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Restaurants around The Calhoun Mansion

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Gaulart & Maliclet French Cafe

French   0.36 miles from The Calhoun Mansion 78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Consistency is key here, and the standard breakfast of coffee, toast, butter and jam is still on the menu for a budget-friendly $2.85.  — Travel + Leisure

Gaulart & Maliclet French Café, known casually as "Fast and French", is a 30-plus-years restaurant veteran in Charleston.  — Where

Locals "gladly stand in line" for an "insanely cheap" "French fix", including a "decadent" chocolate mousse cake, at this "delightful" Downtown cafe. — Zagat

Locals crowd around the shared tables at this tiny spot, known as 'Fast & French,' to nibble on Gallic cheeses and sausages or nightly specials ($15) that include bread, soup, a main dish and wine. — Lonely Planet

This local favorite, also known as Fast and French, has celebrated 30—that's right, 30—years in business. — Fodor's

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Oak Steakhouse

Italian   0.38 miles from The Calhoun Mansion 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Offers “exemplary”, locally sourced beef and “impressive” wines in a “lively environment” that's “classy yet comfortable”. — Zagat

The menu here is more varied, with Italian flavors (house pastas), decent salads, lamb, roast chicken, and an excellent burger served with hand-cut truffle fries. — Frommer's

Located in a 150-year-old building in the heart of the French Quarter district in downtown Charleston, Oak features a menu that blends classic steakhouse fare with favorite Italian dishes — Where

Italian accents come out in a Gorgonzola fondue served with sweet apple slices and shatteringly crisp fried pancetta. Osso buco is a standout, and side dishes served family-style are uniformly rich. — Gayot

Housed inside the 150-year-old South Carolina Loan & Trust building, Oak Steakhouse serves steaks, local seafood, and vegetarian dishes with a farm-to-table emphasis. — Travel + Leisure

Bull Street Gourmet & Market

Delis   0.39 miles from The Calhoun Mansion 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Don't let the name steer you wrong—this gourmet market on King Street remains a distinguished purveyor of sandwiches, meats, cheeses, and wines. — Fodor's

The “killer sandwiches” are the thing at these “no-nonsense” counter-serve delis that also feature a “huge selection” of wine and “hidden extras” among the racks of select groceries. — Zagat

This gourmet corner store serves up simple yet elegant deli fare as well as a market offering produce, deli meats, cheeses and boutique wines and beer — Where

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Poogan's Porch

Seafood   0.46 miles from The Calhoun Mansion 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Dine on sherried crab soup and toast points in the dim, floral- patterned environs of this supposedly haunted Victorian mansion, tucked away on a downtown side street. — Lonely Planet

Tucked away on a charming downtown street, this is one of Charleston’s oldest and most reputable establishments for Lowcountry cuisine — Where

Classic Southern food in an 1888 house — Zagat

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82 Queen

Seafood   0.47 miles from The Calhoun Mansion 75 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Nothing compares to the quality and charm of this restaurant nestled in the French Quarter — Where

It can get “pricey”, for sure, but insiders insist it’s “worth the money” for a “true Lowcountry experience” that “stands the test of time.” — Zagat

Fine dining from one of the pioneers of Lowcountry cuisine, with 11 simple but elegantly decorated dining rooms dating back to the early 1700s, replete with original wood floors and period furnishings. — Frommer's

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Husk Restaurant

Burgers   0.47 miles from The Calhoun Mansion 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Perhaps the epicenter of Charleston's current dining revolution, Husk's witty, Southern-bound dishes from chef Sean Brock have helped restore eaters' faith in odd pig parts and chicken skin — Tasting Table

Believe the hype: everything on the menu is a contemporary spin on a Southern classic. — Frommer's

It’s hard to be consistently good in a city that’s evolving as quickly as Charleston, but Husk does just that. — Condé Nast Traveler

Southern fare in a Victorian locale — Zagat

Hardly a secret, Husk is still a buzzy restaurant even though it’s been open since 2010. — goop

Husk Restaurant

Burgers   0.47 miles from The Calhoun Mansion 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The South's most buzzed-about restaurant when it burst onto the scene in late 2010, and for damn good reason. — Lonely Planet

Brock and his team grow much of their own produce on the restaurant's farm, and research heritage recipes to showcase on the seasonal menu. — Gayot

With an abundance of accolades, Husk serves an ambitious menu steeped in the South—and the South alone. — Fodor's

The menu, which changes daily, focuses on fresh, exclusively Southern ingredients and invigorating reinterpretations of Southern and Lowcountry cuisine. — Concierge

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Bin 152

Barbecue   0.5 miles from The Calhoun Mansion 72 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

An intimate nook on Lower King, Bin 152 offers great wine, cheese, and charcuterie, served in an artsy enclave bursting with European character — Travel + Leisure

With a cheese list as carefully curated as its wine roster, Bin 152 is the best Charleston wine bar at which to start or end an evening in elegant fashion — Tasting Table

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Pearlz Oyster Bar

Seafood   0.5 miles from The Calhoun Mansion 75 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Check out the chalkboard of oyster varieties when you walk in. — Travel + Leisure

Located in the historic district of Charleston on East Bay Street, the original Pearlz is a fun, eclectic restaurant serving only the freshest seafood in a casual dining atmosphere — Where

The oysters come with crackers and cocktail sauce or just a little lemon and horseradish. Pearlz serves other options too, like respectable mahi tacos and an interesting take on crab pizza. — Gayot

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McCrady's Tavern

French   0.5 miles from The Calhoun Mansion 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Chef Sean Brocks' daily changing menu at this 18th-century French Quarter gastropub draws from local farms and fishermen (plus the rooftop garden). — Zagat

Have a beer in the same place George Washington once dined at this farm-to-table kitchen from award-winning chef Sean Brock — Where

Luxe low country. McCrady's is Charleston's first tavern, built in 1778 in the heart of the city's historic French quarter. — Travel + Leisure

Local celeb and executive Chef Sean Brock pioneered “new Southern” fine dining at this venerable spot, with produce fresh from local farms and local suppliers. — Frommer's

The food is perfectly seasonal and stringently local, and every farmer, harvester, fisherman, and local food-crafter who contributed to it is duly thanked in the menu. — Concierge

Minero

  0.51 miles from The Calhoun Mansion 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Favorites include the shrimp and masa grits and the Minero burrito stuffed with queso de Oaxaca, crema, hoppin’ john, avocado and poblano. "Salud" the meal with a margarita. — Where

Creative Mexican cuisine & tequila bar — Zagat

Minero serves up a wide array of flavorful tacos, incorporating southern touches like fried catfish or shrimp and Masa grits, all cradled in charred house-crafted tortillas. — Travel + Leisure

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Cypress - A Lowcountry Grille

Seafood   0.53 miles from The Calhoun Mansion 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Some of the city's finest charcuterie comes from the artisan kitchens of Cypress: A Lowcountry Grille. — Gayot

Sister restaurant to Charleston mainstays Magnolias and Blossom, Cypress serves a seasonal, Lowcountry- and Pacific Rim-inspired menu by James Beard-nominated chef Craig Deihl. — Travel + Leisure

Fusing Southern ingredients with French and Asian touches, the “creative regional cuisine” at this “upscale” French Quarter American makes “your idle taste buds think”. — Zagat

The cuisine is high-end Southern-American, with fresh local ingredients accented with exotic flavors, notably from the Pacific Rim. — Fodor's

Housed in an 1834 cotton warehouse, this restaurant blends original features—exposed brick walls and beautiful bay windows—with stylish, contemporary furniture and modern chandeliers. — Frommer's

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Drawing Room

  0.54 miles from The Calhoun Mansion 72 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The Drawing Room melds effortlessly into the art exhibition space at The Vendue — Where

Southern charm in Charleston with in-room fireplaces, a rooftop bar and Lowcountry fare. — Jetsetter

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Blossom

  0.55 miles from The Calhoun Mansion 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Exposed rafters, wood-paneled walls, and unadorned tables make this place casual and yet upscale. — Fodor's

Locally sourced Lowcountry fare & brunch — Zagat

Graced with a light, outdoor feel with courtyard dining and stunning decor, this restaurant offers up simple, American seafood dishes with a bit of flare — Where

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Magnolias

  0.57 miles from The Calhoun Mansion 78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The dining room reflects the food, with a fusion of exposed timber beams and wood floors with a crisp, modern design and simple, contemporary chairs and tables. — Frommer's

Magnolia's is a perfect lunchtime break when you find yourself on the tourist-heavy expanse of Bay Street. — Concierge

The theme at this extremely popular tourist destination is evident in the vivid paintings of creamy white blossoms that adorn the walls. — Fodor's

Billed as “uptown down South,” Magnolias blossoms with a menu whose highlights include the Down South Egg Roll stuffed with collard greens, shellfish over grits and frequently changing entrées. — Where

For a “classic Southern culinary experience”, diners descend upon this French Quarter “pioneer” serving up a “perfect mix of homestyle cooking and big-city flair” that’s “consistently a pleasure”. — Zagat

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Griffon

  0.58 miles from The Calhoun Mansion 74 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Charleston’s greatest dive bar—possibly ever. — Bon Appétit

Serving "above-par" bar food plus "craft beer on draft", this "Downtown icon" "rocks" with locals who also laud the "helpful" staff and "inexpensive" tabs. — Zagat

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Gin Joint

Burgers   0.59 miles from The Calhoun Mansion 74 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Easily Charleston's most accomplished cocktail bar, The Gin Joint is forever tweaking its engaging list of updated classics and newfangled drinks. Don't miss the snacks. — Tasting Table

A small list of "tasty" Eclectic "light bites" rounds out the midpriced offerings at this "premier spot for the cocktail aficionado". — Zagat

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Fulton Five

Italian   0.6 miles from The Calhoun Mansion 77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The shrimp panzanella is a tangy combination of balsamic vinegar, juicy grape tomato halves and cucumber brunoise. — Gayot

Tucked away in the antiques district, the northern Italian specialties are worth savoring. — Fodor's

Italian fine dining with a romantic feel — Zagat

This exceptional, quaint restaurant features simple, yet sumptuous Northern Italian fare—think chocolate- and espresso-rubbed filet with whipped potatoes, and orichiette with lobster, crab, sweet corn — Where

Another clandestine location, you’ll get to the entrance along a narrow, one-block street. — Travel + Leisure

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High Cotton Charleston

Barbecue   0.6 miles from The Calhoun Mansion 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

For a true Southern brunch, make your way to High Cotton on bustling East Bay Street. — Condé Nast Traveler

High Cotton, which serves roughly 800 Espresso Martinis a month, takes its name from an old southern term for living well. — Travel + Leisure

This “elegant” French Quarter mainstay supplies “generous portions” of “excellent” Southern fare sourced from “local ingredients” with a side of “charm and seamless service”. — Zagat

High Cotton is a committed member of the Charleston farm-to-table movement, with local suppliers the sources of wonderful small plates to share such as buttermilk-fried oysters. — Frommer's

This place remains unchanged by time: lazily spinning paddle fans, lush palm trees, and exposed brick walls. — Fodor's

Slightly North of Broad

Seafood   0.61 miles from The Calhoun Mansion 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This former warehouse with atmospheric brick-and-stucco walls has a chef's table that looks directly into the open kitchen. — Fodor's

The shrimp and grits comes with house-made sausage and country ham, and the Carolina quail breast is served in a port wine reduction with a side of cheese grits. — Concierge

Chef Frank Lee's Downtown bistro gets its moniker from the area of Charleston historically reserved for those slightly less wealthy than South of Broad Street residents — Tasting Table

Chef Frank Lee is nationally acclaimed for his award-winning Lowcountry cuisine prepared with a Maverick twist. — Where

Another restaurant firmly committed to its local suppliers, with a simple but enticing Southern menu that offers “medium plates” in addition to standard entrees. — Frommer's

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