CHARLESTON RESTAURANTS WE LOVED

I spent the summer in Charleston SC working and also gained weight. Here's why.
  1. Chez Nous
    The first time we ate here is easily one of the greatest meals of my life. Menu changes daily. Check their Instagram account for daily offerings and delicious food porn.
  2. 167 Raw
    These bros throw down some mean raw bar offerings, with a New England in the south vibe. Don't miss the fish tacos though. The place is small so get ready to wait but I promise it's worth it.
  3. Spero
    I'm obsessed with this gem in a strip mall. I feel like this one is way under the radar for now but I doubt it will be for long. The food is majorly unexpected. The decor is borderline terrible. Get the lamb sandwich and any of the small plates and I promise you will thank me.
  4. Obstinate Daughter
    My home away from home this summer. Located on Sullivan's Island, I love the (seasonal) peach margarita and the Jaques Lox (lox cured in beet juice--COME ON) Any of the pizzas or pastas are great but the daily fish specials are always good too. I would eat here twice a week.
  5. Butcher and Bea
    Good lord, I love this place. It's only open for lunch during the week but reopens for late night 10pm on Friday and Saturday. Best damn turkey sandwich in the world!! Also, the burgers on the weekend are not to be missed. They post their daily menu on FB or Twitter.
  6. Xiao bao biscuit
    It's described as Asian Soul Food. I just know it's beyond delish. Get the Okonomiyaki- cabbage pancake with or without egg and bacon. It's a game changer.
  7. Leon's fine poultry and oysters
    Oh man. Oysters get down in a real southern way here. This place is the best, kid friendly but the drinks are amazing so it's a fun adult time too. Avocado toast is done to death but somehow feels like you've never had it before here. Fried chicken, yes. Chargrilled oysters, YES!
  8. Minero
    This is the Mexican restaurant from Sean Brock of Husk fame. Husk isn't on my list cause while I like it, I feel like Minero is more my speed. TBH, Husk feels a bit touristy, like going to Spago in Beverly Hills or something. Get anything here but be ready to EAT. Queso is a must.
  9. Two Boroughs Larder
    I just found out they're no longer open for lunch, which is a bummer but the food is really eclectic and it somehow works. There's randomly a ramen bowl everyday but also things like a pastrami hotdog or hamachi crudo. Delightful place. But just so you know, no high chairs.
  10. The Ordinary
    This is a fancier seafood establishment downtown on King St. We always had great service here and really great food. The Farro succotash and Triple seafood tower are musts.
  11. The Grocery
    The grocery is another more upscale/fine dining place off King. I had several great meals here. Plus, they have a private room which you can get for a very large party(we did it when all our family was in town and it was lovely) the steak was amazing.
  12. Short Grain Truck
    Find them on Twitter to see their location. Or every Thursday they're in the True Value parking lot on East Bay. They offer Asian inspired rice bowls with raw fish- DONT BE AFRAID OF RAW FISH FROM A TRUCK. This place is amazing.
  13. EVO Pizza
    Seriously, some of the best pizza ever! And the salads are great too! This is in north charleston so it's a bit of a drive but well worth it.
  14. Black Tap Coffee
    @Marc is a coffee snob(sorry babe) and he thinks this is some of the best coffee around. People actually KNEW him from him hanging out at Black Tap. Hilarious. Located downtown- skip the Starbucks on king st and find your way here instead.
  15. Collective Coffee
    This was his other favorite coffee place. This is in Mt. Pleasant.