You're at your Charleston bed and breakfast and are ready to have a nice southern meal. This beautiful, quaint, charming town has a lot to offer! From lowdown cuisine to fine dining, you will not be disappointed. Here are some noteworthy restaurants to consider while on vacation at your Charleston B&B.
Maverick Southern Kitchens
194 East Bay St.Charleston, SC 29401Phone: (843) 722-1212http://www.mavericksouthernkitchens.com
Start your meal off with a berry sangria or a glass of vino from their extensive wine list. When you're relaxed and enjoying the ambiance of this fine southern restaurant, try the duck sausage with cranberry compote or the tempura soft shell crab with sweet chili sauce. Save room for dessert. You don't want to miss the panne cotta with strawberries and granola. You can afford it since this eatery offers high class dining at a modern price. There is an open kitchen so you can see the chefs cooking your meal. Also, be sure to check their website to find out the schedule for their cooking classes that you can participate in.
The Pennisula Grill
112 North Market St
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: (843) 723-0700
When you are at a Charleston inn with that someone special, and you are looking for a romantic southern restaurant to impress them with, this is the place to go. It is a little pricey, but well worth every penny. This is fine dining at its best. Be sure to reserve a table by the big bay windows to view the garden right outside. You can order a nice bottle of wine from their wine list, or since this is a special occasion, a bottle of champagne from their champagne bar menu. When Chef's suggestions like grilled peach jumbo shrimp, are part of the menu, so you can't go wrong with ordering.
Bocci's Italian Restaurant
158 Church St.
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: (843) 720-2121
You know you are in for a treat when you dine at a restaurant that was named by USA Today as "one of the leading Italian restaurants in the United States." Everything about this place speaks class and airiness with its stucco walls, terra cotta tile floors, and the beautiful murals hanging on the walls. The food is fresh and handmade, even the pasta and bread. The wine menu is extensive and the wait staff have been trained to assist you if you need the help. Try the calamari or the chicken with pasta.
82 Queen Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401 (843) 723-7591
Located in Charleston's French Quarter, this restaurant offers fine dining with southern influences. This is what they refer to as "low country" cuisine. This enchanting little eatery has won numerous awards, including being voted as "Best City Restaurant" in Southern Living magazine. Their wine list has also received awards as well. So with this much excellence, you know that anything you eat here, like their barbecue shrimp and grits or low country jambalaya, will be tasty and delicious.
207 Ruthledge Drive
Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: (843) 937-0930
If you run low on cash while relaxing at your Charleston inn, and you want to go out to eat, no worries. This fine dining southern restaurant will have you eating delicious, fancy, entrees, but not paying high end prices. They are open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Be sure to see their new "daily specials" which are served Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 9:00pm. Stop by and enjoy a plate of sesame crusted tuna with mushroom hominy, sautéed greens, and beet mustard.