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Downtown Charleston Culinary Tour

From US$60.00
  • 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 Tour
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.
From US$60.00
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.
From US$60.00
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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1 - 5 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Excellent tour with entertaining guide and excellent food!

This was a highlight of our recent trip to Charleston & Savannah. We didn't realize how large the samples we'd get would be - make sure you come hungry! The restaurants were very diverse and all served one of the favorite menu items. Relatively easy...More

1  Thank Carolynn B
Reviewed 3 days ago
Excellent food, great fun!

This culinary tour was lots of fun. We went to three different places where we sampled the cuisine, one was family style. The final place we had drinks and a dessert. They were all within easy walking distance. Our tour guide was Charlie and she...More

1  Thank bencol
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Hoon was a hoot!

We spent a great afternoon enjoying great food and learning a lot about Charleston. Highly recommend this tour.

1  Thank Frank W
Reviewed 6 days ago
History and Food

We were fortunate to have Patrick D. as our guide. An 8th generation Charlestonian he was a wealth of knowledge about the city and shared personal stories of his family. But he is also a foodie and had great recipe tips. He will be moving...More

1  Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 1 week ago
Food was good....tour guide only so so

We always enjoy finding a local food tour because it's a good way to learn about an area and its history. While the food at our 4 stops was good, our tour guide didn't add much to the experience. It was his last tour with...More

Thank FranknShawn
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Tina M
5 April 2018|
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Response from sam a | Reviewed this property |
all the restaurants we went to are accessible, however, you have to navigate curbs & cobblestones. Suggest you contact the tour director in case the venues changed.