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Downtown Charleston Culinary Tour

Highlights
  • 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
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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.
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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 USD 68.00
Overview
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 (193)
1 - 5 of 89 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Don’t expect much

Thought we would come away with suggestions for great dining in Charleston and interesting foodie facts but were really disappointed. Tastings weren’t that great and the guide spent more time talking about himself rather than the food or the restaurants.

Thank Traveler29105
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Charleston Downtown culinary tour

Excellent tour food was very good and plentiful. Dale was a terrific guide knowledgeable and very friendly

1  Thank Gene409
CharleyS127, General Manager at Charleston Culinary Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you had a great time with Dale on the Downtown Culinary Tour! Come back and join us any time!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Another great tour

This was our fifth culinary tour with this group and they are always terrific. Dustin was our tour guide and he was so entertaining and very knowledgeable - I learned many new things I had not learned on other tours. I highly recommend a tour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank BennieG45
CharleyS127, General Manager at Charleston Culinary Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback Bennie! We love hearing from our repeat guests. Glad y'all had a good time with Dustin; he really knows his stuff. Sorry to hear you were not a big a fan of the gator and 1 Broad's offerings, but glad that...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Had expected something different

Had expected more stops and variety of foods. At Eli's, we had Chicken and waffles and pancakes. And shrimp and grits I think were there. Nothing was so delicious I wanted to go back. The next one had pork sliders, pimento cheese balls and maybe...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MartyR747
CharleyS127, General Manager at Charleston Culinary Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Kenneth. All of our culinary tours visit 4 restaurants and sample 8-10 courses. We are sorry to hear that this did not meet your expectations and that the offerings of traditional Charleston fare were not to your liking. We would love...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Great experience

Our group totally enjoyed the xulinary experience. Our food was awesome, the guide was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. Will definitely do this again.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Julia T
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Elaine W
29 October 2018|
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Response from Travel4FunYo | Reviewed this property |
4 - appetizer round, a couple of main course restaurants and a dessert restaurant.
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Betty W
12 October 2018|
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Response from Travel4FunYo | Reviewed this property |
You need to ask the tour vendor.
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debi243
2 September 2018|
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Response from Travel4FunYo | 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.
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