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Charleston, South Carolina, is known as one of the South’s most haunted cities, boasting a variety of historic homes, inns, eateries, and forts reported to house the supernatural. Those looking for a spooky spot to eat this Friday the 13th will find no shortage of opportunities to scare up an appetite.
Perhaps the most well-known haunted dining spot in Charleston is Poogan’s Porch, boasting the ghost of a young schoolteacher and the loyal dog of a previous resident. Poogan’s is Charleston’s oldest independent dining establishment, operating out of a restored Victorian home on historic Queen Street. The restaurant is beloved for its fluffy biscuits and hot buttermilk fried chicken, still served on the porch that the original four-legged Poogan slept on every day.
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Another restaurant known for its ghosts is the Prohibition-era Blind Tiger Pub. Originally serving as a speakeasy in its prime, former employees and regular customers alike have told stories of a spectral woman in black walking through the bar before disappearing. Others have reported hearing phantom footsteps and feeling as though someone is pulling their hair.
Still hungry for more? The city offers multiple haunted walking food tours and pub crawls for those who want to sip and learn more about the Holy City’s supernatural history. Schedule a private tour and learn about Lowcountry spirits like Plateyes and the Boo Hag while enjoying Charleston cuisine and local craft beers. Just be sure to share your shrimp and grits if a wandering ghost comes your way!