1. Circa 1886 Restaurant
- Address: No 149 Wentworth Street Behind the Wentworth Mansion, Charleston, SC 29401
- Phone: +1 843-853-7828
Tucked within the original carriage house of the Wentworth Mansion, Circa 1886 evokes the romance and old-world charm of historic downtown Charleston. Look beyond its original pine floors and charming architectural details and discover an unexpectedly modern take on the city’s classic Lowcountry cuisine. Circa 1886 regularly ranks among the finest restaurants in downtown Charleston SC. In 2019 Executive Chef Marc Collins launched a unique menu concept that takes guests on a journey through the belly of South Carolina Foodways from its humble beginnings, multinational influences and what that means for modern day cuisine fused together from this rich history. From dishes like Broken Arrow Axis Venison with sunchoke hash and sunflower seed butter to Piedmontese Oxtail with conch fritter and mustard greens, the flavors come together to tell a beautiful story.
- Address: No 630 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-4828
- Phone: +1 843-577-5393
Barsa is a multi-regional Spanish-inspired tapas restaurant located on Upper King Street in the Elliotborough of downtown Charleston. This restaurant opened doors at the start of 2011, and have had the privilege of seeing little neighborhood change and grow. Barsa is the third venture from Drazen Romic after his daughter’s namesake, Lana, on Cannon Street and Cafe Lana on Cumberland Street. While they are committed to stay true to the authenticity of Spanish traditions and techniques, they incorporate their own Southern inflection sourcing local ingredients when possible. Their small plates are designed to be shared amongst friends and family in a convivial yet cozy atmosphere. Business hours: 4pm - 10pm (Tue -Thu), 12Noon - 10pm (Sat - Sun).
- Address: No 226 6th St, Augusta, GA 30901-1416
- Phone: +1 706-722-7756
Hildebrandts is a family-owned, German-inspired Delicatessen with a heaping helping of Southern Hospitality. They have character. They have style. Their wares and fare have been time-tested and Augusta-approved since 1879, when Nicholas Hildebrandt founded the store as a local grocery. The sandwiches are designed to fill you up, not overwhelm with too much bread; however, if you are incredibly hungry, just ask and they’ll gladly add more meat for an additional fee. You can come to the restaurant from 11:00 to 14:30 (Mon - Sat).
4. Augsburg Haus
- Address: No Washington Road, Evans, GA 30809
- Phone: +1 706-667-8181
Authentic, made from scratch German food is what you will find at Augsburg Haus. All the key ingredients that go into the amazing food are imported directly from Augsburg Germany. Augsburg Haus is located at Liberty Square Shopping Center on Washington Road in Evans, Georgia. Adolf Hermann, owner and chef, has been serving up the best German food at one of the most popular places to eat in the Central Savannah River Area area since 2004. Starting from humble beginnings, Adolf grew up living in Augsburg Germany. He started from a young age working with his mother cooking for their large family. This experience cooking with his mother, honed his skills cooking in the Bavarian style. Now Adolf still enjoys bringing his mother’s Bavarian style cooking to the people he serves in the CSRA and invites anyone with a passion for food or a curiosity for fine foreign cuisine to try it for themselves. The restaurant will be open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm (Wed - Sat), and from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm (Sun).
5. Miller's Bread Basket
- Address: No 483 Main St, Blackville, SC 29817-2301
- Phone: +1 803-284-3117
Miller's Bread Basket began operation in 1987 as a family owned/operated restaurant serving home-cooked Amish-Mennonite style foods. Over the years as the children got married, had children & some moved away, the restaurant was operated by it's founders and continued to serve the same type of food it was known for. They strive to always serve the best food and provide a friendly atmosphere for you and your family to enjoy. Imagine coming to Miller's Bread Basket and having a healthy, home-cooked dinner ready for you and your family. No racing to the grocery store. No messy kitchen to clean up. Just a delicious meal.
6. Edmund's Oast Brewing Co.
- Address: No 1505 King Street Ext, Charleston, SC 29405-9442
- Phone: +1 843-718-3224
Edmund’s Oast is a restaurant like no other, because it’s so much more - a unique combination of brewery, seasonally-focused kitchen, and encyclopedic bar program. Scott Shor had the vision to bring these often-singular pursuits under one roof without sacrificing an inch of quality among them. The restaurant offers an elevated but approachable menu, providing guests a warm and exciting dining experience. Executive Chef Bob Cook’s distinctively dynamic menu includes bar snacks, house made charcuterie, small plates, heartier entrees, and classic desserts with a contemporary spin. The food is authentic without pretension, delivering an extraordinary dining experience inspired by the beverages featured on the menu. The restaurant will be open from 11:00 to 22:00.
7. Villa Europa
- Address: No 3044 Deans Bridge Rd, Augusta, GA 30906-2970
- Phone: +1 706-798-6211
Villa Europa continually strives to reevaluate their food, service, and atmosphere concepts, and puts them in tune with modern trends, without compromising Gemütlichkeit. With a long and solid food experience background in the same location, the Villa Europa team has pledged to carry on the founder's motto for quality and value. They continually strive to reevaluate their food, service, and atmosphere concepts, and put them in tune with modern trends, without compromising Gemütlichkeit. They are proud to be able to name the hard working staff and loyal customers as friends, the formula for Villa Europa's success.
8. Nick's German Kitchen
- Address: No 1150 Hungryneck Blvd Suite E, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-3484
- Phone: +1 843-535-9565
German food with a modern twist… that is Nick’s German Kitchen! Restaurateurs Nick & Kelly have been serving their German favorites since 2004 when they opened up their boutique restaurant “Mezzo” in Darmstadt Germany, a combination of German & Italian cuisine served in an intimate upscale location. Serving an upbeat blend of European specialties with a heavy emphasis on German and Italian, Mezzo found many followers in the greater Charleston area. Featuring scratch-made German specialties like Schnitzel, Spaetzle and more, Nick’s German Kitchen offers an authentic German kitchen infused with a modern vibe. Flavorful, fresh and appealing, Nick’s German will make you rethink everything you think you know about German food! Hours of operation are: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Tue - Thu), 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Fri - Sat).
9. 82 Queen
- Address: No 82 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401-2220
- Phone: +1 843-723-7591
82 Queen is a pioneer in refined Lowcountry Cuisine. Feeling that there was a portion of Charleston’s culinary heritage that was being overlooked, 82 Queen’s original menu featured dishes influenced by the African, French, Caribbean and Anglo-Saxon tastes which permeated the area. 82 Queen’s fusion of these culturally diverse flavors led to the rise of a culinary genre that had been previously undefined – and is now referred to as “Lowcountry Cuisine”. As the years rolled on, 82 Queen adapted and has remained a powerhouse in Charleston's culinary community. Business hours: Mon - Fri, Lunch: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Sat - Sun, Brunch: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm, Dinner Daily: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm.
10. Bay Street Biergarten
- Address: No 549 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29403-6338
- Phone: +1 843-266-2437
Bay Street Biergarten is located at 549 East Bay Street on the Charleston Peninsula in the historic neighborhood of Wraggborough. Featuring beautiful high ceilings, large communal tables and German-influenced, high-end bar fare, it’s as close as you can get to an authentic Munich beer hall in the South. Once called the Wilmington Railroad Depot, the 7,500 square foot building was violently destroyed during the Civil War. While the Biergarten represents the future of Charleston’s booming food and beverage industry, it is inextricably also tied to Charleston’s history. You can come and experience from 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM (Wed - Sun).
Hopefully with the above suggestions, you will find yourself a reliable place to enjoy and immerse yourself in the German-style space and be served in the most thoughtful way!