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.