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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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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 21-05-04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour
FACE MASKS: All guests & guides must wear a mask while indoors. WAIVERS: All guests must sign a waiver confirming no signs of illness in last 14 days. SOCIAL DISTANCE: 6 feet between parties is required while touring outside. While dining, parties will be separated as much as space allows.
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Updated 21-05-04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    46 State St
    46 State St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Meet 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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    Pass by
    Charleston City Market
  • You'll end at
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Highlights
  • 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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Important Information
Departure Point
46 State St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe, 78 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA Carmella's, 198 E Bay St #100, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Inclusions
  • City-certified guide
  • 2.5-Hour Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour
  • All pre-selected food tastings at 4 Charleston restaurants (meal for most)
  • Water & fountain beverages
Exclusions
  • 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 (843-259-2966) at least *36 hours* before your scheduled tour in order to 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 for dietary restrictions 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!). In the event of operator cancellation, we will notify all guests in advance as soon as a decision to cancel has been made (extremely rare).
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for those under 8 years of age.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 8 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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Cara B wrote a review May 11
9 contributions1 helpful vote
Our tour guide John was certainly the highlight of this experience. Loved how the restaurants chosen focused on low country cuisine. Didn't feel rushed and had the opportunity to meet some great people visiting the area too. We had the 2pm tour and didn't need dinner! Highly
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Olivia wrote a review May 11
Alexandria, Virginia2 contributions
The guide was extremely knowledgable, and we enjoyed having conversations with everyone in our group! We all got along really well, and the food was delicious! Mine and my husband's favorite stop was Poogans Smokehouse. The BBQ was SO GOOD! We will definitely be going back there
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Date of experience: April 2021
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becker_lana wrote a review May 11
Fishers, Indiana, Usa3 contributions
Great diversity of food and everything was delish. Most food I've had on a food tour so you will get full. Guide was fun and knowledgeable about food culture. I wish tad more history incorporated in tour, but still highly recommend. Truly awesome no chains downtown so great way
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Theresa S wrote a review May 9
2 contributions
John was great. Would have preferred more stops and less talking. So many great restaurants to experience
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Jill T. wrote a review May 1
McCrory, Arkansas3 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I went on the Downtown Charleston food tour while we were in town celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary! John was our tour guide and he was absolutely fantastic! The food we tried was all delicious and definitely things I wouldn’t have tried on my own! John gave
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By: Charleston Culinary Tours
jocelynd102
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Make sure you have dinner reservations after the tour
I have been on 11 Food Tours and never had to go out to dinner afterwards. We had four food stops. We informed our
FalmouthMaine
FalmouthMaine
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Incredible edible experience!
Guild’s Farm to Table tour was the best! Hosted by a native Charlestonian, Guilds brings this charming city to lif
Dianne S
Dianne S
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Well worth it.
Our guide Sommer was very personable and knowledgeable about the culture,buildings,trees, plants and all things Cha
CCBNYCNC
CCBNYCNC
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TASTY HISTORY
This is, by far, my favorite way to experience city culture; in Charleston, it comes with an added dollop of fascin
Brass
Brass
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Delish dinner narrated with History lesson!
We had friends visiting overnight and I wanted them to experience Charleston food and history somehow.... and I fou
Andy E
Andy E
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Awesome Farm to Table food experience
My wife and I did the Farm to Table walking tour this past Saturday. It was way more fun than we thought it would b
Travelfreaks12
Travelfreaks12
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Premium Charleston Foodie Experience
This was my third food tour with this company. This tour ended up with a 12 course meal. You could ask the chefs qu
acphifer
acphifer
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Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour - 5 Stars
My companion and I participated in a walking food tour this week. We loved it! Dana, our guide, was friendly, kno
JTaylorR
JTaylorR
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Extraordinary in al parts!
Shopping at the Vege Bin, a tour of the growing Upper King Street area, and the complete Farm to Table dining adven
lucygirl64
lucygirl64
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New Years
Our tour guide, Susan, was fantastic!! She was not only knowledgeable but also made the tour a lot of fun! Food was
casst1234
casst1234
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Great culinary/walking tour
Our family of four took this tour and thoroughly enjoyed it! Our guide, Sommer, was very knowledgeable of both the
Cruise_Ship_Girl
Cruise_Ship_Girl
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Dessert with Death - a delightful evening!
We attended the "Dessert with Death" tour. As we know this is in the early stages of development, I hope this revi
KKEE-290
KKEE-290
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Great tour and great price!!
A great tour for foodies with a bonus of a walking tour to get your appetite up before sitting down for a 8 course
502jeremyk
502jeremyk
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Add this to your to-do list for any food or history lover.
Great day in downtown Charleston. 6 people in our group and we all had a great time. I have lived in Charleston for
amberlauren2016
amberlauren2016
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Dessert with Death....
Very disappointed with the desserts. I feel there definitely could have been more effort put into the desserts and
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