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Charleston Culinary Tours

161 1/2 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401
843-259-2966
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Ranked #16 of 162 activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Bronx, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Always do things great for my bday and this did not disappoint! I had a gift card but next time (yes there will be a next time) I'll happily pay my money! And bringing friends next time! Good work!

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Mount Pleasant
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

So now I've reviewed and enjoyed the Upper King tour with Guilds Hollowell four (yes 4 ) times and never tire of it. The restaurants, the chefs, the company, Charleston! are all fabulous. Guilds makes it a pleasure and is full of wonderful information about the area (his home), the people, the food, the chefs and his growing up in... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We did the "Downtown Culinary Tour" with two teenage boys and had a great time. Glen, our tour guide, was very laid back and insightful of the Charleston culinary scene. He seemed honest and "un-scripted." He even would give recommendations of restaurants not participating in the tour and ones to avoid--quite helpful! A variety of foods, eight plates at three... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Thanks for the great tour. Go on your first day so you know the best places to go for the rest of your trip.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My wife and I did the Farmer's Market tour and it was a great experience. The tour guide did a great job of blending a little Charleston History while also letting you know which restaurants to enjoy and some to avoid. The chefs prepared an incredible 6-7 course lunch with all the ingredients we picked up at the farmers market.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Glenn was a great tour guide and the chefs were marvelous! It was a very personalized experience. The Farmer's Market was quaint and very beautiful.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We went on the downtown tour with my siblings and my 79 year old mother (in a wheelchair). We all really enjoyed the tour. We do regret not going on the front of the trip as he gave us great recommendations for restaurants that we didn't have time to try. We had a great variety of food. There was one... More

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband, our 10 month old daughter, my husbands uncle and I were vacationing on folly beach. I have always wanted to try a culinary tour and was able to talk the guys into going. I was worried the tour would not impress them. Boy was I happily wrong. The food was incredible. We ate food that we have never... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our tour guide was Glenn, and he really made this tour worth it. We expected the food to be great. We didn't expect to get such a great lesson on history on both the food and the city. Glenn even went the extra mile and after our third stop he felt bad that we weren't finishing on dessert, so he... More

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Canton, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband & I came here to celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary & decided to splurge and take this tour since we both love unique, local places. Our guide, Glenn was very informative, knowledgable about Charleston cuisine & was very friendly. Now the only problem is finding the time to go to all these great restaurants. The food was delicious... More

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