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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.
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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.
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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 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

10  Thank tbpc4
Reviewed 2 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.

2  Thank jkclark11
Reviewed 3 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

5  Thank joyce32352
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful tour

This was an amazing tour. The food was tasty but our tour guide Dana made the entire tour. She was extremely knowledgeable and ready to answer any questions. We would definitely do this again.

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile
Afternoon food tour-loved it!

My husband and I took the 3:00 food tour with “Hoon” Calhoun. He was an absolute riot! He made the tour fun, interactive and added a number of great personal connections to low country cooking and the charm of Charleston. He definitely made the tour!...More

4  Thank Lauren P
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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!