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Downtown Charleston Culinary Tour

  • Visit a number of locally owned and operated Charleston restaurants
  • Taste some of the city’s best food without having to do research
  • Your guide also tells you the history of the city as you walk
Downtown Charleston Culinary Tour
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2:00PM Charleston Food TourMost Popular
Tour departs from Poogan's Smokehouse, located at 188 E Bay St, Charleston, SC at 2:00pm - Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in.
3:00PM Charleston Food Tour
Tour departs from 129 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401, inside Eli's Table - Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in.
On this tour, you won’t waste any time researching restaurants for your Charleston visit, and you’ll save money by steering clear of pricey, disappointing tourist traps. This food walking tour gives you a taste of Charleston’s best locally run restaurants, and you’ll hear about the history of the city along the way. You’ll also come away with dining ideas for the rest of your stay.
What to Expect
Your tour starts in Downtown Charleston at a local restaurant. Meet your guide, and get ready to try some of the best local food the city has to offer. The meeting point is conveniently near downtown hotels and parking garages.

From there, your guide will take you to a number of eateries to sample some of their best menu items. Get a taste of the South with dishes such as special sliders and pies, and wrap up your tour with a dessert. Your samples are large enough that by the end of this tour, you should be satisfied. Hear guide commentary about the city’s history along the way.

This food tour ends near the original departure point. If you’re going to be in the area longer, you’ll go home with suggestions about where to eat for the rest of your trip.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Delicious and fun !

We had a great time on this food tour. Our kids were 8 and 12 and did fine. Overall lasted about 3 hours, stopping at 4 restaurants. Great variety of food (at the end it felt like a complete dinner). Hoon was very funny and...More

Thank Stephanie I
Reviewed 3 days ago
Food tour with Dustin

My wife and I went on the 2pm Downtown tour on a Friday in mid-August. Stops were Poogan's Smokehouse (sweet cornbread, pulled pork sandwiches, pimiento cheese balls), Craftsman Kitchen and Taphouse (Asian pork sandwich, fried potato slice, and Mexican street corn), Oyster House (praline hushpuppies,...More

2  Thank Edgarem
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Food and Fun

This tour was great fun. We learned about some of the history of Charleston and sample some great food. The tour guide was very interesting and knowledgeable. The tour ended with a great dessert.

1  Thank Rodney F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Very little food

My mother and I booked a tour a few hours before it began, and that was not enough time to accommodate my mom’s vegetarian preference. Our guide Houn was friendly, informative, and funny, but at times I was extremely put off by the way he...More

5  Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Charleston like I've never seen it!

This tour blew us away. I'm not even much of a foodie, but this experience may have just made me into one. My girlfriend grew up in Charleston and she was also thrilled with how the tour really reminded her of home and was very...More

5  Thank Jackson L
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6 August 2018|
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Response from drebeth | Reviewed this property |
Ours was about 2.5 hours
27 July 2018|
Response from mochawhitfield |
I'm trying too get the same information for my group of 12 for September