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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.
Reviews (187)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Excellent tour

What a great time. Hoon was our guide and gave us a lot of history facts. The food was great. We had plenty to eat.

1  Thank tyallenjr
Reviewed 1 week ago
Lots of Fun!!!

This tour is a must do when visiting Charleston!! Our guide, Dustin was excellent!!! He is a wealth of knowledge and answered every question that was asked. The foods at the four stops were delicious. I suggest not having lunch before the tour. I have...More

Thank nccumpa2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Way to Get To Know Downtown

This tour is good value. Our guide Dustin is an asset to this tour group. He is a WEALTH of knowledge about the history of Charleston, the origins of the regional food, the demographics of the area. He was very engaging.The food is by no...More

Thank AnnieRT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
So Much Fun!!!

This is a must do in Charleston!!! Our guide Mimi was terrific!!! We had so much fun listening to her & she answered all our questions. The best part is that she listened to all our questions about the tv show "Southern Charm". We also...More

2  Thank Cathy G
CharleyS127, General Manager at Charleston Culinary Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Cathy. We will make sure Mimi sees your kind words. Hope y'all ended up with a sighting or two of the 'Southern Charm' cast!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun way to explore Charleston

Our group really enjoyed our 2:00 tour. It was easy to find our starting point, and our guide, Dustin, was great! He taught us so much about the history of Charleston and the food in the area in a fun, informative way. There was more...More

Thank Roving683756
CharleyS127, General Manager at Charleston Culinary Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Dustin is certainly a fun and knowledgeable guide and glad you enjoyed your time with him. Come back and join us for another tour when you're feeling hungry again!

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3 September 2018|
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Response from Magan Y | Reviewed this property |
Agreed. Maybe 4 blocks between restaurants? Kind of goes in a square so you end up near where you started. It's a strolling pace.