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Everything is located here within a few blocks

Capitol Street, an easy walk from the riverfront, is a lively location. There are a few shops (many... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
Heart of downtown Charleston

Visiting Capitol Street is a must if in downtown Charleston; bars, restaurants, and shops abound... read more

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Capitol Street runs through the historic and scenic shopping and dining area of Charleston.
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Reviewed yesterday

Visiting Capitol Street is a must if in downtown Charleston; bars, restaurants, and shops abound here. Most are worth visiting on their own merits; having everything in a couple-block area makes for a very walkable evening or afternoon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove and parked across from Pies and Pints, but walked up and down. Taylors Books Cafe, Ellen's Ice Cream and Pies and Pints are highlights. Endless views of constant foot and auto traffic on a narrow two way street, downtown. I recommend walking down...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time browsing all the restaurants and stores on Capitol Street. If you haven't been here in a while, you need to come back. It is great! Plenty of variety and the food is great.

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Reviewed July 19, 2018

Capitol Street, an easy walk from the riverfront, is a lively location. There are a few shops (many were closed Sunday and Monday when we visited), many restaurants and the market. It was a fun way to spend a couple hours and we ate here...More

1  Thank MAP218218
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Plenty to eat and do. Pies and Pints, Adelphia and The Block are local restaurants serving adult beverages. Once done, be sure to visit Taylor Books which is an eclectic bookstore, coffee shop, theatre serving sandwiches and baked goods. Perfect place to hang out.

2  Thank WVUTom
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

From El a Gentlemans club to pizza, steak houses and beer dives Capitol STREET IS YOUR PLACE. Within walking distance of the kanawha river and many hotels and municipal buildings

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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

Disappointed. There were plenty of places to eat, but not much more. A few cool shops. We walk around for about an hour then left.

1  Thank April N
Reviewed June 11, 2018

We just visited this area on Saturday for the first time and were completely unfamiliar with the meters, but happy that they would take a credit card since we left our change at the hotel. There are apparently several different time ranges associated with the...More

2  Thank geismom
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Capitol Street was definitely our favorite of downtown Charleston! The shops, boutiques, restaurants and bars all had great fronts and facades. Each one was unique and we loved looking at the variety of architecture and ornamentation on the old buildings. We wandered up and down...More

Thank Rachelld66
Reviewed April 16, 2018

My spouse and I spent five hours walking about the city this early April from the downtown area to the historic east end and back again. As visitors to Charleston, we simply meandered. While Capitol Street is about 8 blocks long, it is the four...More

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Kim N
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Response from BookCentsBabe | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I believe all public places must be wheel chair accessible (I think it's a law there).
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Response from Coach T | Reviewed this property |
The street is yes but some of the restaurants may have a small step.
May 27, 2016|
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Response from Skip R | Reviewed this property |
I recommend calling the specific shop of interest to determine their schedule before going downtown. I am sure the eaterys will be open but since the "retail" shops are locally owned its highly possible they will be closed... More