1. Post House
This restaurant made our Best Of Charleston list for 2021, but now they’ve gone and gotten even better by adding lunch. In a town where the fresh lunch options often skew salad or “freshly fried,” Post House keeps true to themselves with clean, modern interpretations of classic, comfortable fare, from shrimp wraps and a tuna melt to a seriously spring-tastic green gazpacho that is one of the best iterations of the soup we’ve slurped in South Carolina (its base is cucumber accented by other fresh elements, including fennel and cilantro). The breezy dining room and beautiful outdoor patio make a suitable setting for a proper lunch, so linger a little longer and enjoy a cocktail or a glass of wine.