Featured Image Credit: justonecookbook.com
Charleston is definitely coming into its own as a food city. Visitors and locals alike flock to well-known places like Husk and the Hominy Grill for delicious fare. But what if you’re more in the mood for something off the beaten path? There are plenty of hidden gems in Charleston waiting to be discovered. So, next time you’re in time you want a great meal in Charleston, try one of these five hidden gem restaurants.
Put this Charleston hidden gem on the list of While the complete name of this waterfront establishment on Shem Creek is The Wreck of the Richard & Charlene, locals know it simply as The Wreck. The atmosphere here is very casual but the seafood is as fresh as can be and prepared with expertise. Diners rave about the shrimp, scallops, hush puppies, fried platters and other specialties.
Twenty Six Divine
For a private dining experience the you’ll never forget, try a dinner at Twenty Six Divine. The dining room in this hidden gem started out with one communal table and is perfect if you’re planning an event for up to 18 people. If you’re not looking to schedule a private event but want to delight in the delicious dishes and homemade sweets, afternoon tea is available by reservation Monday – Saturday 11:30 to 4:30. Also, wine tastings at Wine Down Wednesday take place every third Wednesday and include complimentary hors d’oeuvres and petite sweets.
This hidden Cannonborough spot is tucked away from the main drag on Payne Court in downtown Charleston. The menu changes daily so to know what you’re getting into you need to follow them on Instagram. However, even if you don’t know what’s in store, you’re sure to be delighted by this French-inspired restaurant. The menu is limited but diners rave about the cozy atmosphere and the quality of the food.
Phuong Vietnamese Restaurant
This hidden gem in North Charleston isn’t much to look at on the outside, but inside you’ll find some of the best Vietnamese cuisines you’ve ever had. The experience of the chef and staff make the dining experience as authentic as you can get in Charleston. Longtime fans of Phuong may know that it started out as Pho No. 1 which was located in H & L Asian Market, which is another place you should make time to visit.
For authentic southern soul food, there’s no place quite like Bertha’s Kitchen. Located on Meeting Street Road, this hidden gem reminds diners of eating at their grandmother’s house on Sunday. People rave about the chicken and homemade sides like macaroni and cheese and cornbread. This Charleston staple was recently awarded the 2017 America’s Classic Award from the James Beard Foundation. So it might not be hidden much longer!