Suggestions for Charleston

This is a brief-ish list of things I think you should consider checking out in Charleston.

 

Brunch:
๐Ÿณ The Rarebit (Good elevated diner food. Get the Chicken and waffles.)
๐Ÿ Butcher & Bee (great lunch place, daily rotating menu)
๐Ÿš Hominy Grill (touristy, but quite good classic southern food, get a Nasty Biscuit)
๐Ÿฅ˜ The Macintosh (great brunch food, good cocktails)

Restaurants:
๐Ÿป Closed for Business (beer bar, great selection. Really good unhealthy food. The pork slap sandwich is amazing.)
๐Ÿ  The Ordinary (fancy seafood, beautiful location, incredible food and cocktails)
๐Ÿ Indaco (great Italian pastas and pizzas, negronis on tap)
๐Ÿฆ€ Nanaโ€™s Seafood & Soul (authentic, affordable, fried local seafood)
๐Ÿฅ˜ Xiao Bao Biscuit (Great asian food, possibly my favorite restaurant in Charleston)
๐Ÿบ Edmundโ€™s Oast (huge beer selection, great food. They have their own brewery in the restaurant)
๐Ÿฅ– Chez Nous (Incredible French food, in the same parking lot as my old house. Menu changes daily. My house was the little green one in the back of the lot.)
๐Ÿฝ FIG (great high end dining, but a bit stuffy)

Bars:
๐Ÿฅƒ The Belmont (Best cocktail bar, great whiskey selection)
๐Ÿธ The Gin Joint (Really great cocktail bar)
๐Ÿบ Edmundโ€™s Oast (huge beer selection, but also great cocktail menu, great food)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Royal American (Interesting, fun, Americana bar, greasy food, old train station, alcohol slushies)
๐Ÿท Bin 152 (Great wine bar. Get a cheese and meat plate)

Other:
๐Ÿจ The Dewberry (the best hotel in Charleston, pricy, great cocktail bar)
๐Ÿ“˜ Blue Bicycle Books (good book store)
๐Ÿ•ฏ Candlefish (Great, pretty candle/gift shop Fuzzco branded)
๐Ÿจ Jeniโ€™s (great, interesting ice cream)
๐Ÿซ Caviar & Bananas (small upscale grocery store. lots of cool grocery products, get a Sweeteeth chocolate bar)
๐Ÿฐ Sugar Bakeshop (very cute cupcake shop)
โ˜•๏ธ Black Tap Coffee (best coffee shop)
๐Ÿช Wild Flour Coffee (go early Sunday morning, share a cinnamon roll)
๐Ÿฅ Brownโ€™s Court Bakery (best bakery in town, they supply most restaurantsโ€™ bread)