If you’re in a Charleston beach house in the next couple weeks, be sure to come hungry.  One of the most popular recurring culinary events is popping up again, and Lowcountry restaurants will be buzzing with activity.

Yes – it’s time again for the latest installment of the biannual Charleston Restaurant Week, kicking off tomorrow.

It runs from Wednesday, January 4th through Sunday, January 22nd.

It's not too late for a holiday pub crawl near your Charleston beach house!

It’s not too late for a holiday pub crawl near your Charleston beach house!

More about Restaurant Week in a moment.  But first, folks in your Charleston beach house might be interested in a combo tour and tasting adventure.  You still have time to take in the eighth annual Holiday Pub Tour, put on by Original Pub & Brewery Tours of Charleston.  Tours happen daily at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. every day through January 10th.

Over the course of two and a half hours, you’ll visit four different historic local taverns and pubs, get to taste local crafts beers, holiday beverage or drink of your choice along with appetizers and holiday goodies.  Guides will regale you with tales of “pirates, prohibition, patriots and presidents,” oh my.  Part of the proceeds go to help the Children’s Hospital at MUSC.

Tickets are $30 per person, and tours start at Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub, at 160 Church Street downtown Charleston.  Here’s more:  http://pubtourcharleston.com/event/8th-annual-holiday-pub-crawl-eat-drink-be-merry/

Now back to Charleston Restaurant Week near your Charleston beach house …

Charleston Restaurant Week going on near your Charleston beach house

Charleston Restaurant Week going on near your Charleston beach house

Sponsored by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, it’s become a hugely successful event that takes place twice a year (January and September) which has proven to draw both locals and visitors alike.

If you are here in a beach house Charleston, whether it’s one of our Isle of Palms luxury rentals or Folly Beach rentals Charleston, chances are you are going to go out to eat.  You’ve got to feed the folks in your Charleston beach house, and you might as well let someone else do it.  Charleston Restaurant Week is a great way to sample some of the best that Charleston and the surrounding islands have to offer, at prices better than ordering your dishes a la carte.

This event seems to get bigger and/or better each time it rolls around.  Charleston’s culinary scene is one of the main draws for folks coming to our rental homes South Carolina, be they Isle of Palms vacation rentals or Folly Beach house rentals Charleston SC.  Lowcountry food is hot, and Charleston Restaurant Week is, too.

They’ve tweaked it a bit since they first started it.  Instead of having three tiers of pricing ($20, $30 or $40 per person for three courses), restaurants are encouraged to be a little bit more flexible and come up with their own specially priced event menus.  It looks to be a benefit to diners, adding more creativity as restaurants respond to what people enjoy or have asked for in the past.  For example, some restaurants are opting for a special drink as opposed to a third-course dessert or first-course appetizer.

Following is a link to the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association’s helpful webpage on the event.  Each participating restaurant is listed along with a link to their special menu for Restaurant Week, and this year they have it broken down by location, so you can tell which is closest to your Charleston beach house:  http://www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com/charleston-restaurant-week/

The webpage also links you to book a table, where possible.  It’s highly recommended to make a reservation as these slots fill up quite FAST.  Many of the restaurants are bookable through Open Table, if you’d prefer to reserve through them.  Here’s a link where you can make a reservation.

New this time:  Restaurant Week includes the South Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association’s (SCRLA) installment of Restaurant Week South Carolina, set from January 12-22nd. Check each individual restaurant’s date availability to assure participation. 

Also, the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association has an official free smartphone app available.  Just go to the app store and search for GCRA.  It even includes a tip calculator and a parking assistant.

Lowcountry restaurants participating near your Charleston beach house…

First off, the following have lunch or brunch options:

82 Queen: LUNCH- Mon-Fri (Jan 4-22) 2 Courses for $15

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Bistro Toulouse – BRUNCH: Sat-Sun (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $20

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Bistro Toulouse – LUNCH: Tues-Fri (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $20

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Charleston Harbor Fish House: LUNCH (Jan 4-22) 2 for $18 or 3 for $24

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Eleve: LUNCH (Jan 4-22) 2 Courses for $20

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Le Farfalle: BRUNCH (Jan 4-22) 2 Courses for $20

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Le Farfalle: LUNCH (Jan 4-22) 2 Courses for $20

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Lowcountry Bistro: LUNCH- Mon-Fri (Jan4-22) 2 Courses for $15

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Minero: LUNCH (Jan 4-22) 2 Courses for $15

Menu Visit Website

Old Towne Grill and Seafood: LUNCH (Jan 4-22) 2 Courses for $15

Menu Visit Website

 

 

And here are the options for dinner, listed by various locales near your Charleston beach house :

Daniel Island

The Islander (Jan 12-22) 3 Courses for $30

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Downtown Charleston (an easy drive from your Charleston beach house)

39 Rue de Jean (Jan 12-22) 3 Courses for $40

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

5 Church (Jan 4-22)

Reserve a Table Visit Website

60 Bull Cafe

Visit Website

82 Queen (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $40

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar (Jan 4-15) 3 Courses for $40

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Anson Restaurant (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $40

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Basil Restaurant (Jan 4-15) 3 Courses for $22

Menu Visit Website

Bay Street Biergarten (Jan 4-15) 3 Courses for $35

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Blossom (Jan 12-22) 3 Courses for $30

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $20

Menu Visit Website

Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill

Reserve a Table Visit Website

Butcher & Bee

Reserve a Table Visit Website

Cannon Green (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $40

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Carolina Ale House (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $20

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Caviar & Bananas (Jan 4-15)

Reserve a Table Visit Website

Circa 1886 (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $45

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

CO (Jan 4-22) 3 for $20 or 4 for $25

Menu Visit Website

Coast Bar and Grill (Jan 12-22) 3 Courses for $30

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Cypress (Jan 12-22) 3 Courses for $45

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Drawing Room (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $40

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Eleve – Grand Bohemian Charleston (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $40

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Eli’s Table

Reserve a Table Visit Website

Fish Restaurant (Jan 4-15) 3 Courses for $30 or $40

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Five Loaves Cafe (Jan 4-15) 3 Courses for $25

Menu Visit Website

Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar (Jan 5-22) 3 Courses for $30

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Grill 225 (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $45

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Halls Chophouse (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $45

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Hank’s Seafood Restaurant (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $40

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Henrietta’s

Visit Website

High Cotton (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $40

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Hyman’s Seafood (Jan 4-22) 5 Courses for $25

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Indaco (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $35

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Le Farfalle (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $35

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Lowcountry Bistro (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $30

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Magnolias (Jan 12-22) 3 Courses for $40

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

McCrady’s Tavern

Reserve a Table Visit Website

Mellow Mushroom (Jan 4-15) 2 People | 3 Courses for $30

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Michael’s on the Alley (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $40

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Minero (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $20

Menu Visit Website

MUSE Restaurant & Wine Bar (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $30

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

O-Ku (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $35

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Oak Steakhouse (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $45

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Old Towne Grill and Seafood (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $30

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Oyster House on the Market (Jan 4-22)

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Pawpaw (Jan 12-22) 3 Courses for $35

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Peninsula Grill

Reserve a Table Visit Website

Poogan’s Porch (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $35

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Poogan’s Smokehouse (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $30

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Queology

Visit Website

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Reserve a Table Visit Website

Scarecrow (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $40

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Sermet’s Downtown

Visit Website

Slightly North of Broad (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $40

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Stars Rooftop & Grill Room (Jan 4-15) 3 Courses for $40

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $30

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Tabbuli

Visit Website

The Macintosh (Jan 4-22)

Reserve a Table Visit Website

The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $30

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Toast of Charleston

Reserve a Table Visit Website

Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub & Seafood Restaurant

Visit Website

Twenty Six Divine (Jan 4-22) 4 Courses for $40

Menu Visit Website

Vincent Chicco’s (Jan 12-22) 3 Courses for $30

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Virginia’s on King (Jan 12-22) 3 Courses for $30

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Warehouse

Visit Website

Zero Restaurant + Bar (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $49

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Isle of Palms/Wild Dunes (super convenient to your Charleston beach house)

Acme Lowcountry Kitchen (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $30

Menu Visit Website

Coastal Provisions

Reserve a Table Visit Website

Morgan Creek Grill

Reserve a Table Visit Website

James Island/Folly Beach

BLU Restaurant & Bar (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $30

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

LaTabella Italian Grill

Visit Website

Osaka Asian Bistro (Jan 4-15) 3 Courses for $18.95

Menu Visit Website

Rita’s Seaside Grille (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $25

Menu Visit Website

Stereo 8

Reserve a Table Visit Website

Johns Island/Kiawah Island

Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House

Visit Website

Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $20

Menu Visit Website

Red’s Ice House

Visit Website

The Atlantic Room (Jan 4-15) 3 Courses for $40

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Tomasso at Turtle Point (Jan 4-15) 3 Courses for $30

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Mount Pleasant (also very close to your Charleston beach house)

Basil Restaurant (Jan 4-15) 3 Courses for $22

Menu Visit Website

Bistro Toulouse (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $30/$35

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Burtons Grill

Reserve a Table Visit Website

Charleston Harbor Fish House (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $35

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Crave Kitchen & Cocktails

Reserve a Table Visit Website

FILL Restaurant & Piano Bar

Reserve a Table Visit Website

Five Loaves Cafe (Jan 4-15) 3 Courses for $25

Menu Visit Website

Graze

Reserve a Table Visit Website

Napa Mt. Pleasant (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $35

Menu Visit Website

Old Village Post House Inn (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $40

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

On Forty-One (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $33 or 4 Courses for $43

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Red Drum Restaurant (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $40

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Red’s Ice House

Visit Website

Shem Creek Bar & Grill

Reserve a Table Visit Website

SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar

Visit Website

Sticky Fingers Ribhouse

Visit Website

Tavern & Table (Jan 12-22)

Reserve a Table Visit Website

The Americano

Visit Website

Tsunami of Mt. Pleasant (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $20

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Wild Wing Cafe

Menu Visit Website

North Charleston

Basico (Jan 4-15) 3 Courses for $20

Menu Visit Website

Community Pizza House

Visit Website

Cove Oyster Bar & Grille

Reserve a Table Visit Website

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse (Jan 4-22) All You Can Eat for $30

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Gennaro’s Italian Ristorante (Jan 4-15) 4 Courses for $30

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Lotus Vietnamese Cuisine (Jan 4-15) 3 Courses for $22

Menu Visit Website

Mellow Mushroom (Jan 4-15) 2 People | 3 Courses for $30

Menu Visit Website

Tsunami – North Charleston (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $20

Menu Visit Website

Yokoso – North Charleston (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $20

Menu Visit Website

Sullivan’s Island

High Thyme Cuisine (Jan 4-15) 3 Courses for $30

Menu Visit Website

Summerville

Carolina Ale House (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $20

Menu Visit Website

Five Loaves Cafe (Jan 4-15) 3 Courses for $25

Menu Visit Website

Mellow Mushroom (Jan 4-15) 2 People | 3 Courses for $30

Menu Visit Website

Toast of Summerville

Reserve a Table Visit Website

Yokoso – Summerville (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $20

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

West Ashley

Al Di La (Jan 4-22) 3 for $22 or $32, 4 for $40

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

La Fontana Authentic Italian Restaurant (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $25

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Mellow Mushroom (Jan 4-15) 2 People | 3 Courses for $30

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

Visit Website

Middleton Place Restaurant (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $40

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Ms. Rose’s Fine Food & Cocktails (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $20

Menu Reserve a Table Visit Website

Nirlep Indian Restaurant

Visit Website

Swig & Swine BBQ (Jan 4-22) 2 for $20

Menu Visit Website

Toast of West Ashley

Reserve a Table Visit Website

Yokoso – West Ashley (Jan 4-22) 3 Courses for $20

Menu Visit Website

 

As usual, that’s a whole lot of choices.  Reminds me what it’s like to search for SC vacation rentals when you’re hunting for the perfect Charleston beach house.  You are encouraged to check back with their website as they’re constantly adding to it and highlighting some of the best options.  They can also be found on Facebook here:  https://www.facebook.com/foodfestivals?ref=br_tf

When you’re looking for luxury beach house rentals SC, especially a luxury house on Isle of Palms, call EP.  We have the very best  –  and we can also recommend a really good restaurant.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger

 

 

logo-small

Contact Us

Fill out the form below
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.