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Reservations made for outdoors are weather dependent. In the case of inclement weather, we will try to move your reservation inside, however, that is not guaranteed.
Wednesday: 11am - 9pm (reservations available from 4pm - 9pm)
Thursday: 11am - 9pm (reservations available from 4pm - 9pm)
Friday: 11am - 10pm (reservations available from 4pm - 10pm)
Saturday: 4pm - 10pm (reservations available from 4pm - 10pm)
Sunday: 4pm - 9pm (reservations available from 4pm - 10pm)
You can expect a casual, thoughtful design features highlighting Charleston and its rich history throughout. Burwell’s takes great pride in being approachable to all, with high craft memorable food, ensuring guests a warm and welcoming Charleston visit. Don't miss the Wagyu!
Best place to dine in the low country - South Magazine
One of Charleston’s “local favorites” - bon appetit grub crawl
Walk-ins welcome, Burwell’s popular bar is available for full menu dining
Plenty of parking near by
Focused on incorporating authentically Japanese flavors into the fare, O-Ku's menu is comprised of signature contemporary Japanese entrées and traditional sushi of the season reflecting the uniquely designed space. Guests can enjoy chef specialties including salmon usuzukuri, pork belly bao buns, coconut curry udon, and hakozushi - a box-style sushi. A wide variety of nigiri, sashimi and crudos are also available. The beverage program at O-Ku is a sophisticated blend of specialty cocktails, premium sake, bubbles, red and white wines and unique beer selections.
Anchoring The Darling Oyster Bar is a stunning raw bar showcasing fresh, made-to-order seafood. Guests can enjoy the lively raw bar scene while overlooking historic King Street from The Darling’s iconic storefront. The Darling raw bar also offers full service dining.
Located in the heart of Upper King Street, The Darling Oyster Bar is housed in a 115-year old historic building that enjoys a storied past. A mix of the original 1900’s reclaimed wood, whole exposed brick walls, classic tile, antique molding, and nautical theme combine to create a setting that is all at once convivial, charming, and comfortable.
- JJennyGreater Boston •3 reviews5.0Dined 2 days agoMy friends and I had a wonderful evening at O-Ku! The food and service was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.More infoO-KuPrice: Expensive• Japanese• Downtown Charleston•4.8
- RRixsvipSouth Carolina •76 reviews5.0Dined 3 days agoWonderful tasty food as usual. Good wine menu to match our seafood. McKenzie took great care of us. As locals, we will be back!!More infoVirginia's on KingPrice: Moderate• Regional American (Southern)• Downtown Charleston•4.6
- RRRozRNew York / Tri-State Area •6 reviews5.0Dined 7 days agoThere were three of us. One person had the scallops. These were very small. Another had the bouillabaisse and found it to be excellent: Portion was plentiful. I has the chicken francaise. Huge portion served with Brussels sprouts. The Brussel sprouts were very good.More info39 Rue de Jean - CharlestonPrice: Expensive• French• Downtown Charleston•4.3
- FDFreqDiner57Washington, D.C. Area •18 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023Had a lobster roll, very good! The french fries were very crispy, done just right. And my wife had the fried shrimp basket. She said it tasted very good as well. This is our second time eating there, both times good, our server was very attentive, and knew the menu. We enjoyed the dinner, and we will certainly be back.More infoThe Darling Oyster BarPrice: Moderate• Seafood• Downtown Charleston•4.7
- JKJanisKvipGrand Rapids / Western Michigan •13 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023Friendly casual atmosphere with high quality food and great service. Well balanced meal and the carrot cake was to die for!More infoCoast Bar & Grill – CharlestonPrice: Moderate• Seafood• Downtown Charleston•4.3
11 stellar special-occasion restaurants in Charleston
Charleston’s got a celebratory soul, and food is practically a religion here. Which explains why its special-occasion restaurants are forces to be reckoned with. While many of its most festive restaurants are in its historic downtown, surrounded by views of horse-drawn carriages and cobblestone streets, others are on some of the smaller islands, complete with stunning coastal views. Whether you’re ringing in a birthday, anniversary, promotion, or simply just because, the city’s thriving restaurant scene has the ideal spot. Read on for a guide to 11 special-occasion worthy restaurants in Charleston to book now.
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What defines Southern hospitality more than a steaming communal table of Lowcountry boil or shrimp and grits? While those standbys, fueled by the bounty of the surrounding creeks and rivers, still form the soul of Charleston dining, the Holy City is expanding its culinary universe. These new restaurants, ranging from the city’s only food hall to an Indian fusion restaurant, pay tribute to Charleston’s history while increasing its global appeal.
Discover Downtown Charleston
The downtown area of Charleston is rich in South Carolina state history and features a wide assortment of restaurants. Seafood is abundant in town as it's caught fresh daily. From tourists to locals, food is on the mind of many while they are walking along the city streets. You'll find that grits are a staple for downtown Charleston along with specially prepared coffees. There are outdoor cafes that allow you to enjoy the scenery, and oyster roasts are held by the dock. Meals are prepared fresh so that you can enjoy the flavors that blend together. Southern charm is found in older restaurants that feature picture windows, giving a brilliant view of people passing by on the city streets.
Frequently asked questions
The best reviewed restaurant in Downtown Charleston is Husk - Charleston
The restaurants with the best service in Downtown Charleston are Husk - Charleston, Edmund's Oast and Grand Bohemian Wine Bar at Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston
The restaurants with the best ambiance in Downtown Charleston are Husk - Charleston, Grand Bohemian Wine Bar at Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston and Edmund's Oast
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