2019 Best of the Best Awards

For another year, you voted and we listened when it comes to your favorite places around the Charleston region. Whether a Holy City native or new to area, use this guide to help you shop, dine or locate a specific service.

Farm to Table

Spring has sprung and in the Lowcountry that means the warm weather is here to stay, bringing with it a bounty of fresh produce.

The Establishment

Historic Broad Street's Dining Destination

The Dining Experience they Deserve

Restaurants for Mother’s and Father’s Day

The Gathering Cafe

Growing the green movement in Charleston

At the Altar of the Green Goddess

Bring on spring with new takes on perennial favorites

Bring on the Brunch!

There’s certainly no shortage of Lowcountry kitchens cooking up the perfect concoction of breakfast and lunch cuisine.

Love is in the fare

Looking for the perfect dining spot to cultivate romance or simply enjoy a good friend's company? Amorous vibes and mouth-watering menu options are right around the corner—there is no shortage of date night hangouts around town.

Rappahannock Oyster Bar

A new breed of restaurateurs delivers dishes fresh from the sea

Plant-Based Foods that Help You Stay Fit

Emilie Blanchard is a Carolina girl who started Tasty as Fit on Instagram and now, due to popular demand, develops fantastic, healthy, plant-based recipes.

Nurturing Talent in a Busy Kitchen

SNOB Executive Chef Russ Moore invests in people, food, community

A New Year’s Eve to Remember

Bringing in the New Year at home sounds simply luxurious. You've invited your favorite friends. Selected the perfect party attire. Bought the champagne. Now what?

Melvin’s BBQ

David Bessinger shares his family’s savory barbecue history

Pamper your Palate

The Holy City is a hub for feasting on fresh, soulful fare.

Lobbying for Bivalves

Lessons for strangers (to oysters)

Craft Beer for Dinner

What’s better than a delicious meal with a cool craft beer to wash it down? 


A concept that celebrates local history and South Carolina's unique food culture

Buzz-Worthy Barbecue

Dive fingers first, wearing a napkin for a bib, to feast on a rack of ribs... 

Charleston Living Reader's Choice 2018 Best of the Best Awards

You voted, we listened. As our city grows, so do our categories. Our annual Best of the Best covers all of our top local businesses and people

Alfresco Dining

Gather around the table outdoors to nourish body and soul

Just a Splash!

The livin’ sure is easy in the summertime. Weekends last longer. The sun shines brighter. And the drinks are sweeter.