7 Restaurants With Lovely Outdoor Dining In Charleston

Emma Colosia Emma Colosia

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Sit back and relax at these beautiful dining spots around town. 

There’s nothing better than the Charleston fresh fall weather. Outdoor dining spots are the best to feel the ocean breeze, watch the moon and enjoy the surroundings. Dining al fresco has never been cooler!

These are seven restaurants with lovely outdoor dining in Charleston: 

1. Poogans Porch 

Where: 📍 72 Queen St

Poogans has a fresh approach to classic Lowcountry cuisine. They’re open daily for brunch and dinner and you can choose to eat inside or outside their perfectly restored Victorian house.


2. 82 Queen

Where: 📍82 Queen Street 

Why have brunch at home when you can go to 82 Queen? This restaurant features refined Lowcountry Cuisine. Their menu includes new versions of dishes like She Crab soup, fried green tomatoes, and shrimp and grits. 


3. The Palmetto Café 

Located in Charleston Place, A Belmond Hotel 

Where:📍 25 Meeting St 

The Palmetto Café is undoubtedly a Charleston hidden gem. Sit around their central garden and fountain, open seasonally for al fresco dining. They serve breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch. 


4. Eli’s Table 

Where: 📍129 Meeting St 

Eli’s Table features a menu offering bold, worldly flavors while using French and local ingredients. Their patio is cozy and perfect for a romantic dinner. 


5. Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar

Where: 📍205 E Bay St 

One of Charleston’s best-known seafood restaurants, Amen is located in the heart of the city. They specialize in fresh, local, sustainable seafood dishes such as oysters, clams, shrimp, and fresh fish. They have a small outdoor dining section that will let you have a front-row view of the everyday activity of Charleston. 


6. Ellis Creek Fish Camp 

Where:📍 1243 Harbor View Rd

Ellis Creek Fish camp serves lunch and dinner daily. They have an outdoor seating area overlooking the marsh and creek. 


7. Oyster House Seafood Restaurant 

Where: 📍 35 S Market St

Located in the heart of the French Quarter in downtown Charleston, Oyster House Seafood Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy fresh seafood. Their outdoor patio overlooks the historic Charleston Market.

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Featured photo by Oyster House Seafood Restaurant 

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