3640 Dorchester Road
North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone: (843) 554-4140
Fax: (843) 554-4148
Basico is a taqueria, which is a Mexican eatery with a focus on tacos. The bright and whimsical interior decor is appealing to children and adults alike. The vivid lime green walls are adorned with contemporary artworks, and guests are seated on grass green chairs across round plastic tables. One can also dine outdoors in the courtyard, beneath tall elms. The dishes are creatively prepared using various meat parts and the seasonal ingredients are procured from local growers. Try tacos in varieties like Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Pulled Pork, Brisket and Chorizo. There is also a vegetarian option prepared using Mepkin Abbey mushrooms, Cotija cheese and avocados. Other items include Popcorn Shrimp and Braised Heirloom Beans, along with desserts like Watermelon-Jalapeño Sorbet. Keep an eye out on the website for events such as Restaurant Week.
Extra Virgin Oven, or EVO prides itself in preparing authentic Neapolitan wood-fired pizza. Besides it delicious paninis, calzones and pasta, diners could also try the their gourmet artisan flatbread pizzas. The swiss chard pie is also delightful. The ingredients at this eatery are seasonal and are always locally sourced, while the dressings at EVO are house made. Also offering a slew of freshly baked goods, the food at Extra Virgin Oven is always a treat for your taste buds.
The letters in the name stand for Daniel Island Grill, another restaurant outside Charleston. Located in a former garden nursery in the Old Village by the Navy base, this restaurant has plenty of outdoor seating, and a few fire pits get lit on cool evenings. Inside, there are many televisions showing sports. The full bar has a happy hour with discounted drinks and appetizers including free oysters from 5p to 7p every Friday. Menu items include sandwiches, burgers, salads, chicken wings and other fare. If you're walking with a dog, it is welcome, too. Parking is on the street or in a side lot. -Natasha Lawrence
Friendly and casual in the Historic Park Circle district near the former Charleston Naval Base, this inviting restaurant offers freshly prepared Southern comfort food. Entree samples include the blackened chicken spring rolls, its signature buttermilk fried chicken, apple glazed salmon and BBQ sauteed shrimp. For large parties, there is a private room in the back. An old-fashioned, long-counter full service bar by the entrance with stools offers cozy spots for after work happy hour drinks and socializing. Patrons can also relax outside with a glass of wine. Don't miss the delectable desserts, like the Kahlua Cheesecake. There is late-night live entertainment on the weekends. -Natasha Lawrence
Authentic Irish food can be found at this hidden gem in Old Village near the Navy base. The prime rib sandwich and fish and chips are just a couple of the popular items on its extensive menu. There's a full bar with happy hour and a large selection of beers. Sports fans can watch live games on one of the many TVs mounted on the walls around the restaurant. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the restaurant also has a very popular Sunday jazz brunch. Street parking is available, and there is a smoking section. -Natasha Lawrence
Serving traditional fare with a continental touch, this casual, family-friendly restaurant on the west side of the Cooper River also offers fresh seafood dishes such as calamari, crab cakes, she crab soup and seafood pasta. There's a large selection of craft beer and a full service bar where diners can opt to eat. House specials, live music and cigar smoking on the porch draw loyal patrons and visitors alike. -Natasha Lawrence
You cannot miss the wooden-ribbed exterior with their trendy neon sign. Ms. Rose's Fine Food & Cocktails is a Southern restaurant where everyone is welcome to dine at their charming, vintage and funky diner. Their mobile walls are decked with built-in screens while on the other side the kitchenware mural will impress you. Eclectic lighting adds to the charm of this place. Savor their dishes like Smoked Meatloaf, Rose’s Fried Chicken, Pulled Pork and, Shrimp and Grits. Enjoy the happy hour with delicious cocktails. Round off your meal with decadent desserts like Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake, New York Cheesecake and Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee,
Serving delicious Greek and Mediterranean cuisine in a fun atmosphere the whole family can enjoy, Manny's Neighborhood Grille is the place to head to for a casual dining experience. It is easy to gauge the popularity of the restaurant simply by taking a peek inside; it is perpetually bustling with families, seniors, sports fans and pretty much anyone else from the neighborhood you can think of! The menu features some Greek specialties like Spanakopita and the Greek style lamb shank and pasta, which is Manny's signature dish. The Sunday brunch, served between 11a and 2p includes a complimentary Bellini or Mimosa. You can enjoy Team Trivia on Thursdays and Sundays, as well as wine tasting events on the last Tuesday of every month. A neighborhood restaurant in the true sense.
Tattooed Moose is a local favorite just five minutes outside of downtown Charleston. Created with Charleston residents in mind, this incredibly friendly pub does their bests to make guests spend the whole day carousing with regulars. Along with a happy hour that is so cheap they should be out of business, Tattooed Moose also offers a seasonal menu of hearty American favorites that somehow manages to innovate on tried and true bar food staples. Garlic confit and bleu cheese fries and the duck confit club sandwich are just two examples of this, although everything on the menu brims with originality. Best of all, the kitchen at Tattooed Moose is open until 1:00 AM. With a full bar, extensive menu of rare local craft brews and insanely tasty food, Tattooed Moose is a prime example of a bar doing just about everything right.
This brewpub has been named Edmund's Oast after Edmund Egan, one of the pioneers of brewing operations in Charleston. Oast refers to a type of kiln in which hops are dried. At this beer haven, customers can sample in-house brews as well as globe-spanning draft beers. Sip beers like Foothills Jade IPA with melon and citrus flavors, De Molen Hel and Verdoemenis from Netherlands and the Swiss Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chie infused with flavors of oak, balsamic and tart cherry. Pair light snacks like Smoked Bar Nuts with cocktails such as The Red Wedding with hibiscus extracts. This bar frequently hosts events for connoisseurs like Beer Week and Beer School; check the website for the detailed schedule.
Martha Lou's Kitchen on Morrison Drive is somewhat of a landmark in North Charleston. Often claimed to serve some of the most authentic Southern and soul food fare around town, the charming eatery is almost always buzzing with locals and tourists. The restaurant itself has hardly anything to write home about, but its offerings will definitely rock your world if you'r a fan of traditional Southern-style cooking. The family-run eatery specializes in fried chicken, and has been featured quite a lot in the media. Apart from their fabled fried chicken, other dishes such as cornbread, lima beans, mac and cheese too wont fail to impress you. Delightfully low prices, a nice, homey ambiance, and drool-worthy Southern feast that comes second to none is what sets Martha Lou's Kitchen apart from other restaurants. Oh, and while you are here, try their sweet tea too!
Soak up the warm countryside air, while you feast on some barbecued delights at this Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ venue in South Carolina. Besides the scrumptious food, this place also boasts of a well-equipped bar and excellent live country, indie, folk, and pop music performances.