Family-Friendly Restaurants in Charleston

By:Devyn Whitmire

Date:9/8/2016

Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar
Fleet Landing offers a spectacular view of the Charleston harbor and some of the freshest seafood in town.

Charleston has so much amazing food, the number of options can be overwhelming. Here’s our short list of family-friendly spots to help narrow your search.

Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar

What it's known for: A favorite spot of both locals and tourists, Fleet Landing is one of the only places in Charleston to dine on the water. It's just a short walk from Waterfront Park and has unparalleled views of Charleston harbor and the Ravenel bridge. Your family will love the fresh seafood on the menu and the beautiful waterfront views that you can see from anywhere in the restaurant. Make sure you make a reservation though, it stays pretty busy.

Style: Seafood, Family-friendly, waterfront, lunch, dinner

Address: 186 Concord St., Charleston

Phone: 843.722.8100

The Tattooed Moose
The Tattooed Moose's Duck Club has been voted the best sandwich in Charleston.

The Tattooed Moose

What it’s known for: Best sandwich in Charleston? Check. Mike’s Famous Duck Club is in a league of its own, even featured on the Food Network’s "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives." There are other great choices too, and your kids will love the duck fat fries.

Style: Diner, late-night, lunch, brunch, sandwich, family-friendly

Address: 1137 Morrison Drive, Charleston

Phone: 843.277.2990

R.B.’s Seafood Restaurant

What it’s known for: This is an old-style seafood house, complete with a big menu of fresh Lowcountry fare and a great view of Shem Creek. A great choice no matter how large your party is, R.B.’s mission is to serve great food in a family-friendly setting.

Style: Seafood, family-friendly, traditional, Lowcountry, lunch

Address: 97 Church St., Mount Pleasant

Phone: 843.881.0466

Martha Lou's Kitchen
Martha Lou's is a must-visit for anyone searching for Charleston's best soul food.

Martha Lou’s Kitchen

What it’s known for: Tucked away in a little pink building, Martha Lou’s has been serving up home-style, Southern soul food for more than 30 years. You simply can’t deny your family food that makes you “roll-your-eyes-it's-so-good.”

Style: Southern, traditional, Lowcountry, family-friendly, lunch

Address: 1068 Morrison Drive, Charleston

Phone: 843.577.9583

The Wreck of the Richard and Charlene

What it’s known for: Your kids will love hearing the story behind “The Wreck,” as it’s known to locals, while snacking on boiled peanuts as you wait to be seated. The restaurant is named for a trawler that landed on the same spot in Shem Creek during Hurricane Hugo in 1989. It’s known for its local seafood prepared in the traditional Lowcountry way.

Style: Seafood, family-friendly, Lowcountry

Address: 106 Haddrell St., Mount Pleasant

Phone: 843.884.0052

Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar
Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar offers spacious tables and a fresh seafood menu that changes daily.

Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar

What it’s known for: Located in an 1800s brick building on East Bay, Amen Street is celebrating Lowcountry history in both its architecture and its menu. The restaurant has an awesome raw bar, where the fish and oyster menu changes daily. It’s a perfect lunch spot with large, comfy booths that are perfect for families.

Style: Seafood, casual, family-friendly, lunch, dinner

Address: 205 E. Bay St., Charleston

Phone: 843.853.8600
Artisan Meat Share
Artisan Meat Share features house made charcuterie by chef Craig Deihl.

Artisan Meat Share

What it’s known for: If your family is craving something other than seafood, grab lunch at Chef Craig Deihl’s house-made charcuterie spot. This place is all about meat, and it’s cured in house and served up on crispy bread, salad or just by itself. Let your kids expand their palate by trying a gourmet sandwich, or keep it classic by ordering off the kids’ menu, they’ll be happy either way.

Style: Sandwich, family-friendly, lunch, James Beard nominee

Address: 33 Spring St., Charleston

Phone:843.641.7299

The Glass Onion
The Glass Onion offers soulful food and a bevy of other seasonal dishes native to the Lowcountry.

The Glass Onion

What it's known for: Located on busy US 17 west of Charleston's historic district, this relaxed restaurant serves what it calls "soulful food." It's the place to teach your kids about deviled eggs, po' boy sandwiches and other seasonal Lowcountry grub. And your meal won’t be complete without sampling some of their homemade ice cream.

Style: Southern, casual, family-friendly

Address: 1219 Savannah Highway, Charleston

Phone: 843.225.1717

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