Charleston Eateries & Restaurants

Hyman’s Seafood

One word: hushpuppies. Hyman’s Seafood is a Charleston staple and stopping there to eat is a must every time I go to Charleston. The She-crab soup is creamy and crabby, the Carolina Delight is heaven on a plate, and the hushpuppies are the best I’ve ever eaten, seriously. If you do nothing else in Charleston be sure to get an order of hushpuppies from Hyman’s. You will not be disappointed.

Hyman’s Seafood, 215 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC

Eli’s Table

Eli’s House Steak Burger. This was serious eats for for a serious eater. And those fries? They must have been double fried. Boy were they crispy!

Eli’s Table, 129 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC

82 Queen

Appetizer sampling extravaganza! From the top: house-made herb biscuits, barbecue shrimp and grits, tomato pie, she crab soup, and a crab cake.

Did you think that eating all those appetizers would keep me away from dessert? As if I could… Perfectly caramelized crème brûlée and the owners’ celebrated bourbon pecan pie.

I loved 82 Queen so much that I stopped by the next night for a late night bucket of sweet tea and a snack before exploring the streets and alleyways of the city.

A Southern Pickins’ platter (top) and fried green tomatoes (bottom) found its way to my mouth on the second 82 Queen visit.

82 Queen, 82 Queen Street, Charleston, SC

Brown Dog Deli

Wes’ French Onion Grilled Cheese. I don’t know who Wes is, but he can serve up this cheesy grilled sandwich to me any time he likes. It’s that good.

Brown Dog Deli was recommended by the woman giving the tour of the French Huguenot Church. What a find! It’s pretty small, but what they lack in space, they make up for in their menu. So much to choose from, you can’t go wrong. Your tastebuds will cheer!

Brown Dog Deli, 40 Broad Street, Charleston, SC

Kaminsky’s Dessert Cafe

What happens when it’s too hot outside for a Chocolate Monkey Steamer but you really need that chocolaty banana goodness? You go frozen! This is a custom chocolate monkey milkshake made just for me!

Who doesn’t love dessert? Or a mixed beverage?

Kaminski’s Dessert Cafe, 78 N. Market Street, Charleston, SC