January means it’s time once again for that popular culinary event, commonly known as Charleston Restaurant Week.

Restaurant weeks have sprung up around the U.S.  Charleston has such a vibrant, world-class restaurant scene.  It’s no wonder that Charleston Restaurant Week is one of the most popular ones in the country.

Charleston Restaurant Week: The January 2020 edition officially kicked off yesterday.  This year’s dates are January 9th through Sunday, January 19th, 2020.  About 100 restaurants are participating this time around.

The event seeks to give folks a chance to try out new places in town, by offering special deals and pricing.  The most common is a prix fixe menu, with three dishes for a set price ($15, $20, $25, $30, $40, etc.)

Most are for dinner, but several have lunch options as well.

Brett Huffstetler, GM of Hank’s Seafood, had this to say:  “It’s a boost for everyone.  It helps the restaurants out in a typically slower period, and it’s a good chance to bring in new guests that might not normally come see us.”

According to Adam Hodgson, 5 Church’s Executive Chef:   “Hospitality is what Charleston is all about.  As far as being able to be hospitable and letting that shine through is what we do as restaurants, and showing our hospitality to folks is really exciting.”

 

Here are those restaurants taking part in this edition of Charleston Restaurant Week

 

Downtown Charleston

  • 39 Rue De Jean
  • 5 Church
  • 82 Queen
  • Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar
  • Anson Restaurant
  • Basil Thai
  • Bay Street Biergarten
  • Blossom
  • Bourbon N’ Bubbles
  • Burwells Stone Fire Grill
  • Butcher & Bee
  • CO
  • Coast Bar and Grill
  • Delaney Oyster House
  • East Bay Meeting House
  • Eleve- Grand Bohemian Hotel
  • Eli’s Table
  • Fleet Landing
  • Florence’s Lowcountry Kitchen
  • Gabrielle of Charleston
  • Goulette
  • Halls Chophouse
  • Hank’s Seafood
  • Henrietta’s at The Dewberry
  • High Cotton
  • Hooked Seafood
  • Hyman’s Seafood
  • Indaco
  • Josephine
  • Le Farfalle
  • Magnolias
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • MESU
  • Minero
  • Muse
  • O-Ku
  • Oak Steakhouse
  • Old Towne Grill & Seafood
  • Oyster House
  • Parcel 32
  • Pawpaw
  • Peninsula Grill
  • Pink Cactus
  • Poogan’s Porch
  • Poogan’s Smokehouse
  • Rappahannock Oyster Bar
  • Revival
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  • Slightly North of Broad
  • Starts Rooftops Bar & Grill
  • Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar at Francis Marion Hotel
  • The Barbadoes Room
  • The Establishment
  • The Macintosh
  • The Watch: Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits
  • Victor Social Club
  • Vincent Chicco’s
  • Virginia’s on King
  • Wild Common
  • Zero George

 

CRW participants outside of downtown Charleston:

 

Mount Pleasant

  • Basil Thai
  • Bistro Toulouse
  • Butcher & the Boar
  • Cantina 76
  • Eliza’s Bar + Kitchen
  • Grace & Grit
  • Mex 1 Coastal Cantina
  • NICO
  • Red Drum Restaurant
  • Red’s Ice House
  • Saltwater Cowboys
  • SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar
  • Tavern & Table
  • Topsail Restaurant & Bar

James Island / Folly Beach

  • Bohemian Bull
  • Fam’s Brewing Co.
  • Jalisco’s Taqueria & Tequila

Nexton

  • Halls Chophouse

Park Circle

  • Basil Thai

West Ashley

  • Al Di La
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Mex 1 Coastal Cantina
  • Ms. Rose’s Fine Food & Cocktails

Johns Island / Kiawah

  • Cantina 76- Freshfields Village
  • Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House of Kiawah Resort
  • FortyEight- Wine Bar & Kitchen
  • The Atlantic Room at the Ocean Course
  • Tomasso at Turtle Point

Daniel Island

  • Dockery’s

North Charleston

  • Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Yokoso Japanese Steakhouse

Summerville

  • Mellow Mushroom
  • SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar
  • Yokoso Japanese Steakhouse

Sullivan’s Island

  • Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

Isle of Palms / Wild Dunes

  • Coastal Provisions

 

Many of the local news outlets cover the event, like Channel 2 and Live 5 News.

Here is the official website, with all participating restaurants, along with price and menu if available.  You can also make a reservation  –  which is HIGHLY recommended, by the way  –  through the website, for those places that accept them.

Restaurants are big business in South Carolina.  According to the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association, last year over 9,600 restaurants in the state brought in more than $10.7 billion in sales receipts.

So check out Charleston Restaurant Week, and enjoy some of the cuisine that the Lowcountry’s known for.  And when you are looking for the perfect Charleston beach house, be sure to call EP.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger