Are you planning an upcoming trip to Charleston, South Carolina? Whether you are heading there for the day or a week, there are so many choices when it comes to shopping, touring and especially when it comes to eating. You can't go wrong with where you pick to eat, but I know how hard it is to choose, so I am here to help! Here are my top picks for eating lunch in downtown Charleston. My selection is based on places I have eaten, or family has raved about and the location of the restaurant to everything else downtown. Any of my picks are within walking distance to Market Street, carriage rides, house tours and everything else the city has to offer!
Amen's Street Fish & Raw Bar - This is my favorite restaurant for seafood in town or any food for that matter. I love them so much I wrote a whole review last summer. Trust me if you like oysters then this is the restaurant for you. Plus it is a block from the Historic Charleston City Market and the carriage ride area.
Poogan's Smokehouse - My parents, had their BBQ the other week and said it was surprisingly good (They are picky with barbecue). It is also just around the corner from Amen's and the market area, off of Bay St.
Toast! - They have a terrific breakfast menu but also an excellent choice for lunch! Just around the block from Market Street it is the perfect location for all the tours and fun things you have planned for the day!
Normandy Farm Artisan Baker - Located right near the old Exchange and Provost building, they have incredible baked goods and coffee. I highly recommend any breakfast sandwich with their pretzel bun. It is the perfect all day long for lunch on the go. They also have some great salads and sandwiches for a quick bite.
Poogan's Porch - The restaurant known for their take on traditional Southern cooking and located on Queen St. not far the Gibb's Museum of
High Cotton - Down the street from Amen's Street Fish & Raw Bar, High Cotton has some great memories for me. I loved going there for my birthday brunch several years ago. They are spinning Southern classics making something new and delicious.
82 Queen - Everything is an elegant representation of Lowcountry cuisine. Tucked away on Queen St it is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet lunch. I highly recommend the succotash.
Have a favorite restaurant that did not make the list? Let me know and I would love to try it out! This list will be updated on occasion as well so make sure to Pin It!
Blessings from Hartsville!