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Charleston's Upper King Street Culinary Tour

Charleston, United States

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Get to know Charleston through its food on this walking tour of Upper King Street. Meet with culinary innovators and learn about their edgy and creative styles that have turned this once off-the-beaten-path area into a lively destination for food lovers. Along the way, sample dishes at local restaurants and eateries.
  • Charleston culinary walking tour
  • Savor southern flavors on this small group tour
  • Enjoy personalized attention from your local guide
  • Transportation included
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City-certified guide
Alcoholic/Specialty drinks (available for individual purchase at most locations)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Visitors Center / Charleston Museum, Charleston, SC 29403, USA

Departure Time

4:00 PM

Return Details

King Street, King St, Charleston, SC, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive 15-Minutes prior to departure.
  • Dietary restrictions must be communicated directly to Charleston Culinary Tours at least *36 hours* before your scheduled tour or restrictions cannot 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 may not be 1-for-1 with regular tour offerings.
  • We craft our tours to represent the unique aspects of each venue and neighborhood. Unfortunately, there isn’t always a “next best” option that also meets a special dietary need. Since we have your health, taste buds, and overall experience in mind, we truly appreciate your understanding on this issue.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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!), we will notify all guests of cancellations in advance.
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years.
  • Not recommended for children under 8 years old.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Charleston Culinary Tours

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  • 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.

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What is the maximum group size during Charleston's Upper King Street Culinary Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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  • "It costs extra for beer or wine but well worth it." See review


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Hooked after our 1st One
, Jan 2021
We were blow away at the food we got to sample!! This was our first time doing a food tour but it certainly will not be our last. We were just a couple and we were pair up with a family of teens, parents & grandparents. They made us feel like part of their family. It was great. Our guide was the absolute best!!! She was so knowledgeable of the town's history and the food. She had such a great demeanor and personality. Thank you so much for such a memorable time!!!
Great exposure to eats you might not find on your own.
, Mar 2020
What a great tour. Mimi was a HOOT! We went to 4 different restaurants - they change based on group size and restaurant availability. One of them is always a dessert. We walked about 10 blocks total, but had a least 20 minutes rest in each restaurant. We have been on more than a dozen food tours and this one ranks right up there with those we most enjoyed.
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Personal stories
, Feb 2020
Giles was fantastic. Enjoyed the food stops and the personal stories he shared with our group. Great restaurants and enjoyed the tour
Very interactive and enjoyable experience
, Nov 2019
We wanted to make plans in Charleston to do things we had not done before. This tour is so good. Our guide Susan was very fun and interactive. She made us feel very comfortable with others. We enjoyed great food and were so full by the end of the tour. I would highly recommend this tour.
Taste the Great Foods of Charleston
, Jan 2019
Excellent tour and amazing food. Our guide Cotton was great funny and informative. All of the restaurants treated us to wonderful tastes of the new modern Charleston food.
Lots of great food
, Nov 2018
This was our first foodie tour in Charleston. Four restaurants serving 15 items. More food than we needed. We had some great vegetarian options too. We especially liked the veggie flat bread at HoM and the mussels and bread at 39 Rue de Jean.
So Much Food!
Deirdre D
, Aug 2018
This tour was very fun. We visited 3 very different restaurants and an ice cream shop for dessert. Food was very good and we learned about the origin of the food and interesting tidbits about the chefs and restaurants. Our guide, Charlie (sp?), was enthusiastic and showed us some historic sites along the route to each new restaurant. She was very dynamic and knowledgeable. Each site offered at least 3 courses/options plus we could order wine/beer at each stop.Show up hungry because you will leave with a full stomach!
Come hungry because you will leave...
Deirdre D
, Aug 2018
Come hungry because you will leave full. We visited 3 restaurants and a gourmet ice cream shop on Upper King Street. Each stop had delicious food - about 3-4 distinct offerings at each stop. Our guide, Charlie sp, was energetic and very knowledgeable about the history of the food as well as sites on the way to each restaurant. Food varied from hamburgers, to French cuisine, to BBQ. very yummy! It costs extra for beer or wine but well worth it.
The best tour!
, Aug 2018
This tour is awesome! Mimi our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us history on everything. So it’s like having a history and culinary tour. We tried restaurants we wouldn’t have known about and different areas of Charleston. I highly recommend this tour it’s awsome. -Danielle ( Texas)
Do not leave Charleston without...
Michelle C
, May 2018
Do not leave Charleston without doing this tour! King Street is known for it's culinary flavors! It's actually top 10 in the nation for it's restaurants. Just on the small strip of Upper King Street, you'll find James Beard award-winning chefs cooking up delectable dishes. On our tour, we visited spots, including probably the best mussels I've ever tasted and a brand-new pop-up restaurant serving up Polynesian and Asian inspired dishes, and best of all, they only open up the restaurants for our group! Our tour guide, Guiles, was full of beautiful history of the town and the culture. It's through this tour that we found the restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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