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Savor the Flavors of Charleston Food Walking Tour

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Walk, talk and taste your way through historic Charleston South Carolina. This small-group 2.5-hour tour will immerse you in the history and culture of the Lowcountry and allow you experience a remarkable culinary scene in downtown Charleston.  Stops along the way will include many of the city’s leading restaurants through out the city.
  • Book ahead to guarantee your ideal time and day
  • Follow a guide who knows the best places to eat in Charleston
  • Sample enough food to count as a whole meal
  • Easy-to-find meeting location for your convenience
What to Expect
Your Charleston food tour meets on Anson Street at Bulldog Tours. Check in and meet your guide and group before heading out into the city on foot. Learn about how South Carolina’s food scene has changed over the years, and get a feeling for its current status as you pop into local eateries and bakeries. Stop by popular markets where locals like to snag a bite to eat, and taste samples of some of the best examples of Charleston food. Expect to try foods like stone-ground grits, pralines, collard greens, South Carolina barbecue, benne wafers, gourmet chocolate, and Southern seafood. The tastings on this tour qualify as a meal for most travelers, saving you the hassle of figuring out where to eat. You can also purchase alcoholic beverages along the way at your own expense.
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Important Information
Departure Point
18 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bottled water
  • Local Professional guide
  • Food Tastings
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Guide was interesting and we all learned something from the commentary. While focus was on low country cuisine, there was not a lot of emphasis on the specific restaurants - maybe they vary? Our group included about 18 people which...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mary W
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were in Charleston for a 'girls' weekend' from Thursday through Monday. Before heading down, I made reservations for us to take this tour - we all were so glad I did; we all agreed that it was the highlight of our visit (and we...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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BulldogTours1, Manager at Bulldog Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for your review and kind words about your guide Franny! Everything you outlined is what we look to achieve on our culinary tours--guests leaving full of great food and great history. We do our best to highlight and offer the foods that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible!! A must do in Charleston. Beth was very knowledgeable about the low country food and the historical background. Definitely a highlight of our trip

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank theroyalduchess
BulldogTours1, Manager at Bulldog Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review! Beth is a wonderful guide. She is very knowledgeable about Charleston and present the information in a very memorable fashion. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the tour as well as the food. Thanks again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first experience with a food tasting tour and we had a great time. We were stuffed after 5 stops. Each place provided us with an 8 inch plate and it was full! Our guide was friendly, fun and informative. We have zero...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Katherine P
BulldogTours1, Manager at Bulldog Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review! What better way to spend some time learning about Charleston than eating on the along the way. We are glad you enjoyed the tour, the guide, and walked away feeling full! Thanks again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took 2 tours, the Walking Historical Tour (highly recommend by the way) in the morning, and this one in the afternoon. I have to admit that I was a little disappointed in this tour. We had a small group, which was good but I...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Rita_Bill
BulldogTours1, Manager at Bulldog Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks ever so much for your thoughtful feedback. We have taken your suggestions to heart and are making some adjustments to improve the quality of the tour, i.e., larger portions and dessert AFTER the main course. We'd love to hear more details about your experience...More

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10 July 2019|
Response from theonlymaryhoward | Reviewed this property |
You would have to reach out to the tour companies directly as they would have to ask their participating restaurants. Bear in mind each place has a regular menu that they serve you with no substitutions.
11 April 2019|
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Response from theonlymaryhoward | Reviewed this property |
Less than a mile unless you choose to walk in from your hotel, then of course it could be more.
13 February 2019|
Response from theonlymaryhoward | Reviewed this property |
Each restaurant serves their specialty so you would have to ask when you are there. You do not pick and choose from the menu, it is preplanned, but, I don't recall a lot of meat but some on one of the tours I took.
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