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    Updated Dec 5, 2019

    Here's Where Locals Actually Eat And Drink In Charleston, South Carolina

    Avoid those sneaky tourist traps and eat where the locals do.

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    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to share their local tips for Charleston, South Carolina. Here are some of the delicious restaurants and bars they recommended around town.

    1. For excellent all-day breakfast: Early Bird Diner

    2. For all of the meats: Swig & Swine

    3. For a fabulous happy hour: The Darling Oyster Bar

    4. For a legendary dive bar: The Griffon

    5. For an indulgent Southern brunch: Hominy Grill

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    You have to go to Hominy Grill. It’s as Southern as they come and their brunch is fantastic, plus the staff is so friendly! Get the big nasty biscuit; you won’t regret it. —catherineg467955ee2

    Where: 207 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston

    6. For Asian dishes that are almost too good to share: Xiao Bao Biscuit

    7. For coffee in a cute setting: The Harbinger

    8. For freshly brewed beers with a view: Revelry Brewing Co.

    9. For a meal worth splurging on: FIG

    10. For some of the best barbecue in town: Lewis Barbecue

    11. For when you can't decide what you feel like eating: Workshop

    12. For a top selection of baked goods: King Street Cookies

    13. For alfresco dining by the water: Fleet Landing

    14. For cheap beer in a friendly atmosphere: Recovery Room Tavern

    15. For a sensational steak: Halls Chophouse

    16. For a fancy drink (in the name of science): Grill 225

    17. For Indian-inspired bites in a hip setting: Tu

    18. For soul-filling food: Jestine's Kitchen

    19. For decadent sweet treats: Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe

    20. For all the grits you'll ever need: Grace & Grit

    21. For unbeatable seafood: 167 Raw

    22. For surprisingly good fish and chips: The CODFather

    23. For good vibes and solid veggie options: Jack of Cups Saloon

    24. For an ~intimate~ dining experience: R Kitchen

    25. For a memorable meal: Butcher & Bee

    26. For a dog-friendly spot: The Barrel

    27. For famous frozen cocktails: Home Team BBQ

    28. For an affordable hidden gem: Edison James Island

    29. For dive bar vibes and mystery beers: Cutty's

    30. For a cozy neighborhood bar: Avondale Wine & Cheese

    31. For a drink with the locals: Juanita Greenberg’s Nacho Royale

    32. For drool-worthy duck fat fries: Tattooed Moose

    Note: Submissions have been edited for length and clarity.

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