l y
10 Hayne St
(843) 723-3474

The Harbor Grille
$$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, SEAFOOD, MUSIC
360 Concord St.
(843) 853-5752

High Cotton
One of my favorite Charleston Downtown restaurants!
$$$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, FINE DINING, AMERICAN
199 East Bay St.
(843) 724-3815

Hyman's Seafood
$$
RESTAURANT, SEAFOOD, K i d F r i e n d l y
215 Meeting Street
(843) 723-6000

Il Cortile Del Re
$$$
RESTAURANT, ITALIAN
193 King Street
843-853-1888

Jestine's Kitchen
$
RESTAURANT, SOUTHERN, K i d F r i e n d l y
251 Meeting Street
843-722-7224 • Inexpensive

Jim n Nicks Bar-B-Q
$
BAR & RESTAURANT, BBQ, K i d F r i e n d l y
288 King St
(843) 577-0406

Jimmy Dengate's
$
BAR & RESTAURANT, SOUTHERN
5 Cumberland St.
(843) 722-1541

Joe Pasta
$
BAR & RESTAURANT, ITALIAN
428 King St.
(843) 965-5252

Juanita Greenberg’s Nacho Royal
One of my favorite Charleston restaurants!
$
BAR & RESTAURANT, MEXICAN, K i d F r i e n d l y
439 King St.
(843) 723-6224

Kickin’ Chicken - Downtown
$
BAR & RESTAURANT, AMERICAN, MUSIC, K i d F r i e n d l y
337 King St.
(843) 805-5020

King Street Grille - Downtown
$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, AMERICAN, SPORTS BAR, MUSIC, K i d F r i e n d l y
304 King St.
(843) 723-5464

Leaf Cafe & Bar
$$
BAR RESTAURANT, AMERICAN
15 Beaufain St.
(843) 793-2230

Mad River Bar and Grille
$
BAR & RESTAURANT, AMERICAN, MUSIC
32-B N. Market St.
(843) 723-0032

Magnolias
One of my favorite Charleston Downtown restaurants!
$$$
RESTAURANT, AMERICAN
185 E. Bay St.
(843) 577-7771

McCrady’s
One of my favorite Charleston Downtown restaurants!
$$$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, FINE DINING, AMERICAN
2 Unity Alley
(843) 577-0025

Mellow Mushroom
$
BAR & RESTAURANT, PIZZA, K i d F r i e n d l y
309 King St.
(843) 723-7374

Mercato
$$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, ITALIAN
102 N. Market St.
(843) 722-6393

Moe's Crosstown Tavern
$
BAR & RESTAURANT, PUBS & TAVERNS, AMERICAN
714 Rutledge Ave.
(843) 722-3287

Moe's Downtown Tavern
$
BAR & RESTAURANT, SPORTS BAR, AMERICAN
5 Cumberland St.
(843) 577-8500

Noisy Oyster
$
BAR & RESTAURANT, SEAFOOD, K i d F r i e n d l y
24 N Market St # 102
(843) 723-0044

O'Malley's Bar and Grill
$
BAR & RESTAURANT, IRISH, MUSIC
549 King St.
(843) 805-5000

Old Town Grille and Seafood
BAR & RESTAURANT, SEAFOOD
229 King St
(843) 723-8170

Pavillion Bar
$$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, AMERICAN
225 East Bay St.
(843) 266-4218

Pearlz Oyster Bar
$$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, SEAFOOD
153 E. Bay St.
(843) 577-5755

Peninsula Grill
$$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, FINE DINING, AMERICAN
112 N Market St
(843) 723-0700

Poogan's Porch
$$
RESTAURANT, AMERICAN
72 Queen Street
(843) 577-2337

Raval Wine Bar
$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, TAPAS, SPANISH/MOROCCAN
453 King St.
(843) 853-8466

The Recovery Room
$
BAR & RESTAURANT, BREAKFAST, AMERICAN
685 King St.
(843) 727-0999

Robert's Of Charleston
$$$$
RESTAURANT, FINE DINING, UPSCALE CUISINE
182 E. Bay St.
(843) 577-7565

Roof Top Bar and Restaurant
One of my favorite Charleston bars! Good food too.
$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, AMERICAN, MUSIC
19 Vendue Range
(843) 577-7970

Saffron
$
CAFÉ/ RESTAURANT, CASUAL DINING, K i d F r i e n d l y
333 E. Bay St.
(843) 722-5588

Slightly North Of Broad
$$$
RESTAURANT, AMERICAN
192 E. Bay St.
(843)723-3424

Social Restaurant & Wine Bar
$$$
WINE BAR & RESTAURANT
188 E. Bay St.
(843) 577-5665

Southend Brewery & Smokehouse
One of my favorite Charleston Downtown restaurants! Great for kids!
$$
BAR RESTAURANT, AMERICAN, MUSIC, K i d F r i e n d l y
161 East Bay St.
(843) 853-4677

Sticky Fingers Restaurant & Bar
$
RESTAURANT, AMERICAN, BBQ, K i d F r i e n d l y
235 Meeting Street
(843) 853-4677

Sushi Hiro Of Kyoto
$
RESTAURANT, ASIAN/CHINESE/JAPANESE
298 King Street
(843)723-3628

Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar
$$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, SOUTHERN, MUSIC
387 King St.
(843) 724-8888

T-bonz
$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, MUSIC, AMERICAN STEAKHOUSE K i d F r i e n d l y
80 N. Market St.
(843) 577-2511

Thoroughbred Club
Charleston Place Hotel
$$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, TAPAS
205 Meeting St.
(843) 722-4900

Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, IRISH, MUSIC, K i d F r i e n d l y
160 Church St.
(843) 577-3818

Torch Velvet Lounge
$
BAR & RESTAURANT, DANCE CLUB, TAPAS, MUSIC
545 King St.
(843) 723-9333

Tristan
$$$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, FINE DINING
At the French Quarter Inn
55 S Market St
(843) 534-2155

Tsunami
$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, SUSHI/JAPANESE/KOREAN, MUSIC
215 E. Bay St.
(843) 965-5281

Wasabi
$$
BAR & RESTAURANT, SUSHI/JAPANESE/KOREAN, MUSIC
61 State St.
(843) 577-5222

Wild Wing Cafe: Downtown Charleston
$
BAR & RESTAURANT, SPORTS BAR, AMERICAN, MUSIC, K i d F r i e n d l y
36 N. Market St.
(843) 722-9464

Yo Burrito
$
BAR & RESTATUANT, MEXICAN, MUSIC
77 Wentworth St.
(843) 853-3287

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