Getting to know: Seafood Restaurants in Charleston, South Carolina

Today I woke up to pouring rain and had a hard time realizing that apparently summer is over in Germany. Seems like the weather god is sending first signs. Besides that, farmers’ markets have started selling plums. Oh oh, that’s a sign of transition: First come asparagus and rhubarb in our hemisphere, then strawberries, cherries and finally apples and plums. Let’s not be sad though, summer will be back in only about a year’s time and until then I will keep on dreaming of good weather and long summer nights (irony).

I spent this summer in the US. One of my favorite spots there is Charleston in South Carolina.  Charleston is a very laid back beach town with a great food culture. I felt that the variety of restaurants is so huge that I could barely make up my mind where to go. One thing left me curious though: Crabs. You hear & read about them everywhere. Be it for she crab soup, blue crab cakes or Alaska snow crab legs. Crabs in Charleston are omnipresent. So I decided to go on crab journey and went to Folly Beach.

‘Shacktacular’ Crab House on Folly Beach

This crab shack on Folly is a beach restaurant with a nice terrace and your sea food comes with a bucket: We spent half of our time cracking shells :)
Charleston low country boil.

Low Country Boil

The low-contry boil was a nice combo of crabs, shrimps, oysters & veggies like corn and potatoes.The crab cakes were delicious, too. Yet I was so full that I could have gone for a loooong walk afterwards.

Another place that we kept on passing but never went to is The Crab House, with a branch in downtown Charleston and another one on right on James Island. I know there are countless other spots in Charleston that are good for seafood. Hanks Seafood or Hyman’s downtown are other known spots. Amen on East Bay is another one. That’s where I had my first half dozen of delicious oysters. Oh, I just think of two: Pearlz and Fleet Landing. Charleston crab cakes

Charleston Blue Crab Cakes

Charleston I miss you already and hope to be back for new food adventure next year. My list of go to places is still impressively long!

If you want to learn more about Charleston’s food culture and tourist activities I recommend to visit


One Comment Add yours

  1. pmitsuing says:

    one of my favorite foods

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