Charleston Just Ranked As The #2 Best Food Destination in America


Are you on the hunt for your next culinary adventure? Look no further than Charleston, South Carolina! Recently crowned as the nation’s second-best city for food enthusiasts, Charleston is a gastronomic paradise that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds. This accolade, announced on Tuesday, Jan. 9, celebrates Charleston’s rich array of irresistible dining options that have left visitors craving for more.

Tripadvisor’s latest rankings, which focus on the quality and quantity of user reviews over the past year, place Charleston at the forefront of culinary excellence. The city was evaluated across various categories, including emerging hotspots and most-loved travel destinations.

The report describes our city as follows:

“Historic Charleston is bursting with Southern charm and hospitality. The city feels a bit like it’s suspended in time, thanks to its antebellum architecture and surrounding plantation landscapes. Take in incredible views of the Battery and the French Quarter as you stroll the Waterfront Park, then become inspired by the cultivated beauty of the gardens at Middleton Place. At night, try a ghost tour for an introduction to the spooky side of the city.”

As South Carolina’s sole representative in the “Travelers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best Destinations,” Charleston isn’t just about great food. It’s a city where nightlife thrives and cultural experiences abound. From ghost tours to historical journeys, there’s an endless array of activities to complement your dining experience. The city’s inclusion in the food category is a testament to its diverse and highly-praised restaurant scene, boasting over 400 dining listings on Tripadvisor.

So, if you’re a food lover looking for an unforgettable experience, Charleston’s vibrant culinary scene is waiting to welcome you with open arms and delicious dishes!