Area Restaurants

Charleston is known for offering some of the best dining along the east coast, and it's not hard to figure out why. The charming, historic city is bustling with activity, which attracts some of the top chefs in the world. And, the close proximity to the ocean provides a seemingly unlimited supply of fresh seafood.

Guests wishing to stay near the inn will find no shortage of great local dining options. The downtown Folly Beach area offers several convenient options to appease any of your cravings. From south of the border favorites and fresh margaritas at Taco Boy to succulent seafood selections at Folly Beach Crab Shack, there really is something to please even the pickiest palate.

Guests seeking a more worldly selection or who are in the mood for an extravagant night out on the town will want to venture north into Charleston. From upscale southern cuisine to creative farm to table concepts, and everything in between, Charleston cuisine offers something that can't be found anywhere else in the world.

39 Rue De Jean

39 John St.

(843) 722-8881

French style cafe and bar offering the best in brasserie cuisine.

Amen Street

205 E Bay St
(843) 853-8600
Fish and raw bar located in the heart of downtown Charleston.


460 King St.

(843) 724-3490

Authentic, flavorful Thai cuisine in a modern atmosphere.

Bert’s Market

202 East Ashley Ave.

(843) 588-9449

Local grocery store that also serves up great sandwiches, soups, and sushi.

Black Magic Cafe

103 West Erie Ave.

(843) 633-0025

Breakfast. Brunch. Coffee. Be sure to try the famous chicken & waffles. 

Charleston Grill

224 King St.

(843) 577-4522

Unique balance of Southern, French, and Contemporary cuisine.

Chez Nous

6 Payne Ct.

(843) 579-3060

Daily changing menu featuring French, Italian, & Spanish cuisine.

Chico Feo

122 East Ashley Ave.

(843) 906-2710

Folly Beach’s home of the laid back, taco eating culture.

Circa 1886

149 Wentworth St

(843) 853-7828

Succulent assortment of dishes, utilizing local produce and fresh seafood.

Cru Cafe

18 Pinckney St.

(843) 534-2434

Upscale comfort foods in a charming 18th century Charleston home.

Drop In Deli

32 Center St.

(843) 633-0234

Drop by to enjoy tasty sandwiches, soups, salads, and desserts.


232 Meeting St.

(843) 805-5900

High quality seasonal cuisine, focusing on sustainability and local farms.

Five Loaves Cafe

43 Cannon St.

(843) 937-4303

Delicious neighborhood cafe serving soup, salad, sandwiches, and entrees.

Folly Crab Shack

26 Center St.

(843) 588-3080

Seafood restaurant and raw bar. Known for their signature she crab soup.

Hall’s Chophouse

434 King St.

(843) 727-0090

Traditional Steakhouse with a southern twist. Popular gospel brunch on Sundays.

Hank's Seafood

10 Hayne St.

(843) 723-3474

Reminiscent of a 1940’s fish house with local seafood dishes.

High Cotton

199 E Bay St.

(843) 724-3815

Hearty and robust steaks, wild game, and seafood with live jazz.

Hominy Grill

207 Rutledge Ave.

(843) 937-0930

Hearty, award winning local cuisine. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


76 Queen St.

(843) 577-2500

Local free range meats and local produce. Menu changes daily!

Loggerhead’s Grill

123 West Ashley Ave.

(843) 588-2365

Fresh seafood at a fair price. Enjoy lunch or dinner on the deck.

Lost Dog Cafe

106 W. Huron St.

(843) 588-9669

Locals’ favorite breakfast and lunch spot. Coffee, cappuccinos and lattes.


185 E Bay St.

(843) 577-7771

Upscale southern cuisine that combines classic with contemporary.


2 Unity Alley
(843) 577-0025
Modern American cuisine, award winning wine list, four diamond service.


82 Society St. A

(843) 577-1102

Homemade pasta, steaks, & seafood with distinctive Mediterranean flavors.


Planet Follywood

32 Center St.

(843) 588-7380

Burgers, seafood, salads. Great spot for live music. 

Poogan’s Porch

72 Queen St.

(843) 577-2337

Creative, upscale southern cuisine in one of Charleston’s most historic locations.

Rita’s Seaside Grille

2 Center St.

(843) 588-2525

Burgers, salads, and local seafood. Margaritas and large beer selection. 

Slightly North Of Broad

192 E Bay St.

(843) 723-3424

Award-winning southern cuisine. A favorite of Southern Living Magazine.

Snapper Jacks

10 Center St.

(843) 588-2362

Sports bar, restaurant and live music venue. Rooftop bar overlooks downtown.

St. James Irish Pub

11 Center St.

(843) 588-0002

Traditional Irish pub fare, great downtown location!

Surf Bar

103 W. Cooper Ave.

(843) 588-2009

Great pub grub, ice cold drinks, and Folly Beach’s best live music.

Taco Boy

15 Center St.

(843) 588-9761

Folly Beach’s favorite Mexican food, margaritas, and live music.

The Rarebit

474 King St.

(843) 974-5483

Breakfast all day! Low country favorites and an impressive beverage list.


155 Meeting St.

(843) 534-0043

Classic Charleston cuisine – a favorite of the New York Times!

Virginia’s On King

412 King St.

(843) 735-5800

Upscale southern cooking, famous for breakfast and fried chicken Tuesdays.

Woody’s Pizza

39 Center St.

(843) 588-0088

Casual pizza joint serving up fresh pies, salads, and subs.