1. Frannie & The Fox
Tucked into the Emeline Hotel on a busy corner of Market Street, Frannie and the Fox feels more like a European cafe that invites one to linger than anywhere you might dine in a flash to avoid the crowd. That’s in part due to two things: one, chef Tim Morton’s approachable and well-executed menu of Italian dishes inspired by the Lowcountry seasons; and two, a stellar courtyard.
Surrounded on three sides by the hotel, and the fourth by the restaurant itself, it recalls a restaurant on some quaint town square with its cafe tables, and invites a little luxury into the serene scene with a fireplace for chilly evenings.
Dining Status: Open for indoor and outdoor dining, as well as takeout.