Where to Find Charleston’s Best Oysters
It’s oyster season in the Holy City
If you’re an oyster fan, now is the best time to visit Charleston. Not only is it oyster season through April, the temperatures are pleasant and mild – without the oppressive humidity of the summer months. So here, we’ve compiled a handy guide on where to find some of the best oysters in the Holy City.
Coastal Provisions at Wild Dunes Resort
Located at the scenic Wild Dunes Resort, Coastal Provisions specializes in a seafood-centric menu – with a rotating selection of pristine oysters on the half shell every day. On top of that, the popular restaurant also offers a creative oyster and whiskey tasting that features unique oyster preparations.
From the team that behind FIG, a Charleston mainstay, comes this bustling spot housed in a 1920s bank building. While there’s a whopping regular assortment of raw oysters and clams, don’t miss the best-selling crispy oyster sliders made with house made Hawaiian buns. (Pro tip: the best seats in the house are at the long, lively bar.)
Leon’s Oyster Shop
Occupying a former auto body shop, Leon’s is an acclaimed eatery – it nabbed a James Beard nomination – that turns out oysters in creative, fun ways. Beyond raw on the half shell, you can also enjoy oysters here char-grilled with butter, lemon, and pamesan, or fried and tucked into a hearty sandwich.