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Charleston Historic Downtown Food Walking Tour with Tastings

  • 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 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.
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.
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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1 - 5 of 77 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Interesting and informative

The food was a good overview of the city the guide was interesting and informative well worth the money

Thank Cathy L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Food and history

We enjoyed our Charleston Culinary tour. We went to four different restaurants, Eli’s table was our favorite but they were all worth a visit. Alcohol is not included in the tour, just soft drinks. Our guide was entertaining and covered the history of Charleston. There...More

Thank Sushila N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Downtown Charleston culinary tour

Excellent food and the best tour guide. Dustin was friendly and knowledgeable. Was a fun and delicious afternoon!

1  Thank Kristin D
Charley S, General Manager at Charleston Culinary Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words about our Downtown Charleston Culinary Tour Kristin! We are certainly lucky to have Dustin as one of our guides. Glad y'all enjoyed his tour and had a tasty time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Culinary Your

If I were to rate our tour guide alone she deserves 5 plus stars. Dale was excellent. She did a great job explaining the history of Downtown Charleston. She knew her history well and after learning a little about Charleston I started to love it...More

2  Thank Denise P
Charley S, General Manager at Charleston Culinary Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback Denise. We are happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time with Dale and that the 1st half of your tour went so well, but of course disappointed to hear that the rest of the tour did not seem...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Some good, some bad and some ugly

Our guide "Mimi" was very good. The food was a mixed bag of Great, mediocre and poor. Poogan's food was delicious but it went down hill from there. Glad we did it but wouldn't do it again.More

2  Thank Nathan W
Charley S, General Manager at Charleston Culinary Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Happy to hear you enjoyed Mimi's tour and glad you found some dishes worthy to be called Great! Unfortunately, you've described a much larger spectrum of food quality than what we aim for on tour. Since our goal is greatness throughout, we would love if...More

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2 September 2018|
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Response from Magan Y | 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.
6 August 2018|
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Response from drebeth | Reviewed this property |
Ours was about 2.5 hours