Pages Okra Grill

Southern Classics on the Menu at these Charleston Restaurants


By Bailey Laskowski

It’s that time of year – pumpkin spice lattes and holiday comfort food. When you’re looking for some real Southern cooking, Charleston welcomes you with open arms. The city prides itself on good cookin’ and Southern hospitality. Good news: this list gives you a sneak peek into the best Charleston area restaurants serving up all your Southern favorites.

Page’s Okra Grill

Page's Okra Grill in Mount Pleasant, SC

Page’s Okra Grill

A favorite among locals, this down-home restaurant is located near beautiful Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant. Page’s puts extra focus on freshness and quality, making every meal special. From chicken livers to okra stew, these recipes will leave you satisfied and filled with Southern comfort. Now featuring a full bar, Page’s is the perfect food destination for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. 302 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant | pagesokragrill.com

Hominy Grill

As seen on Food Network and the Travel Channel, Hominy Grill is the spot everyone flocks to for delicious homemade Southern favorites. The Charleston vibes are strong here with the old architecture and charming outdoor patio. Award-winning chef/owner Robert Stehling lets the Lowcountry’s unique cultural history and flavors guide his cooking. Every meal is served up with love and care so the flavors are unbeatable. 207 Rutledge Ave., Charleston | hominygrill.com

Slightly North of Broad

Slightly North of Broad in Charleston, SC

Slightly North of Broad

Presentation is key at this downtown hot spot. SNOB’s popularity continues to grow so make a reservation. The specials change daily, so just when you think the menu can’t taste any better, it always does. The creativity of the chefs at SNOB inspires every customer who gets a taste. Stop by for the lunch specials, which are affordable and delicious. 192 East Bay St., Charleston | snobcharleston.com

Jestine’s Kitchen

With a motto like “Southern food with lots of soul,” you know it’s going to be good. Jestine’s puts a homemade touch on Southern favorites that’s so good you’ll feel as if you’re back in your own mama’s kitchen. If you’re not too stuffed, head next door to Jestine’s sweet shop to indulge in homemade desserts after your unforgettable Southern meal. Jestine’s is affordable and conveniently located right around the corner from historic King Street. 251 Meeting St., Charleston | jestineskitchen.com

Martha Lou’s Kitchen

Martha Lou's in Charleston, SC

Martha Lou’s Kitchen

For 30 years, Martha Lou’s Kitchen has been serving up roll-your-eyes-it’s-so-good soul food. A local favorite, Martha Lou’s sticks to tradition. It’s a no-frills restaurant with an affordable menu and one of the most authentic Southern experiences you’ll find anywhere. In fact, Martha Lou’s sweet tea and fried chicken just might leave you stuffed and speechless. 1068 Morrison Drive, Charleston | marthalouskitchen.com