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Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour provided by Charleston Culinary Tours

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Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour

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On this tour, you won’t waste any time researching restaurants for your Charleston visit, and 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 hear about the history of the city along the way. You also come away with dining ideas for the rest of your stay.
You'll start at
46 State St
46 State St, Charleston, SC 29401, USAMeet at Charleston Culinary Tours - 46 State St, Unit B, Charleston, SC 29401
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    French Quarter
    Stop: 2 hours -
    We will be walking throughout the French Quarter in Downtown Charleston, SC, part of the oldest and largest historic district in the country.
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  • 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
  • Skip lunch, and your food samples fill you up
  • Restaurant stops are long enough to give your legs a chance to rest
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 takes 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, go home with suggestions about where to eat for the rest of your trip.
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Departure Point
46 State St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
2h 30m
Return Details
Kaminsky's, 78 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA Blind Tiger Pub, 36-38 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA Toast, 155 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA Blossom, 171 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA Carmella's, 198 E Bay St #100, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
  • All pre-selected food tastings @ 4 restaurants (meal for most)
  • Water & fountain beverages
  • City-certified guide
  • Alcoholic/speciality beverages (available for purchase at most locations)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dietary restrictions must be communicated directly to Charleston Culinary Tours at least *36 hours* before your scheduled tour or restrictions will not be accommodated.
  • Vegan, dairy/lactose, & soy restrictions cannot be adequately accommodated. Guests with multiple allergies should contact Charleston Culinary Tours prior to booking to confirm accommodation.
  • We cannot assume responsibility for those with severe allergies.
  • We make every effort to provide a full meal for all guests, however, substitutions may not be 1-for-1 with regular tour offerings.
  • We recommend weather-appropriate attire and comfortable walking shoes.
  • Tours operate rain or shine, hot or cold. In the rare cases of EXTREME weather (e.g. Hurricane!), we will notify all guests of cancellations in advance.
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ljpf wrote a review Mar. 2020
Poplar Bluff, Missouri1 contribution
Susan was a wonderful tour guide. Food was Avery authentic to the SC area. It was delicious and big portions. We were full by the end. Great way to get a taste of the region. I’d recommend it to anyone visiting the area.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Tana F wrote a review Mar. 2020
Midland, Texas64 contributions12 helpful votes
Food tour was amazing and we got to try several different dishes. Shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, the hush puppies with praline butter was amazing! We then moved restaurants and had a shrimp boil Yummy! We then moved to the market and had amazing biscuits. Last stop was
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Date of experience: March 2020
Jackie208 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Swedesboro, New Jersey54 contributions22 helpful votes
This tour was a great way to sample a variety of local food. We stopped at 4 different restaurants and everything was delicious. We went back the next day for lunch at one of the restaurants and will definitely eat at the others when back in Charleston.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Departure629037 wrote a review Mar. 2020
1 contribution
Food was good. Guide talked a lot about Charelston and himself. Did not allow much time for folks on the tour to interact.
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Date of experience: March 2020
drschmangie wrote a review Mar. 2020
Chicago, Illinois86 contributions5 helpful votes
This was a great introduction to Charleston food and the city in general. The guide was very knowledgeable and the food was delicious. Recommend!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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By: Charleston Culinary Tours
Delicious tour😋
It was nice trying many local foods. Our tour guide was outstanding; she was knowledgeable and shared many great st
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What a HOOT with HOON!
Our last full day of adventures, our morning started with Hoon Calhoun's Chef's kitchen tour. If I had to use one
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Guilds Rocks!
Guilds Hollowell and the culinary tour was awesome! This was our first trip to Charleston and we simply asked Guil
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Poor experience
Met only one chef and saw only two kitchens. Information came from tour guide who was soft spoken and hard to hear
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Soooo much good food and fantastic tour guide!
Loved this tour! Our guide, Houn Calhoun - was an informative and interesting Charlestonian who had great stories
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Delicious and informative
the Food was amazing and our guide was funny and informative. I had a truly great time as our guide also pointed ou
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Fabulous Food in a Charming City
Our guide was Charleston native, Hoon Calhoun and he was a real delight. Funny, engaging and extremely knowledgeab
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Very lovely
Dustin, our tour guide, was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend taking the tour with him as t
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Fun and informative! Duncan was very entertaining and quite knowledgeable of Charleston’s deep history.
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Worth while experience
Three of us took in the Charleston Upper King Street Culinary tour, two of us were visitors, the third a local resi
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A Wonderful Food Tour
We have done multiple food tours during our many visits to Charleston. This by far was the most enjoyable. We visit
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Stella D
Very Disappointing-DO NOT SIGN UP
My husband and I did the Upper King Street Culinary Tour and started out at a burger place. We had samples of buffa
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Marlene P
Great time
We chose the food tour the day before and we were happily surprised to find that our Mixology tour guide was Dustin
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Houn Calhoun
The local stories that Houn shared with us were amazing along with every restaurant stop along the way. This is a
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Bridget R
Great Food Tour Experience with Susan
We had a great experience with Susan as our guide. She was super knowledgeable and had a great balance of informing
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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