Nearby Restaurants

Special thanks to Julie Arnheim, one of our fabulous Conference Mentors, for putting this comprehensive list of nearby Charleston restaurants!

Consistently given high praise is Hall’s Chophouse at 434 King [http://hallschophouse.com/], but it is pricey.

FIG (Food is Good) at 232 Meeting  [http://www.eatatfig.com/] should be renamed FIE (Food is EXCELLENT). Reservations are hard to come by, so reserve well in advance.

HoM at 563 King [http://www.homcharleston.com/] offers great burgers and has ping pong tables in the back for those who need to unwind.

The Macintosh at 479B King [http://www.themacintoshcharleston.com/] features local produce and seafood and can seat larger groups.

Indaco at 526 King at Woolfe [http://www.indacocharleston.com/] features not the run-of-the-mill Italian in an industrial atmosphere.  Good dishes for sharing, but a bit loud for those wishing quiet conversation.

Peninsula Grill at 112 N. Market [https://www.peninsulagrill.com/] is an overall standout with coconut cake to die for.

Saffron Cafe & Bakery at 333 E. Bay [http://eatatsaffron.com/] and Kaminsky’s Most Excellent Cafe at 78 N. Market [http://www.kaminskys.com/] offer a multiplicity of desserts to choose from in case you didn’t get enough sugar elsewhere.  Kaminsky’s stays open late.

Remain longer in our fair city after the conference and enjoy Sunday brunch with new or old friends at the Palmetto Garden Room of the Charleston Place Hotel at 224 King [http://charlestonplacemeetings.com/rooms/palmetto-cafe/], The Rarebit at 474 King [http://therarebit.com/] or High Cotton at 199 E. Bay [http://www.mavericksouthernkitchens.com/highcotton/charleston/].

The restaurant trio of Magnolia’s, Blossom, and Cypress side-by-side on E. Bay near Broad [http://www.magnolias-blossom-cypress.com/] offer different menus and ambiance but are alike in their superior service and delicious fare, like the Down South Egg Roll appetizer at Mag’s and the Sashimi Tuna & Oyster appetizer plus yummy martinis at Cypress. Those so inclined can make a meal of their “small plates”. What else is fab about this trio?  A free parking lot for customers is between Blossom and Magnolia’s!

There is nothing like Pearlz Oyster Bar at 153 E. Bay [http://www.pearlzoysterbar.com/location/downtown-charleston-sc/] for oysters on the half shell, unless it’s Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar closer to the Market at 205 E. Bay [http://amenstreet.com/].  Enjoy the special weekday “happy hour” at Pearlz from 4 to 7 [http://www.pearlzoysterbar.com/menu/pearlz_happyhour_chas.pdf].

Reserve ahead in many Charleston restaurants through Open Table [ http://www.opentable.com/sc/charleston-restaurants].