How to get a seat at the hottest tables in the Holy City

The lowdown on Charleston reservations

Charleston, South Carolina dinner reservations

The hustle and bustle of dinner time is alive and well at Indaco.

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What’s harder? Getting a dinner reservation, parking on King Street, or navigating beach traffic?

Today we chose reservations, and are here to help you out and find all the options for eating in the highly-awarded Charleston food scene.

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Sign us up for a reservation at Islander 71 for a big platter of fried shrimp, please and thanks.

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Booking programs

For today’s appetizer, we are serving up the apps that are most popular for booking in Charleston.

Resy | This program is popular across the peninsula to book hot spots ahead of time.

OpenTable | We like to use this app for the ability to search for the exact time, party size, and date your group needs.

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The bar seats at Melfi’s look incredibly comfy.

Photo provided by Mefli’s

Be a bar regular

Most places will serve a full menu at the bar and you can get to know the staff a lot more than sitting alone. Fun fact: by doing this we have gained a lot of story ideas for what you read in CHStoday.

Here are some of our favorite barstools in the Holy City:

Halls Chophouse | The chophouse has multiple bars serving up a great burger for those who want a quick bite.

Melfi’s | This restaurant has a stunning wood bar to try its mouth watering pizzas.

Sorelle | Grab a seat at the bar for your best shot at trying the Italian flavors of this new eatery.

Take it to go

When all else fails, grab your picnic basket and head on over to White Point Gardens or Pitt Street Bridge for a carryout picnic.