Eat Your Heart Out On The 3 Best Charleston Restaurant Tours

Have you ever wondered where a chef goes to dinner? Or what they order? You may be able to find the answers to these questions and more on one of several top-rated Charleston restaurant tours.

It's no secret the best restaurants in Charleston offer some of the most amazing Southern flavors. With so many excellent options, picking a restaurant can be challenging endeavor.

Charleston Restaurant Tours Allow You To Sample The Menu

You can stop agonizing over Yelp and Google reviews, and forego squinting through mobile menus, because we found three Charleston restaurant tours that will introduce you to traditional and unique flavors of the Lowcountry. But first, what are the benefits on reserving one of several Charleston restaurant tours?

  • Experience the local cuisine, which is hardly limited to Southern fare. Some of the best restaurants in Charleston serve Chinese, Italian, and Spanish cuisine.
  • Learn about Charleston history and culture, which is told in part by the ingredients highlighted in menus like Husk.
  • Meet new people who love eating and talking about food as much as you do! They may share good recommendations for exploring the hidden gems of Charleston.
  • Support local businesses knowing that each dish you order is helping the Charleston hospitality and restaurant scene thrive.

Now that your appetite is piqued, let's delve into three of the best Charleston restaurant tours, led by experts in the culinary domain.

#1 In Charleston Restaurant Tours: VIP Chef-Guided Food & Cooking Demonstration

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A celebrated Charleston chef guides you through the culinary influences of Charleston, then treats you to a cooking class, plus lunch. This is truly a VIP experience!

Book this Charleston VIP Food Tour

Your VIP Tour is guided by celebrated local chef, Forrest Parker. It includes a historical walking tour on which you'll learn about the influences of Lowcountry food in the city of Charleston. The tour finishes with a cooking demonstration from Parker before enjoying lunch. Book it!

#2 In Charleston Restaurant Tours: Sample Your Way Through Charleston's Upper King Street Restaurants

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Try the innovative, edgy and creative cuisine in this restaurant tour of Charleston's Upper King Street.

Come with an appetite! This 2.5 hour tour will treat you to the culinary innovations of the best restaurants along Charleston's Upper King Street. You'll sample southern dishes at local restaurants and eateries in a small group tour with a local guide. Book the Upper King Street Restaurant Tour.

#3 Of Charleston Restaurant Tours: Tour Restaurants In Charleston's Historic District

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Sample your way through the best restaurants in historic Charleston!

Satisfy your taste for history in Old Charleston. This small group walking tour explores the cuisine served up at locally-owned and operated restaurants in Charleston's historic district. Tastings are included and the tour is said to offer enough samples to make meal for most visitors. Book the Historic District Restaurant Tour.

I Loved My Charleston Food Tour — What Else Should I Do While I'm In Charleston?

While it's true that many people visit the Holy City in order to try its delicious cuisine, there are many other reasons that compel guests to return year after year. The best beaches in Charleston offer clean, family-friendly spaces to soak up the sun and enjoy the water, especially during the warmer months of the year.

Depending on when you're visiting, there are a smattering of fun local events going on in Charleston from season to season. Many of them take place at iconic Charleston attractions like Patriots Point, the SC Aquarium and Charles Towne Landing. If you're traveling from out of town, consider perusing some of the best hotels in Charleston. Many of them are adjacent to the best restaurants in Charleston and others that you may visit on Charleston restaurant tours. Know that it is perfectly acceptable to plan your vacation to Charleston around food!

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