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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 Historic Building in Charleston

Middleton Place

Designed in 1741, this plantation's vast gardens are the oldest in the US. Countless slaves spent years terracing the land and digging the precise geometric canals for the owner, wealthy South Carolina politician He…
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 Microbrewery in Mt Pleasant

Two Blokes Brewing

The two blokes – a co-American-Australian duo – run the show at this great Mt Pleasant brewery, one of three (and counting) in town. The Aussie brewmaker steeps 6.5lb of chipotle peppers for the excellent and well-b…
Top Choice Food & Drinks in Beaufort

Carolina Cider Company & Superior Coffee

This must-stop shop between Beaufort and Parris Island is known for a wealth of housemade ciders (peach, blackberry, blueberry etc) but beyond that it's just a happening local spot for all kinds of Lowcountry goodne…
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 Coffee in Charleston

Eclectic

Our favorite Charleston coffeehouse, this indigo-trimmed Cannonborough/Elliotborough newcomer is gorgeous: walls lined with vinyl records for sale with a perfect juxtaposition of hardwood flooring, exposed brick, si…