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Charleston Restaurant Guide: Where We Ate!

If you saw my Charleston shopping post, you know I made a little list of the cutest shops I visited on our trip to visit Erin and Ryan in Charleston. Today it’s time for the food! No tour of a Southern city is complete without sampling the best barbecue and biscuits they have to offer, and Charleston did not disappoint! Let’s dive in.

Lewis Barbecue

After our little photo shoot on Rainbow Row, we were looking for something delicious and easy, so I was delighted to check out Ryan and Erin’s go-to casual Friday evening hang-out: Lewis Barbecue. The barbecue was absolutely delicious, and the huge patio was even better.

Sully smelling the rosemary was so cute.

We had a great time just hanging out in these chairs and watching Sully play around the courtyard. I’m looking forward to nights like this with our own little miss!

Zero George

On Saturday night, the Phillipses had a great idea for our double date night. Instead of going to one nice restaurant, we did a little restaurant crawl with apps and drinks at four different places! It was so fun and a great idea when you don’t have a lot of time in town and want to check out the scene and all the highlights.

We started with Zero George, which is an upscale boutique hotel and restaurant in multiple buildings converted from an old plantation. I don’t know how the cocktails tasted, but they were sure beautiful, and my Arnold Palmer was tasty. 🙂 It was just such a serene and antebellum place to hang out in as the sun set. We read all about the history of the house and just felt like we had stepped back in time for a bit. This place definitely got our night off to a great start!

The deviled eggs with caviar were just incredible.

The Dewberry

Next, we stopped by the lobby of this sleek mid-century modern  hotel, the Dewberry, for the most amazing cheese board and more good conversation. The decor in here was very sleek and glam, and our service was fantastic, particularly for just ordering appetizers and drinks.

The Darling Oyster Bar

By the time we made it to The Darling, I was ready for some real food and used pregnancy as my perfect excuse to skip the oysters and go for the popcorn shrimp and fries! Yum! This was probably my favorite place. The atmosphere was just so bustling and fun, and we got a seat at the oyster bar to watch all the action.

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit

Of course we had to end the night with some sweet and savory biscuits from Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit! If you go to Charleston, you can’t miss this! I also insisted on trying one of their homemade Oreos, and I don’t know which was better: that, or the cinnamon biscuits.


The next morning was off to a slow start, but nevertheless, we brought our A game and made it to Husk for Sunday brunch. Can you even believe how gorgeous the house it’s in is? Sully was amazing, just brunching with the best of ’em! She makes so many funny faces, I just have to share them.

Will calling me while I’m across the street.

Needless to say, it was a delicious trip, and I know there are SO many more places we didn’t have time to check out! I’ll be back with all the fun things there are to do in Charleston outside of shopping and eating! You can see all my Charleston trip posts here.

Anyone have restaurant recommendations for next time?

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  • This post has my mouth watering!! I love the idea of doing a restaurant crawl- what a great way to see lots of great places!