Charleston Downtown Cuisine
Whatcha In The Mood For Tonight?!

Know what you want? This guide to Charleston's Downtown Cuisine will prove to be very helpful. With abundant dining options available, it can be difficult to weed through them all.The Downtown restaurants below are listed by the type of food they serve to help you pin-point the right establishment for you.

Here is a quick guide for Downtown cuisine pricing:

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

You'll find the Charleston restaurants below categorized by the following Downtown Cuisine:

American
Asian/ Chinese/ Japanese/ Korean/ Sushi
BBQ/ Southern/Soul
Caribbean/ Cuban
French
Irish
Italian/ Pizza
Mediterranean/ Moroccan/ Spanish
Mexican
Seafood
Steakhouse

To view the entire list of Charleston Downtown restaurants categorized alphabetically, instead of by Downtown cuisine click here.

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Restaurants listed by Downtown Cuisine:

American

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 - Downtown
$$
BAR RESTAURANT, AMERICAN/CUBAN,
15 Beaufain St.
(843) 577-5300

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Asian/ Chinese/ Japanese/ Korean/ Sushi

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

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

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

BBQ/ Southern/ Soul

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

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

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

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

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

Caribbean/ Cuban

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

French

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

Irish

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

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

Italian/ Pizza

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mediterranean/ Moroccan/ Spanish

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

Mexican

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

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

Seafood

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Steakhouse

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

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

Tapas

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

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

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

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

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