The Best Places to EAT in Charleston, South Carolina

Eating, laughing, playing.

Charleston, South Carolina has to be one of my favorite charming East Coast cities. My husband and I love weekend getaways and let me tell you Charleston did not disappoint. Charleston is known for its beautiful architecture, some dating back to 1670, plantation homes, cobblestone streets, Folly Beach and The Battery District. However, what we enjoyed the most was the food. Low-country eating at its finest.

Breakfast was at this little place in the Charleston Market called Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit right on King Street. People were lined up at 7:30a.m. These biscuits were the size of your hand and buttery and so moist! You could get just about any meat, egg, cheese combination you could imagine. I feasted on a mouth-watering biscuit with their famous pimento cheese and bacon!

The next morning breakfast was completed at Virginia’s on King. Now, this little place serves breakfast and lunch. The tomatoe pie was to die for! My dear hubby had shrimp and grits, yes, shrimp and grits for breakfast!

Poogan’s Porch was an excellent choice for lunch. They are situated inside a beautiful two-story Victorian house. The pimento cheese fritters were amazing!

Dinner was done at Pearlz Oyster Bar on East Bay Street. The evening started with oyster shooters. Pepper vodka, an oyster and spicy cocktail sauce! It was delicious. Rockefeller oysters and oyster sliders were the main features of the evening. Let me tell you about these sliders. A little bun, perfect oysters, topped with warm goat cheese and arugula! I have never had anything like that before and will return to Pearlz Oyster Bar.

We headed over to The Bar at HUSK. They serve up classic cocktails in a very rustic vibe environment. Brick exposed walls were charming and the bartender was wonderful. He gave us a history lesson while I sipped on a Papa Holliday. This lovely little cocktail was vodka, grapefruit, floral cordial, lime and a splash of soda.

We ended our weekend late Sunday night at Kaminsky’s Dessert Cafe. They are open until the late hours serving up martinis and the best dessert around. Slices of cake taller than a mason jar, pastries filled with chocolate, southern pecan pie, and cookies the size of a dinner plate. They have a full bar with wine and exciting dessert themed cocktails. We shared TWO desserts and a Thin Mint martini with a chocolate rimmed martini glass!

The weekend was mostly spent eating, drinking and playing. Stay tuned for a follow-up post on the best places to stay in Charleston, South Carolina and all the amazing things to do!

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