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Charleston Culinary Tours

161 1/2 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401
843-259-2966
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Ranked #19 of 158 activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours, Walking tours
Owner description: Charleston Culinary Tours combine the best of Charleston history, cocktails and food with unique tours that highlight the Lowcountry. Each Charleston... more » Owner description: Charleston Culinary Tours combine the best of Charleston history, cocktails and food with unique tours that highlight the Lowcountry. Each Charleston Culinary Tour visits several different restaurants, bars or the Farmer's Market to combine elements of a historical tour with a culinary adventure. The food and drinks on the tours are chosen by various restaurant and bar partners and feature an array of eclectic dishes and concoctions that provide insight into Charleston's cuisine and cocktail scene. On each tour, you will not only have an opportunity to sample some of the Lowcountry's finest offerings, but also to meet the owners, chefs and mixologists behind Charleston's impressive culinary and bar innovations. Five Tours Available:Historic Downtown, Upper King Street, Chefs' Kitchen, The Farmer's Market and Mixology Tour. As most tours sell out, all reservations are required in advance. Groups need to be booked at least three days prior to tour. Each tour is limited in size. Charleston Culinary Tours are held rain or shine. « less
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La Mesa, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Our guide was warm, funny and informative. Met some great people and enjoyed 8 courses of delectable southern fare from She Crab Bisque to Shrimp and Grits. Highly recommended!!

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nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I teach cooking classes so am picky about my food. Giles did an outstanding job of pairing the history of the Upper King area with restaurants I would not have found on my own. All the food was delicious. One of the highlights was he actually had a key to unlock the gates on a cemetery and we got to... More

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Virginia
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14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My husband's company annually arranges for a tour in Charleston for the spouses. Typically, we've toured a historic house, which are quite lovely. This tour was out of the ordinary in that respect, but it was the BEST tour we've had in the 15 years I've been coming to Charleston. Highly recommend it for many reasons: Hoon Calhoun, our tour... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Who would think that a kitchen tour would have so many dimensions? The tour led by Hoon Calhoun was such a treat! He has a depth and breadth of knowledge about Charleston and life in the south, as he should since his family has been here since the 1600s! His stories are amusing, touching and quite funny - this is... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Hoon Calhoun gave us an amazing glimpse into the Charleston restaurant scene and gastronomic history. We live here but had no idea of the richness. Thank you!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Well what a wonderful surprise this was! Our guide, Hal Calhoun was larger than life and full of of interesting information about Charleston. He was very entertaining and very knowledgeable.It was a Chef's Kitchen Tour . We visited a very special Doughnut cafe,and met chefs from three restaurants finishing off with a light lunch at the last one. thoroughly enjoyable... More

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New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We purchased a group on for the Kitchen tour and it was everything we expected and MORE! We just fell in love with our guide "Hoon" Calhoun and will be asking to be on his tour in the future. We brought our family who was in town to visit us along and we can report we all had such a... More

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Bluffton, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This was my second experience on the Upper King tour. Giles faced a daunting issue since it was Bridge Run day and the city was socked with something like an additional 250,000 folks. But he prevailed and gave us a great experience. Added bonuses (in addition to the awesome food and history lessons) was a tour by a chef of... More

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Marysville, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Glen was our tour guide and we had a excellent time. I would recommend this tour completely. Food and history lesson great.

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Argyle, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Did the Upper King Street tour with Charlie. The website recommends this tour if your already familiar with Charleston because it covers the newly renovated area off of upper King. The tour was informative and well-paced, and we tried some dishes such as Mussels that we never had before. It's a good tour to explore a new, up and coming... More

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