City, Food + Drink

Eat your way through Charleston’s history

First course meal | Photo by CHStoday team

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This conversation was written by Maggie Vickrey, CHStoday’s editorial coordinator

While there are endless components that make Charleston the Best City in the U.S., food + history are integral parts of what make the city unique. As residents or tourists, we are lucky to have countless restaurants worth culinary praise in this city. There is no denying that the food scene draws people here and keeps them here. This city is also saturated in history, dating back to the Revolutionary War. So much so, that even history buffs can never seem to run out of tidbits to learn. 

If you’re planning a future visit and are stuck between attending a walking tour or enjoying dinner at a local spot, or you are a resident looking to mix up your night out + get a little refresher on the Holy City’s past, we have the ultimate solution.


First course meal | Photo by CHStoday team


Charleston Culinary Tours has created the Historic Supper Club – an immersive experience that takes you through the dishes of Charleston’s history. The event features a four-course family-style meal in a lavish French Quarter dining room with narration from licensed guidesyou’re essentially getting a historic tour of Charleston without leaving your seat and with a full belly + a drink in your hand. Though the menu varies every few months as local products go in and out of season, the English, French and Gullah cuisine that built the contemporary Charleston palette shines through.

As for dinner tours in the COVID-19 era, the best way to avoid possible exposure is to follow mandates, like wearing your mask when you’re not eating or drinking +avoid unnecessary interaction with large groups of people. If this experience is something you’d feel more comfortable trying at a later date, you can reserve a tour in advance, which still supports the local tourism industry now.  In the meantime, Charleston Culinary Tours has created regulations and protocol for dinners which include:

  • Maximum group of 8 people
  • Six feet separation between parties while dining
  • Masked employees 
  • Regular employee temperature checks
  • Guides equipped with hand sanitizer for employee and guest use
  • Dining room and table settings sanitized between each dinner
  • Requirement for guests to sign a waiver stating they they have not exhibited symptoms in the last 14 days
  • Guest mask requirement whenever not actively eating or drinking

If you want to experience Charleston like never before, you can book your Historic Supper Club dinner here.