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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 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.
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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1 - 5 of 62 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Do it!!

Allison was our guide and she was awesome! The food was delish and she was so knowledgeable about interesting history of Charleston! I’d go again!

2  Thank drebeth
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Worth every penny!

I’m a foodie and my girlfriend and I have been on several food tours throughout our travels together. This was one of the best experiences thus far. We did the 3 o’clock tour with Mimi who was an excellent guide. We started out at Eli’s...More

3  Thank Michael G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful experience!!

My husband and I did the Culinary tour yesterday with Dustin. First, I must say he was an incredible tour guide. Ask for him! It felt like we were spending the day with a group of long time friends - it was that comfortable and...More

11  Thank tbpc4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful Tour

Ask for Dana! She was absolutely wonderful. And she was incredibly knowledgeable about both the food and the history of Charleston.

3  Thank jkclark11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Definitely worth your time and money. Great time!

My granddaughter and I greatly enjoyed the 3:00 food tour with “Houn” Calhoun. He was a great guide and funny as well, with his recollections about growing up here! He made the tour very fun, talked with everyone and had a number of great personal...More

7  Thank joyce32352
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11 July 2018|
Response from abloemer01 |
not much at all. I wish we would have walked more in between restaurants because i needed to walk off the food. large portions and very rich food but delicious!