A guide to the best Charleston SC Restaurants. Find the best "cheap eats" in Charleston.
Charleston has received a lot of criticism that restaurants on the peninsula have gotten too expensive and it's hard to find a reasonably priced meal, but there are actually quite a few restaurants serving up delicious food for a reasonable price. Below are a few of the hottest "cheap eats" spots in Charleston.
Bon Bahn Mi is a Vietnamese Sandwich Bar serving up fresh, unique combinations. First, choose from a toasted baguette, a salad or tacos. Next, choose your fillings which include red curry beef, 5-spice pork, ginger lemongrass chicken, country pate, 5-spice tofu, and Vietnamese ham, or egg and Canadian bacon. Parking is available behind the restaurant. @ 162 Spring St
Breizh Pan Crepes serves traditional specialties from the western region of France including delicious savory and sweet crêpes, a variety of desserts, and special omelets. Stop by for breakfast or lunch or just come in for their delicious Le Phare crepe, a sweet crepe filled with strawberries, homemade chocolate, bananas, and Chantilly cream. @39 George St
Five Loaves Cafe is a corner cafe serving lunch and dinner. They work with local farms to serve fresh vegetables, antibiotic free chicken and turkey, and hormone free, pasture-raised beef. Patrons will find homemade soups, hearty sandwiches, and large salads for lunch and an expanded menu including large pasta dishes for dinner. @ 43 Cannon St
Dell'z Deli is a lively and eclectic deli serving an extensive vegetarian selection of salads, wraps, and pitas. Vegetarians can enjoy the Snobby Joe wrap with marinated meatless crumbles, mixed greens, diced tomatoes, cucumbers, sprouts, avocado, mango salsa, and goddess dressing. The deli also has meat friendly wraps including the Sassy Chicken, LA Chic Ha Beef, and the Turkey Goddess. @ 511 Rutledge Ave
Gaulart & Maliclet is a charming, cozy bistro located on the iconic Broad Street serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Choose from plain or filled croissants and coffee for breakfast and a sandwich or salad with a glass of wine for lunch. Dinner includes seafood, chickens du jour, and fondues. Please be advised that this is a non-tipping establishment and prices are All Inclusive. @ 98 Broad St
Hannibal's Kitchen is probably one of the ugliest restaurants from the outside, but once you go inside, you will be happy you did. Hannibal's has been serving up some of the best soul food in Charleston for over 40 years. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner and daily specials include crab and shrimp rice, baked or fried chicken, turkey wings, liver and onions, fried shrimp, and fried pork chops. @ 16 Blake St
Always remember not to judge a book by its cover. When you pull into the parking lot of Martha Lou's Kitchen, you will see an old, artfully decorated pink building that looks run down. But once you walk inside, you will be hit with the smells of mouth watering, soul food. People come from all over to try Martha Lou's famous fried chicken and her delicious side dishes. Martha Lou has been serving up critically acclaimed soul food for over 30 years, and now she is joined by her daughters and granddaughters. @1068 Morrison Dr
Nana's Seafood and Soul serves up some of the freshest seafood and some of the best soul food in Charleston. Favorites include garlic blue crabs and garlic snow crab legs, pork chops, shrimp salad, dirty rice and bread pudding. Choose from sandwiches, seafood platters, wings and daily specials. @ 176 Line St
Persimmon Cafe, located near the College of Charleston and the Medical University of SC, serves sandwiches, paninis, and grilled cheeses. You will also find soups, homemade sides, craft local beer, and custard style ice cream. Ingredients are natural and locally sourced, and the deli meats are free from fillers. Bike deliveries are available in the downtown area. @ 226 Calhoun St
Queen Street Grocery, which opened in 1922, serves up omelets, breakfast sandwiches, crepes, salads, hot pressed Sammies, and smoothies. You will also find a large assortment of craft beers and unique wines. Stop by and dine in their sidewalk dining area or pick up your picnic supplies and head to the park. @ 133 Queen St
Callie's Hot Little Biscuit is a great place for breakfast and lunch or a late night snack on the weekends. They serve a large variety of biscuits including cheese and chive, buttermilk, country ham, black pepper bacon, shortcake, blackberry, and cinnamon. You will also find daily specials, and you can avoid waiting in line by downloading the Callies Biscuit app which allows you to order, pay online, and move to the front of the line to pick up your order. Callies has two locations, one on King Street and one at the City Market. @ 476 1/2 King St @ 188 Meeting St