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Upper King Street Charleston Food Tour

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Upper King Street Charleston Food Tour
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

With cobblestone streets, steepled skylines, and pastel antebellum houses, it’s a wonder Charleston, South Carolina, is known for something else: its food. On this tour, you’ll experience Upper King Street, the heart of this culinary hotspot. Across four trailblazing restaurants, taste—and see—how this historic city has become one of the hottest dining spots in America.
  • Easy meetup at the Charleston Visitor Center
  • Your guide provides fresh insight on Charleston's New South cuisine
  • Taste four restaurants across Cannonborough, Elliotborough, or Radcliffeborough
  • With a maximum of 8 travelers, you'll get a more personalized foodie experience
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City-certified guide
Lunch
Alcoholic/Specialty drinks (available for individual purchase at most locations)
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Visitors Center , Charleston, SC 29403, USA

Meet inside the Visitor Center (375 Meeting Street)

3:00 PM
King Street , King St, Charleston, SC, USA

End points vary from tour to tour. All tours end within a few blocks of starting point.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive 15-Minutes prior to departure.
  • Vegan, dairy/lactose, & soy restrictions cannot be adequately accommodated. Guests with multiple allergies should contact Charleston Culinary Tours prior to booking to confirm accommodation.
  • We cannot assume responsibility for those with severe allergies.
  • We make every effort to provide a full meal for all guests, however, substitutions may not be 1-for-1 with regular tour offerings.
  • We craft our tours to represent the unique aspects of each venue and neighborhood. Unfortunately, there isn’t always a “next best” option that also meets a special dietary need. Since we have your health, taste buds, and overall experience in mind, we truly appreciate your understanding on this issue.
  • We recommend weather-appropriate attire and comfortable walking shoes.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Tours operate rain or shine, hot or cold. In the rare cases of EXTREME weather (e.g. Hurricane!), we will notify all guests of cancellations in advance, as soon as a decision has been made.
  • Not recommended for children under 8 years old.
  • DIETARY RESTRICTIONS must be communicated directly to Charleston Culinary Tours at least *36 hours* before your scheduled tour or restrictions cannot be accommodated.
  • Not recommended for travelers with severe dietary needs
  • DIETARY RESTRICTIONS must be communicated in advance directly to Charleston Culinary Tours
  • DIETARY RESTRICTIONS cannot be accommodated without advance notice (at least 24 hours prior to tour time)
  • Vegan, dairy, or soy restrictions cannot be accommodated
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Charleston Culinary Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Upper King Street Charleston Food Tour?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
See all safety measures taken by Upper King Street Charleston Food Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during Upper King Street Charleston Food Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Upper King Street Charleston Food Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Upper King Street Charleston Food Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Upper King Street Charleston Food Tour.

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star-5
The Culinary tour was a...
Renee_M
, Aug. 2022
The Culinary tour was a great experience. Summer was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Charleston. Each restaurant was amazing! Thank you so much for the experience!!
star-5
Terrific Tour!!!
Courtney_Z
, Jul. 2022
The food was delicious!!! Our tour guide was great and so knowledgeable! We enjoyed learning about the history of the city while trying different food and places!
star-5
Fabulous tour !!! Food...
suzanne_b
, Jul. 2022
Fabulous tour !!! Food was great and guide was very knowledgeable A must do in Charleston !! Will do again
star-5
Amazing
Debbie_D
, Jun. 2022
New to us restaurants, great food, new friends and a amazing time. Our guide was a born and raised local girl sharing her Charleston. It was great. We would do it again
star-5
A Must Do
Linda_L
, Jun. 2022
Our tour guide, Sommer was excellent and all the restaurants were terrific. We were very full when finished!! Had a great time.
star-5
This was a wonderful...
Penny_C
, Jun. 2022
This was a wonderful tour! Had amazing delicious food and learned many this about the history of Charleston.
star-5
Great time with new friends!
Paul_S
, Apr. 2022
We had a blast with a group of three. As someone allergic to shellfish, I was a little worried. They had alternatives because I mentioned this when I booked the tour. Great time. Minimal walking. Lots of eating and drinking.
star-4
Tour was great. The wine...
Meghan_K
, Apr. 2022
Tour was great. The wine bar was a bust. Could have skipped that entirely for a different place. And the whole waffle would have been the best end to the tour, not just a taste
star-5
Mimi gave us historical...
Darian_M
, Jan. 2022
Mimi gave us historical context for the food we were eating and showed how the history of Charleston came through in each dish. Interesting and delicious!
star-5
Satisfying amount of...
Joseph_G
, Dec. 2021
Satisfying amount of food. Great discussions. Learned a lot about history of the South. Charleston in recovery.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
King street food tour
Jeff_C
, Oct. 2021
Great tour! History about the area and the different influences on and evolution of the restaurants and area food in general. Loved it!
star-4
Foodies’ fun
Betsy_L
, Sep. 2021
Our guide Susan was pleasant, informative and engaging. The food at Poogan’s Smokehouse was really good, 5 Church was a beautiful space and the food delicious. The program needs to find an alternative to The Oyster House as the food wasn’t good, the wait staff was not good and the place smells.
2 travellers found this review helpful
star-5
Mimi is an awesome guide with a deep knowledge of Charleston. Food was great and we hope to do more tours soon.
Susan_B
, Aug. 2021
Mimi is an awesome guide with a deep knowledge of Charleston. Food was great and we hope to do more tours soon.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
So worth it!
AMBER_C
, Aug. 2021
This tour is definitely worth every bit of what you pay. The tour guide is fantastic, the small group makes conversation fun, and you definitely will not leave hungry! Fantastic food, great variety and fun to try!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-4
Definitely Worthy
John_P
, Jun. 2021
Vacation time is always limited so we all want to maximize it. This culinary walking tour is worthy of your consideration when visiting Charleston. Our guide was Summer. She was very knowledgeable but wasn’t overbearing. The restaurants were all solid and the food samples were nice. See definitely visited a few places that weren’t on our restaurant radar.
star-5
Our guide, Mimi, was...
Lisa_T
, Mar. 2021
Our guide, Mimi, was very knowledgeable and shared stories about Charleston. We visited some restaurants that my group had not been to. Very good food, drinks and company. We had a very fun group.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Lovely tour!
Ashley_A
, Mar. 2021
Great tour! We enjoyed it so much. Small group was nice and food was delicious! Definitely recommend. Also got a nice bit of history along with it which was an added bonus!
star-5
Hooked after our 1st One
Mark_S
, Jan. 2021
We were blow away at the food we got to sample!! This was our first time doing a food tour but it certainly will not be our last. We were just a couple and we were pair up with a family of teens, parents & grandparents. They made us feel like part of their family. It was great. Our guide was the absolute best!!! She was so knowledgeable of the town's history and the food. She had such a great demeanor and personality. Thank you so much for such a memorable time!!!
star-5
Great exposure to eats you might not find on your own.
Laura_H
, Mar. 2020
What a great tour. Mimi was a HOOT! We went to 4 different restaurants - they change based on group size and restaurant availability. One of them is always a dessert. We walked about 10 blocks total, but had a least 20 minutes rest in each restaurant. We have been on more than a dozen food tours and this one ranks right up there with those we most enjoyed.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Personal stories
Barbara_F
, Feb. 2020
Giles was fantastic. Enjoyed the food stops and the personal stories he shared with our group. Great restaurants and enjoyed the tour

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