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Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour provided by Charleston Culinary Tours

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Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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A note from Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour
WAIVERS: All guests are required to sign a waiver confirming they have not exhibited signs of illness in the last 14 days. SOCIAL DISTANCE: 6 feet between parties is required while touring outside. While dining, parties will be separated as much as space allows.
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
On this tour, you won’t waste any time researching restaurants for your Charleston visit, and save money by steering clear of pricey, disappointing tourist traps. This food walking tour gives you a taste of Charleston’s best locally run restaurants, and you hear about the history of the city along the way. You also come away with dining ideas for the rest of your stay.
  • You'll start at
    46 State St
    46 State St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Meet at Charleston Culinary Tours - 46 State St, Unit B, Charleston, SC 29401
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    French Quarter
    Stop: 2 hours
    We will be walking throughout the French Quarter in Downtown Charleston, SC, part of the oldest and largest historic district in the country.
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    Pass by
    Charleston City Market
  • You'll end at
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  • Visit a number of locally owned and operated Charleston restaurants
  • Taste some of the city’s best food without having to do research
  • Your guide also tells you the history of the city as you walk
  • Skip lunch, and your food samples fill you up
  • Restaurant stops are long enough to give your legs a chance to rest
What to Expect
Your tour starts in downtown Charleston at a local restaurant. Meet your guide, and get ready to try some of the best local food the city has to offer. The meeting point is conveniently near downtown hotels and parking garages. From there, your guide takes you to a number of eateries to sample some of their best menu items. Get a taste of the South with dishes such as special sliders and pies, and wrap up your tour with a dessert. Your samples are large enough that by the end of this tour, you should be satisfied. Hear guide commentary about the city’s history along the way. This food tour ends near the original departure point. If you’re going to be in the area longer, go home with suggestions about where to eat for the rest of your trip.
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Important Information
Departure Point
46 State St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
2h 30m
Return Details
Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe, 78 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA Blossom, 171 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA Carmella's, 198 E Bay St #100, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
  • City-certified guide
  • 2.5-Hour Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour
  • All pre-selected food tastings at 4 Charleston restaurants (meal for most)
  • Water & fountain beverages
  • Alcoholic/speciality beverages (available for purchase at most locations)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dietary restrictions must be communicated directly to Charleston Culinary Tours at least *36 hours* before your scheduled tour in order to be accommodated.
  • Vegan, dairy/lactose, & soy restrictions cannot be adequately accommodated. Guests with multiple allergies should contact Charleston Culinary Tours prior to booking to confirm accommodation.
  • We cannot assume responsibility for those with severe allergies.
  • We make every effort to provide a full meal for all guests, however, substitutions for dietary restrictions may not be 1-for-1 with regular tour offerings.
  • We recommend weather-appropriate attire and comfortable walking shoes.
  • Tours operate rain or shine, hot or cold. In the rare cases of EXTREME weather (e.g. Hurricane!). In the event of operator cancellation, we will notify all guests in advance as soon as a decision to cancel has been made (extremely rare).
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for those under 8 years of age.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Kat W wrote a review 20 Nov
1 contribution
Our tour guide was the best part of the tour!!! The food was delicious and varied representing a nice cross section of southern cuisine, but the tour was top notch because of our tour guide, Monica. As a history major undergrad and an historical restoration grad, Monica was the
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Date of experience: November 2020
NicoleAE wrote a review 17 Nov
Salem, Massachusetts11 contributions7 helpful votes
My husband Bruce and I spent a most delightful late morning/early afternoon with Mimi, our tour guide. We had the best time finding new restaurants to sample and learning some incredible history about charleston too. We would HIGHLY recommend this enjoyable and
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Date of experience: November 2020
juliesch584 wrote a review 14 Nov
3 contributions
I especially appreciated the economic history insights that Dustin provided about the development of Charleston.
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Jeffrey S wrote a review 11 Nov
Alpharetta, Georgia, United States5 contributions
Monica was a great host. Good info on restaurants, food and city history. Food was excellent: Pork BBQ, greens, low country boil, oysters, crab soup and more, finished off with carrot cake. Very much worth the time and cost. Four of us enjoyed the whole experience (in a group of
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Date of experience: November 2020
Frankie J wrote a review 11 Nov
Greenville, North Carolina4 contributions
Our guide was awesome she knew a lot of history about Charleston and all about the restaurants we visited.Mimi was great!
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Date of experience: November 2020
About the operator

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By: Charleston Culinary Tours
Great tour and great price!!
A great tour for foodies with a bonus of a walking tour to get your appetite up before sitting down for a 8 course
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Add this to your to-do list for any food or history lover.
Great day in downtown Charleston. 6 people in our group and we all had a great time. I have lived in Charleston for
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Dessert with Death....
Very disappointed with the desserts. I feel there definitely could have been more effort put into the desserts and
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Charleston on Foot in search of Food!
The entire tour was amazing from the restaurants chosen, to the foods sampled, to the historical walking tour from
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Great Food, Great Tour
Just finished a 2.5 hour food tour with Amelia as our guide. She is a delight! Knowledgable about all things Char
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Historic Walking Tour
A wonderful tour with John, a knowledgeable and friendly guide! It was my first time to Charleston and I learned so
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Excellent Tour
We loved the food tour! The guide- Hoon Calhoun- was so knowledgeable and interactive. He made it so enjoyable ev
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Delicious tour😋
It was nice trying many local foods. Our tour guide was outstanding; she was knowledgeable and shared many great st
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What a HOOT with HOON!
Our last full day of adventures, our morning started with Hoon Calhoun's Chef's kitchen tour. If I had to use one
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Guilds Rocks!
Guilds Hollowell and the culinary tour was awesome! This was our first trip to Charleston and we simply asked Guil
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Poor experience
Met only one chef and saw only two kitchens. Information came from tour guide who was soft spoken and hard to hear
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Soooo much good food and fantastic tour guide!
Loved this tour! Our guide, Houn Calhoun - was an informative and interesting Charlestonian who had great stories
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Delicious and informative
the Food was amazing and our guide was funny and informative. I had a truly great time as our guide also pointed ou
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Fabulous Food in a Charming City
Our guide was Charleston native, Hoon Calhoun and he was a real delight. Funny, engaging and extremely knowledgeab
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Very lovely
Dustin, our tour guide, was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend taking the tour with him as t
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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