One of the main reasons I wanted to visit Charleston was the amazing restaurants and bar this tiny town holds. And let me tell you: they did not disappoint! In 72 hours, we were able to try a ton of amazing spots and while I spend this week detoxing from them, here’s a recap of the must have spots for you to indulge in on your next visit. Stay tuned for a full recap of our hotel and other favorite things to do as well in the next week!
Butcher and Bee: Such a bright happy spot, we were in need of some healthy options after a night of too many cocktails and this place did just the trick. The Morning Hummus Bowl and some of their fresh juices were the ideal morning meal.
Hominy Grill: For a classic Southern breakfast, a stop at Hominy is a must. With huge portions and fun brunch drinks, it’s no shock why everyone recommends here for weekend brunch.
Black Tap Coffee: We walked through town to grab the local favorite, an iced lavender latte, and it was so refreshing on a very hot and humid day.
The Daily: If you’re in need of a great meal but on a time crunch, stop by The Daily (which is also owned by Butcher and Bee). I had amazing avocado toast when I landed and had to resist trying one of their chocolate chip cookies!
LUNCH AND DINNER
Leon’s Oyster Shop + Fine Poultry: Even with the long list of places to dine at, we still found ourselves coming back here twice over the weekend because we couldn’t stop thinking about one thing: their hush puppies. Other favorites? The fried chicken sandwich, frozen gin and tonics and the Siam Salad (which I need to learn to make for myself here at home)!
167 Raw: First things first: the absolute best lobster roll I’ve ever had. This seafood restaurant is super small but definitely worth the wait. We split a lobster roll, the special fish tacos and the guacamole and loved every single bite.
Cannon Green: I’m all about sharing a ton of small plates, and Cannon Green was the best spot to do just that. We had everything from mussels to burrata salad and a ton of incredible cocktails as well. Plus the space is gorgeous and we loved the big, bright airy space. Would be perfect for a big group dinner if you were in town for a bachelorette party or family vacation.
COCKTAILS AND DESSERTS
Zero George: I’ll be sharing a full recap of our incredible stay at Zero George later this week, but had to rave about the incredible cocktails and food here as well. As guests, there is daily wine and cheese hour, but they also have a full restaurant and bar within the restaurant. It’s the ideal spot for cocktails and can enjoy them in their gorgeous sitting rooms or on the porches.
The Darling Oyster Bar: This place could not be cuter. From the pink menus to the chic décor, this place did not disappoint. Plus they have an incredible happy hour deal and we loved sipping on the draft Paloma cocktails with our oysters.
Jeni’s Ice Cream: Since Jeni’s still hasn’t arrived in NYC (please come here soon!), I can never resist stopping in to grab one of my favorite flavors. The humidity and heat was unreal this trip so a scoop of brambleberry crisp was a must at the end of the day!
Sugar Bakeshop: I had heard rave reviews on Sugar Bakeshop’s cupcakes and was so excited to try them but unfortunately they were closed when we stopped by on Sunday. But from what I can tell from their adorable storefront, I bet the inside is even cuter!