Dining Outside Downtown

Great dining in Charleston isn’t isolated to Downtown. Go exploring! There are wonderful, praise-worthy restaurants all over Charleston County and surrounding areas. Drive a few miles and experience more culture and yummy treasures in other parts of town. Here are a few of spots that are totally worth the trip.

(Insider tip: This list will never keep up with all the fantastic dining choices around Charleston.  We recommend our friends at Eater Charleston’s Cities section for more wonderful restaurants!)

The Obstinate Daughter (Sullivan’s Island)

2063 Middle Street
Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482
Phone: (843) 416-5020


Jack of Cups (Folly Beach)

34 Center Street
Folly Beach, SC
Phone: (843) 633-0042
Located on Folly Beach, Chef Lesley Carroll changes the menu with the seasons and always has plenty of filling, flavorful vegetarian options

Bowens Island Restaurant (near Folly Beach)

1870 Bowens Island Road
Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: (843) 795-2757

Opened in 1946, this James Beard Award-winning  restaurant serves the freshest fish and local seafood in a relaxed environment with priceless waterfront views

Wild Olive (Johns Island)

2867 Maybank Highway
Johns Island, SC 29455
Phone: (843) 737-4177

Evo Pizzeria (Park Circle, North Charleston)

1075 East Montague
North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone: (843) 225-1796

Pizzeria in the front, bakery in the back.  Insider tip: Order the Pork Trifecta

Ms. Rose’s Fine Food & Cocktails (West Ashley)

1090 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: (843) 766-0223

Eater has recognized Ms. Rose’s for fried chicken and “slurp-worthy” ramen nights and we agree. This neighborhood favorite also has great shrimp and grits, happy hour specials, awesome desserts and for brunch we love their Lowcountry Benedict and bloody mary bar.

The Boat House (Isle of Palms)

101 Palm Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Phone: (843) 886-8000

Liberty Tap Room (Mount Pleasant)

1028 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: (843) 971-7777

Accent on Wine (Park Circle, North Charleston and Summerville)

1056 E. Montague Ave.
North Charleston, SC 29405

Insider Guide: Dining outside Downtown: Accent on Wine

132 S. Main St
Summerville, SC 29483


Accent on Wine is friendly, laid back Wine Bar in two locations that are convenient to the North communities. Park Circle in North Charleston is a booming hot spot for restaurants and a growing nightlife scene.  Accent on Wine fits in nicely with a great selection of wines, cheeses and charcuterie.

Fratellos Italian Tavern (Park Circle, North Charleston)

1050 E. Montague Ave.
North Charleston, SC 29405


Phone: (843) 554-5021

Locals Sushi and Sports Bar (Mt Pleasant, Park Circle and Daniel Island (coming soon))

1150 Queensborough Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464


Phone: Mt Pleasant: (843) 388-5114

4399 McCarthy St, North Charleston, SC
North Charleston, SC  29405

Phone: Park Circle (843) 471-1670