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Charleston restaurants

Charleston is foodie heaven. Thanks to a new generation of chefs who've set up shop at ritzy French restaurants and tiny cafés alike, the city is undergoing a culinary renaissance. Their twists on she-crab soup, grits, pecan pie, and other low-country classics are attracting national raves.

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Wreck of the Richard and Charlene, Mount Pleasant

This hard-to-find dive (without a sign) behind the Shem Creek docks is worth the hunt. It serves up some of the freshest seafood in the Charleston area. Munch...more

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Sienna, Daniel Island

Five-star food without attitude has propelled Sienna into the ranks of the country's hottest restaurants. Award-winning chef Ken Vedrinkski (formerly of...more

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S.N.O.B., Charleston

Don't expect anything haughty from this East Bay Street standby—the playfully misleading acronym stands for Slightly North of Broad, a description of...more

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Robert's of Charleston, Charleston

It's prix fixe and formal at this Charleston institution, owned and operated by chef Robert Dickson, whose claim to fame is food—and singing. A...more

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Red Drum Gastropub, Mount Pleasant

The gastropub craze of high-end cuisine paired with craft-brewed beer has reached all the way across the Cooper River into suburban Mount Pleasant. Chef-owner...more

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Peninsula Grill, Charleston

This award-winning restaurant in the chic Planters Inn oozes sexy sophistication. Rich velvet walls, dramatic chandeliers, a lush courtyard with reflecting...more

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McCrady's, Charleston

There aren't many accolades that McCrady's and its chef Sean Brock haven't won: Brock was the recipient of the 2010 James Beard Award for Best Chef Southeast,...more

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Magnolia's, Charleston

Magnolia's is a perfect lunchtime break when you find yourself on the tourist-heavy expanse of Bay Street. Chef Donald Barickman's cuisine has been dubbed...more

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Jestine's Kitchen, Charleston

Everything's cheap, hearty, and fried at this funky blue-plate café decked out with vintage kitchen utensils and featuring old-timey jazz music....more

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Husk, Charleston

Local hero Sean Brock is the most award-winning chef in Charleston, and Husk, his labor of love, topped Bon Appétit's list of the best American...more

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