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Chow Down Charleston Food Tours

Near Broad and Church Streets, Charleston, SC 29401
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Southern Snack Tour
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Eat like a local on our food tasting and historical walking tours of downtown Charleston, SC. We explore the heart of downtown, as well as smaller local neighborhoods off the beaten path. Our Local Flavors Tour enjoys 6 unique tasting locations while indulging in the rich history that only Charleston can offer. All food tastings are included on the tour - enough for a lunch meal for most guests. Our Southern Snack Tour ventures into the historic residential "South of Broad" district to uncover the culinary history of Charleston AND have a few snacks from amazing local artisans along the way. Advanced reservation is required as group sizes are limited. Chow-Down through Chucktown with us!
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Near Broad and Church Streets, Charleston, SC 29401
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"brown dog deli"
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"upper king"
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"food stops"
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"foodie tour"
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"gaulart maliclet"
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"moscow mule"
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"french restaurant"
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"pulled pork sandwich"
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"chocolate shop"
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"food culture"
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"great tour"
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"queen street"
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"rarebit"
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"downtown tour"
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"would highly recommend this tour"
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"local history"
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"wonderful history"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A wonderful tour. A great balance of food, walking, and history. Highly suggest this tour. The food stops were awesome with delicious food!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took the downtown tour in May. Overall it felt like a historic walking tour, not a food tour. To be fair they advertise the tour as “local food & rich History tour”. Out of 6 food stops, the sandwich at brown dog deli and...More

1  Thank 88ymsz
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

This was a wonderful tour. Reid was a fabulous tour guide - knowledgeable, interactive with a great sense of humor. It was very well executed and highlighted a wonderful collection of off the beaten path gems. All food was beyond delicious - never hungry and...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Very enjoyable tour of Charleston without being a “foodie”. Nicely balanced. Am I up to 100 characters yet?

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Reviewed April 25, 2018

Charleston is such a foodie town. What better way to get a sampling than to do a walking food tour. And Chow Down Charleston was perfect!! Reed is such a great host! Not only did he take us to 6 great little off-the-beaten-path places, but...More

2  Thank MCK Traveler
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

I would definitely recommend this tour! It was the perfect way to get introduced to downtown Charleston and the cuisine. Our plane landed at 8:30 in the morning we grabbed our luggage and rental car and made it to the parking garage with a half...More

1  Thank lamblake
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

My daughter and I were in Charleston visiting for four days. One of the our afternoons was spent with Reed and Chow Down Charleston Food Tours. I have had the opportunity to experience several food tours in other destinations that I have traveled to and...More

2  Thank Karlene W
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

My husband and I were in town for a weekend birthday celebration. Neither of us had been to Charleston before. Reid did an excellent job leading the tour that combined the wonderful food of Charleston and as well as its rich history. The highlight for...More

Thank Cindy H
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Reid was a great tour guide. We were able to try great local food but also learn about the history of Charleston as well. My friend and I loved the first stop, the Brown Dog Deli and had to go back the next day! All...More

1  Thank allisonnortham
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

This tour was definitely one of the highlights of our week long visit to Charleston. Reed was our tour guide and he was amazing. He was not only knowledgeable of the areas history, but his culinary background provided a very enjoyable explanation of each dish...More

Thank Bearman22
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Lovel V
April 30, 2018|
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Response from travelsnearandfar | Reviewed this property |
Check their website. That’s how we made our reservation.
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appgrad88
January 31, 2017|
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Response from Jessica S | Property representative |
Hi there! Sorry for the delayed response, but no, we do not consider our tour route wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately, many restaurants have a step or two into their front doors, and wheelchairs do not fit through a few... More
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Spiffire
June 3, 2016|
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Response from Maureen G | Reviewed this property |
It is definitely not a sample tour. The portions at each stop are a good size and by the end of the tour you will most certainly be satisfied. Hope this helps :)
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