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Charleston: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

Product ID: 143880
Explore this historic city with a local for an experience you won't forget. Savor Southern flavors at some of the city's best eateries.
About this activity
Duration: 3.3 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore a beautiful neighborhood outside the typical tourist route
  • Sample the cuisine that Charleston is known for such as She-Crab Soup
  • Enjoy 3 hours of famous Southern hospitality
Full description
On this secret food tour, you'll get to sample grits, fried oysters, fried green tomatoes and so much more. Charlestonians are extremely passionate about their local food, city, and its history. You'll get to learn all about the best southern foods and the unique culture behind them.

By booking this tour, you'll get to try delicious food all around the beautiful historic district of Charleston. Plus, you'll also be able to discover the best shops and restaurants, and learn many other great local tips to make your experience truly memorable.
Includes
  • A passionate and experienced local guide
  • Small groups of no more than 10 people
  • Amazing local cuisine
  • Insight into Lowcountry food
  • Interesting stories about Charleston culture and history
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

• Monday to Friday: Please meet outside the US Customs House, 200 East Bay Street • Saturdays: Please meet inside Washington Square Park, 80 Broad Street • Your guide will be there with an orange umbrella and a big smile

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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This food tour was very a great experience and fun. Amy, our tour guide, was very personable and very informative about the food, restaurants and history. The chicken wings.and coleslaw at the Smoky Barbecue on King Street was unbelievably delicious - Roland the Co-owner, gave us us great tips on cooking! I wish he would open up restaurant in DC area.

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18 May 2019

We loved the Food, History, and our guide Andrew!

We weren't sure what to expect when we signed up for this food tour, but boy were we surprised. Each of the food venues (Smoke BBQ, Virginia's on King, and Sixty Bull Café) were excellent and we enjoyed the best food of Charleston including smoked chicken wings, She Crab Soup, Pimento Cheese Spread, Flounder Po Boy Sandwich and Shrimp and Grits. Our Guide Andrew was knowledgeable, shared an abundance of the history of Charleston and guided us through many historic sites in Harleston Neighborhood, the College of Charleston, and sites on King Street. One of the best tours we have had in our travels in the US and Europe.

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3 May 2019

Overall, our experience was very positive and one that we would recommend to anyone interested in this type of activity. Our only negative comment is that at least one location, the restaurant we visited was not prepared to receive us and we had to wait 10 to 15 minutes. Other than that, our guide was very knowledgeable it was a great way to learn more about a city that we had not been to before.

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28 October 2018

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Product ID: 143880