Charleston is undeniably one of the best food destinations in the country. Its chefs and restaurants consistently attract national press and win culinary awards. With so many great options, the only disappointment is deciding where you won’t get to eat. Here’s a quick list of can’t miss favorites:

Fine Dining:
Blossom Cafe (171 East Bay St., 843-722-9200)
Charleston Grill (224 King St., 843-577-4522)
Cypress (167 East Bay St., 843-727-0111)
FIG (232 Meeting St., 843-805-5900)
Husk (76 Queen St., 843-577-2500)
McCrady’s (2 Unity Alley, 843-577-0025)
Oak Steakhouse (17 Broad St., 722-4220)
Peninsula Grill (112 N. Market St., 843-723-0700)
Slightly North of Broad (192 East Bay St., 843-723-3424)
The Macintosh (479-B King St., 843-789-4299)

Breakfast, Lunch or Casual:
Basil (460 King St., 843-724-3490)
Coast Bar and Grill (39-D John St., 843-722-8838)
Cru Cafe (18 Pinckney St., 843-534-2434)
High Cotton (199 East Bay St., 843-724-3815)
Hominy Grill (207 Rutledge Ave., 843-937-0930)
Sticky Fingers (235 Meeting St., 843-853-7427)
Taco Boy (217 Huger St., 843-789-3333)
T-Bonz Gill and Grill (80 N. Market St., 843-577-2511)
The Grocery (4 Cannon St., 843-302-8825)
39 Rue de Jean (39 John St., 843-722-8881)

One last piece of advice when planning your trip: gear up and get some rest before you go. It’s often all too easy to be lured to the early morning hours by a gracious Southern accent and some rooftop cocktails when you’re in Charleston, S.C.