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The top local restaurants of 2019


Magnolias | Photo by @jens_wandering_

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100+ new restaurants have opened in the Charleston area so far in 2019. That’s a lot of ground for any foodie to cover – no matter how big one’s wallet, or appetite, may be.

Enter: Google’s 2019 Local Favorites. The list ranks the top food + bev spots around town across three categories: Local Favorites (the top-rated spots, according to the amount of interest indicated by Google Maps users), Hidden Gems (establishments that are highly reviewed, but have fewer reviews than the Local Favorites), and Rising Stars (new + gaining popularity).

2019 Local Favorites

  1. Halls Chophouse
  2. Lewis Barbecue
  3. Cru Café
  4. Brown’s Court Bakery
  5. Slightly North of Broad
  6. 5Church Charleston
  7. D’Allesandro’s Pizza
  8. Magnolias
  9. FIG
  10. Moe’s Crosstown Tavern
  11. WildFlour Pastry
  12. Home Team BBQ
  13. Early Bird Diner
  14. Hank’s Seafood Restaurant
  15. Stella’s
  16. Zen Asian Fusion
  17. Huriyali
  18. Duck Donuts
  19. Dellz Uptown
  20. Kaminsky’s
  21. Bertha’s Kitchen
  22. Bear E Patch Cafe West
  23. Bitty and Beau’s Coffee

Hidden Gems

  1. Burrell & Flynns
  2. Luckhaus & Brubaker Sweets & Treats
  3. Workmen’s Cafe
  4. Hyman’s Express Deli
  5. Zero Restaurant + Bar
  6. Sugar Bakeshop
  7. Twenty Six Divine
  8. Normandy Farm Artisan Bakery
  9. Pan Garden
  10. Great Wall

Rising Stars

  1. Off Track Ice Cream
  2. Dining Tea & Ha Long Café
  3. Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint
  4. Kairos
  5. Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls
  6. Bourbon N’ Bubbles
  7. The Establishment
  8. Clean Juice
  9. Melfi’s
  10. El Jefe Texican Cantina


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