Eat at the Market

In recent years, Charleston's dining scene has earned glowing coverage from national magazines and television shows. From authentic Lowcountry dishes, like shrimp & grits, to sophisticated interpretations of Southern fare, such as bourbon-glazed shrimp with lobster hushpuppies, the Charleston City Market's Great Hall and surrounding neighborhood offer a range of excellent restaurants. 


Caviar & Bananas
Lunch served daily
Located inside the Great Hall
(843) 577-7757;

An epicurean experience to excite the senses, this upscale specialty food destination features gourmet prepared foods, sandwiches, salads, an espresso bar and more!

Food for the Southern Soul 'Cue-Osk
Lunch served daily
Located inside the Great Hall
(843) 577-5230;

Award-winning pitmaster Jimmy Hagood has been bringing barbecue competition trophies home to Charleston for more than a decade. Prior to June 2011, the only place to enjoy his Food for the Southern Soul catering was at festivals and special events. Now, visitors to the peninsula's most popular landmark can enjoy authentic slow cooked pork barbecue and classic sides such as coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, red rice and pork skins.




Hank's Seafood Restaurant
Dinner served nightly at 5 p.m.
Corner of Church and Hayne Streets
(843) 723-3474;

Voted Best Seafood Restaurant in Charleston for 15 consecutive years! This classic Charleston seafood restaurant features beloved Lowcountry recipes and an exhibition raw bar. Traveling solo? Enjoy the lively community table.


Peninsula Grill
Dinner served nightly at 5:30 p.m.
112 North Market Street
(843) 723-0700;

With the ambiance of a sumptuous supper club and cuisine with the finest and freshest ingredients sourced locally and globally, the AAA Four Diamond Award-winning Peninsula Grill is Charleston's premier culinary experience.