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Charleston: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

1. Charleston: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

On this secret food tour, you'll get to sample grits, fried oysters, fried green tomatoes and so much more. Charlestonians are extremely passionate about their local food, city, and its history. You'll get to learn all about the best southern foods and the unique culture behind them. By booking this tour, you'll get to try delicious food all around the beautiful historic district of Charleston. Plus, you'll also be able to discover the best shops and restaurants, and learn many other great local tips to make your experience truly memorable.

Charleston: Small Group Food Tour – Savor the Flavors

2. Charleston: Small Group Food Tour – Savor the Flavors

Taste your way through Charleston on a comprehensive food tour. Visit a variety of local eateries, culinary landmarks, restaurants, and bakeries, each with its own story. Experience more than 300 years of history while sampling delicious specialties. Gain a unique perspective on the area and food culture from your guides, each with their own culinary credentials. Enjoy small samples at each location that will equal a large meal. Typical tastings include: Stone ground grits •Charleston benne wafers •Locally-made gourmet chocolates •Southern pralines •Sweet tea •Collard greens •Lowcountry barbeque

Charleston: Savor the Flavors Upper King Street Food Tour

3. Charleston: Savor the Flavors Upper King Street Food Tour

Savor the unique flavors of Charleston on this food tour in the famous Upper King Street District. Visit some of the area's tastiest restaurants and get a taste of what they're serving up. Sample mouth-watering dishes of Lowcountry cuisine from the popular culinary innovators in this ever-evolving restaurant district. Tastings may include tea sandwiches and deviled eggs, benne wafers and sweet tea, fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, she-crab soup, and pimento cheese. Tour also focuses on Lowcountry dining customs and traditions.

Charleston: Walking History and Bar Tour

4. Charleston: Walking History and Bar Tour

Sip your way through 300 years of local history on this guided tour of Downtown Charleston. Meet your guide at the first bar, where you will sample an appetizer and get the chance to purchase some of the area's finest local beers. As you savor your drink, listen to your guide's commentary of the historical roots of the city. From there, stroll through the charming alleyways and cobblestone streets of Charleston to several cultural sights including a dungeon, original city theater, and 300-year-old homes. Stop at a second bar and hear stories of the Prohibition era and its effects on the city's residents. Finish your tour at a local park near the waterfront for one last story.

Charleston: Boo-Hag and Brews Haunted Bar Hop

5. Charleston: Boo-Hag and Brews Haunted Bar Hop

Take part in a walking brew tour with a side of ghosts and enjoy an opportunity to engage back and forth with a local Charlestonian. As a combined bar and ghost tour, you'll visit 2 different bars where your guide will provide drink recommendations. A complimentary appetizer will also be served at the starting location Walk through historic downtown Charlestonian and hear ghost stories near local graveyards and homes, some of which are over 200 years old. The tour will wind down at a hauntingly beautiful local park where one of the first female serial killers was hung.

Charleston: Shem Creek Bar Tour

6. Charleston: Shem Creek Bar Tour

Guests will meet at the starting location where the host or hostess will lead participants to the correct table. After brief introduction, groups will have the opportunity to purchase a variety of recommended beverages, as they taste a variety of appetizers served at each of the three to four locations visited.  Your licensed tour guide, Capt. Bryan is a 7th generation Charlestonian of Huguenot Heritage and tell you the history of beautiful and historic Shem Creek as the group walks to the various stops. The tour will end at an establishment with a wonderful view of Shem Creek, typically as the sun is setting over the Charleston Harbor. Ride-share services are recommended to make sure you can take full advantage of all the delicious drinks and get home safely.

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What people are saying about Charleston

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 53 reviews

The Secret Food Tour with Oliver was such an enjoyable experience for us. Oliver kept us captivated with his knowledge of the food and the historical context not just around the food but about all things Charleston. We are so happy we planned the tour at the beginning of our stay because Oliver’s suggestions definitely helped us craft the rest of our trip. He shared so much more than we expected and adapted the stories he shared to our interests. It felt like we had a friend at Charleston!

We really enjoyed the food tour. All the food was amazing!!! Our tour guide, Blake Mims, was informative and made the tour really enjoyable!! Would definitely love to take another tour w/ him as our guide.

Megan was awesome- she really knows the city, it’s history, and it’s food- would recommend taking this tour !

We did the Food Tour and it was amazing. Great food, great history and great guide, Faith was awesome!

Great our! Blake Mims did an excellent job. He knows Charleston history!