Comfort Inn Downtown Charleston
144 Bee St.
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: (843) 577-2224
Fax: (843) 577-9001
144 Bee St., Charleston, SC, US, 29401
- Phone: (843) 577-2224
- Fax: (843) 577-9001
The Charleston Marriott's in-house restaurant, Saffire is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu is constantly evolving, featuring American fusion cuisine made from the freshest produce of the season. The breakfast buffet is particularly popular, and features delicious waffles, omelets and fresh fruit. The portions are great, and are complemented perfectly by the many wines on offer. The dress code is casual, so you can go and enjoy a delicious meal without the fuss of getting dressed up.
Set away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy part of downtown, Hominy Grill is located in the first floor of an 1897 shotgun dwelling, with its original pounded tin ceiling still in place. While the atmosphere is casually elegant, this place is all about the food: Shrimp Creole, Sautéed Shad Row with Bacon & Mushrooms, Shrimp Gumbo, Chicken Country Captain and Buttermilk Pie are some of the soul-satisfying southern dishes served here. Monday through Saturday the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sundays the restaurant is only open for brunch.
Lana Restaurant & Bar's philosophy is to offer its patrons 'Mediterranean Fare and Southern Fare', and it really does live up to it. Owner and chef John Ondo presents a menu filled with his interpretations of dishes from the areas surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, made with local Southern produce. The lunch and dinner menus feature items like smoked turkey panini, lamb kefta and various kinds of pasta. The tapas menu, which you can enjoy between 5p and 7p, Monday through Friday, features roasted shrimp, goat cheese, pommes frites and more.
Situated close to the historic district, the Harbor View Restaurant & Lounge sits atop the "round" Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview. You'll dine with a view that captures the spirit of Charleston and invites you to enjoy the spectacular views of the cityscape and the Ashley River. This family friendly restaurant offers American cuisine.
California Dreaming is situated at the mouth of the Ashley River, and therefore patrons can enjoy a dazzling view of the water as they dine on thick slabs of prime rib or the catch of the day. The building itself is designed to resemble a fort from the Civil War era, made out of brick with ceiling-high, arched windows. The fact that every single table has an excellent view of the Charleston Harbor keeps people coming back, as well as the delicious food. The expertly prepared prime rib, broiled steaks, seafood, salads, baby back ribs, sandwiches and burgers are enough to make your mouth water.
As part of the culinary and hospitality program of Trident Technical College, two attractive and formal dining rooms are open to the public. The 181 Palmer Dining Room at the Downtown Campus offers an attractive 50-seat dining room lab next to the student-run kitchen. Diners can enjoy a three-course prix-fixe meal (appetizer, entree and dessert) for USD15 per person. The dining room opens for lunch at 12p. The Mikasa Dining Room Mikasa Dining Room at the Main Campus at 7000 Rivers Avenue in North Charleston opens for lunch at 12:15p and dinner at 6p. Prix-fixe price for either lunch or dinner is USD12 per person. Reservations are required, and parking is avaliable on-site. Visit the website for more information, rules of attendance and menu postings. - Natasha Lawrence
One of the very few vegetarian and vegan-friendly places in the meat-loving Charleston, Dell'z Deli is located near Radcliffeborough. Named for the owner Maudell Grayson, Dell'z is a precious little place with a small waitstaff, a salad bar and oodles of good vibrations, as they say. Choose from a range of vegan and vegetarian delights like black bean hummus or the Beach Bum Wrap; everything on the menu is a 100 percent gluten free and certifiable delicious!
The Grocery is a slightly misleading name for this progressive King Street restaurant, stocking a small yet tasty menu of foods sourced from within Charleston or just on the outskirts of the city. The dishes range between tapas-style bites and more substantial plates, each of chef and owner Kevin Johnson's selections focusing on the quality of the produce and meat on offer. The restaurant boasts house made charcuterie and even an in-store canning operation designed to preserve the freshest flavors of the season. Surprisingly, a number of tasty cocktails are available at The Grocery's bar, all using fresh juices and mixers to create interesting tweaks to tried-and-true cocktails. One of the more forward-thinking establishments on King Street if not in Charleston as a whole, The Grocery is an interesting showcase of South Carolina's current culinary trends.
If you truly want a taste of Southern hospitality and rustic charm, then head to Huger's. This restaurant serves delicious fried chicken, barbecue ribs and fried chicken. The seafood and rice dishes are worth sampling as well. The restaurant has occasional live music and is also a meeting ground for political events.
Located in the old Seaman's Church with beautiful stained glass windows across from Old City Market, this high-energy pub with an eclectic American menu features 13 flat screen TVs and four projection screens for avid sports fans. Open for lunch, dinner and late night snacking, popular items include the half-pound burger, sandwiches, wraps and soups. A few house favorites are the Crab Cake Imperial, Calypso Mako Shark and Blackened Chicken Pasta. The restaurant also offers private party packages with a variety of menus. Popular with the locals is the jazz brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10a to 2p.
In The Macintosh, Chef Jeremiah Bacon blends classic American cuisine and southern traditional dishes, using Lowcountry produce and locally caught seafood. The dinner menu changes daily and seasonally to reflect the best produce and ingredients available. Decor and furnishings have a rustic theme, with original brick walls, reclaimed flooring and recycled doors that became tables. Brunch is available on Sundays, with a menu full of delicious options. There is a full bar with the Bacon Happy Hour Monday through Friday from five to seven PM.
A restaurant where the presentation of the dish is just as important as its flavor, O-Ku brings authentic Japanese cuisine to busy King Street. If a delicious sushi roll is what you seek, this restaurant has more than enough variety to satisfy you.Make sure to try the yellowtail carpaccio, lobster temaki and the spicy teriyaki pork belly. You can also savor Japanese street food like the duck taco. The hand-crafted cocktails, like the Sata Sangria, Basil Berry Lemonade and The Shogun, are sure to perfectly compliment your meal.