5 Amazing Seafood Restaurants In Charleston To Try Right Now

Emma Colosia Emma Colosia

5 Amazing Seafood Restaurants In Charleston To Try Right Now

No trip to Charleston is complete without some fresh seafood. 

Charleston is full of clear waters and sandy beaches, so it’s no wonder local restaurants boast the best delicacies of the sea. From raw bar favorites, fish sandwiches, shrimp and grits, fresh oysters to the she-crab soup. What restaurant will you visit this week? 

We asked our Instagram followers to recommend their favorite seafood restaurants. This is what we got: 


1. Coast Bar and Grill

Coast Bar reminds us of an eclectic beach bar. Enjoy a cocktail indoors or in their spacious patio. Their menu includes raw oysters, baked oysters, steamed muscles, and classic low country cuisine. 

Where: 📍38 D John St

Hours: ⏰Open Daily 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm 


2. The Royal Tern

The Royal Tern is located in the heart of Johns Island. It’s known as a family restaurant where Chef Pell offers guests an array of freshly prepared seafood, shellfish towers, carpaccio and ceviches. Don’t miss out on the raw oysters (or any of the seafood entrees for that matter). 

Where: 📍 2005 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island

Hour:  ⏰ Daily 5:00 pm – 9:00pm 


3. Raw Oyster Bar 

The Raw Oyster Bar is one of the best-rated seafood restaurants in town. The vibe is amazing, the service is quick and even though it’s packed most of the time, the wait is worth it. Don’t go without trying the Local Shrimp Toast. 

Where: 📍193 King St 

Hours:  ⏰Monday – Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm  


4. Hank’s Seafood Restaurant

We’re sure you’ve heard of Hank’s. The menu is full of seafood and the dishes are always beautifully presented. Cocktails are cold and yummy. A great experience all around! 

Where: 📍10 Hayne St 

Hours:⏰  Sunday – Thursday 4:30 pm – 9:00pm 

Friday – Saturday 4:30 pm – 10:0o pm 


5. Pearlz Oyster Bar 

Their seafood menu features an assorted mix of raw shellfish, local seafood, and Lowcountry recipes. They also have a full-service bar serving the coldest beers and unique cocktails. A perfect venue for happy hour! 

Where: 153 E Bay St

Hours: Monday – Closed

Tuesday-Thursday 4:00 pm – 9:00pm

Friday 4:00 pm – 10:00pm

Saturday 2:00pm – 10:00pm

Sunday 2:00pm – 9:00 pm 


Featured image from Pearlz Oyster Bar. 

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