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10 Sizzling Hot Restaurants in Charleston

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Charles Town, as it was once called in honor of King Charles II of England, was renamed Charleston at the end of the Revolutionary War. A city full of history, it is known for its architecture and Southern hospitality. It is a multicultural city incorporating Southern United States, England, France and West Africa elements. These influences can be seen in the arts and the cuisine. Charleston has a many of eclectic restaurants. What better than to take a look at the top ten most eclectic restaurants in Charleston? Some of these eateries are so unique they are sure to go down in history. Others seem so familiar they are like an old shoe – our favorite and most comfortable. Unique names, unique dishes making their mark in Charleston. Let’s take a look at our selection.
  • goat.sheep.cow
    804 Meeting StSte 102, Charleston, SC 29403
    Beer Bars
    Business Hours
    Sun:11:00AM – 10:00PM
    Tue:11:00AM – 10:00PM
    Wed:11:00AM – 10:00PM
    Thu:11:00AM – 10:00PM
    Fri:11:00AM – 10:00PM
    Sat:11:00AM – 10:00PM

    Goat. Sheep. Cow. Fantastic Fromagerie!

    Think cheese; artisanal cheeses made in small batches from local and regional dairies and imported European favorites. Think wine; a huge selection of fine wines to choose from. Think deli; offering a daily sandwich special made with cheeses and meats from the shop and artisanal bread. Think neighborhood store; all sorts of select items to choose from like mustard, chutney, pickles and olives – things that go with wine and cheese. Think premier French fromagerie and charcuterie; delicatessen with premium meats and cheeses. They serve up custom cheese plates and salads. There is plenty of seating space plus a small grocery store on one side. Everything is beautifully displayed and the table settings are antique sliver from hotels of yester year. The atmosphere is fun and upbeat. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about all things cheese. This is a perfect stop for lunch, an evening out, or a place to pick up something delicious to bring to the party. Goat. Sheep. Cow. Tastes and textures you have got to try.

  • Thai Spice
    1303 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29407
    Business Hours
    Sun:12:00PM – 9:00PM
    Tue:11:00AM – 9:30PM
    Wed:11:00AM – 9:30PM
    Thu:11:00AM – 9:30PM
    Fri:11:00AM – 10:00PM
    Sat:11:00AM – 10:00PM

    Thai Spice: Curry it up!

    Authentic Thai dishes brought to you from actual Thai chefs who are wizards when it comes to spices. They know the flavors that work together with each dish to bring the best tastes to you. The menu is huge offering all your favorites such as spring rolls, Tom Yum soup, fried rice, stir fry dishes and so much more. The dishes have a great ratio of meat to veggies and they are cooked to perfection. Almost all menu items can be made for vegetarians as well. The service is great. The interior is modern with plenty of seating. Their take out service is superb, offering you the bold, spicy dishes to take with you and eat in the comfort of your own home. This new restaurant is sure to be a hit in the neighborhood as well as other far-reaching places. Enjoy a great family meal or a quiet dinner for two, with large portions and reasonable prices. Curry it up at Thai Spice!

  • Blind Tiger
    36 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401
    Breakfast & Brunch,Pubs

    Blind Tiger: The Eye of the Tiger

    This historical pub has had a rebirth after having undergone an extensive renovation. Always a Charleston favorite, this tavern has been satisfying the locals for decades. The establishment has changed hands several times over the years but has always stood true to its original goal: serve great food and spirits. One of the highlights is the impressive outdoor patio dining. It is tucked behind the pub in a courtyard bordered by antique brick walls and archways. There is comfortable seating for large and small groups. Inside, the brick theme is carried out along with an antique tin ceiling. A great bar sits in one corner and there are a variety of tables and high tops to choose from. The menu truly defines the term gastropub, as this joint serves up unique dishes that will satisfy your palate. The menu includes items such as avocado toast, warm smoked salmon salad, and truffle duck; dessert and a kid’s menu round out the offerings. The Blind Tiger is the place to meet up with family and friends. Enjoy!

  • Beech
    315 King St, Charleston, SC 29401
    American (New),Vegetarian,Fast Food
    Business Hours
    Sun:10:00AM – 6:00PM
    Mon:9:00AM – 8:00PM
    Tue:9:00AM – 8:00PM
    Wed:9:00AM – 8:00PM
    Thu:9:00AM – 8:00PM
    Fri:9:00AM – 8:00PM
    Sat:9:00AM – 8:00PM

    Beech – Fresh, Fabulous and Fast!

    If you are looking for a healthy spot to eat that has excellent fresh foods and fabulous, fast service, then Beech is the place. Located in the heart of Charleston, this newbie to King Street uses only fresh fruits, vegetables, and fish, all from sustainable sources that are local. They strive to buy organic ingredients when possible. The fare they serve is excellent, featuring acai bowls, poke bowls, wraps, cold pressed juices made in house, and smoothies. They also serve a handful of different toasted bagels with fresh, yummy toppings. Located in an old brick building, the interior is modern and industrial. The chalkboard menu adds some warmth to the place along with the occasional chairs located at the front. It is bright and cheery with plenty of natural light. In its short tenure, it has already become a local hotspot, especially during the lunch hours. This is one of those health food eateries where the food really is healthy and tasty. Here’s to your health!

  • Revelator Coffee Company
    550 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
    Coffee & Tea
    Business Hours
    Sun:7:00AM – 6:00PM
    Mon:7:00AM – 6:00PM
    Tue:7:00AM – 6:00PM
    Wed:7:00AM – 6:00PM
    Thu:7:00AM – 6:00PM
    Fri:7:00AM – 6:00PM
    Sat:7:00AM – 6:00PM

    Revelator Coffee Company – Locally Roasted and Brewed

    Coffee is a hot commodity and coffee shops are popping up all over the States. It is a very competitive business. So, when a coffee shop pops up in your neighborhood and lasts a good length of time you know they are doing something right. Anyone can make a cup of coffee, or can they? The Revelator Coffee Company has discovered how to roast and brew coffee that makes the flavor come out it just the right amount of boldness or sweetness or nuttiness. They know coffee. They also know community. They strive to have a family atmosphere where you can come in and relax all afternoon if you please. The interior of their space is large and inviting with couches, chairs, and tables that invite you to stay awhile. The space is open and bright having a lot of windows to the world outside. Aside from coffee, their menu serves locally sourced pastries that are hand selected to specifically complement their coffee. They also pride themselves on Southern Hospitality – you know; service with a smile that goes the extra mile. Come on in, enjoy a great cup of coffee and hang out with us for a while.

  • Lagunitas Charleston TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary
    161 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
    Business Hours
    Sun:11:30AM – 11:00PM
    Mon:11:30AM – 11:00PM
    Tue:11:30AM – 11:00PM
    Wed:11:30AM – 11:00PM
    Thu:11:30AM – 11:00PM
    Fri:11:30AM – 11:00PM
    Sat:11:30AM – 11:00PM

    Lagunitas Charleston Tap Room & Beer Sanctuary – What Could Be Better?

    Calling all beer lovers! Lagunitas Tap Room & Beer Sanctuary is situated in an antique three-story building. The first floor houses the huge beer vats which are enclosed behind glass and bar and main dining area. The second floor has space for private parties of the philanthropic kind. The third floor is one huge, eclectic lounge with chairs and couches for quiet visits with your date or a gathering spot for a large group of friends. The upstairs bar and the downstairs bar don’t always have the same beer, so check out both to make sure you get to taste the best. Custom flights of four are a great way to test them all. The menu has typical bar fare including pizza, sandwiches, salads, and some Southern seasonal dishes like fried green tomatoes. What do you serve at a beer sanctuary for dessert? Why, a Stout Imperial Beer Ice Float! One of several locations across the country, the Charleston location is becoming the new hangout. There is plenty of space for you and your whole kit and caboodle!

  • Swig and Swine
    1990 Old Trolley Rd, Summerville, SC 29485
    Business Hours
    Sun:11:00AM – 10:00PM
    Mon:11:00AM – 10:00PM
    Tue:11:00AM – 10:00PM
    Wed:11:00AM – 10:00PM
    Thu:11:00AM – 10:00PM
    Fri:11:00AM – 10:00PM
    Sat:11:00AM – 10:00PM

    Swig & Swine BBQ – Work Hard, Play Hard

    Imagine a huge smoke room where all the barbecuing takes place. This is a place where the chefs work hard to bring you the smoky, tangy goodness of BBQ. Everything from brisket to pulled pork, ribs to sausage links, and chicken to turkey is prepared in the smoke room that is labeled, “Horrifying Vegetarians”. That means this is a meat lovers paradise. These meats are served up with your favorite sides. Wash it all down with one of their craft beers or choose from a number of iconic favorites. No matter how you slice it, you are going to love Swig & Swine. The atmosphere is industrial meets country café; plenty of seating, great lighting and a whole lot of good BBQ aromas. On your first visit it is recommended to get the family platter: some of every meat plus three sides. This will be more than enough for your family and the price is right too. Reward your hard work with some good food and drink at the Swig & Swine.

  • Top Dawg Tavern - North Charleston
    9512 Dorchester Rd, Summerville, SC 29485
    American (Traditional)
    Business Hours
    Sun:11:00AM – 11:00PM
    Mon:11:00AM – 11:00PM
    Tue:11:00AM – 11:00PM
    Wed:11:00AM – 11:00PM
    Thu:11:00AM – 11:00PM
    Fri:11:00AM – 12:00PM
    Sat:11:00AM – 12:00PM

    Top Dawg Tavern North Charleston: One Stop Shop

    Looking for a new favorite? Top Dawg Tavern could be your answer. This open, industrial space has sleek modern lines. Set with a variety of tables, booths and high tops, you can also sit at the long bar. This is a great place to gather with friends. Bring the family for a weekend outing. Stop by after work to unwind. Make a stop at lunch with some coworkers. Home of the five buck lunch, where you can choose from some sandwich, salad, and soup lunches for just five bucks. This venue is a great all around restaurant with a full service bar. They have a large and varied menu that includes a couple different signature “dawgs”. From pot roast to Mahi Mahi this restaurant does it all and does it well. There are plenty of flat screen televisions around so you can catch your favorite sport too. This is your one stop shop for food, drink and fun!

  • The Tiki Taco
    7089 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406
    Chicken Wings,Desserts
    Business Hours
    Sun:11:00AM – 10:30PM
    Mon:11:00AM – 10:30PM
    Tue:11:00AM – 10:30PM
    Wed:11:00AM – 10:30PM
    Thu:11:00AM – 10:30PM
    Fri:11:00AM – 11:00PM
    Sat:11:00AM – 11:00PM

    The Tiki Taco – A Neighborhood Fave

    Open for about 2 ½ years in Summerville, the Tiki Taco recently opened a new location in North Charleston and it has already become a favorite authentic Mexican taco joint. You can order take out or eat in. There is plenty of parking and seating, both indoors and outdoors on the covered patio. The tacos are made small but full of filling, easier to handle. The flavors are fantastic and the dishes have just the right amount of spice. The restaurant décor is that of a Tiki hut with a beach mural painted on one wall. They have a large menu offering many of the traditional favorites plus a few signature dishes like the sopas and tortas. The prices are right and the service is great. You can’t go wrong with anything you order. If you like authentic Mexican flavors, then stop by Tiki Taco, it will soon become your favorites.

  • Pounce Cat Cafe
    283 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401
    Wine Bars
    Business Hours
    Sun:11:00AM – 6:00PM
    Mon:12:00PM – 9:00PM
    Wed:4:00PM – 9:00PM
    Thu:12:00PM – 9:00PM
    Fri:12:00PM – 9:00PM
    Sat:11:00AM – 9:00PM

    Pounce Cat Café: The Cat’s Meow

    Calling all cat lovers! This is the café you have always dreamed of. Pounce Cat Café is part café and wine bar and part animal society. It is the perfect combination; sip a glass of wine, beer, tea or coffee and play with cute, adoptable kittens and cats. The café has teamed with Charleston Animal Society to offer this exciting, new experience. Talk about distressing! Take a moment away from the office to unwind and relax. It is a great place for a quiet date or a nice coffee with your friend. They have also partnered with a local bakery that makes all the pastries and treats. All food is kept in a room completely separate from the cats so the food is safe and approved by the Health Department. Here’s how it works: make a reservation for a one-hour time slot; pay the cover charge of $15 which includes an alcoholic beverage. (Coffee and tea are free.) Order any pastry you would like. The café is set up like a big living room. Pick your spot and relax with a precious kitty. This place is the cat’s meow!


Source : Tabelog

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