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2012 Charleston Food Blogger Restaurant Awards

Here is our list of the best places and best restaurants in Charleston for 2012.

We can wait to taste 2013!


Best food: American

Downtown: Husk

West of the Ashley:  The Glass Onion

East of the Cooper:  Eurasia

The North area:  Cork Bistro


Best food: International

Downtown: CO

West of the Ashley: Red Orchid

East of the Cooper: Mi Xao

The North area: EVO Pizza

People’s Choice for Best Chef: Nate Whiting of Tristan

Best food: Non-restaurant

Downtown: Ted’s Butcher Block

West of the Ashley: Tomato Shed Cafe

East of the Cooper: boiled peanut trucks on Coleman and IOP connector

The North area: Marvin’s Seafood


Best food: New restaurant

Downtown: The Macintosh

West of the Ashley: Ms Rose’s

East of the Cooper:  The Shelter

The North area:  Fratello’s Italian Tavern


Best food: Local chain


Best food: Cheap eats

Downtown: Jestine’s Kitchen

West of the Ashley: Zia Taqueria

East of the Cooper: Johnny’s hot dog counter

The North area: Matt’s Old Fashioned Burgers and Chili


Best food: Hole in the Wall

Downtown: Dell’z Deli

West of the Ashley: The Lot

East of the Cooper: La Pizzeria

The North area: Marvin’s Seafood


Best Atmosphere

Downtown: Fleet Landing

West of the Ashley:  Fat Hen

East of the Cooper: Huck’s

The North area:  Cork Bistro


Best Cocktails or Bar

Downtown: The Cocktail Club or Gin Joint….A TIE!!!

West of the Ashley: The Roost

East of the Cooper: The Shelter

The North area:  Madra Rua



Places that need to improve their food:

Andolinis….same menu for toooo long

Juanita Greenbergs…..inconsistent food quality and below average nachos

Red’s Icehouse…..please stop frying everything


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