A Guide to Charleston Restaurant Week

Anyone else a major foodie? How could you not be with Charleston's insane food scene? Here is your complete guide to taking advantage of this week.

When I moved here almost 5 years ago, I was amazed with the amount of restaurants to try. Ever since then, I've been working on crossing places off my restaurant bucket list. Mind you this has been easy as going out to eat is one of my favorite hobbies. Fellow foodies, you will understand. This week is a great opportunity to knock some cool spots off your list, try unique dishes & not spend a small fortune.

When heading out this week, here are a few things to consider:

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

Below is a list of my 5 favorite menus this go round [in no particular order] and why....

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. I'm thoroughly 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 get tired of it. While I love it all, Gnocchi is my favorite dish. I love trying different takes on the classic and Amen Street nailed it. 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 [insert gasp]. Pimento cheese is now one of my favorite foods ever. 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?

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 other restaurants are participating? See the full list & menus here:


Cheers to full bellies,




Lexi DiFrancesco, Real Estate Consultant and Co-owner of JDM Properties, is a former teacher who wanted to focus on helping and teaching people in a whole new way. Lexi truly enjoys educating clients on the market and the home buying/selling process and being an ally every step of the way. Lexi loves going to the beach with rescue pup Remington, trying new restaurants and traveling.

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