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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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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
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
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 2 days ago
Must do

If you go on a food tour make sure you get Hoon Calhoun. Wonderful guide with more knowledge about Charleston than other locals. He grew up in the area, knows all the chefs in town, carriage drivers and locals in the market. Hoon has a...More

1  Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The culinary walking tour with the guide named Hoon is not to be missed. His delightful humor, quick wit, knowledge and friendly attitude were wonderful. Simply a delightful event. We took a tour that started at 9:30am in the historic area. The food samplings were...More

Thank georgeg417
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had friends in town and we got the last 3 tickets. What a great afternoon,our guide Hoon Calhoun was superb. He is a great story teller and professional host. The restaurants are fun and really good food. Planning to do another one soon.

5  Thank jmcquil
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun afternoon and great introduction to Charleston

This was a great introduction to Charleston. We sampled at 4 wonderful restaurants and our tour guide, Mimi, was quick, funny and knew good food. She gave us tips for our visit of one week. Our group was great and made the afternoon so enjoyable....More

Thank martha5447
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Best way to see Charleston!

This is the best way to see Charleston! My friends and I wanted a little culture and history and a lot fun on our trip and this was the perfect mix. Great food and atmosphere, while getting to see Charleston and learn about the local...More

3  Thank mollyhollowell
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Response from nish622 | Reviewed this property |
If I recall it was about two hours.