Over the past few years, Charleston has become one of the best barbecue cities in the country and Lewis Barbecue in NoMo is a big reason why. They serve all of the Texas barbecue greatest hits, like smoked sausage and turkey, but the brisket is the real reason to come here. Split a giant tray of different meats and sides - especially the green chile corn pudding - along with a pitcher of margaritas or sangria, and find a spot in their backyard to spend the next few hours.
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Pearlz Oyster Bar
Pearlz Oyster Bar is a low-key spot in the French Quarter known for cheap beers, fresh oysters, and a great Happy Hour.
Poogan’s Porch is located inside a century old Victorian house and is known for their Lowcountry brunch dishes, like pimento cheese fritters.
Henrietta’s At The Dewberry
Located in Mazyck-Wraggborough, Henrietta’s at The Dewberry serves fancy French bistro food, including a glazed lobster omelet and a great burger.
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The Darling Oyster Bar
The Darling Oyster Bar is where to go in Radcliffeborough for fresh oysters, a beautiful bar, and the most over-the-top Bloody Mary in Charleston.
Leon’s Oyster Shop
Leon’s Oyster Shop in the West Side serves fried chicken, frozen and draft cocktails, soft serve, and yes, really good chargrilled oysters.
Magnolias in the French Quarter serves upscale versions of Lowcountry classics and is great for a slightly fancy, celebratory night out.
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