From a California-inspired restaurant serving wood-fired fare to an ever-reliable Italian joint on John’s Island, Resy’s latest Charleston additions are top-notch.
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Charleston Crab House
Family-owned and family-friendly, Charleston Crab House is a straightforward and casual option for those in the mood to enjoy fresh, local seafood: everything on the menu is made with the freshest ingredients available, from the greens in the salads to the fish harbored in nearby waters. Book now at Charleston Crab House.
Brought to you by Glowfisch Hospitality (of Five Loaves Cafe and Sesame Burgers), in partnership with chef Cameron Ingram, Ember is a California-inspired restaurant offering wood-fired fare. Utilizing an abundance of local vegetables in its pizzas, entrées, and salads, the kitchen aims to produce simple, robust flavors. The well-appointed bar has 24 craft beers on tap, and a wine list well-suited to the menu. Book now at Ember.
Grace & Grit
Driven by a passion for the local seafood community and rich history of the Lowcountry, chef-owner Frank Kline and his chef de cuisine J.D. Coleman built Grace & Grit. The menu focuses on fresh seafood and Lowcountry staples, like blackened scallops and shrimp & grits. Pro-tip: for a behind-the-scenes view into the kitchen, grab a seat at the chef’s table. Book now at Grace & Grit.
With a patio that overlooks historic Charleston Market, Oyster House is an ideal restaurant to enjoy fresh seafood and Lowcountry favorites on peak weather days and nights. (Menu mainstays include oysters on the half shell and lobster mac & cheese.) Inside, a soaring ceiling, exposed brick walls and original wooden beams reflect the past aesthetic of the warehouse district. Book now at Oyster House.
Swig & Swine
Swig & Swine uses nothing but high-quality hickory, oak, and other hard woods to smoke their signature meats to perfection. Chicken wings, brisket, house-made sausages, and pork belly are complemented with classic sides, from mac & cheese to Brunswick stew. And then there’s beer. The bar stocks a diverse selection of craft brews alongside the usual favorites. Walk-ins only. Learn more.
Simple, seasonal Italian cuisine paired with food-friendly wines — that’s the gist of Wild Olive, on John’s Island. Chef Jacques Larson and his team transform the produce bounty of the Lowcountry into artisanal variations of regional Italian classics, focusing on house-made pasta and house-cured salumi. Book now at Wild Olive.
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