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Charleston Culinary Tours

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Address: Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-259-2966
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Mon 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Thu - Sat 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Charleston Culinary Tours combine the best of Charleston history, cocktails...

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. Four Tours Available:Charleston Culinary Tour, Chefs' Kitchen Tour, Farmer's Market Tour 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.

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What a Character!

Talk about someone who clearly loves what he does; Hoon Calhoun delivers a fun, fact filled culinary tour of upper King Street that should not be missed. He blends stories and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Barn1982
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Edison, New Jersey

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Edison, New Jersey
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Talk about someone who clearly loves what he does; Hoon Calhoun delivers a fun, fact filled culinary tour of upper King Street that should not be missed. He blends stories and facts while providing a real understanding of the incredible food scene in Charleston. He knows everyone and each place made our group feel welcome. We sampled more food than... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Victoria and I spent a solid week in lovely Charleston, this tour was the 'highlight'! We were met at the visitors center by the most intelligent and quite engaging man I've ever met in all my life, really. Hoon was funny, charming and had so many 'inside' Charleston stories, both food & history. While walking and talking us through upper... More 

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San Clemente, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the N. King St. Tour. Susan, our guide was terrific bur the restaurants selected were disappointing. Perhaps the better restaurants were too busy during restaurant week. Who knows, but this tour was not worth the $$ or the experience.

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Poquoson, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this tour incredible. Our guide, Hoon Calhoun, was enlightening, humorous and enjoyable. He provided outstanding insight into the history of food in Charleston and its impact on the city. His rapport with the chefs at the restaurants we visited revealed a long relationships with them and the culinary community. In fact, we learned more Charleston history than on... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Glenn our tour guide was great and knowledgeable of the culinary choices in the area however our actually tastings were weak. Wish he had taken us to some of the nearby restaurants he suggested eating at. First stop was a barbecue joint. Decent but nothing mind blowing. Smoked chicken wing, french fries, pulled pork, pork belly, and various sides. We... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour. It was a good sampling of some of the new cuisine in the city and also a lot of history as we travel between restaurants. We visited several restaurants that are on the cutting edge in Charleston and not typical of what you might think of as Charleston cuisine. Definitely enjoyed it.

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Freeport, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This is my first time trying out a culinary tour. I was not sure what to expect. Our guide gave us a quick overview on what we would be tasting and assured us that if we were still hungry by the end of the trip, she would buy us dinner. She also warned us that we might go over the... More 

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ELLICOTT CITY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We participated in the Upper King Street tour on a Saturday afternoon. Charley, our tour guide, was outgoing, enthusiastic and informative. She took us to four establishments, which of course can vary from tour to tour. Our meeting place, HoM, provided generous tasting samples including their calamari with with sun dried tomatoes and goat cheese, dixie flatbread with pimento cheese... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Great Culinary Tour for tourists and local alike. Glenn was informative and friendly. Would highly recommend.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

We greatly enjoyed our tour with Charley! She offered great history lessons and insights into Charleston. We also appreciated the enthusiasm of the restaurant folk and the fantastic food and libations. Go hungry and thirsty, and definitely go!!!!

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