Your Complete Guide to Charleston Restaurant Week

    Your Complete Guide to Charleston Restaurant Week

    Jan 10, 2020

    As a major foodie Restaurant Week is one of my favorites in Charleston. With the insane food scene here, how could it not be?

    When I moved here, I was overwhelmed with the amount of restaurants to try. Over the last 4 1/2 years, I've been chipping away at my restaurant bucket list. Mind you this hasn't been a hard task as going out to eat is one of my favorite things to do. Fellow foodies, you will understand. This week is a great opportunity to knock some cool spots off your list, explore creative menus from the chefs & not spend a small fortune.

    When heading out this week, here are 3 things to keep in mind:

    1. Make a reservation, if possible
    2. Go early to find parking, especially downtown
    3. Booze is not included, unless it's an option as a course

    After exploring the menus I put together a list of my 6 favorites [in no particular order] and why. Check them out below....

    82 Queen

    3 courses for $35

    One of the appetizer options is Fried Oyster Mac and Cheese with Bacon. I order mac and cheese almost every time it's on the menu but I've never had it with fried oysters and I'm intrigued.

    Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar

    3 courses for $35

    I am fifty percent Italian and one hundred percent pasta lover at heart. I think I could eat it every night and never tire. While I love it all, Gnocchi is my favorite pasta dish. I love trying different spins on the classic and Amen Street hit the nail on the head. They are offering Seafood Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Shrimp, Crawfish, Smoked Mussels in a Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Cream. Enough said.

    Parcel 32

    4 courses for $55

    Anything paired with pimento cheese and I'm in. Before I moved to Charleston, I had never had pimento cheese or hushpuppies...I know, ridiculous. Parcel 32 has Pecan Hushpuppies served with Pimento Cheese. Carbs, check. Sweet, check. Savory, check.

    Tavern & Table

    3 courses for $35

    I would honestly go here just for this dessert. The twist on a childhood classic sounds too good to pass up. S'mores Dessert with a Charred Marshmallow, Hazelnut Graham Cracker and Dark Chocolate Ice Cream. If the marshmallow isn't charred, is it really even a s'more?

    Indaco

    3 courses for $35

    While this goes without saying, you can't go wrong with any of the the pizza and pasta dishes here. However, one of their best kept secrets are the Fried Artichokes. Trust me. Plus, Indaco gives you so much {amazing} food to try for the price of $35.

    What restaurants are participating? See the full list & menus here: https://restaurantweeksouthcarolina.com/city/charleston/

    Cheers to full bellies,

    Lexi