There is no shortage of great restaurants in downtown Charleston, but McCrady’s gets rave reviews from diners and food critics alike. After you’ve finished checking out the Charleston City Market or shopping in the stores along King Street, head over to the French Quarter for an exclusive dining experience in this historic building.
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The 18th-century building that houses the restaurant was bought by local business owner and militiaman Edward McCrady in 1778. Over the years, it served as a tavern, banquet hall, performance space, warehouse, and print shop before being restored in the 1980s for its present use.
The Long Room, McCrady’s addition to the original tavern, was used to host a banquet for George Washington while he was visiting Charleston. The only five-diamond rated restaurant in South Carolina, McCrady’s serves a tasting menu that will please the palates of discerning diners. The meals are made in an open kitchen using locally sourced ingredients. Optional wine pairings and caviar supplements elevate the experience to a new level, and the elegant atmosphere is sure to impress everyone who walks through the doors. If you’re in a romantic mood, dinner at McCrady’s will set the tone for a night to remember in Charleston. Just a few short blocks from the Cooper River, its location is perfect for an after-dinner stroll along the promenade. McCrady’s is open for dinner from Wednesday to Sunday between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are highly encouraged.
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