If you’re in a Charleston beach house right now, I hope you’re hungry.  One of the most popular culinary events is cranking up once again, starting tomorrow.  Lowcountry restaurants are sure to be buzzing with more than their normal business.

Yes, it’s Charleston Restaurant Week.  This time it’ll run from Wednesday, January 10th  through Sunday, January 21st.

Now run by the South Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association, it’s become a wildly popular event that takes place twice a year (January and September).  It’s proven to be a big hit with locals and visitors alike.

This year, more than 110 restaurants are taking part.

If you are here in a beach house Charleston, whether it’s one of our Isle of Palms vacation 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.

Restaurant Week is a great way to sample some of the best the town has to offer, at prices better than ordering a la carte.

This event just gets bigger and better each time it rolls around.  The fact that Charleston restaurants are perpetually showing up on all sorts of prominent best-in-the-country lists doesn’t hurt.  Local chefs are getting the rep of rock stars.  Charleston’s culinary scene is one of the main draws for folks coming to our rental homes South Carolina, be it Isle of Palms luxury 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 come up with their own specially priced event menus.  It looks to be a benefit to diners, adding more flexibility as restaurants respond to what people enjoy or have asked for in the past.  Some restaurants are opting for a special drink as opposed to a third-course dessert or first-course appetizer, for example.

South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association’s handy website guide to Charleston Restaurant week near your Charleston beach house

Here is a link to the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association’s helpful webpage on the event.  Each participating restaurant is listed along with a link to their special menu for Restaurant Week.  Some have lunch, dinner, or both.

You can search through all this listings for the entire Charleston area.  If you prefer, you can filter them by specific area  –  e.g.,  Downtown Charleston James Island / Folly Beach Summerville Mt. Pleasant West Ashley North Charleston Sullivan’s Island Isle of Palms / Wild Dunes Johns Island / Kiawah.  That way you can easily find one most convenient to your Charleston beach house.

The webpage also links you to book a table, where possible.  It’s highly recommended to make a reservation as these slots fill up 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.

For your reference, here are the dates of future January Charleston Restaurant Weeks:

2018: January 11-21
2019: January 10 – 20
2020: January 9 – 19
2021: January 7 – 17
2022: January 13 – 23
2023: January 12 – 22
2024: January 11 – 21

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

 

 

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