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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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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 US$65,00
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.
From US$65,00
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 yesterday
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

Thank joyce32352
Reviewed yesterday 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A highlight of my time in Charlestin

Dustin was our guide on the 2pm tour. We went to 4 restaurants for 3 different cuisines and the 4th was dessert (red velvet bread pudding). Dustin's information on the town/history was interesting and he was entertaining. We enjoyed the variety of food and visiting...More

1  Thank Travel4FunYo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
History AND Food . . . a winner!

We were first time visitors to Charleston looking for some dining ideas for the rest of our trip. This culinary tour offered great background information on the choices with some awesome tastes of the historic city. Our host was full of energy and personality. He...More

1  Thank jenmorg405
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Robert S
4 June 2018|
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Response from ljgok | Reviewed this property |
They ask you about special needs when you register
19 May 2018|
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Response from jmcquil | Reviewed this property |
Our tour walked about 4 blocks total,with 2 blocks the longest stretch.
22 April 2018|
Response from Mel P |
Does $130.00 for 2 adults include all food & drinks?