Restaurants

Top Choice Southern US in Charleston

FIG

FIG has been a long-time foodie favorite, and it's easy to see why. Welcoming staff, efficient but unrushed service and top-notch, sustainably sourced nouvelle Southern fare from James Beard Award–winner Mike Lata. …
Top Choice Brewpub in Charleston

Edmund's Oast

Occupying a gutted former hardware store in gentrifying NoMo (North Morrison), Charleston's most interesting nocturnal distraction is a highbrow brewpub with a serious drinking problem. The liquid: 48 taps (eight de…
Top Choice Mexican in Hilton Head Island

Java Burrito

Like a sustainably tricked-out Chipotle, this family-owned, farm-to-table burrito Eden is impossible not to love, which is why islanders in the know are addicted to it like kids on Jolly Ranchers. Choose your method…
Top Choice Seafood in Myrtle Beach

Wicked Tuna

Murrells Inlet is full of kitschy seafooders and, at first glance, the Wicked Tuna looks no different. Guess again! You are in for a real treat at this trip-worthy spot overlooking the beautiful inlet – it employs s…
Top Choice Seafood in Hilton Head Island

Hudson's

Hilton Head's go-to seafood shack is a doozy, with a wonderful dockside deck on the water that brims with revelry (old-time islanders stick to the cozy indoor bar), all of which is centered on the bounties of the se…
Top Choice Southern US in Beaufort

Lowcountry Produce

A fantastic cafe and market for picnic rations such as pies, housemade relishes, local cheeses – all kinds of Lowcountry-spun awesomeness (except that cream-cheese lasagna, that ain't right!). Or eat in and indulge …
Top Choice Pub Food in Charleston County Sea Islands

Poe's Tavern

On a sunny day the front porch of Poe's on Sullivan's Island is the place to be. The tavern's namesake, master of the macabre Edgar Allan Poe, was once stationed at nearby Fort Moultrie. The burgers are superb, and …
Top Choice Seafood in Charleston County Sea Islands

Bowens Island Restaurant

Down a long dirt road through Lowcountry marshland near Folly Beach, this unpainted wooden shack is one of the South's most venerable seafood dives – grab an oyster knife and start shucking! A half/full tray runs $1…
Modern American in Columbia

Motor Supply Co

Not only did Motor Supply Co flip a former auto-part shop into a restaurant long before most hipsters were born, it has been doing farm-to-table fare since before the term existed. Since 1989, in fact. Heroic local …
Diner in Greenville

Stax Omega Diner

Nobody quite does breakfast excess like the USA and this bustling family-owned diner 4 miles east of downtown is everything fantastic about that very fact. It's massive – capacity 500! – and they do it all really we…