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Family-Friendly Restaurants in Charleston

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Devyn spends her days creating content to build an online community of travelers. She is a firm believer there’s always something new to Discover in the Palmetto State.
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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.

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


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

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


The Washout

What it’s known for: A relaxed environment, fantastic service and classically delicious menu make The Washout on Folly Beach the ultimate crowd-pleaser for families in need of a bite. Vacationers and locals rave about everything from the burgers and fries, to the fried flounder and the crab dip. Walk up from the beach for a quick bite and a cold drink and stay awhile for the live music.

Style: Family-friendly, Beach Eats, Outdoor Dining, Sports Bar, Casual

Address: 41 Center Street Folly Beach, SC 29439

Phone: 843.633.0143

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


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

Devyn Whitmire
Devyn spends her days creating content to build an online community of travelers. She is a firm believer there’s always something new to Discover in the Palmetto State.