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Charleston Culinary Tours

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Address: Charleston, SC 29401
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Mon 17:30 - 19:00
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Thu - Sat 09:30 - 12:30
17:30 - 19:00
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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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US$ 60.00*
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Charleston's Upper King Street Culinary Tour

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Great way to discover area restaurants

We thoroughly enjoyed our culinary tour! Charley did a wonderful job sharing some interesting historical details of the Upper King Street area. She was knowledgeable with a good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We expected a wider view and tasting of the styles of food in Charleston. The first two stops were for barbecue varied sides and mains but still barbecue. The guide was very helpful in his knowledge of restaurants and chefs in the area made some good recommendations. Too bad the menu was so limited. There was plenty of food available.

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Acworth, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our culinary tour! Charley did a wonderful job sharing some interesting historical details of the Upper King Street area. She was knowledgeable with a good sense of humor. We visited four restaurants and had plenty of food to count as a meal. The restaurants were varied in the type of cuisine served and the final stop was... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mixology tour was fantastic and Glenn was top-notch! I'd strongly recommend your do this tour; I'll do this again and will also do the culinary tours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were just thrilled with our Upper King Street culinary tour with Hoon Calhoun!! While we initially thought the $60 price tag to be somewhat steep, we soon realized that our tour was priceless!! Hoon is a storyteller extraordinaire, and he brought the culinary history of Charleston to life for us! We really felt that we were THERE, could picture... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We signed up for this tour, and we were not disappointed! Our guide "Hoon" Calhoun, gave us a rich culinary history of Charleston, and took us to places where we sampled some of that great food! Time well spent, we were filled with delicious food, and also enjoyed the great stories Mr. Calhoun told us about this beautiful and historic... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first bit of advice concerning this walking Culinary Tour of Charleston: TAKE IT THE FIRST DAY YOU VISIT!! We took it the last day we were in Charleston and so regret not being able to go back and eat at some of the restaurants we visited. Our guide, Hoon Calhoun, dressed in yellow crocs, Bermuda shorts and floppy straw... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Save your $60 and go to dinner somewhere and book another tour. I knew when I booked this tour it would be great or a rip off. It tended to be close to the later. (especially for a family of 4) We started out on 12/30/16 at the HoM restaurant on King street. The food consisted of Fried Calamari, Pork... More 

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Guy H, Owner at Charleston Culinary Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We love getting feedback, both positive and negative, from our customers as it helps us to make adjustments and improve. I apologize that you did not enjoy your experience as we take customer satisfaction very seriously. The Dixie flatbread at HōM, which has pulled pork confit on top... More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hoon Calhoon gave an wonderful culinary tour! His passionate story telling was worth the price of admission! And BTW the food was amazing. We went to several small places on N. King that I wouldn't have 'found' left on our own. 3 x savory restaurants where we had 3 small tastes at each then finished off at a sweet shop.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this walking and eating tour. The food was delicious and plentiful and we enjoyed learning about the food scene in Charleston. This is a must do for Charleston visitors!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an incredible food tour with the largest portions of food at every stop ... Our guide was funny and informative and had set everything up so we could get an a cross taste of Charleston ... the tour is well worth the money ... DO NOT EAT before going on the afternoon culinary tour ... trust me!!! The... More 

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