Food is one of the great delights of the Charleston and Savannah area — seafood, to be sure, from fresh shrimp to fish to crab cakes to oysters. But there’s also barbecue galore, and a multicultural bonanza of worldly flavors.
Here are some of the highlights of the area restaurant scene (follow the links for detailed descriptions of each establishment):
The best seafood places in the area depend on fresh, locally harvested fish and shellfish.
The area is home to some adventurous chefs offering an updated take on Lowcountry classics.
- Elizabeth on 37th, Savannah
- FIG, Charleston
- McCrady’s, Charleston
- Sapphire Grill, Savannah
- Tristan, Charleston
Here are your best bets for fine old-school Southern cooking, both high-style and home-style:
The pleasures of the pig are never far away in this region. Here are the best coastal ’cue joints:
© Jim Morekis from Moon Charleston & Savannah, 4th Edition