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Food and restaurants in Charleston Harbor

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Shem Creek is a must in your trip to Charleston. Reds is one of many restaurants in the area with excellent seafood including local favorites like low country boil, she crab soup, and the best shrimp and grits I've ever had!”
  • 65 locals recommend
Diner
“Page’s Okra Grill is minutes away outside the neighborhood. Great seafood and American classic cuisine for reasonable prices. No reservation required.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Bar
“Mt PLEASANT on Shem Creek: This restaurant is at the entrance to the neighborhood, 3 minute drive. Great views and spot to grab a drink and watch for dolphins and the sunset. Good food.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Dine right on the waterfront--watch the Dolphins play and sailboats glide by! Great food, too!”
  • 63 locals recommend
Night Club
“Grabbing a cocktail at this rooftop and watching city lights at night is quite memorable”
  • 41 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“best seafood for lunch in Charleston. this place gets busy so line up before 11am if you don't want to wait long!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Don't miss the "mix and match" fish option--choose your fish, your sauce, a side, and how you'd like it cooked. Customize to your own taste!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“The best happy hour in Charleston- weekdays, 4-7PM. The happy hour is on the lower deck only- and the view of Shem Creek and the shrimp boats is marvelous! One of my favorite spots in the area!”
  • 25 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“A quaint Mount Pleasant house converted into a cafe, Vintage Coffee Cafe offers delicious coffee drinks, beer, wine, creative and fresh breakfast and lunch, and a large backyard with seating and an area for kids to play.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Great dessert bar with anything from alcoholic milkshakes to reeses pie. My favorite is the Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake. It is definitely a must see if you are heading downtown during your stay! Make sure to call ahead or get there early as the place fills up quick! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
“Refined takes on American comfort food served in a charming, old yellow house with a patio. The General Tso’s chicken is amazing. Also, $35 bottles of sparkling rose.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
“There's a great Starbucks right up the street. Parking, free WiFi and hot coffee. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“DOWNTOWN The best dessert place in Charleston. This Italian cafe and dessert bar makes a phenomenal tiramisu cake that fans can’t get enough of. Serving up Italian indulgences, like gelato, triple chocolate mousse and tiramisu cups, in a café that looks like it belongs in Europe. Regulars come together with friends, with tourists, with strangers just waiting to be family, sipping their espresso, eating their Italian pastries and enjoying lively conversation in this idyllic café all day long.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Delicious muffins in the morning and wonderful sandwiches, soups and salads for lunch! Never disappoints!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“Because they are cutting edge fresh with French influence. Days they're a bakery. Starting at 4 pm they have simple fare and great wines. Alex the chef has cut his teeth at Craft in NYC... ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Food Truck
“Cute little coffee stand. Try the "Toasted Macaroon" coffee or the "Southern Pecan" Outstanding muffins as well”
  • 6 locals recommend

Bakeries

Coffee Shop
“Great dessert bar with anything from alcoholic milkshakes to reeses pie. My favorite is the Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake. It is definitely a must see if you are heading downtown during your stay! Make sure to call ahead or get there early as the place fills up quick! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Supermarket
“This grocery caters to Charlestonians and will try to find any food item you need. It is in an old train station, as is fitting for a proper Charleston grocery store. We adapt and re-use, we don't tear down. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Café
“Delicious muffins in the morning and wonderful sandwiches, soups and salads for lunch! Never disappoints!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is one of our favorite places to grab a pastry or dessert. Eat on the covered back porch lined with tropical plants.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“Because they are cutting edge fresh with French influence. Days they're a bakery. Starting at 4 pm they have simple fare and great wines. Alex the chef has cut his teeth at Craft in NYC... ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“Stop by for their custom-roasted Bakehouse Blend coffee. This place has everything to satisfy your morning cravings. Delicious coffee, tasting pastries, can't go wrong here!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“a favorite bakery, it Is so much more , it is a gourmet food store offering great wines, prepared food to take and bake. I love that they will make you a box lunch to go, perfect for the beach or picnic!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“Hidden gem just off the touristy Market. Our favorite shrimp & grits in Charleston with the best prices. ”
  • 2 locals recommend