There are a lot of good spots to celebrate an anniversary or birthday in Charleston, but very few of them are as popular with locals as Slightly North of Broad. This French Quarter spot serves Lowcountry classics like oyster stew, steamed clams, and shrimp and grits and for the past 20 years has been slammed basically every night of the week. Definitely make a reservation if you can or put your name down and grab a drink at The Gin Joint next door while you wait.
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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.
The Rooftop Bar At Vendue
The Rooftop Bar at Vendue is one of the more low-key rooftop bars in town and is a great place to escape the crowded French Quarter.
Market Pavilion Rooftop Bar
Market Pavilion Rooftop Bar serves great cocktails, has a wraparound infinity pool, and is great for bachelor and bachelorette parties.
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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.
Hank’s Seafood is an upscale Ansonborough restaurant known for seasonal lobster, local oysters, and shellfish towers
The Obstinate Daughter
The Obstinate Daughter is where we go on Sullivan’s Island for pizza, pasta, and shrimp rolls before or after a trip to the beach.
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Poogan’s Porch is located inside a century old Victorian house and is known for their Lowcountry brunch dishes, like pimento cheese fritters.
Magnolias in the French Quarter serves upscale versions of Lowcountry classics and is great for a slightly fancy, celebratory night out.
Rodney Scott’s BBQ
Rodney Scott’s BBQ in North-Central specializes in whole hog barbecue and serves classics like pulled pork, ribs, and lots of great sides.
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