Charleston Insider's Guide > Restaurants & Dining
Charleston is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, so obviously the emphasis on dining is seafood. Fresh tuna, grouper, and mahi-mahi are plentiful in most restaurants along with crab, shrimp and other shellfish. Specialties include oyster stew, she-crab soup, and shrimp and grits. The possibilities are endless to find the perfect dining experience.
Don't think for a second, however, that seafood is the only game in town. Charleston is still in the south. You'll find all of the specialties that come to mind when you think about southern cooking. From barbeque and greens to fried chicken and mashed potatoes, you'll find all the lowcountry comfort food you can eat.
Being the cultural melting pot that it is, Charleston's cuisine incorporates many styles to create a brand all its own. A mix of continental, French, cajun, lowcountry, and latin spices create one of the country's most unique flavors.
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